Democrats Demand Google Suppress Pro-Life Search Results

On Friday, a handful of congressional Democrats sent a letter to Google’s parent company, Alphabet Inc., demanding that the tech giant systematically suppress any pro-life search results that may come up when anyone uses Google’s search engine.

According to the Washington Free Beacon, the letter was signed by 21 Democratic lawmakers, led by Senator Mark Warner (D-Va.) and Congresswoman Elissa Slotkin (D-Mich.). In the letter, the Democrats order Google to either “limit the appearance” of pro-life search results, or otherwise add “user-friendly disclaimers” to any pro-life clinics and other organizations that appear in the results. The letter’s signatories claim that their goal is to ensure that “women seeking health care services are directed to the basic information they request.”

In the letter, the lawmakers cite a report from the Center for Countering Digital Hate (CCDH), a left-wing group based out of the United Kingdom. CCDH, which has also lobbied on behalf of Microsoft and so-called “green energy” companies, claims in its report that Google search results in Republican-led states with abortion restrictions in place are more likely to turn up results from pro-life pregnancy centers, rather than centers that provide abortion.

Planned Parenthood falsely describes such pro-life centers as “fake clinics,” claiming that they have “a shady, harmful agenda to scare, shame, or pressure you out of getting an abortion.” The goal of such clinics, Planned Parenthood further claims without any evidence, “is to spread misinformation and propaganda.”

Democrats have been doubling down on their support for abortion following the leak of a draft decision from the Supreme Court in early May, suggesting that the court will soon overturn the 1973 ruling of Roe v. Wade, which legalized abortion nationwide 49 years ago. In the weeks since the leak, there has been a dramatic increase in domestic terrorist attacks against pro-life organizations and pregnancy centers, as well as targeted harassment and even assassination attempts against Supreme Court justices, carried out by self-described pro-abortion groups such as “Jane’s Revenge” and “Ruth Sent Us.” The final ruling is not expected until late June or early July.

About Eric Lendrum

Eric Lendrum graduated from the University of California, Santa Barbara, where he was the Secretary of the College Republicans and the founding chairman of the school’s Young Americans for Freedom chapter. He has interned for Young America’s Foundation, the Heritage Foundation, and the White House, and has worked for numerous campaigns including the 2018 re-election of Congressman Devin Nunes (CA-22). He is currently a co-host of The Right Take podcast.

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