Big corporations running away from Planned Parenthood at full speed
Coca-Cola, Ford Motor Co., and Xerox have all asked Planned Parenthood to remove their company names from a donor list that appears on the organization's site.
The Daily Signal released the names of 41 corporate donors to Planned Parenthood earlier in the week.
Earlier this week, The Daily Signal used information from 2nd Vote to publish the names of 41 companies listed by Planned Parenthood as contributors. Shortly after the story was published, representatives from Coca-Cola, Ford Motor Co. and Xerox contacted The Daily Signal to say they were erroneously listed and requested that Planned Parenthood take them off its website.
The companies were cited by Planned Parenthood as employers who match charitable contributions. Planned Parenthood is a 501(c)3 nonprofit that is exempt from paying federal income taxes.
A representative from Coca-Cola confirmed for The Daily Signal the company does not contribute to Planned Parenthood, nor does it match employee contributions to the organization.
When told that its named appeared on Planned Parenthood’s website, the Coca-Cola representative said, “We’ll ask them to correct the information.”
Other companies voiced similar concerns about Planned Parenthood’s donor list.
“We are making sure that Ford Motor Company is not listed as a Planned Parenthood contributor on their website,” a representative from Ford told The Daily Signal.
“In addition, we do not offer an employee match for charitable contributions,” the Ford representative said. It has been at least 10 years since Ford stopped matching employee gift contributions, the representative added.
Similarly, Xerox was listed on the Planned Parenthood website and has said it also does not donate in any way.
“We checked our files for the last 20 years and have no record of Xerox Corp. contributing to Planned Parenthood,” a representative from Xerox told The Daily Signal.
By Wednesday afternoon, Planned Parenthood had removed Xerox from its list of companies that match gifts to the organization. By Thursday morning, Planned Parenthood removed every company name listed as a donor.
Either Planned Parenthood has been caught padding its donor list, or the companies in question are lying. Which is it?
While Planned Parenthood's brand may have become toxic, it won't affect its operations. They'll simply ask for more federal funding, or, failing that, reach out to mega-donors and tap them for the shortfall.
Planned Parenthood is more than just a women's health organization. It is a symbol of left-wing dominance on social issues and a feminist icon. The pushback against its detractors has barely begun. Already, four congressmen have sent a letter to the Department of Justice asking them to investigate the group that shot the videos, the Center for Medical Progress. The congressmen claim that state and federal laws were broken in making the videos.
Efforts to defund Planned Parenthood at the federal level, if successful in Congress, will be met with a veto by President Obama. Meanewhile, the practice of selling fetal body parts will resume, with the perpetrators of this outrageous practice probably getting off scot-free.