Footballer Tim Tebow: Saving Babies More Important ‘Than Winning The Super Bowl’

Tim Tebow about to throw a pass at a game against the San Diego Chargers in January 2011, demonstrating his extremely elongated throwing motion. Credit: Jeffrey Beall

American footballer Tim Tebow recently spoke of his dedication to helping the unborn during a pro-life event in Kansas. Delivering the keynote address at the Kansans for Life banquet, he said:

“It really does mean a lot more than winning the Super Bowl. One day, when you look back and people are talking about you and they say, ‘Oh my gosh, what are you going to be known for?’ Are you going to say Super Bowl, or we saved a lot of babies? It’s a rescue mission. You know why we call it a rescue mission? Because when we say that, it puts a timeline on it.”

“When’s the last time you heard a rescue mission taking place in a month or a few years? No, a rescue mission means now,” he continued. “It gives you a sense of urgency. It says we have to go not because it’s our time, but because it’s their time. … I have to live a sense of urgency because while I might have time, they don’t.”

Tebow opened up about how abortion has affected his own life, being that his mother rejected the practice 32 years ago while pregnant with Tebow.

“You see, my mom 32 years ago had doctors tell her she needed to abort me because if she didn’t, it was going to cost her life. And they didn’t even believe that I was a baby. They thought I was a tumor,” he said. “To make a long story short, when I was born, they found out the placenta wasn’t actually attached. So, the doctor looked at my mom after 37 years of being a doctor and said, ‘This is the biggest miracle I’ve ever seen because I’m not sure how he’s alive.’ … I’m so grateful that my mom trusted God with my life and her life.”