It was shocking. How could CBS run such a thing during the Super Bowl? Pam Tebow, mom of Florida Quarterback Tim Tebow, appeared in an ad on Super Bowl Sunday with her famous son. Mrs. Tebow talked about how many times she almost lost Tim and how much she loves her son. Tim (after tackling his mom in one version of the ad – it was computer generated, he didn’t really tackle her), then hugs his mom and says he loves her too.
Here’s what N.O.W. said about the ad BEFORE it ran:
The Offense: During the Feb. 7 telecast of the Super Bowl, CBS will air an anti-abortion commercial produced and paid for by the ultra-conservative group Focus on the Family.
NOW’s Analysis: 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 referred to the planned ad as “extraordinarily offensive and demeaning.”
Apparently the NOW President didn’t actually see the ad before hand, but gave her knee-jerk response because the ad was paid for by Focus on the Family.
Personally, I am SHOCKED! Pam Tebow loves her son and Tim Tebow loves his mom. How dare CBS run such an ad with so many people watching.
I actually should thank groups like NOW and Move-On for making such a fuss about the ad for weeks now, because Focus on the Family likely received a lot more visits to see the whole Tebow story because of all the free pre-game coverage.
You can see both ads and hear the rest of the story at Focus on the Family.
(By the way, congratulations to the New Orleans Saints for their win over the Indianapolis Colts).