Justin Bieber has been in hot water lately for mentioning in a March 3rd Rolling Stone Magazine article he really don’t believe in abortion. “I think [an embryo] is a human,” the singer said. “It’s like killing a baby.”
He was called ignorant and too young to understand what he’s saying by Dr Laura Berman in the NY Daily News, while Strickland and Behar were incensed that a 16 year old boy could have any such opinion on The View, a topical women’s television program. The Boston Herald says his brain isn’t fully developed (that is, he’s not all there…) and Connecticut Congressman Chris Murphy has put Bieber at a distance after praising him earlier. But not everyone thinks he’s loopy.
“Increasingly, young people are seeing abortion for what it is. It is a tragedy, but it’s taking a life,” said Glenn Stanton, Focus on the Family’s director of family formation studies. Stanton, who examines family trends in culture, told the NY Daily News that Bieber’s view is “not unique among young people.” “We always kind of like to put things into left and right politics, but with the younger generation, they’re not interested in that,” he explained. “They kind of want to take a more honest, objective view. And that’s what we see with Justin.”