After months of pro-life protests and opposition, PepsiCo has indicated it will no longer contract with biotech firm Senomyx Inc., which uses cells from a baby killed in an abortion to conduct flavor testing. The second largest beverage company in the world contracted with the firm in a $30 million deal in August 2010 and once Debi Vinnedge of the pro-life group Children of God for Life uncovered the connection, numerous pro-life groups, including LifeNews, joined together to promote a boycott of Pepsi until it ends the Senomyx contract. Vinnedge informed LifeNews today of Pepsi’s decision and hailed it as a major breakthrough and achievement by thousands of concerned consumers who have been writing and boycotting PepsiCo beverages since last May….(Source)
I’ve been buying Diet Coke for a long time, but I much prefer Diet Pepsi. Now that Pepsi is Pro-Life (by dumping Senomyx), I don’t have any problem going back.
See? Boycotts work. We have to keep up the pressure.
Abortion as a business decision? It just doesn’t make any sense anymore. Too hot to handle. And it can sure lose a company lots of money. I hope this decision by PepsiCo gets broadcast far and wide across Corporate America.
These companies don’t want to be seen as the new Slave Traders and Human Traffickers.