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Justin Bieber: 'I Really Don't Believe in Abortion'

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It finally happened: I'm writing about Justin Bieber. In case you've been waiting to find out what he thinks about abortion, Rolling Stone asked him:

"I really don't believe in abortion," Bieber told the magazine. "It's like killing a baby?"

When asked about abortion in cases of incest or rape, he answered: "Um. Well, I think that's really sad, but everything happens for a reason. I guess I haven't been in that position, so I wouldn't be able to judge that."

Steven Ertelt over at LifeNews.com asked some pro-lifers what they think of the news:

Erik Whittington of Rock for Life, a pro-life group that focuses on using music to reach out on the issue of abortion, says he's glad Bieber is pro-life, but hopes he will rethink his position on abortion in cases of rape.

"Great news, as Justin Bieber has huge influence on young people," he said. "But Justin, I thought you said, 'It's like killing a baby?' If it is, which it is that, what is the problem? Why the hesitation? How come it's OK to judge other situations but not this one?

"Don't get me wrong, I'm excited that he is making this bold statement in Rolling Stone magazine, but please let this be a learning experience for us all -- when asked about abortion in the cases of rape we must answer a bit more convincing than that," Whittington said.

This may serve as another indication of how young people are increasingly becoming anti-abortion.

But there is one huge downside to this: Now that Bieber has announced his position, I may have to rethink my stance . . .

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jason

Being a junior year Biology major, I take the stance "Life begins at cell division". Need I say more? The whole 'it's not really alive if it can't survive on it's own' argument just doesn't hold any weight. There are plenty of organisms, I dare say the vast majority, that can't survive without the help, or at least the consumption of, some other organism. A child, an embryo, is no different just because we are, or will be, inconvenienced by it. Let's stop re-defining everything to suit our selfish impulses and evolve, shall we?

February 20 2011 at 4:29 PM Report abuse +3 rate up rate down Reply
oceangirly925

he's right. abortion does kill babies. it's cool in the womb but not out of the womb? what's up with that, makes no sense whatsoever.

February 17 2011 at 8:46 PM Report abuse +1 rate up rate down Reply
herald7

It's interesting how some people are saying, "Oh he's just a kid, what does he know?" If he were pro choice, they'd all be saying "He's so brilliant for his age!"

But seriously, we should be able to have a respectful dialogue about this issue in our country instead of making it all about "taking sides."

February 17 2011 at 12:50 AM Report abuse +2 rate up rate down Reply
herald7

Good for him! We live in a supposedly free society, yet pro life positions are silenced at every turn. What are pro choice groups so afraid of?

February 17 2011 at 12:43 AM Report abuse +2 rate up rate down Reply
ajcook111

No one believes in abortion. Everyone is pro life. The question is should women be forced by the government to bring every pregnancy to term or is that a decision best left to the woman and others involved with her pregnancy.

February 16 2011 at 10:52 PM Report abuse -1 rate up rate down Reply
Cathy

OK, Justin, then don't ever have an abortion or make it necessary for anyone to have to consider having one. If you're going to be sexually active, and you will be, use birth control every single time.
Big Kahuna

February 16 2011 at 6:19 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
kbrrrrk

I think it's interesting that Matt Lewis conveniently left this Bieber quote out of his article.... "The Canadian-born Bieber never plans on becoming an American citizen. 'You guys are evil,' he jokes. 'Canada's the best country in the world.' He adds, 'We go to the doctor and we don't need to worry about paying him, but here, your whole life, you're broke because of medical bills. My bodyguard's baby was premature, and now he has to pay for it. In Canada, if your baby's premature, he stays in the hospital as long as he needs to, and then you go home.'"

February 16 2011 at 6:01 PM Report abuse +5 rate up rate down Reply
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cassidytj

Why should it have been included in the article? It doesn't have anything to do with the subject...they didn't include what he had for lunch either.

February 26 2011 at 10:54 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
Angela

Good Grief!
How old is he, 12? Do you really expect him to have a "formed" opinion of his own?

February 16 2011 at 2:27 PM Report abuse +4 rate up rate down Reply
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herald7

I hope you'd feel the same way if he'd said he was pro choice.

February 17 2011 at 12:42 AM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
Quinnie!!

When he grows a vagina he can have an opinion about women's rights.

February 16 2011 at 2:27 PM Report abuse +9 rate up rate down Reply
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oceangirly925

i'm a woman who has a son from an unplanned pregnancy who's father abandoned him at 10 weeks in my womb, for his ex fiance! good for bieber. more should really look into how abortion actually does kill babies.

February 17 2011 at 8:45 PM Report abuse +1 rate up rate down Reply
cassidytj

Oh please -- this "my vagina, my choice" business is missing the whole point...all of our rights have limitations, based on when they begin to effect other people -- freedom of speech is not absolute, nor are any other of our constitutional rights. In this case, the baby's right to NOT DIE supercedes the woman's right to NOT BE PREGNANT. Particularly since hers is a temporary condition, and the effect on the baby will be very permanent.

February 26 2011 at 10:58 PM Report abuse +1 rate up rate down Reply

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