Deal Bars Digital Ad Firm From Targeting Anti-Abortion Messages To Mass. Women Entering Reproductive Health Facilities
Also in the news, abortion politics heat up in Virginia as Ed Gillespie's statements on the issue draw scrutiny as he makes a bid for the governor's mansion.
The Associated Press:
Agreement Bars Ad Firm From Targeting Women Entering Clinics
A settlement with a digital advertising company bars the firm from using a technology called geofencing to direct anti-abortion messages toward women entering reproductive health facilities in Massachusetts, the state attorney general said Tuesday. The agreement was reached after Attorney General Maura Healey investigated whether Copley Advertising or John Flynn, a Brookline man identified as the firm’s manager and sole employee, was violating the state’s consumer protection laws. Copley denied any wrongdoing. (Salsberg, 4/4)
The Washington Post:
Gillespie: ‘I Would Like To See Abortion Be Banned’
Republican strategist Ed Gillespie opposes abortion except in cases of rape, incest and when the mother’s life is at risk. That was his position in 2014, when he nearly unseated Sen. Mark R. Warner (D). And that’s his stance now, as he seeks the governor’s mansion. But abortion rights groups contend that Gillespie is taking a harder line because he recently said he would like to see abortion “banned.” (Vozzella, 4/4)