by Béatrice Fedor
Planned Parenthood Action Fund's Facebook page displays a timeline picture with a notable man holding a sign: "I don't want to be a FATHER yet... Mitts off her Birth Control". A woman wearing a pack of pills costume is part of this communication campaign.
Fewer and fewer Americans support abortion and some, including presidential candidate Mitt Romney, have called to defund Planned Parenthood over abortion (hence the "mitts" reference to Romney).
If people oppose Planned Parenthood over the issue of abortion, why the fuss about the pill? Contraception is widely available at reasonable prices and Planned Parenthood is not the only provider on Planet Earth. It seems that, in an attempt to gain people's support, Planned Parenthood is trying to switch the focus from abortion to a less divisive issue. This is part of their "war on women" fear propaganda where opposing abortion supposedly means outlawing contraceptives.
Secondly, what about the young man's message? He wants the sex, not the consequences. He is letting potential sex partners know what he won't do for them: "if somehow you get pregnant, I won't step up and be a father to our child". How is this being a defender of women? ...
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