“Feminist lunacy” is sort of redundant. As for the ad itself, you might want to remove any children (who you’ve been “punished” by) from the room before watching this uber scary video. This is the pre-game ad from Pam and Tim Tebow and Focus on the Family that caused such consternation from Feminists. The second ad was allegedly more “controversial” and didn’t air until game time. In that one, from all the feminist shrieking, including lawsuit threats by Gloria Allred, I thought that Mrs. Tebow may have actually mentioned that she chose (not the Newspeak feminist version of chose) not to have an abortion. Oh, the horror!
This is truly terrifying stuff! This ad is part of what had all those feminists up in arms. Behold! (If you can bear watching it without shielding your eyes in horror! A Mom, loves her son. And is proud of him. Egads!)
I know Tim Tebow also loves his Mommy and is awfully proud of her. And so am I.
When the second Tebow ad ran, the one that was allegedly “controversial”, I just saw more of the same. Correct me if I’m wrong, but it seemed to be almost the same as the first ad and didn’t even mention Pam Tebow’s decision to continue her pregnancy and not abort. It was just more love between a Mom and son. Shocking! Here it is, so you can judge for yourselves:
And that, those oh-so-shocking ads, portraying a Mother’s love for her son, are what had Feminists’ panties (sorry for that visual) in a bunch. Of course, they had nothing to say about the Go Daddy ads, as Ed Morrissey notes. Lunacy.
In a statement to POLITICO, NOW President Terry O’Neill said that Palin is “missing our point.”
“The goal of the Focus on the Family ad is not to empower women. It’s to create a climate in which Roe v. Wade can be overturned,” O’Neill said. “There are always going to be women who need abortions. In this country, one in three women will have an abortion.”
Wow. An ad showing the love between a Mom and a son creates a “climate” to overturn Roe v. Wade? If Roe v. Wade is on such shaky ground, doesn’t that sort of take the wind out of the sails of the validity of your pro-abortion arguments, Miss O’Neill? And that is what they are: pro-abortion arguments. You see, self-proclaimed feminists are actually pro-abortion and anti-choice. We’ve seen that time and time again and it was only further evidenced by the insanity displayed over the mere hint of an ad focusing on a woman who chose not to abort. If you were truly pro-choice, you’d embrace examples of women who chose to continue with high-risk pregnancies, creating — and saving — LIFE.
Your first concern is automatically Roe v. Wade. Why? Is motherhood that icky to you? You are more concerned with one Supreme Court case, that you constantly use as a wedge and a pawn, than you are with actual women. You should be happy when women, and motherhood, are honored. You should be thrilled when the love that comes with motherhood is held up as something wonderful. Instead, you worry only about your own political agendas.
While you claim that Focus on the Family isn’t trying to “empower women”, your political agenda does not empower women in any way. In fact, it does the opposite. You’ve turned women into helpless victims, who cannot do anything without Big Daddy Government protecting them, nor make any decisions on their own. It is insulting that you think that you know what is best for women. We can, and do, think for ourselves, you know. You’d rather we all were little Stepford Feminists, blindly following your destructive lead. Well, we don’t and we won’t. Your lead diminishes us.
Your comment about how one in three women will have an abortion does not make your argument for you either. To the contrary; it is a horrifying, heart breaking statistic for which humanity will one day harshly judge us.
As a woman who abhors the modern day Faux-Feminists, I thank you, Pam and Tim Tebow. For sharing your story, for being brave and for reminding people of what is really important.
Love. And Life.