Unfortunately, big corporations conforming to societal demands is a reality in today’s culture. Whether it be in the form of mindlessly supporting movements completely unrelated to the business or aggressively reminding consumers of their stance on LGBT issues during the month of June, companies will do anything to “fit in” with cultural narratives.
Unsurprisingly, abortion is no exception among the slew of progressive issues. Since the Dobbs decision in June 2022, many large corporations have issued statements saying they will fund travel expenses for employees traveling out of state to receive abortions if the employees reside in a state where abortion is outlawed.
Though this initiative is morally egregious enough in and of itself, several companies take it to an even further extreme. Their actions expose the underlying progressive desire to not only enforce their worldview on those around them, but to completely eradicate any opposition.
Though it is known for helping customers find restaurants, Yelp has felt the need to enter the abortion conversation. The company has taken an extreme stance, far beyond the societal progressive standard.
In addition to covering abortion-related travel expenses for employees, Yelp also now flags pregnancy centers that do not offer abortions. Per Yelp’s own words from a blog post on their website in 2022,
“And over the past several months, as the fate of abortion rights hung in the balance, we’ve increased our efforts to protect our users and provide them with access to the information they’re looking for, which includes better matching them with reproductive health services that actually offer abortions when they are searching for abortion services and making it less likely they will see crisis pregnancy centers that don’t.”
The motive is blatant: to silence any opposition. Pro-abortion advocates no longer paint decision to have an abortion as one option, but the option; so much for “safe, legal and rare”…
In a similar fashion to Yelp, Google goes above and beyond in ensuring that the massacre of the unborn continues.
Not only does Google fund travel expenses related to abortion for employees, but it also implemented a policy in which employees can apply to fully relocate to an abortion-friendly state “without justification” (see here).
However, Google does not stop there. It also reportedly altered its search engine to favor clinics that offer abortions over clinics that do not in search results (see here). In a digital world where ranking highly as a search result can quite literally double the number of customers, this is a crushing blow to clinics that choose not to offer abortions.
Up next is Lyft, the ride-sharing service that is prominent in large cities. Like many other companies, Lyft has stated that it will fund abortion-related travel expenses. However, Lyft went a step further by donating $1 million to Planned Parenthood (see here), which is the largest abortion provider in the United States.
In addition to this, Lyft also partnered with Planned Parenthood to create a Women’s Transportation Access program, which would serve to specifically transport women to abortion clinics. In a blog post on its website, Lyft said the following:
“This decision will hurt millions of women by taking away access to safe, and private reproductive healthcare services. Lyft supports organizations that preserve access to choice for women across the country, including the National Women’s Law Center and the ACLU. In September 2021, we donated $1 million to Planned Parenthood, and are partnering with them to pilot a Women’s Transportation Access program.”
As more corporations continue to dive further into the progressive agenda, the time is now for pro-lifers to vote with their wallets and actions rather than their words.