RUSH: Now, this Tim Tebow thing. Tim Tebow, you all know the story, Tim Tebow’s mother was advised to abort him late in her pregnancy because there was a threat to her life. She decided to have the baby and the baby is Tim Tebow. He’s a Heisman Trophy candidate this year, a big prospect in the National Football League and a genuine, all-around good kid. So Focus on the Family’s ponied up two or $3 million, whatever the cost is for a 30-second spot in the Super Bowl to tell their story. I haven’t seen the ad and I don’t know the text but that’s the basic theme, and all of a sudden the NAGs… and I knew heads were going to explode. I knew heads were going to explode over this, and the NAGs have come along and proved my point that I’ve been making since 1988. I can remember when I first started making this point. Everybody got mad at me like they always do.
‘How can you say that? How can you think that! It’s just so extreme.’ What I’ve been saying all along is that if they have a chance to stop a birth and cause an abortion, they’ll do it. If you have an abortion clinic very close by to a counseling place where women can go to be talked out of an abortion, the Planned Parenthood people will actually try to intercept those women and get ’em in to have the abortion. The NAGs, the National Association of Gals, have actually opposed this ad. They want CBS to not run this ad. CBS had already approved it. Their objection is, ‘We really think this is divisive. On a day when we all come together for the Super Bowl, why do something that will divide us?’ What are they afraid of? What are they afraid of? What in the world could possibly be wrong with them telling this story? Why do they feel threatened?
‘If pro-choice is pro-choice, well, the mother had a choice. She chose birth!’ They should be happy. But see, this proves that pro-choice is not pro-choice. It’s pro-abort. And the stories that I saw on this actually refer to these people as ‘pro-abortionists,’ and that’s exactly what they are. I know this is an uncomfortable subject for people because it’s so deeply personal, and it delves into people thinking that people want to tell them what to do with their bodies. It really isn’t that. It’s just people trying to make the case for the sanctity of life and pointing out that pro-choice is not pro-choice. I mean, when I saw that the NAGs were pressuring CBS to not run this ad after committing to it and after approving it? Why? What are they so afraid of? Ask yourself. What is so threatening to the pro-choice crowd to have this story told during the Super Bowl? It answers itself: A successful baby taken to term where an abortion was suggested threatens the political nature of their cause — and make no mistake: Abortion is not about a woman’s right to choose. Abortion is not about freedom. Abortion is not about any of these things that they use to describe it. It’s liberalism, folks, and liberals lie. Abortion is about advancing liberalism. Abortion is simply taking an event in someone’s life and being the people that make the decision for a woman. It is sick, and the people that are on that side are just liberals. And I know it sounds easy to say. ‘Rush, is everybody that’s a liberal bad?’ Yes, folks! I mean, it’s not a gray area here. This is black and white, and the sooner a lot of people understand this, believe me, the better off this country and our future will be.
RUSH: Here’s the official story — this from LifeNews.com on the Tim Tebow story. What I want to get is the statement from Jehmu Greene, president of the Women’s Media Center. She said: ‘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.’ An ad that uses sports to divide? Would somebody explain to me what is divisive about a mother and son, who was almost aborted, but the mother decided to take the dangerous pregnancy to term? What in the world is divisive about that kind of a wonderful story? What in the world is divisive? Who are these people? Who the hell are they to oppose a message that promotes life? You understand these are the kind of people you support if you run around and tell yourself you’re pro-choice. These people are not pro-choice. This proves it. Tim Tebow’s mom made a choice. She took the risk against the odds given to her by doctors. She wanted to have her baby, she did, and now look, it’s Tim Tebow. This bunch of people, the NAGs say this is divisive and it’s being used to divide people in a day where we all come together. What do you mean where we all come together? You think Saints fans and Colts fans are coming together here on the Super Bowl? This is typical liberal crap, jargon and syntax, lexicon.
These people, I’ll tell you, better understand something: Pro-choice is not pro-choice, and this proves it. I have sought to illustrate this in countless ways over the past more than 20 years, and every time I’ve done it, ‘You’re so politically incorrect, you’re so insensitive. You can’t tell a woman what to do with her own body.’ I would never. I would just try to get to somebody’s heart about the sanctity of life. But we do tell women what they can and can’t do with their own bodies. It’s called prostitution laws and a number of other things. So that specious argument you can throw out the window, too.
RUSH: Kim in Jacksonville, Florida, welcome to the program. Great to have you here.
CALLER: Oh, my God. I am so excited to talk to you, Rush. I love you.
RUSH: Thank you.
CALLER: I’ve been listening to you since I was 15 years old and I’m 35. I just adore you. Anyway, I’m sure you get that a lot. So we’ll move on.
RUSH: It never gets old, believe me. It never, ever gets old.
CALLER: (giggling) I think… I really do. I just think you are so great, you’re so insightful and you say this stuff that I think people need to be saying. So I just love you for that. But the reason that I’m calling is about the football player commercial. I can’t remember the guy’s name. It’s slipped my mind.
RUSH: Tim Tebow.
CALLER: Yes, him. Okay. The problem with the situation is that, you know, the liberals don’t want people to be educated. They do not want people to understand that if you go out and you have an abortion, you could potentially be murdering an excellent human being. They don’t want that out there.
RUSH: I know.
CALLER: They don’t want you to know that the person, that the baby that you’re killing could be awesome. You know?
RUSH: Let me tell you something, Kim. You’ve been listening for 20 years so you know. I’ve been trying to convince as many people as possible that the pro-choice movement is nothing to do with choice, and they’re just illustrating it here.
CALLER: No. It has everything to do with the exploitation of women. This is coming… You know, I’ve listened to you forever but let me tell you: When it came to abortion, I was a feminazi. I totally supported abortion. Now, after looking at the science and everything else, there is no way that you can look at the science on abortion and see the life cycle of a human being and tell me that that is not a child.
RUSH: Right. You got a heartbeat very early on. You get a heartbeat and you get a brainstem very early on. It’s not an unviable tissue mass. But don’t discount the fact that there’s a lot of money riding on this. These pro-abort people make a lot of money. Always follow the money, always factor the money into any of these kind of things and you’ll find an answer. Greg in Durham, North Carolina, I have about a minute and a half here, I wanted to get to you, though.
CALLER: Brother Limbaugh, thank you and Mr. Levin for keeping me sane in the last year and a half.
RUSH: Well, you’re quite welcome, sir.
CALLER: I appreciate it. Thank God for you, Rush, and what you’re doing. My job as caller is to make the host look good.
RUSH: That’s exactly right.
CALLER: There are about 50 things I’d like to talk to you but let me say this: Wasn’t it just a couple years ago that some feminist group said that Super Bowl Sunday was a day of violence against women? Now is that a double standard or was that divisive?
RUSH: It was false. It was a totally made up statistic. It was longer than a couple years ago, and you’re exactly right. But there’s a piece de resistance type of information associated with that, and I can’t remember it. It was the same group that had accused me of doing something, I believe, that was also fallacious. But it’s just a bogus group of people with a fax machine and a logo and they send this stuff out to their compatriots in the Drive-By Media, and it just got published because it fit a template. ‘Oh, yeah! Men are brutes. Men are predators. And men beat up women — especially on Super Bowl Sunday.’ It was all about advancing a political cause.