CBS has agreed to air an Superbowl ad from Focus on the Family in which quarterback Tim Tebow’s mother talks about how she was advised to abort him. Pro-abortionists have been trying to pressure the network to not show the ad:
CBS Tuesday (Jan. 26) stood behind its decision to take a Super Bowl ad from Focus on the Family that has drawn fire from reproductive choice organizations. The network said it does not reject advocacy ads out of hand, and added that it would consider “responsibly produced ads from all groups” for the “few” remaining spots in the broadcast. . . .
That came in response to the announcement that the Women's Media Center, National Organization For Women and more than two dozen other groups have launched a campaign to pressure CBS into pulling a Super Bowl “pro-life” ad bought by Focus on the Family.
That campaign includes a letter it delivered to CBS today, according to a spokeswoman, and e-mails its members are sending today to CBS, the NFL, and advertisers in the game.The letter calls on CBS to reject what the groups call an anti-choice ad that advances Focus on the Family's Agenda.
They argue that CBS has rejected advocacy ads in the past, including from PETA, MoveOn.org and the United Church of Christ.
The spot in question is expected to feature Florida Gators quarterback and Heisman Trophy winner Tim Tebow and his mother talking about how she refused to have an abortion after she was advised to do so by doctors.