03/22/2013 07:36 pm ET Updated Dec 06, 2017

Reproductive Health Care Provider Uses Stork Costume To Prank Anti-Contraception Protesters (PHOTOS)

A reproductive health care provider in central Wisconsin was surprisingly prepared Wednesday to be picketed by anti-contraception group 40 Days For Life.

Tiffany Bredeck, a board member of Family Planning Health Services (FPHS) in Wausau, Wis., dressed up in a stork costume, whipped out a clever sign and stood on the sidewalk outside the FPHS headquarters alongside the protesters.

The Executive Director of FPHS, Lon Newman, told The Huffington Post over the phone that 40 Days For Life has long had simple messages that are easy for many people to relate to, and that the stork idea made for a "friendly, easy-to-grasp message" for the pro-choice side.

FPHS is a non-profit organization that provides basic reproductive health care services in seven counties in Wisconsin. It does not provide abortion services, sterilizations or medical pre-natal care.

40 Days For Life says on its website that it pickets FPHS because FPHS provides contraception to minors without parental consent, and because FPHS "promotes the contraceptive mentality," advocates for sex education in public schools and provides referrals for abortions.

However, FPHS says that it doesn't provide medical referrals for abortions -- that it only gives publicly-available contact information for abortion providers to women who ask for it.

Check out the photos (below) to see a few golden moments from Wednesday's protest, courtesy of FPHS. Visit the organization's Facebook page to see more.

Correction: A clarification was added to this article to reflect the fact that FPHS does not provide medical referrals for abortions.
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