Saturday, October 03, 2009

This has to be the most powerful pro-life video I've ever seen.

"Cannon's new music video "Can I Live?" tells a tale that's very different from a gangsta's paradise of dirty dancing and booty calls that Cannon may be sandwiched in between on MTV or BET. In the song, the hip-hop pop star tells his life story — or at least the beginning of it and his mom's close call with abortion

Cannon, 24, appears in the video as a ghost (or an angel, if you prefer) and sings, "Mommy, I don't like this clinic. Hopefully you'll make the right decision, and don't go through with the knife decision."

A scared teen, his mother was on a gurney — that's how close the call was — but got up, and, at least in the video version, ran.

He points out to his mother something she got on some level, or she wouldn't have gotten up: "That's a life inside you, look at your tummy. What is becoming Ma, I am Oprah bound. You can tell he's a star from the Ultrasound."--Kathryn Jean Lopez, National Review Online

And the big surprise is it's a true story shared by Nick Cannon, an actor who just happens to be married to Mariah Carey. Amazing.


Blogger JohnD said...

Probably more common than you think. I lost count of the number of abortions in America alone. There are bound to be the close calls like Cannon had.

I was in a message board discussion (this particular one about the biblical roles of men and women) when the dividing line became clear.

Ability outweighs propriety in these matters and in all matters of self will, or the "quick fix" to stay out of trouble... or to contribute to the sex saturation and gender imbalance which is the real culprit behind abortion.

Abortion is the symptom. Fornication the disease. Cure the disease and the symptom will cease to exist. I do not have the stats but I would not be surprised if less than 1% of all abortions is for the safety of the mother or some other capacity in non-fornication situation.

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