So apparently there’s this big kerfuffle involving a commercial by Focus On the Family featuring Tim Tebow and his mom that’s set to air during the Super Bowl. Read about it here. It’s a pro-life ad which chronicles the 1987 against-the-odds birth of the Heisman winner. His mother was encouraged to abort her son due to an illness she acquired during her pregnancy with him. She ignored this advice from her doctors and gave birth to Tim, who has gone on to accomplish some pretty amazing things.
The usual suspects (“Womens’ groups”) are throwing a hissy-fit over the ad, even though no one–including them–has seen it yet. They claim that it advances a pro-life agenda.
Oh, how terrible to comprehend! What filth, what tripe, what downright evil–that a commercial might influence someone to choose LIFE?!? What a horrible thing that a commercial might provide encouragement to a woman facing an unplanned pregnancy to…NOT kill her baby!!
Focus on the Family claims that it’s really quite tame and that it basically relates an uplifting, pro-family story with a really happy ending.
My question is this: Why is it that supposedly “pro-choice” groups have such a hard time hearing about such stories? What about the fact that a mom CHOSE to have a baby–and that baby just happened to grow up to accomplish marvelous things–is so vulgar to them? After all, being “pro-choice” implies that one is equally fine with either choice chosen. These supposedly “pro-choice” groups really become transparent each time they make a huge deal out of these stories with happy endings. I mean, what kind of people hear such stories and grow so irrationally angry?
Let me attempt to answer my own question. The kind of people who are not, in fact, pro-CHOICE. They are simpy pro-ABORTION, and their unwillingness to celebrate good and happy endings with the rest of us just really makes them look, well, twisted.
(Besides, am I the only one who actually looks forward to there being a Super Bowl commercial that doesn’t feature some mostly naked woman pushing tortilla chips or beer? How is that message “good” for women? What message does that send to my little boy and girl?)
Bring on the ad, I say, and further reveal the sickness of the pro-abortion movement.
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