Saturday, July 19, 2008

Hall of Shame

Every year Planned Parenthood Federation of America thanks its most ardent advocates in the media, arts, and entertainment industries with its “Maggie Awards.” Named for the notorious founder of Planned Parenthood, Margaret Sanger, the awards recognize the ways TV, radio, film, journalism, and advertising can reinforce the organization’s deleterious sex education, teen pregnancy, abortion agenda. The “Maggie Award” recipients for 2008 include:

Kate Walsh, actor, for her extensive advocacy efforts on behalf of affordable family planning services and real sex education;

ABC-TV for Boston Legal, "The Chicken and the Leg" episode;

Cosmopolitan, “The Sneaky Threat to Your Fertility,” by Stacey Colino, and “I Have an STD. Now What?” by Gail O’Connor;

Redbook, “Your (very personal) Health at 20, 30, 40, 50,” by Andrea Cooper;

Marie Claire, “The Easiest Choice I've Ever Made Is Also the Hardest to Live With,” by Gretchen Voss;

John Young from the Waco Tribune-Herald for numerous editorials in support of reproductive health and sexuality education;

Judy Peres for her extensive body of work in support of reproductive rights and sexual health while at the Chicago Tribune.