Sunday, February 7, 2010

UPDATED: Focus On The Family's Pam and Tim Tebow Super Bowl Ad

These are the two ads run by Focus on the Family featuring Pam and Tim Tebow that aired before and during the Super Bowl. To say they are tame is a major understatement. When you think back to all the shrill comments made by the pro-abortion groups, you begin to see just what these people are truly afraid of.

What the pro-abortion side is worried about is that the pro-life message is becoming mainstream. Just last month Sarah Palin and her daughter Bristol were on the cover of In Touch magazine with a big fat pro-life message. The pro-abortion side is fearful of these pro-life messages becoming mainstream because they are very hard to counter. Consider the ad above. It is positive; it is uplifting and makes a profound point in the gentlest way. Now try to imagine making a pro-choice message with all the same elements, pretty hard to do without being absolutely perverse. 

UPDATE: Associated Press mis-characterizes Tebow ad

The blog Power Line catches the Associated Press totally making stuff up in their description of the Focus on the Family ad. Here is how AP describes the ad:

And a commercial by conservative Christian group Focus on the Family, perhaps the most anticipated ad of the night, hinted at a serious subject although it took a humorous tone too. Heisman winner Tim Tebow and his mother talk about her difficult pregnancy with him and how she was advised to end the pregnancy--implying an antiabortion message--but ended with Tebow tackling his mom and saying the family must be "tough."
Did they see the same ad?


Anonymous said...

You comments are misleading . What you call Pro - Life is simply not allowing a woman to choose or, more to the point, having the government make "the choice" for all American woman. On the other hand, what you call "pro- Abortion" is really pro-choice where a woman can choose freely whether to terminate a pregnancy or not. A woman doesn't have to choose termination, it's just that she has that choice. Get it?

Mom2mykids said...

Actually, shouldn't anyone who calls themselves "pro-choice" be willing to let a woman make her OWN choice, whatever that is? Tim Tebow's mom chose to have her child. That is a CHOICE. Women who choose to have an abortion, that is THEIR choice. Not the one I would make, obviously not the one Mrs. Tebow made, but a choice nevertheless. Yet so-called "women's rights" groups seem intent that the ONLY choice is the one THEY want: abortion. Seems fairly obviously hypocritical to me.

And I will sign my name, because I'm not afraid of my beliefs, as Anonymous seems to be ...

Anonymous said...

Obama's desire to repeal "Don't ask, don't tell" can actually help to fulfill the "days of Lot" (Luke 17, cf. Gen. 19), the fulfillment of which will hurry up the return of the Heavenly Commander-in-Chief who will make all things straight (pun intended)! Interesting Google articles include "Obama Supports Public Depravity," "Separation of Raunch and State" and "David Letterman's Hate Etc."
For some dessert visit Yahoo and type in "Obama Avoids Bible Verses."
PS - You're invited to use these new pro-life slogans: "Unborn babies should have the right to keep and bear arms - and legs and ears and eyes etc.!" and "Unborn babies should have the same right to be born alive that abortionists had!"
PPS - Super Bowl suits me to a T - Tim Tebow!

Jordan said...

A quick and easy primer which is entirely my personal opinion.

If you're okay with abortion only in medical and rape/incest cases, you're conservatively pro-choice (as in limiting its use as birth control, but not banning its use for medical/psychological trauma reasons).

If you're okay with the ban with partial birth abortion, but don't think it should go farther than that, you're liberally pro-choice.

If you think ANY ban on abortionist is oppression, if you think abortion is a staple of woman's rights, if you refuse to describe/don't know the various abortion procedures, but don't care because its the cause that counts, then you're NOW and NARAL and you're pro-abortion.

Again, that's my opinion.

Anonymous said...

Well said. Any logical argument for abortion ends with a consensus that there is a possibility that abortion is willful termination of a real life, and is it not true that we generally outlaw any action which is intended to terminate innocent life? Should abortion be considered different from, say, poisoning the water systems? Maybe it will kill people and maybe not, but not knowing for sure is not a good argument for it being legal.

A woman has a choice whether to make a baby because she knows that her actions have the potential to create a life, and the natural consequence of her actions are hers to bear and not act like she's being victimized by nature or conservatives for having to bear the natural consequence of having unprotected sex. In cases where this is not the case pro-lifers consistently make concessions. It would be nice if the other side would make some concessions once in a while and not get all cranky over someone making a legitimate and unselfish choice. Being pro-choice should mean what it sounds like instead of meaning pro-abortion. I'm (real) pro-choice in that I allow women to choose for themselves to act as they will sexually but at the same time I also expect them to accept the consequences for their actions and subsequent responsibilities because choice and accountability cannot be separated successfully, though that's what abortion attempts to do. Take away the consequences = promote the original behavior. Abstinence only education doesn't work unless at-will abortion is not an option.

Janelle said...

At 61, I still am for pro-prevention.......and there are so many more safe ways now, prior to abortion. And to all of you gentleman....... one of the simplest ways is vasectomy, which is reversible. That's been around for about 30 years, guys........step up or shut up.

Clifton B said...

Anonymous @ 11:08 PM:

You could not be more wrong. True choice actually means choosing life too! The problem with the so-called "Pro-Choice" is that they are forever supporting only one option, the option that leads to abortion. If the so called "Pro-Choice" crowd were really about choice they would support both outcomes equally and we all know they don't. Get it?

Clifton B said...


Well said! It is time we all call out the rouse of these pro-abortion and so called women's groups for their blatant bias actions.

Clifton B said...

Anonymous @ 12:51:

I am not too sure I follow on the Don't ask don't tell part, but do like the pro life slogans.

Clifton B said...


Good primer!

Clifton B said...

Anonymous @ 1:25 AM:

Whenever I hear the pro-choice crowd talk about a woman's reproductive choices, I always say to myself that those choices are made before and during intercourse. Once pregnant the choice then becomes life and death.

Clifton B said...


What you describe is that old fashion thing called personal responsibility. When it comes to abortion, I think it is time for that to make a come back.

Mom2mykids said...

Thanks Clifton! I completely agree with the other posters who've spoken about personal responsibility, too. I believe a lot of the problems in our society today come from not taking responsibility. Back in the olden days (LOL), if we took candy from the store, our moms made us go back and pay for it, and apologize to the store owner as well. And if women made a choice to have unprotected sex, we risked pregnancy (not to mention disease). Making some simple decisions ahead of time lowers both the risk of pregnancy and the risk of disease. Okay, off my soapbox now. That's really a hot button issue with me right now. I have a 16 yo daughter and we are making sure she has a firm moral foundation, as well as some common sense advice should she make different choices.

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