Tim Tebow's Mom Told the March for Life That Lives Have Been Saved Because of Their 2010 Super Bowl Ad

| JAN 23, 2018 | 3:41 PM
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On Saturday, pro-life advocates gathered in Washington, D.C., for the March for Life. One of the speakers was former NFL player Tim Tebow's mom, Pam.

Pam Tebow shared her own story about making the choice to continue with what seemed to be a hopeless and dangerous pregnancy or to have an abortion. However, the devout Christian put her faith in God, and when Tim was born, the doctor called him a “miracle baby.”

She passed her faith down to her son, who has also dedicated his life to spreading the Lord's message. In 2010, the two appeared in what was considered to be a controversial commercial during the Super Bowl.

The commercial was for the Focus on the Family organization, which, according to its website, is a global Christian ministry that advocates for pro-life values:

During the ad, Tebow briefly discusses the details of her difficult pregnancy. Despite Tim being grown up, she explains in the ad she still worries about him.

The Heisman Trophy winner then appears, and the screen fades to a URL and promotes the message for people to celebrate family and life.

On Saturday, Tebow told the crowd that both she and her son have “held babies that have been saved because of that commercial.”

One teacher, she explained, watched the commercial 25 times and decided to choose life. "She had a little girl and she named her Evita, which means life,” Tebow said.

Tebow also told the crowd the effects of the commercial extend much further than just the people the Tebows have met.

“It was a funny and simple 30-second commercial, but thanks to our noisy opponents and the ever-present media, the message got out,” she said. “Barna did a survey following that simple little commercial and they found that over 5.5 million people said they had cause to rethink their stand on abortion, because of that simple commercial.”

She called it another “God story” that the family loves.

Watch below.