A coalition of women’s groups wants CBS to drop a planned Super Bowl ad — paid for by the conservative Christian group Focus on the Family — the Associated Press reports.
The ad will feature college football star Tim Tebow and his mother, and the groups are objecting because they expect it to have an anti-abortion message, the report says.
"An ad that uses sports to divide rather than to unite has no place in the biggest national sports event of the year — an event designed to bring Americans together," said Jehmu Greene, president of the New York-based Women’s Media Center, which is coordinating the protest.
CBS said it has already approved the script for the 30-second ad. The ad is expected to tell Pam Tebow’s story of how she became sick while pregnant with her son and ignored doctors’ recommendation to get an abortion. Tim Tebow won the 2007 Heisman Trophy