(Hartford, CT) — Attorney General William Tong today joined a coalition of 16 attorneys general in an open letter supporting Yelp’s efforts to ensure that consumers are provided with clear and accurate information about the limitations of services and staffing offered by Crisis Pregnancy Centers (CPCs). Yelp has provided notices on CPCs’ Yelp pages notifying consumers that CPCs do not provide comprehensive reproductive healthcare.
Read the rest of the Attorney General’s press release here.
In the letter, the attorneys general state, “As the legal officials charged with enforcing our jurisdictions’ consumer protection laws, we support Yelp’s efforts to ensure that consumers receive clear information about the limitations of the services and staff available at CPCs. CPCs do not provide full-scope reproductive healthcare and often use deceptive tactics to lure in patients seeking reproductive healthcare.”
The letter declares that “abortion and abortion services are healthcare”, but does not elaborate on the ‘deceptive tactics’. It also states,
“Denials of abortion are in turn associated with worse outcomes for both the parents and children, including poor birthing and infant health outcomes, higher rates of poverty, and lower educational attainment for both parents and children.”
The footnote to this keystone paragraph contains references to a Journal of Pediatrics article—which attempts to measure social, economic and health outcomes: not for the mother, but for her existing children. (emph. added).
Both Yelp and the attorneys general assume in their letter, that all pregnant women are unintelligent, and uninformed; that any woman who visits a Crisis Pregnancy Center must not know of the ‘full-scope reproductive healthcare’.