by Steven Ertelt
August 3, 2005
Washington, DC (LifeNews.com) — A pro-life organization that has sponsored a long-running boycott of corporations that contribute to Planned Parenthood has updated their list of sponsors of the nation’s largest abortion business.
Life Decisions International has identified several new companies that have contributed to Planned Parenthood and announced resumed boycotts for many more.
Newly boycotted companies include accounting giant Ernst and Young, leading pharmaceutical company Merck, entertainment empire Time Warner, financier Wells Fargo and retail store Neiman Marcus.
Also new to the Planned Parenthood boycott list are software giant Oracle, Epic Systems, a healthcare management company, radio broadcaster Emmis Communications, and Highsmith, which makes library and school products.
Life Decisions sends companies information about Planned Parenthood, details about the boycott, and a formal request that the corporation stop funding the pro-abortion group before adding them to the list.
“We have had several chief executive officers agree to stop giving to Planned Parenthood right away, which means we never had to release the names of their corporations,” says LDI president Doug Scott.
“But many corporations need a bit of prodding before they realize the gravity of supporting the world’s number one abortion-advocacy group," Scott explained.
Some of the businesses that have been on the boycott list for years include Bank of America, CIGNA, Johnson & Johnson, J. P. Morgan Chase, Kenneth Cole, Levi Strauss, Pfizer, Prudential, Walt Disney, Unilever, Wachovia, and Whole Foods.
“This is not a Jesse Jackson boycott; make news for a day or two and then go away,” Scott said.
“Several corporations were boycott targets for many years before their chief executives finally realized we are relentless and will continue to let them know we disapprove of their philanthropic practices," Scott indicated. "The key is remaining diligent. If we give up, Planned Parenthood wins.”
As a result of the boycott, some 116 businesses have stopped funding Planned Parenthood, resulting in what LDI estimates to be $35 million in lost corporate donations.
Related web sites:
Life Decisions International – https://www.fightpp.org