Tuesday, January 8, 2008

Tuesday Tidbits - 1st 2008 Edition

*Six states are working on amending their constitutions to define marriage as the union between one man and one woman. Four states will vote on these amendments this fall.

*The Pope will lead an ecumenical prayer service when he visits New York this year.

*Walk For Life West Coast will feature MLK's daughter as the speaker.

*Planned Parenthood's newest commercial. Words don't do it justice.
Tip O' the Hat to Dawn Eden for this one.

Here is the press release about the video. But, what it doesn't say - and what Dawn unveils - is that it is paid by taxpayers' money.
SAN FRANCISCO – Planned Parenthood Golden Gate (PPGG) will launch a new, edgy radio and television campaign that focuses on the importance of practicing pregnancy prevention and safer sex. The “Mile High” campaign draws in viewers and listeners with lively characters that provide pregnancy prevention and safer sex education in a fun and entertaining way. The target audience for the campaign is young adults, ages 18-24.

“PPGG created this campaign to stress the importance of sexual health in a creative way and one that breaks free from the old ineffective paradigm of relying on fear-mongering tactics to inspire desired behavior changes,” said Dian J. Harrison, PPGG’s President and CEO. “We want young people to take control of their sexual health and well-being by using prevention every time they have sex. This ad's message normalizes pregnancy prevention and safer sex in a healthy, cool, and humorous way.” ,,,

The “Mile High” campaign will run from the end of December 2007 though February 2008 on cable television networks: MTV, VH-1, Comedy Central and TLC and on KMEL-FM, a San Francisco Clear Channel radio station.


Jamie said...

The article says it's MLK's niece...?

Marcel said...