NewsThu Jan 11, 2007 - 12:15 pm EST
Newly Identified Corporate and Charitable Group Supporters of Planned Parenthood Named
WASHINGTON, D.C, January 11, 2007 (LifeSiteNews.com) - Life Decisions International (LDI) has released a revised edition of The Boycott List, which identifies corporations that are boycott targets due to their support of Planned Parenthood, the world’s primary abortion-advocacy group.
"As a direct result of the commitment, action and prayers of pro-family people, at least 137 corporations have stopped funding Planned Parenthood," said LDI President Douglas R. Scott, Jr. It is estimated that the boycott has cost Planned Parenthood more than $35 million since the Corporate Funding Project (CFP) began some 15 years ago. "This should be a testament to those who believe it is impossible to change corporate philanthropic behavior," Scott said.
Corporations appearing on The Boycott List for the first time include AlphaGraphics (graphics/printing), Arizona Lotus (radio/television broadcasting), Blackjack Pizza (restaurants), BolchalkFReY Marketing (advertising/public relations), Kara-Line (Wild Carrots apparel), Lowe Enterprises (hotels/resorts/financing), Pizza Pizza (restaurants), Scolari’s Food & Drug, and Tiffany & Company, among others.
Corporations continuing as boycott targets from the previously released Boycott List include high-end retailer Neiman Marcus, Basics Office Products, Adobe (software), Wachovia (finance), Golub (Price Chopper supermarkets), Nike (shoes/apparel, etc.), Time Warner (Cinemax, HBO, AOL, etc.), Unilever (Q-Tips, Lipton, Best Foods, Birds Eye, CountryCrock, Wish-Bone, Ben & Jerry’s, Axe, Finesse, Salon Selectives, Suave, etc.), Bank of America, the Dallas Cowboys, CIGNA (insurance), Walt Disney, Cost Plus World Market, Johnson & Johnson, Lost Arrow (Patagonia, etc.), Wells Fargo, Whole Foods Market, and Nationwide (insurance), among others.
The new Boycott List includes a revised "Dishonorable Mention" section, which identifies charitable groups that are associated with Planned Parenthood and/or its agenda. Among the groups named in this section are The American Cancer Society, Camp Fire, 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.
A revised list of local/regional boycott targets may be found at: http://www.fightpp.org/show.cfm?page=regional_intro . "We ask all people who care about life to visit this page to learn which businesses in their area are supporting Planned Parenthood," Scott said. "We urge picketing, letter-writing, and personal visits to these establishments. It is important for pro-family people to let these entrepreneurs know how they feel."
"The Pro-Life Movement will succeed only to the extent that pro-life people are willing to be inconvenienced," Scott said. "The very lives of children are worth that much effort and a whole lot more."