Looked up info about Tim Tebow and his mother:
Tebow was born in Makati City in the Philippines, to American parents who were serving as Christian Baptist missionaries. His mother, Pamela Elaine, is the daughter of a U.S. Army colonel, and his father, Robert Ramsey Tebow II, is a pastor.
While pregnant, Tebow’s mother 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 had expected a stillbirth and recommended an abortion to protect her life. Tebow’s mother refused and Tim was born.
J.D. Millane, writing in phillyburbs.com, said, “NFL quarterback Tim Tebow’s unapologetic public witness to his Christian faith irritates his critics ... It is not Tebow’s post-game Jesus talk that riles detractors. It’s that they know his mother, Pam, experiencing a difficult, high-risk pregnancy in 1987, chose not to abort him when her doctors insisted she would die if she didn’t.
“The decision to choose life, along with Tebow’s professional success this season leading the Denver Broncos, is a powerful pro-life message. This is anathema to pro-choicers. In the culture war over abortion, Tebow is a unique symbol and a potent threat. The rancor really began in January 2010 when Tebow and his mother made a pro-life ad that was broadcast during the Super Bowl. The ad obliquely mentioned her decision not to abort, with Pam Tebow saying, ‘Timmy almost didn’t make it into this world.’” www.thecitizen.com/blogs/david-epps/01-12-