Jun 23rd, 2011 by admin
MIAMI, Fla. — The international truck leasing company Ryder System Inc. has informed the Campaign to Stop Stericycle (CSS) of its decision to stop Stericycle Inc. from using its trucks to service abortion facilities.
Stericycle, the nation’s leading waste management company, depends entirely upon truck leasing companies like Ryder to provide vehicles for its waste collection routes, which include a reported 586 Planned Parenthood locations and hundreds of other abortion facilities nationwide.
Ryder’s Chief Legal Officer and Executive Vice President Bob Fatovic told the campaign on Tuesday that Ryder is “changing [their] business and service relationship with Stericycle” after the company’s investigation into Stericycle’s collection, transportation and incineration of aborted children. Fatovic stated that in approximately 30 days Ryder’s trucks will be fully removed from all of Stericycle’s routes that service abortion facilities, and may not be used to service the abortion industry “in any way, shape or form.”
Ryder’s decision follows the similar course of action by Penske Truck Leasing, who stopped Stericycle last year from using its trucks nationwide to service the abortion industry after being informed by CSS that its vehicles were being used to pick up fetal remains from the “Richmond Medical Center for Women” in Virginia. Penske Truck Leasing President and CEO Brian Hard sent an email to the campaign soon afterward, which vowed, “We have been, and you have my word that we will continue to be, proactive in stopping Stericycle from using our trucks to service abortion clinics.”
The week after Penske’s trucks were removed from routes across America that included pickup at abortion facilities, a Ryder truck was seen servicing the Richmond facility. CSS immediately contacted Ryder’s corporate office to express concern, and has remained in contact with Ryder’s legal department for over a year. Now, as a result of the efforts of CSS, Ryder’s subsequent investigation and the outcry of the public, Ryder trucks can no longer be used by Stericycle to service abortion facilities. In fact, Stericycle’s leased Ryder trucks are already disappearing from their abortion collection routes, including one in Milwaukee, Wisconsin.
“We applaud Ryder System, Inc. for removing itself from the equation and understanding the serious concerns associated with Stericycle’s use of its trucks to collect and transport the bodies of murdered children and the tools used to kill them,” Michael Marcavage of CSS stated. “Ryder’s decision to distance itself from Stericycle’s involvement with the abortion industry is another significant step toward ending Stericycle’s facilitation of the abortion holocaust. We hope that the remaining truck leasing companies will follow the lead of Penske and Ryder and stop providing resources to Stericycle to assist abortion facilities in carrying out their evil deeds,” Marcavage added.
Marcavage also notes that there is much more work to be done as the number one supplier to Stericycle is Idealease, which has approximately 400 national affiliate locations and grosses over $150 million dollars a year.
CSS is now encouraging citizens to call Idealease President Dan J. Murphy at (847) 304-6000 and/or email firstname.lastname@example.org and call upon him to instruct his company to stop supplying the means for Stericycle to service abortion facilities. Since Idealease is also a franchised company, citizens are exhorted to additionally contact their local Idealease office and request that they not lease their vehicles to Stericycle for the use of servicing the abortion industry.
“My son, do not walk in the way with them. Keep your feet from their path, for their feet run to evil and hasten to shed blood.” - Proverbs 1:15-16
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