Updated: Which Companies Support Planned Parenthood?

Many of you have emailed to let us know the list of companies who support Planned Parenthood we published earlier this year is no longer working.

We have found new lists on a couple of different websites for Planned Parenthood affiliates.

The first comes from Planned Parenthood of Metropolitan Washington, D.C., Inc. They write:

“A partial list of companies with 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, Xerox Corporation

We also found a PDF of companies that match employee donations to Planned Parenthood (courtesy of Planned Parenthood Columbia Willamette). The list includes:

  • American Express
  • Allstate
  • Chevron
  • AT&T
  • Microsoft
  • Bank of America
  • Kraft Foods
  • Nike
  • And others

You can see the full list here.

Many Planned Parenthood websites also note that Planned Parenthood receives funds through United Way.

Those who have followed these lists in the past will note Starbucks is not named as a Planned Parenthood supporter. So far we have not been able to determine if Starbucks has ceased supporting Planned Parenthood, or if they were simply omitted from these “partial” lists.

It’s virtually impossible to know just how many companies support abortion organizations individually, but lists like these give consumers a rough idea of which businesses are backing Planned Parenthood and others.

Starbucks, American Express Still Support Planned Parenthood

In 2012 we published a list of companies who support Planned Parenthood. Today we are expanding that list with additional information we have found.

Corporations commonly match employees’ gifts to charities; if an employee gives money to a charity, the employer will give the same amount of money to the same charity. However, companies often decline to match gifts to organizations that engage in controversial activities (e.g. abortion).

Nevertheless, a surprising number of companies match employees’ donations to Planned Parenthood. If someone who works for Starbucks, for instance, gives money to Planned Parenthood, Starbucks will match their gift.

It isn’t just Starbucks, either; American Express, Allstate, Bank of America, AT&T, Chevron, Microsoft, Charles Schwab, and Kraft Foods are just a few of the companies supporting America’s largest abortion provider.

Many pro-lifers prefer not to do business with companies that back abortion. If that’s you, you’ll want to check out the lists below:

Abortion, Public Funding On the Rise at Planned Parenthood

A new report is out showing the Planned Parenthood Federation of America did a record 333,964 abortions in the 2011-2012 fiscal year.

Those abortions generated an estimated $150 million of the organization’s $1 billon budget. That year, Planned Parenthood referred 2,300, pregnant women to adoption agencies. While Planned Parenthood’s abortion business is on the rise, some of their other services—like cancer screenings and contraceptives—are down.

In spite of efforts to defund Planned Parenthood, the nation’s largest provider of abortions saw an up tick in public funding in 2011-2012. “Taxpayer funding of Planned Parenthood reached a record of $542 million last year, almost half its $1 billion-plus budget,” said Jim Sedlak, vice president at the American Life League.