Tim Tebow would rather be known for saving 'lots of babies' from abortion than 'winning the Super Bowl'
Tim Tebow said that he would rather be famous for saving babies from abortion than for his stellar achievements as an NFL quarterback.
Earlier this month, the Christian athlete, professional football quarterback and professional baseball player addressed an audience of about 1,200 pro-lifers at a football-themed banquet for Kansans for Life, according to a report by National Right to Life News.
"It really does mean a lot more than winning the Super Bowl," Tebow said at the event. "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?'"
Tebow recounted his own story to the crowd highlighting how the issue of abortion was personal to him and explaining why his mother called him her "miracle baby" in a 2010 Super Bowl commercial for Focus on the Family.
"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," he told the pro-life banquet. "They thought I was a tumor."
He added that when he 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."
The 32-year-old, who won the Heisman Trophy and led his team to two college football national championships, shared how his parents originally wished for him to be preacher, but got a quarterback instead.
"What you're doing here matters," Tebow shared. "You're fighting for life. You're fighting for people that can’t fight for themselves."
He added, "And my question to you is: are you willing to stand up in the face of persecution, in the face of adversity, in the face of criticism, when other people are going to say it's not worth it, when other people won’t stand beside you?"