Justin Bieber: Abortion is 'like killing a baby'
Justin Bieber says he does not "believe in abortion" and also expresses his views on sex in a recent revealing interview with Rolling Stone magazine.
The 16-year-old is one of the most popular pop stars in the world, especially among young girls, and is enjoying success as a movie star with the release of his new documentary, "Justin Bieber: Never Say Never," which hit theaters last week.
"I really don't believe in abortion," Bieber told Rolling Stone. "It's like killing a baby."
When asked if aborting a fetus should be allowed in cases of rape, Bieber said: "Well, I think that's really sad, but everything happens for a reason. I don't know how that would be a reason. I guess I haven't been in that position, so I wouldn't be able to judge that."
A spokesperson for the anti-abortion group National Right to Life Committee told OnTheRedCarpet.com in a statement: "All of us born after Roe v. Wade have seen the impact of that abortion decision first hand: We are missing 53 million peers - brothers, sisters, cousins, classmates and friends."
Representatives for pro-choice organizations had no immediate comment on Bieber's words.
Bieber, who has not confirmed recent reports that link him romantically to Disney Channel star Selena Gomez, also expressed his views on sex, saying: "I don't think you should have sex with anyone unless you love them. I think you should just wait for the person you're ... in love with."
Bieber is a native of Canada. He moved to Atlanta, Georgia several years ago to pursue his music career with the help of his mentor, R&B star Usher.
"Canada's the best country in the world," Bieber told Rolling Stone. "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."
The pop singer told Parade magazine in recent interview that he is thinking about moving back to Canada.
He was recently nominated for a Grammy for Best New Artist but lost to jazz singer Esperanza Spalding. She incurred the wrath of several of Bieber's fans, who unleashed a slew of profanity-laced Twitter messages, some containing death threats, and vandalized her Wikipedia page, which is edited by the public.
"I'm really happy for her," Bieber told Parade magazine. "I had a great night. I got to perform. I performed with my mentor, which is amazing. I'm really happy for her and I hope she has a good year."