Tuesday, December 28, 2010
Taxpayers' New Years Resolution: Defund Planned Parenthood!
PP also gets more than a quarter of its operating budget from individuals and foundations. It has always puzzled me why some commercial groups support Planned Parenthood. Pampers used to be a big donor (I don't know if they still are.) Explain that to me. What is the rationale for helping to kill consumers of your product? That isn't just counter intuitive, it's downright stupid. The Kroc Foundation (McDonald's philanthropic arm) also was a big supporter and may still be. But I can tell you from personal experience that grandkids are the driving force behind trips to the golden arches. In addition to avoiding businesses that support abortion and homosexuality, all I have to do to discourage my consumption of a Big Mac and fries is read the menu with the nutrition information. Yikes! Who needs a thousand calories for lunch? I tried the frappes and they're good, but at 400+ I don't need them either.
So how do we get Planned Parenthood de-funded? There are many strategies, and they all begin with a commitment to inform, lobby, and boycott. Defunding Planned Parenthood was a campaign issue in the Virginia governor's race. Sadly, Bob McDonnell has failed to follow through on his promise. Holding his feet to the fire is certainly a good action item for Virginians. (On the other hand, Bob McDonnell also gets kudos for resisting PP pressure for "comprehensive sex education" in the schools which is absolutely vile.) Another strategy is writing to corporate sponsors with your personal intention to boycott. I just ordered the boycott list from Life Decisions International and I'll be suggesting targets on my blog. Just think of the impact if all serious christians contacted one organization a month to protest their support of Planned Parenthood and tell them you're spending your disposable income somewhere else. LDI lists Kohls, Staples, Olive Garden, Red Lobster, and AAA on their list among many others.
Let's make 2011 the year taxpayers give PP funding a major hit. Less money means fewer babies murdered by the biggest abortion business in the world.
To see Planned Parenthood's annual report for 2008-09 go here.
To see Stop Planned Parenthood (STOPP) go here.