Sunday, July 10, 2005

The Wages of Sign

Every day when I walk to work, I pass by the headquarters of Planned Parenthood of New York City.

The block is lined with numerous framed advertisements, mostly for movies and TV shows. All of them are changed on a regular basis...except for one. It's the one right outside Planned Parenthood's headquarters, facing the front door. It would be the last sign a woman would see as she approached the building. The movie it advertises came out three years ago.

It reads: "Before you die, you see the ring."

Right now, the movie poster that's next nearest the Planned Parenthood office is appropriate too. It's also to the right of the entrance, just a little farther down the street. The poster, for the film "The Wedding Crashers," reads, "NEVER GIVE YOUR REAL NAME."

Good advice when entering a Planned Parenthood office, I'd say—especially if you're a 21-year-old man procuring an abortion for your 14-year-old girlfriend.

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Another Planned Parenthood-related post to come later today.