A pro-life group can't convince tech giant Apple to restore an app the company removed.
Until last summer, Human Coalition utilized an app which generated group prayer across America for women seeking an abortion. The app also invited prayers for the women’s babies and families.
Lauren Enriquez, spokeswoman for Human Coalition, tells OneNewsNow the app was extremely effective but Apple banned it after getting complaints from abortion proponents and numerous journalistic hit pieces on the ministry.
"We had tens of thousands of downloads, and many, many prayers were recorded for the women who were considering abortion,” Enriquez says.
Apple has claimed that a feature of the app needed to be corrected, even though it had been in operation without complaint for several years. The tech giant declined to reveal what feature needed the changes.
Enriquez says her ministry would be forced to redevelop the app from scratch, which is cost-prohibitive.
“We can't justify using donor dollars to rebuild an app that already works perfectly,” she said. “And then we have to resubmit it without the assurance that Apple would accept the rebuilt app. We have to use donor dollars to rescue the precious lives at risk of being aborted.”
American Life League considered the service one of the top five apps for pro-lifers in the U.S.