America saw Focus on the Family’s Pam and Tim Tebow Super Bowl TV ad that contained a pro-life message, and the world continued to turn as NFL fans watched the New Orleans Saints win their first Super Bowl.
While the much talked about TV spot was denounced by pro-choice groups who demanded that CBS not air the ad, the harmless nature of the content, which included a short re-cap of Ms. Tebow explaining why she is happy today that she chose to give birth to son Tim, now a college football star for the Florida Gators, instead of aborting him, as she was being pushed by doctors in 1987 who said he would be a stillborn as a result of a life-threatening infection Ms. Tebow had.
Since the Tebow ad failed to up the ante of outrage pro-choice feminists were hoping for, The National Organization of Women decided to attempt to produce outrage over the playful tackle Mr. Tebow does to his mother at the end of the ad.
Steve Ertelt at LifeNew is reporting that the National Organization for Women’s [NOW] President Terry O’Neil told the Los Angeles Times that the Mr. Tebow’s tackling his mother promotes Domestic Violence.:
In remarks that are raising eyebrows from pro-life advocates, NOW president Terry O’Neill said that bit of the ad glorified violence against women.
“I am blown away at the celebration of the violence against women in it,” she told the Los Angeles Times. “That’s what comes across to me even more strongly than the anti-abortion message. I myself am a survivor of domestic violence, and I don’t find it charming. I think CBS should be ashamed of itself.”
While Pro-life groups are surprised at this ridiculous criticism, it really should not be shocking that liberal feminists are pushing this. Left-wing feminism gave us primary aggressor statutes that give the police further leeway to more often arrest a man in a domestic violence dispute regardless of closely examining the facts. The criticism of the “violence” in the ad is simply a product of liberal women groups who have managed to stamp all men as violent or soon to be violent aggressors.