Saturday, December 13, 2008

Hewlett-Packard granting $8.3 million to support worldwide abortion.

The Hewlett Foundation has granted International Planned Parenthood Foundation (IPPF) $8.3 million to support worldwide abortion.

Jim Hughes of Campaign Life Coalition said “don't buy their ink cartridges.” Pro-lifers who use Hewlett-Packard (HP) printers can send a message by investing in a new printer from another company, he said, but those who keep their old printers would be able to make a very significant impact by choosing to purchase refurbished ink cartridges. HP makes no profit from refurbished cartridges.

"If Hewlett Packard were whacked with laser beam precision right where it hurts financially for putting itself so firmly behind abortion supporters, that would have an impact on their thinking and actions," said Hughes.

"A sudden lurch the wrong direction (down) in the financial bedrock would be a tremendous blow, fiscally and psychologically. People at the top would notice, they'd want to know why, and they would do the research necessary to figure it out; they would learn."

So how about writing a short letter to HP right now. Something like this.

Dear Mr Hurd

I read on the internet at that your company Hewlett-Packard is helping to fund abortion world wide by financially supporting Planned Parent Hood. It is wrong to kill children through abortion so I will no longer be purchasing any products from HP until they stop funding Planned Parent Hood.

To contact Hewlett-Packard CEO Mark Hurd:

To contact the Hewlett Foundation:
The William and Flora Hewlett Foundation
2121 Sand Hill Road
Menlo Park, CA 94025
Phone: (650) 234-4500
Fax: (650) 234-4501

More information at Life Site


Anonymous said...

Interesting article, but you should check your facts first before spouting off about a boycott of a company's products. Fact #1: Hewlett-Packard Co. is not giving any money for or against abortion. The Hewlett Foundation is. The Hewlett Foundation has NOTHING to do with the Hewlett-Packard Company. Fact #2: Mark Hurd, the CEO and Chairman of HP has NOTHING to do with the Hewlett Foundation. Fact#3: There are no Hewlett family members on the board of HP or employed by HP. In fact, the Hewlett Foundation has sold off most, if not all, of its HP stock in the past 8 years. You may be making a good point in being upset with how the private and independent Hewlett Foundation has allocated its funds, but boycotting the Hewlett-Packard Company, which has no connections to the foundation, is a very misdirected idea.

Secular Heretic said...

Thanks annonymous,

I guess the recipients will contact me if I have my facts wrong. That's why I mentioned my source of information.

Do you have any evidence to support your claims?

Megan said...

On wikipedia it does state that The Hewlett Foundation is wholly independent of the Hewlett Packard Company and its Hewlett Packard Company Foundation