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Whoops! Google Claims It Blocked Directions to Pro-Life Pregnancy Center ‘Incorrectly’

by | Nov 30, 2023

By Gabriela Pariseau

Google Maps could not locate D.C.’s Capitol Hill Crisis Pregnancy Center until The Daily Signal pointed it out to the tech giant.

The Daily Signal reported that on Monday Google Maps would not give directions to the pro-life pregnancy center. “Instead, Google Maps suggested two different doula locations, a pro-life pregnancy center across the river in Maryland, and ‘Planned Parenthood – Carol Whitehill Moses Center,’ an abortion clinic,” the news outlet reported.

A Google spokesperson confirmed in statements to MRC Free Speech America that the pregnancy center’s listing was indeed missing. “This listing was incorrectly removed and we have since reinstated it,” the spokesperson told MRC. “We use many sources to keep Maps updated, including feedback from our community, information from businesses, and imagery. When we find inaccuracies, we correct them as quickly as possible.” The tech company did indeed update Google Maps to now display and offer directions to Capitol Hill Crisis Pregnancy Center.

Although it is unclear whether the glitch was intentional, Google’s negligence is unsurprising to say the least. Earlier this month the Media Research Center reported on Google’s consistent and very public pro-choice stance. For example, in Sept. 2021, Google prioritized leftist ideology over human life when it banned Live Action’s ads for abortion pill reversal medication which has saved thousands of children’s lives, according to Live Action founder Lila Rose.

In January, MRC Free Speech America researchers also found that Google made Planned Parenthood’s website the first result in a search for the word “pregnancy” on the eve of the 50th annual national March for Life in Washington, D.C.. Google’s AI chatbot Bard has similarly shown pro-choice bias. When asked whether the Supreme Court decided Roe v. Wade or Dobbs v. Jackson correctly, Google’s AI chatbot, Bard claimed that “both sides” in Dobbs had “strong arguments.” However, in its summary of the majority opinion’s pro-life argument in Dobbs, Google’s chatbot notably omitted the strongest argument of all: That an abortion ends the life of a defenseless human being.

The tech giant even puts its money where its mouth is as the company and its employees have supported Planned Parenthood and other pro-abortion groups. USA Today reported that Google’s employee-led 2016 Global Giving Week raised $800,000 for Planned Parenthood.

“Donations from Google employees during giving week, which ran from Dec. 5 to Dec. 9 [2016], were matched by Google,” the outlet claimed. Google has also been listed as a corporate supporter of the pro-abortion group Center for American Progress since 2013, and for 2022 Google was listed as having given in the $5,000 to $49,999 range.

Editor’s note. This appeared at Newsbusters and reposted with permission.

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