Tuesday, September 28

GoDaddy said it’s pulling the plug on anti-abortion group’s site that allows people to rat out Texans getting abortions


  • A restrictive Texas abortion law went into effect on Wednesday.
  • An anti-abortion group created an anonymous tip site in July ahead of the enactment of the law.
  • GoDaddy announced Friday it was removing the site from its platform.

GoDaddy said it would stop hosting Texas Right to Life’s site that allowed people to send anonymous tips about people getting abortions in the state.

“Last night we prolifewhistleblower.com they have violated GoDaddy’s terms of informed service and have 24 hours to move to a different provider,” the company said on Twitter early Friday morning.

Removal of the site came after SB 8, or the Texas Heartbeat law, went into effect on Wednesday. The law banned abortions after six weeks.

A Planned Parenthood news release said most women don’t even know they’re pregnant at six weeks, and that the overwhelming majority of Texans who obtain abortions, 85-90%, are at least six weeks into pregnancy.

The law also allows private citizens to bring a civil case against anyone who “aids or abets” an abortion. Those who win their cases can be awarded a minimum of $10,000, in addition to attorney fees.

In July, ahead of the enactment of the law, Texas Right to Life set up the site to allow people to submit tips against their neighbors having abortions in the state.

Recently, people began sending fake tips in an effort to crash the site.

As of early Saturday morning, sections of the site that allowed people to submit a tip were unreachable, but the homepage was still working.

Texas Right to Life’s spokesperson, Kimberlyn Schwartz, told Insider that the group “will not be silenced” and that they plan to put the site back up.

“No one can keep us from telling the truth. No one can stop us from saving lives. We are not afraid of the mob. Anti-Life activists hate us because we’re winning. Hundreds of babies are being saved from abortion right now because of Texas Right to Life, and these attacks don’t change that,” Schwartz said.

GoDaddy did not respond to Insider’s request for comment at the time of publication.





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