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the best rebuttal for the tebow super bowl ad: facts. ~.m. by maria b.

regardless of the plot behind the benign-looking ads themselves, the facts behind Pam Tebow’s extremely touching (/sarcasm) story–the facts about the risks of her pregnancy–are not rosy. this article at Slate points out that a significant portion of the women who made the same choice as Pam Tebow are not around to make commercials about their dangerous pregnancies and defiance of doctors’ advice because they, like the doctors warned they might, actually died.

sorry to be grim, but that’s the reality. the details of the Tebows’ story are in the article, but the gist of it is this: the stories of the many people who gambled and lost when they made the same decision as Pam Tebow do not get to tell their story because they’re, you know, deceased. just because one lady got lucky, lived through her risky pregnancy and had a healthy baby who then also defied the odds and won a Heisman trophy and will, in all likelihood, play in the NFL doesn’t mean that’s how all risky pregnancies play out.

they might as well have made a commercial about how everybody who buys a lottery ticket wins millions of dollars every time. or even $10 every time. sheesh. irresponsible, but hey, what do you expect from Focus on the Family?


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