Yelp Announces Further Censorship of Pro-Life Pregnancy Centers

On Tuesday, the review website Yelp announced that it would be implementing even more censorship measures to keep online users away from pro-life pregnancy centers in search results.

As reported by the New York Post, Yelp said that the new features will include a “consumer notice” on any listings that involve such pro-life centers, which will describe them as having “limited medical services, and may not have licensed medical professionals onsite.”

“It’s well-reported that crisis pregnancy centers do not offer abortion services, and it’s been shown that many provide misleading information in an attempt to steer people seeking abortion care to other options,” Yelp said in a statement announcing the new policies.

Ever since the Supreme Court’s historic decision to overturn Roe v. Wade earlier this year, the Left has ramped up attacks on pro-life pregnancy centers, which are often religiously affiliated, by claiming that they are pretending to be abortion providers. Such groups never promote themselves as such, and instead offer valuable family planning and advise pregnant women on how to handle their pregnancy.

Earlier this month, the union representing Google employees submitted a petition to the company’s CEO demanding that the search engine suppress search results for such groups. In June, a group of 21 Democratic members of Congress sent a letter to Google demanding similar acts of censorship.

Yelp, which is based in San Francisco, said that it has been evaluating thousands of results for such pro-life groups, for the purpose of “recategorizing” those that are determined to be too pro-life. Out of roughly 33,500 listings, the company said it has recategorized 470 total centers, making them less likely to appear in users’ searches.

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About Eric Lendrum

Eric Lendrum graduated from the University of California, Santa Barbara, where he was the Secretary of the College Republicans and the founding chairman of the school’s Young Americans for Freedom chapter. He has interned for Young America’s Foundation, the Heritage Foundation, and the White House, and has worked for numerous campaigns including the 2018 re-election of Congressman Devin Nunes (CA-22). He is currently a co-host of The Right Take podcast.

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