The song just fit right in with my own personal zeitgeist of standing up to male authorities, whether it's the pope, or the Catholic Church or my father and his conservative, patriarchal ways. ... For 'Papa Don't Preach' there were so many opinions – that's why I thought it was so great. Is she for 'schma-smortion', as they say in Knocked Up? Is she against abortion? - Madonna
"It's a love song, maybe framed a little bit differently". - Brian Elliot (songwriter)
''It's a message song that everyone is going to take the wrong way." - Madonna
''THE STORY BEHIND THE SONG''
(click on the image)