Super Bowl LIV will be watched closely, and not necessarily because of the teams on the field or the singers on the half time stage. Every year, people gather around their televisions to watch the commercials – the zany, weird, attention-grabbing, stupid, inspirational commercials.

This year, as the Kansas City Chiefs and the San Francisco 49ers battle it out, there will be ads that show drag queens (for the first time), President Donald Trump, and Michael R. Bloomberg. But one advertisement, by the organization “Faces of Choice,” was not approved by Fox.

Faces of Choice founder Lyric Gillett said that she began trying to work out a deal with the Super Bowl broadcaster back in July to air a black-and-white commercial featuring people who had survived abortions while in their mothers’ wombs. Gillett claims that Fox strung her along, never officially rejecting her ad, making her jump through hoops, and finally claiming they had run out of air space.

According to the Christian Post, Faces of Choice was told by Fox executives that there were not any more slots available for 30-second ads. “[B]ut we discovered that’s not true,” their petition on the matter reads. “There are ads spots still available.”

The Washington Times has more:

“In an era where we’re trying to give survivors a voice, whether that is through the #MeToo movement or on any number of issues, for some reason we deem survivors of abortion worthy of being ignored into oblivion,” Ms. Gillett said. “That, to me, is both ironic but also just appalling.”

  Watch the powerful ad below:

“Can you tell me that I didn’t deserve to survive?” a survivor asks in the ad. 

Looks like Fox is answering that question… through their rejection and deafening silence.

Image Credit: Screen Shot from Faces of Choice

Hat Tip: Washington Times

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Mark Meckler

Mark was a co-founder of the Tea Party Patriots, and served as the national coordinator. He left the organization to work more broadly on expanding the self-governance movement beyond the partisan divide. Mark appears regularly on television in outlets as diverse as MSNBC, ABC, NBC, Fox News, CNN, Bloomberg, Fox Business and the BBC. He’s highly sought after for the tea party perspective from print and electronic media outlets, from the Wall Street Journal, New York Times, L.A. Times, Washington Examiner, Politico and the The Hill. Mark blogs at MarkMeckler.com, and his opinion editorials regularly run in many of the leading political newspapers both on and offline. Mark has a BA in English from San Diego State University and graduated with honors from University of the Pacific, McGeorge School of Law in 1988. He practiced real estate and business law for almost a decade. For the last eleven years of his legal career he specialized in Internet advertising law. When not fighting for the future of our nation, Mark is an avid horseman, and lives in rural northern California with his wife Patty and two children.