Tim Tebow abortion story is probably a lie
A couple of days ago we reported on the fact that CBS is planning on airing a pro-life commercial starring Tim Tebow and his mother Pam. If you believe the official story of how, due to complications during her pregnancy, she was advised by doctors in the Philippines (where she was busy proselytizing) that she should have an abortion. Well, as it turns out, this story might actually be a complete fabrication.
You see, the problem with this story is in the 1980′s, it was illegal to get an abortion in the country. In fact, any doctor who performed such a procedure would face up to 6 years in prison, and would have their medical license revoked. Pro-Choice champion Gloria Allred is threatening to file a complain with the FTC and the FCC if the ad fails to mention this important fact.
Of course, it’s kind of hard to prove exactly what was going on at the time. Pam could have considered going to the US to get her abortion, and that alone could completely validate her story. But Allred is right to question the validity of the story, and it’s important to highlight the fact having such a procedure in the Philippines would have meant serious jail time for Pam and her doctors. The scary thing was back then, even the mother would go to jail for getting an abortion, regardless of the reasons. That’s the real story here; the fact in many countries around the world, they actually jail women for exercising what is a right in civilized countries.
It’s hard to separate fiction from reality when it comes to the Tebows, and it’s just another reason why CBS is making a huge mistake showing this ad. The issue of abortion is already a touchy subject; it’s wrong to allow what might be a complete fabrication to air during the most watched sporting event in America, especially when CBS has been exposed as having a serious prejudice when it comes to their ad selection. If this doesn’t deserve a boycott, I don’t know what does.
(props to Arynn for the find)