Google Now Allowing Anti-Abortion Ads After Settling With UK Religious Group

Google settled with a UK-based anti-abortion group who had sued them for not allowing them access to advertising for abortion keywords, the Times Online reported. And will now allow anti-abortionist to advertise along with Planned Parenthood and other pro-abortion advertisers.

I checked the UK results and none have yet to start advertising as of yet.

Is this the way to make Google change their edicts? Obviously in the case of advertising where only one side gets to play stacks the deck and offers the opposition a chance to challenge. Let's see what other areas use this method to change some of Google's restrictions.

As an aside, I would love to know how much money Google has put aside to deal with their never-ending legal issues. Wonder when United Airlines will weigh in with their law suit following the stock price drop last week?

About the author

Frank Watson has been involved with the Web since it started. For the past five years, he headed SEM for FXCM -- at one time one of the top 25 spenders with AdWords. He has worked with most of the major analytics companies and pioneered the ability to tie online marketing with offline conversion.

He has now started his own marketing agency, Kangamurra Media. This new venture will keep him busy when he is not editing the Search Engine Watch forums, blogging at a number of authoritative sites, and developing some interesting online community sites.

He was one of the first 100 AdWords Professionals, a Yahoo and Overture Ambassador, and a member or mod of many of the industry forums. He is also on the Click Quality Council and has worked hard to diminish click fraud.