At a time when top pro-choice blogger Jill Filipovic tweets that “2011 was a really really REALLY bad year for abortion rights”, Casey Martinson, the Director of Public Affairs for Planned Parenthood of the Southern Finger Lakes, writes that “the sky is falling” on Roe v. Wade, and Cecile Richards cries about the “unprecedented attacks” and claims that legislators are “escalating their anti-women rhetoric as they try to outdo each other in their attacks on Planned Parenthood and women’s health,” Planned Parenthood has decided to change their ad campaign. In their view, this is a step-up of sorts.
May I ask why Planned Parenthood finds it “cool” to be crude? They’ve tossed privacy out the window, in a way, by finally admitting that their business really is all about sex and fixing any consequences it may bring. Apparently, they find it laughable that they can make you forget all about what you did the night before through the use of a simple little pill. They happily broadcast that they’re here to help you get sex whenever you want it, with little or no forethought…just like a friend with benefits. After all, who could be a better friend than the one standing by waiting to help you kill your child?
This speaks of desperation.
Planned Parenthood knows they’re going out of style. They know their popularity is fading and their image is tarnished. Americans are finally beginning to associate Planned Parenthood with the corruption and death that’s been there all along. And so instead of modifying what they do—you know, maybe actually trying to save lives instead of kill them—Planned Parenthood embraces their disgusting image and makes it even more disgusting.
They trivialize sex. Act like there’s no consequences, ever. Think they’re the only ones on the planet who offer contraceptive and cancer screening services. Want you to believe they’re the one who cares about women. Pretend they don’t have enough money or support. Planned Parenthood continually gets tangled in great balls of lies and almost-lies as they market death.
You can see pictures of the new ads on Jill Stanek’s blog here. Let’s discuss five of them briefly:
We’re Your SEXUAL EXPERIENCE. Yes, why thank you. I’m sure people really want Planned Parenthood to be the third party to their sex lives. Planned Parenthood should naturally be the anchor in everyone’s mind when they think of sex. What ever happened to privacy and the purity of sex in marriage, between one husband and one wife only?
We’re Your MORNING AFTER. Right, because that’s exactly who women need to run to after a bad night. Someone who will kill their child and pretend to fix all their problems. Planned Parenthood provides what amounts to zero true help for what women are really seeking.
We’re Your FRIEND WITH BENEFITS. Why don’t we just go ahead and encourage free sex for all? (Of course, they always have.) Naturally, sex has absolutely no strings attached. There are no consequences when you have sex outside of marriage. Children are never created. There’s nothing to talk about, nothing to realize, nothing to think about as far as outcomes, feelings, and results go. Let’s just be happy-go-lucky in this serious area of life where women (and men) need to be wise.
We’re Your QUICKIE. Right. Because it’s no problem at all to just step right into Planned Parenthood and quickly get your child killed. Quickness certainly is what they’re all about. One abortion after the other, as quick as possible, to make as much money as possible.
We’re Your PRIVATE AREA. Once again, I’m pretty sure you’ve stepped on my privacy by inviting yourself somewhere I didn’t ask you to come, Planned Parenthood. Of all the nerve, why does Planned Parenthood think they are always an invited guest to whatever women do? We don’t need their all-seeing eye, watching over us, ready to swoop down with the answer of death.
Planned Parenthood is also using several other offensive slogans for their ads that need no comment except, “Are you kidding me?!!” For example: We’re Your SEXUAL FANTASY. We’re Your SEXUAL PARTNER. We’re YOUR AFTERNOON DELIGHT. One question: Is that how they’re going to start referring to abortions? As a delight? Or is that somehow different from the rest of what they do?
I’m going to take a wild guess and say that, while some may laugh or find this new ad campaign amusing, deep down we can all see how this speaks to an organization that’s totally given in to desperation and corrupting society. Planned Parenthood knows as well as we do that they’re fighting a losing battle. Apparently, they want to go down screaming obscenities…’cause that’s pretty much the next step.
LifeNews Note: Kristi Burton Brown is a pro-life activist in her home state of Colorado, a pro-bono attorney for Life Legal Defense Fund, and a stay-at-home mom. This column originally appeared at the Live Action blog.