So-called "pro-choice" groups aren't in favor of all choices.
Birth, for instance, really seems to gall them.
Why else would they fight bitterly to keep a pro-birth advertisement off of the Feb. 7 Super Bowl broadcast on CBS?
The ad by Focus on the Family features collegiate all-star quarterback and Heisman Trophy winner Tim Tebow of the University of Florida Gators, whose missionary mother, while in the Philippines, defied medical advice and gave birth to perhaps the best college football player ever -- certainly one of the finest role models in the game.
We can understand why some Bulldog and Seminole fans might rue the day Tebow was born. But how could anyone be opposed to such an uplifting and life-affirming story being told to the year's biggest television audience?
Unless they're not "pro" all choices, that is.
They don't want the birth story told. They want it strangled in the crib. It infringes on their copyright of abortion.
Whose side are these "women's groups" on -- women, or abortionists? As Matthew Philbin of the Media Research Center writes, Super Bowl ads are known for their penchant to "tastelessly use sex and the objectification of the female body to attract attention. You'd think 'women's groups' might have something to say about that."
Nope. But present a pro-birth point of view, and they're all over you: several women's groups are said to be lobbying hard for CBS to pull the Tebow ad.
"By offering one of the most coveted advertising spots of the year," spews a letter to CBS from the Women's Media Center, "to an anti-equality, anti-choice, homophobic organization, CBS is aligning itself with a political stance that will damage its reputation, alienate viewers, and discourage consumers from supporting its shows and advertisers."
Wow. Allowing someone to tell his story of being born will "damage" a network's reputation?
Can these so-called "women's" groups -- actually fronts for the abortion industry -- get any more extreme? They want to ban messages affirming the choice of birth? Isn't "choice" a sacrament?
Oh, wait. Only the choice to kill a child is a sacrament in their eyes.
Thankfully, CBS seems to be sticking to its guns -- and, in fact, has more or less invited other advocacy groups to air tastefully produced ads.
And why not? Shouldn't we be celebrating free speech, rather than trying to curtail it?
Even when it celebrates life?