Do you think it should air on Super Bowl Sunday?
For many, the Super Bowl commercials are even more exciting than the actual game itself. But one ad (that reportedly cost $2.5 million to air) has many people vowing to shut off their TVs.
The controversial spot stars Tim Tebow, the famed Florida quarterback, and is sponsored by the conservative Christian group Focus on the Family. They say it's a pro-family spot with Tim and his mom, Pam, sharing their pro-life views. She ignored a doctor's advice to have an abortion after falling sick during a trip to the Philippines, and the son she gave birth to was Tim.
Do the abortion debate and Sunday football mix? Many say NO.
"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, speaking for a coalition of women who oppose the ad.
But Tebow defends his ad: "I know some people won't agree with it, but I think they can at least respect that I stand up for what I believe," Tebow said.
Whether you are pro-life or pro-choice, it just doesn't seem like this is the right time or the place to air an ad like this.
Do YOU think this commercial should air during the Super Bowl? Why or why not?