Pro-Life Group Blasts New Planned Parenthood Ad Targeting Teenagers

National   |   Steven Ertelt   |   Apr 19, 2006   |   9:00AM   |   WASHINGTON, DC

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by Steven Ertelt Editor
April 19, 2006

San Francisco, CA ( — A pro-life organization is blasting a new ad from a Planned Parenthood affiliate in California that is targeting teens. Planned Parenthood Golden Gate, which gave teenager Holly Patterson the abortion drug that killed her, is running the ads, which are slated to run on MTV and the popular teen web site Myspace.

"Planned Parenthood’s latest sexually saturated commercial, a demeaning ad targeted at young people, defies any and all sense of decency," said Jim Sedlak, executive director of STOPP International, which monitors the abortion business.

The ad is meant to promote Planned Parenthood and its latest campaign, "safe is sexy."

According to the PPGG web site, the ad features a young woman using power tools in a work zone, who says, "My father always told me to use the right tool for the right job."

At the end of the work day she returns home to find her hard-ht wearing boyfriend under the covers. The young woman strips to her underwear and reachers to the nightstand for a Planned Parenthood "safe is sexy" condom.

"Perhaps most offensive is the clear inference that the young lady’s father approves of her sexual escapades," Sedlak says.

His group has long been concerned that Planned Parenthood ties its sex education and contraceptive campaigns to its abortion business in order to lure women to become longtime customers at their local abortion centers.

Sedlak says the time has come to revoke any taxpayer funding from the group.

"The organization’s shameless promotion of its attempts to influence teenagers with a morally reprehensible TV spot is just another reason why all taxpayer funding of the group should be yanked immediately," he said.

Planned Parenthood took in more than $265 million in federal, state and local tax funding in the last fiscal year, according to its annual reports, amounting to approximately one-third of the organization’s income.

"We urge all lawmakers to view this Planned Parenthood commercial to see what the organization is really all about," said Sedlak. "Surely they will begin to understand that this group relentlessly offends parents, scandalizes young people and kills preborn children all on our dime."