One need look no further than Planned Parenthood to find exactly where our post-moral culture is going.
Abortions, which then-President Bill Clinton said in 1996 should be “rare,” are now a form of birth control. And virginity prior to marriage, once considered a virtue, has been characterized as “baggage.” So it should come as no surprise that Planned Parenthood is brazenly stepping into the intersection between sexuality and pregnancy.
As part of a new profanity-laden campaign, the nation’s largest abortion provider is celebrating the “Freedom to F***.”
“New Yorkers have more sex than anyone else in America,” the campaign’s website reads. “Planned Parenthood of New York City is here to make sure that everyone has access to the sexual and reproductive health care services they need.”
Within the span of 45 seconds, the actors in the Planned Parenthood ad invoke the F-word 20 times.
Gerard Caputo, chief creative officer at BBH New York, the advertising agency behind the profane commercial, told Ad Week he “wanted to be celebratory in the face of massive opposition rather than plead their case in a typical PSA campaign that’s easy to ignore.”
“‘Freedom to F***’ is meant to speak to a younger generation more empowered than ever and hopefully willing to help,” he continued. “It all starts with the courage to do something different and we believe we have already succeeded.”
The immoral initiative came on the heels of Supreme Court Justice Anthony Kennedy’s announcement he will be retiring at the end of July. To replace the outgoing justice, President Donald Trump has nominated Judge Brett Kavanaugh, who was appointed in 2006 by then-President George W. Bush to serve on the U.S. Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit.
In response to Kavanaugh’s nomination, the left has feigned moral outrage, bellowing concerns that the high court’s landmark 1973 decision on Roe v. Wade will be overturned, and abortion — a bedrock of women’s rights, in their eyes — will be outlawed.
A woman’s right to choose is in serious peril. Please do everything we can to let your representatives know that you don’t support Trump’s Supreme Court choice. #StopKavanaugh pic.twitter.com/D9rQ8uIknp
— Molly Ringwald (@MollyRingwald) July 11, 2018
Make no mistake – Trump promised to nominate someone who would overturn Roe v Wade.
— Dawn Laguens (@dawnlaguens) July 10, 2018
— Planned Parenthood (@PPFA) July 10, 2018
Now this Planned Parenthood campaign appears to bizarrely conflate protecting the sanctity of life with denying people the “right” to have sex. Even if Roe v. Wade was overturned, it should be noted, sex between two consenting adults would still be — gasp — entirely legal.
But alas, it appears secular progressives will be conflating the two topics — sex and abortion — for maximum impact.
Of course, it’s not as if New Yorkers have anything to worry about: In 2014, roughly one-in-three of the city’s unborn babies were legally aborted. And in early July, New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo (D) signed an executive order protecting abortion and contraceptive services in the Empire State.
He also vowed to sue the Supreme Court should the panel of justices attempt to roll back the decision on Roe v. Wade.
“God forbid they do what they intend to do, which is overturn Roe v. Wade,” Cuomo said last week. “I want to get it done before the Supreme Court does that, because I don’t want any gap in a woman’s right to protection, and we have a better legal case when the Supreme Court acts, because I will sue when the Supreme Court acts.”
Regardless of where you stand on the ideological spectrum, there’s no denying that we are a far cry from Clinton’s famous “safe, legal and rare” abortion mantra.