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Planned Parenthood hands out anti-Romney condoms
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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: "It’s O.K. I’ve been fixed."

TOPICS: News/Current Events; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: condoms; dnc; plannedparenthood; romney
Classy. All the reason to defund them.........
1 posted on 09/06/2012 12:54:41 PM PDT by Sub-Driver
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To: Sub-Driver

Well, at least they will work on liberals............

2 posted on 09/06/2012 1:01:36 PM PDT by Red Badger (Anyone who thinks wisdom comes with age is either too young or too stupid to know the difference....)
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To: Sub-Driver

I can see why Barry and his commie ‘RATS are already running out of money.

3 posted on 09/06/2012 1:05:05 PM PDT by FlingWingFlyer (On 5 September 2012 A.D., the communist Democrats tried to kill God and failed.)
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To: Sub-Driver

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.

4 posted on 09/06/2012 1:10:14 PM PDT by Venturer
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To: Sub-Driver

If Lucifer himself headed a political party he could not come up with stunts more perverted than those that have taken place this week.

5 posted on 09/06/2012 1:10:41 PM PDT by Proud2BeRight
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To: Sub-Driver

Send your donations to:

The Keep Sandra Fluke From Reproducing Fund
Behind the Hot Water Pipes
Third Washroom Along
Penn Station
New York, NY 10010

6 posted on 09/06/2012 1:16:25 PM PDT by Buckeye McFrog
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To: Sub-Driver
They seem to have a lot of extra political money to throw around when millions of tax payers can't even afford to buy food for their table.

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!!

7 posted on 09/06/2012 1:16:43 PM PDT by concerned about politics ("Get thee behind me, Liberal")
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To: Buckeye McFrog
They moved.

I have second washroom along.... ; )

8 posted on 09/06/2012 1:19:38 PM PDT by EGPWS (Trust in God, question everyone else)
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To: Sub-Driver

If they give a person 4 condoms, is that considered The Non-Family Pack?

9 posted on 09/06/2012 1:21:15 PM PDT by Puppage (You may disagree with what I have to say, but I shall defend to your death my right to say it)
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To: Sub-Driver
The democrats 2012 platform:

free Birth control
free abortion
free sex changes
homosexual "marriage"
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!


10 posted on 09/06/2012 1:26:42 PM PDT by concerned about politics ("Get thee behind me, Liberal")
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To: concerned about politics
PP is already a tax-deductible "accredited" charity.

Which means they shouldn't be political, or they should cease being tax-exempt.
11 posted on 09/06/2012 1:45:57 PM PDT by kenavi (Obama doesn't hate private equity. He wants to be it with our money.)
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To: Sub-Driver

12 posted on 09/06/2012 1:57:31 PM PDT by tsowellfan (Voting for Obama/Biden is like purposely swallowing two tapeworms)
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To: Sub-Driver

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.

13 posted on 09/06/2012 2:03:23 PM PDT by linn37 (Newt supporter here.)
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To: Sub-Driver

What a bunch of sick Flukes.

14 posted on 09/06/2012 2:32:09 PM PDT by lightman (Settling for the "lesser of two..." is still choosing Evil)
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To: Sub-Driver

I thought they were short on funding.

15 posted on 09/06/2012 2:34:51 PM PDT by <1/1,000,000th%
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To: Sub-Driver

For a United States analysis of this issue, see 501(c) and Charitable organization (United States).
After a recognized type of legal entity has been formed at the state level, it is customary for the nonprofit organization to seek tax exempt status with respect to its income tax obligations. That is done typically by applying to the Internal Revenue Service (IRS), although statutory exemptions exist for limited types of nonprofit organizations. The IRS, after reviewing the application to ensure the organization meets the conditions to be recognized as a tax exempt organization (such as the purpose, limitations on spending, and internal safeguards for a charity), may issue an authorization letter to the nonprofit granting it tax exempt status for income tax payment, filing, and deductibility purposes. The exemption does not apply to other Federal taxes such as employment taxes. Additionally, a tax-exempt organization must pay federal tax on income that is unrelated to their exempt purpose.[23] Failure to maintain operations in conformity to the laws may result in an organization losing its tax exempt status.

Individual states and localities offer nonprofits exemptions from other taxes such as sales tax or property tax. Federal tax-exempt status does not guarantee exemption from state and local taxes, and vice versa. These exemptions generally have separate application processes and their requirements may differ from the IRS requirements. Furthermore, even a tax exempt organization may be required to file annual financial reports (IRS Form 990) at the state and federal level. A tax exempt organization’s 990 forms are required to be made available for public scrutiny.

16 posted on 09/06/2012 4:38:54 PM PDT by stocksthatgoup (Wealth = Net Worth Income = Net Work)
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To: Buckeye McFrog
Sandra Fluke.......Her kids are gonna hate her....when they find out who their father coulda been at the DNC!

or......her “DNC lover” is gonna hate her when he finds's his kid!....$$$$$$$$$$$$$.00

17 posted on 09/06/2012 5:43:21 PM PDT by M-cubed
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To: kenavi

Wait, that’s true. How do they get away with this?

18 posted on 09/06/2012 7:37:00 PM PDT by lymelady (Pro-life: Because I passed biology and history.)
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To: Sub-Driver
Free anti-Romney condoms might help control the
future population of demRATS.

19 posted on 09/07/2012 1:11:03 AM PDT by clearcarbon
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To: Venturer; wagglebee
As if anyone should trust a free condom from Pre-Planned Abortion.

20 posted on 09/07/2012 8:29:42 AM PDT by a fool in paradise (The guy who was going to stop the rise of the oceans now can’t even fend off a few raindrops.)
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To: a fool in paradise

Dear Mom:

I don’t wear my socks in the shower.

21 posted on 09/07/2012 11:06:38 AM PDT by Venturer
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