By Tracy Clark-Flory
“For just a moment, forget the debate about whether advocacy ads belong in the year’s biggest night in sports. The Center for Reproductive Rights has taken an entirely different tack in fighting Focus on the Family’s scheduled Super Bowl spot: Countering the personal anti-abortion tale Tim Tebow and his mother are expected to deliver with cold, hard facts.
In a letter to CBS protesting the Super Bowl spot, CRR explains:
Physicians and midwives who perform abortions in the Philippines face six years in prison, and may have their licenses suspended or revoked. Women who receive abortions — no matter the reason — may be punished with imprisonment for two to six years. Abortion is so deeply stigmatized in the Philippines that women who seek care for complications from unsafe, illegal abortions are routinely punished by healthcare workers, who threaten to report them to the police, harass them verbally and physically, and delay care.”