Pro-Life Women Invite Tim Tebow to Join March for Life
by Steven Ertelt | Washington, DC | LifeNews.com | 12/26/11 6:50 PM
When hundreds of thousands of pro-life advocates participate in the March for Life in Washington next month, the pro-life women at Concerned Women for America hope he will join them at the event.
In a humorous video released just before Christmas, CWA staffer Alison Howard makes the overture to the Denver Broncos starting quarterback, who is known for his pro-life views and his strong Christian faith.
“So I am at our office Christmas party and everyone keeps asking ‘What do you want for Christmas?’” Howard says. “What do I want for Christmas? One thing, I want Tim Tebow to come walk with Concerned Women for America, and myself, at this year’s March for Life in Washington, DC.”
“Some people may doubt this could happen but a lot of people doubted that Tim Tebow could do well in the NFL, and look at him now, proving them all wrong,” the young CWA staffer adds. “So Tim, prove em wrong again. Show up here in DC on the 23rd and walk with thousands of us in the nation’s capital where we’re going to be celebrating life and embracing grace.”
“This is your formal invitation, to come join Concerned Women for America, at this year’s March for Life. I know it’s going to be cold. But I will volunteer myself, even if no body else wants to walk, I’ll walk with you at this year’s March for Life,” Howard says.
Tebow is pro-life and has been the subject of much discussion due to his mother’s decision to give birth while confronted with a crisis pregnancy situation in the Philippines when she contracted a potentially deadly medical condition while pregnant.
When she was on a missions trip in the Philippines, Tebow fought amoebic dysentery while pregnant. Doctors advised her to abort, saying she would die if she didn’t. She refused, gave birth, and son Tim led the Florida Gators to a national championship and won the Heisman Trophy and now is the starting quarterback for the Denver Broncos. Christian group Focus on the Family approached the Tebows about their story, and she has since spoken at events across the country.
Tebow shared her story at a pro-life banquet fundraiser sponsored by Tippecanoe County Right to Life in November.
“They told me if I didn’t abort immediately I was going to die,” Tebow said. “Those are stories that are impossible apart from the power of God, and the story of our youngest son, Timmy, is a God story.”