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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.

Month one

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.


Month Two

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.


Month Three

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.


Month Four

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?


Month Five

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.


Month Six

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?


Month Seven

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.

Guilt tripping.

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"
  • Listening to: The abortion song
  • Reading: Pet Sematary
  • Watching: LiveActionNews
  • Playing: With a Fetus Doll
  • Eating: Balut
  • Drinking: You don't wanna know.
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NHarmonik Featured By Owner Apr 27, 2015  Hobbyist Writer
I'm still not sure what to think of abortion but every time I see this poem on someone's Fan Fiction Dot Net profile, I wanna beat something up due to the amount of misinformation.
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MichyChan10 Featured By Owner Mar 26, 2015  Student Traditional Artist
I'm all for pro choice and I like how you debunked the poem. The earth is already overpopulated as it is and people be hooking up all the time. Not the best thing.
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splatter789 Featured By Owner Jan 2, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
Science! Fuck yeah!
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Julesworld99 Featured By Owner Aug 12, 2013  Student Writer
Hey I Like This Poem
So What if Its Incorrect at Many Things?
If People Like It They Like It
And Also Don't call The Person Who Made This A "idiot" Thats Just Rude
Didn't YOUR Mother Ever Teach You Manners?
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OurHandOfSorrow Featured By Owner Aug 14, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
So what if it's incorrect? This poem was created into trying to trick women who are thinking of having an abortion into not having one using lies and misinformation. Women deserve the truth and this poem is not the truth.
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Julesworld99 Featured By Owner Aug 14, 2013  Student Writer
Let People Enjoy What They Fucking Please And Don't Try To Be A Hero
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OurHandOfSorrow Featured By Owner Aug 14, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
I'm debunking misinformation that is a worldwide known poem that tries to guilt trip women into doing something they don't want to do. Please tell me what's wrong with debunking misinformation that could potentially harm someone?
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Julesworld99 Featured By Owner Aug 14, 2013  Student Writer
You Forget That Its Up To The Women
If Somebody Reads It And Belives It-So What
If They Don't-So What
Give People More Credit And Think That They're Not Just Going To Automatcally Listen To This
Infact With Me Saying This Your "Debunking" Has No Purpose What So Ever
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OurHandOfSorrow Featured By Owner Aug 14, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
If someone want an abortion but is unsure and comes across this poem she might make a choice that she would deeply regret. How would you feel if someone made a silly poem about a topic you are passionate about using misinformation? 

I honestly don't care if it has no purpose. Your comments don't have any purpose either but yet here you are.
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Raven913 Featured By Owner Aug 11, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I was lucky enough to avoid seeing the original poem... but this debunking is well done! It's always good to see ignorance and guilt tripping getting taken down by science and exposed for what it is. Honestly, when I look at the lines of the poem on their own, the only thing I feel sad about is that it's not even a very good poem. If they wanted to make some brilliant piece of art to tear down their opponents with sheer pathos they could at least put some effort into it, even if it would still fail. As-is it's just an eyeroll-inducing pile of medically-inaccurate bullcrap, which of course calls the doctor "cold and heartless" at one point because maybe vilifying doctors will keep people who read it from listening to science. Obvious logical fallacies and factual errors...

*fistbump* You keep on debunking the medically inaccurate.
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OurHandOfSorrow Featured By Owner Aug 14, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
Awesome, thanks :)
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vaidlus Featured By Owner Jul 3, 2013  Professional Artist
Nice!
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ellymango Featured By Owner May 31, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
If I was a decent enough poet, I would totally write a counter-poem to this :XD:
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OurHandOfSorrow Featured By Owner May 31, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
Damn that would have been awesome XD
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ellymango Featured By Owner May 31, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
I could try writing a counter... but I ain't no medical expert, just a rather bitchy pro-choicer XD
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OurHandOfSorrow Featured By Owner May 31, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
Bitchy pro-choicers are the best kind of pro choicers :P I know quite a lot about foetal development so if you ever get stuck feel free to ask me :D
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ellymango Featured By Owner May 31, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
*evil grin* I better start jotting ideas down then! :XD:
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OurHandOfSorrow Featured By Owner Jun 1, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
Hell yeah :D
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Ennathrae Featured By Owner May 5, 2013
You never fail to amuse me, I love how snarky you are xD
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Crying-Goddess Featured By Owner May 4, 2013
BUT DA BABYZ R ALIVE!

:lmao:
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Julma-Satu Featured By Owner May 1, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
I have seen a few of these, and all of them are about identical to each other...
I love your comments. :laugh: Whenever I see one of these again I think I will link to this too!
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OurHandOfSorrow Featured By Owner May 1, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
Thank you :D
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SouloftheNorth Featured By Owner Apr 30, 2013  Student Traditional Artist
but mommy y wuld u abort mee i mean luk how bootiful i am :iconfetusplz:
tel me im bootiful bitch :iconwtfgiygasplz:
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OurHandOfSorrow Featured By Owner Apr 30, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
LOOOOOOOOOOOOOOL!!! :'D
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SpongeMuffin Featured By Owner Apr 30, 2013
Gonna bookmark this and just link to it every time I see that stupid poem pop up.
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OurHandOfSorrow Featured By Owner Apr 30, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
LOL! Why thank you :'D There's been a lot of it on this site recently, I was hoping one of them would see it.
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TwoItchySocks Featured By Owner Apr 29, 2013  Student General Artist
Thank you! thank you! thank you!

You have no idea how much that poem has bugged me! Thank you for putting the effort into debunking this!
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OurHandOfSorrow Featured By Owner Apr 29, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
No problem ^_^
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theheartofShanna Featured By Owner Apr 29, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Oh please I can't stand these things. Everyone would rather have the world enriched with children having children, mothers that can't feed all their children, children that will never reach their full potential, because their mothers didn't have the means to help them further in life.

Ignorant people who just want to spread guilt and fear into the minds of more ignorant people, just great.
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OurHandOfSorrow Featured By Owner Apr 29, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
You took the words right out of my mouth :D
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Areyouonfireyet Featured By Owner Apr 28, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Something that gets me about this thing is that it sounds like it's describing a saline or instillation abortion. You know, the ones that make up 0.9% of overall abortions. Something that I almost always encounter with pro-lifers is that they have been misinformed about what the vast majority of modern abortion procedures actually entail. Their propaganda is stuck in the 70's.
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OurHandOfSorrow Featured By Owner Apr 29, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
Yeah, that's another thing to add because saline abortions don't happen in the 6th month, it only happens in a second trimester abortion.
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Rosepupp Featured By Owner Apr 28, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Nice job! Some of you're comments were funny!
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OurHandOfSorrow Featured By Owner Apr 29, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
Thanks :D
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Rosepupp Featured By Owner Jun 18, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
You're welcome! :D
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The-Letter-W Featured By Owner Apr 28, 2013  Hobbyist Artist
It does its job of guilt tripping well but I actually forgot it even existed until I came across this. I think one of the above commenters has it right, it was probably written by a younger person. Or at least, that's how it reads anyway.
Though I seem to remember it (or perhaps it was a different poem) ending with the child saying what they were going to grow up to be?
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OurHandOfSorrow Featured By Owner Apr 29, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
That must have been a different poem, this one is very popular on Deviantart right now xD
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MauEvig Featured By Owner Apr 28, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Yeah this poem is just a bunch of emotional bs to guilt trip women into not getting an abortion. And you're right, it compeltely goes against the facts. It would be nice if someone wrote a "counter" poem to this. I think they just did this to make the baby seem more "human" so people could relate to it, much like how they will make animals appear more human in movies. They try to instill fear by making them feel like they're seeing the fetus's perspective, when in reality the fetus remains unconcious until what...until it's born? Still I think fetuses are creepy as hell, not that a baby is much better once it is born, and babies are the most selfish creatures in existance. Not to mention their development seems to be the slowest out of all the mammels out there.
Not to mention, this only seems to appeal to christians because of the mention of Jesus. What about the Jewish, Muslim, Buddhist, Pagan, Athiest, Agnotic communities? Not everyone is or wants to be Christian after all. XD
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OurHandOfSorrow Featured By Owner Apr 29, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
When I first read this poem a few years ago I was like: "Meh, I've written scarier stories than this!" XD And I agree, babies are incredibly slow compared to some animals. Giraffes walk minuets after they're born!
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MauEvig Featured By Owner Apr 29, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Yeah it's really sad how people just make up stuff like that to scare people out of abortion.
I think Reptiles have those beat even, because they have to survive without a nurturing parent to take care of them from the moment they hatch!
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OurHandOfSorrow Featured By Owner Apr 29, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
Animals are fucking awesome, much better than babies xD
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MauEvig Featured By Owner Apr 30, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Yeah they are! They're more entertaining too.
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OurHandOfSorrow Featured By Owner Apr 30, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
Definitely XD I have two dogs and two cats and they're much better than kids :P
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Riza-Izumi Featured By Owner May 15, 2013
At least dogs and cats don't scream at the top of their lungs for no reason.
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Catthylove Featured By Owner Apr 28, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
I feel bad for actually believing this emotional bullshit when I was younger. Ugh...

But I love this (I guess you can call it an MST) because it's actually true.
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OurHandOfSorrow Featured By Owner Apr 29, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
Don't feel bad :)

And thanks :D
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Catthylove Featured By Owner Apr 29, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
You're welcome.
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Vovina-de-Micaloz Featured By Owner Apr 28, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Seconding the "I love you" motion.

Also, go figure that it's a fucking christian who wrote that poem.
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OurHandOfSorrow Featured By Owner Apr 28, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
I feel the love today :iconletmehugyouplz:
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Vovina-de-Micaloz Featured By Owner Apr 30, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Everyone should feel love, every day. :3
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