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"Here's what we do need a lot more of: Tebows"

I'm as happily surprised as Kathryn Jean Lopez to find this piece by Sally Jenkins at the Washington Post:

I'm pro-choice, and Tebow clearly is not. But based on what I've heard in the past week, I'll take his side against the group-think, elitism and condescension of the "National Organization of Fewer and Fewer Women All The Time." For one thing, Tebow seems smarter than they do.

Tebow's 30-second ad hasn't even run yet, but it already has provoked "The National Organization for Women Who Only Think Like Us" to reveal something important about themselves: They aren't actually "pro-choice" so much as they are pro-abortion. Pam Tebow has a genuine pro-choice story to tell. She got pregnant in 1987, post-Roe v. Wade, and while on a Christian mission in the Philippines, she contracted a tropical ailment. Doctors advised her the pregnancy could be dangerous, but she exercised her freedom of choice and now, 20-some years later, the outcome of that choice is her beauteous Heisman Trophy winner son, a chaste, proselytizing evangelical.

Pam Tebow and her son feel good enough about that choice to want to tell people about it. Only, NOW says they shouldn't be allowed to. Apparently NOW feels this commercial is an inappropriate message for America to see for 30 seconds, but women in bikini selling beer is the right one. I would like to meet the genius at NOW who made that decision. On second thought, no, I wouldn't.

Hurray for Sally Jenkins. She's a great example of what the pro-choice philosophy is supposed to be about, and that is "safe, legal, and rare." Pro-abortionists claim that they want abortion to be "safe, legal, and rare," but their actions tell a different story, one that has abortion-on-demand at its core.

I especially like this part of Sally's piece the best:

Here's what we do need a lot more of: Tebows. Collegians who are selfless enough to choose not to spend summers poolside, but travel to impoverished countries to dispense medical care to children, as Tebow has every summer of his career. Athletes who believe in something other than themselves, and are willing to put their backbone where their mouth is. Celebrities who are self-possessed and self-controlled enough to use their wattage to advertise commitment over decadence.

You know what we really need more of? Famous guys who aren't embarrassed to practice sexual restraint, and to say it out loud. If we had more of those, women might have fewer abortions. See, the best way to deal with unwanted pregnancy is to not get the sperm in the egg and the egg implanted to begin with, and that is an issue for men, too -- and they should step up to that.

Indeed!


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Comments (15)

Ah,K-Lo! Involuntary virgin... (Below threshold)
bryanD:

Ah,K-Lo! Involuntary virgin who has stalked the last two popes, screaming "Ringo!--er! Benedict!"

Her best friend is Laura Ingraham, but I'm not sayin' nuthin'!

Now: all this Tebow stuff. The guy's always announcing his charitable work. He's a white Michael Jackson, or a male Angelina Jolie. Except he cries more....for himself...when things don't go right....etc.

I'm mildly surprised that N... (Below threshold)
James H:

I'm mildly surprised that NOW hasn't tried to triangulate around Focus on the Family and its ad. As Jenkins points out, the triangulation logic isn't hard. "Ms. Tebow exercised her right to choose. All women should have that right."

bryanD: Kim wasn't even mak... (Below threshold)
RKemp:

bryanD: Kim wasn't even making an argument, she was praising someone for their integrity. Why don't you try civility and intelligent discourse rather than unrelated personal attacks?

You're making yourself look like an idiot, and a petty one at that.

Darn, I should have said Ka... (Below threshold)
RKemp:

Darn, I should have said Kathryn Lopez. Still, my point stands.

bryanD ... wow ...<p... (Below threshold)
Jeff:

bryanD ... wow ...

the funny thing is he's NOT a white Jackson or a male Jolie, he's Tim ...

what he did and does is not like either of those folks ... he did his thing long before he was famous ...

do you have to try and denigrate everyone with whom you disagree ? Does that somehow elevate you and your ideas ?

Please go away, your hateful ignorance is unwelcome ...

At Atlas Shrugs today:... (Below threshold)
Jeff:

At Atlas Shrugs today:

An Objective Birthday

Ayn Rands last sentences of her commentary on the death of Marilyn Monroe:

"The evil of a cultural atmosphere is made by all those who share it. Anyone who has ever felt resentment against the good for being the good and has given voice to it, is the murderer of Marilyn Monroe."

What do you expect from Bry... (Below threshold)
Deke:

What do you expect from BryanD..this is the guy, who when I called him on several, shall we be polite and say "untruths" his response was I could perform oral sex on him.

Some things we can summarize from his takes is that he is most likely a single white male, overweight and lonely. He enjoys the tough guy routine on an anonymous computer where by his frustration of not getting into law school shows through, in that his in-coherent arugments and personal attack ramblings higlight a cluttered mind that would have been expelled anyways.

I don't at all understand "... (Below threshold)
hln:

I don't at all understand "safe, legal, and rare" as a mindset.

Abortion either is or isn't murder of one's own child. If it is a life in that there womb, how can we condone such an action? If it isn't, have all the abortions you want, ladies; it's just tissue!

This real argument always gets lost in terms of "choice," which is such a freeing, beautiful American word. Are we a society that kills our children (and quite inexpensively) before we can see them, and do we pride ourselves in the ability to do that and call it "progress."

If you think that's a baby in there (as I do), yep, we do. Progress.

Bryan "DD214" is an "EX" Ma... (Below threshold)
Ran:

Bryan "DD214" is an "EX" Marine of the "Murtha mold" take care not to expect too much from him. Have another joint DD214.

"bryanD: Kim wasn't even ma... (Below threshold)
bryanD:

"bryanD: Kim wasn't even making an argument, she was praising someone for their integrity..."-James H

My commentary is a compliment in itself. (Do you ever see me scoffing at Mallow's unsatisfactory spinal column diary?) However, Kim's post is an ideological one stuffed in a Tim Tebow action figure box.

"The evil of a cultural atmosphere is made by all those who share it. Anyone who has ever felt resentment against the good for being the good and has given voice to it, is the murderer of Marilyn Monroe."
-ayn rand

Marilyn Monroe was psychologically tortured by Lee Strasberg's circle of Method Acting snobs and murdered at the behest of Robert F Kennedy.
And Ayn Rand is highly over-rated as a philosopher.

"Bryan "DD214" is an "EX" Marine of the "Murtha mold" take care not to expect too much from him. Have another joint DD214."
9. Posted by Ran

Oh. Uptight chickenhawk Ran.
Have you been introduced to K'Lo?

That's it in a nutshell, hl... (Below threshold)
Bruce Henry:

That's it in a nutshell, hln.

There's your problem right there - you don't understand how anyone can have a "mindset" that differs from your own.

You say it's murder; I say it's not. Because your religion, your moral code tells you it's wrong, therefore you want to legislate your religion, your morality into law that I have to obey.

Nobody is forcing you to have an abortion. But, unless I'm mischaracterising your position, you have no problem with forcing rape and incest victims, among others, to carry their pregnancies to term. After all, a "child" conceived by rape or incest would be "murdered" by abortion, too, wouldn't it?

Nobody wants more abortions. And "safe, legal, and rare" is the mindset that most Americans have regarding abortion. If you can't understand their mindset, it's not their problem.

As to the Sally Jenkins article, I agree with it. As to the Tebow ad, I say CBS should run it.

"Oh. Uptight chickenhawk Ra... (Below threshold)
Ran:

"Oh. Uptight chickenhawk Ran.
Have you been introduced to K'Lo? "

Don't try flying that shit here boy. Nam.. 67-68.. Better then sitting on the beach at Pendelton smoking dope waiting to get out.

As I've pointed out to Brya... (Below threshold)
Deke:

As I've pointed out to BryanD in the past Ran, he is fascinated with male on male sexuality..IF he was even in the military he was def. a squid

Deke... he's just a REMF.. ... (Below threshold)
Ran:

Deke... he's just a REMF.. always was.. always will be. He gives no respect, because he gets none. And he knows it.

bD = blog buggererBH... (Below threshold)
epador:

bD = blog buggerer
BH: There are plenty of us that may not be particularly "religious" that feel abortion is a crime. That one segment of the anti-abortion frames its argument in religious terms does not mean the majority of Americans who feel it is a crime are zealots. But that makes your argument just vacuous screed, like so many of your others, doesn't it?




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