Calls to Cut Funding to Planned Parenthood Increasing

Reaction to the undercover videos in which Planned Parenthood officials discuss the sale of body parts of aborted babies has led to calls for the federal government to cease funding the organization. In addition, some private donor companies are now distancing themselves from the abortion giant.

Three companies listed as donors on the website of Planned Parenthood, the nation’s largest abortion provider, have already demanded that their company’s names be removed: Xerox, Coca-Cola, and the Ford Motor Company.

Xerox said, “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.”

Ford officials also stated that their company has directed Planned Parenthood to remove its name. Coca-Cola was even more explicit. “The Coca-Cola Company does not contribute to Planned Parenthood. We do not match employee contributions to Planned Parenthood.”

More than one-fourth of Planned Parenthood’s $1.3-billion annual revenue is from private donations. Readers may be interested to know what companies either give grants to Planned Parenthood or match contributions made by employees. In alphabetical order, the following companies are listed on Planned Parenthood’s website:

Adobe, American Cancer Society, American Express, AT&T, Avon, Bank of America, Bath & Body Works, Ben & Jerry’s, Clorox, Converse, Deutsche Bank, Dockers, Energizer, Expedia, Exxon Mobil, Fannie Mae, Groupon, Intuit, Johnson & Johnson, La Senza, Levi Strauss, Liberty Mutual, Macy’s, March of Dimes, Microsoft, Morgan Stanley, Nike, Oracle, PepsiCo, Pfizer, Progressive, Starbuck’s, Susan G. Komen, Tostitos, Unilever, United Way, Verizon, and Wells Fargo.

Since Coca-Cola, Ford, and Xerox have had their names removed from the site, readers may wish to contact these companies directly to see if any have discontinued their affiliation with Planned Parenthood, or if they intend to do so. In some cases, these corporations have matched the giving by employees to various non-profit organizations, and in light of the new bombshell videos, company officials might now wish to reassess matching any employee gifts to Planned Parenthood.