Defending the Unborn Through Art

Over 50 million unborn lives have been snuffed out through the dark work of abortion since 1973. That’s 3,000 children each day in the United States alone. To bring this stat closer to home (or into your home), as many as 1 in 3 American women will have an abortion in their lifetime. Despite these horrific numbers, the abortion industry in the United States remains wealthy, vocal, and persistent.

Tonight the president of Planned Parenthood will take center stage on national television, certain to disguise the evil of abortion as a woman’s health issue.

But we are right to ask, Who stands for the health and human rights of unborn women in the womb?

In light of the power and influence of the industry, standing up for the rights of the unborn requires a mix of boldness, conviction, humility, and creative foresight. And it is a blend of these priorities that emerge in the ministry of Christian rapper Trip Lee. In particular, the song “Beautiful Life,” off his most recent album, is an artistic attempt to reach the thousands of women who are right now contemplating abortion.

Through his track, Trip Lee models creative engagement with his audience, while he speaks truth about the sin of abortion, and does so with a tone of compassion for those experiencing a life crisis. Recently he explained the origin of his pro-life ballad “Beautiful Life”:


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Tony Reinke (@tonyreinke) is a content strategist and staff writer for Desiring God and the author of Lit! A Christian Guide to Reading Books (2011) and John Newton on the Christian Life: To Live Is Christ (2015). He hosts the Ask Pastor John and Authors on the Line podcasts, and lives in the Twin Cities with his wife and their three children.