• December 6, 2021

GoDaddy shuts down Texas Pro-Life Group’s abortion tracking website

The GoDaddy Inc. company logo is displayed on a screen on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE) in New York, March 2019. (Brendan McDermid / Reuters)

Web hosting service GoDaddy announced Friday that it would no longer host an abortion tracking website created by Texas Right to Life to help enforce the state ban on abortions after a fetal heartbeat can be detected.

The company said in a statement Friday that it notified prolifewhistleblower.com that it was violating the terms of service for the service and therefore had 24 hours to switch providers, according to CNBC.

GoDaddy allegedly told him The edge that the site violated “multiple provisions” of its Terms of Service including a provision that prohibits the collection or collection of any user content or any non-public or personally identifiable information about another user or any other person or entity without your prior express written consent.

Shortly after the provider’s announcement on Friday, Texas Right to Life said it planned to restore the website within 24 to 48 hours.

“@GoDaddy wants to cancel our website, ProLifeWhistleblower.com. Too bad for the mob: we won’t be silenced. Anti-Lifers hate us because we are winning. We are transferring our assets to another provider and will restore the site within 24 to 48 hours. Come back soon, ”the group wrote in a tweet.

the Edge He later reported that Epik, a provider that has stepped in to save other sites, including Gab, Parler, and 8chan, is now listed as the registrar for prolifewhistleblower.com. The site reportedly tried to use Digital Ocean as the hosting provider first, but could have violated that provider’s rules as well, according to Ars Technica.

The new Texas law prohibits abortion after a fetal heartbeat can be detected and allows private citizens to enforce the measure. Although patients cannot be sued, anyone can sue people who “knowingly” help with the procedure, including doctors, abortion payers and clinic workers.

Plaintiffs in litigation cases resulting from the implementation of the law can win up to $ 10,000 in damages.

Texas Right to Life launched the whistleblower site in an attempt to collect anonymous information about vendors who may be violating the law.

Group Vice President Elizabeth Graham said Newsy on Thursday he does not seek information on women who undergo abortions.

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