Justin Bieber Supports Universal Health Care
By R. M. Yates
Wednesday, February 16, 2011 at 11:36 AM
Canadian pop star Justin Bieber backed public health care in a Rolling Stone interview, joking that the American system makes this country "evil." He said, "Canada's the best country in the world. We go to the doctor and we don't need to worry about paying him, but here, your whole life, you're broke because of medical bills. My bodyguard's baby was premature, and now he has to pay for it. In Canada, if your baby's premature, he stays in the hospital as long as he needs to, and then you go home."
In a free-wheeling interview with Rolling Stone contributing editor Vanessa Grigoriadis, Bieber also said that he's opposed to abortion, perhaps even in cases of rape or incest. "I really don't believe in abortion," he said. "It's like killing a baby." Asked about cases of rape, he said, "Well, I think that's really sad, but everything happens for a reason. I guess I haven't been in that position, so I wouldn't be able to judge that."
When asked which political party he'd support as an American, Bieber replied, "I'm not sure about the parties. But whatever they have in Korea, that's bad."
The interview hits newsstands Friday.