(FAITHWIRE) — Ex-NFL player-turned-minor league baseball star Tim Tebow has always been one to speak out boldly about his Christian faith.

And Tebow’s appearance during Passion 2018 earlier this month was no exception, as the athlete offered a passionate response when Pastor Louie Giglio, founder of the annual college conference, asked what shaped Tebow’s traditional values.

“I was originally born in the Philippines … to missionary parents and I have a special birth story,” Tebow said before diving into how doctors encouraged his mother to abort. “The doctors said that I wasn’t even a baby; they said I was a tumor.”

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