Support Pro-Choice Companies

In thinking about different ways to give personal support to the reproductive justice movement (other than donating to Trust Women, of course), we found a list of companies and organizations who support Planned Parenthood, by way of the Hwanghon blog (original blog post here).  Her full blog post on pro-choice companies is copied below.  Where you  spend your money can also be a pro-choice decision!

Hwanghon’s Post:

From an Anti-Choice site (I won’t post because I don’t want them to get hits) of companies who support Planned Parenthood:

New boycott targets include AOLDarden Restaurants (Bahama BreezeThe Capital GrilleLongHorn SteakhouseOlive GardenRed LobsterSeason 52), Franchise Services (PIPSignal GraphicsSir Speedy), Hilton Worldwide (Conrad Hotels,DoubletreeEmbassy SuitesHampton Inns/SuitesHilton Garden InnHilton HotelsHomewood Suites), Ignite Restaurants (Brickhouse Tavern+TapJoe’s Crab Shack), ING (financial services), Kohl’s (department stores), Mrs. Fields (cookies),Staples (office/school supplies), Toys “R” Us, and Trader Joe’s(markets/supermarkets).

Returning to The Boycott List are The Gap (apparel/accessories) and Freddie Mac (U.S. Government-sponsored secondary mortgages).

Corporations continuing as boycott targets from the previously released Boycott List include AlphaGraphicsWells Fargo (including Wachovia), NikeTime WarnerBank of AmericaWalt DisneyJohnson & JohnsonLost Arrow (Patagonia, etc.),Chevron, and Nationwide Insurance, among others.

Garvey was critical of pro-life organizations that continue to use PayPal even though it has been a boycott target for several years now. “PayPal is owned by boycott targeteBay,” Garvey said. etc etc etc

The new Boycott List includes a “Dishonorable Mention” section, which identifies charitable groups that are associated with Planned Parenthood and/or its agenda. Groups named in this section include Lions Clubs, the American Cancer SocietyEaster SealsBoys & Girls ClubsRonald McDonald House CharitiesCamp Fire, Girls Inc.Girl ScoutsKiwanis ClubsMarch of DimesMuscular Dystrophy Association,Rotary ClubsSusan G. Komen Breast Cancer FoundationSalvation ArmyYWCA,America Gives Back (formerly [American] Idol Gives Back), and YMCA, among others.

So, make sure to:

  • Eat at: Bahama Breeze (this place is fabulous already), Capital Grille, LongHorn Steakhouse, Olive Garden, Red Lobster, or Season 52; Brickhouse Tavern + Tap, Joe’s Crab Shack
  • Use services from: PIP, Signal Grapics, Sir Speedy, ING
  • Stay at: Conrad Hotels, Doubletree, Embassy Suites, Hampton Inns, Hiltons and Homewood Suites
  • Shop at: Kohl’s, Mrs. Fields, Staples, Toys R Us, Trader Joe’s, The Gap

In other words: this list is so big and ridiculous, that anti-choicers might as well just leave for another country which may be more acceptable of their silly views. Though as the years pass, they’re going to find it incredibly hard to find acceptable countries to live in. :)

Also notice how there’s a lot of charitable groups who are actually doing good work in America getting a bad rap from these people. Tsk tsk!

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