LensCrafters to Michele Bachmann, don’t use our name to attack Planned Parenthood
Rep. Michele Bachmann and eyewear company LensCrafters aren’t exactly seeing eye to eye. The Minnesota Republican recently dragged the company into the raging debate over abortion — and LensCrafters wants out.
Bachmann recently launched into a screed against Planned Parenthood, calling it “the LensCrafters of big abortion.” She apparently used the metaphor to imply that Planned Parenthood was a ubiquitous, one-stop shop that makes its services convenient — just like LensCrafters, which offers eye exams and prescription glasses on the fly.
But LensCrafters didn’t like the comparison. A company spokeswoman tells HOH that it contacted Bachmann’s office Tuesday asking that she stop using its name. “She’s using our name without our knowledge or permission,” says Julie Maslov, communications director for Luxottica Retail, LensCrafters’ parent company.