Yes, we are glad Tim Tebow is here
Tim Tebow, the former star quarterback at Florida, has filmed an anti-abortion Superbowl ad with his mother. The curiosity courtesy of HuffPo:
The group isn’t releasing details, but the commercial is likely to be an anti-abortion message chronicling Pam Tebow’s 1987 pregnancy. After getting sick during a mission trip to the Philippines, she ignored a recommendation by doctors to abort her fifth child and gave birth to Tim.
I think there are a lot of great arguments against abortion, and even some good ones that the government should ban the procedure, but I just can’t imagine that the best example is a woman ignoring doctors’ advice given for her own health. It seems like if you were going to pay +$20 million on a commercial you would attack the excesses of abortion, not the most defensible instances.
Part of me thinks that there is something appropriate in the anti-science stance here — making a strong moral stance in the face of expert advice from apparently amoral experts. But it seems more likely that Tebow’s popularity drove the commercial, not the relative desirability of his particular story.