Friday, August 24, 2012
Planned Parenthood Sexing Up the DNC
Planned Parent is an odd duck. On the one hand, it claims to be a stalwart defender of the dignity of women. On the other hand, this is what Planned Parenthood is billing to attendees of the Democratic National Convention as its “signature party” — with main pimp...err speaker Cecile Richards.
“Sex, Politics and Cocktails.” My, doesn’t that just scream respect for women?
One wonders if Planned Parenthood will be handing out free condoms at this shindig. After all, contraception is one of their favorite freebie offerings at college campuses and their clinics. Maybe Planed Parenthood could have DNC-themed condoms offered at the end of the event as party favors. Seems in keeping with the general theme, right? And the fact that this party goes for almost five hours and has a “planned” ending time at 2AM surely ensures that everyone is going to be making free and respectful choices, surely?
Oh, and all of this is basically paid for by you and me. Neat, huh?
“Sex, Politics and Cocktails” is a very common theme for Planned Parenthood parties, from New England to Florida to California (and California) to Washington State (that last one with the promotional tagline “Put your politics where your cocktails are” — nice?).
Clearly then this is considered a good idea by Planned Parenthood at the institutional level – it’s not just some desperate attempt by an independent party coordinator to separate their soiree from the pack of parties at the Democratic convention this year.
So the next time you hear Democrats accuse Republicans of waging a “war on women”, ask yourself: what does it say when a Democrat-sponsored convention invites men to come to a party linking “sex”, “politics” and “cocktails” where all the men can bet the women in attendance support untethering sex from babies, and who can’t even raise the excuse that contraception costs them (or the men) money? Oh and there are cocktails. Plenty of cocktails. Does that sound like a perfect recipe for encouraging respect for women?
The party could be more accurately billed as “Free Sex, Two Drink Minimum.” Think of all the abortion revenue it could generate! Cha-ching!
Welcome to the Democratic Convention. Welcome to Planned Parenthood’s idea of respecting women.