I haven’t seen the pro-life ad featuring University of Florida quarterback Tim Tebow that will air during the Super Bowl. Neither have any of those who are yelping so loudly about it. Among those is–surprise, surprise–the Priesthood of Moloch Religious Coalition for Reproductive Choice, which put out this screed today:
As people of faith, we have a sacred responsibility to protect women’s health, lives and dignity. That is why I am urging you to contact CBS now and tell them not to air a religiously-focused ad that celebrates a woman who ignored medical advice to have an abortion. The fact that the ad will air on Super Bowl Sunday and that the child she delivered is a football star makes it all the more insidious. Super Bowl viewers – last year, more than 97.5 million people watched the game – will be told that it is noble for a woman to sacrifice her health and life, in this case for the game of football.
Stuff like this makes me want to throw up, to be perfectly honest. Tim Tebow’s mother didn’t risk “sacrificing her health and life” for football; she did it for her baby. I know that’s got to be hard to RCRC to understand–the idea that a mother might be willing to risk everything for the sake of another, even for something as icky as an unborn child. But as hard as it might be for an allegedly Christian minister like Carlton Veazey to understand, there actually are Christians who take seriously the idea that sacrifice for the sake of another is the highest form of love, one that is embodied in the life and death of Jesus Christ.
Oh, and by the way, I’ve got to ask: since when are doctors infallible oracles? Tim’s parents, Christian missionaries in the Philippines, decided to make a decision that was faithful to their Lord, and in the process demonstrated that the doctors were wrong. Or is it only when doctors recommend abortion that their patients are supposed to surrender their role as responsible decision-makers and do whatever someone with an M.D. tells them?
The ad – developed and paid for by the anti-equality, anti-choice conservative Christian organization Focus on the Family – will feature Heisman Trophy-winning quarterback Tim Tebow and his mother, Pam. Pam became sick during a mission trip to the Philippines in 1987 and ignored a recommendation by doctors to have an abortion. It is a blessing that Tim’s birth was healthy, but it is irresponsible to encourage other women to take such a risk….
Got it. It is “irresponsible” to encourage women to listen to their conscience. It is “irresponsible” to suggest that doctors aren’t infallible. It is “irresponsible” to suggest that there are times when one might not choose abortion. It is “irresponsible” to suggest to women that they should ever think about anyone other than themselves, or for that matter that they should think for themselves rather than letting the priests of the religion of abortion do it for them. Once again, would someone please get me a barf bag?
Every time I think the RCRC could go no lower, they surprise me by sinking even farther down into the morally and spiritually deadening cesspool that is the culture of death.