Isn't that Special? Demi Lovato Releases Pro-Abortion Song on Anniversary of Overturning of Roe v. Wade

Emma Campbell | June 23, 2023
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Pop singer Demi Lovato dropped a new song on Thursday, an inflammatory political anthem to protest abortion restrictions on the one-year anniversary of the overturning of Roe v. Wade. 

The song, entitled “Swine,” takes aim at the pro-life movement and government regulation of abortion, emphasizing the singer’s belief in the “my body, my choice” mantra. The chorus of the song contains almost those exact words, saying “My life, my voice / My right, my choice / It’s mine, or I’m just swine.” 

Lovato announced the song’s release on social media along with an explanation for why she created the song. 

“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,” her Instagram caption read. “I created ‘SWINE’ to amplify the voices of those who advocate for choice and bodily autonomy.”

The graphic lyrics of “Swine” reveal the singer’s adamant pro-abortion stance and intense take on the reproductive rights battle. 

“God forbid, I wanna suck whatever the f—k I wanna / God forbid, I wanna f—k whoever the f—k I want,” the song opens up. Later in the first verse, it continues, “F—k what I think, I don’t know a thing / The government knows my body.” 

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The singer also took a shot at Christians in the song, equating restrictions on abortion to having “your God and even your Holy Bible” banned, saying “It’s your book, but it’s my survival.” 

“Swine” is the singer’s first new release since her August 2022 album Holy Fvck and continues the singer’s shift into creating primarily rock music. It’s not her first explicitly political song, either. 

In October of 2022, Lovato released a song with fellow artist Finneas called “Commander in Chief,” which targeted then-President Donald Trump. 

For one year, all profits from the song will be donated to the Reproductive Justice Fund at the Demi Lovato Foundation. From there, the money will be split between NARAL Pro-Choice America, Plan C, and The National Network of Abortion Funds. The singer also added a resource center to her website, which includes a map of current abortion rights by state, links to resources from Planned Parenthood, a support hotline, ways to donate, and a place for people to share their stories. 

The Supreme Court overturned Roe v. Wade in June of 2022, determining that “the Constitution makes no reference to abortion, and no such right is implicitly protected by any constitutional provision.” Since the ruling, decisions about abortion access have returned to the state level, with several states enacting legislation to restrict abortion access.

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