Even before the commercial could be seen, a coalition of women’s feminist groups began a protest campaign against the ad. The president of Women’s Media Center lambasted CBS “for inserting an exceedingly controversial issue into … America’s most-watched sporting event.” One vice-president for NOW said, “”This ad is frankly offensive. It is hate masquerading as love. It sends a message that abortion is always a mistake.” Planned Parenthood went so far as to release a petty preemptive “response” to the as-yet un-released and un-seen commercial spot.
Indeed, the commercial completely failed to mask the overwhelming unconditional love Pam Tebow has for her award-winning son. And when the “miracle baby” surprisingly tackles his mom right out of the picture, the laugh is on us. There’s even a little “gotcha” at the end as she reminds him, “You’re not nearly as tough as I am.”