Condom Week Promotes Abortion

Washington, D.C. (10 February 2009) – Planned Parenthood will use St. Valentine’s Day to push contraceptive and abortion sales with its National Condom Week.

“Half of all pregnancies in the U.S. are unintended and half of those happen because of failed contraception,” said Marie Hahnenberg, a researcher for American Life League. “Planned Parenthood is once again pushing sex on our kids with this condom promotion.”

Beginning Feb. 14, Planned Parenthoods across the country are offering condom e-cards, condom coasters, and condom-inspired drag shows among other ways to promote the sale of its products.

“Valentine's Day is supposed to be a celebration of life and love – not a marketing scheme to sell more condoms to kids,” said Hahnenberg. “Valentine’s Day 2009 is being used by Planned Parenthood to profit off the sex culture it has created at colleges, high schools and even middle schools around the country.”

While abortion makes up a third of Planned Parenthood’s clinic income, 55 percent comes from the sale of birth control.

“Valentine’s Day is about love. True love has no room for contraception – which turns a beautiful act of marital love between a husband and wife into an objectification of one another for pleasure. Even worse, Planned Parenthood is trying to ingrain this culture and mentality into our children,” Hahnenberg said.

American Life League was cofounded in 1979 by Judie Brown. It is the largest grassroots Catholic pro-life organization in the United States and is committed to the protection of all innocent human beings from the moment of creation to death.  For more information or press inquiries, please contact Katie Walker at 540.659.4942