Tuesday, February 02, 2010

Sally Jenkins chomps into opponents of the Tebow ad

Read it all. But I can't resist:
I'll spit this out quick, before the armies of feminism try to gag me and strap electrodes to my forehead: Tim Tebow is one of the better things to happen to young women in some time.

Apparently NOW feels this commercial is an inappropriate message for America to see for 30 seconds, but women in bikinis selling beer is the right one. I would like to meet the genius at NOW who made that decision. On second thought, no, I wouldn't.

Trouble is, you can't focus on the game without focusing on the individuals who play it -- and that is the genius of Tebow's ad. The Super Bowl is not some reality-free escape zone. Tebow himself is an inescapable fact: Abortion doesn't just involve serious issues of life, but of potential lives, Heisman trophy winners, scientists, doctors, artists, inventors, Little Leaguers -- who would never come to be if their birth mothers had not wrestled with the stakes and chosen to carry those lives to term. And their stories are every bit as real and valid as the stories preferred by NOW.

Potentials of lives: engineers, firemen, nurses, soldiers, mothers, lovers who caress, nuns, people who push children on swings, people who repair things, people who devote their lives.

Ed Morrissey:
The ad asks people to choose life, not to ban abortion. If NOW really was pro-choice, they’d see nothing invalid....


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