Google Expands Ad Buys to Pro-Life Domain
In April, Google's approach to pro-life advocacy was to search-and destroy.
Now, several months and a court settlement later, the Internet giant has changed its policy and will allow religious groups to purchase ad space on the subject of abortion.
The issue came to a head earlier this year when The Christian Institute was denied ad space because Google considered the pro-life message "inappropriate content." Today, the Institute announced that after taking legal action, Google agreed to alter its abortion ads policy. Effective immediately, Google will "level the playing field" for religious groups and accept "factual" ad buys on abortion.
While we celebrate the victory, these legal proceedings continue to have a chilling effect. The fact that Christians have to expend their resources fighting for free speech equity means that we're losing ground in the culture. More than ever, we need to carry this battle from the courts to the policy arena, where elected representatives-not unaccountable judges-direct our course as a nation.
FRC Action Update: 09/17/2008