For Immediate Release
September 14, 2021
Director of Government Affairs, Live Action
Big Tech Censors and Suppresses Pro-Life Message
Washington, D.C. –Today, Live Action, a human rights nonprofit with the largest and most engaged following in the global pro-life movement, issued a statement on last evening’s action by Google to de-platform Live Action and other pro-life partners from Google ads in a perverse demonstration of big tech’s aggressive censorship of life saving messages.
Live Action ads that were banned included the promotion of Baby Olivia, a medically accurate animation of human development in the womb, as well as promotion of the Abortion Pill Reversal hotline which can be reached at 855-209-4848, managed by a team of medical professionals who helped develop the life-saving technology.
Lila Rose, Founder and President of Live Action, responded:
“In a dramatic and unprecedented move, Google has sided squarely with extremist pro-abortion political ideology, banning the pro-life counterpoint and life-saving information from being promoted on their platform. They aren’t hiding their bias anymore: Google’s censorship baldly reveals that the corporation is in the pocket of the abortion industry. By restricting scientific information related to abortion pill reversal and other life-saving options, while accepting paid ads promoting life-ending abortions, Google has chosen to operate by an outrageously dishonest and blatant double standard. The consequence is devastating – more women and girls will be marketed abortions through Google platforms, without also being offered life-affirming options.
“Google disingenuously cites ‘unreliable claims’ as their reason to ban the promotion of Abortion Pill Reversal, but has obviously failed to understand the FDA-approved treatment that the reversal technology uses. Live Action and pro-life medical professionals across the country are proud to promote the Abortion Pill Reversal regimen, which involves an FDA-approved, bioidentical pregnancy hormone called progesterone that has been used for dozens of years to prevent miscarriage and has already saved thousands of lives.”
Donna Harrison, MD, Executive Director of The American Association of Pro-Life Obstetricians and Gynecologists (AAPLOG) added:
“Progesterone has been used safely in early and mid-pregnancy for over 50 years, and is used in every IVF pregnancy to help the mother carry her child. If taken as part of an APR regimen, progesterone increases a mother’s chances of carrying her child from 25% to 68%. For the women who regret starting an abortion, this information can be life-saving.”
Lila Rose concluded:
“The tech monopolies that have so much control over our information consumption and our daily lives are so tied in with the radical left that they work to restrict informed consent and censor life-saving options in order to protect the billion-dollar abortion industry. It’s anti-choice and morally wrong. Google must apply fairness and uniformity to its policy and allow Live Action and pro-life partners back on its ads platform.”
Live Action is a national nonprofit organization dedicated to exposing the truth about abortion and affirming the life of every child. Live Action exists to change hearts and minds about abortion through compelling educational media, human interest stories, and investigative reporting that exposes the lies and corruption in the abortion industry. With the largest online following in the pro-life movement, Live Action’s videos and content reach millions of people every week. Find out more at http://www.liveaction.org