Commentary by Susan Brinkmann, OCDS
With the threat of the loss of a half billion dollars in taxpayer funds, the shameless Planned Parenthood has aligned itself with the sex toy industry in order to preserve its bottom line.
The Washington Times is reporting on news that the sex toy industry is totally on board with the nation’s largest abortion provider and is happily donating to the “cause” of promoting sexual promiscuity among the masses in order to maintain their customer base for contraception and abortion services.
For example, Vibrant, a Denver-based adult toy shop was established with the “sole mission” of supporting Planned Parenthood of the Rocky Mountains, the same organization whose vice president and medical director, Dr. Savita Ginde, was caught on video bargaining over the best way to procure fetal body parts for money. Vibrant sells items such as vibrators and dildos priced anywhere from $20 to $220 and donates 100 percent of the proceeds to the local clinic.
Then there’s Nasty Woman Sex Toys (slogan: “Resistance Never Felt So Good!”) which features a similar lineup of toys and donates 20 percent of all proceeds to Planned Parenthood.
“Nasty Women of the past fought for us, but it looks like the time has come that we will need to continue to fight the good fight,” the store’s website proclaims.
Unbound is another supporter of Planned Parenthood. This shop sells handcuffs and restraints and gives its customers the option to “send a vibrator to Congress and save Planned Parenthood.” For just $15 the store will send a sex toy to a representative of your choosing, with 75 percent of proceeds going to Planned Parenthood, the Times reports.
Craft Boner is an adult-themed arts and crafts shop that sells, among other things, wrapping paper that says, “Santa doesn’t care if you’re a slut.” It has a “Support Planned Parenthood” line of merchandise, complete with “Sassy uterus” T-shirts and tote bags, from which 30 percent of proceeds go to Planned Parenthood of the Rocky Mountains.
One of the latest gimmicks is a new $1.99 emoji named Ooti the Uterus which users can download on their smartphones.
“The anthropomorphized reproductive organ can dance, lift weights and read a book — and 100 percent of proceeds go to Planned Parenthood,” the Times reports.
The emojis designers claim that “Ooti’s here so we can celebrate this amazing reproductive organ as well as support the fantastic health services Planned Parenthood provides. All proceeds from Ooti will be donated to Planned Parenthood so they can continue offering accessible care to those who need it.”
“Planned Parenthood from the beginning has been the recipient of private charitable donations and foundation donations,” said Jay Richards, executive editor of The Stream and a researcher at The Catholic University of America’s Busch School of Business and Economics.
“If you look at all of the corporate donations they have, it’s staggering. Even other nonprofits, like the Susan G. Komen foundation, which deals with breast cancer, give Planned Parenthood funding. And now, apparently, we have sex toy shops.”
He added: “The fact that there are these tongue-in-cheek sex organizations giving support to Planned Parenthood, frankly, in a weird way, is absolutely appropriate. Planned Parenthood is both an instigator and a recipient of the sexual revolution — the separation of sex and procreation at all costs, even through the death of the unborn. It makes perfect sense that lascivious organizations would give support to them.”
Even though seeing so many powerful corporations and high-profile individuals rallying behind Planned Parenthood is in its own way “distressing,” there’s a bright side.
“But at least when it’s a private organization, no one is being compelled to support the work of Planned Parenthood,” he said. “That’s the moral bright line. Taxpayer funding forces all of us to be morally complicit in the actions of Planned Parenthood. That’s why I think it’s much more morally grotesque.”
It’s time to remind our representatives that Planned Parenthood doesn’t need our funds. They’re perfectly capable of funding the moral depravity they market under the guise of “women’s reproductive rights.”
Contact your representatives today and remind them that it’s time to pull the plug on taxpayer funding of Planned Parenthood!
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