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A pro-life Internet search


8/13/2006 - 7:07 AM PST

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By Matt Abbott
Op/Ed
Catholic Online

Patricia Gradwell of ProLifeSearch.com writes (edited):

“Defenders of life who utilize the Internet should know about ProLifeSearch.com, the first and only pro-life search engine in the world whose purpose is to raise money through paid ad sponsorship to approved agencies involved in pro-life activities.

“The search engine was launched by Jack Manhire and Joe Hanley in October 2005 as a reaction to Google's announcement of its multi-million dollar charities giveaway. There was no mention of a pro-life charity…anywhere.

“Seeking to take some of what would otherwise go into the corporate pockets of other search engines, ProLifeSearch.com strives to give the money to pro-life charities. Donations are given to any approved pro-life charity in the world. (A current list of approved charities is available at www.ProLifeSearch.com)

"Use of the search engine costs the user nothing and delivers high quality results, just like Google or Yahoo. ProLifeSearch.com has already donated over $11,000 in the short time since its inception. But it is still unknown to much of the pro-life movement.

“At this writing, the search engine has users in 105 countries. A quick glance at its list of approved charities and one can find Catholic and non-Catholic, American and non-American, student and teacher, clergy and laity. Some are large, internationally known groups. Others are small ministries that operate out of private residences. Most are from the U.S. and Canada, but ProLifeSearch.com has had charity recommendations in England, Ireland, Scotland, Ecuador, India, South Africa and Thailand.

“The official launch date was October 7 (Feast of Our Lady of the Rosary), though October 17 is when the search engine actually hit the Internet. Just how much money can be generated for pro-life organizations? It's too early to say for sure, but considering Google produced $3.2 billion dollars last year through sponsored search clicks, we’re hopeful that ProLifeSearch.com can make a major financial contribution to the pro-life cause.”

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