05 Nov The Company Contrast – Navigating the Non-Profits – Population Services International
Each week 2ndVote takes a look at popular companies or organizations that either score well or score poorly. We then try to provide alternatives that better align with the 2ndVote values. We have now expanded into nonprofits. This series is called The Company Contrast – Navigating the Non-Profits, and the charitable organizations we will be focusing on this week are Population Services International (2.71) and March for Life (3.67).
While Planned Parenthood tends to be the figurehead of domestic pro-abortion activism, a potentially lesser-known counterpart is Population Services International or PSI; an American-based, international healthcare nonprofit. Although PSI’s care services range from treating malaria to water sanitation and hygiene, they also advocate for the expansion of abortion services globally, including expanded access to commercial abortifacients. Worst of all, they provide abortion services themselves, claiming to have performed over 150,000 abortions across 46 different countries in 2018 alone. Not to mention they are also a direct donor to Planned Parenthood as well. Because of this, PSI earns the lowest possible score on the key issue of Life, and a neutral 3.00 on all other issues, making them a poor choice if your charitable calling is in healthcare.
On the other hand, fighting the pro-abortion agenda, March for Life directly advocates for life by hosting fundraising, state and national advocacy marches, a national expo, offers a video lecture series providing educational information on abortion, and more. Not only is the organization definitively pro-life, but they also support 1st Amendment religious liberties and RFRA laws. In fact, March for Life themselves has had to fight mandates in court that would have otherwise forced them to provide abortifacients to employees against their religious principles. For these strong stances, March for Life earns top marks on the issues of Life and 1st Amendment, while they remain neutral on all other issues.