Coffee aficionados greeted with abortion truths
Along with Priests for Life, CBR singled out a Starbucks on Broadway in Manhattan yesterday to bring attention to the company’s ardent financial support for Planned Parenthood, the single largest abortion-provider in the nation. Starbucks is one of several dozen major corporations across the U.S. that have defied letters from the pro-life groups, asking that they stop providing support to Planned Parenthood.
In an interview with OneNewsNow, CBR executive director Gregg Cunningham explains that demonstrators chose two spots at the Manhattan Starbucks to place pictures of aborted babies.
“[We wanted] to aim one at the employees and one at the customers,” he shares, “because Howard Schultz, the CEO of Starbucks, has said repeatedly in the Wall Street Journal and elsewhere that the commercial success Starbucks enjoys is predicated on two factors: the first is employee morale, and the second is customer satisfaction.”
Cunningham says the reaction of many customers was clearly evident.
“Thousands and thousands of people were streaming past our location and you could see the look of shock and dismay on their faces,” he says. “They would do a double-take and a triple-take; they would slow down or they would stop. Whole families were coming by and there would be just an immediate discussion among family members about what this was and what it meant.”
As a courtesy, CBR and Priests for Life included in their preparation an explanation to neighboring businesses of the nature and purpose of the demonstrations.
Next, the Center for Bio-Ethical Reform will visit Starbucks in California and spread nationwide. After that, says the pro-life group, the approximately 60 other major corporations that funnel profits to Planned Parenthood and help facilitate the termination of preborn babies might be visited.