Oh, this is rich. Writing on behalf of Planned Parenthood, Dr. Vanessa Cullins, VP of medical affairs, complained in today’s New York Times about Fox and CBS’s refusal to run Trojan’s new condom ad. Stated Collins in a letter to the editor:

As the nation’s leading reproductive health care advocate and provider, Planned Parenthood knows that for sexually active people, condoms are the best way to prevent unintended pregnancy and sexually transmitted infections.

This coming from the seller of condoms Consumer Reports ranked 22nd and 23rd out of 23 for strength and reliability. Lol.
At any rate, the Trojan ad, as described by Kaiser, “features women at a bar surrounded by pigs. When one pig goes to the restroom and returns with a condom purchased at a vending machine, he is transformed into an attractive man. The end of the commercial carries the message: ‘Evolve: Use a condom every time.'”
Why did Fox and CBS take a pass? According to NYT Fox wrote Trojan, “Contraceptive advertising must stress health-related uses rather than the prevention of pregnancy,” and CBS wrote, “While we understand and appreciate the humor of this creative, we do not find it appropriate for our network even with late-night-only restrictions.”
Kaiser theorized in a 2001 report, “Some networks draw a strong line between messages about disease prevention – which may be allowed – and those about pregnancy prevention, which may be considered controversial for religious and moral reasons.”
Kaiser is pro-abortion, so I don’t buy this as Fox/CBS’s line of reasoning. The ad is simply in poor taste. A man exploiting a woman in a bar to be his unpaid hooker is a pig with or without a condom in his pocket. Here’s the ad:

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