Heisman Trophy Winner Could Have Been a Victim of Abortion-Truth!

Heisman Trophy Winner Could Have Been a Victim of AbortionTruth!

Summary of eRumor:

A forwarded Email about a woman named Pam Tebow who contracted amoebic dysentery while she and her husband were serving as missionaries in the Philippines.  During her treatment doctors discovered that she was pregnant and urged her to consider an abortion for fear that the medications used to heal her would cause irreversible damage to her baby.  Stating religious reasons, Pam refused to abort her baby and he later grew up to be the Florida Gaters quarterback and Heisman Trophy winner Tim Tebow.

The Truth:

Florida Gaters quarterback and Heisman Trophy winner Tim Tebow is the son of Bob and Pam Tebow and was born in the Philippines while his parents were serving as missionaries.   This account is true according to a December 6, 2007 article written in Florida’s Gainesville Sun  .   Click for article

According to the article, Pam refused to go along with her doctors suggestions to abort the baby for reasons of faith which resulted in bed rest for the last two months of her pregnancy.  The article said that Pam “gave birth to a healthy baby boy, who she described as ‘skinny, but rather long.'”

In 2007, as a sophomore at the University of Florida, Tim Tebow  became the first player to both rush and pass for twenty touchdowns in a single season in college football history, earning him the Heisman Trophy.  Tebow has earned an impressive list of awards and accomplishments including  Associated Press Player of the Year 2007, All America Team 2007, South Eastern Conference (SEC) Male Athlete of the Year 2007, SEC Offensive Player of the Year 2008 and SEC Scholar-Athlete of the Year 2008.  At the time of this writing Tebow is a Junior at the University of Florida and continues to play for the Gators.

updated 01/28/09