I’ve heard very nice things about Curves. I even considered poking my nose into one.
Well, I won’t be doing so now. The founder gives 10% of his profits to anti-choice groups like Operation Save America – that’s the current incarnation of Operation Rescue.
He did an
interview with Christianity Today about the business.
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.
Thanks to dwivian for the heads-up.