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Planned Parenthood Response Ad to Tebow Pro-Life Super Bowl Ad

Sports/Abortion Connection Not Going Away Soon

The pro-choice camp will see team pro-life's college football star and raise them one Olympic gold medal winner. In response to Focus on the Family's impending Super Bowl ad featuring college football star Tim Tebow's mom recounting her decision to ignore a doctor's recommendation for an abortion, Planned Parenthood has released its own video. Planned Parenthood drafted former college and NFL star Sean James and gold medalist Al Joyner and the pair makes it clear that they "respect Mrs. Tebow's decision against an abortion" but want their daughters to "live in a world where everyone's decisions are respected." The message: celebrating families by trusting women.

The idea that our national discussion on abortion is being led by professional male athletes seems bizarre, but welcome to America, the land of abortion themed Super Bowl parties and pro-life cupcakes for unborn babies. And regardless, it is refreshing to see men offer their support for every woman's choice. Do you think Planned Parenthood made the appropriate response?

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fishmeister23 fishmeister23 7 years
I agree that the Superbowl is not the place for ads about abortion- for it or against it- but if CBS is going to run the Tebow ad, I say good on PP's part to have a counter for it. Plus, I like this ad- it's well-spoken, not inflammatory, and focuses on the decision, not the act, and I like that it stresses that women and our choices should be respected, because believe it or not, we can think for ourselves and are capable of making important decisions. But the Superbowl is STILL not the place for these kinds of ads. And Leslie Hanks- hate to break it to you, but in 1916, when PP was founded, a lot of people were racist - and I have a feeling your stats are *somewhat* skewed. Not to mention that many PP clinics are in lower-income areas because most upper-income areas fight against them being there because they feel it will bring down their area. And, due to the long cycle of prejudice and poverty being linked, many people who live in low-income areas are minorities. Maybe you should look at the bigger picture rather than ranting about racist baby-killing.
Leslie-Hanks Leslie-Hanks 7 years
Look for evil Planned Parenthood's ad exploiting black athletes to backfire. Their founder, Margaret Sanger, was a racist and PP targets black babies - nearly 1,500 die by abortion daily. PP clinics are placed in minority neighborhoods and though black woman comprise 6% of the population, they receive over 30% of America's abortions. And oh yes, earlier this year, they agreed to take donations to kill black babies.
reesiecup reesiecup 7 years
definitely a touchy subject to show during a broadcast sporting event
janneth janneth 7 years
Oh yes, people do watch the ads. Every year, at the big party I go to, everybody sits around chatting and eating and kinda watching the game, but then you hear somebody say "Ok, it's a commercial!" very loudly, and then everyone watches the TVs.
Pistil Pistil 7 years
It sends a better message than fetal cake. I don't watch the Super Bowl, do people really watch the commercials that avidly? If I see a commercial I'm not interested in, I just won't pay attention to it. There must be something else that can occupy your attention for a whole minute until a more entertaining ad is run.
Gdeeaz Gdeeaz 7 years
I don't think these types of ads should be shown during the super bowl or any other sport event. The last thing I want is to be enjoying watching a game, then see an ad about such a loaded issue because there is a good chance it will lead to a heavy debate.
bryseana bryseana 7 years
I think it's comical. After they show these ads about respecting women....A commercial will come on or one about a guy loving his beer more than his woman.
imLissy imLissy 7 years
I don't think these pro-life pro-choice ads should be running during the super bowl as it's a game and this is a very serious subject and I think it kinda ruins the mood... But if they're gonna run an ad, I guess this is a good response.
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