Sally Jenkins on Tim Tebow


Washington Post sports columnist Sally Jenkins writes about the controversial pro-life commercial Tim Tebow helped make for the Super Bowl:

I'm pro-choice, and Tebow clearly is not. But based on what I've heard in the past week, I'll take his side against the group-think, elitism and condescension of the "National Organization of Fewer and Fewer Women All The Time." For one thing, Tebow seems smarter than they do.

Tebow's 30-second ad hasn't even run yet, but it already has provoked "The National Organization for Women Who Only Think Like Us" to reveal something important about themselves: They aren't actually "pro-choice" so much as they are pro-abortion. Pam Tebow has a genuine pro-choice story to tell. She got pregnant in 1987, post-Roe v. Wade, and while on a Christian mission in the Philippines, she contracted a tropical ailment. Doctors advised her the pregnancy could be dangerous, but she exercised her freedom of choice and now, 20-some years later, the outcome of that choice is her beauteous Heisman Trophy winner son, a chaste, proselytizing evangelical.

Pam Tebow and her son feel good enough about that choice to want to tell people about it. Only, NOW says they shouldn't be allowed to. Apparently NOW feels this commercial is an inappropriate message for America to see for 30 seconds, but women in bikinis selling beer is the right one. I would like to meet the genius at NOW who made that decision. On second thought, no, I wouldn't.

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Thanks for highlighting this article, Josh. The backwards (non-)logic of those opposing this ad is mindblowing.

I read her article. From what I understood, she was supporting Tebow even though she disagrees with the Pro-Life stance because Tebow exemplifies all that we ask for of our athletes-loyal, compassionate, grounded, role-model, etc.

My favorite part of all of this is, in one online video, a woman who is interviewed states that CBS airing this ad is really "hate masquerading as love." I guess, logically, I don't see how that even makes sense.

I don't watch the super bowl, so I guess this really isn't that big of a deal to me, but it's always nice to see a secular person with good logical reasoning.


Such an awesome nail in the coffin of the 'pro-life advocates are intolerant' argument!

Interesting that a post about abortion only gets a few comments compared with 26 about the ipad. Could that reveal something about our true passions and interests?

It is so refreshing to hear a view from the other side that is measured and reasonable. While not agreeing with her pro-choice stance I can still respect her for the way she would handle herself when she doesn't agree with me.

It's refreshing to see the "pro-choice, so long as you choose our way" crowd skewered by a pro-choice columnist. I especially liked the part about how those mental midgets see evidence of someone choosing not to have an abortion as more anti-woman than using young women's sexuality to sell beer. God will get at least part of his message through Sally Jenkins to people who wouldn't listen to a preacher for 30 seconds.

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