Friday, August 03, 2007

New boycott targets added to abortion-supporter list

New boycott targets added to abortion-supporter list

Ed Thomas
August 3, 2007

After completing its bi-annual update of Planned Parenthood's corporate financial supporters, the pro-life group Life Decisions International (LDI) has added several companies to its boycott list. Among them are some big household names.

Douglas Scott, Jr., the president of LDI, says Allstate, CCA Global carpet and flooring companies like Carpet One, Chevron, Comcast, DuPont, eBay, and Sears are all newly placed on "The Boycott List," which identifies corporations that financially support Planned Parenthood, the world's leading abortion-provider.

"Even before a company goes on The Boycott List, we notify [that] company and give them the source of our information and give them a chance to agree to stop giving to Planned Parenthood," says the pro-life advocate. "Once we contact that company, if they choose to ignore us or they choose to continue giving to Planned Parenthood, then they become a boycott target."

Other newly targeted companies include Kmart (which owns Sears), Sonic Drive-In, Marriott, and OSI Restaurant Partners, which owns Outback Steakhouse.

A "Dishonorable Mention" section of the list identifies charitable organizations associated with Planned Parenthood. Among those this time around to that section are American Association of Retired Persons (AARP), Muscular Dystrophy Association (MDA), and National Education Association (NEA).

The Boycott List is part of the 15-year-old Corporate Funding Project, which tries to educate companies about Planned Parenthood's agenda in the hopes of their voluntarily ceasing financial support. Scott says at least 153 corporations have stopped funding through the project since its beginning, which LDI estimates has cost the abortion-provider some $35 million.

In a related article on, Scott says the pro-life movement will only succeed if pro-life people are willing to be inconvenienced. "The very lives of children are worth that much effort and a whole lot more," he states.



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