Stanek weekend question: What song would you kill your baby by?

Yesterday Students for Life reported in a Facebook alert:

Last night a disturbing “trending topic” emerged on Twitter. Most will probably know that Twitter is a service in which people give their thoughts, opinions or make statements in 140 characters or less. You can follow other people’s “tweets” or even follow a “trending topic.” Trending topics are often current events around the world, things that millions of people seem to be interested in.

[Last night’s trending] topic was #abortionclinicplaylistsongs, or Abortion Clinic Play List Songs, in other words, songs you would listen to while you wait in the lobby of an abortion facility waiting to have your child killed.

Bryan Kemper noted some of the songs:

Oops I Did it Again – Britney Spears
Heartless – Kanye West
There Goes My Baby – Usher
I Want My Baby Back Ribs – The Chili’s Restaurant Song
Another One Bites The Dust – Queen
My Curse – Kill Switch Engage
Cuts Like A Knife – Bryan Adams
Bye, Bye, Bye – NSync
Kill You – Eminem
Murder Was The Case – Snoop Dogg

Of course this is just another sick attempt to trivialize abortion while at the same time mocking those who cherish the sanctity of innocent preborn human life. And it will backfire, just like the aborted fetus cookies.

SFL recommended accessing #abortionclinicplaylistsongs through our Twitter accounts and expressing outrage and sadness. She also recommended posting songs of regrets, such as “Tears fall” by BarlowGirl.

What song(s) would you add to an abortion clinic play list?

27 thoughts on “Stanek weekend question: What song would you kill your baby by?”

  1. “Doing It All For My Baby” – Huey Lewis and the News

    (Appeals to those who think it’s better to abort than raise a child in poverty or other less-than-ideal circumstances.)

  2. I didn’t read it that way at all. I thought it actually made fun of abortion. Many of the songs have a pro-life underpinning. “Heartless”– that’s not pro-life? “Murder was the case”? That’s not pro-life?
    I would suggest participation! Tell the world how awful abortion is.  I just don’t understand why people can’t play along. Yes, abortion is murder. Ever hear of gallows humour? Do people not make fun of war and death?
    Pro-life song titles outnumber the pro-choice ones by a huge margin.
    Does all opposition to abortion have to be serious and morose? Can’t we be lighthearted at all?

  3. Fix You” by Coldplay.
    The lyrics to the bridge are especially appropriate.  “Tears stream down your face/ When you loose something you cannot replace.

  4. Suzanne – there are times when gallows humor works, and there are times when it doesn’t. For example, making fun of the Nazis, as in “The Producers”, can be hilarious. Making jokes about starving Jews being gassed to death is not. Making fun of terrorists can be funny. Making fun of women pleading for their lives as they’re being stoned to death is not. So while I think there’s a lot of potential in mocking various pro-choice attitudes, mocking abortion as a whole doesn’t work.

    There’s the old saying that tragedy plus time equals comedy. Even then, though, mocking innocent victims comes across as more heartless and apathetic to suffering than anything else.

  5. I completely agree with SUZANNE, they sounded WAY more PRO LIFE to me.

    I would have chosen “Thank You For The Venom” by My Chemical Romance

    OH and by the way Janet there IS a thing called “Adoption” EVER HERAD OF IT?

    And Marauder, I find it hard to believe that you can think The Holocaust and the Nazis humorous when it had the same concept of systematic killings. And no matter how much “time” passes the Holocaust will never be funny.

  6. I think this song would be excellent for mothers (or anyone involved) who are suffering following an abortion decision.  It could also be a moment of decision, turning, strength and choosing LIFE over death.  It is a song of healing & redemption.

    “My Recovery” by Unspoken

    Of course, the classic Nick Cannon song “Can I Live”…WOW! 
    “What you want?  Morning sickness or the sickness of mourning?”

    Respond For Life!/pages/Respond-For-Life/374386523232?ref=ts  Did a community outreach pro-life concert & had about 40+ kids wearing CAN I LIVE t-shirts & singing this song!  It was powerful.  To see pix of the concert, visit the FB page.

    Israel & New Breed  “He Knows My Name” and “I am Not Forgotten” 

  7. This makes me sick to my stomach. Literally, trying to hold down my vomit. The thought that ppl could even carry on such a conversation is beyond me!! Every pro life person should be up in arms over this. But No, we are actually entertaining this topic…..!!!!! I’m ashamed and extremely saddened by this “weekend ?”!!!

  8. I didn’t say I thought the Holocaust was humorous, Ace, and I didn’t say the Nazis were humorous. I said making fun of the Nazis can be hilarious – as in, there’s humor to be find in mocking things like Hitler’s ego, ridiculously over-the-top Nazi propaganda, et cetera. (“Springtime for Hitler” from “The Producers”)'s_Heroes

    To look at other things I said:

    “There’s the old saying that tragedy plus time equals comedy.”

    There is indeed such a saying.

    “Even then, though, mocking innocent victims comes across as more heartless and apathetic to suffering than anything else.”

    As in, hello, we’re on the same side. Do us all a favor and look at what I actually wrote, please.

  9. It seems obvious from the posts here that the intention behind this “trending topic” is unclear and therefore can be easily misunderstood and in the process cause hurt. One of my brothers is really big on teasing and sometimes his words do really help me to not take myself so seriously and to laugh at myself; but other times what he says really hurts, and when it does I let him know and he apologizes, because he respects me. He has never and would never tease me about anything related to abortion, because he knows that would hurt. I don’t find this “topic” funny at all because it reminds me of the horrible thing that really happened to my own child, and to me, many years ago. That was no joke. What happened to me and what has happened and is still happening to so many girls and women is something I can never, ever experience as humorous.

  10. I agree with Marauder. While some elements of historic atrocities can be satirized and mocked, some are beyond humor. I find the Twitter topic unbelievably grotesque and inappropriate.

  11. Are you sure this is real and not a hoax? If so…what is wrong with these people?
    I heard “What Kind of Gone” by Chris Cagle a couple times on my drive home from the clinic. I like the song, but it’s still hard to listen to.
    These attempts to trivialize abortion and make it seem funny are pretty disgusting. The “Live Tweeting Abortion” girl was all sarcasm and jokes. I’d hope it backfires.

  12. Alice,  thinking of you and the pain you are going through.  Thanks for acknowledging your child. If you don’t already know, God loves you so much and forgives you.

    Abortion, like the Holocaust, is not funny because it is so wrong.

  13. Alice, I am in agreement with you.  I, too, had an abortion many years ago, and it haunts and deeply disturbs me to this day.  This discussion about music being played during the murder is horrifying to me.  Let us not play into their hands by coming up with our own alternatives.  It should not even be a topic to be toyed with.  I don’t remember if there was music being played or not (although I remember vividly every detail of the “procedure.”)  I had shut down emotionally and had withdrawn deep into myself, as a result of being pressured into having the abortion.

    With the grace of God, I have been (am being) healed and restored, and I now work with Silent No More Awareness to bring that message of hope and healing to other wounded women (and men). 

    This topic makes sickens me.

  14. Exactly, Elizabeth.  The child should be able to live his or her own life.  Ok atheists, you can leave the room now.  The rest of you, You know that no child is going to be placated in the afterlife by his mom saying, “Oh, but honey, I listened to this really poignant song before I paid them to kill you…”  Yeah… that’s going to make our kids go all warm and fuzzy.  I’d like to think they’d like to know, “What did you do after that?  Did you try to stop this from happening to other kids or did you throw up your hands and say, ‘it’s a woman’s choice’?”

  15. Maybe the question for me would be, if I could take over the muzak in the waiting room of an abortion clinic what would I play to prick the consciences of the moms about to make the worst mistake of their lives? I would def play Nick Cannon’s “Can I live”. Whitney Houston had a great song too about throwing away a miracle…she admitted the song was about regretting an abortion.

    I put the song ‘Can I Live’ by Nick Cannon with the #abortionclinicplaylistsongs hashtag on my twitter. Maybe someone who needs to hear that message will watch the video.
    The one’s who SHOULD be aborted are the anchor babies, though. Can’t have those alien parasites breeding and gaining illegal citizenship 18 years from when that little parasite is born!

    (I’m being really sarcastic about that last bit, by the way, for the people that are very literally minded.)


    CHILD WITH NO NAME, By – Sharon Marie

    In Memory – A Song About Abortion
    Flipsyde – Happy Birthday
    Jaime Thietten My Chance

    Nick Cannon – Can I Live?
    Momma, I Wanna Live
    “Alive” Prolife Music Video
    What was I supposed to be?
    “You Are There”

    Love this song I will be a blessing for life~
    “The Blessing” by John Waller
    Won’t someone save the children? – Singing in the Rain

    Lia ~ speaks on abortion~
    12-year-old speaks out on the issue of abortion

    Abortions and Ice Cream: A Personal Preference Issue?
    Are the Unborn Human?

    Macho Sauce Productions on Abortion
    An Overview of Abortion / 2-minute pixelized version


    Inspirational Speaker
    Nick Vujicic,

    #NoArms, #NoLegs, #NoWorries! Part 1
    Nick Vujicic, #NoArms, #NoLegs, #NoWorries! Part 2
    Nick Vujicic – #NoArms #NoLegs #NoWorries Part 3

    Awesome movie clips & photos of the unborn from the Biology of Prenatal Development
    Biologically speaking, “human development begins at fertilization,”

    Human embryo 4Weeks 4Days old~heartbeat in action
    Between 4 and 5 weeks, the brain continues its rapid growth and divides into 5 distinct sections….
    Liver and Heart
    6 weeks the rapidly growing brain
    6 weeks Primitive brainwaves

  18. I don’t know about abortion clinic songs, but when I was on the way to the hospital in labor, speeding along I-95 and seemingly hitting every pothole on the way, the radio was playing “Brown-Eyed Girl.”  And I did gave birth to a beautiful brown-eyed girl!

    I went into labor at 2:00 am and gave birth at 7:00 am, the longest, most painful, and happiest five hours of my life :-)

  19. If I could hack into a murder clinic’s sound system, I’d play songs like these:

    “Baby Come Back” – Player
    “It’s a Heartache” – Bonnie Tyler
    “Hemmorhage In My Hands” – Fuel
    “Apologize” – One Republic/Timbaland

    I agree that “Happy Birthday” by Flipsyde is a beautiful song.  It brought tears to my eyes.

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