Tim Tebow's Mother, Pamela Tebow, Knows The Pain of Considering Abortion

By Amy

Bob and Pamela Tebow met when they were both University of Florida students in the late 1960s, went on their first date a year later, and married three years later.  In 1985 The Tebows, already the parents of four children, moved to Philippines to serve as Christian Baptist missionaries, where in late 1986 Pamela became pregnant with the couple's fifth child.

Pam contracted amoebic dysentery, an infection of the intestine caused by a parasite found in contaminated food or drink.  She went into a coma and was treated with strong antibiotics before they discovered she was pregnant.

Doctors urged her to abort the baby for her own safety and told her that the medicines had caused irreversible damage to her baby.  She refused the abortion and cited her Christian faith as the reason for her hope that her son would be born without the devastating disabilities physicians predicted.

While pregnant, Pam nearly lost their baby four times but refused to consider abortion.  She recalled making a pledge to God with her husband: "If you will give us a son, we'll name him Timothy and we'll make him a preacher."

Pam ultimately spent the last two months of her pregnancy in bed and eventually gave birth to a healthy baby boy who was skinny, but rather long on August 14, 1987. 

"We were concerned at first because he was so malnourished, but he definitely made up for it."

Pam's youngest son is indeed a preacher.  He preaches in prisons, makes hospital visits, and serves with his father's ministry in the Philippines.