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Group Identifies Abortion Supporters
Agape Press ^ | 11/16/05 | American Family Association Journal

Posted on 11/16/2005 5:00:35 PM PST by wagglebee

For years Life Decisions International (LDI) has kept a close eye on Planned Parenthood, the leading abortion provider in the world. Part of LDI's effort has been to keep an updated list of companies who donate money to the abortionist chain.

LDI's "Boycott List", which can be accessed at its website ists companies such as Unilever, Johnson & Johnson, Merck & Company, Time Warner, Prudential Insurance and Wells Fargo.

LDI takes a behind-the-scenes approach to companies which support Planned Parenthood. Before a company is added to The Boycott List, corporate officials are sent information about the abortion provider and what it does, details about the boycott, and a formal request that the company cease supporting Planned Parenthood.

Those efforts have met with success. LDI claims that 116 corporations have agreed to stop funding Planned Parenthood. That has cost the abortion provider more than $35 million over the last decade.

"We have had several chief executive officers agree to stop giving to Planned Parenthood right away, which means we never had to release the names of their corporations," said LDI President Douglas R. Scott. "But many corporations need a bit of prodding before they realize the gravity of supporting the world's number-one abortion-advocacy group."


TOPICS: Business/Economy; Constitution/Conservatism; Culture/Society; Extended News; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: abortion; afa; boycottlist; corporateamerica; infanticide; johnsonjohnson; ldi; merck; plannedparenthood; proaborts; prolife; prudentialinsurance; timewarner; unilever; wellsfargo
I think it's great that they are doing this, the pro-abortionists need to be exposed.
1 posted on 11/16/2005 5:00:37 PM PST by wagglebee
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To: cpforlife.org; little jeremiah; Coleus

Pro-life ping!


2 posted on 11/16/2005 5:01:12 PM PST by wagglebee ("We are ready for the greatest achievements in the history of freedom." -- President Bush, 1/20/05)
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To: wagglebee
bookmarked

boycott baby killers

3 posted on 11/16/2005 5:03:49 PM PST by TigersEye (Love that proclaims itself loudly loves only itself.)
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To: wagglebee
"We have had several chief executive officers agree to stop giving to Planned Parenthood right away, which means we never had to release the names of their corporations," said LDI President Douglas R. Scott.

Sort of a reverse "Jessie Jackson" move... STOP giving or we tell. Since they don't hit these companies up for money like Jackson would, I think this is a good move.

4 posted on 11/16/2005 5:04:48 PM PST by adamsjas
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To: wagglebee
Abortion is not about saving women’s lives!

Total Abortions since 1973

45,951,133

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Why the drop after 1960? (in deaths of women from illegal abortions)

The reasons were new and better antibiotics, better surgery and the establishment of intensive care units in hospitals. This was in the face of a rising population. Between 1967 and 1970 sixteen states legalized abortion. In most it was limited, only for rape, incest and severe fetal handicap (life of mother was legal in all states). There were two big exceptions — California in 1967, and New York in 1970 allowed abortion on demand. Now look at the chart carefully.

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Abortion Statistics - Decision to Have an Abortion (U.S.)

· 25.5% of women deciding to have an abortion want to postpone childbearing

· 21.3% of women cannot afford a baby

· 14.1% of women have a relationship issue or their partner does not want a child

· 12.2% of women are too young (their parents or others object to the pregnancy)

· 10.8% of women feel a child will disrupt their education or career

· 7.9% of women want no (more) children

· 3.3% of women have an abortion due to a risk to fetal health

2.8% of women have an abortion due to a risk to maternal health

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So how many women’s lives have been saved by abortion?

Only about 3% of abortions since 1972 were reported to be “due to a risk to maternal health.” A reasonable person would recognize that not all of those cases represent a lethal risk. But let’s say they did. That means that nearly 45 million fetuses were butchered to save the lives of about 1.3 million women. Or put another way; 35 babies are killed to save each woman.

Abortion was legal in all 50 states prior to Roe v. Wade in cases of danger to the life of the woman.

5 posted on 11/16/2005 5:06:59 PM PST by TigersEye (Love that proclaims itself loudly loves only itself.)
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To: 2ndMostConservativeBrdMember; afraidfortherepublic; Alas; al_c; american colleen; annalex; ...


6 posted on 11/16/2005 6:17:28 PM PST by Coleus (Roe v. Wade and Endangered Species Act both passed in 1973, Murder Babies/save trees, birds, algae)
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To: wagglebee

To tell the truth, I have reservations about an organization that will not release their boycott list unless you pay them for it.

I am happy donating regularly to a variety of pro-life organizations, but I am suspicious of any organization that sells its lists.

Indeed, I wonder if they can qualify as a non-profit organization if they do that?

I would contrast this with a similar campaign a few years back in which the Catholic League wiped out "Nothing Sacred" by listing their advertisers with contact information and constantly updating it as ads were pulled. I donate to this organization, but I appreciated that those who couldn't afford to could still help boycott the companies in question.


7 posted on 11/16/2005 6:27:14 PM PST by Cicero (Marcus Tullius)
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To: TigersEye

I know a guy whose doctor told him he had better choose to abort his baby or both the mother AND the baby were going to die. They said he could at least save his wife's life by having the abortion. He stuck to his choice of LIFE and today both the mother and the kid are as healthy as can be.

Doctors are wrong in MANY instances. There are twice as many people killed each year by medical malpractice than are killed in automobile accidents. Tell you anything? I try to stay out of their hands as much as possible.


8 posted on 11/16/2005 6:56:39 PM PST by gooleyman ( What about the baby's "RIGHT TO CHOOSE"?????? I bet the baby would chose LIFE.)
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To: wagglebee
LDI's "Boycott List", which can be accessed at its website ists companies such as Unilever, Johnson & Johnson, Merck & Company, Time Warner, Prudential Insurance and Wells Fargo.

Between Unilever and Proctor & Gamble, a social conservative would have to go get their personal hygeine supplies from some obscure company.

9 posted on 11/16/2005 9:57:40 PM PST by Pyro7480 (Sancte Joseph, terror daemonum, ora pro nobis!)
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To: TigersEye
Abortion was legal in all 50 states prior to Roe v. Wade in cases of danger to the life of the woman.

And even if Roe V Wade were overturned Abortion on demand would simply mean buying a ticket to a Dem heartland state that legalizes it .the Federal govt. CANNOT ban abortion. I am sure "charities" would help "poor women" pay for the trip . Abortion stats WILL NOT go down . Don't underestimate the dedication of a woman who wants to abort. The most impartant issue should be to CUT FUNDING fo abortions.
10 posted on 11/16/2005 10:01:15 PM PST by newfarm4000n (God Bless America and God Bless Freedom)
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To: gooleyman
I try to stay out of their hands as much as possible.

You and me both. And I'm a doctor's son.

11 posted on 11/17/2005 9:51:09 AM PST by TigersEye (Are your parents Pro-Choice? I guess you got lucky! ... Is your spouse?)
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To: newfarm4000n
Abortion stats WILL NOT go down .

I think they would. Anything that makes it harder to do gives another point to ponder as to whether it's right or not. A great number of women are pressured into abortions.

12 posted on 11/17/2005 9:55:24 AM PST by TigersEye (Are your parents Pro-Choice? I guess you got lucky! ... Is your spouse?)
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To: newfarm4000n
The most impartant issue should be to CUT FUNDING fo abortions.

The most important issue to me is that abortion is the killing of an innocent human being. The most effective action against that is to educate people to that fact. Most people won't kill if they understand what they are doing.

13 posted on 11/17/2005 9:58:18 AM PST by TigersEye (Are your parents Pro-Choice? I guess you got lucky! ... Is your spouse?)
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To: TigersEye

Roger that! I pulled a calf muscle about a month ago. Someone asked me why I didn't go to the doctor. I said why should I go to a doctor and have him charge me $1,000 to tell me to stay off of it for a while. The injury itself forced me to stay off it. I even made my own orthopedic shoe by taping a block of wood to the back half of my foot so I wouldn't use the calf muscle while I hobbled about. In 2 weeks I was walking normally again and could take the "orthopedic" attachment off my shoe.


14 posted on 11/17/2005 10:07:06 AM PST by gooleyman ( What about the baby's "RIGHT TO CHOOSE"?????? I bet the baby would chose LIFE.)
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To: gooleyman
Good job! I am a firm believer in self-reliance. About 15 yrs ago I became interested in herbal medicine. In '94 I went to an herbal school and took a 500 hr residency course in botanical medicine. I rarely get sick now but I can fix the majority of things that might crop up. And I can find what I need to do it growing somewhere not too far away, regardless of the environment.

I've never made much money at it but it's a skill that goes well with the outdoor skills, mechanic's skills, carpentery skills and others I have collected. And here on FR I am gradually developing some communication skills. It's nice to not be dependent on an "expert" for everything. It makes life more fun and interesting too.

15 posted on 11/17/2005 10:21:08 AM PST by TigersEye (Are your parents Pro-Choice? I guess you got lucky! ... Is your spouse?)
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To: TigersEye

The most important issue to me is that abortion is the killing of an innocent human being. The most effective action against that is to educate people to that fact. Most people won't kill if they understand what they are doing.

I think your opinion on the true nature of mankind is too optimistic . Self Interest is really the most basic of all instincts.


16 posted on 11/17/2005 3:20:00 PM PST by newfarm4000n (God Bless America and God Bless Freedom)
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To: newfarm4000n

I don't think instincts are the true nature of the human mind. I also don't think that murder is in the true self-interest of a human being.


17 posted on 11/17/2005 4:57:26 PM PST by TigersEye (I love my wife the way a tree full of birds loves the sunrise.)
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To: 2nd amendment mama; A2J; Agitate; AliVeritas; Alouette; Annie03; aposiopetic; attagirl; Augie76; ...
Get one of these lists. The use of them has cost Planned Parenthood at least $35 million in the last ten years.

ProLife Ping!

If anyone wants on or off my ProLife Ping List, please notify me here or by freepmail.

18 posted on 11/20/2005 6:20:36 PM PST by Mr. Silverback (Caution: Stop, drop and roll will not work in Hell.)
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To: wagglebee

116 corporations have agreed to stop funding Planned Parenthood
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Hallulujah! Let's make it 500 in 2 years.


Great List. I will disseminate.


19 posted on 11/20/2005 6:37:25 PM PST by eleni121 ('Thou hast conquered, O Galilean!' (Julian the Apostate))
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To: newfarm4000n

CUT FUNDING fo abortions
TTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTT

A good FIRST STEP and one that this president supports.


20 posted on 11/20/2005 6:39:13 PM PST by eleni121 ('Thou hast conquered, O Galilean!' (Julian the Apostate))
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To: wagglebee

Pro life Bump!!


21 posted on 11/20/2005 6:52:29 PM PST by eleni121 ('Thou hast conquered, O Galilean!' (Julian the Apostate))
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To: eleni121

A good FIRST STEP and one that this president supports.

What would be the next step ?


22 posted on 11/20/2005 9:39:50 PM PST by newfarm4000n (God Bless America and God Bless Freedom)
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To: Cicero
To tell the truth, I have reservations about an organization that will not release their boycott list unless you pay them for it. I am happy donating regularly to a variety of pro-life organizations, but I am suspicious of any organization that sells its lists.

I have to agree. I'm 100% pro-life, and when I read the beginning of this thread, I thought, "Great, I'll know what companies to avoid!" However, if they were really interested in maximizing the effect of the boycott, wouldn't they just post their list on the website for all to see?
23 posted on 11/20/2005 9:52:44 PM PST by irishjuggler
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To: newfarm4000n

Something is better than nothing. In my mind abortion is murder. Since there is no will among the lawmakers (and the public) to outlaw abortion outright, the restrictive steps should continue: Continue criminalizing abortions. Continue educating the public. etc.

Your turn.


24 posted on 11/21/2005 8:26:07 AM PST by eleni121 ('Thou hast conquered, O Galilean!' (Julian the Apostate))
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To: eleni121
As a conservative do you believe that abortion its a state's jurisdiction ? Can the feds ban abortion in Vermont or any other radically pro-abort state ? When will the Federal government's authority be too much ?
25 posted on 11/21/2005 5:06:02 PM PST by newfarm4000n (God Bless America and God Bless Freedom)
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To: newfarm4000n

The federal government's authority is never "roo much" when it comes to protecting innocent life.


26 posted on 11/21/2005 5:34:09 PM PST by eleni121 ('Thou hast conquered, O Galilean!' (Julian the Apostate))
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