"Before I formed you in the womb I knew you, before you were born I set you apart; I appointed you as a prophet to the nations."Jeremiah 1:5
Life begins in the mind and intentions of God before it materializes physically from the realm of God.
Terminating life is not a benign activity.
It is the cessation of a person that God knows before anyone else can.
"I formed you, I knew you, I appointed you."
No life is ever pointless.
Supporting life termination is to be an enemy of God's plans and purposes.
Last year, 2ndVote made headlines in conservative news for revealing Planned Parenthood's corporate donors after undercover videos exposed the abortion giant's harvesting of aborted baby parts.
2ndVote updated that list, which includes names like Nike and Starbucks, last week in time for Planned Parenthood's big anniversary on Sunday, Oct. 16.
It's unlikely that the corporate media—which boast strong ties to Planned Parenthood and have been instructed to cover for Planned Parenthood—will publicize the funding of the controversial abortion giant.
(Although they have published lists targeting supposedly "anti-gay" companies like Chick-fil-A.)
In addition to 37 companies that directly fund Planned Parenthood, 2ndVote lists 200 companies that "have supported third-party groups that fund Planned Parenthood."
Those companies include CBS and NBC Universal.
Corporate donors make a difference.
Planned Parenthood receives $1.3 billion in yearly revenue, and of that, "over 25 percent comes from private donations, including corporate contributions," according to 2ndVote.
(Never mind the $553.7 million from the government.)
Here are the 37 companies that directly fund Planned Parenthood:
- American Express
- Bank of America
- Bath and Body Works
- Ben and Jerry's
- Deutsche Bank
- Fannie Mae
- Johnson and Johnson
- La Senza
- Levi Strauss
- Liberty Mutual
- March of Dimes
- Morgan Stanley
- Progressive Insurance
- Susan G. Komen
- United Way
- Wells Fargo
2ndVote, a self-described "conservative watchdog for corporate activism" launched in 2013, aims to "expose the corporate influence on major policy decisions" in order to "turn the tide on the attacks on conservative values and principles."
Executive Director Lance Wray told MRC Culture that his organization "researches and publishes only hard and reliable data."
"It scours over public records, official corporate reports, and other indicia of corporate sponsorships and public endorsements to which 2ndVote cites within its findings," he added, and also pointed to tax returns and information found on corporate websites.
This article originally appeared on newsbusters.org.