The woman pictured with Justin Bieber is his mother — at 17 she was encouraged to abort her baby, but she chose life instead.
More than one million babies are aborted in the United States each year. Here are a few individuals who barely escaped becoming part of that statistic:
Bieber told Rolling Stone:
“I really don’t believe in abortion. I think [an embryo] is a human. It’s like killing a baby.”
"I can remember the chairs were chrome, and I was sweating. The sweat was just coming off of me on this chrome and when the door opened and it was my turn, I said, 'Mother, I can't do it.' So, that's how she's here."
When Dion's mother got pregnant with her 14th child she wanted to abort, a priest told her not to:
"I owe my life to that priest. Once she got over her disappointment, my mother didn't waste any time on self-pity, and loved me as passionately as she'd loved the last little one."
7. Nick Cannon
In the song "Can I Live," Cannon writes to his mother:
"I am a child of the king
Ain't no need to go fear me
And I see the flowing tears so know that you hear me
When I move in your womb that's me being scary
Cause who knows what my future holds....
If I Could Talk I'd Say To You
Can I live?"