Recently, Planned Parenthood released a list of musicians and bands that support their agenda of abortion up until the moment of birth and funded by taxpayers.
Nearly 140 artists and musicians are joining together stand in solidarity with Planned Parenthood and everyone whose right to abortion access is under attack: https://t.co/cLbyxpSNDv via @billboard #BansOffMyBody #StandWithPP
— Planned Parenthood (@PPFA) August 26, 2019
Before they joined this list, maybe some of the signers should have listened to their peers in the music industry and what they’ve said about abortion or how they’ve talked about the value of human life. And they aren’t the types of songs you’d expect, either! There are pro-life songs across every genre, from country to heavy metal.
*A few disclaimers: 1) Some of the musicians listed have said their songs should not be interpreted as a pro-life message, but that doesn’t mean the songs don’t convey a pro-life theme; or at a minimum, the pain that comes from abortion. 2) There are a few additions that contain explicit content, and have been labeled as such. 3) We are not endorsing the artists or their opinions/beliefs/lifestyles.
Here is the Pro-Life Playlist, followed by our reasons for why they made the cut!
- “Brick” by Ben Folds Five – In the song, the band sings about the pain abortion has inflicted on Folds and his girlfriend, referring to how abortion had turned her into a brick (because she is drowning under the weight).
2. “Song for the Innocents” by Five for Fighting – featured in the pro-life film Unplanned.
3. “There Goes My Life” by Kenny Chesney – a story of a young man becoming a father and the joy it brings.
4. “Closing Time” by Semisonic – inspired by the birth of singer Dan Wilson’s daughter.
5. “Happy Birthday” by Flipsyde – Flipsyde laments paying for an abortion.
6. “Anything Like Me” by Brad Paisley – the feelings of a man finding out he is a father. The video begins with the power of technology; he sees the sonogram of his son and starts to wonder what his son will be like.
7. “Small Bump” by Ed Sheeran – beautifully describes the life of a “small bump unborn” and what the child would be like, but the life tragically dies in a late-term miscarriage.
8. “Protesters” by Christifari – about exactly what the name of the song implies: protesting abortion.
10. “Retrospect for Life” by Common (*explicit*) – Common shares the thoughts and feelings of a post-abortive father. “I look into mother’s stomach, wonder if you are a boy or a girl… Turnin this woman’s womb into a tomb… $315 ain’t worth your soul.” You can also check out the music video featuring Lauryn Hill – talk about a man conflicted.
11. “To Zion“ by Lauryn Hill – people told her to have an abortion because she needed to focus on her career but she chose not to.
12. “Lost Ones” by J. Cole (*explicit*) – J. Cole tells the girl to have an abortion and she gets really angry. But then he starts thinking about the baby as a life.
13. “Beautiful Life“ by Trip Lee – Trip Lee implores mothers not to abort the “beautiful life” pregnant women have inside them.
14. “Ten“ by Yellowcard – about what the baby would be like if the mother hadn’t had a miscarriage.
15. “River” by Eminem ft. Ed Sheeran (*explicit*) – Eminem raps about a woman getting pregnant and choosing abortion during a tumultuous relationship.
16. “Everything to Me“ by Mark Schultz – Mark Schultz wrote this song to his birth mother.
17. “Broken People” by KJ-52 – tells the story of how a young woman facing an unplanned pregnancy considered abortion but chose not to because “she looks at his fingers and the little hand prints, she might be broken but she’s gonna manage.”
18. “Life Inside You” by Matthew West – A song about a woman’s “choice” to have an abortion. But the chorus breathes life into the preborn – “Life inside you / There’s a beating heart / There’s a child of wonder / Shining like a star.”
19. “This Time” by John Elefante – John Elefante tells the story of his daughter’s birth mother, a 13-year-old girl, seconds away from aborting Elefante’s daughter.
20. “Abortion Is Murder” by P.O.D. – The chorus of this song is very blunt; “Abortion is murder, There’s nothing you can say or do, to justify the fact, That there’s a living breathing baby inside of you.”
21. “Burden In Your Hands” by Underoath – this is a Christian metal song about how abortion is the direct killing of a preborn baby.
22. “Samurai Cop“ by Dave Matthews Band – The song describes the joy of watching your child grow, starting from birth. “The day you came, Naked, afraid, Young mother screams and pushes you, The day you came, Oh joy begin, Weak little thing, More precious there’ll be nothing, no, Oh joy begin…”
And we’re constantly adding more!
- “How to Love” by Lil Wayne (*explicit*) – it’s not in the song, but the music video starts out with a woman choosing not to have an abortion.
2. Dolores O’Riordan, singer in The Cranberries, was a pro-life mother of three and a devout Catholic. She told Rolling Stone in 1995, “It’s not good for women to go through the procedure and have something living sucked out of your bodies. It belittles women — even though some women say, ‘Oh, I don’t mind to have one.’ Every time a woman has an abortion, it just crushes her self-esteem, smaller and smaller and smaller.”
3. “Can I Live” by Nick Cannon isn’t available on Spotify, but the music video is really moving:
Thank you to everyone who has suggested even more pro-life songs! Check out the playlist to see if yours made the cut.
Have suggestions of songs to add? E-mail me!