Verizon Asks for a Do-Over On NARAL Fiasco

The New York Times is reporting that Verizon Wireless announced it would allow an abortion rights group to send text messages to its supporters on Verizon’s mobile network, reversing its earlier course.

“The decision to not allow text messaging on an important, though sensitive, public policy issue was incorrect,” said Jeffrey Nelson, a spokesman for Verizon, in a statement issued yesterday morning and relayed by the Times, adding that the earlier decision was an “isolated incident.”

This latest decision brings Verizon Wireless back in line with the other major carriers (AT&T, Sprint, and T-Mobile), all of whom had already allowed the messages through.

Verizon Reverses Itself on Abortion Messages [NYT]