Remember the libber t-shirt?
"Women Need Men Like A Fish Needs A Bicycle"
The National Organization for Women is having a cow (well, they would try if their ovaries weren't afraid to pop out an egg) over a proposed Superbowl ad featuring one of the best college quarterbacks in history and how his mom refused to abort him when she found out that her pregnancy was high risk. From the Washington Post, this ad tells:
[...] the story of her decision 23 years ago to ignore medical advice and continue a risky pregnancy. Pam Tebow had contracted amoebic dysentery, and her doctors feared that the medicine used to treat her illness might cause fetal deformity.
The healthy and very successful Tim proved them wrong.
Pro-choice advocates were shocked when CBS appeared to violate internal policy and accepted this spot -- reportedly at a price of at least $2.5 million -- produced and paid for by Focus on the Family, a conservative antiabortion, anti-gay group. Though CBS says it has altered its policy, the networks have consistently rejected advocacy ads on controversial topics. The United Church of Christ was turned down by CBS in 2004 when it wanted to air a Super Bowl ad that celebrated diversity and welcomed gay and lesbian Christians to the denomination. And last year NBC rejected a spot from an antiabortion group that tried to use President Obama's life story to convey its message. The rules of the game seem to have changed without warning.
If they want to, N.O.W. can produce its own 30-second slot extolling the virtues of killing your children. Otherwise STFU.