LIFE NEWS by STEVEN ERTELT MAR 10, 2015 | 3:59PM WASHINGTON, DC
American Express, AT&T, Avon, Bank of America, Bath and Body Works and Ben & Jerry’s. What do these corporations have in common? They all directly send corporate contributions to Planned Parenthood, the nation’s biggest abortion business.
Of Planned Parenthood’s $1.3 Billion in yearly revenue, over 25% comes from private donations, including corporate contributions. How can pro-life people keep track of which corporations send part of the money they get from your purchases to fund the abortion industry?
A fairly new group called 2nd Vote helps give you an idea. 2nd Vote has compiled this reference list of companies that have directly or indirectly supported Planned Parenthood so that you as a consumer can know if your dollars are funding an agenda that violates your Pro-Life values.
“2nd Vote is showing conservative consumers how companies use their hard earned dollars to fund Planned Parenthood’s liberal agenda,” outreach director Jake DeVantier tell LifeNews.com. “It doesn’t make sense to vote for pro-life values on Election Day and then help fund the nation’s largest abortion provider with our spending.”
The group helps pro-life advocates keep track with a handy app that Apple and Droid users can download on their smartphones (fortunately, neither Google nor Apple make the list of Planned Parenthood-funding corporations). The list includes companies like Johnson and Johnson, Levi Strauss, Liberty Mutual and Macy’s.
“Our smartphone app gives users the ability to know whether or not their shopping habits are in line with their pro-life values,” DeVantier says.
He tells LifeNews that pro-life people, once they download the 2nd Vote app, should check back regularly because the list of companies is updated frequently.
“We encourage you to reach out to these companies; let them know why you spend your dollars elsewhere. By working together and voting with our dollars, we can turn the tables on this national tragedy,” he says. “We want our members to use the resources we provide to hold companies accountable for their involvement with pro-abortion groups like Planned Parenthood.”
So check out of the free 2nd Vote app today and keep abreast of the latest list of companies backing Planned Parenthood. Then you’ll know to avoid Coca-Cola, Converse, Dockers, ExxonMobil, Ford, Groupon and many more.
Meet 39 Companies That Donate Directly to Planned Parenthood
In the wake of two videos allegedly showing Planned Parenthood officials discussing the sale of aborted fetal body parts, Republicans in Congress are working to ensure that Planned Parenthood is stripped of its federal funding.
However, it’s not only the government that fills Planned Parenthood’s coffers.According to 2nd Vote, a website and app that tracks the flow of money from consumers to political causes, more than 25 percent of Planned Parenthood’s $1.3-billion annual revenue comes from private donations, which includes corporate contributions.
2nd Vote researched the corporations and organizations to find which supported Planned Parenthood and found that more than three dozen donated to the group. Some companies donated directly, while others matched employee gifts.
Thirty-nine corporations and organizations directly contribute to the group.
The first video, released last week, showed Planned Parenthood senior executive Dr. Deborah Nucatola meeting with actors portraying buyers from a “human biologics company.” The “buyers” discussed the sale of fetal body parts with Nucatola over lunch.
In the second video, released today, Dr. Mary Gatter, president of Planned Parenthood’s medical directors council, is seen negotiating the price of aborted fetal body parts.
Here are the 39 companies that have directly funded Planned Parenthood.
- American Cancer Society
- American Express
- Bank of America
- Bath & Body Works
- Ben & Jerry’s
- Deutsche Bank
- Fannie Mae
- Johnson & Johnson
- La Senza
- Levi Strauss
- Liberty Mutual
- March of Dimes
- Morgan Stanley
- Susan G. Komen
- United Way
- Wells Fargo
This story has been updated. Xerox was erroneously listed on Planned Parenthood’s website as having been a donor. “We have communicated with Planned Parenthood. They have removed Xerox from this list of companies that match gifts to the organization. It was not correct,” a Xerox representative told The Daily Signal.
Also, a Ford Motor Co. representative contacted The Daily Signal claiming they had been erroneously listed on Planned Parenthood’s website, and have contacted Planned Parenthood to be removed.