Skip to comments.What Tim Tebow's Super Bowl ad can teach the pro-choice movement
Posted on 01/31/2010 5:37:39 AM PST by Pharmboy
Next Sunday, when millions of people tune in to watch Super Bowl XLIV, they'll see a football star off the field, too. Tim Tebow, the University of Florida's Heisman Trophy-winning quarterback, is set to appear with his mother in a 30-second advertisement to be aired during the game. The spot, which has not been released, is said to feature Tebow, by all reports a humble young man who takes his faith seriously, and his mother telling the story of her decision 23 years ago to ignore medical advice and continue a risky pregnancy.
Women's and choice groups responding to the Tebow ad should take a page from the Focus on the Family playbook. Erin Matson, the National Organization for Women's new vice president, called the Tebow spot "hate masquerading as love." That kind of comment may play well in the choice choir, but to others, it makes no sense, at best; at worst, it's seen as the kind of stridency that reinforces the view that pro-choice simply means pro-abortion.
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How to be pro-choice on Super Bowl Sunday
People want to be inspired, and abortion is as tough and courageous a decision as is the decision to continue a pregnancy.
It is hard to find a more incorrect statement made since Gutenberg trotted out his press...
There is no such thing as a *Pro-Choice* movement.
There is a Pro-Abortion movement - which is genocide by any other name.
and there is a Pro-Life movement.
Many people feel this way because THIS IS WHAT IT MEANS.
Abortion is the ultimate "sacrament" in the liberal religion. The liberals have been trying for years to show that something, anything "good" could possibly come from abortion and thus, legitimize it to everyone else.
That's the stupidest thing I've ever read.
That's because it does. "Pro-choicers" are not "pro-" any other choice except the choice to kill.
>>but the whole tenor of this piece is quite surprising to me and that is why I posted it, i.e., as a sign that the good guys are winning.<<
Agreed, but the overtone is “the good guys are winning, DAMN IT AND THEY MUST BE STOPPED.”
But it tracks the ascendancy of the pro-life movement well (as you point out).
And if the recommended commercial were made it would help the pro-life movement more than the author realizes.
Let's amend this a bit to make it clearer:
So here's our Super Bowl strategy for the choice movement. We'd go with a 30-second spot, too. The camera focuses on one woman after another, posed in the situations of daily life: rushing out the door in the morning for work, flipping through a magazine, washing dishes, teaching a class of sixth-graders, wheeling a baby stroller. Each woman looks calmly into the camera and describes her different and successful choice: staying happily married, getting a divorce, or purchasing a 12-gauge shotgun and blowing out her husband's brains on the kitchen floor. Each one being clear that making choices isn't easy, but that life without tough choices doesn't exist.
Certainly it's right up there. (Along with the "earthquakes caused by global warming" line.)
Abortion is choice made from fear, not with courage.
HA! Fifteen years ago they might have made that one, but they are moderating their stance these days...
"If men got pregnant, abortion would be a sacrament."
<< SIGH >>
St. Michael, the Archangel,
defend us in battle.
Be our protection against the wickedness and snares of the devil......
I say that as someone whose anti-abortion convictions are probably not as strong as most others here, but this add is simply GOOD and RIGHT, for crying out loud.
Oh, and I say that as something of a "Tebow hater" :)
Another surprising thing in this piece was that it did NOT include any Christian-bashing, other than the mild shot at Focus on Family for being "anti-gay." And around these parts, that wouldn't even be considered a bash at all.
That they are a bunch of disgusting, nasty hags?
Has anyone noticed how far Tebow’s stock has fallen among the chattering class on ESPN and other sports outlets since this ad became an issue? They are demonizing his skills, abilities and everything else about him.
Excellent, excellent point, Mr. R! Each is a choice. Each could arguably be a “tough” choice. That third one, though, is especially tough on somebody else...
While you may be right, many experts and amatuers (like myself) have always felt that he likely did not have the necessities for being an NFL Q-back. Perhaps a linebacker, but not a quarterback. He may prove us wrong and I wish only the best for him...
In 1955 there was essentially a lottery system in which a certain number of teenage girls had babies which were adopted by older couples, but that lottery system is not coming back. What we actually need is to somehow again make it both economically possible and respectable for young people to marry and start families in their late teens (i.e. when the human species is biologically programmed for it), in most cases while they are still in school. THAT would solve 95% of the problem; anything else is wishful thinking.
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