Some of Planned Parenthood’s biggest corporate sponsors have asked Planned Parenthood to stop touting them as donors–because of the embattled organization’s alleged sale of the body parts of aborted babies.
Coca-Cola, Ford Motor Co., and Xerox have led the charge to keep their names out of the controversy.
Representatives from the three companies, in fact, claimed that they never even gave money to Planned Parenthood, claiming that they were “incorrectly listed as donors.” They claimed their companies “do not contribute to Planned Parenthood and do not match employee gifts to the organization… All three [corporations] have contacted or will contact Planned Parenthood to be removed from its website.”
Facing a mass exodus of major corporations who may or may not have given to Planned Parenthood, the organization responded by casually removing their entire list of corporate donors on Thursday–but not before the list was leaked all over the internet by the news website, the Daily Signal:
“A partial list of companies with [Planned Parenthood] Corporate Matching Gift Programs includes: AT&T, Alcoa, American Express, Avon Products, Black & Decker, Circuit City, Citibank, Clorox, Coca-Cola, Fannie Mae, Freddie Mac, Fidelity Investments, Ford Motor Company, Gannett, James River Corporation, Merck & Company, Microsoft Corporation, Motorola, Phillip Morris, T. Rowe Price, Prudential Insurance, Safeco Corporation, Sun Microsystems, Sunoco, Vanguard Group, Verizon, Washington Post Company, White & Case.”
The recent scandal–where two leaked videos have shown top Planned Parenthood brass casually discussing the sale of the body parts of aborted fetuses–has led to unprecedented controversy for the already-controversial abortion provider.
And, if corporations like Coke, Xerox, and Ford are any indication, this controversy is going to start affecting Planned Parenthood’s bottom line in a way that could ultimately endanger the group–and hurt the pro-abortion lobby in America.