Opinion: The graphic Super Bowl ads with Tim Tebow whose mother opted against his abortion -- videos


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Well, they’ve played Big Game XLIV. And this time the South won the war.

But it was such a historic, life-changing moment for everyone that they’ll have another one next year anyway.


More importantly, however, maybe some of you remember this huge pre-game fuss over the extremely controversial anti-abortion ad that Focus on the Family was secretly conspiring with CBS to inflict on the nation during the Super Bowl. Many groups, which had not seen the ad, demanded that CBS ban it. But the network proceeded.

The commercial was about the decision by Pam, the Florida quarterback’s mother, against some medical advice to keep her fetus now known as Tim Tebow, the 2007 Heisman Trophy winner. And her choice portrayed in the ad underwritten by the conservative Colorado Springs pro-family group that opposes abortion was somehow threatening to the ability of any other woman today to obtain an abortion under the Roe vs Wade Supreme Court decision.

Well, in case you were otherwise occupied during the game ads, here are the awful ads. First, the serious one. Then, the humorous one. See what you think.

WARNING: These videos contain graphically affectionate images such as a grown son hugging his mother from behind.

Now, the second one:

Well, the nation is still standing.

On a similarly light side, here’s the behind-the-scenes story of how they kept the surprise of the joint Super Bowl ad appearances of Jay Leno and his CBS rival, Dave Letterman.

-- Andrew Malcolm

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