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WMC Statement on CBS Airing of Focus on the Family’s Super Bowl Ad

February 8, 2010

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE CONTACT: Rebekah Spicuglia, Media Director Women’s Media Center (office) 212-563-0680; (cell) 415-290-2970 February 7, 2010 (New York, NY) – The Tebow Super Bowl ad has aired, and as expected, it is a benign telling of the Tebow family story that attempts to hide Focus on the Family’s true anti-choice, anti-woman, and homophobic agenda. We respect Pam Tebow’s choice and the right of every woman to make important medical choices for herself and her family – a right that Focus on the Family is aggressively working to undermine. Focus on the Family has spent millions of dollars in an attempt to fool the American people, when their true intent is to have the government intrude in women's health decisions. The recent discovery that CBS worked with Focus on the Family for months and essentially served as a co-producer of the ad should be seen as a referendum on the status of women in the media. WMC is committed to holding CBS and all perpetrators of sexism and bias in the media accountable. To speak with WMC President Jehmu Greene, or to book other experts on health reform, health care politics, or women's reproductive rights, please contact Rebekah Spicuglia, (212) 563-0680,