Thursday, February 4, 2010
Planned Parenthood Develops an Ad Responding to Tim Tebow and His Mom: We Can't Resist Fisking
There’s a lot of talking leading up to the Superbowl about an ad focused on sports and family.
Ummm—I think the source of that talk has has been NOW, Planned Parenthood, and other pro-abortion organizations.
The ad features a great football player, Tim Tebow, and his loving mother discussing a difficult medical decision she made for her family.
I’m not sure Mrs. Tebow would agree that her decision was difficult. But then, you would have to acknowledge the humanity of unborn children in order to understand that being told that she should abort her child because of the likelihood he would have birth defects did not really present Mrs. Tebow with a viable option.
I respect and honor Mrs. Tebow’s decision.
Unless, of course, she chooses to tell America about it in an ad to be broadcast during the Superbowl. . . . Oh, sorry, that’s Planned Parenthood, the organization you are representing.
I want my daughter to live in a world where everyone’s decisions are respected. [emphasis in original]
Everyone’s decisions? Really? Hitler’s decisions? Stalin’s decisions? The decisions of the current government leaders in China? What about the decisions of some mothers to leave their newborn infants in the trash, or in a toilet?
My Mom showed me that women are strong and wise. She taught me that only women can make the best decisions about their health and their future.
Whereas men, infants, and children-- [Sigh] Oh, never mind.
We’re working toward the day where every woman will be valued.
An interesting statement. What is omitted speaks volumes. The pro-life position would be, we are working toward the day where every person will be valued. We assert that each human being, from the moment of conception to the moment of natural death, has more value than all the material things in the universe. One could steal all of the art treasures from the Louvre museum, and the value of what was stolen would not equal the value of one fetus or embryo about to have his life snuffed out.
This is not really an argument about the right of people to make choices. It is an argument about whether we are going to recognize the irreducible humanity of all persons.