In 2009, the Christian rock band, Skillet, released a single called “Lucy.” For some time, John Cooper – the band’s lead singer – chose not to share the story behind the song. But, in November of 2010, he told the true story that inspired “Lucy” to a crowd at a concert:
The moving and artful words of “Lucy” capture the heartbreak of abortion that many couples experience. While often sold as a quick decision that can be forgotten and moved on from, abortion is anything but easy. Abortion is the chosen death of an irreplaceable child, and it’s hard for mothers and fathers to avoid this heart wrenching truth for long, despite what they’re told.
Often, one partner insists on abortion despite the desire of the other partner to keep their baby. Too many dads push abortion on women, shoving the cash in their faces, driving them to the clinics, and forcing them to submit to abortion. Too many moms demand abortion, despite the desperate pleas and offered support of the dads.
On a public poem website, one father, Ryan, submitted the following: