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Justin Bieberís mom says she rejected abortion (of pop star son) despite pressure
Life Site News ^ | September 19, 2012 | JOHANNA DASTEEL

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 NBC’s TODAY show, Justin Bieber’s 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.”

Pattie’s interview, some say, sheds a new light on a 2011 interview then-sixteen-year-old Justin granted with Rolling Stone’s editor Vanessa Grigoriadis in which he stated, “I really don’t believe in abortion.” 

“I think it [the unborn child] is a human. It’s 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 that’s really sad, but everything happens for a reason.  I don’t know how that would be a reason. I guess I haven’t been in that position, so I wouldn’t be able to judge that.”

Bryan Kemper, Youth Outreach Director for Priests for Life, commented on Mallette’s revelations about her pregnancy with Bieber.

“I applaud Justin Bieber’s 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.


TOPICS: Business/Economy; Culture/Society; Extended News; Government
KEYWORDS: abortion; bieber; prolife

1 posted on 09/19/2012 2:34:47 PM PDT by NYer
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To: wagglebee; little jeremiah

Ping!


2 posted on 09/19/2012 2:36:07 PM PDT by NYer (Without justice, what else is the State but a great band of robbers? - St. Augustine)
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To: NYer

Drat.


3 posted on 09/19/2012 2:36:23 PM PDT by JohnBrowdie (http://forum.stink-eye.net)
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To: NYer

Pressured into an abortion, as Monica Lewinsky was. So much for it being a “choice”.

The government agents only push one option.


4 posted on 09/19/2012 2:46:07 PM PDT by a fool in paradise (Obama likes to claim credit for getting Osama. Why hasn't he tried Khalid Sheikh Mohammed yet?)
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To: NYer

She’s doomed us all with sappy bubble gum pop hits.

NOOOOO!


5 posted on 09/19/2012 2:50:21 PM PDT by Jonty30 (What Islam and secularism have in common is that they are both death cults.)
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To: NYer
Justin is a survivor of Roe v. Wade

Errrr, the kid is Canadian.

6 posted on 09/19/2012 2:51:41 PM PDT by katana (Just my opinions)
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To: NYer

He is Canada’s revenge for Miley Cyrus....


7 posted on 09/19/2012 2:51:54 PM PDT by Kimmers (Fair isn't everybody getting the same thing, fair is getting what you need to be successful)
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To: NYer

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.


8 posted on 09/19/2012 3:12:49 PM PDT by WashingtonSource
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To: NYer

Wow, she’s only 35-36? Ouch. I have to go tell my wife she’s aging extremely well.


9 posted on 09/19/2012 3:15:13 PM PDT by Secret Agent Man (I can neither confirm or deny that; even if I could, I couldn't - it's classified.)
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To: Jonty30

He has a good voice. It’s not his genes that produce his awful songs- it’s the free market.


10 posted on 09/19/2012 3:59:31 PM PDT by Tax-chick (Use the nukes, Bibi!)
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To: Secret Agent Man

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.


11 posted on 09/19/2012 4:02:07 PM PDT by Tax-chick (Use the nukes, Bibi!)
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To: Tax-chick

He’s, overall, a good kid. His mom raised him well.


12 posted on 09/19/2012 4:03:32 PM PDT by Jonty30 (What Islam and secularism have in common is that they are both death cults.)
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To: NYer

Justin will go the way of Hanna Montana and others in his age group. He’ll make his fortune and disappear.


13 posted on 09/19/2012 4:05:16 PM PDT by SkyDancer ("OF COURSE I TALK TO MYSELF - Sometimes I need an expert opinion")
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To: Jonty30

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.


14 posted on 09/19/2012 4:05:31 PM PDT by Tax-chick (Use the nukes, Bibi!)
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To: NYer

That’s cool, maybe it’ll have an effect on some of his young female fans.


15 posted on 09/19/2012 4:07:07 PM PDT by JediJones (KARL ROVE: "And remember, this year, no one is seriously talking about ending abortion.")
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To: Tax-chick

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.


16 posted on 09/19/2012 4:09:09 PM PDT by Jonty30 (What Islam and secularism have in common is that they are both death cults.)
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To: Jonty30

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??


17 posted on 09/19/2012 4:11:36 PM PDT by GeronL (The Right to Life came before the Right to Pursue Happiness)
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To: NYer
So she went ahead and had him even after DNA testing revealed he would probably be a lesbian?
18 posted on 09/19/2012 4:14:36 PM PDT by x
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To: x

lol


19 posted on 09/19/2012 4:18:21 PM PDT by GeronL (The Right to Life came before the Right to Pursue Happiness)
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To: GeronL

Isn’t that how relationships are supposed to be?

Mother, wife, and sherpa.


20 posted on 09/19/2012 4:25:21 PM PDT by Jonty30 (What Islam and secularism have in common is that they are both death cults.)
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To: Jonty30

lol


21 posted on 09/19/2012 4:38:45 PM PDT by GeronL (The Right to Life came before the Right to Pursue Happiness)
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To: GSWarrior

22 posted on 09/19/2012 4:42:40 PM PDT by GSWarrior (Businessmen are more trustworthy than professors, politicians and preachers.)
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To: NYer

It is nice to hear this coming from a boy! God bless his Mom for choosing life.


23 posted on 09/19/2012 5:01:25 PM PDT by informavoracious (Abortions are unproductive wrongs, not reproductive rights.)
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To: NYer

Could it be that God let this kid rise to superstardom so that the millions of young girls who adore him will think twice about abortion when they hear this story? He does work in mysterious ways...


24 posted on 09/19/2012 5:39:45 PM PDT by Boogieman
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To: GeronL

Maybe there are about 10 million other girls who would do everything for him except carry the luggage, so that is how she got the job?


25 posted on 09/19/2012 5:46:43 PM PDT by Boogieman
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To: Tax-chick
Sweet. Here's an article claiming that one of the world's biggest teen-pop-stars is pro-life because his teenaged mother rejected abortion and gave him life even though others encouraged her otherwise, and out come the catty remarks about looks.

I'm so sick of the two-faced, false piety around here, so watch me get as catty as you.

Saw your pic. People in glasshouses shouldn't throw stones.

Now, that was a gratuitous, nasty comment, no? But I don't really think you (or Ms. Bieber) are physically ugly. True ugliness is not a physical manifestation, but a spiritual one. Witness how ugly it is when a person gets nasty for no reason but to feel superior for just a fleeting moment. It's not a pretty view, but there it is.

Allow me to be your mirror as I say farewell to this site.

(PS) Nice pro-life tagline./s

26 posted on 09/19/2012 8:56:23 PM PDT by two134711 (I am so out of here.)
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To: two134711

If people want to say I’m ordinary-looking, plain, frumpy, whatever ... they are welcome to.

And it’s a nice pro-Israel tagline, actually.


27 posted on 09/20/2012 3:23:07 AM PDT by Tax-chick (Use the nukes, Bibi!)
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