Does anyone know if Adobe is still considered a pro-life boycott target? I wanted to upgrade my software.
You can contact Life Decisions International at www.fightpp.org for a complete list of the boycott targets.
Targets is the key word here.
I am very much in favor of boycotts, but they need to be organized and vocal. It is necessary to focus on one or two companies at a time, rather than cut everything out all at once.
Simply not buying products without letting the company know is ineffective, and there are so many products that aren’t life-friendly that the alternatives are often no better.
I agree, vluvski. Many companies and corporations who fund Planned Parenthood and support publicly funded abortions and/or contraceptives also fund family initiatives. An obvious example of this is places like Procter & Gamble, who makes diapers for babies and funds planned parenthood, or Johnson and Johnson, who make pharmaceutical products to nurture life, and to eliminate it.
One that especially puzzles me is the March of Dimes foundation. Their commercials on the radio (and I assume on TV) promote the health of premie babies, and those hindered by birth defects, but their policy is to screen and ‘terminate’ pregnancies that could lead to a child with a birth defect. I am very upset about this, mostly because parents who aren’t bullied into these corners probably wouldn’t change their acceptance of God’s blessing on them, AND there are soooooooo many false positives with many of these tests.
Sorry if I got things a little off topic.
I still get a kick out of how a certain group tries to sell the list of companies it wants boycotted. A successful boycott requires publicity. You can’t have a successful boycot if you make it difficult for people to figure out whom to boycott.
[quote=Benedictus]I still get a kick out of how a certain group tries to sell the list of companies it wants boycotted. A successful boycott requires publicity. You can’t have a successful boycot if you make it difficult for people to figure out whom to boycott.
That kind of turned me off, too.
Agree here, as well…I cannot believe Johnson & Johnson, my jaw is like to the floor here. It is amazing…and so sad…
I look at it this way. We vote for pro-life politicians and we vote with our money.
If companies know that in general Catholics are always seeking to spend their money on companies that promote family values, then they will consider this.
Case in point. I just bought a new PC. I have bought several HPs over the years but this time I chose a Gateway rather than an HP which I usually would have bought.
Why? Because the Packard foundation promotes abortion (blatantly):
So. I just spent money on HP’s competition. Do you think they like that? No they don’t!
I also won’t buy HPs printers.
I also have sent emails on HPs web site explaining that I avoid their products.
I plan to tell Gateway they have a new customer as long as they are a family values company.
So, absolutely, we make a difference in the decisions we make!
We vote for politicians and we vote with our money - every day.
That is an excellent point. Boycotts only work if we tell the companies we’re not patronizing WHY we’re not buying/using their stuff.
With regard to this post:
I still get a kick out of how a certain group tries to sell the list >of companies it wants boycotted. A successful boycott >requires publicity. You can’t have a successful boycot if you >make it difficult for people to figure out whom to boycott.
The company, LDI, says they used to give away the list for free until Planned Parenthood activists attempted to and they say nearly did run them into the ground by ordering free materials over and over again. I think there were one or two other reasons as well.
If you go here – fightpp.org/show.cfm?page=questions – it explains more.
I know this because I just ordered the list from them today and I was initially annoyed by their charging a fee.
I agree about notifying boycotted companies as to why you’re boycotting. I plan to do that with Microsoft now that I found out they’re in cahoots with PP – and I really was looking forward to a new Xbox 360 (for sports and racing games, not for violent games!).
Their “fee” does not even begin to cover their expenses in checking out these corporations. I’d rather not boycott someone without cause, so I’m glad that the legwork is being done.
To answer the orginal posters question… yes, Adobe is on the boycott list… I just got the list the other day. It’s pretty thorough and huge, so be prepared to have your jaw hit the ground if you just ordered it. You’ll be surprised to see what’s on there.
OK. Thank you. The upgrade was not urgent anyway.