Pam Tebow, the mother of well-known pro- football player Tim Tebow, continues to press the pro-life message at pregnancy centers events across the country. Sharing her amazing story of rejecting an abortion and giving birth to Tim, Pam Tebow continues to help such centers raise critical funds necessary to reach women with abortion alternatives.
On Friday, Pam Tebow attended the event entitled, “An Evening with Pam Tebow,” sponsored by The Pregnancy Care Center of Martinsville and Henry County. The local newspaper has more on some of her talk:
During Friday’s presentation, Tebow discussed the importance of religion in the family and her experience of deciding not to abort her son “Timmy” after doctors advised her to when she became ill while she was pregnant in the Philippines.
“Timmy” went on to have a pro football career, playing now for the New York Jets. He has become famous for his devotion as well as his skills on the field.
Pam Tebow said she hopes her story will affect other women’s decisions about their pregnancies. At times she was amusing, joking not to “worry, I am not going to be selling CD’s after this” after she sang Bible verses. Tebow sang, she said, to help her children remember the scriptures.
At other times, she was blunt about the truth she believes about abortion in this country.
“Girls can get an abortion an hour away in either direction,” she said. “That is the reality of abortion.”
Tebow praised the work of the local Pregnancy Care Center for its role in changing women’s minds on the issue. She added that the “impact on each person is for eternity, not just a lifetime.”
Randy Alcorn, the well-respected pro-life writer, put together, earlier this year, one of the best summaries of the Tebow story:
In 1985, the Tebow family, with four children, was living in the Philippines as missionaries. Pam Tebow contracted amoebic dysentery, likely from contaminated drinking water. She fell into a coma and received strong drugs to combat the infection.
It turned out she was pregnant with her fifth child. Those drugs caused the placenta to detach from the uterine wall, depriving the fetus—which I prefer to call the child—of oxygen.
When it was realized that she was pregnant, doctors stopped the drugs but said that the high doses of medicine had already damaged the fetus (you don’t call him or her a baby when you want him aborted, but in fact that “product of conception” was Timmy Tebow, the same person who is now just older and bigger).
The doctors believed there was danger to Pam and that the baby would not survive, or if he did, would have very serious problems.
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His parents went to the best doctor in their area of the Philippines. The doctor told his mother in a slow monotone that “An abortion is the only way to save your life.”
As Tim says in his book, “According to [the doctor], the ‘mass of fetal tissue’ or ‘tumor’—me—had to go.”
Pam refused to have an abortion and asked for God’s help. She was in bed rest at a Manila hospital for the final two months of the pregnancy.
Bob and Pam prayed for a healthy baby, but left that up to God.
After Timmy was born, the doctor who delivered him said only a small part of the placenta was attached, but it was “just enough to keep your baby nourished all these months.”