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MaineDem Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jan-25-10 07:03 PM
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CBS urged to scrap anti-abortion Super Bowl ad featuring Tebow
Edited on Mon Jan-25-10 07:03 PM by MaineDem
A coalition of women's groups called on the CBS network on Monday to scrap its plan to broadcast an ad during the Super Bowl featuring college football star Tim Tebow and his mother, which critics say is likely to convey an anti-abortion message.

The ad -- paid for by the conservative Christian group Focus on the Family -- is expected to recount the story of Pam Tebow's pregnancy in 1987 with a theme of "Celebrate Family, Celebrate Life." After getting sick during a mission trip to the Philippines, she ignored a recommendation by doctors to abort her fifth child and gave birth to Tim, who went on to win the 2007 Heisman Trophy while helping his Florida team to two college football championships.

The New York-based Women's Media Center was coordinating the protest with backing from the National Organization for Women, the Feminist Majority and other groups.

"An ad that uses sports to divide rather than to unite has no place in the biggest national sports event of the year -- an event designed to bring Americans together," said Jehmu Greene, president of the Women's Media Center.

http://sportsillustrated.cnn.com/2010/football/nfl/supe...
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lazarus Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jan-25-10 07:19 PM
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1. The hypocrisy of CBS
To deny political ads all these years, then allow this...
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joeybee12 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jan-25-10 08:06 PM
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2. Yeah, that's the rub...if they're gonna be so selective in what they
consider "controversial," then they need to scrub the policy and just take everything.
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HopeOverFear Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jan-26-10 10:16 PM
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4. Exactly. Something's up.
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Onceuponalife Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jan-26-10 01:05 AM
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3. If the feminists succeed in getting the ad yanked
all the fundie assholes will howl political correctness. The fuckers.
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