Tim Tebow to Contrast Pro-Abortion Barack Obama at National Prayer Breakfast
by Steven Ertelt
February 3, 2010
Washington, DC (LifeNews.com) — Tim Tebow, the Heisman Trophy-winning quarterback who is garnering national attention for appearing in a pro-life television commercial to air during the Super Bowl, will attend the National Prayer Breakfast on Thursday. His appearance will contrast that of pro-abortion President Barack Obama.
Tebow will not only attend the highly-respected event held in the nation’s capital, but his agent, Susan Vanderlinde, confirmed to Politico that he will likely speak there.
Yes, I believe he is [slated to speak at the National Prayer Breakfast,]" Vanderlinde confirmed.
Tebow’s appearance will contrast with that of Obama, who plans to attend the event as well along with several lawmakers, because he is strongly pro-life while Obama has crafted a lengthy pro-abortion record since taking over the White House.
Last week, Tebow highlighted his pro-life views when he confirmed that the Super Bowl commercial Focus on the Family plans to run will focus on his mom’s decision not to have an abortion when pregnant with him.
Its something I believe in and I’ll stand up for," Tebow said of his faith and pro-life views. "I’m never going to deny what I believe in just for a game.
I don’t think its anything thats negative or anything like that, Tebow said, according to the newspaper. Its a good time and place. There are a lot of people watching. Its a great opportunity to show something very happy and a special story and my mom fighting for me. There are a lot of great things in that.
"I know some people won’t agree with it, but I think they can at least respect that I stand up for what I believe," Tebow said. "I’ve always been very convicted of it (his views on abortion) because that’s the reason I’m here, because my mom was a very courageous woman. So any way that I could help, I would do it."
Tebow’s deeply-held pro-life views contrast with the pro-abortion agenda Obama has.
Just days after his inauguration, Obama released a statement celebrating the Roe v. Wade decision that legalized abortion and allowed more than 52 million abortions since that time.
During his first week in office, Obama forced taxpayers to fund pro-abortion groups that either promote or perform abortions in other nations. His decision to overturn Mexico City Policy sent part of $457 million to pro-abortion organizations.
Obama has appointed key pro-abortion activists to various top governmental positions, overturned provisions protecting the conscience rights of pro-life medical professionals, forced taxpayer funding of embryonic stem cell research, appointed an abortion advocate to the Supreme Court, and aggressively promoted a government-run health care bill that would result in funding hundreds of thousands of abortions.
The story of how Tebow’s mom Pam refused an abortion has already motivated and inspired millions.
Pam Tebow and her husband were Christian missionaries in the Philippines in 1985 and they prayed for "Timmy" before she became pregnant.
Unfortunately, Pam entered into a coma after she contracted amoebic dysentery, an infection of the intestine caused by a parasite found in a contaminated food or drink. The treatment for the medical condition would require strong medications that doctors told Pam had caused irreversible damage to Tim — so they advised her to have an abortion.
Tebow refused the abortion and cited her Christian faith as the reason for her hope that her son would be born without the devastating disabilities physicians predicted. She ultimately spent the last two months of her pregnancy in bed and, eventually, gave birth to a health baby boy in August 1987.
Tim Tebow would win the Heisman in 2007 and then lead the Florida Gators football team to the national championship a year later and he is likely a top draft pick for 2010.
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