We were not at the event (our invitation was probably lost in the mail). However, we happened to see a few photos from the event's photo booth posted on social media accounts, all of which were public. These were pretty shocking.
In this first photo, you will notice three young, ostensibly professional, women. All three are standing in front of a cardboard cutout of Cecile Richards. Two of them have gaping smiles while a third, standing in the center, is pantomiming oral sex on a LifeStyles brand wooden penis that a condom has been applied to. It seems reasonably likely that this is one of the "tools" that Planned Parenthood uses to teach students sex education.
Another photo has four young "professionals" (two men and two women) posing with a cutout of Cecile Richards floating in the background. One young woman holds what appears to be a rainbow wind catcher. She smiles toward the camera while the two "men" in the photo caricature shoving their condom-topped wooden penises toward the mouth of a second woman, who is wearing a condom headband adorned with a feather and giving the camera a "thumbs up."
Even if you are not bothered by the "Indian Princess" headband made out of condoms (complete with bedraggled white feather), you should be bothered by the photo of two men shoving wooden phalli toward a woman. Perhaps we should have called this photo "Hypocrisy... No Matter What."
We are only including a few of the photos, but do not be deceived - there are dozens of them posted online. We also blurred out the faces of the people depicted in them. Contrary to the popular narrative, our goal is not to shame women (or men), although we think that shame is probably an appropriate response in this instance. In reality, we are just trying to do what we do each day - expose the truth of abortion, expose the truth of the nation's biggest abortion provider, and call the community to something better.