Four Reasons Justin Bieber Is Qualified To Talk About AbortionFebruary 17, 2011 8 Comments
Justin Bieber was in waaay over his head when the Rolling Stone interview turned to abortion.
“I really don’t believe in abortion,” Bieber told the mag. “It’s like killing a baby.”
Was he flexible at all? He said about pregnancies resulting from rape: “Um. 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.”
Obviously he has spent a lot more time working on his “Doo-wop” than thinking about this rather complicated issue. No doubt a few years of life experience and a few hours of education would refine his answers a little.
Yet Jezebel clearly thinks he has no right to an opinion at all. In 6 Reasons Justin Bieber Is Qualified To Talk About Abortion the site attempted to show us just how unqualified he is by bizarrely listening five silly points.
- He is a geopolitical expert.
- He knows what women want.
- He has a song called, “Pray.”
- One time his bodyguard had a baby.
- Not long ago, he himself was a baby.
The thing is, Justin Bieber is entitled to have an opinion about abortion. Despite what some people might want, a degree in gender studies not required for people who want to engage in public discourse. Like it or not, this is an issue that everyone has a stake in.
So here are four reasons Justin Bieber is entitled to have an opinion about abortion:
- He has a mother, sister and possibly a girlfriend.
- He may impregnate someone at some point in his life.
- There is a chance that the pregnancy will not be planned.
- He is a human being.
We may not like what he has to say and his reasoning may seem a little ill thought out, but his opinion has as much weight as ours. Instead of using this opportunity to dismiss the well-meaning opinion of a 16 year old boy put on the spot, perhaps this simply highlights exactly how much public education is needed on the subject.
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