Google's location services wing is pledging to wipe away any location data indicating that users visited an abortion clinic as a response to Roe V. Wade being overturned.
Although the U.S. Supreme Court's controversial decision to reverse Roe V. Wade and let each state determine its own abortion policies hasn't been without its supporters, it's come as devastating news to millions of Americans.
For the ruling's critics, the reversal of Roe V. Wade empowers states to violate women's bodily autonomy and worsen legal inequality between men and women. But while the decision has inspired widespread protests both online and in person, it's hard for its detractors not to feel powerless in the wake of this legal sea change that uproots 50 years of precedent.
Although it's hard to say what any one person can do about the ruling, Google has recently declared its intent to shield users from its consequences as much as possible.