Originally posted at Live Action News
Superstar songstress BeyoncÃ© Knowles, aka Mrs. Shawn Carter, probablyÂ doesnâ€™tÂ realize it, but her new documentary,Â Life is but a Dream, is doing a serious disservice to Barack Obamaâ€™s pro-choice agenda. During the 2012 campaign, pop star/Obama BFF BeyoncÃ© hosted aÂ $40K-a-plateÂ campaign fundraiser for the president at Jay-Zâ€™s exclusive 40/40 Club. She and stage mother Tina Knowles evenÂ designedÂ a t-shirt to raise money for Runway to Win.
Then, barely a month after she proudlyÂ lip-synchedher way through The Star-Spangled Banner at the presidentâ€™s inauguration, BeyoncÃ© debuted in a self-directed, self-producedÂ 90-minuteÂ â€œlook at me, Iâ€™m Queen Bâ€ HBOÂ documentaryÂ about herself.Â The two things the HBO BeyoncÃ©-mentary confirmed were that BeyoncÃ© thinks very highly of herself and that although she identifies with the likes of Barack Obama, when it comes to pregnancy and childbirth, sheÂ doesnâ€™tÂ toe the liberal pro-choice line.
In fairness, it is possible that BeyoncÃ©Â isnâ€™tÂ aware of how her lamenting a miscarriage and admission that hearing a babyâ€™s heartbeat in the womb is â€œthe most beautiful music [she] ever heard in [her] lifeâ€ could negatively affect Barackâ€™s anti-Born Alive Act ideology. After all, BeyoncÃ© did dance up a storm in a Michelle-inspired â€œMove Your Bodyâ€ video and then went on to sign a $50-millionÂ deal with PepsiCo, apparently without a thought as to how becoming the face of Pepsi could undermine Michelle Obamaâ€™s â€œLetâ€™s Moveâ€-away-from-sugar initiative.
America knows where Barack Obama stands on the issue of abortion. However, it is confusing when a superstar like BeyoncÃ© says things about pregnancy like â€œIt is the most powerful creation for you to be able to have life growing inside of you. There is no bigger gift, nothingÂ more empoweringâ€ â€“ and then endorses a president who believes that saying whenÂ life beginsÂ is â€œabove [his] pay grade.â€
After the 2012 birth of Mr. and Mrs. Carterâ€™s daughter Blue Ivy, in an interview with U.K.â€™sÂ Star Magazine, BeyoncÃ©Â said, â€œYou have the instant connection once you know your child is growing inside youâ€¦from the time I knew I was pregnant we have been parents.â€ Sentiments like those indicate that BeyoncÃ©Â didnâ€™tÂ read the Planned Parenthood talking points memo prior to the interview.
And it gets better. According to BeyoncÃ© â€“ one of Barack Obamaâ€™s biggest celebrity supporters â€“ if youâ€™re pregnant, youâ€™re carrying â€œa childâ€ and are being granted â€œan opportunity to bring a life into the world.â€
InÂ Life is but a Dream, BeyoncÃ© continues the pro-life theme when she shares her sadness over the loss of her first baby in the early stages of pregnancy. The young mother said that when she first heard the babyâ€™s heartbeat, she immediately picked out a name and â€œenvisioned what [the] child would look like.â€
In a prior interview, the megastar had alreadyÂ discussedÂ that devastating loss. BeyoncÃ© said that upon learning that there was no longer a heartbeat, she went to the studio and penned and then sang a song she called â€œthe saddest [she had] ever written.â€ The words to the unnamed track are those of a bereaved mother telling a baby that would never to be born, â€œIâ€™m longing for your heartbeat, heartbeat.â€
By being such a staunch supporter of Barack Obama, and then sharingÂ maternal feelings toward an unborn child with a name and a face,Â BeyoncÃ© certainly does nothing to reinforce the â€œblob of cellsâ€ argument that liberals depend upon when justifying abortion.
BeyoncÃ© also expressed the strong belief that a miscarriage teaches a woman things about pregnancy â€“ â€œEspecially after losing a child, the pain and trauma from that just makes it mean so much more to get an opportunity to bring a life into the world.â€
Two years after her miscarriage, BeyoncÃ© was blessed when she conceived Blue Ivy. In the documentary, the 17-time Grammy-winner rubbed and cradled her swollen belly on camera and showed clips of her announcing her pregnancy on the MTV Music Awards show in 2011. It was there that BeyoncÃ© looked into the camera and said that the â€œbaby wants to introduce herself.â€
With all the heartbeat talk and the black-and-white sonogram popping up on the TV screen, one would think Planned Parenthood would request that the documentary be removed from prime time for supporting â€œinformed consentâ€ and promoting what the abortion-backers refers to as an â€œinvasive procedure.â€
The documentary even included intimate footage of BeyoncÃ© preparing to give birth and husband and rapper Jay-Z awaiting the babyâ€™s arrival. After the precious Blue Ivy Carter was born, BeyoncÃ© said thatÂ â€œI felt like God was giving me a chance to assist in a miracle.â€ He certainly was!