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The Daily Signal: Companies Ask Planned Parenthood to Remove Names as Corporate Sponsors

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Earlier this week, The Daily Signal published an article highlighting 2nd Vote’s Planned Parenthood Resource Page that lists the corporations and non-profits that help fund Planned Parenthood. On Friday, The Daily Signal released a followup article showing how three of these companies responded:

Representatives from Coca-Cola, Ford Motor Co. and Xerox say they’ve asked Planned Parenthood to remove their names as corporate donors to the embattled organization.

The move follows a Daily Signal report revealing the names of 41 companies that Planned Parenthood listed as donors. That list, which was featured on Planned Parenthood’s website, has since been removed.

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.

Read the article in its entirety here.

Update: After this article was originally published, AT&T released the following statement:

“Our company matches employee contributions to various 501(c)3 organizations. Under this program, some of our employees selected Planned Parenthood for these contributions. That matching option is no longer available.”