Sarah Palin Lauds Tim Tebow Ad Applauding Mother’s Non-Abortion Decision

National   |   Steven Ertelt   |   Jan 28, 2010   |   9:00AM   |   WASHINGTON, DC

Sarah Palin Lauds Tim Tebow Ad Applauding Mother’s Non-Abortion Decision

by Steven Ertelt Editor
January 28
, 2010

Washington, DC ( — Former vice-presidential candidate and possible 2012 hopeful Sarah Palin knows something about a difficult pregnancy. Palin, who could have decided to have an abortion of her Down Syndrome baby as so many others do, chose life in the same manner as Tim Tebow’s mother.

As college football star Tim Tebow confirmed yesterday, a new commercial from Focus on the Family that covers his mother’s decision not to have an abortion of him will air during the Super Bowl.

While pro-abortion groups have attacked the ad, Palin is applauding it.

"Women’s Rights groups, like NOW, commendably call out advertisers and networks for airing sexist and demeaning portrayals of women that lead to young women’s diminished self-esteem and acceptance of roles as mere sexed-up objects," Palin wrote on her FaceBook page.

"What a ridiculous situation they’re getting themselves into now with their protest of CBS airing a pro-life ad during the upcoming Super Bowl game," she continued.

She said there is nothing wrong with an ad that will "speak to the sanctity of life and the beautiful potential within every innocent child as Mrs. Tebow acknowledges her choice to give Tim life, despite less than ideal circumstances."

While pro-abortion women’s groups say this somehow brings women down, Palin says it "empowers women."

"This speaks to the strength and commitment and nurturing spirit within women. The message says everything positive and nothing negative about the power of women – and life. Evidently, some women’s rights groups like NOW do not like that message," she wrote.

The former Alaska governor says pro-abortion groups "looking at the pro-life issue backwards."

"Women should be reminded that they are strong enough and smart enough to make decisions that allow for career and educational opportunities while still giving their babies a chance at life," she says.

Palin talks about her daughter Bristol’s teen pregnancy and noted how the same pro-abortion groups castigated her and her daughter.

They "don’t agree with her decision to have her baby, nor do they like the abstinence message which she articulated as her personal commitment" she said.

"NOW could gain ground and credibility with everyday Americans, thus allowing their pro-women message to be heard by more than just their ardent supporters, if they made wiser decisions regarding which battles to pick. They should call attention to and embrace the Tebows’ message, instead of covertly and overtly disrespecting what Mrs. Tebow, Bristol, and millions of other women have chosen to do," Palin wrote on FaceBook.

"My message to these groups who are inexplicably offended by a pro-woman, pro-child, pro-life message airing during the Super Bowl: please concentrate on empowering women," Palin concludes.

The potential 2012 presidential candidate also has a message for CBS, which as agreed to run the ad.

"And CBS: just do the right thing. Don’t cave. Have the backbone to run the ad," she says.

"To the Tebows: thank you. America is listening. We appreciate you," she writes.

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