Reported TriCityHerald.com yesterday:
Planned Parenthood of Central Washington’s [State] Teen Council spread the word about National HIV Testing Day today to about 250 people in Richland’s Howard Amon Park, though the peer education group had to switch locations.
The teens had originally planned to distribute information at Richland’s Wal-Mart about free HIV testing that will be at the Kennewick Planned Parenthood clinic Tuesday.
But after threats of a protest by a grass-roots Catholic anti-abortion organization, the American Life League, Wal-Mart requested Thursday that the PP-affiliated council not distribute information at the store….
In March, PPCW named Harrison Pride as its Youth Volunteer of the Year. Stated PP’s press release:
His involvement in sexuality education began at age 14: his mom gave him a box of condoms and told him not to leave his room until he could put them on in the dark with one hand tied behind his back.
Since then, he’s become quite comfortable talking about sexual and reproductive health. He is fondly known around Bend as Condom Man.
“To me, condoms are pretty freaking sweet,” says Pride. “At school, I always had a bag of condoms with me. I once wore a suit with 200 condoms pinned on it.”…
Whether writing articles for the school paper or providing condoms in the student lounge on World Aids day, he persistently looks for a way to help others, make change, and promote health.
What connection do you see, if any, between Planned Parenthood’s promoting condoms and promoting HIV testing?