Monday, January 12, 2009

Football News

Yeah, I bet you were surprised by that title, right? Because I can think of very few things I am less interested than football (except when my son is playing). But this story caught my attention for obvious reasons:

Quarterback Who Led Florida Gators to Championship Almost Victim of Abortion Gainesville, FL ( -- Tim Tebow led his Florida Gators football team to become national champions last Thursday in a win over Oklahoma. On Sunday, the former Heisman Trophy winner announced he's coming back for his senior season, despite thoughts that he was looking to leave early for the NFL after pulling off the big victory. However, Tebow's accomplishments may never have been supported had his mother followed a doctor's recommendation to have an abortion. Pam Tebow and her husband were Christian missionaries in the Philippines in 1985 and they prayed for "Timmy" before she became pregnant. 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. Pam 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. Pam ultimately spent the last two months of her pregnancy in bed and, eventually, gave birth to a health baby boy in August 1987.

via Facebook/Terri's notes

You have to wonder all that we have lost through abortion.

Update: I found the source of this story, The Gainsville Sun, and the whole thing is an interesting read.