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.