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Starbucks Targeted for Picketing and Consumer Boycotts for Its Support of Planned Parenthood

 

Priests for Life


9/25/2016

       
   
 

NEW YORK -- On Monday, September 26, from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m., the pro-life groups Priests For Life (PFL) and the Center For Bio-Ethical Reform (CBR) will conduct pickets outside the Starbucks store located at 1585 Broadway at 47th Street, Manhattan (212-541-7515) in opposition to the coffee vender’s financial support for Planned Parenthood, America’s largest abortion provider.  The pickets will involve the display of images of abortion victims.

1. Approximately 60 major corporations support Planned Parenthood and each has defied PFL/CBR cease & desist letters threatening consumer boycotts and pickets.

2. Displaying abortion photos at the retail locations of these merchants represents an attempt to inform customers that some portion of their consumer dollars will be donated to America’s largest abortion provider.  This tactic is effective even with pro-abortion customers who tend to avoid areas in which abortion photos are exhibited.

3. Polling data indicate that 55 percent of Americans are unaware that Planned Parenthood performs abortions.  Public protests help inform the public of this fact.  

 4. Some 70 percent of Americans know little or nothing about Planned Parenthood’s practice of harvesting fetal organs for transplant into lab rats, etc. Pickets help inform the public of this fact.

5. Photo displays of aborted babies at the point of purchase for customers of Planned Parenthood’s corporate donors are an effective means to drive even pro-abortion customers away from a picketed retailer.

6. Starbucks CEO Howard Schultz has declared that the corporation’s commercial success is based on a pleasing customer experience and employee morale.  Abortion photos on the sidewalks of Starbucks retail locations will adversely affect both.

7. Simultaneous pickets of Starbucks stores will be undertaken in Manhattan, and Irvine, CA. (Orange County).

8. Because Starbucks stores tend to be co-located with other retailers, the presence of picketers will likely antagonize neighboring business owners who are likely to also exert pressure on Starbucks to stop engaging in conduct which invites protesters.     

As a courtesy to the neighboring businesses located nearest to your facilities, we will provide their management with detailed information concerning the nature and purpose of our demonstrations.  

For additional information, contact Gregg Cunningham, cbr@cbrinfo.org, 714-240-6976

 

Priests for Life is the nation's largest Catholic pro-life organization dedicated to ending abortion and euthanasia. For more information, visit www.priestsforlife.org.

 

   
 
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2 Comments
Angelica Martinez says:
9/27/2016 10:53:59 AM
Thank you, Fr. Frank and Priests for Life for your tireless efforts in supporting Life and the innocent unborn child. May God bless and protect you and make your campaigns a great success so that lives will be saved!

Myrna Reyes says:
9/25/2016 7:14:11 PM
Customer FOR many years now Boycotting FOR suppirting Planned Parenthood

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