Life Decisions International (LDI) will release a revised edition of The Boycott List on Thursday, December 1, 2005. The List identifies corporations that are boycott targets due to their support of Planned Parenthood, the world's primary abortion-advocacy group.
"So far, as a direct result of the commitment, action and prayers of pro-family people, a minimum of 122 corporations have agreed to stop funding the abortion-committing goliath," said Thomas Strobhar, chairman of LDI's Board of Directors. It is estimated that the boycott has cost Planned Parenthood more than $35 million since the Corporate Funding Project (CFP) began nearly 14 years ago. "This should be a testament to those who believe it is impossible to change corporate philanthropic behavior."
Corporations slated to appear on The Boycott List for the first time include: AIG (financial/insurance), Altria (Phillip Morris, Nabisco, and Kraft products, Post cereals, etc.), Circuit City (retail electronics outlet), Cost Plus World Market (retail stores), Price Chopper/Mini Chopper (supermarkets/convenience stores), New World Restaurant Group (Chesapeake Bagel Bakery, Einstein Bros Bagels, Manhattan Bagel, etc.), Nike (apparel/footwear, etc.), Tommy Hilfiger (apparel, etc.), and SBC Communications (AT&T, Cingular Wireless, Southwestern Bell, etc.), among others.
The new Boycott List will include a revised "Dishonorable Mention" section, which identifies charitable groups that are associated with Planned Parenthood and/or its agenda. Among the groups to be named in the section are The American Cancer Society, Camp Fire, The Dr. Phil Foundation, Girls Inc., Girl Scouts, Rotary Clubs, The Susan G. Komen Breast Cancer Foundation, and the YWCA.
LDI has intensified its research into companies that operate in a limited area. A revised list of local/regional boycott targets may be found at: http://fightpp.org/show.cfm?page=regional.
"We ask all people who care about life to visit this page and determine which businesses in their area are supporting Planned Parenthood," Strobhar said. "We urge picketing, letter-writing, and personal visits to these establishments. It's important for pro-family people to let these entrepreneurs know how they feel."
"As LDI President Douglas R. Scott said in his book, Bad Choices: A Look Inside Planned Parenthood, 'The Pro-Life Movement will succeed only to the extent that pro-life people are willing to be inconvenienced.' As for me, the very lives of children are worth that much effort and a whole lot more," Strobhar said.
Go here for information about the CFP.