A leading pro-life organization is accusing Google of manipulating the parameters of its search engine to drastically reduce its exposure when people search for information about abortion.
Operation Rescue, which maintains records on abortion clinics and abortionists in the United States, says that since May it's seen a massive drop in the number of people going to its fact page Abortions in America, which had previously been the most-visited page on the site.
According to the pro-life group, its Abortions in America fact page "previously appeared on Google in top five hits on the search 'Abortions in US,' and was a top referrer to OperationRescue.org. It has since been buried off the first results page and well down the list.
"The page was also dropped off the first page of results for the search 'Abortion Statistics,' which had been one of Operation Rescue's top search referrals," Cheryl Sullenger, senior vice president of Operation Rescue, said in a July 5 press release.
Sullenger added that the Abortions in America page, which displays graphs and data about abortion facts, had been receiving an average of about 16,000 views per month.
"The page's views peaked in January 2017, at 37,111 views, and was well on the way to a record-breaking year. Within the month of May, views mysteriously decreased by more than half over the previous month. In June, it received only 1,512 views. During the last seven days of June, it only received 307 views," she said.
In a Google search on Sunday, The Christian Post found that under the search term "Abortion in US" a link to Operation Rescue was no longer on the first page but is now found on the second page, well behind a link to the pro-abortion Guttmacher Institute, which keeps its own records on abortion statistics.
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