Conservative Party spokesman, Lyle Shelton, has expressed disappointment that Twitter temporarily censored two of his pro-life tweets last night.
“Actor and author Rhys Muldoon engaged me on Twitter and we exchanged tweets in a clear but respectful manner,” Mr Shelton said.
“However, my tweets were later deemed ‘potentially sensitive’ by Twitter and taken down for a period of time.”
“Kathy Clubb (mentioned in the Tweets, reproduced below) is actually a hero, not a criminal, because her gentle and respectful work outside abortion clinics over 20 years has saved the lives of hundreds of babies,” Mr Shelton said.
Her case is now going all the way to the High Court.
Mr Shelton’s tweets also referenced the coercion of women by men to have abortions, as evidenced last year when NRL footballers Bryce Cartwright and Tim Simona were caught out forcing their girlfriends to kill their babies.
“In both cases there was a dead baby and grieving mother. We should be allowed to discuss this on Twitter without censorship,” Mr Shelton said.
“Thanks to the NSW Nationals, who worked with the Greens to undermine freedom of political communication, it has been a bad week for free speech.”