Tuesday, May 18, 2010

Taking down ads

Mckmama asked BlogHer to stop posting ads for the Susan G. Komen foundation, the leading group in raising money and research for breast cancer, because they support and donate money to Planned Parenthood, who provides abortions (among other services). The money that SGK donates to PP is supposed to be earmarked for mammograms and breast health; it does not go towards abortions.

This hit a nerve among her readers, and while we can't see a drop in her readers directly, her Twitter followers and her Facebook friends dropped quickly last night.

In response to the negative attention received by her comments on SGK, MckMama put up a post titled "do it anyway".

She also tweeted yesterday "If you don't stand for something, you'll fall for anything".

I think we should help her with her request. Since she doesn't believe in having ads on her site for companies that support Planned Parenthood, readers should help her stay true to what she stands for. To help her out, I have a link to a list of organizations that donate to Planned Parenthood.

This list includes companies like 3M, Hanna Andersson, Adobe (yes, MckMama's Photoshop and Lightroom makers), Wachovia, Nike, Time Warner, Bank of America, the Dallas Cowboys, CIGNA, Walt Disney, Johnson & Johnson, Wells Fargo, Whole Foods Market, and Nationwide insurance.

It's a very long list, but please, if you see a product or company advertised on MckMama's site that provides support to Planned Parenthood, let her know ASAP through email, her blog, Twitter, or Facebook, so she can have the ad removed immediately. If not supporting Planned Parenthood matters to her this much, there's no way she can keep up with all these companies and products, so let's do our part, shall we?

***Edited to add***
MckMama replied to a comment on her blog on this topic. Thought you all might want to see it.

mckmama77 says:
May 18, 2010 at 7:20 pm
It’s too bad that so many companies do support Planned Parenthood. I’m not sure that boycotting all of them is possible or the right answer to the problem. Education on the topic and maing a stand when you feel led to take one is definitely important!