Focus on the Family has enlisted Tim Tebow to tell the pro-life story of his own birth. Doctors advised Tebow’s parents to abort him due to some complications with the pregnancy. His parents ignored the doctors’ recommendations and brought the pregnancy to term. And of course the rest is history. Tim Tebow grew up to become one of the greatest players in the history of college football.
The Associated Press reports:
Jim Daly, president and CEO of Focus on the Family, said the commercial comes at a time when “families need to be inspired.”
“Tim and Pam share our respect for life and our passion for helping families thrive,” Daly said. “Focus on the Family is about … strengthening families by empowering them with the tools they need to live lives rooted in morals and values.”
Thirty-second commercials during the Super Bowl are selling for between $2.5 million and $2.8 million. Daly said all the funds for the ad came from a handful of “very generous and committed friends,” and that no money from the group’s general fund was used.
“Now that the ad has been shot, we’re excited to tell people it’s coming because the Tebows’ story is such an important one for our culture to hear,” he said. “You won’t want to miss it.”