A pro-life group states it has convinced over 300 companies to stop donating to Planned Parenthood, the nation’s largest abortion provider.
The organization, Life Decisions International, tracks corporate sponsors of Planned Parenthood in an effort to encourage them to stop donating.
In an interview with The Daily Signal, Doug Scott, president of Life Decisions International, said his group is “primarily an educational organization.”
Its aim, Scott said, is to educate companies and CEOs about Planned Parenthood’s “real agenda.”
Using Planned Parenthood’s own annual reports, newsletters and IRS documents, Life Decisions International determines which companies contribute funds. It adds the findings to a list of such donors, and encourages pro-lifers to use the list to boycott them.
Discussions with each company are “kept completely confidential to spare them the backlash from pro-abortion people,” Scott said.
Tom Strobhar, chairman of Life Decisions International, told The Daily Signal that more than 300 companies “no longer give to Planned Parenthood” because of his organization.
But at a shareholder meeting of Starbucks, a donor to Planned Parenthood, Strobhar said he was “booed by 3,000 people” when he shared his pro-life message.
If a company stops donating to Planned Parenthood, Life Decisions International doesn’t reveal on its website that the company used to do so.
“If we do that, they won’t trust us, and they won’t have any reason to do the right thing,” Scott said. “We don’t parade around when we have a victory. That hurts us, but it helps them do the right thing.”
If a company won’t stop donating, it is added to the list.
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