Without despair the abortion industry would be out of business. So it follows that what it fears and opposes is an upsurge in despair's opposite, hope (the real thing, not that mushy "the government will save you" 2008 variety). This kind of story propagates genuine hope:
Tim Tebow was born on August 14, 1987 in the Philippines to Bob and Pam Tebow, who were serving as Christian missionaries at the time. While pregnant Pam suffered a life-threatening infection with a pathogenic amoeba. Because of the drugs used to rouse her from a coma and to treat her dysentery, the fetus experienced a severe placental abruption. Doctors expected a stillbirth and recommended an abortion to protect her life. She carried Timothy to term, and both survived.Sensing the threat, abortion proponents are pulling out all the stops to prevent the huge Super Bowl television audience from hearing what abortion advocates fear will be a compelling pro-life message in the 30 second ad produced by Focus on the Family.
Gator Doug on the controversy over the ad no one has seen:
Tebow, along with his mother Pam, have agreed to do a 30-second spot for Focus on the Family that will run during the Super Bowl on February 7. CBS has approved the spot, which is called “Celebrate family, Celebrate Life”. Pretty simple, it might seem to most folks. A very nice message, celebrating family, and life. What could go wrong? Well, for one, a group of radical “feminists” might develop Offendeditis over it, and start behaving like the intolerant bigots they are.Well, yes. That "choice" in pro-choice only applies to one particular choice:
A national coalition of women’s groups called on CBS on Monday to scrap its plan to broadcast an ad during the Super Bowl featuring college football star Tim Tebow and his mother, which critics say is likely to convey an anti-abortion message.
“An ad that uses sports to divide rather than to unite has no place in the biggest national sports event of the year — an event designed to bring Americans together,” said Jemhu Greene, president of the New York-based Women’s Media Center.
The center was coordinating the protest with backing from the National Organization for Women, the Feminist Majority and other groups
Ah, so they are outraged over an ad that no one has seen yet and are upset because they think it might, might mind you, contain a message that is, “anti-abortion”. Well, sorry to use a bit of common sense here, but, is Tim’s mother Pam, not a woman? Was she not pregnant with Tim? Did she not choose to give birth to her son? Now, I know we all are well aware that these “feminist” groups champion , say it with me, “a woman’s right to choose”. So, what is the problem? Is the choice Pam Tebow made not fit to be shared? Is her choice somehow less deserving than if she had decided to abort her baby?
The pro-abortion side loathes choices like this, and will do anything to prevent that message from being shared. You can bet your bottom dollar that if Pam Tebow wanted to do an ad for Planned Parenthood, or one of these other radical, pro-abortion groups, they would be all for it.Read the rest of Doug's post.
More background from LifeSiteNews:
Tim Tebow Defends Pro-Life Super Bowl Ad under Fire
Mother of Heisman Trophy Winner Tim Tebow Rejected Doctor's Advice to Abort Him
David Shuster flips his wig over the ad, which no one has seen. David, get a grip.
Sarah Palin calls the wimmin out:
Speaking of Bristol, I find it passing strange that Oprah "bristled" at Bristol Palin's vow to remain celibate until she's married. Please don't tell Oprah about this: Florida Quarterback Tebow Leaves Reporters Speechless: "Yes I am" Saving Myself for Marriage
Women’s Rights groups, like NOW, commendably call out advertisers and networks for airing sexist and demeaning portrayals of women that lead to young women’s diminished self-esteem and acceptance of roles as mere sexed-up objects.
What a ridiculous situation they’re getting themselves into now with their protest of CBS airing a pro-life ad during the upcoming Super Bowl game. The ad will feature Heisman trophy winner Tim Tebow and his mom, and they’ll speak to the sanctity of life and the beautiful potential within every innocent child as Mrs. Tebow acknowledges her choice to give Tim life, despite less than ideal circumstances. Messages like this empower women! This speaks to the strength and commitment and nurturing spirit within women. The message says everything positive and nothing negative about the power of women – and life. Evidently, some women’s rights groups like NOW do not like that message.
NOW is looking at the pro-life issue backwards. Women should be reminded that they are strong enough and smart enough to make decisions that allow for career and educational opportunities while still giving their babies a chance at life. In my own home, my daughter Bristol has also been challenged by pro-abortion “women’s rights” groups who don’t agree with her decision to have her baby, nor do they like the abstinence message which she articulated as her personal commitment. NOW could gain ground and credibility with everyday Americans, thus allowing their pro-women message to be heard by more than just their ardent supporters, if they made wiser decisions regarding which battles to pick.
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