Eleven U.S. senators wrote a letter to Google CEO Sundar Pichai condemning his company's egregious abuse of its enormous market power in blocking pro-life ads promoting an abortion pill reversal APR treatment while allowing abortion providers to advertise for abortion pills.
While banning pro life APR ads, Google continues to allow ads by mail for purveyors of the deadly abortion pill mifepristone, despite the fact this drug has caused at least 24 mothers tragic deaths and at least 1,042 mothers being taken to the hospital, the senators wrote. Google's double standard on abortion is an egregious abuse of its enormous market power to protect the billion-dollar abortion industry. The practical consequence of Google's abortion distortion is that pregnant mothers in crisis will only have the option to be marketed abortion drugs through Google ad platforms, while life-affirming alternatives are suppressed, the lawmakers concluded.
Sen. Steve Daines, R-Mont. Sens. led the effort and led the effort. Sheryl Cindy Hyde-Smith, R-Miss. Roger Wicker, R-Miss. Mike Braun, R-Tenn. Marsha Blackburn, R-Ind. Mike Lee, R-Fla., Mike Lee, R-Utah, Ted Cruz, R-Texas, Tom Cotton, R-Texas, Marco Rubio, R-Fla. James Lankford, R-Okla., and Jim Inhofe, R-Okla. signed to the letter.
Sen. Josh Hawley, R-Mo. I sent a separate letter to Google on Wednesday, asking for answers.
Live Action, president of pro-life group The CWPA, announced on Tuesday that Google has banned all of her organizations' ads to promote abortion pills reversal treatment, which she claims has saved at least 2,500 children. Shortly before the bans, The Daily Beast reported that Google changed its policy on such ads due to the news outlet's reporting.
Also on Tuesday, Google deleted ads sponsored by Heartbeat International, another pro-life group that manages the Abortion Pill Rescue Network.
It does appear that Google is banning any and all ads that guide to Abortion Pill Reversal for both local and national organizations, says Andrea Trudden, senior director of communications and marketing at Heartbeat International, told Fox News on Thursday.
It is very sad that the abortion lobby chose to side with the abortion lobby over women who regret taking abortion pill. Women can find the Abortion Pill Reversal remedy in a Google search, added Trudden. She alleged that Google is single-handedly demoralizing women to try and preserve their pregnancy. Every woman deserves to know the whole truth about abortion; that includes the facts about her unborn child, and the choices she can make every step of the way. She said Google disagrees.
AB/Anterostat spokesperson Bruno Alasco defends his decision to remove the abortion pill reversal ads from the Google AdCenter on Tuesday.
We do not allow commercial advertising with unproven medical claims. The spokesperson said abortion reversal pills were raised by medical experts, citing an advocacy brief from the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists. Beyond protecting users from medical harm, our policies do not distinguish between pro-choice and pro-life messages. Rose told Fox News that she disagrees with ACOG advocacy brief, accusing the organization of twisting the facts in favor of abortion. The brief claims that the Medication Abortion Reversal is not supported by science, but it focuses on one 2012 report about the treatment and does not suggest that the abortion pill reversal will damage women.
Medication abortion involves two medications: mifepristone, which effectively blocks the natural hormone progesterone, and misoprostol, which works against a miscarriage. The reversal treatment involves giving a woman more progesterone, reversing the effect of the first pill. A woman can take a medicine abortion before she reverses the first pill.
Rose told Fox News the a wide variety of uses for progesterone drugs although some still exist including the exact kind of hormonal deficiency that mifepristone induces.
It has been on the market for decades. Doctors all over the country have been using it to reverse a deadly drug, Rose said. It's dishonest and cynical for any medical professional to suggest that progesterone is not FDA approved or that mifepristone can't be counteracted with progesterone when mifepristone is intended to fight progesterone. Trudden also countered the ACOG arguments, referring to a study which was published in the journal Issues in Law and Medicine in 2018. The study observed 754 patients who decided to attempt to reverse the medication abortion process after taking mifepristone but before taking misoprostol. Progesterone treatments reversed abortion, saving the baby, 64 and 68 percent of cases with no apparent increased risk of birth defects. The study concluded that the reversal of the effects of mifepristone used with progesterone is safe and effective. The Heartbeat International spokeswoman claimed that Progesterone has been safely used in pregnancy for more than 50 years and cited a 1999 FDA review which found no increased risk of birth defects in pregnant women taking the drug.
While ACOG opposes progesterone in reversing chemical abortions, Trudden cited ACOG reports to defend the claim that progesterone is effective at saving the lives of unborn babies.
An ACOG practice bulletin published in 2020 warns abortion providers to avoid administering Depo-Provera, a progesterone-only birth control, the same day that women take mifepristone because it can reduce the efficacy of the chemical abortion and increase the chances of embryonic and fetal survival by 4 times 0.9 percent to 3.6 percent even after the woman has taken the second pill.
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