Some Top Pro-life Songs in Pop Culture

From Madonna, Common, and the Goo Goo Dolls, to the Cranberries, Shakira, and Our Lady Peace, many of our favorite bands capture and convey the truth of abortion–its pain, its taking of a life, its ultimate consequence. These songs have a way of healing wounds we are still working to close. Pass them along; use them to help people understand!

“MIRACLE” BY WHITNEY HOUSTON
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EXCERPT:

Nothing should matter

Not when love grows inside you

The choice is yours

There’s a miracle in store

Nothing should matter

Not when love grows inside you

A voice of love is crying out

Don’t throw love away

There’s a miracle in store

“HAPPY BIRTHDAY” BY FLIPSYDE
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EXCERPT:

Choosing our life over your life meant your death

And you never got a chance to even open your eyes

Sometimes I wonder as a fetus if you faught for your life?…

My vision of a family was artificial and fake

So when it came time to create I made a mistake…

And from the heavens to the womb to the heavens again

From the endin’ to the endin’, never got to begin

Maybe one day we could meet face to face?

In a place without time and space

Happy birthday…

“BLACK BALLOON” BY THE GOO GOO DOLLS
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EXCERPT:

I saw the world spin beneath you

And scatter like ice from the spoon

That was your womb…

What’s the things they never showed you

That swallowed the light from the sun

“SE QUIERE, SE MATA” BY SHAKIRA
Read lyrics (English translation) | Watch on YouTube

EXCERPT:

You’ll only go far from home

oh oh oh

For having brought another inhabitant

to join this rotted city

where something isn’t wanted, it’s killed….it’s killed

“RETROSPECT FOR LIFE” BY COMMON
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EXCERPT:

Yo we gotta start respectin life more y’all

You look at your brother man you gotta see yourself

Gotta see the God within him…

Knowin you the best part of life do I have the right to take yours…

Instead I lead you to death

I’m sorry for takin your first breath, first step, and first cry

“STEALING BABIES” BY OUR LADY PEACE
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EXCERPT:

You’re leaving pieces of family

How are you going to help them understand

I’m screaming while you’re stealing babies

Why do you want to knock us down again

“PAPA DON’T PREACH” BY MADONNA
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EXCERPT:

You always taught me right from wrong

I need your help, daddy please be strong

I may be young at heart

But I know what I’m saying

But I made up my mind, I’m keeping my baby

“ICICLE MELTS” BY THE CRANBERRIES
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EXCERPT:

How, how could you hurt the child,

How could you hurt the child?

Now, does this make you satisfied,

Satisfied, satisfied?

I don’t know what’s happening to people today,

When a child, child, child, child, he was taken away.

There’s a place for the baby that died,

And there’s time for the mother who cried.

“SLIDE” BY THE GOO GOO DOLLS
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EXCERPT:

Don’t you love the life you killed

The priest is on the phone

…May put your arms around me

What you feel is what you are

And what you are is beautiful

May do you wanna get married

Or run away

“THE FRESHMAN” BY THE VERVE PIPE
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EXCERPT:

When I was young I knew everything

She a punk who rarely ever took advice

Now I’m guilt stricken, sobbing with my head on the floor

Stop a baby’s breath and a shoe full of rice

“THE CALL” BY MATT KENNON
[Kennon was nearly aborted but instead adopted]
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EXCERPT:

When the nurse asked how far along are you

She said 5 weeks and just about then

Her phone lite up and his call came in

He said baby I was wrong about everything

I’ve already bought you a diamond ring

We’re gonna start a life, would you be my wife?

“UNBORN CHILD” BY SEALS AND CROFTS
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EXCERPT:

Only knew just what your momma was plannin’ to do.

You’re still a-clingin’ to the tree of life, but soon you’ll be cut off

before you get ripe. Oh unborn child, beginning to

grow inside your momma, but you’ll never know. Oh

tiny bud, that grows in the womb, only to be

crushed before you can bloom.

Mama stop! Turn around, go back, think it over.

Now stop, turn around, go back, think it over.

Stop, turn around, go back think it over.

Oh no momma, just let it be. You’ll never regret

it, just wait and see. Think of all the great ones

who gave everything That we might have life here,

so please bear the pain

“TO ZION” BY LAUREN HILL
[Autobiographical account about her own child, Zion, whom she almost aborted]
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EXCERPT:

I touched my belly overwhelmed

by what I had been chosen to perform

But then an angel came one day

Told me to kneel down and pray

for unto me a man child would be born

Woe this crazy circumstance

I knew his life deserved a chance

but everybody told me to be smart

“Look at your career ” they said,

“Lauryn baby use your head.”

But instead I chose to use my heart

“TOMORROW” BY MATT KEARNEY
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EXCERPT:

Because two came together so strong one night

And two wrongs don’t make one right

Giving a voice to the voiceless saying it’s choiceless’

Cause they’re priceless my princess…

I feel the kicks and the churns give me a turn

And a shot at this world to fight the fight

To beat my plight and let my light shine

In this dark time with all its ways of wearing crime

And let this world drown in these ultrasounds

Hearing this heart beats speak sweet so profound…

Les Miserables this ain’t no miserable daughter

Calling you Cossette ’cause God will be your father