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Tim Tebow Super Bowl Commercial For Pro-Life Group Focus on Family

Pro-Life Super Bowl Ad Causes Confusion Not Controversy

After all the controversy, pro-life group Focus on the Family ran its Super Bowl ad yesterday. It stars crazy-successful college football player Tim Tebow and his mom Pam. When she was pregnant with him, she went against the urging of her doctors and chose not to abort him. Now she and her Evangelical husband believe Timmy is here to be a preacher, and playing football is not the end but a means to finding a platform.

Too bad the commercial is completely incoherent to anyone who doesn't know the backstory. It never says "abortion" or "pregnancy" or "choice." Instead, Pam Tebow speaks of her "miracle baby" and how many times she almost lost him. And then little Timmy, all grown-up, tackles her to the ground and they hug make up. And scene.

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Lenay Lenay 6 years
Do people really want to get into religious / moral / ethical debates in the middle of watching the Super Bowl? There's a time and a place for everything, and I think that the Super Bowl is a time for ads for beer and chips and the newest line of sporty cars coming out--- NOT for preaching values to strangers.
PrincessLtrain PrincessLtrain 7 years
It serves the pro-choice people right, getting all worked up before they even knew what the ad was going to be.
reesiecup reesiecup 7 years
i agree with genesis and filmgirl. the ad's message promotes the beauty of allowing every woman to choose what she does with her body regardless of what others tell her.
genesisrocks genesisrocks 7 years
I wouldn't have even have known this was pro-life if I hadn't heard of the controversy beforehand. I thought it was pretty sweet and done tastefully even if it didn't exactly get the point across.
tlsgirl tlsgirl 7 years
I'm just glad it wasn't as bad as I thought it was. I still disagree with CBS's practices though - choosing to run this, talking about how they're relaxing their strict standards when criticized, and then going right back to them the second someone wants to purchase time for a ::gasp:: gay dating website.
jenni5 jenni5 7 years
I kind of get what they are doing. If they come out blatantly pro-life they will turn a lot of people off right away. They leave it like this so you go visit the website.....and then get bombarded with pro-life messages.
Hello890 Hello890 7 years
I completely agree with Anonymous.
hypnoticmix hypnoticmix 7 years
Although I'm pro choice I have no problem with a choose life ad...all is fair in love and War. However what I do have a problem with is the perspective of this message. Regardless of what position we take on the abortion issue I think we can all agree we're happy for the Tebow's outcome but is it not dangerous to suggest to women to ignore strong medical risk to your health and life and proceed with your pregnancy anyway. I think it's reckless and the fact that this point is not a strong counter debate in the media makes me worry. IMO pregnancy's which pose a critical health risk to mother and baby should definitely be treated on a case by case basis between that mother and her Dr. not simply yield to a perspective that says oh go ahead and have it you'll be fine.
filmgirl81 filmgirl81 7 years
But the point is, it was her choice to not terminate the pregnancy. So it was more like a pro-choice ad
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