Many Musicians speak out

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Many Musicians speak out
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Wed, 02-27-2008 - 11:28pm

Many musicians are speaking out on the issue with some really great material.


Nick Cannon created this song and video based on his and his mother's own story


http://youtube.com/watch?v=4AqPRcF7ZC0


Whitney Houstan


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tOJfxKtRMy4


Kacey Chambers


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=z0_LSMYUVk4&feature=related


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=biYm_pLUn5o&feature=related


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=seBi-QwRQQE&feature=related


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Opp0DQUBUCI&feature=related


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Jku2E0VMYaE&feature=related


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=teL5qDjGWmI&feature=related


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mOoTibcd__g


The Cranberries, Eric Clapton, Kid Rock, and Kenny Chesney's There goes my life:


All he could think about was I'm too young for this
Got my whole life ahead
hell I'm just a kid myself
how I'm gonna raise one

All he could see were his dreams going up in smoke
So much for ditching this town and hanging out on the coast
Oh well, those plans are long gone

And he said
there goes my life
there goes my future, my everything
might as well kiss it all good-bye
there goes my life.......

A couple years of up all night and a few thousand diapers later
That mistake he thought he made covers up the refrigerator
Oh yeah..........he loves that little girl.

Momma's waiting to tuck her in
as she fumbles up those stairs
she smiles back at him dragging that teddy bear
sleep tight, blue eyes and bouncing curls

He smiles
there goes my life
there goes my future my everything
I love you, daddy goodnight
there goes my life

She had that Honda loaded down
with Abercrombie clothes and 15 pairs of shoes and his American express
he checked the oil and slammed the hood, said your good to go
she hugged them both and headed off to the west coast

And he cried
there goes my life
there goes my future, my everything
I love you
baby good-bye


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Registered: 06-17-2007
Wed, 02-27-2008 - 11:43pm

I have a couple of things to say here:

1. Great that they're encouraging women not to have abortions. I also would also encourage women not to have abortions, but I would not make them illegal.
2. Notice how many of these artists are men. It's awfully easy for them to criticize a decision they'll never have to make.

Now, I wonder if all the women who would get abortion for rape or incest ought to be required to see a video with children saying "Can I live?" Maybe we can show the woman on my board who had to terminate her Trisomy 13 baby a couple of weeks ago. She terminated electively. Maybe she'll think more carefully next time she decides to get pregnant.

I realize that these are not the majority of abortion cases, but it certainly makes it seem like women only have abortions for stupid reasons. Then again, I don't usually look for logic in music videos.




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Registered: 02-04-2008
Thu, 02-28-2008 - 12:13am

As you said, most elective abortions aren't for medical reasons of the mother or child.

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Registered: 01-07-2007
Thu, 02-28-2008 - 8:05am
Cool.
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Registered: 03-07-2007
Thu, 02-28-2008 - 8:27am

I think it's great that a young person chose to speak about something important to him

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Registered: 05-06-2007
Thu, 02-28-2008 - 8:33am

So what? Obviously if a woman chose to terminate, she's aware of the option she's choosing. I don't see the relevance of a music video to this decision. It's like saying, oh because some big rap artist shows everyone smoking blunts in his music video, that must be what I should do.

It's called artistic expression and nothing more, sorry.

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Registered: 06-17-2007
Thu, 02-28-2008 - 12:30pm

"As you said, most elective abortions aren't for medical reasons of the mother or child. They are for a plethera of other reasons from education to timing, from employment to fear."

And I've also said that the definition of "elective" means something far different than what I previously thought. This woman electively decided to induce early a very-wanted pregnancy of a fetus with Trisomy 13. It had nearly no chance of survival, and if it did survive, would suffer terrible disabilities for the whole of what would be a very short life.

That, as I said, was considered an elective termination.




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Thu, 02-28-2008 - 3:05pm
Excellent points. :)

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Registered: 03-26-2003
Thu, 02-28-2008 - 3:20pm
It is something that individuals fail to understand: the CDC figures classify as "elective" any abortion that is performed where the woman's life is not in immediate danger. There are no accurate figures for abortions performed for medical reasons that are not immediately life-threatening to the pregnant woman.

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Registered: 01-13-2006
Thu, 02-28-2008 - 6:16pm

"It is something that individuals fail to understand: the CDC figures classify as "elective" any abortion that is performed where the woman's life is not in immediate danger. There are no accurate figures for abortions performed for medical reasons that are not immediately life-threatening to the pregnant woman."


Often I wonder if it is a true failure to understand or a or a decision to use the term "elective" in the manner that best suits the person's stance.

"It is right to be contented with what we have, but never with what we are."

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Registered: 10-17-2006
Thu, 02-28-2008 - 6:37pm

Given that it's been very clearly explained more than once re: what "elective" means in terms of medical procedures, I gather that it's about stance.

 

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