In a virtual Natural March for Life rally held this past Friday (Jan 29, 2021), former NFL quarterback, Tim Tebow, shared how doctors tried to convince his mother to abort him because of medical complications.
Christian Headlines explains:
Tebow recounted in detail a story about his mother he previously discussed in his book, Through My Eyes. He and his mother also appeared in a famous pro-life Super Bowl commercial about the pregnancy.
Tebow’s parents were missionaries in the Philippines at the time. Tebow was set to be their fifth child.
“The pregnancy was not easy,” Tebow said. “It was really hard and it was really difficult. … In fact, they didn’t even believe that she was pregnant at first. They actually thought it was a tumor. … But then they realized that she was pregnant and she did have a baby in her womb. But all the doctors said, ‘You need to have an abortion. You need to get rid of him.’ … But she decided that she was going to trust God, even when the doctor said it could, and might, cost her her life.”
A doctor with 35 years of experience delivered the baby, Tebow said. The doctor called the healthy birth a “miracle,” Tebow said, because the placenta was not attached. Tebow said the doctor told his mom: “I don’t know how he had the nourishment in the food to be able to survive.”
A similar thing happened during the broadcast of a college football game in 2019 involving the Ohio State Buckeyes featuring star running back J.K. Dobbins who now plays for the Baltimore Ravens of the NFL.
The game was being called by Fox News‘ Gus Johnson and as the camera focussed on Dobbins, Johnson said:
“J.K. Dobbins’ mom became pregnant when she was 18 years old, she went to see the doctor because she was thinking about aborting the baby, but changed her mind.”
Similar to what happened to Tim Tebow, Johnson later added that Dobbins’ mother referred to J.K. as her “miracle baby.”