Free Republic
Browse · Search
News/Activism
Topics · Post Article

Skip to comments.

Tim Tebow's Father Bob Tebow Talks About Decision Against Abortion, Son's Birth
LifeNews ^ | 2/5/2010 | Steven Ertelt

Posted on 02/05/2010 10:15:57 AM PST by Servant of the Cross

By now, most Americans have heard about the famous Tim Tebow advertisement Focus on the Family will air during the Super Bowl. The ad reportedly features Tebow and his mother Pam and her story about how she decided against an abortion. But few people have hear Tebow's father discuss the story of Tim's birth.

As most people know, Pam Tebow got sick with dysentery while on a missions trip to the Philippines and her doctors suggested she consider an abortion because of the medication she was taking while pregnant with Tim.

She refused, gave birth, and son Tim led the Florida Gators to a national championship and won the Heisman Trophy.

During a time with slightly less national attention focus on his family, Bob Tebow talked with Sports Illustrated about his son's famous birth story.

"Have you heard the story of Timmy's birth?" he told the magazine.

"When I was out in the mountains in Mindanao, back in '86, I was showing a film and preaching that night. I was weeping over the millions of babies being [aborted] in America, and I prayed, 'God, if you give me a son, if you give me Timmy, I'll raise him to be a preacher,'" he recalled.

Shortly afterwards, Bob and Pam gave birth to their son, their fifth child, after what turned out to be a difficult pregnancy.

"The placenta was never properly attached, and there was bleeding from the get-go," Bob told SI. "We thought we'd lost him several times."

He told the magazine the part of the story that many publications haven't included in their coverage of the ad and the Tebow family -- namely, that Pam contracted amebic dysentery early in the pregnancy and that put her in a temporary coma.

Then, after refusing the abortion, Pam gave birth to Tim on August 14, 1987 and named the baby Timothy Richard Tebow.

"All his life, from the moment he could understand, I told him, 'You're a miracle baby,'" Bob told Sports Illustrated in July 2009. "'God's got a purpose for you, and at some point I think He's going to call you to preach.'

He concluded: "I asked God for a preacher, and he gave me a quarterback."


TOPICS: Culture/Society; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: abortion; culturewar; culturewars; prolife; superbowlad; tebow
With God, all things are possible.

I believe that this ad this weekend will speak truth to our culture of death in a very powerful way. Hearts will be changed.

1 posted on 02/05/2010 10:15:57 AM PST by Servant of the Cross
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | View Replies]

To: Servant of the Cross

Well, I hope this ad speaks to a relative of mine, who has all sorts of people urging her to get an abortion... (but not me...).


2 posted on 02/05/2010 10:17:50 AM PST by Star Traveler (Remember to keep the Messiah of Israel in the One-World Government that we look forward to coming)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: Star Traveler

Prayers for this ad to reach hearts and minds!


3 posted on 02/05/2010 10:18:52 AM PST by CondoleezzaProtege ("When I survey the wondrous cross...")
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 2 | View Replies]

To: Star Traveler

Just sent a prayer for those involved.


4 posted on 02/05/2010 10:22:27 AM PST by skr (May God confound the enemy)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 2 | View Replies]

To: Servant of the Cross
Culture war bump. Good and evil cannot mix or co-exist easily. They are like oil and vinegar and repel each other. They are polar opposites.

Thus, the markers nationwide will be set down on Super Bowl Sunday. Watch as the cultural battle lines are drawn, the first shot rings out, and the erturn volley that follows, rhetorically speaking. This will be very interesting to watch and take note of. The Worldwide Culture of Death, American Version (whom we know who is the father), is getting a two-by-four right smack in the solarplexus on this one, IMHO.

I will also like to see how the foreign press picks this up worldwide. I already know what they will more or less say in Europe though.

5 posted on 02/05/2010 10:22:53 AM PST by AmericanInTokyo (taglines are so, so, 2009 ;-))
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: Servant of the Cross

I’d like to take this opportunity to thank all of the morons at Planned Abortionhood for making a big deal out of this ad and getting us all of this ink and airtime. Their tantrum has done more for those of us who are pro-life than all the Super Bowl ads put together! LOL!!!


6 posted on 02/05/2010 10:22:57 AM PST by FlingWingFlyer (If the CIA and NASA are going to "monitor climate change", why the hell do we need the EPA?)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: Servant of the Cross

Thanks for posting this article.


7 posted on 02/05/2010 10:24:50 AM PST by rockinqsranch (Dems, Libs, Socialists...Call 'em What you Will, They ALL have Fairies Living In Their Trees.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: FlingWingFlyer

For every action, there is an opposite and equal REACTION. ;-) This only shows (the pro-deathers’) lack of tactics and wisdom from Providence Above in this regard. I say, ‘bring it on’.


8 posted on 02/05/2010 10:25:58 AM PST by AmericanInTokyo (taglines are so, so, 2009 ;-))
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 6 | View Replies]

To: Servant of the Cross
Tim Tebow's Father Bob Tebow Talks About Decision Against Abortion, Son's Birth

Is it legal to do this?

9 posted on 02/05/2010 10:26:01 AM PST by the invisib1e hand (governance is not sovereignty [paraphrasing Bishop Fulton Sheen].)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: skr; CondoleezzaProtege

Thank you both...


10 posted on 02/05/2010 10:26:50 AM PST by Star Traveler (Remember to keep the Messiah of Israel in the One-World Government that we look forward to coming)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 4 | View Replies]

To: Servant of the Cross

From: http://www.tebowzone.com/about/

“Tebow was born on August 14, 1987 in the Philippines to Bob and Pam Tebow, who were serving as Christian missionaries at the time. While pregnant Pam suffered a life-threatening infection with a pathogenic amoeba. Because of the drugs used to rouse her from a coma and to treat her dysentery, the fetus experienced a severe placental abruption. Doctors expected a stillbirth and recommended an abortion to protect her life. She carried Timothy to term, and both survived.”

If an abortion for this medical reason were against the law in the Philippines, why would the doctors recommend it?


11 posted on 02/05/2010 10:27:34 AM PST by savedbygrace
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: Servant of the Cross; STARWISE

Thank you for this posting.

God Bless Tim Tebow and his family and God Bless pro-life people everywhere.


12 posted on 02/05/2010 10:27:43 AM PST by onyx (BE A MONTHLY DONOR - I AM)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: Servant of the Cross

He is most definitely a miracle. And darkness always hates the light.
As much as Planned Parenthood and NOW outraged me with there stupid comments about the ad. I’m glad they did it. There showing there true colors. They are really freaked out about this. I thought the commercial they did to counter Tebows was stupid and petty and it shows. The young man that speaks at the beginning talks about Pam Tebow, basically well good for her, but, every woman should have a right. I’m thinking, doesn’t this guy realize that he could have been aborted, what a dummy.


13 posted on 02/05/2010 10:29:32 AM PST by MsLady (If you died tonight, where would you go? Salvation, don't leave earth without it!)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: the invisib1e hand

“Tim Tebow’s Father Bob Tebow Talks About Decision Against Abortion, Son’s Birth.”

This is probably now considered “hate speech” under Federal law.


14 posted on 02/05/2010 10:32:41 AM PST by Nakota
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 9 | View Replies]

To: the invisib1e hand
Good one. "Dad's comments" are certainly frowned upon in this MSM feminista-PC culture.
(unfortunately there are too many "dads" (cads rather) who give 'real men' a bad name)
15 posted on 02/05/2010 10:39:22 AM PST by Servant of the Cross (the Truth will set you free)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 9 | View Replies]

To: Servant of the Cross
This may be my new favorite sports story EVER. :*) And Mr. Tebow? Don't you realize when your son wears God's Word on his face, the world sees it, and many will be drawn to the Bible to discover what Tim is sharing--so not just a quarterback, but a preacher of sorts as well! :*)

Image and video hosting by TinyPic

Image and video hosting by TinyPic
16 posted on 02/05/2010 10:48:44 AM PST by pillut48 ("Stand now. Stand together. Stand for what is right."-Gov.Sarah Palin, "Going Rogue")
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: onyx

Heartwarming and inspiring.
God bless them, truly.


17 posted on 02/05/2010 10:49:04 AM PST by STARWISE (They (LIBS-STILL) think of this WOT as Bush's war, not America's war- Richard Miniter)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 12 | View Replies]

To: pillut48
Exactly. Thanks for the post and pics. Bob Tebow, God gave you what you prayed for and more: preacher ... and a quarterback!

God knew in this sports-crazed culture that a quarterback would be a most effective preacher.

18 posted on 02/05/2010 10:56:59 AM PST by Servant of the Cross (the Truth will set you free)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 16 | View Replies]

To: Servant of the Cross

If anyone listened this morning or is a Glenn Beck insider he had stunning audio of NFL player prolife ads run in the 80s. It is amazing how far the conversation has come.


19 posted on 02/05/2010 11:12:57 AM PST by rightthinkingwoman
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: pillut48
This also reminds me of an awesome quote by St. Francis:

"Preach the Gospel always; use words if necessary" ...

20 posted on 02/05/2010 11:30:14 AM PST by Servant of the Cross (the Truth will set you free)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 16 | View Replies]

To: pillut48

The Holy Spirit is truly upon this young man—just in my short study of him and this controversy I felt that, and I might add, this entire (upcoming) incident is being driven by the Lord. It will be interesting to watch the forces at battle, and yes, evil (Darkness) does NOT like to yield even one single yard to good (Light). The pro-abortionists may meditate, or chant Sedona Arizona-type mantras, or pray to Great Cosmic Emptiness to fortify themselves in advance of the battle, but Our One True God is Great and I say will He will do great things this Sunday through Mr. Tebow and this ad, reaching millions upon millions.


21 posted on 02/05/2010 11:43:56 AM PST by AmericanInTokyo (Did CNN manage to find & film any odd, lone, unrepresentative whackos at the Tea Party Meet yet?)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 16 | View Replies]

To: Servant of the Cross
Pinged from Terri Dailies


22 posted on 02/06/2010 2:03:39 PM PST by wagglebee ("A political party cannot be all things to all people." -- Ronald Reagan, 3/1/75)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: savedbygrace
You were saying ...

If an abortion for this medical reason were against the law in the Philippines, why would the doctors recommend it?

There could be two reasons... (not that I actually know their story, but "just saying"... :-) ...).

One reason could be that the law may have allowed for danger to the mother. But, I don't know if the law there in the Philippines allowed for that.

The second reason could be because they were Americans and that meant that she could get treatment back in the United States for something that was life-threatening (or something that was necessary for her health). So, the doctor[s] would have informed her, regarding her medical options.

23 posted on 02/07/2010 12:48:03 PM PST by Star Traveler (Remember to keep the Messiah of Israel in the One-World Government that we look forward to coming)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 11 | View Replies]

To: Servant of the Cross
"All his life, from the moment he could understand, I told him, 'You're a miracle baby,'"

From the biographies I've read, I'm amazed at how many sports stars received similar ego building encouragement from family members as children.

24 posted on 02/07/2010 12:56:19 PM PST by Moonman62 (The issue of whether cheap labor makes America great should have been settled by the Civil War.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: Moonman62

IMHO, this situation is incomparable to what you refer. This is a child that his parents believed would not live, other than through God’s grace alone. They prayed for his life, and if granted, promised to God that his life would be offered to God’s service. The miracle is real, and it is all to God’s glory.


25 posted on 02/07/2010 1:00:13 PM PST by Servant of the Cross (the Truth will set you free)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 24 | View Replies]

Disclaimer: Opinions posted on Free Republic are those of the individual posters and do not necessarily represent the opinion of Free Republic or its management. All materials posted herein are protected by copyright law and the exemption for fair use of copyrighted works.

Free Republic
Browse · Search
News/Activism
Topics · Post Article

FreeRepublic, LLC, PO BOX 9771, FRESNO, CA 93794
FreeRepublic.com is powered by software copyright 2000-2008 John Robinson