A Statue of Rubberty ???
Planned Parenthood's new condom key chains 'blasphemous' Thu Jan 12 2006 09:14:10 ET
Planned Parenthood has launched a line of condom key chains -- key chains that offend "just about everyone in the country," claims Jim Sedlak, executive director of American Life League's STOPP International. "Some are even blasphemous."
The condom key chains, featuring 28 different designs, are offered for sale on Planned Parenthood of Connecticut's web site. Each chain has a picture or slogan on a plastic holder containing a latex condom.
"Planned Parenthood offends religious people with its key chain that shows a portion of the famous painting from the Sistine Chapel. Michelangelo gave us a beautiful image of Adam stretching out his hand to God, with God's index finger about to touch Adam's index finger," said Sedlak. "In Planned Parenthood's blasphemous version, God is handing Adam a condom.
"Planned Parenthood goes on to offend parents with its key chain that shows a caricature of a loudly crying baby," said Sedlak. "Planned Parenthood's slogan accompanying the caricature states, 'Condoms are cheaper than diapers.'
In addition, Sedlak said Planned Parenthood offends all patriotic Americans with a series of three key chains. "The first is a takeoff of the famous 'Uncle Sam Wants You' poster from World War II in Planned Parenthood's version Uncle Sam is replaced with a condom saying 'I Want You.' The second is an American flag picture with the stars in the field of blue replaced with the words, 'Wear with Pride.' The third is a picture of the Statue of Liberty holding a condom instead of a torch. [emphasis mine, DRM]"
Other condom key chains show just how much sex permeates all Planned Parenthood thinking. There's one that says, "Earth and condoms, we can't live without them."
By the way, I don't want people to think I am against rubbers, or their use, per se.
My anger is directed 99.9% towards the notion of a "Statue of Rubberty" - specifically the fact that Planned Parenthood has chosen to use both Uncle Sam and the Statue of Liberty in their key-chain condom promotion.
I think these two historical icons deserve more - way more - respect than that.
For those who think that the Planned Parenthood keychains are good insurance to keep teens from getting pregnant, then I refer them to the recent Consumer Reports finding that the condoms most likely to break of all those tested were the various Planned Parenthood brands! Since Planned Parenthood is in the Abortion Business, then I submit that their concern for teenage "safe sex" is cynically motivated.
As for teenagers and sex, sure they're gonna do it.
But I think there are few teenagers alive that do not already know more about sex and rubbers than I do.
For this and other reasons, I think that rubber ads do not need to be so "primetime".
I ask you: Are 50 competing beer commercials, each entreating the viewer to [wink wink] drink responsibly, more likely to:Here are links to other birth control and condom-related news, showing that pushing their usage and visual image is at the top of the agenda of many groups, such as Consumer Reports. And then there's Planned Parenthood that describes, in near-pornographic detail, many alternate sex practices such as "Outercourse" . One can be sure (as in 'yeh, real sure') that all caring fathers want their children to be aware of every lurid detail of these alleged safe sex techniques, as taught in Planned-Parenthood-Approved Sex-Ed class at school. It takes little imagination to visualize that "lab" would fulfil the secret dreams of even the most sexually experienced teenagers.
(1) increase safe drinking, or,
(2) encourage more drinking ??!