Saturday, February 6, 2010

I'm not watching CBS anymore and I ask you to do the same

When I first heard about the CBS commercial controversy, I was annoyed to say the least. I was like WTF CBS? What were you thinking. And then I forgot about it. Yep I did. Like I have been doing for the last few months, I have avoided all drama. I do not have the time or brain power for it. But then I read my dear friend Mrs.Spits post. And I realized that I can not sit this one out.

Regardless of whether you agree with abortion or not, it not your place to tell someone else what to do. I, and everywoman, must have control over their own bodies. Some of us, like my dear friend, were put in an impossible position and we should not and can not judge.

Furthermore, spreading ignorance does no one any favours. Tebows mother was lucky, just like all those people who choose not to vaccinate their children against small pox are lucky. If I or another woman's life must be put at risk for the sake of a giving birth to a child, it must be my or that womans choice. Fullstop. I know women who have avoided cancer treatment to give their unborn child a fighting chance (mom died) and others who did not. For those who did not avoid treatment one had a happy for mom and babe and one was did not. Luck can be a bitch that way.

I love alot of CBS shows, from NCIS to the good wife. They are part of PVR presets. They have been taken off. I can't support a network that doesn't support my rights. I hope you'll do the same.


Alyssa said...

Wow - that amazes me, but doesn't really surprise me. I've seen pro-life ads run in the middle of the day on American networks, along with billboards on highways, and on the radio.

I'm one of these people who think people can believe it whatever they believe in. BUT, I don't think the SuperBowl is a proper forum for an issue that has a million shades of gray.

Thank you for posting this and bringing it to our attention.

Mrs.Spit said...

Hey, thanks for spreading the word.

ScientistMother said...

Alyssa - I don't really care that they're airing it during the superbowl. The hypocrisy of not letting planned parenthood or another pro-choice group have a spot. Its that they have refused this time slot to other groups that were pro-gay rights etc because of wanting to not get involved in controversial issues.

Mrs.Spit - I don't need thanks. It takes nothing for me to stand up behind you and say I support you. Thank you for standing up with your story and advocating. It takes alot of courage to do that. If you can have the courage to tell your story and advocate, I sure better be willing to support you.

Cath@VWXYNot? said...

Thanks for posting this. I don't think I watch CBS anyway (being an immigrant I know which shows I like, but don't always know which network is which!), but I will check for sure and make sure I don't watch them any more.