Twenty-one pro-abortion members of the U.S. Congress have written a letter to Google demanding that the big tech company censor search results for pro-life pregnancy resource centers (PRCs).
In the letter, signed by 13 senators and eight members of the U.S. House, the Congressmen demand Google “take action” against PRCs, which the letter labels “fake clinics.”
The letter was addressed to Alphabet Inc. CEO Sundar Pichai, dated June 17, 2022, and was led by Sen. Mark Warner and Rep. Elissa Slotkin.
It cites research by the Center for Countering Digital Hate (CCDH) which found that in states with “Trigger Laws,” which would automatically ban abortion should Roe v. Wade be overturned, 11% of search results for “abortion clinic near me” and “abortion pill” were for PRCs.
The CCDH also found that when users search for “abortion clinic” or “abortion pill,” 37% of search results on Google Maps are for PRCs and that 25% of Google Ads displayed at the top of search results are for PRCs.
“Directing women towards fake clinics that traffic in misinformation and don’t provide comprehensive health services is dangerous to women’s health and undermines the integrity of Google’s search results,” the letter alleges.
The letter requests Google answer the following questions:
- What steps will Google take to limit the appearance of anti-abortion fake clinics or so-called ‘crisis pregnancy centers’ in Google search results, Google Ads, and on Google Maps when users search for ‘abortion clinic,’ ‘abortion pill,’ or similar terms?
- If Google will not take action to prevent anti-abortion fake clinics from appearing in search results, will Google add user-friendly disclaimers that clearly indicate whether or not a search result does or does not provide abortions?
- What additional steps will Google take to ensure that users are receiving accurate information when they search for health care services like abortion on Google Search and Google Maps when users search for ‘abortion clinic,’ ‘abortion pill,’ or similar terms?
“We urge you to take action to rectify these issues and help ensure women seeking health care services are directed to the basic information they request,” the letter concludes.
While the letter is correct that women are being misinformed and mislead, it isn’t from pregnancy resource centers.
When a pregnant woman schedules an appointment with a PRC, the center generally discusses all her options with her, including parenting, adoption, and abortion.
At the same time, these centers are also upfront with women about the services that they do and do not provide. While they will discuss all a woman’s options with her, they are clear and forthright that they do not offer abortion services or abortion referrals.
Meanwhile, every day, women are misled by abortion chains like Planned Parenthood who insist that an abortion is simply a “medical procedure that ends a pregnancy.”
Never will abortion clinics acknowledge that abortion ends the life of a preborn child.
Additionally, pregnancy resource centers don’t profit off women in need. Instead, they offer their services to women for free.
PRCs generally offer women pregnancy testing, ultrasounds, STD testing, parenting advice, food and clothing for newborns, abortion recovery counseling, and referrals to other services they are not equipped to provide.
Again, PRCs provide these services for free.
But in FY 2020, Planned Parenthood brought in an enormous revenue of $1.64 billion while netting a $69.7 million profit by preying upon women’s vulnerability.
As to the letter, so far, Google has declined to comment. However, the company said of the report from CCDH, “We’re always looking at ways to improve our results to help people find what they’re looking for, or understand if what they’re looking for may not be available.”
Does this mean that Google is open to acquiescing to the demands from pro-abortion legislators?
It remains to be seen.
It’s tragic, and ironic, that those who insist they are “pro-choice” only favor one choice: abortion. They don’t want women to receive free care from PRCs where their other options, including parenthood and adoption, are discussed.
And if Google does decide to surrender the internet to the desires of pro-abortion radicals, it will be the women, who are professionally and kindly cared for at thousands of PRCs around the nation, who lose.
Focus on the Family recently held SeeLife 2022, featuring Ben Shapiro, Phil Wickham, former Congressman Dan Lipinski, Candance Owens and Jeanne Mancini. To watch a recorded livestream of the event, click here.
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