Pro-life website tries to make O’Riordan an anti-abortion model

In an article entitled “Five Pro-Life Women Celebrities Worthy of Your Support“, pro-life website credits an anti-abortion statement to Dolores O’Riordan and distorts “The Icles Melts” lyrics meaning. 

It looks like the author relied on some random blog to support her article.

Although The Cranberries’ lead singer made a comment on abortion that could be interpreted as anti-abortion back in the mid 90’s, she more recently told The Los Angeles Times in 2009 that she “prefers not to disclose how she feels”.

As a matter of fact, O’Riordan associated herself to South Dakota, a movie that “presents interviews with experts on those questions with opposing views about a woman’s right to choose“.

As for “The Icicle Melts”, it is commonly known that the song is about the murder of two-year old Jamie Bulger by two minors in Liverpool, back in the early 90’s.


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7 Responses to Pro-life website tries to make O’Riordan an anti-abortion model

  1. Tomtenor says:

    I don’t really think it is for us to say how Dolores feels about issues like these. She feels the way she feels and that’s the important thing. It’s her right to have her own beliefs in this regard.
    “And that’s all I want to say about that”. F. Gump (1994)

  2. fionnualaful says:

    I remember her signing a pro life petition in Limerick, she spoke to me and said that she was very much anti abortion. Also her song is about abortion look at the words. There’s a place for the baby that died,
    And there’s time for the mother who cried.
    And you will hold him in your arms sometime,
    ‘Cause nine months is too long, too long, too long,
    Too long.

  3. ArmenTanzarian says:

    Lol the weirdos are about

  4. fionnualaful says:

    The quote you are saying didnt exist was actually printed in the Irish Womens magazine “You2, it was read by thousands including myself. Here it is …. I am in no position to judge other women, you know. But I mean, why did she get pregnant? It’s not good for women to go through the procedure [abortion] and have something living sucked out of their bodies. It belittles women. Even though some women say, ‘Oh, I don’t mind to have one,’ every time a woman has an abortion, it just crushes her self-esteem smaller and smaller and smaller.
    Dolores O’Riordan, lead vocalist of The Cranberries, You! magazine, June/July 1996. Also she seems very fond of the last few popes …She admires the late Pope John Paul II. After meeting him inside Vatican City, O’Riordan remarked: “[He] was lovely, very saintly. I was mad about him. I thought he really cared for the poor and he loved to meet the people. I saw him when he came to Limerick, when I was a kid. So it was pretty mindblowing to take my mum out to meet him.”[18] She has also been invited by Pope Benedict XVI at the Vatican’s annual Christmas concerts, and has performed there several times, in 2001, 2002 and 2005.

  5. ArmenTanzarian says:

    Bitter Bitter weirdo’s thats you Eamon

  6. Paul Young says:

    In March 23 1995 Rolling Stone college issue she makes her pro-life views plain. She was from Ireland after all. It seems unclear whether she later changed her views or not. Some of the lyrics in the Icicle Melts seem hard to explain *only* by Jamie Bulger (9 month is is too long..), but we’ll probably never know now that Dolores is no longer with us.

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