Lazy Obama Campaign Rips Off Planned Parenthood
There’s been chatter in the conservative blogosphere and on Twitter about an Obama campaign eCard from a fictional woman to her mom asking to borrow $18,000 for birth control:
$18,000 is a big number. Where did it come from? After a Google search I determined Planned Parenthood is the source. A Spring 2012 newsletter from the Nassau County (NY) Planned Parenthood office has an infographic explaining that the health care law could save women as much as $18,000 in birth control costs over their lifetime.
Compare that infographic to the one used by the Obama campaign. Do they look familiar? With only a few stylistic changes they’re exactly the same thing. Here’s a side-by-side (click on it to see a larger size):
- There’s a lazy graphics designer on Team Obama.
- The campaign treats Planned Parenthood talking points as gospel.