She questions NOW’s opposition to the Tim Tebow ad CBS is scheduled to air during the Super Bowl.
“My message to these groups who are inexplicably offended by a pro-woman, pro-child, pro-life message airing during the Super Bowl: please concentrate on empowering women, help with efforts to prevent unexpected pregnancies, stay consistent with your message that for too long women have been made to feel like sex objects in our ‘modern’ culture and that we can expect better in 2010.”
In a statement to POLITICO, NOW President Terry O’Neill said that Palin is “missing our point.”
“The goal of the Focus on the Family ad is not to empower women. It’s to create a climate in which Roe v. Wade can be overturned,” O’Neill said. “There are always going to be women who need abortions. In this country, one in three women will have an abortion.”
So Palin speaks to empowering women… and the National Organization for Women speaks toward defending 1.2 million abortions per year in the United States alone.
I like the idea of pitting these choices against each other. Life or death. Empowering a woman to enjoy the life she’s brought into the world and watch that life become something or empowering women to kill the child in the womb and to quash potential.
The right choice seems clear.