Image via WikipediaToday I learned that Whole Foods gives large sums of money to Planned Parenthood. As a post-abortive turned pro-life Christian who volunteered at the local Pregnancy Support Center for years, I am disgusted. I have no trouble deciding to no longer buy my groceries there. Of course, Friday, after my first appointment with a midwife at Vanderbilt, I was going to treat my family to one of their already prepared meals for four priced at merely $14.99. But not now. I'll come home and fix vegetarian hot dogs if I have to. Of course, this is not an easy sacrifice for me and my family. We LOVE Whole Foods (not nearly as much as we loved Wild Oats, though) and we like to go there and park in the parking garage and pretend like we are super duper wealthy, if only for an hour or so. But seriously. I LOVE their generic products and their tater tots are rockin'. Sure, we'll have a Trader Joes near by very soon but until then, what are we supposed to do? Where else will I find a decent organic fuji apple? And when we are in Orlando shopping for the hotel when we go on our Disney vacations, where are we supposed to buy our food?
Oh wait, Disney vacation? Ha! There won't be any more of those, I guess. Because it seems that Disney also sends large sums of money to Planned Parenthood. They even awarded them a $15,000 grant for being compassionate towards children. Ah, yeah, because killing the unborn is compassion? Now, after October, Disney will be super easy for me to boycott. I already despise that company. Mostly I hated them because of their commercialism and the fact that they are in cahoots with Nestle, another company I don't like (that's putting it mildly). But in October, we are supposed to go to Disney World and to stay in their best resort for three nights, for FREE. And we were even going to be given $500.00 of spending money. What's so annoying is that I prayed for this free vacation because our family needs it desperately. I have no idea what we are going to do but I do know that I'm mad. Why are corporations like Walt Disney and Whole Foods involved with such political organizations anyway? What are they thinking?