Justin Bieber’s Mom Shares Why She Chose Life

by Nathan A. Cherry, 09/18/2012

International super-star Justin Bieber rocked the world not long ago in an interview with Rolling Stone magazine when he said he was pro-life and believed abortion was killing a baby. And now his mom, Pattie Mallette has come forward sharing why she chose to keep her unborn baby after being advised to have an abortion. Mallette said in an interview: “By the age of 17, Mallette became pregnant with Justin, and at the time, she was encouraged to abort the baby. Of course, Mallette said that was an option she couldn’t consider. ‘I just knew I couldn’t. I just knew I couldn’t. I just know I had to keep him…And, do the best. I — you know, I didn’t know how I was going to do it. But I just knew that I couldn’t — I couldn’t abort. I had to do my best. I had to see what I could do. And I was determined to do whatever it took.’” I have no doubt Mallette is thankful she chose to keep her unborn son and give him life rather than killing him. Her decision is an example to others that are unsure of the possibilities when life is protected and defended. No one, including Mallette, says it is easy, but it is still the right thing to do. As a result, Mallette has not only given the world a pop star but has raised a man that understands the value of life and believes it should be defended. Click here for original article.

About Nathan Cherry

Nathan Cherry is the chief editor and blogger for the Engage Family Minute blog, the official blog of the FPCWV. He serves also as the Regional Development Coordinator as a liaison to the pastor's of West Virginia. He is a pro-life, pro-traditional marriage, pro-religious freedom conservative. He is also a husband, father, pastor, author, musician, and follower of Jesus Christ.

Advice for Planned Parenthood to Balance Their Budget By

Here is a remarkable study in contrast.

Dys Welcomes PCC Reps to WV Senate

Last Thursday, while the Family Policy Council of West Virginia was ushering representatives from Pregnancy Care Centers (PCC) across West Virginia onto the floor of the West Virginia House of Delegates and State Senate, Planned Parenthood was about 1.5 miles uptown protesting the U.S. House of Representatives’ move to defund Planned Parenthood.

Downtown, 134 lawmakers took the time to affirm the life-saving, women’s health-loving, family-supporting work of the thousands of staff and volunteers who support their local PCC (maybe you call them Crisis Pregnancy Centers).

Uptown, supporters of an unfettered abortion industry dodged the rain and the use of the word “abortion” except to point out how mean “anti-abortion” people were and how Planned Parenthood – who performed more than 330,000 abortions in 2009 – does not use Federal Funding to perform abortions (note how they never deny doing them, just not using your tax dollars to do it).

I feel sorry for PP, what with all the scandal and proposed cuts in funding!  So, I’m offering them some advice to help them tighten their budgetary belts and, while I’m at it, put a few fallacies to rest.  So, here’s what I might tell Planned Parenthood if I were their budget analyst:

First, don’t miss the forest for the trees.  You’re still a money-maker, baby. Let’s assume the PP execs are right and you don’t use the $363 million, a subsidy you receive annually, to perform abortions.  That leaves $800 million (approximately) leftover for you to be able to provide your self-styled, “life-saving” family planning services.  Look, I don’t mean to say that it won’t hurt to lose $363 million of my $1.1 billion annual budget.  But, I think I might be able to trim a few things to make it work.  Don’t you?  But, seriously, you still have $800 million annually!  You can assemble a dream team or film the entire Lord of the Rings trilogy – TWICE every year - with that kind of cash!!

A video grab at Charleston rally for abortion industry with ironic sign.

Second, sell more product, trim the fat. If, as you tend to argue, you would like to make abortion “safe and rare,” then what’s the problem?  This should be a blessing in disguise for you!  Less money = abortions are more rare + abortion still legal = you’re happy, right?

But, then again, if I were looking to trim areas of my budget, perhaps I’d start with the most cost-intensive portion: salary for abortionists and anesthesiologists, medical equipment rental, etc.  The average cost for an abortion is $468.  Multiply that times 330,000, and we’re looking at real money (I’ll do the math for you, it’s: $154,440,000).  But, if you insist on performing abortions, ok, do more of them – they just won’t become rare.  But, abortion is your product, so sell more.  You see, your problem is that business for you is down and you have a whole warehouse full of product that you just can’t move.  Well, it’s a bummer for your bottom line, but it’s a wonderful thing for babies.

If you can’t move your product, then do with less.  Trim abortions . . . er . . . product sales by half each year, and you have an immediate savings (in the 10-figure range) by simply allowing children to be born.  Indocrinate . . . er . . . Teach them correctly and, in about 20 years, they’ll start paying back on your investment.

Plus, I would wager about 1/3 (if not more) of your budget, PP, goes to salaries and facilities.  Close down a few abortion mills . . . er . . . clinics, trim Cecile Richards’ $385,163 salary (and, while we’re at it, cut the position of “VP for Contraceptive Enterprise.”  What kind of position is that anyway?), and force a pay cut across the board. . . er . . . utilize your legions of volunteers more heavily, and you’re realizing some huge savings.

That doesn’t even begin to touch the sensible earnings you should be making off of the multi-million dollar trusts and other investments they should have made by now.  Or, did you leverage your entire stock against increasing the number of abortions?  Hmmm.  Better get your marketing team on the phone.  Sounds like your “safe and rare” message isn’t matching reality in the board room.

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About Jeremy Dys

Jeremy Dys is the FPCWV's President and General Counsel. In addition to his duties of providing strategic vision and leadership to the FPCWV, Dys is the chief lobbyist and spokesman. Dys is regularly featured in local, state, and national print, radio, and television outlets. He lives close to Charleston with his wife and growing family.

Justin Bieber and “The View” Don’t Share Views

By Nathan A. Cherry, 02/28/2011

Martinsburg, WV – I think I have talked more about Justin Bieber in the last two weeks than I have…ever. But, this is worth mentioning as the young pop-star continues to attract fans of his music, and his values. We’re impressed when Tim Tebow shares his values publicly and boldly. Then again he’s an adult football athlete. There’s something about him that should scream “bring it on” to critics. But Bieber is a 16 year old kid, a kid whose personal views could sink his career – it’s happened before. And yet he is unafraid and unapologetic to those that disagree.

Leave it to the ultra-liberal hosts of the “The View” to rip a young man and his views apart on national television.

The hosts of the liberal daytime show decided that his comments in a recent Rolling Stone interview needed to be discussed on their program. Perhaps this should be a compliment to Bieber that the hosts chose to center on his remarks; welcome to the political spotlight Justin!

But as troubling as it is to me that these ladies would feel the need to vilify a young man for sharing his personal views – views shared by the majority of Americans no less – their response to his views are ludicrous.

The Rolling Stone interview asked Bieber about his thoughts on pre-marital sex and abortion. He shared his views saying “you should just wait” to have sex until you are in love (hinting at an abstinence view) and “I really don’t believe in abortion…It’s like killing a baby.”

These are logical, common, reasonable responses that any rational thinking person could easily respect as a commonly shared personal view. And yet, the hosts at “The View” (aka The “liberal” View) just could not respect Bieber and his views.

The New York Daily News carries comments by the hosts:

“When asked about situations in which women become pregnant after being raped, Bieber said he believed ‘everything happens for a reason,’ but noted, ‘I haven’t been in that position, so I wouldn’t be able to judge that.’
As guest co-host
KaDee Strickland pointed out, ‘He won’t be in that position because he cannot give birth. He doesn’t have a choice like that,’ she added. ‘He’s a 16-year-old boy, as I understand it. That’s a very hot-button thing to be talking about.’ Joy Behar said Bieber’s ‘everything happens for a reason’ comment is ‘really insulting to people who have been raped or victims of incest. There is no ‘reason’ for that.’”

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About Nathan Cherry

Nathan Cherry is the chief editor and blogger for the Engage Family Minute blog, the official blog of the FPCWV. He serves also as the Regional Development Coordinator as a liaison to the pastor's of West Virginia. He is a pro-life, pro-traditional marriage, pro-religious freedom conservative. He is also a husband, father, pastor, author, musician, and follower of Jesus Christ.

Justin Bieber and Abby Johnson Share Common Interest

By Nathan A. Cherry, 02/22/2011

Martinsburg, WV – I am, admittedly, not young enough or cool enough to know much about Justin Bieber or his music. But I have to say that as of today I am a big fan of his (the person, not his hair – what’s up with the bucket head?).

The new edition of Rolling Stone magazine features an interview with the 16 year old world-wide pop star sharing some candid, mature opinions on tough issues. The opinion making waves across the nation is that Justin Bieber is pro-life!

When asked what he believes regarding abortion Bieber said “I really don’t believe in abortion. It’s like killing a baby?”

Yes, Justin, it is just like killing a baby. He went on to discuss the topic further, commenting on abortion in cases of rape with the rock mag. Then discussed his view of sex outside of marriage and gave the impression that he is pro-abstinence.

Bieber’s pro-life admission is a bold step for a young man that is so popular all over the world. But many are hopeful that his views will influence the millions of young people that look to him as a role-model.

Scott Fischbach, who heads the pro-life group Minnesota Citizens Concerned for Life, has long believed Bieber was pro-life because so many young people are choosing life after seeing the effects of abortion, as well as the images and ultra-sound pictures. He was quoted in a Lifenews.com article saying:

“Honest and frank talk from Justin Bieber about life issues is awesome and will hopefully encourage more young people to join the cause of life. Poll after poll show that younger people are pro-life and now Bieber joins those majority ranks. Gone are the days when pro-life artists and performers needed to hide or keep their pro-life views out of the public.”

In other exciting pro-life news of the last few days Live Action Films, the group operated by Lila Rose, has announced the addition of former Planned Parenthood director turned pro-life superstar Abby Johnson.

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About Nathan Cherry

Nathan Cherry is the chief editor and blogger for the Engage Family Minute blog, the official blog of the FPCWV. He serves also as the Regional Development Coordinator as a liaison to the pastor's of West Virginia. He is a pro-life, pro-traditional marriage, pro-religious freedom conservative. He is also a husband, father, pastor, author, musician, and follower of Jesus Christ.