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Protest at Whole Foods in Palo Alto: Boycott Eden Foods
Whole Foods Market carries many Eden brand food products. The owner of Eden Foods is Catholic and doesn't want to just stop covering some contraception, he wants to stop covering ALL of it. At the same time, many women who are Whole Foods shoppers are opposed to the "Hobby Lobby" Supreme Court decision; Eden's case, which is even more far-reaching, is soon to be heard.
Eden Foods is suing the Obama administration for exemptions to the Affordable Care Act. The owner of Eden Foods, Michael Potter, wants to stop covering birth control of all kinds, including pregnancy counseling, for his employees.
Whole Foods has refused to stop carrying Eden Foods. Not only that, Whole Foods CEO John Mackey publicly campaigned against the Affordable Care Act, going so far as to say that Obamacare is even more like fascism than socialism.
Today the Raging Grannies passed out flyers in front of the Palo Alto Whole Foods store, telling customers why they should boycott Eden Foods. We sang our message as well, calling out Mackey for his position.