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John J. Jakubczyk has been active in the Pro-Life Movement since 1975.  He served as President of Arizona Right to Life, Arizona's largest, oldest and strongest pro-life organization.  He was on the board of AzRTL for many years and now acts as the Arizona delegate to the National Right to Life Committee.  As the founder and president of Southwest Life & Law Center, he continues to use his legal skills to assist in advising, counseling and defending women, children, pro-life activists, organizations, as well as victims of abortion. A national speaker, motivator and adviser since the 1980s, he is very familiar with the history of the movement at the national level.   A founder and past president of Ville de Marie Academy, he served as a trustee for 15 years.  He has been an attorney in private practice for 35 years, is active in his church, married, the father of 11 children, and a proud grandfather.

Monday, February 08, 2010

Tebow, Super Bowl ads and a Common line.

For all the sports fans who appreciate the "thrill of victory and the agony of defeat," yesterday's Super Bowl XLIV will go down as most memorable. Congratulations to the New Orleans Saints and to the people of New Orleans.

What was also memorable was the two weeks of flurry surrounding the "controversial" Focus on the Family ad involving Tim Tebow and his mom. Pro-abortion forces tried to pressure CBS in to dumping the ad. For two weeks the Tebows were subjected to slanderous assaults on their character while liberal pundits complained about this ad from the "anti-choice, homophobic, extreme right wing" conservative organization.

When the dust settled and the ad had been seen by millions, almost everyone who saw the ad realized how insanity has taken hold of the pro-abortion industry.

The Tebow ad was a simple humorous and very innocuous celebration of the love between a mother and her son - who happens to be a pretty decent fellow and a darn good quarterback. Wow - real controversial - a mother who loves her son and a son who is appreciative of his mother.

But never let it be said that the NOW cows and the NARAL wackos had any clue on decency. Nor let it be said that they even understand some of the values lived by the Tebows or any family that really believes in the sanctity of life. No, the best thing that happened was that the American people saw how empty and shallow are the extremists that promote abortion.

Now is the time to remind the American people that our greatness is found in our generosity toward life, in our desire to share the bounties of liberty and our willingness to sacrifice for those in need.

That openness is found in respecting the beauty of life is personified in the innocent little child. as a country, as a society, and as a culture we need to affirm life and reject those who would lead us down the sterile path to oblivion.

There were three other commercials that touched upon a 'pro-life' or pro-family' theme.

The first was the Dove men care ad that showed the life of a guy to the tune of the William Tell Overture and it starts with....conception. Yes, the commercial actually starts with the little spermatozoa swimming up the to the ovum. Wow. score one for the pro-lifers and the truth.

Then there was the Google ad. Very sweet. As one magazine said, "Google scores with Paris Super Bowl Ad. They were right. Another pro-life pro-family pro-marriage (in a church) statement. And it struck home for a lot of people, because when all is said and done, that IS what people want.

And finally our little man in the Doritos commercial, proving that deep down the role of the guy is to protect and defend the honor of the women in his life.

Now i could talk about those terrible ads with people in their underwear - but I really don't want to think about them EVER. I mean to quote one of my boys, "Its just plain nasty."

So let us recall a great football game, some very humorous commercials, - the violin playing beaver was great, and the fact that all of should be thankful to God for the wonderful gift of life He has bestowed upon us.