Guest Author - Suzanne Gregory
This article, one previous and several upcoming, are about songs that incorporate abortion in some way. Not all of them are pro choice, some are anti choice, but I feel it is good to be exposed to both sides. Choice is always in danger, and it is good to know what we are up against.
If there are any from this period that I have overlooked feel free to head to the pro choice forums and start a discussion.
-Becky and the baby by Jimmy Ibbotson
-Can I live by Nick Cannon Featuring Anthony Hamilton
-Rainy Day by Pigeon John Featuring RedCloud
In it, he thanks his mother for not aborting him.
-Happy Birthday by Flipsyde
About a man singing to his child that was never born.
-Hate it or love it by the Game Featuring 50 Cent
-Shasta (Carrieís Song) by Vienna Teng
About a woman who leaves a clinic without having an abortion.
-First Trimester by Illogic
The singers account of his girlfriend having an abortion and not telling him.
-Goose walking over my grave by Jan Munly
About a girl pregnant by her brother who try together to end her pregnancy themselves.
-Obscure by Dir en Grey
A song about Japanís abortion stance
-Red Ragtop by Tim McGraw
A couple decides on an abortion and their relationship starts to unravel.
-Jesus love you by Jewel
-A tool to scream by Zao
A pro life song about abortion.
-Speculum by Adema
A band member whose girlfriend became pregnant and ended the pregnancy with out telling him.
-Malediction by Atomic Opera
A song condemning abortion.
-Abortion by Kid Rock
A man considers suicide after his girlfriend terminates her pregnancy.
-Loves Not by Mars Ill
Mentions abortion and clinic bombings.
-Isobel by Dido
-Itís not the time by Kendall Payne
About a pregnant teenage girl struggling over her decision to abort or not.
-Burden in your hand by Underoath
The bands pro life stance on abortion
-Die of shame by tilt
A girl dies after a self induced abortion, for fear of shame by her parents. She lives in a state with parental consent.
-Giving you back by Robyn
A song about her own abortion.
-Hello Birmingham by Ani DiFranco
A song about the 1998 bombing of a clinic in Alabama