Anti-abortion clinics that try to trick women face new Google ad policy

Anti-abortion clinics that try to trick women face new Google ad policy

Enlarge / MONTGOMERY, Ala. – MAY 19, 2019: A protestor dressed as a character from the Hulu TV show The Handmaid’s Tale, based on the best-selling novel by Margaret Atwood, walks back to her car after participating in a rally against one of the nation’s most restrictive bans on abortions. (credit: Getty | Julie Bennett)

Google will roll out a policy next month to crack down on deceptive advertisements dealing with abortion—a topic rife with misleading and false health information.

The policy changes come amid backlash from a report in The Guardian saying that the tech giant granted $150,000 worth of free advertisements to The Obria Group, which runs a network of clinics across the United States that are funded by Catholic organizations. Obria’s advertisements have suggested that the clinics (aka Crisis Pregnancy Centers) provide abortions and other medical services. But the clinics are in fact opposed

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Amazon discriminates against pregnant women, seven lawsuits have said

Amazon discriminates against pregnant women, seven lawsuits have said

Enlarge / A woman works at a packing station at the 855,000-square-foot Amazon fulfillment center in Staten Island on February 5, 2019. (credit: JOHANNES EISELE/AFP/Getty Images)

Over the last eight years, Amazon has faced at least seven lawsuits from pregnant women who worked at Amazon warehouses and say they were fired after the company refused to accommodate their needs during pregnancy, a CNET investigation by Alfred Ng and Ben Fox Rubin has revealed.

Amazon’s vast network of warehouses makes the company one of the nation’s largest employers. And the company has long faced criticism for the grueling requirements imposed on warehouse workers.

A big concern for pregnant workers is limits on bathroom breaks. Amazon’s software tracks everything that happens inside the factory and strictly limits how much “time off task” an employee can take during the day. If a worker hasn’t packed a box or performed another task in

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