Yelp Will Start Flagging Crisis Pregnancy Centers to Steer People Toward Abortion Clinics

Source: RedState

Yelp, the online service that collects and organizes reviews of local establishments, has joined the online abortion activist crowd in trying to smear crisis pregnancy centers and steer those seeking assistance during pregnancy to more abortion-centric clinics.

Axios is reporting this morning that the app will be adding disclaimers to crisis pregnancy centers when users look up pregnancy care and services.

Starting today, Yelp will add a consumer notice to both faith-based and non-faith-based crisis pregnancy centers noting that they “provide limited medical services and may not have licensed medical professionals onsite.”

It’s the latest in a series of moved Yelp has made since 2018, when CEO Jeremy Stoppelman directed the company to make sure crisis pregnancy centers were differentiated from abortion clinics in the company’s listings.

In the wake of the Dobbs decision from the Supreme Court, the Left has reacted to the overturning of Roe v. Wade by going after these centers, which provide some medical services and a lot of supportive help from those that work there.

These centers have also been the target of domestic terror attacks from a group called “Jane’s Revenge,” ranging from vandalism to full-blown arson.

Democratic politicians have levied claims that these centers are “misleading,” as many of them don’t give patients options for abortion. Rather, they offer counseling, access to supplies, and support past birth for mothers who are struggling with unexpected pregnancies. Sen. Elizabeth Warren has been a very vocal critic, even demanding that the government “put a stop” to them.

Yelp’s VP of User Operations has joined in the smear of these clinics.

“After learning about the misleading nature of crisis pregnancy centers back in 2018, I’m grateful Yelp stands behind these efforts to provide consumers with access to reliable information about reproductive health services,” Noorie Malik, Yelp’s VP of user operations, told Axios in an e-mail interview.

“It has always felt unjust to me that there are clinics in the U.S. that provide misleading information or conduct deceptive tactics to steer pregnant people away from abortion care if that’s the path they choose to take,” Malik said.

Axios itself is siding with the decision and the smear. Ina Fried, the writer of the piece, goes on to say “Just noting that crisis pregnancy centers provide limited medical services doesn’t address all the criticisms around such facilities.”

Strangely, there is no input from any crisis pregnancy center in the story. There is no comment from any of them, nor is there any indication that comment was sought.

However, this is the latest step in the tech world to push for increased awareness of the “virtues” of abortion and a great push to restrict any rhetoric from the anti-abortion movement. Google and YouTube are working to reel in anti-abortion content on their platforms, and the Axios piece notes that “Meta has come under fire for improperly flagging certain keywords, including the names of some abortion-inducing medications.”