Tim Tebow defended by a pro-choice, female sports writer

Sally Jenkins, sports columnist for the Washington Post, has written a very good, and very courageous piece on Tim Tebow's Pro-Choice advertisement. Check it out. An excerpt:

I'm pro-choice, and Tebow clearly is not. But based on what I've heard in the past week, I'll take his side against the group-think, elitism and condescension of the "National Organization of Fewer and Fewer Women All The Time." For one thing, Tebow seems smarter than they do.

Tebow's 30-second ad hasn't even run yet, but it already has provoked "The National Organization for Women Who Only Think Like Us" to reveal something important about themselves: They aren't actually "pro-choice" so much as they are pro-abortion. Pam Tebow has a genuine pro-choice story to tell. She got pregnant in 1987, post-Roe v. Wade, and while on a Christian mission in the Philippines, she contracted a tropical ailment. Doctors advised her the pregnancy could be dangerous, but she exercised her freedom of choice and now, 20-some years later, the outcome of that choice is her beauteous Heisman Trophy winner son, a chaste, proselytizing evangelical.

Pam Tebow and her son feel good enough about that choice to want to tell people about it. Only, NOW says they shouldn't be allowed to. Apparently NOW feels this commercial is an inappropriate message for America to see for 30 seconds, but women in bikinis selling beer is the right one. I would like to meet the genius at NOW who made that decision. On second thought, no, I wouldn't.

1 comment:

Cheryl Smith said...

I haven't seen the ad yet (not sure if anyone has or if I've just missed the preview) but someone has done a great job of creating buzz for this campaign.

Good job including the piece from a neutral observer. She does a great job of pointing out some holes in the NOW approach.

Sunday's game will certainly provide opportunities for greater discussion on this subject. And greater awareness.