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There has been buzz around Pattie Mallette, Justin Bieber's mom, and her film Crescendo. Mallette hopes the film will hope raise money for centers to help pregnant girls. However, she wants to set the record straight: this is not an "anti-abortion" film.
Mallette talked about her new film with The Associated Press and the message she hopes to get across.
On the film's rumored "anti-abortion" theme, Mallette says, "The press has been saying that I'm producing an anti-abortion film and taking this big stance. You know, I haven't shared my stance with anyone and I'm not here to make a political statement, so there's been a lot of assumptions made."
While some anti-abortion producers are tied to the film, Mallette insists her intent is to not pick a side. Rather, she wants to raise awareness and money for residencies like the one in Canada she went to when her parents kicked her out, pregnant at 18 years old.
"The pregnancy center that I lived in is now closed because of lack of funds, so I thought it was a really important thing that they're doing to raise money," Mallette said.
Mallette's son will host Saturday Night Live this weekend, notes Newsday.
The film is slated for a Feb. 28 release.