Texas, Yelp Sue Each Other Over Pregnancy Crisis Center Description

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    The Facts

    • Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton and Yelp are suing each other over the online review company’s description of some crisis pregnancy centers in the state, which Yelp claimed on its website "typically provide limited medical services and may not have licensed medical professionals onsite."

    • Paxton’s lawsuit, filed on Sept. 28, claims that the California-based business review giant engaged in deceptive business practices harming crisis pregnancy centers. He called Yelp’s notice about the centers not having medical professionals "inaccurate and misleading."

    The Spin

    Right narrative

    Yelp, just like all other big tech companies, is discriminating against businesses and services that don’t align with its viewpoint on abortion by putting false disclaimers on the pages of crisis pregnancy centers. Paxton is rightfully standing up to this clear violation of the state’s Deceptive Trade Practices Act and suing Yelp for its intentional deception.

    Left narrative

    Paxton is showing the extreme measures Republicans will go to in order to ban women's right to choose, as he now resorts to suing a company over a factually correct notice. Yelp has the right under the First Amendment to put any notice it wants about a company on its website, and Republicans cannot prevent this free speech in order to push their anti-choice agenda.

    Political split



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