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Ed Sheeran Writes Pro-Life Song, Then Gets Mad at Pro-Lifers for Noticing

With due respect for your obvious talents Ed, nobody cares whether you gave approval for your words to be used this way.

Those who cling to a supposed right to murder their offspring are destined to live with a conflicted worldview that is intellectually unsustainable. Still, it has to be weird to believe babies in the womb can be legally mutilated and dismembered while concurrently writing a heartfelt song about that very unborn life that includes moving lines like:

“You’re just a small bump unborn, in four months you’re brought to life…You might be left with my hair, but you’ll have your mother’s eyes. I’ll hold your body in my hands, be as gentle as I can. But for now you’re a scan of my unmade plans.”

Yet that’s exactly where popular crooner Ed Sheeran has placed himself after publicly condemning the pro-life movement for using his song in association with their cause to proclaim the value and worth of all human life, born and unborn. Apparently for reasons only he knows, Sheeran finds such a cause morally or philosophically offensive. So rather than quietly consider what his own words, written about the tragedy of miscarriage, might reveal to him about the horror of abortion, Sheeran unleashed this goofy criticism:

“I’ve been informed that my song ‘Small Bump’ is being used to promote the pro-life campaign, and I feel it’s important to let you know I have not given approval for this use, and it does not reflect what the song is about.”

Hey Ed, I say this with all due respect for your obvious talents and gifts, but nobody cares whether you gave approval for your words to be used for this particular cause. Words have consequences, and they can be bad or good. Darwin may not have given Hitler approval to use his theory as justification for the slaughter of innocent humans, but that didn’t change the reality Hitler found an intellectual home in the “preservation of favored races.”

And you may not have intended to write a dazzling testimony to the glorious truth of what is conceived in the womb, but you did. And those who accept that truth and seek to promote it in a world where others foolishly deny it may be inclined to reference your unwitting witness. If that causes you internal conflict and discomfort, so be it. But perhaps instead of throwing a temper tantrum on Instagram, a better course of action would be to take some time to stop your left-wing advocacy long enough to listen. Listen to the wisdom of people like courageous pro-life spokeswoman Obianuju Ekeocha who appropriately admonished you:

Dear Ed, in a miscarriage a baby dies and is lost (very sad), in an abortion a baby is cruelly killed and is thrown away. You should weep for them.

Given your moving lyrics, I think you could come to this realization if you would introspectively evaluate the inconsistency between the words you write and the causes you champion.

Obianuju Ekeocha is right. There is a vast difference between miscarriage (natural death) and abortion (murder). We cringe in horror at the school shootings (intentional murder) but too many think abortion, which is also intentional murder,
is O.K.

I have never understood the popularity of Ed Sheeran. Personally I find him sorely lacking in talent. And it's not because he's - (ho-hum) - just one more liberal entertainer. There are plenty of lefty artists whose music I enjoy. But Sheeran? He's got nothing. (IMHO) And to be fair, while I agree pretty much with Ted Nugent, politically, I'm not a big fan of HIS music, either.


@MAlanD I totally agree. I've heard one of his songs that I like, but beyond that, every time I hear a song by him and I realize it's one of his songs, I'm always wondering what the big deal is. And the reason I like one of his songs is because it sounds nothing like t
he rest of his garbagepop.

Shrug. At least from the portion you quoted seems to imply the child is only " a small bump unborn" and that in four months it would be "brought to life". Since the four months would presumably be in reference to the child's birth that's more in keeping with the Pro-Choice beliefs than typical Pro-Life ones. But as I said, that's just the portion you quoted. Perhaps it becomes Pro-life later on. Further the idea a person can't object or have opinions on who uses their song is a strange one. I doubt you'd be thrilled to find out a song you'd written was being used to advocate for a Pro-Choice group.

@Jack_Krevin in the song, he talks about how he would have interacted with the baby and what the baby would have looked like if it had been born. You can't call it a child or baby and then say it's more in line with the Pro-Choice beliefs. That's nonsense. I do agree with you, on the other hand, that he has every right to publicly express his antipathy towards it's use by the pro-life movement. A song about miscarriage certainly isn't the same as a song about abortion. But if the miscarriage song gives legitimacy to the fact that the unborn child is a living human being, then it certainly has more to do with the pro-life stance than anything related to the pro-choice stance.