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Planned Parenthood Responds To Anti-Abortion Super Bowl Advertisement

Amy Rose Spiegel :: Wednesday, February 3rd, 2010 1:40 pm

The uproar following Tim Tebow’s anti-abortion Super Bowl advertisement has monopolized much of the media since it was announced.  Planned Parenthood has responded by creating a video featuring professional athletes Sean James and Al Joyner.  Its tone is wholly tasteful.  It focuses on trusting and respecting women with their choices and is clearly unintended to be the least bit inflammatory or insulting to anyone (at one point in the video, James says “I respect and honor Mrs. Tebow’s decision”).

This video is effective because it utilizes simple, rational logic.  No one can argue that an individual should have the right to make her own decisions about her own health and well-being.  Congratulations are in order to Planned Parenthood for creating a thoughtful, clear-headed position in an argument that’s largely been characterized by angry nonsense (for a nice example, check out the comments in this post).