Ed Sheeran

Ed Sheeran has come out to say he does not ‘approve’ of anti-abortion campaigners using his song Small Bump to promote their ideals. He put on his Instagram story a short statement stating that this was not the intent of the song.

The song is actually about a miscarriage and discusses the trauma around it. He told Interview Magazine that he wrote the song about a friend who lost a child.

The song was played by anti-abortion activists in Dublin, ahead of a referendum vote in Ireland to repeal the constitution that makes abortion illegal. Many women have to leave the country in order to get an abortion.

But not only that, it works the other way too. Abortion campaigners were handing out leaflets at a concert last week, using the singer’s lyrics also.

The amendment, introduced in 1983, bans abortion in essentially all cases and states:

‘The State acknowledges the right to life of the unborn and, with due regard to the equal right to life of the mother, guarantees in its laws to respect, and, as far as practicable, by its laws to defend and vindicate that right.’

This is an ongoing debate in Ireland, that a child is made at the point of conception.

Obviously, this move was condemned by his fans on social media.

Ed Sheeran isn’t the only one whose songs have been repurposed. Apparently, they’re fans of the Goo Goo Dolls too.