Justin Bieber, right, and Pattie Mallette arrive at the 40th Anniversary American Music Awards on Sunday, Nov. 18, 2012, in Los Angeles. (Photo: AP)
(TheBlaze/AP) -- Justin Bieber's mother, Pattie Mallette, is an executive producer on an upcoming anti-abortion short film.
The makers of "Crescendo" hope to raise $10 million for pregnancy centers at screenings worldwide starting Feb. 28. Mallette herself will appear at some of these, said production company Movie to Movement on Friday.
The pop star's mother has written and spoken extensively about the addiction and abuse that led to her teenage pregnancy.
“I knew that I had to do what it took,” the 37-year-old mother wrote in her book Nowhere But Up . “I just couldn’t abort him.”
Mallette said in a statement she hopes her involvement with "Crescendo" 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."
Here's what Gawker had to say on the matter:
Poor Justin Bieber. When he's not the subject of a murder/castration plot or, worse, being mocked by James Franco, he's getting embarrassed by his mom, Pattie Mallette, who executive produced a pro-life film coming out soon...
Of course, Bieber probably isn't completely embarrassed by the move; after all, two years ago he went on the record as being pro-life ("I really don't believe in abortion. It's like killing a baby?"). Then again, in that same interview Bieber said "Whatever they have in Korea, that's bad" when asked about political parties, so we probably shouldn't put too much stock in his opinions on anything, not that any of us neccssarily were.