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Facebook Bans Mother for Posting Photos of Baby with Birth Defects

Tuesday, May 22nd, 2012

A Tennessee mother has reportedly been banned from Facebook after she posted photos of her baby, who was born with rare neural tube birth defect in which a baby is born without parts of the brain and skull.  WMC-TV, a Tennessee news station, reports on Grayson James Walker, who was born in February of this year and died just 8 hours after being born:

Heather Walker recently posted pictures of Grayson without his hat on.

“Not long after, Facebook deleted them because of the content” she said.  “They allow people to post almost nude pictures of themselves, profanity, and so many other things but I’m not allowed to share a picture of God’s beautiful creation.”

Walker and her Facebook friends decided to re-post baby Grayon’s photos in protest, and the mother is now on a 24-hour ban from the social networking website.

Click here for an update to this story: Facebook Apologizes to Mother for Photo Removal

Image: Facebook, via 1000 Words / Shutterstock.com

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