Sometime this week the normal MTV’s TRL scene will take place – A musician will come in to premeire their video, dozens of teenagers will be screaming, the hosts will give them “mad props” for their new song, but this time it won’t be so normal.

Nick Cannon is showcasing his new song entitled “Can I Live?” and it is anything but the normal TRL fare.

Unless you count this (and I don’t know if you can), this will probably be the first explicitly pro-life video to ever be shown, much less promoted on MTV.

When I say the song is explicitly pro-life, I mean. It is an auto-biographical song about Cannon’s mother and her decision to leave an abortion clinc before her scheduled abortion of Cannon.

Evangelical Outpost links to Apologia Christi who has the lyrics. Here is a sample:

What you want, morning sickness or the sickness of mourning?
If I Could Talk I Would Say To You
I am a child of the king
Ain’t no need to go fear me
And I see the flowing tears so know that you hear me
When I move in your womb that’s me being scared

What makes this so poignant is that it is not some artist getting on stage and speaking about their new “cause.” This was/is Cannon’s real-life. He almost was not born. Hopefully one day the lies will stop and we will heed the voices of children just like Nick Cannon asking, “can I live?”