Pro-Life Watchdog Group: Many California Wineries on Pro-Abortion Boycott List
by Steven Ertelt
March 17, 2009
Washington, DC (LifeNews.com) — A watchdog group for corporate supporters of Planned Parenthood, the nation’s largest abortion business, says dozens of California wineries have made the list. Life Decisions International knows millions of Americans enjoy wine but the group is asking consumers to check their winery first.
LDI chairman Thomas Strobhar says most pro-life advocates are unaware of the fact that many winemakers give financial support to Planned Parenthood.
"I like a glass of wine every now and then," Strobhar told LifeNews.com. "I am appalled that so many winemakers fund the Culture of Death."
"I urge my fellow pro-life activists to let winemakers know that they have a ‘choice’. They may continue to fund Planned Parenthood and lose a lot of business to competitors or they may stop funding Planned Parenthood and reap the benefits that come from happy consumers," he added.
LDI has uploaded a list of dozens of California-based wineries that are supporters of the abortion business to their web site. The pro-life group provides contact information so consumers can notify their favorite winery that they will no longer purchase their products.
Strobhar says pro-life advocates don’t need to be aficionados of the adult beverage to participate in the boycott effort.
"Whether you are a wine drinker or not, please urge winemakers to stop supporting Planned Parenthood," he said.
Life Decisions International has been monitoring companies for over 15 years and says that at least 201 corporations have stopped funding Planned Parenthood as a result of the pro-life boycotts. That’s cost Planned Parenthood an estimated $40 million.
Some of the corporations that are found on the boycott list include Whole Foods Market, JPMorgan Chase (including Chase Bank, & Bank One), Bank of America, Lost Arrow (Patagonia), Wells Fargo, and Chevron (including Caltex, Xpress Lube, & Texaco).
Other pro-abortion companies include Carlson Companies (including Country Inns & Suites, Park Inn, Radisson Hotels, Regent Hotels, TGI Friday’s restaurants), Kenneth Cole, Nike, Midas, Marriott (including Courtyard Hotels, Fairfield Inn, Renaissance Hotels & Inns, Ritz-Carlton Hotels, etc.), Johnson & Johnson, Valero (Beacon, Ultramar, etc.), Wachovia, and Sonic (drive-in restaurants).
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.
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