SALT LAKE CITY — The Planned Parenthood Association of Utah is pulling an image of a condom package printed with a symbol associated with Mormon children’s teachings from its Facebook page.
The organization said Wednesday that the condoms printed with a symbol for the phrase “Choose the Right” were a limited run intended to spark an open conversation about sexual health.
Planned Parenthood spokeswoman Katrina Barker said they took the image down after hearing feedback from people who disapproved of the use of the shield design, which is similar to popular rings worn by Mormon children and teenagers. The rings often serve as a reminder to make moral decisions.
The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints says it owns the trademark to the phrase and the shield design and did not give Planned Parenthood permission to use it.