Amid Hype And Hysteria, The Tebow Spot Should Stay

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He has a Heisman, but does an anti-abortion commercial featuring Tim Tebow belong in the Super Bowl? Kevin C. Cox/Getty Images hide caption

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He has a Heisman, but does an anti-abortion commercial featuring Tim Tebow belong in the Super Bowl?

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Marjorie Dannenfelser is president of the Susan B. Anthony List , which works to help elect anti-abortion female candidates.

What is the National Organization for Women afraid of? Apparently, a touching story about a courageous woman who chooses life in the face of adversity is just too much to take. And when her football star son decides to share that story on Super Bowl Sunday, well, that goes too far. It's "divisive."

Let's be real. What's the worst case scenario here? That if Americans hear this message, they will choose to make sacrifices in order to have a child and bring a wonderful life in to the world? That's hardly an abhorrent message.

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These groups are not "for" women, and they don't want them to have a "choice." They only want women to "choose" the path of abortion. Never mind that abortion has been shown over and over to be destructive in numerous ways, both physically and psychologically. But please don't tell people that there are alternatives.

It is the growing American pro-life majority that has driven NOW to desperation. In an effort to remain relevant, they apparently have become experts at sports. In their words, the purpose of the Super Bowl is to "bring people together." Not sure if you asked Sedrick Ellis of the Saints or Gary Brackett of the Colts if that was their mission that they'd agree. Two teams fighting to the last second to be named Super Bowl champion is a divisive event within itself. If you have any doubts, just ask the fans.

Want A Different Perspective?

Michelle Cottle of The New Republic says The Tebow Spot Has Got To Go.

What is divisive are NOW's attempts to demonize the Tebow family, CBS and ad sponsor Focus on the Family. In a desperate attempt to keep full information from women, they are attacking the family of an American sports hero with the courage to live out his convictions.

As a mother of five, I can only say I'd much rather have my children watch the Tebow story than the hundreds of other things they might view during the Super Bowl.

A longer version of this essay first appeared on Fox News Opinion.



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