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Justin Bieber's Mom Isn’t Starting an Abortion Debate … She’s Sharing Why She Chose to Have Her Son

by Jenny Erikson on February 8, 2013 at 8:38 PM

Justin Bieber’s mom wants one thing made clear: She does not have a political opinion on the abortion issue. Pattie Mallette settles the controversial “Bieber’s Mom Debate” by stating “I haven’t shared my stance with anyone and I’m not here to make a political statement, so there’s been a lot of assumptions made.”

Critics have been hurling accusations at the superstar’s mom over her recent involvement in Crescendo, a new film that she hopes will raise 10 million dollars for a shelter for pregnant teens. She herself stayed in such a place when she got pregnant with Justin as a teenager and was subsequently kicked out of her house.

Pattie has been very vocal in the past about her struggles as a pregnant teen, the pressure on her to have an abortion, and her attempted suicide. She says she connected with the plot of the movie, which is a biopic about Beethoven’s mother, who attempted abortion and suicide.

She signed on as an executive producer after the film was finished, and while she admits there are some producers involved that hold anti-abortion beliefs, her only goal is to support residential programs like the one that helped her as a teen in trouble. She said:

"The pregnancy center that I lived in is now closed because of lack of funds, so I thought it was a really important thing that they're doing to raise money."

It’s a sad day when people will make assumptions about your political beliefs and attack you for them when you’re just trying to raise money for a good cause. She never said she was anti-abortion -- she’s only shared her own story. She made the decision to keep her baby, but doesn’t assume to know what’s best for other mothers.

Maybe she is a pro-lifer. If that’s the case, then I applaud her for showing girls that they have options, rather than just condemning them for considering having an abortion. She’s been there. She knows how scary it is. She also knows that rainbows come after storms, and she’s in a position to help girls make a real choice.

Pro-life or pro-choice -- it doesn’t matter. All that matters is that Pattie Mallette is trying to make a difference for some girls that might not have anyone else to turn to. And that’s a good thing.

Do you think Justin Bieber’s mom has a secret pro-life agenda?

 

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  • tuffy...
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    tuffymama

    February 8, 2013 at 8:48 PM
    Who cares if she's pro-life? Is that something to be ashamed of??? This fucking world is so upside down. Dear Lord. I hate to break it to you, but a LARGE segment of the population is pro-life, and many of the ones who aren't just don't want to be bothered with it because most of the choice side is so obnoxious.
  • tuffy...
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    tuffymama

    February 8, 2013 at 8:53 PM
    This is a pet cause because I was attacked by a group of grown women when I was a teenager because I was standing off to the side at a pro-choice rally. Apparently, I was too close to them and wasn't holding a poster to identify my beliefs and that threatened them...? Let me tell you, the issue was none of their damn business, IMO, because they weren't the breeding type to begin with. Pro-choicers lead with politics and "keep your hands off my uterus." Pro-lifers tend to be that way because of spiritual beliefs and/or moral stance.
  • Maias...
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    MaiasMommy619

    February 8, 2013 at 8:55 PM
    .......... The last I remember ...in this country you can choose to be whatever you want!
  • miche...
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    micheledo

    February 8, 2013 at 9:08 PM

    I couldn't believe the backlash she was getting when I first read about this.  It's crazy.  Now no one can share their personal story because you just don't know what people are going to think???  It was just her personal experience and how it impacted her life and her ambitions.  Why can't people see that.

    AND - pro-choice people say ALL THE TIME that they want the number of abortions to decrease.  That the moms need help and support for WHATEVER decision they make.  Isn't that exactly what these shelters are trying to do?? Help the mom, where she is, with her decision?  That's a good thing - no matter what side of this debate you are on.


  • Histo...
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    HistoryMamaX3

    February 8, 2013 at 9:31 PM

    Sharing ones story in hopes of helping others that might be in need should never be something to hide from- Sadly we have too many mothers like Dina Lohan and Kris Jenner that cause everyone to be jaded with hidden agendas and money-grubby desires that might overshadow those who might actually be trying to do something GOOD in this world.


  • zach
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    zach

    February 8, 2013 at 11:00 PM
    tuffymama, you don't get to claim the moral high ground simply because you are anti-abortion. Pro-choice women (and men) are just as moral and spiritual. They just look at fully formed, already here people as more significant than an unformed fetus. I understand pro-lifers and respect their opinions. Why can't you do the same?
  • Flori...
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    Floridamom96

    February 8, 2013 at 11:57 PM

    Yes, Zach, she does. Choosing life is definitely the moral high ground.


  • Katy...
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    Katy Khan

    February 9, 2013 at 12:34 AM

    No florida, choosing 'life' isn't 'moral highground'. Choosing what will result int he best all-around future for all involved is 'moral high ground'. I had an abortion and it was the best decision I could have made, and I have zero regrets. I don't know who exactly is bashing Justin's mom, I can't imagine any decent person would criticise someone for raising charity money, she's doing a good thing.


  • Caera
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    Caera

    February 9, 2013 at 1:11 AM

    I don't know how you can type "best all-around future for all involved" and serioulsy mean that.

    What about the best future for that "damn inconvenient" baby someone decided to murder?

    You're an idiot, Katy Khan.


  • Katy...
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    Katy Khan

    February 9, 2013 at 2:51 AM

    caera, your the idiot.  it's not a baby when it's aborted, it is a fetus. You wont shove your bizarre take on morality down my throat or those of most of people in this country.


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