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Focus on the Family Pro-Life Tim Tebow Super Bowl Commercials

by Steven Ertelt | WASHINGTON, DC | LIFENEWS.COM | 2/7/10 9:00 AM

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Focus on the Family Pro-Life Tim Tebow Super Bowl Commercials

by Steven Ertelt
LifeNews.com Editor
February 7
, 2010

Washington, DC (LifeNews.com) – The Focus on the Family Super Bowl commercials featuring Tim Tebow and his mother Pam have been the subject of national attention for weeks. Below, LifeNews.com has obtained the videos and text of the two 30-second Super Bowl commercials with Pam Tebow sharing her story of not having an abortion.

In-Game Advertisement

Pam: I call him my miracle baby. He almost didn’t make it into this world. I can remember so many times when I almost lost him. It was so hard. Well he’s all grown up now, and I still worry about his health. You know, with all our family’s been through, you have to be tough…

Tim tackles his Mom.

Pam: Timmy! I’m trying to tell our story here.

Tim: Sorry about that, Mom… You still worry about me, Mom?

Pam: Well, yeah, you’re not nearly as tough as I am.

The ad closes with text urging Super Bowl watchers to visit the Focus on the Family web site at http://FocusOnTheFamily.com for the full Tebow birth story.

Pre-Game Advertisement

PAM TEBOW: I call him my miracle baby. He almost didn’t make it into this world. I remember so many times when I almost lost him. It was so hard. Well he’s all grown up now, and I still worry about his health. Everybody treats him like he’s different, but to me, he’s just my baby. He’s my Timmy, and I love him.

TIM TEBOW: Thanks mom. Love you too.

The ad closes with text urging Super Bowl watchers to visit the Focus on the Family web site at http://FocusOnTheFamily.com for the full Tebow birth story.

Two polls have found Americans strongly support the pro-life commercial.

A Marist Poll published this past week showed 60 percent of Americans agreed with CBS’ decision to air the ad while just 30 percent said no and 10 percent were undecided.

And a new Rasmussen Reports national telephone survey finds that 45% of Americans who plan to watch Super Bowl XLIV agree with CBS’ decision to run a pro-life advertisement featuring Tebow during today’s game.

Another 30 percent disagree with the decision to run the ad prepared by Focus on the Family and another 25 percent are unsure.

Focus on the family has prepared two ads — one version airing before the Super Bowl and one during the game — which tell the story of Tim Tebow’s birth. His mother, Pam Tebow, was advised by a doctor to consider an abortion because she was taking heavy medication after suffering from dysentery during a missions trip to the Philippines.

Pam Tebow refused and Tebow went on to become the Heisman Trophy-winning quarterback who led the Florida Gators to become the NCAA college football national champions.

However, pro-abortion groups like Planned Parenthood, NARAL and NOW attacked the ad and generated considerable controversy and attention for it.

The Rasmussen poll found that 49% of Super Bowl watchers say they have followed news stories about the ad at least somewhat closely. But 50% say they haven’t followed the news about it closely, if at all.

Super Bowl viewers 30 to 49 are much more supportive of CBS allowing the commercial to than those in any other age group, according to Rasmussen; but, the Marist poll found younger Americans were the most supportive.

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