Sunday, June 24

Curves Fitness founder and CEO is pro-life advocate

I had heard this before but never really looked into it. Then I read this recent blog post at Birth Pangs: This women’s gym undermines women’s choices.

There are links to Snopes (the "rumour has it" sleuth) responding to the "rumour" that follows:

Just so you know: Gary Heavin, the founder of the Waco, Texas-based chain of exercise studios called Curves, is a heavy contributor to several organizations allied with Operation Save America, the rather more muscular successor to Operation Rescue, the anti-choice group.

The organizations he funds are spreading the lie that abortions lead to an increased risk of breast cancer. Planned Parenthood says its operations in Texas are being threatened by Heavin-funded clinics based on the old therapeutic model "you must carry your child to term."

In an article in Christianity Today, Heavin expressed pride in his involvement with anti-choice groups, to which he donates 10 percent of Curves' profits. You may do with this information what you will.

1 comment:

Woman at Mile 0 said...

Thanks for spreading the word. I will be sure never to take out a membership there.