CBS announced today that it would not pull the Focus on Family commercial — one deemed to be pro-life by advocates for reproductive choice — from the Super Bowl, reports B&C.
The commercial features the mother of University of Florida quarterback and Heisman trophy winner Tim Tebow talking about her decision not to have an abortion when doctor warned her that her health was in jeopardy if she carried the baby, who grew up to be Tim, to term.
Opponents of the ad cited instances when CBS rejected advocacy commercials for Moveon.org, PETA and United Church of Christ. However, CBS said not all advocacy ads are deemed inappropriate and in this instance, the network approved the commercial.
— Allison J. Waldman