Russia fines Google for abortion ads
MOSCOW, January 26 (RAPSI) – Russian Federal Antimonopoly Service (FAS) has fined Google and the Men’s and Women’s Health Clinic 100,000 rubles ($1,578) each for violating the ban on induced abortion ads, the regulator said in a statement posted on its website on Monday.
In late December, the FAS announced that Google violated the law On Advertisement by posting abortion ads. It instructed the company to delete the advertisement.
The regulator also ruled that the Men’s and Women’s Health Clinic and the Blagodat medical centers were also guilty of violating the law. The FAS said it would decide on the size of the fine for Blagodat later.
President Vladimir Putin signed a law prohibiting abortion ads on November 25, 2013. The law has added induced abortion to the list of commodities and services that cannot be advertised under the federal law On Advertisement.