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Jun 19, 2007
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The New York Times reports today that FOX and CBS are refusing
to air a condom commercial. The reason? FOX writes
"Contraceptive advertising must stress health-related uses
rather than the prevention of pregnancy." Meanwhile,
CBS defends
their decision simply by stating it "did not find it
appropriate" for their network. What an outrage!

Planned Parenthood has advocated for programs that prevent
sexually transmitted infections AND unintended pregnancies for
years, most recently through our Prevention First! Campaign -
and we've faced extremist opposition to these commonsense
measures every step of the way. This latest move by
CBS and FOX
is yet another example of how narrow-minded, biased thinking can
prevent a well-intentioned, prevention-focused message from
reaching millions of viewers.

FOX and
CBS need to hear from you NOW! Tell them to stop the
hypocrisy and air ads that promote public health.
(
http://www.ppaction.org/ct/kp1nGKd1IYE6/)

In 2005, 70 percent of all television shows and 77 percent of
prime-time shows contained sexual content. FOX and
CBS shows are
no exception. From Temptation Island to Victoria's Secret
Fashion Show to
The O.C. - a show that broadcasts an average of
6.7 sex scenes an hour - FOX and
CBS have taken sex all the way
to the bank.

Preventing unintended pregnancy and sexually transmitted
infections are top public health priorities. Television networks
that pride themselves on public service should take every
opportunity to educate the public about safer sex. By rejecting
Trojan's ad, FOX and
CBS have made the wrong move for public
health.

FOX and
CBS need to hear from you NOW! Tell them to stop the
hypocrisy and air ads that promote public health.
(
http://www.ppaction.org/ct/kp1nGKd1IYE6/)

Thanks so much for your support,

Emily Lockwood
Online Strategies Manager
Planned Parenthood Federation of America
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