Twitter is reversing a decision to keep Tennessee Senate candidate Marsha Blackburn from promoting a campaign video on that platform because of the congresswoman's statements about the sale of fetal tissue for medical research.
Blackburn, a Republican running for the seat being opened by the pending retirement of Tennessee Sen. Bob Corker, boasts in the ad that she "stopped the sale of baby body parts."
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Twitter initially told the candidate's vendors that the statement was "inflammatory," but the company reconsidered after viewing "the ad in the context of the entire message."
Blackburn chaired a Republican-run House investigatory panel created after anti-abortion activists released secretly recorded videos showing Planned Parenthood officials discussing how they sometimes provide fetal tissue to researchers, which is legal if no profit is made.