The online giant Google just banned two prominent pro-life organizations from running ads that are saving babies from abortion.
On Tuesday, Live Action and Heartbeat International said Google removed ads about the life-saving abortion pill reversal protocol and a video about fetal development called “Baby Olivia.”
“At the request of abortion activists, @Google has just BANNED all of @LiveAction’s pro-life ads, including those promoting the Abortion Pill Reversal treatment, a resource that has saved 2,500 children to date,” Lila Rose, president and founder of Live Action, wrote on Twitter.
Censorship by Google means a near blackout of that information online. Google, which owns YouTube and other companies, is one of the most powerful entities in the world, and political leaders in the United States and Europe have been investigating whether it is violating anti-trust laws.
Pro-life and conservative groups, including LifeNews.com, have been feeling the brunt of its censorship powers for years.
“Why they fight so hard to silence us, I struggle to understand. But they do. And they fight dirty,” Cindi Boston-Bilotta, vice president of Heartbeat International, which runs the abortion pill reversal hotline, wrote Tuesday in an email to supporters.
She said Google removed all Abortion Pill Reversal ads at the prompting of abortion activists, and they are pressuring Facebook to do the same.
Studies and medical experts confirm the abortion pill reversal protocol is safe and effective. It works very similarly to a hormonal treatment that has been used for years to help prevent miscarriages.
The censorship comes at a critical time when abortion activists are pushing to expand abortion pills. The Biden administration recently stopped enforcing safety regulations on abortion drugs, meaning abortion groups now can sell them through the mail without ever seeing the woman in person.
Drug-induced abortions have been increasing over the past decade, and pro-life advocates fear the numbers will grow even more as a result of the Biden administration’s actions. It is one of the reasons why pro-life advocates are working hard to inform mothers about the abortion pill reversal treatment, which can reverse the effects of the life-ending drug and save their baby’s life.
The latest censorship by Google is connected to a new article in the leftist news outlet The Daily Beast. According to the article:
A Google spokesperson said the company does not allow ads that promote harmful health claims, including those for abortion pill reversal. After reviewing a copy of the report provided by The Daily Beast, Google said it had removed all of the ads mentioned. Facebook said it was also reviewing the report and investigating the ads mentioned.
Boston-Bilotta said the abortion pill reversal protocol is safe, and they are appealing Google’s decision.
“We have appealed and are working hard to reach these women,” she said.
Google also banned ads from Live Action promoting its new “Baby Olivia” video, a medically accurate, lifelike animation of an unborn baby’s development in the womb.
“Unacceptable,” Rose responded. “The Daily Beast and other pro-abortion groups wrote a hit piece on Live Action’s pro-life ads & demanded Google ban all Live Action ads. @Google reps have yet to respond to our request for an explanation for how Baby Olivia or Abortion Pill Reversal ads violate policies.”
Meanwhile, Google still is allowing abortion businesses to advertise on its websites, including next-day abortions and abortions by mail, Rose said.
“This is a blatant, political double standard: Google is ok with ads promoting life-ending drugs, but not life-saving treatments. Where’s the ‘choice’ for women, Google?” she asked.
Rose said the abortion pill has killed at least 24 women and 3.7 million unborn babies in the U.S. alone, while the abortion pill reversal treatment has saved more than 2,500 babies’ lives.
“Google’s censorship of critical pro-life information shows a blatant double standard & reckless disregard for human life and women’s health,” Rose said. “Google must fairly apply its own policies and immediately restore pro-life ads.”
Boston-Bilotta encouraged pro-lifers to fight against the online censorship by sharing their post about a little boy named Zechariah who was saved by the abortion pill reversal procedure.
“While they may be able to prevent us from advertising at the moment, they cannot stop our friends from sharing the stories of hope that our Abortion Pill Rescue Network provides,” she said.