Now “choice” is controversial?

Tim Tebow

Tim Tebow

Apparently there is a controversy over an upcoming Super Bowl ad featuring Tim Tebow. Tim is an evangelical Christian, and he’s not shy about his beliefs.  The commercial, which is being paid for by Focus on the Family, has “pro-choice” groups up in arms.

From what I understand, though, the ad simply consists of Tebow’s mother, Pam, telling of how it was suggested that she have an abortion when she was pregnant and very ill, and she decided not to. Now she has a wonderful son, who also happens to be a great football player.  How is that controversial? There won’t be any pictures of an aborted fetus–no video of an abortion procedure.

Not only is the Tebow ad not controversial, it’s hypocritical to call it such if you are on the other side of the issue. Those who support abortion use the term pro-choice to describe their position.  But, if they are truly pro-choice, why object to Tebow’s Super Bowl ad?  After all, his mother made a choice, and it was not to have an abortion. If you are truly pro-choice, there should be no issue at all with someone choosing life, and no controversy surrounding an ad that celebrates that choice–unless of course, choice is not really the issue.

It points out that those on the “pro-choice” side are actually pro-abortion. They don’t like the fact that there is an ad that will be seen by millions of women (and their men) that will highlight, in the most non-offensive way possible, what abortion really is. Choosing to have an abortion is not the same as choosing to have a meaningless mass of tissue removed. It is the choice to end the life of an innocent, unborn child. To say it in the most simple terms, Tim Tebow would not be here today if Pam Tebow chose to kill her son before he was born. This is the choice that a woman is making when she chooses to have an abortion. The pro-abortion crowd knows that if the public starts to actually think about what abortion really is, that it will be harder and harder to defend its practice. That is why this ad is controversial for them.



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6 Responses to “Now “choice” is controversial?”


  • Comment from { jamie }

    I saw a petition to get this ad taken off the air & thought it was ridiculous, but that was before I even knew more about it. Sounds like this is a very well-done ad, & your points are right-on.

    • Comment from Rick Yuzzi

      Yes. I heard there were many on Facebook who were supporting the right to show the ad. Controversy, even if silly, can be good at times. Maybe more people will take notice of the ad and be more likely to listen to the message.

  • Wow, I am just as surprised as you are that there is controversy surrounding this ad. Pro-choicers usually like to say that it doesn’t mean they are anti-life….but with upsets like this it really makes you wonder what message they are trying to propagate (and this is coming from someone who too is pro-choice).

    • Comment from Rick Yuzzi

      Yes. The arguments for elective abortion are all irrelevant, including the right to choose, a woman’s privacy, or anything else you can come up with. They are tangential arguments that are meant to divert you from the heart of the matter. You need to boil the issue down to one single question – What is the unborn?. It’s been put very well this way: If the unborn is not a human being, then no justification for abortion is necessary. If it’s like getting a mole removed, go ahead and have an abortion. There’s no reason for me to object to that. But, if the unborn is a human being, then no justification for an abortion is adequate.

  • Comment from Victoria

    The doctors recommended that we terminate Catherine at 23 weeks when they found some of her medical problems in utero. The doctor said we should terminate this one and start again with a “clean pregnancy.” We told them that even if she only lived an hour, that was God’s will and we would not interfere with it. Now she is four and half. Of course her life has not always been “clean,” but she is precious!

    • Comment from Rick Yuzzi

      I know it’s been a tough road, but she is indeed precious, and one of God’s own.