July 4th: Planned Parenthood Tweets Lady Liberty Holding the Pill

The new way to celebrate Independence Day, ‘liberty and justice for all.’

Can Planned Parenthood get any classier?

On Independence Day, Planned Parenthood Action ignited its own fireworks by sharing a picture of Lady Liberty -- but replaced her traditional tablet with birth control pills. With a shout-out “to liberty and justice for all,” Planned Parenthood tweeted


The image was retweeted by local Planned Parenthoods and others. The same photo appeared on Planned Parenthood Action’s Facebook page. 

The organization’s message came after the recent uproar over the Supreme Court’s decision that for-profit company owners with religious objections to providing coverage for abortion-inducing drugs could be excluded from the Obamacare Contraceptive Mandate. 

Taking to Facebook, Twitter and Tumblr, Planned Parenthood sent an additional “Happy 4th of July” message as a reminder for safe sex: “Whether you’re watching fireworks outside or making them in the bedroom, stay safe!”

Nice to know this is how Planned Parenthood translates “liberty and justice for all.” But then, the organization constantly devises ingenious social media campaigns, including the introduction of U.S.A. soccer team goalkeeper Tim Howard as a “sperm goalie.”

— Katie Yoder is Staff Writer, Joe and Betty Anderlik Fellow in Culture and Media at the Media Research Center. Follow Katie Yoder on Twitter.