Feminist Gloria Allred Claims Story of Tim Tebow’s Mom’s Non-Abortion Untrue
by Steven Ertelt
January 29, 2010
Washington, DC (LifeNews.com) — The national attention placed on the Focus on the Family Super Bowl advertisement featuring the heart-wrenching story of Tim Tebow, and his mother’s decision not to have an abortion when pregnant with him, is now taking a new turn.
Feminist attorney Gloria Allred has written a letter to CBS asking it to review its plans to allow the commercial before and during the Super Bowl.
In the missive, Allred offers a new objection different from ones abortion advocates have put up to this point.
She contends the story of Tebow’s birth is untrue — that doctors never recommended an abortion for Tebow’s mom Pam because she contracted a dangerous disease and that the medicine would affect Tebow during the pregnancy.l
Allred’s tells the web site RadarOnline she thinks the ad, which she hasn’t seen, may turn out "to be misleading advertising."
In an open letter to Les Moonves, the President and CEO of the CBS Corporation, she bases her contention on the mere fact that abortion is illegal in the Philippines.
According to Allred, the doctor would never have suggest Pam get an abortion because he could lose his license for doing so — even though doctors in nations that protect women and children routinely suggest underground abortions.
"If this ad airs and fails to disclose that abortions were illegal at the time Ms. Tebow made her ‘choice,’ then I intend to file a formal complaint of misleading advertising with those federal commissions," Allred threatens in the letter.
"No sugar coated religiously inspired ad which fails to give all of the relevant facts should be permitted to air on CBS or anywhere else," she continues. "This is not just another ad. Women’s lives are at stake. No woman should have to live in a country where abortion is illegal as it once was in the U.S. And was and is in the Philippines."
Catholic League president Bill Donohue sent LifeNews.com a response to the Allred letter.
Donohue says Allred "is no stranger to the subject of abortion, so it is not surprising that she wants to kill this pro-life ad" and says she is being hypocritical — calling her claim about illegal abortions a "monumental stretch."
"What is really misleading is Allred’s duplicity. Several years ago, she represented Amber Frey in a case related to the death of Laci Peterson," he said. "Petersons husband, Scott, was convicted of murdering both her and the baby she was carrying, a boy they named Connor."
Donohue points to a June 2003 interview Allred gave to Hannity and Colmes on the Fox News Channel where Allred found it useful to her case to emphasize the humanness of Petersons baby.
And the fact that there are two individuals who are dead there, Laci and Connor, that has to be the most important consideration of everything," she said at the time.
Donohue continues: "Allreds confession in 2003 undercuts her credibilityto say nothing of her ethical standingto make the case against this Super Bowl ad. She knows that Tim Tebow is alive today because his mother did not abort him."
ACTION: Contact Gloria Allred with your thoughts at Gloria Allred Allred, Maroko & Goldberg 6300 Wilshire Blvd., Suite 1500 Los Angeles, CA 90048 Phone (323) 302-4773 Fax (323) 653-1660. Or go to https://www.gloriaallred.com/CM/Custom/Contact.asp
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