Seven Famous People Who Were Almost Aborted

National   |   Sarah Jean Seman   |   May 29, 2014   |   6:45PM   |   Washington, DC

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:

1. Justin Bieber

Bieber told Rolling Stone:

“I really don’t believe in abortion. I think [an embryo] is a human. It’s like killing a baby.”

2. Tim Tebow

4. Cher

“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.

6. Celine Dion

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?”