NOW president Terry O'Neill said it glorified violence against women. "I am blown away at the celebration of the violence against women in it," she said. "That's what comes across to me even more strongly than the anti-abortion message. I myself am a survivor of domestic violence, and I don't find it charming. I think CBS should be ashamed of itself."
How messed up is the pro-choice movement when Frances Kissling seems like the lone voice of reason?
Not all abortion-rights supporters agreed. "It's absurd to claim that this is an endorsement of violence against women," said Frances Kissling, former president of Catholics for Choice. "These people came across as affectionate, loving, funny and happy."
But, Kissling said, Focus on the Family was lucky that abortion-rights groups raised objections. "If there had not been all of that publicity over the last two weeks, this ad could have passed almost unnoticed. Who would have known what they're talking about? It's so subtle."
It’s especially fun to read ignorant pre-Super Bowl columns like this one from NBC sports contributor Mike Celizic. Or this one from the New Republic’s Michelle Cottle who didn’t think CBS should air the ad because she’s a “protective parent.”
Oh yeah. Randall Terry is not part of the prolife movement as far as I am concerned. Please go away and never come back.