Justin Bieber's Mom Was Pressured to Abort Him

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Pattie MalletteJustin Bieber is a pro-life poster child -- whether he likes it or not.

Justin Bieber's mom, Pattie Mallette, has revealed that when she got pregnant with the Biebs at the age of 17, she was encouraged and pressured by others to get an abortion.

Obviously, Pattie chose to keep the future superstar. Now she's taking her anti-abortion stance to the big screen. And word is, Justin might not be entirely supportive.

Mallette has signed on as executive producer of an anti-abortion short film called Crescendo. Proceeds from the film, which will play in theaters around the world starting February 28, will go to pregnancy centers.

In a statement, Mallette said she hopes the film will "encourage young women all over the world, just like me, to let them know that there is a place to go, people who will take care of you, and a safe home to live in if you are pregnant and think you have nowhere else to turn."

In her new memoir Nowhere But Up, Mallette says she was sexually abused starting at the age of 4 and turned to alcohol and drugs as a teenager to cope with the trauma. She lost her virginity at 15 and became pregnant at 17.

Although Mallette was pressured to have an abortion, "I just knew I couldn't," she says. "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."

Meanwhile, the Chicago Sun-Times reports that a "longtime Justin associate" says the superstar isn't happy with his mom's public anti-abortion stance.

Justin just is very uncomfortable about political issues -- especially ones like abortion that are very divisive," the insider is quoted as saying. "He’s all about entertaining his fans with his music and not interested in pushing a political agenda. ... Furthermore, I don’t believe he agrees with his mom on this issue.”

This is a reversal of Justin's position just last year, when he was quoted in Rolling Stone as saying, "I really don't believe in abortion ... It's like killing a baby."

Justin got a lot of flak for this statement -- but his mom's story reveals a very personal history behind it. Today, though, it seems he's much more media-savvy and reluctant to get behind any issue that could cost him some of his female fan base.

Clearly, his mom doesn't feel the same way.

What do you think of this news? Should Justin Bieber's mom use her fame to draw attention to the controversial issue of abortion? Or should she keep quiet for the sake of her son's reputation?


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kelti... kelticmom

Good for her! And I highly doubt Justin is not ok with it, after all he very publicly came out against abortion as you pointed out in Rolling Stone.

Bonnie Small

Why does she think she's a celebrity just because her son is famous? No one cares about her "stance"

bella... bellacazzate

Hi-ho Hitler's mother was also pressured to abort him. Or is that just an urban/cultural legend? 

2cent... 2centsCDN

I'm conflicted by her revelations and I feel bad for Justin. No one wants to be told that they weren't wanted (possibly by someone they love, we don't know who was pressuring her.)



I understand that she is trying to tell her story but its not something that I think her child would want to be reminded about constantly.



Brenda Troxler Paradiso

There are two seperate issues here. One was her CHOICE not to abort The other is her choice to be a "celebrity" activist. I support her right to choose o both counts. However I also believe given her son's status, the appropriate thing to do would be to discuss her decision to go public about their circumstances. If it were my child and he was not comfortable with it then I would not do it.they were not comfortable with me at she should have discussed her intentions with him and been sensitive to any concerns he may have.

Audie Butcher

This issue is about Justin, not about mom. Support your son's privacy, mom.

amiec... amiecanflie

As long as abortion remains safe and legal, then I don't care who advocates for people to choose differently. Just don't take away their right to choose. 

mommy... mommytojack0524

It is interesting to think that a full grown man with talents, interests, relationships, etc. was once a potentially aborted fetus.  It makes you wonder who the other aborted fetuses might have turned out to be had they been carried to term.

LostS... LostSoul88

People just need to leave women alone and let them choose whats right for them. I am pro-life but anti-abortion. why should women be forced to keep a baby because of some self-rightious idiot believes its wrong. 

nonmember avatar jay

HEY, why not keep your legs closed to loser guys like jeremy bieber in the first place....then you never would have had to chose, be a prostitute, or live off of government assistance for 16+ years. Why not PREVENT sex? Talk about abstaining. It seems the logical thing to do since her son promotes it so greatly. Sometimes poor genes should be aborted. A father that runs off, doesn't support his own, has clear anger issues should be aborted. Maybe next time he will man up. This should be about men 'Manning up' and women closing their legs. That seems to be the realistic option. Nature is nature. Pattie was lucky jeremy didn't beat it out of her...

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