Utah Planned Parenthood pulls pic of condom with Mormon sign

Planned Parenthood handed out these CTR-themed condoms as a marketing promotion for the Summer Symposium of Sunstone Magazine. The CTR logo, which stands for "Choose the Right" is a registered trademark with the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — The Planned Parenthood Association of Utah is pulling an image of a condom packages 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 and open conversation about sexual health.

Planned Parenthood spokeswoman Katrina Barker says they took the image down after hearing feedback from people who disapproved of the use of the shield design 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.

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