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SAN FRANCISCO (LifeSiteNews) — Crowd-source business review platform Yelp, which earlier this year announced it would pay employees’ abortion-related travel expenses, has now begun slapping consumer notice labels on pro-life pregnancy centers as of Tuesday.

The San Francisco-based company announced the move in an exclusive interview with Axios on August 23.

According to the report, Yelp is now flagging both faith-based and non-faith-based crisis pregnancy centers by adding a label telling users that the organizations “provide limited medical services and may not have licensed medical professionals onsite.”

Axios noted that the decision is “the latest in a series of move[s] 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.”

RELATED: Yelp will help cover travel expenses for employees seeking out-of-state abortions

Yelp vice president of user operations Noorie Malik praised the decision in remarks made to the outlet via email.

“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,” Malik said.

“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,” she added, noting that Yelp will also throttle the reach of the pregnancy centers on the platform so that the organizations won’t appear in the company’s search results for abortion-seeking women.

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1.6 million Walmart employees will soon be pressured into supporting and seeking abortions thanks to Walmart’s new initiative pouring financial incentives into abortion-specific travel. 

According to CNBC, Walmart employees “and their family members who are insured through Walmart” will have abortion travel costs covered “if they cannot access a legal abortion within 100 miles of their location.”  

This is horrifying news, because this means that low-income workers will have virtually no excuse to refuse Walmart’s new abortion-related accommodations.  

Notice that Walmart is also making abortion virtually inescapable, funding abortion-travel when it's not accessible within a 100-mile radius. As a result, every female employee will be forced to at least consider seeking an abortion. 

Walmart's expanding abortion coverage also includes any instance "when there is a health risk to the mother, rape or incest, ectopic pregnancy, miscarriage or lack of fetal viability.” This seems limited, but it’s actually an expansion of abortion coverage that is the beginning of a very dangerous slippery slope.

This is because the same CNBC report notes that Walmart “previously offered more limited abortion coverage.” 

Expansions are continuing in stages, with Walmart targeting their most vulnerable employees who find themselves in life’s darkest, most difficult moments.  

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Malik isn’t alone in accusing pro-life centers of “misleading” or “deceptive” tactics.

Advocates of abortion have long accused pro-life centers of “misleading” women by offering pregnancy services that support expecting moms without offering abortions.

Earlier this year, former presidential hopeful and current U.S. Sen. Elizabeth Warren argued that pregnancy centers, which typically provide pregnant women with emotional support counseling as well as infant care essentials like diapers, strollers, and baby formula, actually “torture” women by encouraging them not to kill their babies.

In response, some pro-life advocates have argued that it’s abortion facilities, not pregnancy centers, that have continuously “misled” women.

In a blog post focusing on Kristen Strezo, the pro-abortion City Councilor of Somerset, Massachusetts, LifeSite’s Jonathan van Maren argued that it’s “abortion supporters like Strezo who lie to women and tell them that their developing child is just a clump of cells rather than a baby; it is abortion supporters like Strezo who call the business of dismembering pre-born children ‘healthcare’; it is abortion supporters like Strezo who insist that women are empowered by feticide.”

RELATED: Abortion supporters don’t believe women should choose to visit crisis pregnancy centers

Meanwhile, Yelp isn’t the only company to take action against pro-life advocacy in the wake of Roe v. Wade’s demise at the hands of the pro-life U.S. Supreme Court majority in late June.

Last month, social media giant YouTube declared it was cracking down on so-called “misinformation” regarding abortion, giving rise to speculation from pro-lifers that the company will work to suppress the truth about abortion.

“Starting today and ramping up over the next few weeks, we will remove content that provides instructions for unsafe abortion methods or promotes false claims about abortion safety under our medical misinformation policies,” YouTube said in a July 21 statement.

According to YouTube’s “misinformation” policy, medical content “that contradicts local health authorities’ or WHO [World Health Organization] guidance on certain safe medical practices” will not be allowed on the site.

The WHO currently claims that “Induced abortion is a simple and common health-care procedure” that “is safe when carried out using a method recommended by WHO, appropriate to the pregnancy duration and by someone with the necessary skills.”

READ: YouTube announces crackdown on so-called abortion ‘misinformation’ likely to affect pro-life efforts

In addition to actively suppressing pro-life content, many corporations have opted to help cover travel expenses for abortion-seeking women who live in pro-life states.

Most recently, retail giant Walmart told employees it will cover the cost of abortion and related travel expenses.

Under Walmart’s health care plans, the company will foot the bill for employees’ abortions “when there is a health risk to the mother, rape or incest, ectopic pregnancy, miscarriage or lack of fetal viability,” CNBC reported.


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