Pro-abortion lawmakers want Google to remove more pregnancy center ads


Lawmakers and abortion advocates are working to ensure that search engine results prevent abortion-vulnerable women from finding results for Pregnancy Centers (PRCs) when they seek information about abortion. abortion. Despite ongoing attacks by abortion advocates on pregnancy clinics, pregnancy clinics offer women the help that abortion clinics will not. Abortion centers do very little to provide vulnerable and desperate women with options other than a simple abortion. Pregnancy Resource Centers, on the other hand, provide women with many services, including medical care, housing, educational assistance, access to material goods, and more.

Earlier this week, Ms Magazine complained that people searching for “abortion services near me” will see ads for pregnancy resource centers in search results. In 2019, Google implemented a policy that ads for pregnancy centers included a disclaimer that “does not offer abortions.” Still, that’s not good enough for Ms. Magazine, who interviewed Plan C, an abortion pill profiteer, about the company’s efforts to force Google to further hide pro-life results from women.

“We’ve noticed for some time that disclaimers don’t always appear when it comes to ads,” Martha Dimitratou, social media manager for Plan C, told Ms Magazine. “We’ve been in communication with Google for maybe a year now.”

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Google told Plan C that this was just a technical issue that they were working on fixing. “A Google engineer worked on it to make sure it now appears more consistently, Dimitratou said. “At the moment, we are seeing flags appearing correctly on all ads in different browsers, including Firefox, Chrome and Safari. … It doesn’t just have to do with how the ads are constructed, but also with the Destination URL, i.e. the website you are trying to direct traffic to, if either is related in any way to abortion, it will be flagged .

Even all of that, including removing ads for abortion pill reversal, isn’t good enough for Plan C. “Of course, there’s so much more to do,” Dimitratou said. “Our goal is to try to ensure that not only advertisements but all content created by CPCs is flagged because it is misleading and deceptive advertising. They use our language and visuals a lot. They pretend to be something they are not.

The abortion profiteer’s next step has been to enlist pro-abortion lawmakers, who are now pressuring Google to further hide results from pregnancy resource centers. Senator Mark Warner and Representative Elissa Slotkin wrote a joint letter to Alphabet, Google’s parent company, demanding action be taken. It was co-signed by more pro-abortion politicians, including Sen. Dianne Feinstein (D-Calif.), Sen. Amy Klobuchar (D-Minn.), Rep. Jackie Speier (D-Calif.), Sen. Bernie Sanders (D-Vt.), and others.

The letter cited a report by the Center for Countering Digital Hate (CCHR), an organization that has launched an attack campaign filled with misinformation and lies aimed at discrediting pregnancy resource centers. “When people search for information or services related to their sexual and reproductive health, Google sends them to sites that users might expect to contain solid, scientific and evidence-based health information – but they actually contain opinions and misinformation of an ideological nature,” CCHR Director General Imran Ahmed said in the report.

“Referring women to bogus clinics that spread misinformation and do not provide comprehensive health services is dangerous to women’s health and undermines the integrity of Google’s search results,” the letter reads. , adding: “If Google is to continue to show these misleading results in search results and Google Maps, the results should, at the very least, be labeled appropriately.

It is not “misinformation” to offer women other options. That’s what real the choice implies.

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