Pro-life investors have flooded our inbox in the few days since the SCOTUS decision asking how they can find out if they own stocks in these “abortion travel” companies through their mutual funds, 401k, or other investment accounts, and if so, how they can push back. The good news is that it is a simple task to align your investment portfolio to support life, and together pro-life investors are sending a strong message that is making waves in corporate board rooms. The bad news is that if you have never looked at your investments through this lens before, you are in for a shock.
The first step in pushing back on abortion travel companies in your investment portfolio is to find out which ones you own. This is the hardest part, but with the free investment screening technology at inspireinsight.com, anyone can quickly identify the companies profiting from and supporting abortion in their portfolios simply by typing in the ticker symbols of their investment holdings.
Below is a list of companies that have already publicly announced their abortion travel employee “benefits.” This is a rapidly evolving topic, and our research team at Inspire will be updating this data regularly and publishing it at inspireinsight.com to empower pro-life investors with the data to align their portfolios to support life and make it uncomfortable and unpopular for companies to continue paying their employees to terminate the life of their pre-born children. If you become aware of a company that is not on this list but should be, please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org so we can investigate and add them; we appreciate the additional eyes and ears on this important quick-moving issue.
(As of June 28, 2022. Please visit inspireinsight.com for up-to-date data.)
Once you find out what companies in your investment portfolio are supporting abortion by paying for employees to travel for an abortion procedure, among other pro-abortion policies and donations, you should send a message (literally and figuratively) to those companies. An easy way to do this is to find the investor relations email or phone number on the corporate website and make contact. Here are some bullet points for you to consider in your message to these abortion-supporting businesses:
If you own abortion-supporting companies through a mutual fund or ETF, you do not have many options other than selling that fund and buying a different one that does not invest in abortion stocks, so you need to research your options. You can find out about your pro-life investment options at inspireinvesting.com, and if you want professional guidance from pro-life financial advisors specially trained and resourced to invest to support life, you can connect with our team there.
If you own individual stocks rather than funds, you also have the ability to file or join a shareholder resolution to oppose corporate abortion funding. This is a more complicated process, but if there is a resolution being filed by our team at Inspire Investing or our pro-life allies, it is exceedingly simple to support the effort with your shareholder proxy vote. To find out if there is a resolution in the works with the problem companies in your portfolio, email us at email@example.com, and also be sure to sign up for our newsletter at inspireinvesting.com to be informed of new resolutions and action plans you can participate in.
By God’s grace, we have seen major corporations, including Exxon, Chevron, Costco, and others, change their corporate policies in response to our engagement efforts. Working together, pro-life investors have a uniquely powerful avenue to advance the protection of life at conception.
Roe v Wade is overturned, and a goliath encumbrance has been removed from the pro-life movement. The battle to save the lives of millions of pre-born babies is in full force. Now more than ever is the time to lean into this good work and end abortion in every state forever.
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Robert Netzly is the CEO of Inspire Investing and frequent contributor on FOX, Bloomberg, New York Times and other major media. Read more from Robert in his #1 bestselling book Biblically Responsible Investing, available at Amazon.com and other major retailers.