Dear Ms Newkirk,
As you might have guessed, I am writing to you because I am VERY upset by PETA's Win a Free Vasectomy contest. I have no problem with the contest itself. It is the fact that you have choosen to make it "in honor" of National Infertility Awareness Week. You might as well offer free candy for Diabetes Awareness Week.
I could happily support offering a vasectomy to someone who needs it, but I don't think I could ever support PETA again because of this. It is cruel and hurtful to those of us suffering from infertility. You can spout off about how we should adopt all you want. You obviously don't know what that entails. I personally don't have $25,000 to spare to adopt a baby.
Most of us don't want you to cancel you contest, we just want you to get rid of the "in honor of National Infertility Awareness Week" portion. Give a vasectomy. Great. Just don't piss off 7.3 million Americans while you do it.
And please don't say you are sorry that we are upset. That isn't an apology. It is just telling us that you don't hear what we are saying or that you don't care.
If you want to actually honor National Infertility Awareness Week, do it by offering to help with the costs of domestic adoption for one infertile couple. That would not only keep the population from going up, it would help a child in need of a home.