British singer-songwriter Ed Sheeran criticized Irish pro-life advocates this week for using one of his songs to promote the value of babies in the womb.
Posting on Instagram over the weekend, Sheeran said he learned that pro-life advocates had been using his song “Small Bump” as they campaigned around Dublin, according to the Washington Post.
“I feel like 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,” Sheeran wrote.
Reuters reports Sheeran wrote the song about a friend who miscarried her unborn baby several years ago. It includes the lyrics: “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.”
Other lines speak about the four-month unborn baby’s development, including their eyelids, tiny feet and fingernails “the size/Of a half grain of rice.” Though the song is not about abortion, it emphasized the value of a baby in the womb and the pain of the baby’s death.
After Sheeran wrote his Instagram post, abortion activists quickly followed up with attacks on pro-lifers in Ireland. A spokeswoman for the British Pregnancy Advisory Service, a British abortion chain, told Reuters that pro-lifers wrongly were “conflating pregnancy loss and abortion.”
While it’s true that miscarriage and abortion are not the same, in one respect, there is no difference: the value of the unborn baby. Whether the baby dies naturally in a miscarriage or intentionally is killed in an abortion, the baby is a valuable human being.
On Friday, Ireland is scheduled to vote on whether to repeal its Eighth Amendment, which protects unborn babies’ right to life. Abortion activists, backed by some of the world’s richest men, are pushing the pro-life country to legalize abortion on demand.
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Pro-lifers estimate that the Eighth Amendment has saved approximately 100,000 unborn babies’ lives from abortion.
If the amendment is repealed, government leaders plan to push a proposal to legalize abortion for any reason up to 12 weeks of pregnancy and up to six months in a wide range of circumstances.
Pro-life advocates have been working hard against a biased media, politicians, celebrities and huge, illegal donations from rich American businessmen who are intent on pushing Ireland to adopt abortion on demand. Pro-life volunteers have been knocking on doors across Ireland to save the Eighth Amendment and thousands of unborn babies’ lives.
Dr. Eamon McGuinness, a former chairman of the Institute of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists in Ireland, recently wrote a column for the Irish Times explaining that Ireland is one of the safest places in the world for pregnant mothers and their babies.