The oldest pro-life organization in America, National Right to Life, has just over 250,000 likes on Facebook. Yet it wasn’t National Right to Life that made motherhood great again in a matter of days, it was Queen B herself.
One week ago, Beyoncé posted an Instagram photo of herself veiled, surrounded by flowers with a beautiful message saying, “We would like to share our love and happiness. We have been blessed two times over. We are incredibly grateful that our family will be growing by two, and we thank you for your well wishes. – The Carters.” That pregnancy announcement topped 10 million likes on Instagram.
Following that, Beyoncé appeared Sunday night at the Grammys and led a visual and musical performance celebrating motherhood. In the beginning of the performance, Beyonce presented herself dressed as a goddess of sorts, wearing a gold dress and crown while her voiceover announced, “Do you remember being born? Are you thankful for the hips that cracked, the deep velvet of your mother, and her mother, and her mother?”
Funny, Everyone’s Calling Them Babies
Fans on social media rejoiced in celebration and praise to both the announcement and Grammy performance despite very pro-life undertones. The hypocrisy from “pro-choice feminists” who continue to fangirl over the pregnancy is stark. They echo Beyoncé’s statement, “I Have Three Hearts,” while advocating for legal abortions, many times up until the moment of birth.
Even Slate identified Beyoncé’s twins as “babies,” rather than “clumps of cells.” It doesn’t feel right calling Beyoncé’s twins “parasites.” But, the thing is… it shouldn’t feel right calling anyone’s children “parasites.” Matt Walsh diagnoses the issue as such:
They [The Left] believe that the value of human life is an entirely fluid and subjective matter. The worth of a child’s life is relative to how desirable his life is to those around him. The poor are nothing but clumps in the womb because, from the Left’s point of view, nobody cares about them or wants them. Or, rather, nobody should care about them or want them. Beyonce’s twins, though, will be wealthy and attractive. Most importantly, they’ll carry on the lineage of the Queen herself. It’s because of these external and irrelevant factors that they’ve earned the honorific titles of ‘human’ and ‘baby.’ But they are merely honorific. They are knighted as ‘babies’ out of respect to the great Beyonce, not to them.
Even further, not only is this phenomena the sudden reversal of liberal culture on the topic of abortion, but also about the idea of marriage, forgiveness, and redemption.
Beyoncé’s entire “Lemonade” album described the emotional turmoil of Jay-Z’s alleged infidelity. The album was divided into 11 chapters named Intuition, Denial, Anger, Apathy, Emptiness, Accountability, Reformation, Forgiveness, Resurrection, Hope, and Redemption. The album ends describing Beyoncé’s willingness to forgive her husband and heal the marriage, citing her love for her husband as reason to stay. Quite “traditional” for a pop star, really.
Pro-Lifers Should Emulate Beyoncé
Despite the obvious inconsistency from The Left on this whole thing, it is not in conservatives’ best interest to shame and beat the truth into liberals. Now, to diagnose and admit the problem is one thing. In fact, that’s healthy. Sun Tzu taught us that we must first understand our enemies in order to conquer them, right? But at some point, there’s more harm being done than good when all one does is shame the other into submission. The Left learned this the hard way last November.
Of course it’s tempting to stomp your foot, wag your finger and say, “I told you so!” in an angsty booze-inspired Facebook status. But this will not make your niece stop calling everyone a Nazi, and it will not change her stance on abortion. You’re her “literally Hitler” uncle. You’re not Beyoncé. It’s just time to accept that and change strategy.
At this point, it’s important conservatives learn to make allies in pop culture rather than continuing to swim upstream. If the election wasn’t a lesson in the effectiveness of populism, then go ahead and make that Facebook status. I bet your niece will comment. It could be fun.
Besides, Beyonce is a safe bet as a pro-life ally. If you’ll remember, after the birth of their first child, Blue Ivy, Jay-Z rapped about Beyoncé experiencing a miscarriage earlier in the couple’s marriage. Beyonce finally opened up about the traumatic experience in the HBO documentary “Life Is But a Dream.”
“About two years ago, I was pregnant for the first time, and I heard the heartbeat, which was the most beautiful music I ever heard in my life,” she describes. “I picked out names. I envisioned what my child would look like, I was feeling very maternal.” She described her miscarriage as “the saddest thing” she’s ever been through.
So this isn’t the first time the pop culture queen has expressed pro-life sentiment, and pro-lifers should hope it’s not the last. Beyoncé is making motherhood great again, and the pro-life movement should celebrate bigly.