New Boycott List Identifies Corporate Planned Parenthood Sponsors

Life Decisions International (LDI) will soon release a revised edition of The Boycott List, which identifies corporations that are boycott targets due to their support of Planned Parenthood, the world's leading abortion-advocacy group.

"As a direct result of the commitment, action and prayers of pro-family people, at least 153 corporations have stopped funding Planned Parenthood," said LDI President Douglas R. Scott, Jr. It is estimated that the boycott has cost Planned Parenthood more than $35 million since the Corporate Funding Project (CFP) began some 15 years ago.

"This should be a testament to those who believe it is impossible to change corporate philanthropic behavior."

Corporations appearing on The Boycott List for the first time are Allstate (insurance), CCA Global (Carpet One, Flooring America, Flooring Canada, Flooring One, Lighting One, etc.), Chevron (fuel/energy; Xpress Lube, Texaco), Comcast (cable television, Internet, etc.), DuPont (chemicals), eBay (online marketplace; PayPal), Four Seasons Hotels (Regent Hotels), GlaxoSmithKline (over-the-counter medication, prescription drugs, etc.), Marriott (Courtyard Hotels, Fairfield Inn, Grand Residences, Horizons Hotels, JW Marriott Hotels, Renaissance Hotels & Inns, Ritz-Carlton Hotels, SpringHill Suites, TownePlace Suites), OSI Restaurant Partners (Outback Steakhouse, etc.), Sears (Kmart), Sonic (drive-in restaurants), and Wawa (convenience stores), among others. Corporations continuing as boycott targets from the previously released Boycott List are Basics Office Products, Adobe (software), Wachovia (finance), Nike (shoes/apparel, etc.), Time Warner (Cinemax, HBO, AOL, etc.), Bank of America, CIGNA (insurance), Walt Disney, Johnson & Johnson, Lost Arrow (Patagonia, etc.), Wells Fargo, Whole Foods Market, and Nationwide (insurance), among others.

The new Boycott List includes a revised and significantly expanded "Dishonorable Mention" section, which identifies charitable organizations that are associated with Planned Parenthood and/or its agenda. Among the groups new to this section is the Audubon Society, Alzheimer's Association, American Association of Retired Persons (AARP), American Diabetes Association, Council of Churches (including Church World Service, and CROP Hunger Walks), Glaucoma Research Foundation, Juvenile Diabetes Foundation, Leukemia & Lymphoma Society, Muscular Dystrophy Association (MDA), National Education Association (NEA), National Multiple Sclerosis Society, Save the Children, and the Sierra Club, among others.

"The Pro-Life Movement will succeed only to the extent that pro-life people are willing to be inconvenienced," Scott said. "The very lives of children are worth that much effort and a whole lot more."

More information about the CFP, visit www.fightpp.org.

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  • Guest

    Rather ironic that "Save the Children" supports Planned Parenthood!  It's a sick culture.

    With regard to the final statement: 

    "The very lives of children are worth that much effort and a whole lot more."

    From what I can tell, if you mesh the above lists with other boycott lists, we will all be growing our own food and riding our donkeys around town.

    Seriously, what can we realistically do.  I don't see how one can boycott all of the above and still function in the modern world.  However, I'm open to suggestions.

    I do think that PP needs to be continually exposed for what it is: a for profit major abortion provider.  And nobody should ever should donate to charities that give to PP (I still don't understand that concept!)

    Thanks for the info

  • Guest

    "From what I can tell, if you mesh the above lists with other boycott lists, we will all be growing our own food and riding our donkeys around town."

     

    This problem is idicative of one of the great failures of the republican touted 'free market'.  The larger a corporation becomes the less need it has of making taking actions that are good for consumers and pleasing to customers. 

     

     

  • Guest

    The way to make your boycott felt is to pick one or two corporations whose products you

    a) currently use, and

    b) can do without or replace.

    Boycott them, and be certain to write letters explaining that, because of their support for PPFA, you are now a former customer. The bizarre thing is, even if the alternate product's producer ALSO supports PPFA, if that isn't widely known by the PR hacks at the first of them, it still works.

  • Guest

    Don't know if it's on the list, but be aware that March of Dimes contributes to PP, too. 

    What I enjoy most is getting into a conversation with strangers (like, waiting in the check-out line), and mentioning, casually, something like, "Oh, I always go to Barnes & Noble because Borders gives Planned Parenthood part of their profits", and then counting the number of jaws I hear hitting the floor (not only in my own lane, but the next one, too).

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