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Pop star Demi Lovato has received pushback online from several influential pro-life commenters for her new pro-abortion anthem, “Swine.” The profanity-laced song and music video were released in late June after the first anniversary of the U.S. Supreme Court’s decision overturning Roe v. Wade, ruling that the U.S. Constitution doesn’t confer a right to abortion.

In the song, Lovato says, “God forbid, I wanna suck whatever the f— I wanna/God forbid, I wanna f— whoever the f— I want/And if he c—, I guess I gotta be a mother,” adding, “My life, my voice/My rights, my choice/It’s mine, or I’m just swine.”

The 30-year-old former Disney star compared women who get abortions to the Salem Witch Trials victims. She sings, “We gotta grow ’em, we gotta raise ’em, we gotta feed and bathe ’em. And if you won’t, they call you a witch to burn at the stake in Salem/Thought by now they’d change, but we’re still waiting/Let’s give these [plural expletive] hell.”

With 17 million YouTube subscribers, Lovato’s new song has over 700,000 views. Popular Christian YouTuber Rusian KD created a video response titled “Demi Lovato MOCKS Bible in DEMONIC New Song?” He said in the video, “Demi Lovato quit being a ‘them’ so that she could write a woman’s rights anthem. I cannot make this up, ladies and gentlemen. I would just like it to be known that Demi Lovato is getting ratioed by people in the dislikes section of this video. Forty-seven thousand dislikes versus [49,000] likes, and the video has 493,000 views in seven days.”

Lovato first announced the video on Instagram, writing in her post, “It’s been one year since the Supreme Court’s decision to dismantle the constitutional right to a safe abortion, and although the path forward will be challenging, we must continue to be united in our fight for reproductive justice.”

She continued, “I created ‘SWINE’ to amplify the voices of those who advocate for choice and bodily autonomy. I want this song to empower not only the birthing people of this country but everyone who stands up for equality, to embrace their agency and fight for a world where every person’s right to make decisions about their own body is honored.” Her use of the term “birthing people” instead of “women” upset many who commented on her post.

The pro-life activist organization Live Action posted a video response by one of its supporters. The young woman in the video said, “This is a terrible song, and the lyrics were written to reduce a woman to her body. Demi, do you really think that the only thing women are good for is sex, to please others, and to be pleased? Are we not valuable human beings that should respect [ours and our children’s bodies]? Defending the lives of our children in the womb does not make us swine or pigs. It makes us strong. We have a superpower that can grow human beings inside of our wombs, and it should never be reduced or mocked.”

Lovato is donating the profits of her song to organizations that support abortion.

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