Verizon Rejects Text Messages From Pro-Abortion Group

03/28/2008 02:45 am ET | Updated May 25, 2011

Saying it had the right to block "controversial or unsavory" text messages, Verizon Wireless has rejected a request from NARAL Pro-Choice America, the abortion rights group, to make Verizon's mobile network available for a text-message program.

The other leading wireless carriers have accepted the program.

Legal authorities said private companies like Verizon probably have the right to decide which messages to carry.

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