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Google Maps will point to abortion clinics and hospitals in the United States

Google Maps will point to abortion clinics and hospitals in the United States

The platform goes against states that restrict access to practice in the country

EFE/EPA/TANNEN MAURYSince the Supreme Court rolled back federal abortion protections, many states have enacted laws that have sparked protests.

oh Google Mention in your application Maps Which clinics and hospitals operate in your search engine Abortions to us AmericaAt a time when many states are banning access to this practice Supreme Court. In a statement, the Mountain View, California-based company explained that when a user searches for “abortion clinics near me,” these locations will be specifically labeled as abortion centers. To avoid sending anyone to a place where this does not happen, the results will only show centers where Google has confirmed that abortions are actually being performed. If there are no clinics near the user, it is recommended to widen the search radius. Recently published reports suggest that Google searches for abortion centers have led users to some locations or anti-abortion clinics that have been given false information about the procedure. This Thursday, the 25th, a judge North Dakota It blocked a law banning abortion a day before it was due to take effect. Judge Bruce Romanik agreed with the abortion clinic that filed suit against the state and blocked the law from going into effect while the case is settled, saying it would otherwise cause “significant harm” to the plaintiffs.

Conservative states Texas, Idaho And Tennessee On Thursday, laws went into effect banning abortions outright, and in some cases, life sentences for doctors who perform them. It’s a new step in the battle against abortion, which has been waged at the state level since the U.S. Supreme Court struck down federal protections on that right in June, leaving more than 20.9 million women with legal reproductive systems unable to access the procedure. The new laws did not change the reality in Texas, Idaho and Tennessee, which already banned abortions at six weeks of pregnancy and most clinics stopped providing such services after the Supreme Court ruling. However, according to abortion advocacy organizations, they set or increase fines and prison terms in an attempt to intimidate medical workers.

*With information from EFE

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