Back in 2001 after 9/11 President Bush caught a lot of flack for a statement he made on the terrorist attack. “You‘re either with us or against us in the fight against terror.” I’m not going to get into a back and forth tonight on Bush, his policies or the war on terror. But I do want to focus on part of his quote, Your either with us or against us.
I have been following the Tim Tebow ad that Focus on the Family is running during the Super Bowl and the “controversy” surrounding it. We get one picture that the overall media paints of CBS and other organizations protesting their decision for running it. I have been more interested in the reaction on Social Media, FaceBook. Most of us don’t know people who write for a national news outlet or who are members of an organization such as NOW, but we most likely know someone on Facebook. I have been interested in the reactions of those people.
One of the common responses that I have seen is, “I am Pro Choice, but not Pro Abortion.” This takes me back to the title of the post and the quote from Bush. It is impossible to be pro choice and anti abortion. You have to be one or the other. I know there are some that will argue with me, but one leads to the other. If you are in favor of one you are in favor of the other and vice versa.
To get back to the ad that will run during the Super Bowl. It is of Tim Tebow and his mom celebrating life and her choice to go against the doctor’s suggestion of ending her pregnancy. You can read the Tebow story here at Life News. The ad has not been posted online so no one really knows what is going to be in the ad. This has not stopped people from already getting upset at the content.
Planned Pregnancy has already countered the Focus on the Family ad with a web ad released today. The ad shows Sean James and Al Joyner talking about their views of being Pro Choice. The ad is a contradiction within itself. Half way through the video Sean James says, “We’re working toward the day when every woman will be valued.” My response to that is what about the women that are in the womb who are unable to defend themselves?
Back to the common folk and their response. It was probably just a small subset, but they continually pointed to being Pro Choice because they were strict Constitutionalists. My response to that is that the Constitution does not point to or elude to the act of abortion or ending a pregnancy. If you really were strict Constitutionalists you would not rely on a loose interpretation from a liberal Supreme Court Justice that places abortion under the guise of privacy or due process. This is exactly what was pointed to as a justification for the passage of Roe v Wade which made abortion legal.
Revelations 3:15 – 16 states:
I know thy works, that thou art neither cold nor hot: I would thou wert cold or hot.
So then because thou art lukewarm, and neither cold nor hot, I will spue thee out of my mouth.
Don’t ride the fence on this issue or any other for that matter. Know what you believe and believe what you know. Don’t let someone feed you your opinion based on their own. I pray that God will use the ad to educate and hopefully sway some opinions. No, not every baby is going to turn out to be a Heisman Trophy winner, but they should at least get the opportunity to make a life for themselves. Just remember one thing that everyone making noise about this ad and this issue have in common. Their mom’s chose LIFE!
What are your thoughts? Can you be Pro-Choice and Anti-Abortion? Should CBS allow the Focus on the Family ad?