Twitter Trend: Planned Parenthood Makes Tim Howard Into ‘Sperm Goalie’

Planned Parenthood has chosen a new spokesman for birth control: Tim Howard.

Howard, the U.S. A. soccer team’s goalie, made 16 goal saves – the most recorded in World Cup history – in the team’s losing effort against Belgium. Howard instantly surfaced as a media darling – and, with his successful “prevention,” a new way for Planned Parenthood to advertise birth control on Twitter: Pictures below.

As part of the trend, Planned Parenthood retweeted Kellie Spilman, who happens to run social media for the abortion giant:

Local Planned Parenthoods followed suit, with Planned Parenthood Advocates for Ohio tweeting:


Planned Parenthood Affiliates of California joined in with:

As well as retweeted:

Other tweeters took part in the trend as well:

It’s doubtful Planned Parenthood asked for Howard’s permission – while the networks don’t mention his faithHoward describes himself as a staunch Christian. 

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

Katie Yoder
Katie Yoder
Katie Yoder is Associate Culture Editor, the Joe and Betty Anderlik Fellow at Media Research Center