(CNSNews.com) – A pro-life group is warning that a popular song advocates
violence against pregnant women.
Black Americans for Life, an outreach of the National
Right to Life Committee, said the remixed version of singer Usher’s song "Confessions," featuring
rapper Joe Budden, suggests violent action against a mother when she is unwilling
to abort her child.
"These lyrics are demeaning and outright violent toward both women and
unborn children," said Day Gardner, director of Black Americans for Life.
"It is appalling to suggest that a man attack a woman to cause the death
of her unborn child. As women and as mothers, we simply cannot allow ourselves
or our unborn children to be treated as objects of such abuse," Gardner
The song includes lyrics such as:
"….Pray that she abort that,
If she’s talkin’ ’bout keeping’ it,
One hit to the stomach,
She’s leakin’ it…"
Gardner said the lyrics illustrate the need for legislation like the Unborn
Victims of Violence Act, also known as Laci and Connor’s law, which makes it
a federal crime to harm or kill an unborn child when committing an act of violence
against the mother.