GoDaddy Takes Down Texas Pro-Life Group’s Web Site, So They’ll Just Open It Somewhere Else

National   |   Steven Ertelt   |   Sep 3, 2021   |   6:32PM   |   Washington, DC

The web site domain hosting service GoDaddy has taken sides in the debate over the Texas abortion ban and apparently it has no problem with Texans killing its future customers.

Texas Right to Life has hosted a web site with GoDaddy called that would help collect information about illegal abortions so abortionists and others responsible for killing unborn children can be held accountable. But GoDaddy sent the pro-life group a threatening communication telling it it would take down the web site and giving the organization just 24 hours to change locations.

GoDaddy now says that the website has less than 24 hours to find a new hosting provider. “Last night we informed they have violated GoDaddy’s terms of service and have 24 hours to move to a different provider,” GoDaddy told Ars in a statement. GoDaddy previously confirmed the action to The New York Times and Newsweek.

GoDaddy told Ars that “the site violated multiple provisions, including, but not limited to, Section 5.2 of our terms of service.” That section is the one that prohibits sites from using GoDaddy to “collect or harvest… non-public or personally identifiable information” without people’s prior written consent.

In a response on its Twitter account, Texas Right to Life said it would not back down and would merely take the web site to another company to host that wouldn’t prevent it from gathering information on illegal abortions.

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“Too bad for the mob: We will not be silenced. Anti-Lifers hate us because we’re winning. We’re transferring our assets to another provider and will have the site restored within 24-48 hours. Come back soon,” it said.

Kimberlyn Schwartz, Director of Media and Communication, followed up with about GoDaddy’s threatening actions and censorship.

“We will not be silenced. If anti-Lifers want to take our website down, we’ll put it back up. No one can keep us from telling the truth. No one can stop us from saving lives. We are not afraid of the mob. We will not back down. Anti-Lifers hate us because we’re winning. Around 100 babies are being saved [daily] from our work on the Texas Heartbeat Act and they can’t stand it,” she said.

“Our IT team is already in process of transferring our assets to another provider and we’ll have the site restored within 24-48 hours. Come back soon,” Schwartz added.