Friday, February 5, 2010

Planned Parenthood responds to Tim Tebow Ad with their own ad

In case you haven't heard, there's a controversy over Super Bowl Player Tim Tebow airing an anti-abortion commercial. No one except Focus on the Family has seen it, and that is beacuse they helped make it.

Specifically, the ad is the story of Tim's mother, Pam Tebow, when she was pregnant with Tim. the doctors told her her health was in danger and advised her to abort. She chose not to, and pro-choice groups have not protested that choice. What they do protest is the idea that it is good to have pregnancy against doctor's orders, because "hey, you never know" what the kid will grow up to be. Also the idea that taking such a risk is necessary to "choose life" (implying that avoiding the risk, following doctor's advice, is to "choose death" or "choose against life")

I'm not saying I want the ad pulled, though many pro-choice individuals and groups want this. However, many other pro-choicers want the ad to go on. Perhaps there should have been a medical disclaimer in the ad.

I'm actually happy with Planned Parenthood's response, which is to create their own ad, now blossoming on You Tube and other places. This ad has football stars of its own, one who talks about his mother, another who talks about his daughter. Both football stars want a world where women's medical decisions are respected, no matter what they are.

Check it: Video

Also, for more of my online activism regarding this issue, check out my email to sports writer an Sally Jenkins', who supports the Tebow ad (here) and my debate with "Logical Brian" on a facebook hub created by those who created the Tebow ad (scroll down, he calls me "Socrates"!!!)

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