Skip to comments.Planned Parenthood hands out anti-Romney condoms
Posted on 09/06/2012 12:54:39 PM PDT by Sub-Driver
Planned Parenthood hands out anti-Romney condoms By Elise Viebeck and Bernie Becker - 09/06/12 01:36 PM ET
Planned Parenthood's political arm is handing out anti-Romney condoms as part of its outreach at the Democratic convention.
Canvassers with Planned Parenthood Action Fund (PPAF) have been "literally mobbed on the sidewalks" by people seeking the condoms as souvenirs, said PPAF spokesman Eric Ferrero.
The condoms are enclosed in a bright-pink matchbook-style sleeve that reads "PROTECT YOURSELF FROM ROMNEY & RYAN IN THIS ELECTION."
Each sleeve also displays a factoid from Planned Parenthood Action Fund about Romney's positions on women's health, such as "Romney would repeal the Affordable Care Act and end access to no co-pay birth control."
The condom wrapper states, "PROPER ATTIRE required for entry," a message from the condom manufacturer, Proper Attire.
Abortion-rights groups have played a prominent role in the Democratic convention as women's health issues take center stage in the race for the White House.
In a speech Thursday, PPAF President Cecile Richards said it is like "waking up in a bad episode of 'Mad Men' " to hear GOP leaders rail against her group.
"When Mitt Romney says he'll 'get rid of' Planned Parenthood, and turn the clock back on a century of progress, it has real consequences for the 3 million patients who depended on Planned Parenthood last year," Richards told the Charlotte crowd.
Anti-abortion-rights leader Marjorie Dannenfelser responded by calling Democrats "radically out of step with mainstream Americans" on the issue.
For weeks, the two parties have been exchanging blows over their official stances on abortion. The GOP platform would ban abortion in all cases, while Democrats' would allow it in all cases.
Planned Parenthood has also been a target of Republican lawmakers, who want to end its public funding over the abortion services it provides.
Ferrero said the PPAF condoms are especially popular this year because "our issues are much more prominent in this election than they have been in a very long time."
He said the group also distributed condoms in 2008, adding, "People love them."
This is not the first time PPAF's tactics have made a splash. Earlier this summer, the group sent a giant pack of birth control to follow Romney on the campaign trail.
In Charlotte, PPAF volunteers have been out in force, hoping passers-by will sign petitions or agree to receive emails.
The free condoms are also good for laughs, a group of volunteers told The Hill.
Among the best responses: A middle-aged women exclaimed, "I may get lucky tonight!" And a man decided to return the condom, saying: "Its O.K. Ive been fixed."
Well, at least they will work on liberals............
I can see why Barry and his commie ‘RATS are already running out of money.
I have one of those condoms. It says PPAF and when I get an erection it says “Planned Parenthood Action Fund “, the Democrat hookers Love them.
If Lucifer himself headed a political party he could not come up with stunts more perverted than those that have taken place this week.
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The Keep Sandra Fluke From Reproducing Fund
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Third Washroom Along
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It's time they became a charity, rather than a tax payer funded, organization, I'm sure the love they receive from the left will keep them well funded.
This has to be one of the first things Romney/Ryan does. It would save millions right from the start. Next, NPR. The American tax payers shouldn't have to pay for their blatant politicizing - especially when their propaganda works against the very people who feed them.
Free the tax slaves - save the innocent preborn. Defund Planned Parenthood!! Demand it!!
I have second washroom along.... ; )
If they give a person 4 condoms, is that considered The Non-Family Pack?
free Birth control
free sex changes
tax payer theft
Gee. I want to be a member of their 666 party - and go "forward" into the great tribulation! It would be the coolest OWS party ever!
And because of President Barack Obama, more women than ever are serving in the U.S. cabinet and on the United States Supreme Court. We’ve come so far. We`ve come so far.”
hahahahaha all those middle aged women got to where they are because of Obama..... what a ft.
What a bunch of sick Flukes.
I thought they were short on funding.
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or......her “DNC lover” is gonna hate her when he finds out...it's his kid!....$$$$$$$$$$$$$.00
Wait, that’s true. How do they get away with this?