SEATTLE (LifeSiteNews) — Long recognized as a left-wing corporation, Starbucks has upped its political game by promising to bankroll abortion and radical transgenderism.
On Monday, the Seattle-based coffeehouse chain became one of the latest major corporations to announce that it will pay for abortion and transgender surgery-related travel expenses for its employees, UPI reported.
Employees and their dependents will receive financial backing from Starbucks to travel for abortion or ‘gender-affirming’ surgeries as part of the corporation’s benefits package. The policy will kick in for any of the company’s 240,000 employees who would need to travel 100 miles or more to obtain an abortion or “gender-affirming” surgical procedure.
I’m out. Thanks for the years of coffee but I can’t support this.
Starbucks to add abortion travel coverage to U.S. health benefits | Reuters https://t.co/o6UcqbscGn
— Brian Glenn (@brianglenntv) May 17, 2022
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In the aftermath of the leak of the Supreme Court majority opinion draft overruling Roe v. Wade, lawless vandals backed by the abortion lobby and pro-abortion politicians have launched riots and violent attacks on pro-life entities across America, from pregnancy centers to churches, and even targeted Justices' homes.
This widespread, organized effort not only sets a dangerous standard for how groups and individuals may opt to stage demonstrations going forward, but begs the question of how the pro-abortion crowd would behave if and when the Supreme Court officially overturns Roe later this summer.
And, worst of all, the White House has largely turned a blind eye to these riots, with Joe Biden -- who at one time claimed to be personally opposed to abortion due to his Catholic faith -- now acting as the foremost advocate for unfettered abortion access in America.
Biden's nonexistent response must be addressed, and the White House needs to know that the American people demand better from their supposed "leader."
Please SIGN and SHARE this petition calling on Joe Biden to stop beating around the bush and finally issue a formal statement condemning the violent riots and attacks on pro-life institutions across our country in the wake of the leaked Supreme Court majority opinion draft overturning Roe v. Wade.
Over Mother's Day weekend, pro-abortion attacks broke out across America, with increasingly depraved activists targeting pregnancy centers, pro-life advocacy organizations, and churches with either disruptive demonstrations or, in some cases, vandalism and outright violence.
Among the most barbaric occurrences was the vicious attack on Wisconsin Family Action, a pro-life group headquartered in Madison, where vandals threw a Molotov cocktail into an office window, started a fire on one of its walls, and left a threatening graffiti message reading "If abortions aren't safe then you aren't either."
Review a FULL LIST of other appalling attacks HERE.
They even descended upon the homes of Supreme Court Justices like Samuel Alito, Brett Kavanaugh, and Chief Justice John Roberts, who appear poised to formally issue the final blow to Roe v. Wade in the coming weeks, after publishing a map with their private addresses.
The case, which was decided nearly 50 years ago in 1973, saw members of the bench fabricate a constitutional "right" to abortion, depriving individual states from crafting their own laws to protect life. However, should Roe, as expected, be overturned, the matter of abortion would be returned to the states, where it always belonged, giving lawmakers the ability to propose legislation that would either place strong restrictions on the procedure or, in some cases, ban it outright.
And while, of course, freedom of speech must be protected and defended for all Americans, demonstrations that devolve into vandalism, rioting, the use of intimidation tactics against members of the judiciary (or anyone else, for that matter), or violence in any form must NEVER be tolerated.
But the White House seems to be taking a different approach...
It wasn't until Monday afternoon that Press Secretary Jen Psaki finally acknowledged the threat posed to Supreme Court Justices by out-of-control pro-abotion activists, claiming that "judges perform an incredibly important function in our society, and they must be able to do their jobs without concern for their personal safety."
This is true, but it took Psaki an entire week to make any semblance of a definitive statement about the White House's position on this urgent matter. In fact, Psaki previously refused to discourage the targeting of Justices' homes when asked, insisting that pro-abortion groups were staging "peaceful protests" instead; she even failed to condemn the leak itself -- an unprecedented breach of trust and rejection of institutional norms that could permanently damage the standing of the court and its ability to function as an apolitical body.
And, of course, Joe Biden, himself, has been virtually silent on the matter, failing to effectively speak out against these riots and reassure the American people that those who seek to vandalize property and perpetrate violence will be held legally accountable for their actions by the Department of Justice.
This is entirely unacceptable behavior from a commander-in-chief, and as political allies like Chicago Mayor Lori Lightfoot (rather ironically) incite insurrection by labeling the Supreme Court's pending decision a "call to arms," the American people must demand that Joe Biden clarify where he stands, and whose side he's really on.
The rule of law must be upheld and applied equally, and that means calling out radical anti-life rioters and ensuring there are consequences for their violent outbursts and destruction of property across the country.
Please SIGN and SHARE this petition calling on Joe Biden to condemn these rioters, and direct the U.S. Department of Justice to take action that will hold them accountable for their actions under the law.
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'‘Rise up, fight back’: Pro-abortion protesters descend upon Justice Alito’s house over imminent abortion ruling' (LifeSiteNews)
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In a letter announcing the new policy, Starbucks acting executive vice president of partner resources Sara Kelly specifically highlighted the company’s commitment to ensuring that all employees can kill their unborn babies even if the legality of abortion in the U.S. is decided by individual states rather than the federal government.
“Regardless of what the Supreme Court ends up deciding, we will always ensure our partners have access to quality health care,” Kelly said in the letter, Newsweek reported.
Kelly referred in her comments to the unprecedented leak of a U.S. Supreme Court draft majority opinion in the Dobbs v. Jackson Women’s Health Organization case, which concerns Mississippi’s 15-week abortion ban.
READ: Leaked majority opinion shows Supreme Court may overturn Roe v. Wade
According to the leaked document, at least a 5-4 majority on the Court is poised to rule in favor of Mississippi by overturning Roe v. Wade, the 1973 decision that established a “constitutional right to abortion” throughout all 50 states.
A decision is expected in the Dobbs case any day.
Meanwhile, Starbucks isn’t alone in moving to finance abortions in defiance of pro-life legislation and the potential overturning of Roe v. Wade.
A raft of pro-abortion companies, including Amazon, Apple, Citibank, Salesforce, Tesla, Microsoft, and Yelp, have also announced they will cover travel expenses for pregnant women to kill their babies.
Starbucks joins Microsoft, Amazon, Tesla, Goldman and others covering travel costs for abortions https://t.co/Ds837Q7z9K
— FOX Business (@FoxBusiness) May 17, 2022
Yelp chief diversity officer Miriam Warren explained her company’s decision by arguing that “[t]he ability to control your reproductive health, and whether or when you want to extend your family, is absolutely fundamental to being able to be successful in the workplace.”
Meanwhile, Republican-led states like Alabama, Arizona, Texas, Idaho, Florida, Oklahoma, and South Dakota have kicked into overdrive to forward a bevy of laws and executive orders to protect unborn babies and restrict destructive surgeries or drugs designed to make people look more like the opposite gender.
Earlier this year, Texas Republican Gov. Greg Abbott directed state agencies to treat so-called “sex change” procedures as child abuse under Texas law.