Abortion Poem by Teens

I named my baby Lillian Marie because it means purity, virgin. I loved my baby, but I couldn't give it a life. I never told the father, because he's too immature to understand. I still have her picture, that beautiful ultrasound. I don't regret doing what I did. I wanted to share my poem with all the teen pregnancies that occur. Remember, safe sex is best sex. Use two forms of protection. Condoms themselves don't always work. It didn't for me.

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I'm so sorry for what you've gone through. Don't worry; your baby is in heaven. I don't want to give you hate or grief about this- that's not the right thing to do. I understand it was a hard...

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Published: April 2010

Give me a picture, the ultrasound.
Please . . . just one look.
I can point out every flaw with reason.
Even those under the skin.

Take a deep breath . . .

Okay! Take it back!
Scratch out the face
Rip it! Burn it!
And when the ashes fall
Catch them in a pot.

A handful of soil and a few shed tears
Will grow a pure white lily,
Long green leaves with a single vine woven in between.
Innocent, shameless, all that of a virgin;
Who you will forever be.
I wrote you a letter the day you died,
Threw it in an old box and cried.
But I have it with me today,
To read to you with most sympathy,
For I feel no regret for leaving you no other choice but death.
Here it goes:

Hello, Lillian Marie. That's your name, the most beautiful name there is. You made me sick, irritable, exhausted. Opinions were being thrown left from right, and the fear was stabbing me in the back. My name is mom and I'm only 16, so I made my choice; one I'll never forget. Blood was taken, pills were swallowed. And lying there on the hospital bed, there was a long needle to follow. You could have been someone and I took that away. It was the hardest thing I've ever done, but I had my own life to play. Mommy loved you Lily, and Daddy never knew. But your life will live on behind the heavenly gates. Don't worry baby, the black will soon turn gold.


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  • Cici by Cici
  • 8 years ago

I'm so sorry for what you've gone through. Don't worry; your baby is in heaven. I don't want to give you hate or grief about this- that's not the right thing to do. I understand it was a hard decision- that's because he or she is a child. You can't undo that choice. If you have made that choice, I feel for you. Don't be afraid; God loves you, too, and He forgives. But, he also loves those babies. If anyone who reads this ever faces that choice, abortion isn't the only option if you can't care for the baby. Adoption. I know so many people who have been adopted. Their families are so grateful, and so are they. They are well-loved. It will truly give you joy in the long run, and greatly bless a family as well. If you grow attached to your baby and still give him or her up, you may have some grief. But it will be a happy grief knowing that they have a loving family, and your mercy will be a sign of love, too.
I'm not trying to force you into any choice. (Of course I can't; I can't even see you. :) I just want people to have an informed decision so children can be saved.
Best wishes, love, and God bless

  • Averina by Averina, California
  • 8 years ago

My name is Krystal. My mom got pregnant with me when she was a senior in high school. I asked her once why she didn't give me up, being so young. She told me she loved me too much too not be together.
I don't like the idea of abortion, but I don't think it was the wrong choice for you. You knew you loved your daughter. And one day the two of you will be together.

  • Shelby by Shelby
  • 10 years ago

I have had no experience with any of this at all. I just wanted to first of all say I liked your poem a lot and that I'm tired of some of these comments!

For all you accusers, name-callers, lecturers, and people giving her grief and hate; I understand if you don't agree with abortion or that you find it sad or that you think each life deserves to be lived, etc. but stop giving her a hard time about it! Don't you realize it was a hard decision for her to make!? Don't you understand that she was faced with a decision a lot of you can't even begin to fathom!? Stop giving her a hard time about it!

And to you, Kelly, I'm glad you made this decision for yourself and that you have found ways not to regret it.

Don't listen to these people. You made the choice you thought was best for you and I look up to you for your courage to do so. Don't let these people make you feel bad. You made a good decision.

  • Brittany by Brittany, Texas
  • 10 years ago

Hi I'm Brittany, I'm 100% against abortion and if you couldn't handle a baby you could've given it up for adoption. Why kill an innocent life? Its god gift; a precious soul. I'm 7 months pregnant and living with my friend w/ my boyfriend. When we found out I was pregnant we didn't know what to do. But one thing for sure we knew we would keep this baby. Its gonna be hard but it will change our life. In Feb. My baby boy is coming and I'm so excited. How could you give up on your baby? Doesn't it hurt? May god bless you.

  • Merelyn by Merelyn
  • 10 years ago

omg!! it's hard right well I'm a teenager as well and before I got pregnant I was 100% against abortion ..but when I got pregnant everything changed you know.. everything seems to be so complicated...
people thinks that we are bad people for doing it but what they don't know is that it's hard..that's something that we will have to live with for the rest of our life....damn I understand you and I might not know you but I know that you did it for your kid I could tell because it seems like it stills hurts you....right?!! just keep on going we will get to meet them one day...

  • Misty by Misty, NSW
  • 11 years ago

My mum was going to have 5 children but she aborted one... I feel sad that I never got to meet my other sibling cause there wad the possibility of me having and older sister but at that time she made the right choice.. I'm not against abortion because people have their reasons.. my mum regrets it a lot... But she was only in highschool so I understand how she feels as well as you :)


  • Lily by Lily, Raleigh
  • 11 years ago

Making a choice like that is hard. You were mature enough to know that you couldn't handle a child at your age. And I think it was very brave what you did. All those people saying that you made the wrong choice, it's just because they're against abortion. But they haven't lived in your shoes. They don't know what you had to go through and how scared you were. At your age, you're still young. You have your whole life ahead of you. I believe that you made the right choice for you, and not everyone else.

  • Audra by Audra, Brooklyn
  • 11 years ago

I honestly love this poem. it touched my heart and almost brought me to tears, to bad my brother walked in hahaha. But I know exactly where your coming from with this poem I was only 13 when I had first gotten pregnant and it was a scare. I had people tell me what they thought I should do but no one asked what I wanted to do. So I did what was best for me at that point in time. And some people may think your selfish for what you did but you had to put yourself first to be happy and that's exactly what you did

  • Katie by Katie
  • 11 years ago

Thats so sad, <33
But I love what you wrote to her.

  • Shawn by Shawn, US
  • 11 years ago

I understand how you feel I got my ex girlfriend pregnant and when I found out she aborted it I went and cried for days. I asked her why and she said she was scared but I still wish I could have just one glimpse of my precious baby

  • Kayla by Kayla, Usa
  • 11 years ago

I am against abortion, but I think you made the right choice. I would probably do the same exact thing, even though I'm against it, I wouldn't want to bring a child into this world, when I know I can't take care of it. Don't listen to what anyone has to say about you making the wrong choice. It was YOUR decision. Not theirs. But, I hope all is going good for you, and hopefully you'll have a great family when your older. Take care. And god bless. And by the way, I truely did love your poem.


  • Amber by Amber, Lincoln MT
  • 11 years ago

My name is Amber I am turning 16... all my life I have always wanted a kid that will grow up to be precious but about a week ago I found out I have ovarian cancer in both my ovaries so therefore I will never be able to have a kid... even though I don't believe in abortion I can understand my best friend just got an abortion and the dad never knew cause he's a worthless piece of sh*t and the only reason she got pregnant was because he raped her... but it makes me wanna cry because you just gave up on something so precious.

  • Kate by Kate, Australia
  • 11 years ago

Don't listen to these people telling you've made the wrong choice, I think what you did was very very difficult, I don't quite understand, but I'm also 16, and think that if I had to make that choice, I couldn't keep it. we're so young, and don't know anything about life, so how can we have a baby, who we have to help learn about life? it would be like the blind leading the blind.
I'm Christian, but I think people against abortion because its a human life is bull, at least she went to hospital, unlike the people who were pushed down stairs and stuff.
screw them, be proud that you were mature enough to know you couldn't handle having a baby.

  • Chelsey by Chelsey
  • 11 years ago

I am against abortion....sorry for all your pain. I don't know if your a Christian but one of my youth leaders made the same decision when she was your age and um she had shared it with me cause I was going to make the same decision you had made and she had told me she regrets doing that cause one day she's going to have to face that baby and explain. I'm praying for you good poem though

  • Jackie by Jackie
  • 12 years ago

I strongly believe you made a terrible choice. I will not judge you because I don't know how hard it was for you nor how you live your life. I am sorry for all the pain your taking in. I am 100% against abortion. one day I hope I can make a change in the world. you need to realize that was your own mistake and that child had no fault. I don't think you should have named something you couldn't handle.
Loved your poem though; seems you understand what beautiful thing you let go.

  • Amanda Meyer by Amanda Meyer
  • 12 years ago

Although, I don't really agree with the choice you made. God bless, I know how hard loosing a child is. I'm a young teen myself and I lost my baby in a miscarriage. This poem was beautiful but also made me want to cry. I hope if you have another child you reconsider your decision.
much love, xoxo<3

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