Planned Parenthood caused quite a stir last week, when the nation’s largest abortion provider’s New York City chapter posted an obscene video promoting its “Freedom to F***” campaign.
Within the span of just 45 seconds, viewers heard the commercial’s actors spew the F-word 20 times, so it shouldn’t be surprising the ad drew quite a bit of criticism for its departure from decency.
The ad’s creator, Gerard Caputo, chief creative officer at BBH New York, told Ad Week he wanted the internet commercial “to be celebratory in the face of massive opposition rather than plead their case in a typical PSA campaign that’s easy to ignore.”
It certainly wasn’t easy to ignore, but now the Planned Parenthood video is gone.
Without offering any explanation, the brazen commercial was quietly removed from the progressive organization’s YouTube account sometime Friday night, according to The Federalist. But the campaign website is still running.
“New Yorkers have more sex than anyone else in America,” the website states. “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.”
The absurd ad, which conflated opposition to abortion with denying people the “right” to have sex, came on the heels of Supreme Court Justice Anthony Kennedy’s decision to retire at the end of July, triggering President Donald Trump’s second appointment to the highest court.
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.
When he was campaigning for president, Trump said the Supreme Court would “automatically” reverse the landmark 1973 decision on Roe v. Wade, which legalized abortion nationwide, if he was handed the opportunity to nominate one or two justices.