So with that – here is today’s update.
You’ve heard me share about the violence Pregnancy Centers are facing since the overturning of Roe v. Wade. Thankfully, we haven’t been hit yet! It seems all of this is in our rearview mirror, and we thank you for your prayers – but do ask that you keep praying for our safety and protection.
In addition, the more significant threat, in my opinion, was the number of politicians, including Senator Warner here in Virginia, writing and signing letters to Google’s CEO encouraging them to shut down pregnancy centers from the internet to eliminate us from search results entirely.
That is a big deal! If this were to happen, we would have a MAJOR problem on our hands.
To try to combat this, I have reached out to a few of you to see if there was a politician or someone you may know that I could connect with who might encourage Google not to do this, someone that would be willing to defend our rights to exist.
The Care Net Family came through … you connected me with Jason Miyares, the Attorney General of Virginia.
Mr. Miyares invited me to join a small gathering last week to discuss all that is happening. After this meeting, I was able to have some facetime with him to let him know just how important this issue is.
Not only did Mr. Miyares agree, he also agreed to defend the right for pregnancy centers to continue serving not just here on the Peninsula but across the country.
Mr. Miyares wrote his own letter to Google, and 14 other Attorney Generals signed on and sent this letter to Google yesterday – defending pregnancy centers and their ability to continue serving women in their communities.
On one level, does this really need to be defended?
But in fact – it does!
I was honored that Mr. Miyares would take our request seriously and that he took such swift and direct action.
To read the letter, click here. I thought it was powerful, it was well said, and it applies to our ministry and others outside the walls of pregnancy centers.
I don’t think any of us want Google to determine what is right or wrong for our community.
Praise God that this was an answer to prayer, but please continue to pray as this is an ongoing issue.
And one last little caveat, Care Net Peninsula has not gone any more political than we were before. We continue to serve moms and save babies, the same mission we’ve always had.
However, when politicians come after us, I see it as my responsibility to defend our ability to continue to serve in the community. And that is what we did here.
I was honored that Jason Miyares would take up our cause and fight with us. And I pray that he is successful and that we aren’t removed from the internet as Mark Warner called for us to be.
THANK YOU for your prayers. Please continue to join us in serving this ministry and our community.