Google Relied on a Bogus Report From Abortion Activists to Ban Pro-Life Ads

National   |   Micaiah Bilger   |   Sep 17, 2021   |   12:01PM   |   Washington, DC

The pro-life organization Heartbeat International demanded Thursday that a pro-abortion group retract false information that big tech companies are citing to censor pro-life advertisements.

Earlier this week, Live Action and Heartbeat International said Google removed their ads about the abortion pill reversal protocol and a video about fetal development called “Baby Olivia.”

The ban came as abortion activists pressure Google, Facebook and other big tech companies to censor pro-life information and tell mothers that it is “dangerous” to save their babies’ lives.

Heartbeat International, the world’s largest pregnancy help network, said Google based its decision on false claims in a report from the Center for Countering Digital Hate.

In a letter to the organization Thursday, a lawyer for Heartbeat asked for a “full and immediate removal” of “incorrect data” in the report as well as a correction notice.

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“The CCDH’s choice to base this report on inaccurate information and a single failed study demonstrates their interest is promoting Big Abortion and not empowering women with real choices,” said Jor-El Godsey, president of Heartbeat International. “By removing Abortion Pill Reversal ads from Google, they silence the only viable option for women who are looking to reverse the effects of the abortion pill, effectively forcing women to complete an abortion they no longer want.”

Heartbeat International runs the Abortion Pill Rescue Network and a hotline connecting women to doctors who can perform the life-saving abortion pill reversal treatment. More than 2,500 babies’ lives have been saved as a result of the treatment.

“The Center for Countering Digital Hate would rather pretend these women and children do not exist than allow a true choice for women,” Heartbeat added in a statement.

Research and medical experts confirm that the abortion pill reversal treatment is safe and effective for both mother and baby. Thousands of mothers’ and babies’ stories are proof as well. One mother, Rebekah Buell, said her son Zechariah is alive today because of the abortion pill reversal procedure.

Anyone who has taken the first abortion pill and wishes to stop the abortion is urged to immediately visit or call the Abortion Pill Reversal hotline at 877-558-0333.

Earlier, a dozen U.S. Senators also wrote a letter to Google, urging the big tech company to reverse its ban on the life-saving pro-life advertisements.

“While banning pro-life [abortion pill reversal] ads, Google continues to allow ads for purveyors of the deadly abortion pill mifepristone by mail, despite the fact this drug has resulted in at least 24 mothers’ tragic deaths and at least 1,042 mothers being sent to the hospital,” the lawmakers wrote. “Google’s double standard on abortion is disingenuous and an egregious abuse of its enormous market power to protect the billion-dollar abortion industry.”

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 Google is violating anti-trust laws.

Pro-life and conservative groups have been feeling the brunt of its censorship powers for years.

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.