On Monday, the union representing employees of Google’s parent company submitted a petition demanding that the Google search engine – the world’s #1 most visited website – systematically suppress any results for pro-life pregnancy centers.
According to the Washington Free Beacon, the petition was sent by the Alphabet Workers Union to Sundar Pichai, the CEO of Alphabet Inc., the company which owns Google, YouTube, and several other key Big Tech platforms. The petition, which was signed by over 650 employees, demands that the Google search engine delete “results for fake abortion providers,” arguing that pro-life results constitute “misleading information.”
The employees also claimed, with no evidence, that users who search for abortion-related topics could see their Internet history used against them by states that have outlawed or heavily restricted abortion. As such, they demanded that Google implement stricter privacy measures for “health-related activity,” including “reproductive justice, gender-affirming care, and abortion access information.”
This information, the union petition says, “must never be saved, handed over to law enforcement, or treated as a crime.”
Google was previously pressured by congressional Democrats to similarly manipulate their search engine date. Back in June, 21 Democratic members of Congress sent Google a letter demanding that the search engine “limit the appearance” of pro-life results, or otherwise add “user-friendly disclaimers” to any pro-life results warning users to avoid such websites.
The greater push for pro-abortion and anti-pro-life activity, from Big Tech to legislatures, follows the Supreme Court’s historic decision earlier this year to finally overturn Roe v. Wade, the 1973 decision that legalized abortion nationwide. In the court’s new decision in Dobbs v. Jackson Women’s Health Organization, the matter of abortion was returned to the individual states to be decided on a state-by-state basis, rather than maintain a broad national standard.