Abortion survivor

Christians are in an uproar over Fox Network’s decision to air a 30-second commercial during Super Bowl LIV that features two drag queens – Kim Chi and Miz Cracker. This follows Fox’s stunning decision to reject an ad from Faces of Choice that would attempt to raise awareness about the thousands of people who have survived abortion.

Fox accepts drag queen commercial despite outcries from Christian group

The faith-based group, One Million Moms, has asked Fox to remove a Sabra Dipping Company commercial featuring two prominent LGBTQ drag queens who were former contestants on RuPual’s Drag Race TV show. According to One Million Moms:

“Sabra Dipping Company LLC is choosing to push an agenda of sexual confusion instead of promoting its actual product. The PC-inclusive ad blurs the biological distinctions between male and female. Normalizing this lifestyle is contrary to what conservative, Christian parents are teaching their children about God’s design for sexuality.”

A petition circulated by the group garnered more than thirty-two thousand signatures.

Fox rejects My Faith Votes commercial despite outcries from Christian group

But Fox’s rejection of a pro-life abortion commercial has caused even more outrage. The Christian group, My Faith Votes, spent six months attempting to convince Fox to air the Faces of Choice pro-life advertisement. Each time they submitted a request, Fox asked for “something else”.

“Every time we gave them what they said was needed to satisfy their request, they would push it further and further and further down.”

Ultimately, Fox refused to allow the commercial to air on its network claiming there were no more spots available. The group was outraged when they found that several ad spots were indeed available.

The rejected ad was carefully produced to be conscious of the Super Bowl’s family-oriented viewership and does not mention abortion. Instead, the commercial shows abortion survivors who ask, “Can you tell me that I didn’t deserve to survive?”

Faces of Choice told reporters:

“Every great human rights movement in history has been anchored in the stories and the faces of its victims. That’s what we aim to do; we simply want to tell their forgotten stories.”

The commercial featured the survival stories of 14 people:

  • Dr. Imre Téglásy (Hungary, 1952)
  • Paula Page (U.S., 1954)
  • Miriam “Penny” Hopper (U.S., 1955)
  • Denisha Workizer (U.S., 1976)
  • Melissa Ohden (U.S., 1977)
  • Jennifer Millbourn (U.S., 1978)
  • Jennifer Callender (U.S., 1980)
  • Claire Culwell (U.S., 1988)
  • Hope Hoffman (U.S., 1991)
  • Josiah Presley (U.S., 1995)
  • Asiimwe Ronald Williams (Uganda, 1997)
  • Dona Marie Mendoza (Philippines, year uncertain)
  • Jaylyn Schoch (U.S., 2003)
  • Zechariah Hagan (U.S., 2013)

A petition sponsored by the group has been signed by nearly fifty-thousand people.