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Wednesday, February 3, 2010

Don't Fall for "Pro-Choice" Ploy on Tebow Super Bowl Ad

By Rick Pearcey • February 3, 2010, 11:59 AM

"After CBS agreed to run a Super Bowl commercial featuring Tim Tebow, several feminist and pro-choice groups rose up in protest against the ad, calling on the network to pull it," reports Casey Curlin in a story titled "Liberals Tackle Groups Trying to Sideline Ad" at the Washington Times.

"Now, however," reports Curlin, "even some liberals are calling those attacks misguided, saying the choice to give birth to an unborn child is also part of pro-choice beliefs."

In other words, as long as the "pro-choice" premise that allows members of one class of humanity (pregnant women) to decide whether members of another class of humanity (preborn citizens of the United States) live or die, so-called liberals are supposed to happy. And "conservatives," too, I suppose.

Independently minded people should not fall for this ploy. Why? Because the pro-life position is not a "private belief" but an ethical fact. And for this reason, compassion requires revolt against any kind of self-styled "progressive" inhumanity imposed upon individuals currently residing in mothers' wombs across the land.

Human life, created in the image of a verifiable and knowable Creator, has intrinsic and objective value. And although liquidating innocent life under the banner of "choice" or "reproductive rights" has been an effective PR campaign in a society dehumanized by secular thoughtforms, its cruelty and inhumanity remain self-evident truths to any thinking person whose eyes are not blinded by pretheoretical ideological commitments.

Tim Tebow and his mother are to be commended for publicly affirming what is at the heart of the mission statement of the United States of America: That human beings have been "endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable rights," and "that among these are life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness," states the Declaration of Independence.

Tim and his mother have made a personal choice, but the content of their choice is anything but private: It affirms a universal truth that appies to all people and across all cultures.

By the same token, the "pro-choice" position isn't just "private." It's wrong and inhumane in its public consequences (50 million dead, and counting), and no free-thinking and responsible person ought to allow his or her life to suffer under the impositions of any such barbarism masquerading as emancipation. 

And, by the way, the Super Bowl is a great place to draw a bright line of distinction between "pro-choice" barbarism and that brotherhood of humanity that extends even to "the least of these." In the fight for life and freedom against death and tryanny, the real choice could hardly be more basic. In this contest of light over darkness, it's either win or die: If humanity wins, kids live and get to see the light of day. We're pulling for the home team.