Pam Tebow to Speak at Pro-Life Event Sharing Her Story of Refusing Abortion
by Steven Ertelt
August 24, 2010
Flint, MI (LifeNews.com) — Pam Tebow, the mother of first round NFL football draft pick Tim Tebow, is headed to Michigan to share her story of refusing a doctor’s suggestion to have an abortion when pregnant with him. The Tebows received national attention with a pro-life Super Bowl sharing her story with millions of viewers.
Now, the mother of the Heisman Trophy winner will speak to the Flint Right to Life pro-life group at its annual Embrace Life benefit dinner in September.
Judy Climer, director of Flint Area Right to Life, says she thinks this is the first time the organization has had a speaker so well-known nationally.
She gave birth to Tim Tebow and of course the rest is history. He grew up to play football, Climer said. "He not only won the coveted Heisman trophy as a sophomore in college, but he went on to lead the Florida Gators to the national championship."
Climer said Pam Tebow was courageous to have not had an abortion given her medical situation when pregnant with Tim.
"During her pregnancy, Pam was encouraged to abort Tim after she contracted an infection in her intestine while she and her husband were in the Philippines where they run an orphanage," Climer said. "Pam was told if she didn’t abort Tim, he would be born with devastating disabilities. The rest is history!"
As a guest speaker at the Sav A Life Ministries annual banquet in Atlanta, Georgia in March, Tebow showed the crowd 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 didn’t have to give up my life, and he didn’t take the life of my son.
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.
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