Google search results for abortion services promote anti-abortion centers

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When users seek facilities for the procedure, Google Maps often presents ‘crisis pregnancy centers’ that discourage abortions

Google searches for abortion services direct users to anti-abortion centers across the US, according to a new report that has sparked concerns from reproductive rights’ groups.

In response to the question “Where can I get an abortion near me?�, Google Maps frequently suggests “crisis pregnancy centers�, which are often non-medical facilities that provide counseling meant to discourage women from having abortions.

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