Yahoo removes anti-abortion ads from abortion clinic searches

Yahoo this week pulled some anti-abortion ads that appeared in web searches for abortion clinics, following petitions from leading pro-choice groups. As CNET reports, NARAL Pro-Choice America and UltraViolet claimed that when users type “abortion clinics” into Yahoo’s search field, the “majority” of displayed ads were from anti-abortion groups. They urged the web company to remove the ads, on the grounds that they were deceptive and violated Yahoo’s advertising policy.

“We have found at least some of the ads to be out of compliance with our policies and we are taking them down,” a Yahoo spokesperson told CNET. “We’re in the process of reviewing the other ads and will take similar action if any are found to not be in compliance with our…

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