Coke Isn’t Woke: Coca-Cola Shareholders Say ‘No’ to Pro-Abortion Proposal   

Caroline Wharton - 04 May 2023

Following the Jonestown cult massacre, the idea of blind followership at its worst has been put into the nutshell of “drinking the Kool-Aid.” This negative phrase has come to be often used when people jump on the bandwagon of culture, following the ebb and flow of popular opinion rather than examining principles and truly deciding for oneself. And due to recent events, “drinking the Kool-Aid” may have just found its new antithesis: “Drinking the Coke.”  

As corporations saturate themselves in pro-abortion policies to monopolize their employees’ lives, negate paying for family benefits, and receive laurels from the abortion lobby all the while, Coca-Cola’s shareholders recently put the kibosh on a proposal which would have targeted pro-life states. The proposal was to conduct a survey determining how pro-life laws affect the company’s performance. It stated,  

“Shareholders request that Coca-Cola’s Board of Directors issue a public report prior to December 31, 2023, omitting confidential information and at a reasonable expense, detailing any known and potential risks or costs to the company caused by enacted or proposed state policies severely restricting reproductive rights, and detailing any strategies beyond litigation and legal compliance that the company may deploy to minimize or mitigate these risks.”  

The proposal was put forward by pro-abortion nonprofit ‘As You Saw’ which recommended that Coca-Cola’s board of directors include an analysis with the survey findings. This would include suggestions like closing down operations in states which are “proposing or enacting” laws designed to save preborn lives. With the Georgia Heartbeat Protection Act, this would even put operations in the motherland of Coca-Cola at risk, as the popular soft drink was conceived in a downtown Atlanta soda fountain.  

The proposal was met, however, with resounding nay votes as nearly 90% of shareholders voted against it.  

Take a sip of Coke today and smile about their shareholders’ having a spine because such action flies in the face of what we’re seeing from many other companies in this Post-Roe America.  Instead of seeking to protect the preborn and vulnerable women from the predatory abortion industry or staying out of the fight altogether (because, really, what does Coca-Cola have to do with abortion?), many corporations are inserting themselves into the mess and making it worse.  

Live Action recently put out a satirical video entitled “Pro-Choice Bosses – Hire NBD (Not Baby Daddy) Consulting To Maximize Your Profits!” discussing the explosion of companies making pro-abortion statements or taking pro-abortion actions, like offering to pay for employee abortions and corresponding travel/lodgings or covering “abortion leave.” Click HERE to read a Townhall op-ed by Students for Life of America (SFLA) Staff Writer and Press Strategist Caroline Wharton entitled “3 Reasons Why Paid Abortion Leave Is Just Stupid.” At the end of the Live Action video — which you will find both hilarious and absolutely true — a sadly long list of pro-abortion companies are  included.  

(To learn more about eroding corporate culture, click HERE to read another SFLA blog entitled “Corporate Attacks on Motherhood: Erasing Moms & Discouraging Future Families.”)  

As news seems to pop up daily of yet another company “biting the dust” and hopping in bed with the abortion lobby, it’s refreshing to see Coca-Cola go in a different direction — and perhaps their shareholders’ decision will inspire other businesses, as well, not to kowtow to the abortion lobby. Here’s to hoping more companies “drink the Coke!”  

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