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Google Goes Political

A pro-life charity is suing Google over the internet company’s refusal to display its anti-abortion advert.

The Christian Institute wanted to pay Google so that when the word “abortion” was typed into the search engine, a link to a web page on its views popped up on the right hand side of the screen.

The link would have read: “UK abortion law – news and views on abortion from the Christian Institute”, and users could click on it to access the website.

However, Google has a policy of declining sites which mix topics like abortion with religious views and it refused the request.

A spokesman for Google advertising said: “At this time, Google policy does not permit the advertisement of websites that contain abortion and religion-related content.”

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