Michael Jackson Had an Anti-Abortion Song?
'Song Groove,' aka 'Abortion Papers,' released this week
By Evann Gastaldo, Newser Staff
Posted Sep 21, 2012 10:20 AM CDT
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(Newser) – Sony released a 25th anniversary remastered edition of Michael Jackson's Bad this week, and among the eight previously unreleased songs is … an anti-abortion anthem. "Song Groove," aka "Abortion Papers," includes lyrics like, "Those abortion papers / Signed in your name against the words of God / Those abortion papers / Think about life, I'd like to have my child." At Slate, Amanda Marcotte deems it "a Christianity-heavy screed." And at Wonkette, Jesse Taylor points out, "Hey, if you abort 'em, you can't dangle 'em." But Taylor and Marcotte also agree—the song is oddly "catchy."

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corlista
Sep 25, 2012 8:22 PM CDT
@Mike: I commend your valiant effort but there are too many trolls here with pedophilia saturated brains. Projection is a terrible thing....
Mike619213
Sep 21, 2012 9:12 PM CDT
idiots! all of you, if you guys would of bought bad25 you would of been able to read his notes on the song "this is a song that Michael knew could be controversial and, as a result, he spent a lot of time thinking about the story for the song and the voice through which the song should be told. The song isabout a girl whose father is a priest; she was raised in the Church and on the Bible. She gets married in the Church but decides, against the Bible, to have an abortion and she wants “Abortion Papers.” As Michael indicated in his notes, “I have to do it in a way so I don’t offend girls who have gotten abortions or bring back guilt trips so it has to be done carefully… I have to really think about it.“ This is an early example of a song with a controversial subject". he wrote story, this song is not about his personal belief, he's an artist, and quit that pedo stuff, knowing you people you guys didn't even bother to read his 05' trial transcripts, where it proves that the prosecution falsified all of their evidence and so much bs. rip michael
bubbahotep
Sep 21, 2012 3:55 PM CDT
Yes. It was called "Beat It".