April 30, 2014

Google Bans PRC Ads

Tony Perkins explains.

Tony Perkins: “After heavy lobbying from NARAL Pro-Choice America, the search engine [Google] announced that it was banning ads from pregnancy resource centers (PRCs) for supposedly violating the policy on ‘deceptive advertising.’ NARAL, which makes a living ignoring the facts, had convinced the company the ads weren’t ‘factually supportable’ because they popped up when users searched for things like ‘abortion clinics.’ But that’s not because these centers were lying about their services – it’s because they, like most businesses, pay to have their ads pop up when certain keywords are used. It’s no different than Coke, or any other competitor, bidding to advertise when people search for Pepsi. Like it or not, that’s how the free market works. … [U]nfortunately, it’s an attack launched – not from the government – but the private sector, which should want to foster, not frustrate, free speech and free markets.”

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