By Micaiah Bilger
Google will begin sticking labels on abortion businesses and pregnancy resource centers in response to pro-abortion Democrats’ attempts to dissuade women from visiting pro-life charities.
In a letter Thursday to lawmakers, Google executive Mark Isakowitz said the company will begin using labels such as “Provides abortions” and “Does not provide abortions” in its search results, The Hill reports.
If Google is not sure, it will label the result “Might not provide abortions,” Isakowitz explained in the letter.
“We [also] provide a way for anyone to flag problematic reviews [and] inappropriate content,” he continued, according to the Huffington Post. “People can also report misleading business information to Google … we take the risk of fake business profiles seriously and carry out a number of steps to combat them.”
The action comes in response to demands from U.S. Sen. Mark Warner, D-Virginia, and U.S. Rep. Elissa Slotkin, D-Michigan, that Google steer pregnant women away from pro-life pregnancy centers that help them choose life for their unborn babies.
In June, Slotkin and Warner complained to Google that some of its search results point women to pro-life charities when they search for things like “abortion clinics near me” and “abortion pill,” according to the report.
“I welcome the changes that Google has announced today so that women seeking abortion services aren’t directed towards fake clinics that traffic in misinformation and don’t provide comprehensive health services,” Warner said Thursday after the company announced the new actions.
However, their goal appears to be to promote abortions, not direct pregnant women to resources. When LifeNews searched “pregnancy help” on Google, the top result was Planned Parenthood – even though it is primarily an abortion business and its actual pregnancy help services, such as prenatal and postpartum care, are basically non-existent.
Abortion activists and pro-abortion Democrats have been smearing the life-saving work of pregnancy resource centers for years, spreading false claims about the information and services that they provide for free to millions of mothers and babies in need.
Since May, at least five pregnancy centers have been victims of arson attacks and dozens more have been vandalized and threatened.
Pro-abortion politicians also have been smearing their work in public comments and “consumer alert” warnings. U.S. Sen. Elizabeth Warren, D-Massachusetts, even demanded that pregnancy centers be completely “shut down” in a recent interview because they supposedly “torture” women.
The American public, however, recognizes their value. According to Townhall:
Poll numbers released Tuesday from The 85 Fund showed that 64 percent of Americans support the public funding of pregnancy centers that do not perform abortions. This figure included 70 percent of respondents who are Democrats.
After respondents learned more about pregnancy resources centers, overall support increased to 74 percent. The number of Democrats who supported public funding to these centers grew to 73 percent.
According to an analysis by the Charlotte Lozier Institute, pregnancy centers have helped save more than 800,000 unborn babies from abortion since 2016. Its research found an estimated 3,000 pro-life pregnancy resource centers served about 2 million people in 2019, providing more than 730,000 pregnancy tests, nearly half a million ultrasounds, 1.3 million packs of diapers and more than 2 million baby outfits, all for free. Many offer post-abortion counseling as well.