Where not to shop for Christmas: How consumers can align their dollars with their pro-life values

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by Doug Mainwaring

(LifeSiteNews) – The Christmas shopping season is off to the races, with retailers aggressively vying for attention and money. Unbeknownst to unsuspecting holiday shoppers, many corporations with familiar names contribute a portion of each sale to fund abortion giant Planned Parenthood, the pro-LGBT Human Rights Campaign, and other leftist organizations and causes.

Align your dollars with your values

2nd Vote, a conservative activist group, investigates and rates corporations and organizations based on their funding of liberal advocacy.

“By putting big business on watch through our extensive research on the most important issues of the day,” announces the 2nd Vote website, “our mission is to expose the corporate influence on matters of culture and policy and turn the tide on the attacks on conservative values and principle.”

As seen on the organization’s website, the top of 2nd Vote’s list of retailers to avoid this Christmas season are:

Target

Of course, Target has marketed itself as a convenient stop for Christmas. However, what isn’t convenient is men using women’s bathrooms creating a real safety risk for women and children. Along with their bathroom stance, they fund activism against the 2nd Amendment and religious liberty as well as activism that supports common core and sanctuary cities.

The Home Depot

Home Depot may come as a bit of a shock to you, because they aren’t outspoken about their political stance like Target. However, they donate to organizations that then donate to liberal activist groups like Coalition to Stop Gun Violence and Planned Parenthood. Make no mistake, a dollar spent at Home Depot is another dollar towards the left’s agenda.

Amazon

Shopping in the comfort of your own home is great, but shopping at Amazon quite frankly isn’t great. Amazon directly funds the Population Council, an organization that targets impoverished areas for abortion. Even worse, they nauseatingly market abortion as a solution to poverty.

2nd Vote has compiled a list of companies that have directly or indirectly supported Planned Parenthood so that consumers can know if their dollars are funding an agenda that violates their pro-life values.

Some of these are retailers looking to sell Christmas gifts, but others are restaurants, airlines, and service companies which may play a role in holiday festivities.

Adobe
Aetna
Allstate
American Express
Amgen
AutoZone
Avon
Bank of America
Bath & Body Works
Ben & Jerry’s
Blue Cross Blue Shield
Boeing
BP
Charles Schwab
Clorox
Craigslist
Converse
Deutsche Bank
Diageo
Dockers
Energizer
Expedia
ExxonMobil
Fannie Mae
Freddie Mac
Frito Lay
General Electric
Groupon
Intuit
Jiffy Lube
JPMorgan Chase
Johnson & Johnson
Kaiser Permanente
Kraft Heinz
Levi Strauss
Liberty Mutual
March of Dimes
Microsoft
Mondelez International
Monsanto
Morgan Stanley
Nike
Oracle
Patagonia
PayPal
PepsiCo
Pfizer
Progressive Insurance
Prudential
Qualcomm
Starbucks
Shell
Susan G. Komen
Unilever
United Airlines
United Way
US Bank
Verizon
Wells Fargo
WD-40 Company

Planned Parenthood is the largest single provider of abortions in the United States. It commits over 300,000 abortions per year.

Beyond abortions, recently released videos show Planned Parenthood officials freely discussing the harvesting of fetal body parts, as well as making multiple references to illegal practices, such as performing federally-prohibited partial-birth abortions, and altering abortion procedures in order to procure intact organs. They also show personnel discussing their practice with callous and shocking language, including admissions that their business is “killing,” complaints about how “difficult” it is to tear fetuses apart, and references to “heads that get stuck that we can’t get out.”

Additionally, the Planned Parenthood Action Fund (PPFA), the organization’s political arm, works to implement liberal policies and affect election outcomes across the country.

For a more extensive list identifying companies that funnel money to Planned Parenthood indirectly through third party groups, look here.

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