Residents rally in response to mailer bearing woman covering her breasts

Posted at 7:48 PM, Jul 18, 2014
and last updated 2014-07-19 00:01:48-04

BOUNTIFUL, Utah -- It's a glossy flyer showing a woman covering her breasts, and when it arrived in the mail it did not have the impact the advertisers wanted.

It was sent to residents in Bountiful, and families held a rally Friday to express their anger over it.

Dozens of citizens, lawmakers, and several anti-pornography organizations rallied together to share their concern, not only with this image that was sent out in May by the Wade Laser Clinic, but also to make sure no other advertisements like it end up in their mailbox.

State Senator Todd Weiler, R-District 23, represents citizens in that area, and he was present at the rally.

He said: “I had a lot of people say, 'Pass a law so nobody can mail me an offensive flyer like this in the future.' We can't do that. Our hands have been tied by the court, but the courts can't stop citizens from coming out. This is unacceptable. We cannot patronize businesses that try to use skin to hawk their products."

For the past several weeks, the Wade Laser Clinic has been apologizing to concerned residents. They were out of town and unavailable to talk on-camera when contacted by FOX 13 News, but they sent a statement, saying they apologize and it won't happen again