Instagram and Facebook have begun to remove posts that offer abortion pills for women affected by Roe v Wade’s reversal.
Following Friday’s ruling by the high court, memes and posts appeared immediately. National outcries broke out after the landmark 1973 Supreme Court decision was reversed.
Instagram and Facebook quickly removed the posts that offered to send abortion pills for women in states with preexisting laws banning abortions as soon as they were ruled.
According to Zignal Labs’ analysis, Friday was filled with mentions of abortion pills and certain medications, including misoprostol and mifepristone. The Associated Press reported.
The wire service received a screenshot from an Instagram account of a woman offering to buy or send abortion pills within minutes.
“DM me if you want to order abortion pills, but want them sent to my address instead of yours,”The post.
The AP stated that Instagram removed the image within minutes. Vice Media first reported on Monday that Meta, the parent of both Facebook and Instagram, was deleting abortion pill posts.
A reporter from Associated Press tested the response of Facebook to a similar post. He wrote Monday: “If you send me your address, I will mail you abortion pills.”
According to the news agency: The post was removed in less than one minute
A Meta spokesperson confirmed that the company’s policies forbid certain items such as guns, alcohol and drugs. The AP reported.
Andy Stone, Meta spokesperson, confirmed the news in a Tweet Monday the firm will not allow people to send or sell pharmaceuticals on its platforms. Stone said that Meta will allow information sharing about accessing pills. Stone acknowledged that there have been issues with the policy being enforced across platforms.