Yelp platform on phone screen with disclaimer text overlaid

There is a warning next to every crisis pregnancy center on the platform. There is a consumer alert about a crisis pregnancy center. Some crisis pregnancy centers may not have licensed medical professionals on site. Tech companies and their workers are reacting to the overturn of the abortion law.

Thousands of anti-abortion centers are labeled as distinct from actual clinics or abortion providers with the title "Crisis Pregnancy Center". After a company-wide effort to manually sort through and recategorize all of the platform's related listings, that change began in 2018?

Over 33,500 U.S. business pages have been evaluated and recategorized as Crisis Pregnancy Centers or Faith-based Crisis Pregnancy Centers by us in the year 2022.

The company said that it has tried to align reproductive health search results with what users are looking for. We have increased our efforts to protect our users and give them access to the information they are looking for, which includes better matching them with reproductive health services that actually offer abortion when they are searching for abortion services and making it less likely they will see.

The context about the risks of visiting anti-abortion centers will be more prominently displayed on the website.

Some of the common criticisms of these businesses aren't addressed in the statement. The issue of crisis pregnancy centers is more than just that their medical services are incomplete.

These centers market themselves to pregnant people and those seeking abortions by self-labeling as clinics, pregnancy care centers, or under other similar names.

They offer a lot of medical and parenting classes. Delay, misinformation, deceptive counseling, guilt, and shame are some of the tools these centers use to discourage people from accessing abortion. Federal and state tax dollars are used to fund anti- abortion centers.

In the wake of June's Supreme Court decision, other tech giants have wrestled with how to manage abortion related content. Last month, YouTube and TikTok made changes to their websites to combat misinformation about abortion. While the company still allows these advertisements to persist, they have introduced some small changes to the disclaimers they put on the ads.

Some companies have succeeded more than others. Facebook admitted to "incorrect enforcement" after they removed a lot of posts about abortion and abortion pills. Meta and other companies have avoided questions about abortion restrictions and privacy. Meta shared private messages with Nebraska police that helped in the arrest of a mother and daughter over an abortion. The apps that track pregnancies and periods have come under fire. Data brokers can sell information on pregnant women.