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Tebow Super Bowl Ad Follow-Up

Speaking of television ads, it wasn't that long ago when the abortion-on-demand crowd was howling at the pro-life Super Bowl ad from Focus On The Family that featured star college football quarterback Tim Tebow and his mom. The fact that they tried to block it gave up the lie (if we needed any proof) that they are not "pro-choice" (having a baby, of course, being a choice), but rather pro-abortion at all costs. So, what was the outcome of it all? If this was an ad promoting a secular progressive cause, the mainstream media would have produced all sorts of follow-ups, documentaries, blog posts, etc., detailing how successful it was, whether or not it really was. That it was a pro-life campaign, we didn't expect any subsequent media, positive or otherwise. But new Focus President Jim Daly issued a letter the other day with some interesting notes about the ad's success:

. . . the network would not permit the word "abortion" to even be mentioned. So, if we didn't want to play by their rules, we couldn't run the spot. ... there had always been a two-part strategy surrounding the ad campaign. Our main goal was to drive viewers to FocusOnTheFamily.comwhere the full story of Mr. and Mrs. Tebow was featured. Over 1.5 million people have viewed the online movie.

. . . new research data that indicated the Super Bowl ad caused over 5 million viewers to reconsider their view of the legality/morality of abortion.

Those impressive numbers spell success. Congratulations to Focus for a good strategy and a well played hand.

Intolerant Pro-Abortionists Don't Believe In First Amendment

Although the Super Bowl and all of its ads have come and gone, it's still instructive to review the "controversy" regarding the ad bought by Focus On The Family which featured All-American quarterback and former Heisman Trophy winner Tim Tebow (Tim Tebow Zone) and his mom, Pam. Several hysterical cries from the pro-abortion left echoed to CBS that the ad should be pulled. Never mind that their reasons were specious. Some, such as Jehmu Greene, president of something called the Women's Media Center, wanted the ad pulled although she admitted she had seen neither the ad nor the script! Can you say "prior restraint"? What about plain ol' leftist bullying and censorship? Just as startling is her assertion that a positive ad that highlights Pam Tebow's  "choice," which worked out well for all involved, "clearly" is "trying to take away" abortion rights. Ms. Greene also wants a "meaningful dialogue" on abortion but will tolerate only a monologue — from her side. Here's Ms. Greene in her own words:

Jehmu Greene of the Women's Media Center: I haven't seen it, but I want it banned!

Now, here's a much younger individual, Mr. Tebow himself, showing much more poise and reason in about 50 seconds than Ms. Greene was in five minutes:

All-American boy: Tim Tebow has no apologies, nor should he.

Finally, here's the ad itself, which still has the pro-abortion left knashing its teeth. Where is the controversy? Where's the intolerance (aside from the left)? By the way, see the rest of the Tebow story, here, at FocusOnTheFamily.com.

Tim and Pam Tebow: Just telling their story. Only to the left is a heartwarming story a nightmare.