Google Inc. is eliminating advertisements for Crisis Pregnancy Centers because the ads reportedly come up 79 percent of the time when Web searches are made for "abortion clinics," The Hill reported.
Crisis Pregnancy Centers are operated by groups that oppose abortion. Google had been lobbied by NARAL Pro-Choice America to remove the advertisements.
"Anyone looking for abortion services should be able to depend on their search engine to provide them with accurate resources," Ilyse Hogue, the group's president, said in a statement. "Anything less is aiding and abetting ideologically driven groups with a calculated campaign to lie to and shame women making one of the most important decisions of our lives."
Pro-life supporters say that the centers provide necessary options besides abortion, The Hill reported.
Carol Tobias of the National Right to Life Committee termed Google's decision "unconscionable" and said many pregnant women would be hurt by the move. "Google is waging a war on women by limiting knowledge of the options and services available to women," she told The Hill.