Feb 1, 2010, 8:00 PM EDT
So far no one has seen the big Tim Tebow/Focus on the Family anti-abortion Super Bowl commercial that has everyone so worked up. And you know what they say about movies that aren’t pre-screened for the critics; they must be stinkers. Be that as it may, Tebow isn’t the first football personality to film such a commercial. Following the jump is a 1989 vintage video from the anti-abortion American Life League, in which members of the 1987 Super Bowl champion New York Giants offer their views on abortion. The Video didn’t air on TV, but was distributed to churches, schools and other organizations. Among the players speaking out against abortion are Mark Bavaro, George Martin and, most tellingly, Phil Simms, who will be in the CBS broadcast booth for Super Bowl XLIV.
Video following the jump.
The video was posted in a Sunday Washington Post story on the Tebow controversy, and includes tight end Bavaro referring to “abortion death squads allowed to run rampant through our country.” Simms was less heavy-handed, but at least we know where he stands on the issue as controversy swirls over the CBS decision to air the Tebow ad.
What Tim Tebow’s Super Bowl ad can teach the pro-choice movement [Washington Post]
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