Olympic Medalist Al Joyner, Sean James Issue Pro-Abortion Reply to Tebow Ad
by Steven Ertelt
February 3, 2010
Washington, DC (LifeNews.com) — Olympic Gold Medalist Al Joyner and former NFL football player Sean James have issued a pro-abortion video in response to the forthcoming Super Bowl ad featuring the pro-life birth story of college football star Tim Tebow.
Joyner, the brother of Olympic track star Jackie Joyner-Kersee, and James, who played for the Minnesota Vikings, issued the video for Planned Parenthood — the nation’s largest abortion business.
The men focus on the "respect for women’s choices" in the video, meant to promote abortion in advance of the Focus on the Family ad touting Pam Tebow’s pro-life "choice" to not have one.
In the video, James refers to the Focus ad featuring the Tebows and says "I respect and honor Mrs. Tebow’s decision."
"My mom showed me that women are strong and wise," James continues. "She taught me that only women can make the best decisions about their health and their future."
"We’re working toward the day when every woman will be valued; where every woman’s decision about her health and her family will be trusted and respected," James says, talking about the push to keep abortions legal.
Joyner follows and says: "I want my daughter to live in a world where everyone’s decision is respected."
"My daughter will always be my little girl," Joyner says in the Planned Parenthood video. "But I am proud of her everyday as I watch her grow up to be her own person, a smart, confident young woman. I trust her to take care of herself."
"We celebrate our families by supporting our mothers, by supporting our daughters," says Joyner. "By trusting women."
The video concludes with the logo of Planned Parenthood, the nation’s most prominent abortion business.
Planned Parenthood president Cecile Richards talks about the new pro-abortion video in a statement.
She said the abortion business "respects the ability of every woman to make important personal medical decisions for herself and her family, including the decision by Pam Tebow more than 20 years ago to carry her high-risk pregnancy to term and deliver her son Tim."
"The Tebows story is compelling, and central to it is the fact that we must respect the ability of every woman to make important medical decisions for herself and her family," Richards continues.
Neither James nor Joyner mention abortion in the video when they talk about the decision or choice that they think ought to be promoted and allowed.
Richards, who also shies away from using the term abortion in most communications with the public or her membership, brings it up when attacking Focus on the Family in the statement accompanying the video.
"If Focus on the Family, the sponsor of the ad about the Tebow family, has its way, millions of women would no longer be able to make important personal medical decisions for themselves and their families when it comes to abortion," she laments.
‘Focus on the Familys long-stated goal is to outlaw abortion,’ Richards complains — calling the effort to protect women and unborn children "an extreme position."
Richards contends, the "agenda of this organization is far outside the mainstream of American life" even though polling data consistently shows a majority of Americans oppose most or all abortions.
ACTION: Contact Sean James with your complaints about his promoting abortion at: [email protected] or fill out the form at https://seanlewisjames.com/contact / Contact Al Joyner to complain at https://www.aljoyner.com/business/form_inquiries.html
Related web sites:
Planned Parenthood video – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=utcxpuHF7jg&feature=player_embedded
Support Tebows Super Bowl Ad – https://www.facebook.com/TebowSuperBowlAd
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