Roger F. Wicker

09/16/2021 | Press release | Distributed by Public on 09/16/2021 12:23

Wicker, Hyde-Smith Demand Google Stop Silencing Pro-Life Views, Reverse Unjust Censorship

WASHINGTON - U.S. Senators Roger Wicker, R-Miss., and Cindy Hyde-Smith, R-Miss., today joined colleagues in demanding Google reverse its decision to ban pro-life advertisements.

The Mississippi Senators are among 11 lawmakers who signed a letter that also asks Google CEO Sundar Pichai to justify Google's double standard in censoring advertisements for a pro-life Abortion Pill Reversal (APR) hotline while continuing to allow ads for deadly abortion pills.

'While banning pro-life APR ads, Google continues to allow ads for purveyors of the deadly abortion pill mifepristone by mail, despite the fact this drug has resulted in at least 24 mothers' tragic deaths and at least 1,042 mothers being sent to the hospital. Google's double standard on abortion is disingenuous and 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's ad platforms, while life-affirming alternatives are suppressed,' the Senators wrote.

U.S. Senator Steve Daines, R-Mont., organized the letter, which was also signed by Marsha Blackburn, R-Tenn., Mike Braun, R-Ind., Marco Rubio, R-Fla., Mike Lee, R-Utah, Ted Cruz, R-Texas, Tom Cotton, R-Ark., James Lankford, R-Okla., and Jim Inhofe, R-Okla.

The letter is available here.