Pop Life

The Abortion Debate: Five Pro-Life Songs

In this time of great economic stress, high gas prices, mounting debt, and other sober financial concerns gripping the nation, it is only natural that many legislative debates across the nation are focused on abortion. And when we say it's only natural, we mean that it's hard to type while smacking yourself in the forehead with your good hand.

Still, the right to argue and debate is as fundamentally American as free speech, owning a handgun, or drinking cheap alcohol. Rocks Off isn't a qualified political commentator, so we've decided to let music fight this one out for us.

Here are five songs that, to varying degrees, come down on the pro-life side of the argument. Stay tuned for the pro-choice rebuttal tomorrow.

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Jef Rouner is a contributing writer who covers politics, pop culture, social justice, video games, and online behavior. He is often a professional annoyance to the ignorant and hurtful.
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