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Tim Tebow Pro-Life Ad Gets a Thumbs Up

By Brenda Steele reports on a Marist College poll showing that Americans support the airing of the Pam and Tim Tebow pro-life ad during Super Bowl XLIV by a margin of 2-1. This is good news. While Americans of all age groups were in favor of the ad, the biggest margin was evidenced in the 18-29 age group — 77 percent were in favor of the ad. Could there be better news?

There’s talk of another “surprise” Tebow mother and son ad to be aired prior to the start of the Super Bowl game. This ad is purported to be based on the “original” Focus on the Family ad submitted for acceptance but rejected by CBS. Come Sunday we’ll know for certain whether we’ll be graced by one or two pro-life ads aired during possibly the most viewed television event of the year. Regardless, this is clearly a “chalk one up” moment for all who believe in the sanctity of life.

Though the Marist College poll canvassed a relatively small group, 1003, it does indicate that the pro-life movement is gaining wide-spread support. That the youth of our nation understand and are advocates for the right to life for all says something very positive about the future and about the movement that will one day bring an end to the killing of innocent children.


Washington, DC ( – When CBS airs a Super Bowl commercial produced by Focus on the Family that honors Tim Tebow and his family for their pro-life convictions, the ad will have the support of a majority of Americans. By a 2-1 margin, a new Marist College poll finds strong support for the commercial.

The Super Bowl ad, and a second more revealing one that will air four times during the pre-game coverage, will focus on the story of Tim Tebow’s birth.

As most Americans know by now, Pam Tebow suffered from dysentery and entered into a coma during her pregnancy with Tim. She refused a doctor’s advice that she consider an abortion because of the medication she was receiving.

Tebow was born and he went on to take the Florida Gators to the national championship and win the Heisman Trophy.

The poll surveyed 1,003 Americans and asked: “A pro-life, pro-family commercial sponsored by the advocacy group Focus on the Family will air during the Super Bowl. It features a Heisman Trophy winner, Florida Gators Quarterback Tim Tebow and his mother. Do you agree or disagree with the decision by CBS to air this commercial during the Super Bowl?”

Some 60 percent of Americans agreed with CBS’ decision to air the ad while just 30 percent said no and 10 percent were undecided.

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