Yelp, an online review service that gathers and organizes reviews about local establishments, joined the online abortion activist group to try to discredit crisis pregnancy centers and direct those who are pregnant to more abortion-centric clinics.
Axios reports this morning that the app will add disclaimers to crisis pregnancy centers when users search for pregnancy care and services.
Yelp will now add a consumer notice for both faith-based and non-faith-based crisis pregnancy centers, noting that they may only offer limited medical services and might not have licensed professionals on-site.
This is the latest move Yelp has made in the years since 2018 when CEO Jeremy Stoppelman directed Yelp to ensure that crisis pregnancy centers were distinguished from abortion clinics in its listings.
The Left reacted to Roe v. Wade’s overturning by attacking these centers in the wake of Dobbs from the Supreme Court. They provide medical services as well as a lot of support from their staff.
These centers were also the targets of domestic terror attacks by a group called Jane’s Revenge, which ranged from vandalism and full-blown arson.
Democratic politicians claim these centers are misleading because they don’t offer abortion options. They offer support beyond birth, counseling, and access to supplies for women who have unexpected pregnancies. Senator Elizabeth Warren was vocal in her criticism of the program and even demanded that the government “put an end” to it.
Democrat Senator Elizabeth Warren: “We need to put a stop” to crisis pregnancy centers “right now.” pic.twitter.com/PzhBe21AGk
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Yelp’s Vice President of User Operations joined the attack on these clinics.
“After discovering the deceptive nature of crisis pregnancy centers back in 2018, I’m grateful Yelp supports these efforts to provide consumers access to reliable information about reproductive healthcare services,” Noorie Maki, Yelp’s vice president of user operations, said to Axios via e-mail.
Malik stated, “It always felt unfair to me that there were clinics in the U.S. which provide misleading information or use deceptive techniques to steer pregnant women away from abortion care if they choose that path.”
Axios supports the decision and the smear. Ina Fried, who wrote the article, said that “Just noting the fact that crisis pregnancy centers offer limited medical services doesn’t address all of the criticisms surrounding such facilities.”
Strangely, no crisis pregnancy center has provided any input to the story. They have not commented on the story, and there is no indication that they sought any comment.
This is the latest tech-related move to raise awareness about the “virtues of abortion” and to limit any anti-abortion rhetoric. Google and YouTube are trying to attract anti-abortion content onto their platforms. The Axios piece explains that Meta has been accused of improperly flagging keywords, including names of abortion-inducing drugs.