by Steven Ertelt
November 28, 2005
Washington, DC (LifeNews.com) — A pro-life group that monitors corporate donations to Planned Parenthood says it will announce a revised boycott list later this week. Life Decisions International says the boycott list it has sponsored has mobilized pro-life advocates to contact companies and has resulted in cutting $35 million in donations to the abortion business.
"So far, as a direct result of the commitment, action and prayers of pro-family people, a minimum of 122 corporations have agreed to stop funding the abortion-committing goliath," said Thomas Strobhar, chairman of LDI’s Board of Directors.
The $35 million in lost donations has been the cumulative result of LDI’s maintaining the list for 14 years, the group said.
"This should be a testament to those who believe it is impossible to change corporate philanthropic behavior," Strobhar explained.
Corporations expected to be included for the first time on Thursday’s list include AIG, Altria (Phillip Morris, Nabisco, and Kraft products, Post cereals, etc.), Circuit City, Cost Plus World Market, Price Chopper/Mini Chopper, New World Restaurant Group (Chesapeake Bagel Bakery, Einstein Bros. Bagels, Manhattan Bagel, etc.), Nike, Tommy Hilfiger, and SBC Communications (AT&T, Cingular Wireless, Southwestern Bell, etc.).
LDI’s revised boycott list will also include a section for organizations that have partnered with Planned Parenthood in promoting its pro-abortion agenda. Such groups include The American Cancer Society, Camp Fire, The Dr. Phil Foundation, Girls Inc., Girl Scouts, Rotary Clubs, The Susan G. Komen Breast Cancer Foundation, and the YWCA.
The pro-life group has also worked to do more to identify local companies that are supporting abortion and has listed them on their web site.
"We ask all people who care about life to visit this page and determine which businesses in their area are supporting Planned Parenthood," Strobhar said. "We urge picketing, letter-writing, and personal visits to these establishments. It’s important for pro-family people to let these entrepreneurs know how they feel."
"As for me, the very lives of children are worth that much effort and a whole lot more," Strobhar added.
Related web sites:
Life Decisions International – https://www.fightpp.org