(Memphis) A Planned Parenthood billboard has only been up a week in one South Memphis neighborhood, but some people there already want it to come down.
They say the billboard, which includes the message “Getting It On Is Free” and a picture of a condom, is too graphic.
“I was shocked. I was appalled that anyone would put up a picture of condom,” said Karen Wallace.
Karen Wallace works at a church nearby and has to drive by the billboard every day.
She said what is worse it’s right next to an elementary school cross walk.
“The graphic was not necessary the message was enough,” said Wallace.
A dad who saw the sign for the first time Thursday agreed and said it’s not something he wants his children to see.
“No! It ain’t nothing to send out to my kids,” said Rickey Munn.
You’d think Planned Parenthood would take into consideration community concerns, right? Wrong:
“A condom is not an explicit image it’s just a piece of latex and children see explicit images all the time on the internet, in commercials and in the movies. We are trying to promote healthy relationships and save lives,” said Ashley Coffield, CEO of Planned Parenthood Memphis.
It plans to put some more billboards in the spring.
A few of things here: First, if you think there’s no way in the world Planned Parenthood (and other “progressive types) would target kids in their approach to so-called “safe sex” information, read here , here,and here for your wake-up call. Second, for “enlightened” types who think this is much ado about nothing, y’all do know this is a bit different than just demanding that someone who is offended change the channel, right? Thirdly, consider the “Getting It On” Planned Parenthood campaign, the “Brosurance” campaign put on by left wing activists that basically portrayed women as sex addicts who should sign up for Obamacare, and then review Mike Huckabee’s “controversial” comments from a couple of weeks ago about how Democrats view women:
“Republicans don’t have a war on women,” Huckabee said. We’re having a war for women. To empower them to be something other than victims of their gender.”
“If the Democrats want to insult the women of America by making them believe that they are helpless without Uncle Sugar coming in and providing for them a prescription each month for birth control, because they cannot control their libido or their reproductive system without the help of the government, then so be it,” he continued. “Let us take that discussion all across America, because women are far more than the Democrats have played them to be.”
Huckabee’s quote was deliberately distorted by helpful MSM journos who later had to issue corrections, but that didn’t stop the Usual Suspects on the left from conveniently once again trotting out the “helpless victim” card, accusing Huckabee of continuing the phony “war on women” when it was obvious he was criticizing Democrats for how they treat women. That Democrats got so defensive and had to misdirect and misrepresent what was actually said proves that they know there is more than a grain of truth to Huckabee’s remarks – and the “Brosurance” ads and PPACT campaigns about “Getting It On” just go to show that he was right on target.