Tim Tebow, the Heisman Trophy winner and national champion quarterback of the University of Florida, is surrounded by questions these days: Will he be successful in the National Football League? Will he be drafted in the 1st round? Is he willing to play a position other than quarterback in order to play in the NFL? But perhaps the most important question of all: Will Tim Tebow really appear in a Pro-Life commercial during Super Bowl XLIV (February 7th, 2010)?
Rumors are flying about a possible Pro-Life commercial that will air during Super Bowl XLIV that Tim Tebow may film in partnership with Focus on the Family. The commercial is expected to tell the story of Tebow's mother, chronicling her decision to go against her doctor's advice to abort her son. Tebow, the son of missionaries, would not have been born if not for the courage of his mother, Pam.
In the early months of 1987, after returning from a mission trip to the Philippines, a pregnant Pam Tebow found herself suffering from amoebic dysentery and was prescribed a very strong medication. Pam's doctor's informed her that due to the medication, it was possible that her baby (Tim) may have suffered complications in the womb. They advised her to abort the baby and try again with another pregnancy. Strong in her faith and her convictions, Pam went against the wishes of her doctors, and she gave birth to a healthy baby boy on August 14, 1987 in Manila, Philippines. Tim Tebow's life has been a inspiration to many and a storybook success by any football standard.
Many will recall that in 2009, the NFL and their network partner refused to air the Pro-Life ad “Life: Imagine the Possibility,” that featured the story of President Obama, his triumph over his troubled childhood, and the path he took to get to where he is today.
The 30 second ad has not yet been confirmed to run during the Super Bowl. It will first need to be approved by the NFL and the CBS network that is airing the big game. If the NFL does decide to run the ad, it might answer a lot of questions about Tim Tebow's future in football.