So I've noticed that a very famous poem about abortion has recently gone "viral" on Deviantart....And it is the most medically inaccurate piece of "literature" I have ever seen. So, I decided to debunk it using facts I learnt during my two years of Child Development and three years of Biology.
Mommy I am only 8 inches long but I have all my organs.
WRONG. All the organs are present after the 12th week. Over 60% of them happen during the first nine weeks and overall above 88% of abortions happen during the first 12 weeks. And it is not eight inches, try the size of a poppy seed.
I love the sound of your voice.
Every time I hear it I wave my arms and legs.
The sound of your heart beat is my favorite lullaby.
One month old embryos DON'T have ears, arms or legs. They have a tail at that point for crying out loud! It has been scientifically proven that fetuses can not hear until past the 16th week gestation.
Mommy today I learned how to suck my thumb.
Fetuses don't start sucking their thumb until they are past 12 weeks gestation. Why not before? Because they can't reach.
If you could see me you could definitely tell that I am a baby.
I'm not big enough to survive outside my home though.
It is so nice and warm in here.
Uh, no it really doesn't. It looks like a little alien with a big, oddly shaped head. But at least you got one thing right: It can't live outside of a woman's uterus. Too bad.
You know what Mommy I'm a girl! I hope that makes you happy.
I always want you to be happy. I don't like it when you cry.
You sound so sad.
It makes me sad too and I cry with you even though you can't hear me.
Oooh boy, and here comes the guilt tripping! Did you know that not even newborn babies can feel complex emotions such as love? There are two main things that they feel: Joy and rage. And by the way, embryos don't have thoughts at this point.
And you can't tell a fetuses gender until the 14th week. FAIL.
Mommy my hair is starting to grow.
It is very short and fine, but i will have a lot of it I spend a lot of my time exercising.
Well at least you got something right for once. GASP! A fetus has some hair! Lets not abort it because IT HAS HAIR!!!!
I can turn my head and curl my fingers and toes and stretch my arms and legs.
I am becoming quite good at it too.
Did you know that fetuses aren't aware at this point?
You went to the doctor today.
Mommy, he lied to you. He said that I'm not a baby.
I am a baby Mommy, your baby.
I think and feel. Mommy, what's abortion?
Who the hell waits until the 20th week to get an abortion?! And it's not a baby, the term baby is not medical, it's a term of endearment. The term fetus is a medical one.
I can hear that doctor again.
I don't like him. He seems cold and heartless.
Did you know that OB/GYN doctors have to give a huge about of care to these women? They don't just go: "Sit down and spread those legs, I'm gonna get that motherfucker outa there MUWAHAHAHA!!!", they are people with friends, families, boyfriends, girlfriends...Even children with their own!
Something is intruding my home.
The doctor called it a needle. Mommy what is it?
It burns! Please make him stop! I can't get away from it!
Mommy! HELP me!
Yawn. It was proven by the Toyal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists that fetuses are not aware until between the 24th and 28th week. You anti's would know this if you had done any research before spouting emotional bullshit like this. Oh, and this is clearly what is known as a saline abortion. There are two things wrong with this part of the poem:
1) Saline abortions happen in the Second Trimester NOT the third.
2) Saline abortions don't happen anymore. Why would they when there's much more effective, safer and successful methods of abortion?
Mommy I am okay. I am in Jesus's arms.
He is holding me. He told me about abortion.
Why didn't you want me Mommy?
And now it all becomes apparent: Whoever wrote this "poem" is an idiot. NO woman waits until the 6th month just to go: "You know what? I don't want to be pregnant anymore, I'm going to hop off down to my local abortion clinic and ask for one and they'll just say yes easy peasy!!"
It just doesn't happen.
Every Abortion Is Just . . .
One more heart that was stopped.
Do you eat meat?
Two more eyes that will never see.
Two more hands that will never touch.
Good, I don't want any kids nasty hands on me.
Two more legs that will never run.
More guilt tripping.
One more mouth that will never speak.
Like that's a bad thing?
If you're against abortion, re-post this.
That is akin to the Facebook posts all: "IF U R AGUNTS CANCER LYKE DIZ IGNURE IFF YOU WUNNAH KULL UR MUTHARS!!12"