New boycott list targets Planned Parenthood supporters

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Monitors of corporate donors to Planned Parenthood have released the latest edition of their boycott list. They say its boycott has helped cost the United States’ largest abortion provider $40 million.

“As a direct result of the commitment, action and prayers of pro-family people, at least 281 corporations have stopped funding Planned Parenthood,” said Kenneth C. Garvey, Life Decisions International communications director. “This should serve as a testament to those who think it impossible to change corporate behavior.”

New boycott targets include Mesa Air Group and Trinity Investments.

Continued boycott targets include Adobe, AOL, Bank of America, Bayer, Chevron, eBay, PayPal, Midas, Nationwide insurance, Nike, Symantec, Wells Fargo and Whole Foods.

The list also names Darden Restaurants, owners of restaurants such as Olive Garden and Red Lobster. The airlines Southwest and Jet Blue are included, as is Starwood Hotels and its associated hotels such as Aloft, Element, Four Point, Le Méridien, Sheraton, W, and Westin.

Corporations qualify for the list if they or their franchises have donated to Planned Parenthood at any level, in any amount, within the past five years and if company officials refuse to say donations will not be made in the future.

Life Decisions International also gives a “Dishonorable Mention” to non-profits associated with Planned Parenthood or its agenda.

New groups in this section include Comic Relief, Eagles Clubs, Elks Clubs, Elton John AIDS Foundation and the Red Cross.

Groups that continued to remain on the Dishonorable Mention section include AARP, the American Cancer Soceity, Amnesty International, the Audubon Society, Boys & Girls Clubs, Camp Fire, the Dr. Phil Foundation, Girl Scouts, and Girls Inc.

Other groups include Human Rights Watch, the Juvenile Diabetes Foundation, the Kiwanis Clubs, the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society, Lions Clubs, the March of Dimes, the Michael J. Fox Association, the Muscular Dystrophy Association, Ronald McDonald House Charities, Rotary Clubs, and the Salvation Army.

The Sierra Club, the Susan G. Komen Breast Cancer Foundation, the YMCA and the YWCA also made the list.

Garvey attributed the success of the boycott to the tenacity of pro-life people who “understand the power of the dollar and are willing to be inconvenienced for the sake of preborn children.”

More information about the boycott list is available at Life Decisions International’s website: http://www.fightpp.org.

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