LifeNews.com is reporting that more companies are ceasing to fund Planned Parenthood after being added to the boycott list . The boycott list is maintained by Life Decisions International (LDI). The group started its “Corporate Funding Project” (CFP) 18 years ago to monitor coporate donations given to Planned Parenthood, which performs more than 25% of abortions that occur in the United States each year.
Current names on the list include: Hilton Worldwide Hotels, AOL, Kohl’s, Staples, and the Susan G. Kohmen Foundation.
Names that have recently dropped from the list are: Toys’R’Us, Rolex watch company, Forbes magazine, and Enterprise car rentals.
Some companies that were once on the list but later dropped support for Planned Parenthood have regained membership on the boycott list for having resumed giving corporate donations to PPAA. Such names include: The Gap, Walt Disney, Johnson & Johnson, Nike, Freddie Mac, Chevron, Nationwide Insurance, and Wells Fargo.
“Generally speaking, between the publications of boycott lists, two or three corporations agree to stop funding Planned Parenthood,” LDI president Douglas Scott explained. “The current list was released in July 2010. So, one would expect that two or three corporations on the July 2010 boycott list will not appear on the December 2010 edition.”
LDI saw not just two or three, but at least ten companies drop from the list. This is the biggest drop in a six-month time period that the CFP has seen.
“This should serve as a testament to those who thought it impossible to change corporate philanthropic behavior,” said Kenneth C. Garvey, LDI’s director of communications. “Corporate officials are learning that those who value life are among the most dedicated people on earth. We will not go away until corporate involvement with Planned Parenthood comes to an end,” he concluded.
Photos courtesy of LifeNews.com; PlannedParenthood.org.