NFL Football Players Support Tim Tebow, Pro-Life Super Bowl Ad With Mom

National   Steven Ertelt   Feb 1, 2010   |   9:00AM    WASHINGTON, DC

NFL Football Players Support Tim Tebow, Pro-Life Super Bowl Ad With Mom

by Steven Ertelt
LifeNews.com Editor
February 1
, 2010

Washington, DC (LifeNews.com) — Current and former football players are weighing in and they support the college football superstar and his family in their television commercial that will run during the Super Bowl. Focus on the Family has purchased time for an ad that will focus on how Tebow’s mother Pam refused to have an abortion.

Pam Tebow was pregnant with Tim Tebow when she was on a missions trip to the Philippines and when she took heavy medication after getting dysentery her doctor suggested an abortion because the drugs could harm the baby.

She refused and Tebow has gone on to win the Heisman Trophy and lead the Florida Gators to a national championship.

As Baptist Press indicates, Christian players interviewed at the Pro Bowl expressed strong support for Tebow’s family and the ad.

David Garrard, quarterback for the NFL Jacksonville Jaguars, applauded Tebow for standing up for his convictions.

“I applaud him for standing up for what he believes,” he said. “More people, more athletes should do the same.”

David Akers, a kicker for the Philadelphia Eagles, added that he is “definitely pro-life," had adopted a child and he supports the ad and its support for unborn children.

“They have a life,” Akers said according to BP, “and if you take that away, that’s pretty cruel. If you get into the politics of what should and shouldn’t happen, I’m definitely biblically based. I think that’s creation and we shouldn’t harm it.”

Heath Miller, a tight end for the Pittsburgh Steelers said he appreciates how the ad, which will have the tag Celebrating Life, Celebrating Family, encourages people.

“I think Tim has every right to use every stage to tell people what he believes,” Miller said, according to BP. “He’s a football player, he can relay what he believes just as much as anyone else can.”

Seeing football players supporting the pro-life cause is nothing new.

More than two decades ago, members of the New York Giants recorded a video called Champions for Life and players on the 1987 Super Bowl champion team Phil Simms and Mark Bavaro stood up for life.

And pro-life Arizona Cardinals quarterback Kurt Warner taped a television commercial for pro-life advocates in Missouri who were fighting a ballot initiative to promote killing unborn children for their stem cells for dubious research.

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