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Levi Strauss Foundation’s Pro-Abortion Donations Demand a Boycott

Levi Strauss Foundation, which is funded by the jeans maker, funnels millions into pro-abortion groups, betraying pro-life values.

In a revealing expose, the Levi Strauss Foundation, the philanthropic arm fully funded by the iconic jeans maker Levi Strauss & Co., has been found to channel millions into pro-abortion organizations, directly contravening the values held by many pro-life consumers. This stark revelation, stemming from tax filings and public statements, unveils a disturbing trend of corporate philanthropy being weaponized to undermine the sanctity of life.

From December 2021 to December 2023, The Levi Strauss Foundation poured over $4 million into entities such as the Abortion Care Network and the International Planned Parenthood Federation. This funding stream, originating from the coffers of Levi Strauss & Co., underscores a deep-rooted corporate commitment to advancing abortion, veiled under the guise of “reproductive justice.” Such terminology encompasses a broad agenda that includes facilitating access to abortion services.

The foundation’s prioritization of “reproductive justice” as a key focus area—explicitly aiming to empower those facing “reproductive oppression”—reveals a calculated stance to support and expand abortion access. This includes a hefty $650,000 allocated in 2022 alone to organizations that offer or facilitate abortions. Furthermore, Levi Strauss Foundation’s advocacy efforts, as evidenced by a substantial $507,000 grant to the Center for Reproductive Rights, highlight a proactive engagement in legal battles to preserve and expand abortion rights globally.

Additionally, the foundation’s 2023 summary document suggests a continued, if not intensified, commitment to abortion advocacy, earmarking $2 million for “reproductive justice” groups. It notably aimed to bolster organizations aiding individuals in obtaining abortions, thereby solidifying its position as a staunch ally of the abortion industry.

Given this concerted effort by Levi Strauss & Co. to support and propagate abortion access through its foundation, a call to action for pro-life consumers becomes not just warranted but necessary. The stark alignment of a beloved American brand with the abortion industry serves as a clarion call for those who value life to reconsider their patronage. A boycott emerges not as a punitive measure but as a principled stand against the instrumentalization of corporate philanthropy to further an agenda antithetical to the sanctity of life.

As pro-life advocates and consumers, the power of the purse remains one of the most effective tools in signaling our collective disapproval and effecting change. It’s time to hold Levi Strauss & Co. accountable and demand that corporations respect the dignity of all human life, from conception to natural death. Only through concerted action and unwavering commitment to our values can we hope to challenge the normalization of abortion and champion a culture that truly cherishes and protects the most vulnerable among us.

Jay Shepard

Jay Shepard

Jay is a Director of The American Center for Education and Knowledge, a 501-c3 non-profit committed to protecting the ideals of individual rights, freedom of will and personal responsibility while defending American exceptionalism. Jay was elected as the National Committeeman to the Republican National Committee for Vermont in both 2012, 2016 and 2020.