Google Tightens Advertising Regs for Pregnancy Centers Amid Furor Over Abortion Laws
May 20, 2019 (LifeSiteNews) – As pro-abortion unrest continues from the latest abortion bans enacted by Alabama and Georgia, Google is rolling out new, stricter rules for pro-life pregnancy centers advertising on its platforms.
Google will begin asking abortion-related businesses whether they actually offer abortions, which will result in ads for pro-life crisis pregnancy centers (CPCs) being labeled as “non-providers” in Google ads, The Drum reported. The changes will affect advertisers in the United States, United Kingdom, and Ireland. If an advertiser refuses to apply for “certification,” its ads will be blocked from showing up in searches for abortion-related keywords.
“Google should in no way be subsidizing any misinformation campaigns, especially campaigns designed to deceive women about their own reproductive care options,” Democrat Reps. Carolyn Maloney and Suzanne Bonamici complained in a letter to Google CEO Sundar Pichai. “Your continued support of Obria Group’s intentional misinformation campaigns denies women access to truthful information about their medical choices.”