It really is simple for me. A woman’s right to choose is about respect for women as mature, intelligent people who can make the right decisions for their lives.
Well, the good news for the New Orleans Saints and the Indianapolis Colts is that probably more women know when the Super Bowl is this year than in decades … who would have dreamed that the hottest topic in the women’s health community would be a television ad to run in prime time during the biggest football game of the year?
By now, you’ve probably heard all about the ad that Focus on the Family, the ultimate far-right political group, is spending millions to run during the game. It apparently will feature college football player Tim Tebow and his mom talking about a deeply personal medical decision she made years ago: she decided to carry her high-risk pregnancy to term against medical advice, resulting in the birth of her Heisman Trophy-winning son, Tim.
People have been asking us at Planned Parenthood what we think about the ad and about Mrs. Tebow’s decision. Though I haven’t seen the ad, based on what we’ve heard, our answer is simple. Planned Parenthood respects the right of every woman to make medical decisions for herself.
A couple of great friends of Planned Parenthood — two terrific athletes — have something to say about sports, families, and the importance of personal decision making. Take a look HERE as former college and professional football player Sean James and Olympic gold medalist Al Joyner respond to the Tebow Super Bowl ad.