Planned Parenthood Prez Uses Tim Tebow to Promote Abortion

Opinion   |   Jennie Stone   |   Jan 19, 2012   |   12:51PM   |   Washington, DC

By now, most of the nation has an understanding of Tim Tebow’s incredible story—while his mother was pregnant with him in the Philippines, she became ill and was strongly urged to abort her son.

She refused. The 24-year-old Broncos quarterback has since become a “cultural touchstone” and a wholesome role model for everyone, especially our youth, in this depraved society.

Planned Parenthood CEO and President Cecile Richards writes to the NY Times that it is “[suggested] that Planned Parenthood does not celebrate birth or a remarkable story like Mr. Tebow’s.” There’s a laugh. I can’t recall a single instance where Planned Parenthood has openly and publicly celebrated the birth of a child, especially one born against all odds and difficult circumstances. Why would they, though? This would be a promotion of life, the antithesis of Planned Parenthood’s abortion agenda.

“…the Tebow story exemplifies the health care environment that Planned Parenthood promotes — a world in which women and families are supported in the medical decisions they make for themselves and their families without government interference,” Richards writes.

Saying that Mrs. Tebow’s story “exemplifies” Planned Parenthood’s ideologies is one of the cruelest ironies I have ever heard. However, this isn’t the first time an abortion group has tried to use Tebow to try and push the pro-abortion rights agenda, nor the first time Richards has responded to his story by twisting this incredible story into one to promote the “choice” of abortion.

ESPN has already polled him to be the most popular athlete in America, and that’s just the beginning for him. The more national attention Tebow gains in his football career and beyond, the more people will hear his and his mother’s story, and the more Cecile Richards and Planned Parenthood will try desperately to somehow tie their abortion agenda into it. The media is focus on Tebow, who has become a pro-life symbol, and Planned Parenthood is all too aware of that. Note: Jennie Stone writes for the Live Action blog and this column is reprinted with permission.