Apple Maps and Siri have sent people seeking abortions to adoption and crisis pregnancy centers, but the tech giant is working to change that.
Abortion care services continue to be stonewalled by some of the web’s most visited sites, as these Internet giants charge that abortion is not a family friendly topic.
Abortion care, a provably safe medical procedure that affects one in three women, is an unsuitable topic for millions of people worldwide, according to Google and Hulu, which recently rejected informational advertisements that discuss abortion.
NARAL Pro-Choice America announced Monday that it has worked with Google to remove deceptive advertising by crisis pregnancy centers from Google’s search engine.
Obviously, Google cannot censor search results specifically to please one random politician, but Rick Santorum feels that the automated monopoly is part of some pernicious conspiracy to embarrass him.
Regions with more restrictive abortion policies and lower abortion rates have more google searches for the word “abortion.” Researchers at Children’s Hospital share their latest findings and posit why there may be a link between googling the term “abortion” and their desire to circumvent restrictive health and human rights policies.