Should a teenager dressed in an outfit fashioned out of condoms be considered fashion? Buzzfeed thought so.
In a recent article, Jina Moore told the story of two teenage girls who “stole the show” at their local high school’s fashion show in New York City. Karolina Montes and Zoe Balestri walked on the catwalk dressed in Planned Parenthood stickers and bright pink condoms, fashioned in the style of ball gowns. The girls told the reporter that they wanted their dresses to “have some sort of meaning.”
The decision to wear Planned Parenthood paraphernalia was sparked by the two girls’ concerns about President Trump’s opposition to the institution, made evident in his restoration of the Mexico City Policy. This policy restricts abortions given under the title of foreign aid. It also outraged the two high school students, who found that the main distributor of abortions, Planned Parenthood, “just seems like such an important part of our culture.”
What specifically about Planned Parenthood made these girls, ages 16 and 17, want to put themselves in the public eye with uncomfortable and somewhat humiliating outfits? According to Belastri, the right wing is trying to ban abortions, which makes her “frightened and sad.” The teenage girl went on to say that she thought abortion was “an amazing thing that is provided to women.”
Both the reporter and the girls made it clear that they believed that abortion was a moral choice. There was no mention of the beliefs of the pro-life groups, nor was there any question about abortion’s supposed benefits to women. Belastri, whose top was constructed out of Planned Parenthood’s bright pink condoms, told Moore that she found the slogan--“Don’t eff with us, don’t eff without us”--on the condoms to be “really funny.” Not only were these girls participating in the liberal pro-choice agenda, but they also found Planned Parenthood’s marketing tactics to be entertaining.
To young teenagers who are consistently exposed to the left’s agenda, abortion, the murder of an unborn child in the womb, is a practice that is “necessary.” As Belastri told Moore, in a further defense of her decision, abortion is something that all women need, since it's there “for people in high school, in college, and in adulthood.”
Not only was their effort to show their support for Planned Parenthood made a trending story on Buzzfeed, but these high school girls were also heralded as heroes who were standing up for something they believed in. They presented abortion as something fun, exciting, and pink. And the left approved.