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Tebow Ad Scores With Pro-Life Groups

Pro-life groups cheer for surprisingly subtle Focus on the Family Superbowl ad. Plus, talk about Haiti's foreign debt, gays in the military, immigration, and recommendations from Planned Parenthood.

Political Advocacy Tracker is a roundup of what Christian activist organizations have been talking about over the last week.

Superbowl (Non)Controversy

The Saints won the Superbowl, but another religious aspect of the game had advocacy groups' attention before the game.

In the days leading up to the big game—which garnered the largest TV audience in U.S. history, with 106 million viewers—CBS's decision to air an ad by Focus on the Family caused controversy. The ad, featuring Heisman Award winner Tim Tebow and his mother, Pam, was expected to be a pro-life ad focusing on the mother's decision to continue her pregnancy despite the urging of her doctors. Instead, it was a light-hearted ad that pointed viewers to the Focus website.

Focus's Gary Schneeberger said that reaction to the ad was much ado about nothing. "This wasn't political. This wasn't advocacy. This wasn't controversial. It's an inspirational story about a mother and son who love each other," said Schneeberger.

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