Sadly, there are so many stories of celebrities admitting they’ve had an abortion, and talking about how much heartache it caused. These stories are sad, but important to let people know how devastating abortion really is! I’m going to do a series of blog posts about some of those stories, hoping we can all learn from their mistakes and pray that God would heal their heartache… and that people will quit seeing abortion as the way to handle an unwanted pregnancy.
Lecrae is a Christian rapper who’s found huge mainstream success . His album Anomaly was #1 on Billboard’s list and the #1 Gospel Album when it came out last year, and he recently appeared on Jimmy Fallon’s Tonight Show.
One song on his newest album has a song called “Good, Bad, Ugly” where he admits his mistake of getting a girlfriend pregnant and taking her to get an abortion.
Here are some of the lyrics:
Heard a heart beat that wasn’t hers or mineThe miracle of life had started inside
…I’m too young for thisI’m thinkin’ me myself and IShould I sacrifice this lifeTo keep my vanity and live nice…Afraid my dreams were not gonna surviveSo I dropped her off at that clinicThat day a part of us died
The chorus talks about telling the truth even if people don’t want to hear it. And the truth is that abortion kills babies and takes away life. It’s often a choice made out of selfishness and fear, as Lecrae says. And it creates a lot of guilt.But like many people with abortion stories, his one ends with a message of hope. The end of the song says, “only God could help me get free, But I been forgiven, My Savior risen, I’m out the prison.”
No matter what you’ve done or has been done to you, God can give forgiveness and freedom. “We are not defined by our past.”
In case you missed them, here are some other celebrities who’ve admitted that abortion causes heartbreak:
- Lisa Robertson, wife of Duck Dynasty’s Al Robertson
- Nicki Minaj
- Stevie Nicks
- Aerosmith’s Steven Tyler and his ex-girlfriend
- Michael Jackson
- Sharon Osbourne
- Toni Braxton
- Jennifer O’Neill