Skip to comments.Justin Bieberís mom says she rejected abortion (of pop star son) despite pressure
Posted on 09/19/2012 2:34:42 PM PDT by NYer
Justin Bieber with his mom, Pattie Mallette
September 18, 2012 (LifeSiteNews.com) In a recent interview with Kathie Lee Gifford for NBCs TODAY show, Justin Biebers mom, Pattie Mallette, talked about the pressure she suffered to abort her famous pop-star son.
A victim of childhood sexual abuse, Pattie engaged in drinking, drugs and sex at a young age, ultimately finding herself pregnant at the age of seventeen. Even though she was encouraged to abort, she told Kathie Lee, I just knew I couldn’t. I just knew I couldn’t. I just know I had to keep him.
I didn’t know how I was going to do it. But I just knew that I couldn’t abort. I had to do my best, and I was determined to do whatever it took.
Patties interview, some say, sheds a new light on a 2011 interview then-sixteen-year-old Justin granted with Rolling Stones editor Vanessa Grigoriadis in which he stated, I really dont believe in abortion.
I think it [the unborn child] is a human. Its like killing a baby, Bieber said at the time.
When pressed as to whether he opposed abortion in the case of rape, the young singer replied, Um. Well, I think thats really sad, but everything happens for a reason. I dont know how that would be a reason. I guess I havent been in that position, so I wouldnt be able to judge that.
Bryan Kemper, Youth Outreach Director for Priests for Life, commented on Mallettes revelations about her pregnancy with Bieber.
I applaud Justin Biebers mother for having the courage to stand up and say what she did, and I hope people will look up to what she did in protecting and carrying her son, see the potential of the child they are carrying and follow her example, said Kemper.
Justin is a survivor of Roe v. Wade, and as we go into 40th anniversary of Roe v Wade, this year marks one full generation that has lived under the shadow of that Supreme Court decision. This is the generation that will abolish abortion. We have survived Roe, we will not let it survive us. We will not allow another 40 years to pass of legalized child-killing.
In a similar story in 2011, NFL player Tim Tebow was featured in a Focus on the Family Superbowl ad with his mother, Pam Tebow, who shared how she almost lost Tim before birth due to some serious health problems. In interviews about the ad, she spoke of the pressure from her doctors to abort Tim, but how she chose life despite the pressure.
Pressured into an abortion, as Monica Lewinsky was. So much for it being a “choice”.
The government agents only push one option.
She’s doomed us all with sappy bubble gum pop hits.
Errrr, the kid is Canadian.
He is Canada’s revenge for Miley Cyrus....
It’s great for Justin to carry the pro-life message to hundreds of millions around the world. I know everyone hates his bubble-gum music — but his pro-life message can reach so many people.
Wow, she’s only 35-36? Ouch. I have to go tell my wife she’s aging extremely well.
He has a good voice. It’s not his genes that produce his awful songs- it’s the free market.
Late 30s, her skin isn’t bad: not a heavy smoker, apparently, and not too much sun exposure, being Canadian. It looks like, nothing personal, she was pretty homely to start with, especially that loooong face.
He’s, overall, a good kid. His mom raised him well.
Justin will go the way of Hanna Montana and others in his age group. He’ll make his fortune and disappear.
Seems like an okay youngster to me. What I’ve heard of his music, I didn’t like at all, but it’s not his voice, it’s the material, and that’s demand-driven.
That’s cool, maybe it’ll have an effect on some of his young female fans.
It’s tween-teen marketing largely.
In general, he’s safe to fantasize him as a boyfriend. He’s a kid that a girl can take home and dad won’t mind. That’s the appeal.
I don’t pay attention to this celebucrap but everytime I happen to see a pic of him and his apparent GF she is following 7 steps behind him carrying the luggage.
What’s up with that??
Isn’t that how relationships are supposed to be?
Mother, wife, and sherpa.