Tuesday, January 26, 2010

Anti-abortion Super Bowl Ad

Focus on the family has put together sufficient dollars to buy time for a Super Bowl ad featuring Tim Tebow and his mother.

The gist of the ad was that Tim’s mother Pam ignored doctor’s advice to abort her fifth pregnancy due to an illness and gave birth to Tim.

I think it’s a great story, I respect Pam’s decision and I’m glad Tim is around. But, and this is the big but, it was Pam’s decision. Nobody dictated to her what she had to do. She listened to the doctor’s advice and then made her decision.

There was no one trying to pass legislation to limit her right to make that decision. No one was pushing “protect the mothers” laws that would force her to abort her pregnancy due to a danger to herself.

Pam, Tim and the folks at Focus on the Family are entitled to their opinion that abortion is bad. I tend to agree with them. However I know that lurking behind the fa├žade of opinion is the specter of coercion, and that ultimately the objective is to establish legislation that would limit the freedom of other women to make their decision.

CBS should not air the ad. Personally I’d prefer not to be bombarded with political propaganda while watching the Super Bowl.

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