In 2014, LifeNews reported on Kid Rock’s surprise visit to a man with Down syndrome on his 30th Birthday. Kid Rock, whose real name is Robert James Richie, showered the man with gifts, including tickets to his next concert. And according to 99.5 WYCD, the “Devil Without A Cause” artist also brought a hat, a photograph and a custom guitar as gifts.
Kid Rock’s generosity and kindness was “liked” on YouTube by over a million people and was a refreshing reminder of how society should treat people with disabilities. However, unfortunately, in a recent interview with The Guardian Kid Rock opened up about his reluctant support for legal abortion.
He said, “I am definitely a Republican on fiscal issues and the military, but I lean to the middle on social issues. I am no fan of abortion, but it’s not up to a man to tell a woman what to do. Kid Rock continued, “I played Barack Obama’s inauguration even though I didn’t vote for him. I didn’t agree with his policies, but there was an exciting sense of change in the air. That promise hasn’t been fulfilled – the country is more divided than ever.”
I cannot count the amount of people I’ve met who’ve said they personally don’t support or “like” abortion but don’t feel they should take away a woman’s right to have one. To me, that’s kind of what it sounds like Kid Rock is saying; however, his view (and many others) is really illogical at its core.
This is because if we look at why people are “personally” against abortion or don’t like abortion, we find out it’s because they believe (or are swayed to believe) that it takes an innocent life. And that begs the question, if abortion takes an innocent life, should anything else really matter?
Think about it in this context— would you tell a woman who has a six-month old that it’s ok that she killed her baby because it was her “choice”? If she asked you about the decision in advance, would you tell her that it really isn’t your place to tell her what do?
My guess is you probably wouldn’t say it’s ok because at the end of the day, yes it is her choice, and yes you really can’t tell her what to do— but that doesn’t change the fact that killing her baby is wrong and will have repercussions that she can’t even imagine.