Planned Parenthood has stolen headline space yet again. In this case, the organization has not found its way into the news for fighting against pro-life legislation in states such as Texas or Kansas. Instead, new reports document the cozy relationship between Planned Parenthood and MTV.
Generally speaking, MTV’s targeted audience is between 12 and 24 years of age. Unfortunately, many women in this age range have abortions. In 2006, the latest year for which statistics were available, 6,000 girls under the age of 15 had abortions. For girls ranging from 15 to 19 years of age, the number of abortions jumped to 200,000. 407,000 abortions were performed for women ranging in age from 20 to 24. More abortion statistics can be found at Census.gov.
Common knowledge tells us that MTV is quite popular among “the younger crowd.” This same age range also experiences an astounding number of abortions each year. Due to this fact, it is unsurprising that both pro-life and pro-abortion groups would like to take advantage of MTV’s popularity through advertisements.
For awhile, MTV decided to play both sides of the issue. Recently, however, it decided that the Planned Parenthood way was the only way. As a result, MTV has banned Heroic Media, a pro-life group, from running future commercials on its network.
MTV’s stated reason for pulling the pro-life advertisements center on Heroic Media’s apparent use of content from a group which points out the high rate of abortion in the African-American community.
According to information revealed by an MTV sales representative, MTV’s motives could be a bit more sinister in nature. Heroic Media reports that MTV “was in the works with doing a partnership with Planned Parenthood and different opportunities for PSA’s when [it] decided that [it] did not want to run Heroic Media on MTV.”
The cold hard fact is that Planned Parenthood is not primarily an “adoption referral resource” as MTV lists on its website. It is very much in the abortion business—performing 322,278 abortions for American women in 2009.
Without question, MTV has taken a stance on the life issue—against life!
For more in depth coverage, please read the Life News article.