by Steven Ertelt
September 19, 2007
Washington, DC (LifeNews.com) — A pro-life group that has successfully led a national boycott of businesses that provide charitable contributions to Planned Parenthood has released a list of local businesses that do the same thing. The boycotts have cost the nation’s largest abortion business millions in donations.
Life Decisions International on Wednesday told LifeNews.com that the list of local pro-abortion businesses comes at the request of pro-life people who want to have a more local impact.
"The local/regional boycott list identifies companies that do business in a limited area," LDI president Douglas Scott said.
"We urge pro-life people to take a local approach. These are businesses that may operate in your home town or in your state/province," he explained. "It is important that pro-life people let the owners of these establishments know how disappointed they are by the owners’ philanthropic choices."
The list of local and regional boycott targets is arranged by state and Canadian province on the group’s web site. Scott hopes that pro-life advocates will find the boycott lists and disseminate them to pro-life friends and family.
He also hopes the lists will prompt local pro-life groups to start boycotts and protests in their communities.
"Please distribute the list of local/regional boycott targets as widely as possible," Scott urged. "If you wish to organize a picket of any of these businesses, and we strongly encourage you to do so, let us know. We can help."
Life Decisions International has also put together a special list of wineries and vineyards that fund Planned Parenthood as many seem to do across the country. They are listed in a separate section because they most likely do business in more than one region of the country.
Scott warned that many of the listed companies do business on the Internet.
"We urge people to check the list before placing an order online," he said.
Life Decisions International has been monitoring companies for over 15 years and says that at least 137 corporations have stopped funding Planned Parenthood as a result of the pro-life boycotts. That’s cost Planned Parenthood an estimated $35 million.
Some of the new companies on the group’s national boycott list include AlphaGraphics, television broadcasting firm Arizona Lotus, BolchalkFReY Marketing, Kara-Line (Wild Carrots apparel), hotel and resort operator Lowe Enterprises, and Scolari’s Food & Drug.
Other corporations that continue to fund Planned Parenthood include Neiman Marcus, software maker Adobe, Wachovia, Golub (which operates Price Chopper supermarkets), Nike, Time Warner, Unilever, Bank of America, the Dallas Cowboys, CIGNA, Walt Disney, Johnson & Johnson, Wells Fargo, Whole Foods Market, and Nationwide insurance.
The group’s most recent boycott list also includes the names of charitable groups that have developed relationships with Planned Parenthood.
These groups include the American Cancer Society, Camp Fire girls, The Dr. Phil Foundation, Girls Inc., Girl Scouts, Human Rights Watch, Kiwanis Clubs, the March of Dimes, Rotary Clubs, The Susan G. Komen Breast Cancer Foundation, and the YWCA.
Related web sites:
Life Decisions International – https://www.fightpp.org