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The King of Pop did indeed write a song about abortion. Undoubtedly a controversial subject, especially for a late ’80s pop song, Michael Jackson‘s “Song Groove (Abortion Papers)” was recently unearthed, remastered and released this week by Epic Records/Legacy Recordings/MJJ Productions as a part of Bad 25, the 25th anniversary edition of Jackson’s 1987 album Bad. While the subject matter feels clearly out of place next to the lyrical themes of self-improvement and romance that dominate the Grammy-winning release, the funky dance-pop groove of the track fits in perfectly with the likes of “Bad” and “Smooth Criminal.” “Song Groove (Abortion Papers)” appears amongst the remastered tracks, demos and unreleased cuts from the Bad studio sessions that make up the Bad 25 release. Bad 25 is out now via iTunes and can be purchased as a special edition bundle from Jackson’s web store.