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Justin Bieber's mother strong involvement in anti abortion film

As Justin Bieber begins his campaign to shed a long cultivated image of squeaky clean wholesomeness, his mother has waded into one of America’s most divisive political debates through her involvement in a new anti abortion film.

Pattie Mallette, 37 is both executive producer and a major promotional voice for the short film, called Crescendo which will be shown at 100 events and screenings in the country at the end of next month, and organisers hope to show it at about 1,000 venues worldwide in 2013. The goal of the film is to raise $10 million for the setting up of "crisis pregnancy centres". Whatever they may be.

Mallette, a Christian who has long been an anti abortion voice has recorded a short video statement to be shown at screenings and events, while the film’s website has capitalised on Bieber’s fame with pictures of mother and son together. The meaning is very clear. She was a pregnant teenager once and didn’t abort.. And look at her and her child now. How universal an example that is of the benefits of taking a pregnancy to term is extremely debatable.

In her memoir Nowhere But Up: The Story of Justin Bieber's Mom, Malette described her predicament as a 17 year old being pressured to have an abortion and deciding against it "I knew that I had to do what it took," she wrote. "I just couldn't abort him."

She said of the film "My hope through this involvement is 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.”

The 15-minute film is set in the 18th century and tells the story of one day in the life of a pregnant woman. It stars Ali Landry, a former Miss USA, and is backed by the team that made the 2006 film, Bella, whose pro-adoption themes made it a major hit with the anti-abortion movement in the US.

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