Pam Tebow Shares Story of Non-Abortion of Tim Tebow at Pregnancy Center Event
by Steven Ertelt
March 3, 2010
Atlanta, GA (LifeNews.com) — Pam Tebow, the celebrated mother of college football superstar Tim Tebow, shared the story of her decision against an abortion as the guest speaker at the Sav A Life Ministries annual banquet. Tebow’s appearance at the central Georgia event is a prelude to her speaking at two other pro-life events.
Pam Tebow received a warm reception from the crowd, though she warned them the red suit she wore didn’t mean she had switched her allegiance from the Florida Gators to the Georgia Bulldog.
Tebow showed the crowed the well-received Super Bowl ads Focus on the Family ran featuring her and her son and introducing their story to more than 106 million viewers.
She recounted how a reporter first broke the story of her decision not to have an abortion during an interview during the 2007 Heisman Trophy ceremony that put her decision in the spotlight.
Tebow said the reporter "chose those few seconds of testimony that said that I did not abort my son, and it aired on the Heisman. And that is a God story, and after that, God began to give us a platform to speak on behalf of life."
God was so gracious, she said. I didnt have to give up my life, and he didnt take the life of my son.
More than 1,000 people showed up for the pregnancy center’s event.
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.
She decided against it and now a Focus on the Family ad has generated national attention.
Tebow will also speak at other pro-life events this month and in April.
Tebow will share her story March 13 as the featured speaker at the Manasota SOLVE annual gala in Bradenton, Florida.
News of Tebow speaking forced the maternity home to move the banquet to a larger venue — the Fete Ballroom at the Polo Grill in Lakewood Ranch.
"We are most excited to have Pam Tebow speak at our Gala," Peggy Kerwin, the assistant director of Manasota Solve, told LifeNews.com last month. "Her personal story of courage resonates the mission of SOLVE perfectly. Each and every life is precious and contains marvelous possibility when given the opportunity."
SOLVE is a group of maternity homes in Bradenton and Venice and they are a refuge for women needing housing during pregnancy and beyond. Each woman participates in programs that are spiritually-based and help empower them as mothers, SOLVE says on its web site.
The event is billed with the slogan, "Imagine the Possibilities."
Meanwhile, Pam Tebow will also speak at the Chattanooga Convention Center on April 9 in the large Tennessee city.
She will relate her life experiences as a mother, a missionary, and a teacher while speaking at the Go Family Spring benefit banquet for Bethany Christian Services of Greater Chattanooga.
Bethany Christian Services is a non-profit organization that provides adoption and orphan care services through a national network of over 80 locations and is licensed in more than 30 states.
In addition, Bethany’s adoption program extends to 12 other countries. Since 1982, Bethany has found permanent families for more than 11,000 children growing up in orphanages in Haiti, Europe, Asia, Latin America, and Africa.
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