Valentine’s Day Cards From Planned Parenthood Promote Abortion, Condoms
by Steven Ertelt
February 11, 2010
Washington, DC (LifeNews.com) — New Valentine’s Day cards from Planned Parenthood and a national organization for "pro-choice" doctors don’t have the typical phrases like "Be Mine" or "I Love You." Instead, the promotional cards promote abortion, condoms and promiscuity.
Jodi Magee, the head of Physicians for Reproductive Choice and Health, emailed supporters of abortion practitioners and pro-abortion doctors letting them know of their special Valentine’s Day cards.
"Let pro-choice physicians know that you appreciate them. With the stigma and harassment our doctors face, they deserve to know that they make us proud," she says.
The cards feature a large heart on a white background with the message, "I love pro-choice doctors" and a link to the pro-abortion group’s web site.
Blogger Valerie of 2 Seconds Faster blog noticed the cards and responded, "I can’t imagine sending ANY physician a valentine, but the thought of sending one to an abortionist makes my skin crawl to say the least. But that is exactly what ‘Jodi’ is urging members of PRCH to do."
Meanwhile, Planned Parenthood of the Heartland has a slew of cards promoting condoms and promiscuity. The cards come with an dotted-lined box show the giver of the card where to place a condom inside.
One card shows a picture of a pair of jeans on the outside and features the message, "I always stay safe with my pants on the ground" — a parody of the infamous American Idol song.
Another has a boy condom and girl condom looking at each other saying "Looking good sexy thing."
A third features a tic-tac-toe box where three condoms in a row beat the Xs and inside, the message reads, "I like playing with you."
Jill Stanek, the pro-life nurse and blogger, noticed the cards and is disappointed by the message they send to teenagers.
"If Planned Parenthood’s honest goal is to help women control their procreation – to plan their parenthood – why does it expend so much energy promoting sexual titillation and promiscuity?" she wondered. "Obviously the organization has become financially dependent on selling contraceptives and abortion, and what better way to increase sales than promote rampant sex."
Stanek says the cards are obviously designed for singles and young people — not monogamous adult couples.
"Someone might say these could apply to husbands, but I question the monogamy of a marriage where discussions about ‘safe sex’ are necessary, which these days are as least as much about transmission of sexually transmitted diseases as guarding against pregnancy," Stanek observes. "Another troubling aspect is they are consistent with PP’s constant message that romance and love are equated to sex."
Stanek also worries that the cards won’t provide accurate information to teenagers about the failure rate of condoms.
She notes how abortion advocates acknowledge privately that condoms have a 15% annual failure rate and, compounded over the years, results in large numbers of unintended pregnancies and STDs.
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