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SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — Utah's Planned Parenthood branch won't hand out condom packages printed with a symbol associated with Mormon children's teachings after an image of the wrappers on its Facebook page generated backlash.

The organization said Wednesday the condoms bearing 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 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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