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What Office Depot Did to This Pro-Life Woman Will Make You Want to Boycott the Whole Company


Like many Americans, Maria Goldstein is disgusted with Planned Parenthood’s trafficking of baby parts after they end a child’s life. And she wanted to do something about it. So, she took a flyer to Office Depot in Schaumburg, Illinois. She wanted to have 500 copies of a pro-life prayer. The flyer also included facts about Planned Parenthood.

Office Depot refused to print her flyers citing corporate policy. Maria contacted corporate headquarters to inquire why she was turned away. Diane Demma from the Office of the Chairman doubled down on the diss. And the company sent a letter defining the flyer as “hate material.”

The prayer included on the flyer was written by Father Frank Pavone. He has been vocal in fighting back against the outlandish refusal by Office Depot. He spoke with LifeNews and detailed the corporation’s hypocrisy.

“One of the prayers I wrote for this campaign was taken to an Office Depot in a Chicago suburb by Maria Goldstein, who wanted to make a few hundred copies for her parish,” explained Fr. Frank. “The store refused to print it and the Chicago Tribune reports that an Office Depot spokeswoman said this is because the prayer ‘advocates the persecution of people who support abortion rights.’ Actually, the opposite is true: the prayer advocates their conversion, enlightenment, and salvation.”

Office Depot got considerable backlash from this public relations nightmare. Shortly after sending a letter supporting the refusal to print a pro-life flyer, Office Depot finally relented and apologized.

There is a lot to be learned here. Office Depot certainly didn’t get the mainstream media attention that bakers refusing to make cakes for gay weddings received. And the market corrected itself rather than an activist judge. Facing an avalanche of angry customers, Office Depot changed course and apologized.

Will you buy from Office Depot after learning about this? Please comment below.

H/T: LifeNews



  1. Janet says:

    The easiest way I can say this, I will never step foot in Office Depot again. To me, if you’re not ready to take on the responsibility of a child then you’re not responsible enough to have a sexual relationship. We have so many laws and rules on simply things as wearing a seatbelt and then they can make abortion, killing a baby, Legal …… SAD what this world has become

  2. Becky says:

    They can’t /won’t print Copy right material and/or vulgarity … That’s policy …. Did her parish not have a printer? Probably an miscommunication … My personal belief is anti abortion so I’m not opposed to an anti abortion letter … But persecution of those opposing??? That’s not a true Christian or Godly position to take. Office Depot is a good corporation … I do and will continue to patronize their stores

  3. I hope we all BOYCOTT places, especially these petty “p-c” giant corporations

    Vote with your $$$

  4. Marilyn says:

    Though it annoys me that neither side of the abortion issue can recognize a middle ground compromise rather than an “absolutely no abortions under any circumstances” stance or an “anything goes” stance. I, personally, do not see why any business should not be allowed to refuse service, for any reason. It is their business and if you do not like their stance then do not go there. There are plenty of other places that will give you what you want. Right now most of what I see are the “perpetually offended.” The ones who look for reasons to publicly lament their one stance issues. What annoys me even more are businesses, and government offices, who back down and make concessions for the “perpetually offended” or businesses that are charged and fined for their beliefs. If business policies offend enough people they will soon be out of business. But government offices and federal bureaucracies are a whole new story. Case in point: allowing Muslim women to get driver’s license with a photo that has their face covered. “Political correctness” at its finest.

    1. losthenfound says:

      Yes we all have the right to boycott a business. Businesses should be able to refuse service also. People of faith clearly see that human beings are being murdered and these are the most innocent among us. How is it when our mothers decided to keep and protect us that some of us can sink into such cynicism as to look upon this topic as just another matter not worthy of their concern? How is it that people can be so callus as to scoff at those who care to raise a voice for the innocent ones whose blood is crying out from this land? It is not the mistake that can’t be made right or be forgiven, but the addressing the wrong as a right that will condemn! This is a serious issue of our own holocaust and the blood of the innocents will be avenged one day. Woe to those that call what is wrong, right.