Mother of Tim Tebow Endorses Colorado Personhood Amendment
DENVER, October 19, 2010 (LifeSiteNews.com) – Pam Tebow, whose story about her refusal to abort her football star son reached millions last year, has endorsed Colorado’s Personhood Amendment – the only pro-life issue on the ballot anywhere in the U.S. in 2010.
“A child’s right to life begins at conception, not at birth. From conception, all children are people, made in the image and likeness of God. Thus, I support the Personhood amendment and appeal to Colorado voters to vote ‘yes’ on amendment 62,” stated Pam Tebow, mother of Tim Tebow, a Heisman Trophy winner who scored his first touchdown in the NFL as a Denver Bronco Sunday.
Pam Tebow made headline news when she and Heisman-trophy-winning son Tim Tebow appeared in a pro-life television ad during the 2010 Superbowl. The advertisement directed viewers to learn more about Tebow’s story online, where Pam described her refusal to let doctors take her son’s life while she was pregnant. The ad was sponsored by Focus on the Family, which has also urged Colorado voters to vote “Yes” on Amendment 62.
In an interview with Focus on the Family, the Tebows explained the circumstances of Pam’s high-risk pregnancy. Pam recalled, “We went to see a doctor in the town we lived in and she said [he] wasn’t a baby at all. [She said] he was a mass of fetal tissue and that I needed to abort him immediately if I was going to save my life.” Despite a myriad of concerns about Pam’s life and the life of her baby, the Tebows fought through a difficult pregnancy and gave their son life.
“Pam Tebow had the courage and conviction to choose life, despite desperate circumstances,” commented Keith Mason, Manager of the Yes on 62 Campaign. “Parents facing difficult pregnancies should realize that the child in their womb is a person, just as Pam Tebow realized her son’s humanity, value, and dignity while he was in the womb. He is just as much of a person today as he was when the doctor advised that he be aborted.”
“Pam Tebow’s testimony serves as an inspiration to women in difficult pregnancies,” added Leslie Hanks, cosponsor of Amendment 62. “Although it was challenging, Pam did the right thing, and the world is a better place for it. Likewise, Colorado’s ‘Yes’ vote on Amendment 62 is the right thing for Colorado. Amendment 62 will ensure that Colorado is a better, safer place for women and for preborn babies.”