Focus on the Family's pro-life Super Bowl ad has drawn more than its share of criticism. The latest indictment of the spot comes from the National Organization for Women, which posted a blistering condemnation of CBS' decision to air the ad. NOW's letter drew the ire of Sarah Palin, who took time away from critiquing President Obama to blast the feminist group.
NOW president Terry O'Neill quickly struck back, arguing Palin is missing the point.
The goal of the Focus on the Family ad is not to empower women. It's to create a climate in which Roe v. Wade can be overturned. ... Focus on the Family has cynically set it up so they can say anyone who disagrees with airing this ad is disrespecting one woman and her choice. NOW respects every woman's right to plan her own family and insists our laws do the same.