Tuesday, February 2, 2010

More on the Ted Tebow Ad....

Here is a good article out of Catholic-Online, written by Theresa Bonopartis. Theresa is a good soldier in the cause for life. God bless you Theresa!

Guest Opinion: Tebow Ad Opponents call me 'Anti- Choice'? They Oppose the Choice for Life!

CHICAGO, IL - NOW (The “National Organization for [Anti-Right to Life] Women) is in an outrage over the Tim Tebow ad which is scheduled to air during the Super Bowl. On their web site they state:

“Focus on the Family has an aggressively anti-abortion, anti-LGBT, anti-woman agenda. This ad reportedly promotes the decision of one woman to go against her doctor's advice to terminate an at-risk pregnancy. While NOW would never disparage any woman's reproductive choice, we believe that all women should be free to make the decision that is right for them. We also believe that this ad could potentially put women's health and lives at risk by promoting ideology over medicine”

NOW President Terry O'Neil told the Associated Press that the planned ad is, "extraordinarily offensive and demeaning." I now ask the obvious. What is demeaning about a woman choosing life? What happened to “trusting” women to make their own choices? Perhaps Terry O’Neil should speak to one of the couples I know who were pressured to abort babies due to adverse diagnosis. Talk about demeaning and offensive!

I searched NOW’s site to see if they had expressed any outrage regarding these couples who are often coerced to abort a child and told they are selfish for even thinking of bringing an imperfect child in the world. Of course, I found no such thing.

NARAL (National Abortion Rights Action League) is also in an uproar. They sent out an email asking women to send a letter to CBS which included these words, “Focus on the Family has an unmistakable anti-choice, anti-birth-control, anti-sex-education, anti-gay agenda. If that wasn’t bad enough, its views on women are just plain insulting and dangerous.

For example, its web site urges women facing an unintended pregnancy to seek ‘wise advice’ because ‘the hormones and extreme emotions of pregnancy make reasonable decisions more difficult’. …We can’t just sit by while CBS lets Focus on the Family place a political ad during the Super Bowl, when millions of people are watching ads.”

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