WRITE NOW: Baby Power, Consumer Power

file7441292190830More evidence is surfacing that Planned Parenthood is in the baby “chop shop” business: dismembering babies and selling their body parts.

The first video is here:  https://teapartylawyer.net/2015/07/15/baby-body-parts-for-sale/

Here is the second.

The Daily Signal (a website news organization of The Heritage Foundation) has identified the 38 companies that Planned Parenthood has named as supporters. http://dailysignal.com/2015/07/21/meet-the-41-companies-that-donate-directly-to-planned-parenthood/

Their names were on a list that Planned Parenthood posted on its website. Since the first video appeared, three companies asked Planned Parenthood to remove their names as corporate donors. The Daily Signal says that representatives from Coca-Cola, Ford Motor Co. and Xerox contacted it to say they were erroneously listed and have requested that Planned Parenthood take them off its website. Planned Parenthood did. Apparently it has now removed all the names of all donors from its website. It may have been trying to prevent concerned citizens from knowing whom to contact to register some objection. http://www.plannedparenthood.org/planned-parenthood-metropolitan-washington-dc/get-involved-locally/donate-locally.

Below is the list from The Daily Signal. I’ve added the contact information for the companies based on their websites. Getting through to the person who can make a difference may be difficult. Some websites have only general contact information. If you are Joe Consumer, it can be difficult to get through with the general contact information. But most of the companies provide the information.  If you can contact the CEO or Board Chairman directly, that’s good. In some cases I’ve included the “Investor Relations” contacts. On the investor side, companies may give you a person’s name and direct email. You do not have to own stock to contact them through the investor side. Let the company decide whether it wants to ignore you (if they even ask whether you own stock, which they may not). There is no restriction on consumers becoming investors or investors being consumers. The company can lose business in either or both areas. It can gain them, too, with a sensible answer.

If you object to the funding of Planned Parenthood, let the companies know.  Companies understand that if one person writes, many more are concerned and just haven’t written.  A sample letter is below.

A word to those who may feel a need to come to Planned Parenthood’s defense. You may feel this post is unfair. You believe Planned Parenthood has helped women in the past. You believe that without its continued existence and the continuing supply of money from these companies, women will not get the help they need.

First, there will always be services available to help women with truly helpful care. Planned Parenthood is not needed.

Second, Planned Parenthood is the nation’s largest abortionist. For all its talk of “helping” women, it’s a cash-cow, a business masquerading as a charity. It’s making a lot of money off of women. If it really cares about these women in real need, why isn’t it giving its services away for free? In September of 2012, LifeNews.com reported the following about Planned Parenthood.

According to Planned Parenthood’s own apologist, Media Matters, its “total revenue from abortion services was approximately $164,154,000,” a year. Accordingly, over 51 percent of Planned Parenthood’s clinic income comes from abortion.

In addition to its $320.1 million in clinic income and $223.8 million in private donations, Planned Parenthood receives $487.4 million dollars a year from taxpayers. And that number is drastically increasing. Taxpayer funding for the abortion giant has more than doubled in the last decade.

http://www.lifenews.com/2012/09/05/media-hides-fact-planned-parenthood-does-40-of-abortions/.

That’s $164,000,000.00 in one year from women for abortions. But it wants corporate money too. And it wants money from the taxpayers, too. Its revenue from abortions in 2014 was probably more than it was in either 2011, 2012 or 2013.

It has taken a lot of money from a lot of women.

Third, worse than taking their money, it has taken their babies. From time immemorial the world in general and the medical profession in particular have known this fact: what is in the mother’s womb is a baby. Thanks to the developments in ultrasound technology, no honest person can now deny it.

A word to those who hesitate to write. Do what you can to help keep the focus on the real issue. There will be a serious effort to shift the focus away from the abortionist.

It is now being reported that California’s Attorney General Kamala Harris announced on Friday she will be investigating … no, not Planned Parenthood … but the Center for Medical Progress, the investigative reporters who exposed Planned Parenthood. Apparently Ms. Harris is running for the U. S. Senate in 2016. http://www.foxnews.com/politics/2015/07/25/california-will-review-videos-targeting-planned-parenthood/.

The Federal government is also stepping in to deal with this evil. The U. S. Department of Justice under Attorney General Loretta Lynch is going to investigate … right, the reporters for possible criminal conduct.

http://thefederalist.com/2015/07/23/doj-investigate-planned-parenthood-video/; http://www.politico.com/politicopulse/0715/politicopulse19266.html

Take the time to write. Encourage your friends to write. Forward this information to them.  It will help the companies – and everyone – if you tell them what you think.

Here is a sample letter.

Dear [Company],

I have seen press reports and even videos of Planned Parenthood doctors talking about dismembering babies and selling their body parts. This is abominable. Please do not support Planned Parenthood and please pass on my concern to CEO/Chairman [name].

I would also appreciate it if you could tell me (by return email) your position on supporting Planned Parenthood so I know whether to [do business with your company/buy your products/invest] or do business with others who do not fund it. I would also like to be able to tell my friends that you oppose this conduct and will not be supporting Planned Parenthood.

Sincerely,

Your name

Your email address

Here are the companies. 

Avon

CEO: Sheri McCoy

Corporate Responsibility & Sustainability

Please email avoncr@avon.com.

https://www.avon.com/contact-us

Global Headquarters (212) 282-7000

Bank of America

CEO: Brian T. Moynihan

Email: Email Bank of America

http://investor.bankofamerica.com/phoenix.zhtml?c=71595&p=irolcontactus#fbid=ZZddqItl-rg

Bath & Body Works

CEO: Nicholas P. M. Coe

Email: customerservice@bathandbodyworks.com

http://www.bathandbodyworks.com/helpdesk/index.jsp;jsessionid=LcpWVyYZ8TH2Ps1CP2R1hvmq4tNJvBMGJYR5BZnT1QfC8m61v2LR!-2034214184?display=corp&subdisplay=contact&stillHaveQuestion=yes

Ben & Jerry’s (Owned by Unilever. It’s listed below. You can write both.)

Ben & Jerry’s CEO: Jostein Solheim

https://secure.benjerry.com/about-us/contact-us

Clorox

CEO: Benno Dorer

https://www.clorox.com/contact-us/

Community and Foundation Requests: cloroxfndt@eastbaycf.org

Investor relations: clorox.investor.relations@clorox.com

Grace Wong, Manager, Investor Relations: grace.wong@clorox.com

Converse  

CEO: James A. Calhoun

https://converse.custhelp.com/app/ask

Deutsche Bank

https://www.db.com/usa/content/en/Contact.html

Dockers

CEO: Dockers is a subsidiary of Levi-Strauss & Co. (see below)

http://www.dockers.com/US/en_US/customer-service/contact

Energizer Holdings, Inc.

CEO: Alan Hoskins

http://www.energizer.com/contact-us

Expedia

CEO: Dara Khosrowshahi

http://www.expediainc.com/contact-the-board/

Email: Email Expedia

ExxonMobil

CEO: Rex W. Tillerson

http://corporate.exxonmobil.com/en/company/contact-us

http://corporate.exxonmobil.com/en/company/contact-us/email-us

Fannie Mae

CEO: Timothy J. Mayopoulos

Investor relations: http://www.fanniemae.com/portal/jsp/contact-us-form.html?emailID=six

Groupon

CEO: Eric Lefkofsky

http://investor.groupon.com/contactus.cfm

Intuit

Brad Smith, CEO

Rob Lanesey: Chief Communications Officer (deals in press relations): rob_lanesey@intuit.com

Diane Carlini, Corporate Public Relations, Senior Manager (Acquisitions, Earnings, Executives, Strategy): diane_carlini@intuit.com

Johnson & Johnson

Alex Gorsky, CEO

https://www.ccc-consumercarecenter.com/universal-contact-us/us-jnj-ucu

La Senza (a subsidiary of LBrands, Inc.)

CEO: Irving Teitelbaum

https://www.lasenza.com/contacts/

LBrands Foundation (for financial grant applications), Robin Baker

LBrandsFoundation@ColumbusFoundation.org

Levi Strauss

Chip Bergh, CEO

http://levistrauss.com/contact-usa/

Liberty Mutual Insurance Group

David H. Long, CEO

Investor Relations: http://www.libertymutualgroup.com/omapps/ContentServer?pagename=LMGroup/Views/LMG&ft=3&fid=1138356794160&ln=en

General Comments, Questions, Concerns:

http://www.libertymutualgroup.com/omapps/ContentServer?pagename=LMGroup/Views/LMG&ft=1&fid=1138364707731

Macy’s, Inc.

Terry J. Lundgren, CEO (and Chairman)

https://www.macysinc.com/contact-us/default.aspx

March of Dimes

Jennifer L. Howse, CEO

http://www.marchofdimes.org/contact-us.aspx#

Microsoft Corporation

(Mr.) Satya Nadella, CEO

askboard@microsoft.com

https://www.microsoft.com/investor/CorporateGovernance/BoardOfDirectors/contact_board.aspx

Morgan Stanley

David Cote, CEO

Individual Investor (information on products and services): mailto:indivfeedback@ms.com

General contact page: http://www.morganstanley.com/contact-us.html

Nike

Philip H. Knight, Chairman, Board of Directors

Mark Parker, CEO

Investor relations: Investor.Relations@nike.com

General contact page: http://about.nike.com/pages/contact-us

Oracle

Lawrence J. Ellison, Chairman of the Board

Investor relations: investor_us@oracle.com

General contact page: http://www.oracle.com/us/corporate/contact/index.html

PepsiCo

Indra K. Nooyi, Chariman & CEO

Investor relations: investor@pepsico.com

General contact page: http://www.pepsico.com/Home/Contact

Click the specific brand website, then the “Email Us” button at the bottom of page

Pfizer

Ian C. Read, Chairman of the Board and CEO

https://www.pfizer.com/contact/email_contact

Progressive

Glenn Renwick, CEO

https://www.progressive.com/contact-us/

Starbucks

Howard Schultz, CEO

http://customerservice.starbucks.com/app/contact/ask_company_info/session/L3RpbWUvMTQzNzc1NTY1MS9zaWQvN19RMUdhc20%3D

Susan G. Komen

Nancy Brinker, CEO

http://ww5.komen.org/Contact.aspx

Tostitos  (FritoLay is owned by PepsiCo. See PepsiCo above)

Unilever

Michael Treschow, Chairman of the Board

Unilever CEO: Paul Polman

http://www.unilever.com/contact/contact-form/

United Way

Brian A. Gallagher, President and CEO

http://www.unitedway.org/contact-us

Verizon

Lowell McAdam, CEO and Chairman of the Board of Directors

Kevin Tarrant, Executive Director, Shareowner or Individual Investor-related Inquiry: kevin.r.tarrant@verizon.com

Michael Stefanski, Senior VP for institutional investors and analysts: michael.stefanski@verizon.com

General contact page: http://www.verizon.com/support/residential/contact-us/index.htm

Wells Fargo

John G. Stumpf, CEO

Board of Directors: boardcommunications@wellsfargo.com

https://www.wellsfargo.com/about/corporate/governance/contact/

Grants: grantadministration@wellsfargo.com

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