Pattie Mallette, mom to pop star Justin Bieber, has taken on a new role producing an anti-abortion film.
Crescendo, the short film which Mallette is promoting, opens on Feb. 28 and will be screened at pregnancy centres. Proceeds from the film will go toward those U.S. pregnancy centres, which provide support for women and encourage them not to have abortions.
In her recently released book Nowhere But Up, Mallette, 37, writes that she was encouraged to have an abortion when she got pregnant at age 17, but she chose not to.
In a statement, Mallette said she wants to “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.”
What does The Biebs think of all this? He hasn’t said, though he did tell Rolling Stone, during an interview in 2011:
“I really don’t believe in abortion. It’s like killing a baby.”
But, recent reports say that he might not be too fond of his mom’s decision to support such a politicized cause. The Chicago Sun-Times quotes an unnamed source close to Bieber that says the 18-year-old is “uncomfortable” with political issues, particularly abortion. The source also said: “I don’t believe he agrees with his mom on this issue.”
While the film opens in February, there is a trailer on the Crescendo website: