Kudos to Sarah Palin For Defending the Tebow Ad
By Brenda Steele
Well, kudos to Sarah Palin for getting in on the debate surrounding the pro-life ad to be aired during Super Bowl XLIV! The 30 second ad sponsored by Focus on the Family features Pam Tebow, mother of the University of Florida’s senior quarterback, Tim Tebow, who was the only sophomore to ever win the Heisman trophy.
Pam Tebow, mother of five and wife to Bob Tebow, a missionary and evangelist, will be featured in the ad, along with her youngest son, Tim, witnessing to protecting innocent life. She was advised, while on mission in the Phillipines with her family, to abort the baby she was then carrying. Pam was taking medication for amoebic dysentary which doctors feared would cause fetal deformity to her unborn child. She refused, and we know the rest of the story.
Tim Tebow, the child who would have been aborted had his mother taken the advice of her doctors, is a happy, healthy, bright, college football superstar who shares his family’s faith in the Lord and in the right to life for all.
Sarah Palin, also mother of five, has herself known anxiety during pregnancy. She was told when four months pregnant with her youngest son, Trig, that he would be born with Down Syndrome. Sarah Palin, too, chose not to abort the baby she was carrying. Her husband is quoted as saying when told of their unborn child’s special needs, “We shouldn’t be asking, ‘Why us?’ We should be saying, ‘Well, why not us.’”
That Sarah Palin is advocating for CBS to “Do the right thing – don’t cave – have the backbone to run the ad” is both a testament to her own belief in the right of the preborn to life, but also empowers other women facing difficult pregnancies to do the same.
Washington, DC (LifeNews.com) – Not content to allow former vice-presidential candidate Sarah Palin to have the last word on the Focus on the Family ad touting Tim Tebow’s mother’s decision to not have an abortion, the National Organization for Women (NOW) is attacking Palin.
As LifeNews.com reported Palin wrote a lengthy FaceBook post talking up the ad and Pam Tebow’s decision to not have an abortion when pregnant with the college football star.
The potential 2012 presidential candidate said the ad and Tebow’s decision“empowers women” to choose life when confronted with a difficult pregnancy situation.
Palin continued her criticism of NOW, which has called on CBS to flip-flop on its decision to pull the ad.
“For a pro-life, pro-woman, pro-family ad to be seen as offensive and not empowering women is puzzling,” Palin told Fox News’ Greta Van Susteren Thursday. “It makes you wonder what is NOW afraid of?”