After nearly a month of media frenzy over an ad that none of them have seen, the "pro-choice" community has resorted to lies, distortions, and insanity, in its arguments to prevent Focus on the Family, CBS, and Heisman Trophy winner Tim Tebow from airing a touching ad highlighting, among other things, a mother's choice.
As an adopted son, adoptive father, and man who has lost two children through miscarriage I'm well beyond steamed by the dishonest, misrepresentative, and outlandish assumptions being made by NOW, the Center for Reproductive Rights, feminist attorneys, and a former Presidential campaign director. The attacks they have leveled at an ad they have not seen are telling in the full scope of their overall desire, but first let's deal with the facts.
In a letter to CBS the Center for Reproductive Rights begs the network to pull the ad based on the status of legalized abortion in the Philippines at the time of Pam Tebow's pregnancy. Tim's mother had been diagnosed with amoebic dysentery, and had been advised to terminate the life of her unborn son. The letter asserts that because abortion had been outlawed in 1870 that it is unlikely that a doctor would've advised her as such.
"Given this context, it raises questions about whether physicians in the Philippines would have urged a married pregnant woman to illegally terminate her pregnancy in 1987."
What the letter conveniently overlooks is that according to the Guttmacher Institute, anything but a pro-life research group, the regularity of abortion in the Philippines is a well documented fact averaging some 20-25 pregnancies out of every 1000 near the time of Tebow's experience. And as recently as 2000, though abortion is still not legal, Guttmacher reported abortions numbering 473,400, with some 79,000 seeking post-abortion care in 1,658 hospitals. That 473,000 number equals roughly 27 out of every 1000 pregnancies.
Modern Feminist and celebrity attorney Gloria Allred repeated the slander against the Tebows' situation , telling RadarOnline.com that doctors would not have offered her such advice.