Friday, July 10, 2009

Google bans ads for abortion providers in certain countries  

Google AdWords has developed a new policy regarding advertisements for abortion services. In case you're unsure, AdWords allows people and companies to advertise next to relevant search results, like this:

Their new policy disallows ads for abortion providers in more than a dozen countries, including Brazil, France, Mexico, Poland, and Taiwan. Their choice of countries perplexes me. Certain ones that were banned from seeing such ads have conservative abortion laws, but others, like France, have liberal abortion laws. So why this particular group of countries? Anyone have any ideas?

Regardless, it's time to let Google know that we won't stand for this. It's crucial that all women have easy access to the reproductive services they need. Direct complaints to The International Women's Health Coalition has a sample letter if you're stumped.

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1 comments: to “ Google bans ads for abortion providers in certain countries

  • July 11, 2009 at 11:52 AM  

    hmm, that is an odd way to change policy.

    perhaps it's not as focused on the social aspect as we might think. maybe they coupled these changes with others... i don't know if that makes any sense. strange.