Nuggets of Wisdom

Wednesday, January 27, 2010

Feminists Cry Foul Over Pro-Life Super Bowl Ad

The pro-choice movement claims that it does not support abortion, but rather a woman’s “right” to choose abortion. Yet I’m becoming more convinced, day after day, that pro-choice is really pro-abortion.

First, there was the Daily Kos blog post that labeled pro-life protesters, especially little old ladies who hand out pamphlets outside abortion clinics, as terrorists.

Now, feminists are attacking a Super Bowl ad where football star Tim Tebow’s mother will discuss how she chose not to have an abortion despite advice and pressure from doctors.

Jehmu Greene, president of Women's Media Center, asked CBS on Monday not to air the commercial, saying, "An ad that uses sports to divide rather than to unite has no place in the biggest national sporting event of the year."

The Women's Media Center is coordinating the effort to have the ad pulled with support from the National Organization for Women and the Feminist Majority Foundation.

First off, when has sports ever been used to unite? Sports, by its very nature, tends “to divide rather than to unite,” as I’m sure is true with the Colts and Jets fans.

Somebody should tell these feminists that “choice” goes both ways. Women not only have the choice to have an abortion, but also the choice NOT to have an abortion.

This ad is not telling people to vote against abortion or to overturn Roe vs. Wade; it's simply advising women to choose no abortion over abortion. It’s more of a pro-choice ad than a pro-life one.

If the pro-choice movement were consistent in their stance, they would have no problem with this ad. Yet they have a problem anyway, thus proving they are pro-abortion rather than pro-choice.