Abortion Poems

Abortion Poems

Poems about Abortion

Viewing abortion as a simple, convenient procedure is misguided. Women who have chosen to abort may face feelings of sorrow, shame, and guilt. The body will physically heal after an abortion given time, but the psychological scars left behind can take longer to fade. Everyone has their own opinion on the moral implications of having an abortion. Many women report that being pregnant feels like having a baby inside them and that it is psychologically painful to have an abortion. There are times when having an abortion seems like the right thing to do. For example when the mother is unprepared or her health is at stake. Others insist on a woman's right to choose.

27 Poems on Grieving with Abortion Pain

  1. 1. The Gift Of Life

    • By Marni Fults
    •  Published by Family Friend Poems August 2009

    As a post abortive woman, I realize that the shame of my abortion kept me from revealing to others how an abortion really affected my life. It is our fear of admitting what we have done that separates us from God. If more women would come forward, we could reveal the truth about abortion and the lifelong pain it causes.

    I received a gift from a stranger,
    A stranger I did not know.
    I had heard his name before,
    But just in passing, so I let it go.

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    Serena, I am so sorry that you're sad. I can hear it in your words. The pain you feel is valid and very real. You're so brave to express it. I'm praying for you right now. God is not mad at...

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  3. 2. My Unborn Love

    • By Dimplez
    •  Published by Family Friend Poems October 2011

    I wanted to keep my baby, but I know I couldn't. I'm 19 years old with a very strict Hispanic family. I cried days before my termination and days after. I was 10 weeks. Just before my termination I saw my baby on the ultrasound just moving away..looking happy. It was very hard. And a life lesson truly learned.

    The day I found out about you
    I didn't know what to do.
    I broke down and cried
    Because I knew I couldn't have you.

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    I was 16 years when I found out I was pregnant but sadly my boyfriend couldn't stand it. He forced me to get an abortion. He made it clear to me that if I continued with the pregnancy he...

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  5. 3. Don't Forget That I Was Here

    • By Sophie R.
    •  Published by Family Friend Poems November 2014

    After my abortion earlier this year, I found it hard to come to terms with my feelings of doubt and regret. I decided to write this poem from the perspective of my unborn baby. I find a lot of comfort in this poem, as I know I will meet my tiny baby one day; this is not the end.

    I know that I can't stay here,
    but don't be sad for me.
    I'm at peace with this decision;
    I just wish that you could see.

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    I was 16 when I got pregnant. My stupid decisions led to this, and I won't ever be able to forgive myself. I wouldn't be able to give them the life they deserved, so at 8 weeks I aborted...

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  6. 4. The Baby Must Be

    I was asked to write this poem by a friend whose niece was distraught because she was pregnant and was addicted to drugs. She felt because of the drugs it was best to have an abortion. Her uncle showed her this poem and told her it was not too late to stop using the drugs. He also promised that the family would be there for her. The girl decided to quit drugs and have the baby. I know the baby was born healthy, but I do not know how they are doing today as a result of losing contact with her uncle.

    The baby's conceived,
    Without being planned.
    A night of passion,
    With an unknown man.

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    This story really touched me as that night of passion left me with twins and my family forced me to have an abortion, I didn't want to upset them so T went along with it. Even now I think of...

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  7. 5. Dear Baby Unborn

    • By Lotty B.
    •  Published by Family Friend Poems June 2014

    I fell pregnant when I was 18. I was at University and didn't know what to do for the best. It wasn't an easy decision to make--in fact, it was the hardest one that I have ever made, and I regret it every single day. I've never been through so much pain. I didn't think that I would be able to carry on, but I found the strength because I keep telling myself that I live for my baby now. R.I.P angel.

    Dear baby unborn,
    You came out of the blue.
    I took a pregnancy test,
    And then I knew,

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    Dear hole in my heart, A beautiful heartbeat, I wish to see you smile. Every day I wonder if you felt a thing. I try to hang on to what people say, that you were too small to feel any...

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  8. 6. Why Don't You Love Me?

    • By Sarah
    •  Published by Family Friend Poems November 2011

    I'm 15, and my friend is getting an abortion.

    Mommy, Mommy, don't let me go.
    I wanna see the world
    and know everything you know.
    I wanna see the world

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    You are more courageous than I would have been in your case. You did awesome offering love to your child. I suffered abuse as well. I was drugged, and I did not know what was being done to...

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  9. 7. My Sweet Little Angel

    • By Bianca Sahagun
    •  Published by Family Friend Poems November 2011

    I was 17 when I found out I was pregnant with my first child. Me and my boyfriend both didn't want our baby to grow up without the absolute best life for him/her. So we decided to get an abortion because we didn't have jobs. And there was no way to support him. This was the hardest decision of my life. There isn't a day that goes by that I don't miss or think of my baby. I can't wait until I finally see my little angel.

    I can't sleep, my body is aching
    the pain in my chest, my heart is breaking.
    The bond that we share I thought was so strong,
    but obviously I was so wrong.

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    I had an abortion 3 weeks ago. I thought it was the right thing to do since I am still studying and can't afford to have a baby at the moment. I thought things would be back as if nothing...

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  10. 8. Remorse Is Forever

    I am a married mother of 3. Together my husband and I made a decision to terminate our pregnancy. The choice we made on that one day has caused pain and heartache to the two of us and our children for 3 years now. Unfortunately in life, there are some things you can never change. I just hope I can forgive myself and my story can be a wake up call to someone else.

    I can't believe I took your life.
    I know now and I knew then, I had no right.
    It was a selfish choice that I made.
    I chose myself when your life I could have saved.

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    I was 21 when I fell pregnant and I didn't know what to do. I wasn't in a relationship; he was a boy I worked with, and he was horrible from the moment he found out I was pregnant. I wanted...

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  11. 9. Cry Of An Unborn Child

    To be honest, I have always felt strongly against abortion. This poem represents the voice of an unborn child pleading for its life.

    For My Mommy (the cry of an unborn child)

    Hello Mommy, this is me, your baby-
    I'm just a tiny someone,

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    I loved this poem so much, it made me cry. I am totally against abortion. No baby should be murdered by its mother. It is sad to see children God has made being murdered. If you can't take...

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  12. 10. You Were Inside Me

    • By Shirley Daley
    •  Published by Family Friend Poems April 2011

    This poem is for any woman who lives with the regret of having an abortion.

    You were inside me but only for a while.
    Only in my dreams do I embrace your smile.

    In my thoughts I see you, my bleeding heart is torn

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    We always have a choice so to tell that someone made you to do this is silly!!!!!

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  13. 11. What Now?

    • By Jenny
    •  Published by Family Friend Poems September 2011

    I was an 18-year-old girl facing the hardest decision of my life. Do I choose life or death? Both would have changed my life forever. I was so helpless because of course I was supposed to do the right thing; I have a full athletic scholarship and without that, I had no way to pay for college. My boyfriend didn't understand. He wasn't there to watch it move around or hear the heartbeat. All I kept thinking was what now. Do I chose life or death; either way I was going to become another statistic.

    Your knees are shaking.
    You see that red line appear.
    How far can you go from here?
    You look in the mirror.

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    I was 14 years old when I too saw that red line... the baby's daddy basically said you're on your own bitch. so I had no father, no food. and no one to help me through it. I therefore was...

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  14. 12. Hush, Little Baby

    • By Jess
    •  Published by Family Friend Poems August 2008

    I had an abortion, and I am 16. The dad was 20. He did not want to know really.

    Hush, little baby, don't say a word.
    Mummy's sorry she's so scared.
    Hush, little baby, got nowhere to live.
    Hush, little baby, got nothing to give.

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    I am so happy to read this response. I am also a woman who suffers from guilt about having an abortion at 16. At the time I honestly thought I made the right decision and have realized since...

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  15. 13. To My Little Baby

    • By Ryan
    •  Published by Family Friend Poems April 2009

    My ex-girlfriend decided to have an abortion. I did not want this to happen, so I wrote a poem to express my feelings, to say sorry and to tell my baby that I care.

    It's so hard for me to try and find that right words to say.
    I'm sorry we never got the chance to meet,
    the chance to see your tiny body and hold your tiny feet.

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    Many women regret having abortions and no one else knows their pain but having an abortion does not mean you will be a junkie, get fired for stealing or will not finish school. That's like...

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  16. 14. For My Child

    • By Ryan
    •  Published by Family Friend Poems November 2011

    I was 18 when I did it. I was going to take responsibility for my child, but I let my boyfriend's family talk me into it. I am not proud of myself, but please it's hard enough to not judge myself, so please no one judge me...

    For my child:
    The fact I was eighteen was not the reason
    Your father and I went through our seasons
    He came to the conclusion a little to soon

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    Nobody should judge you. They don't have that right. I am a conservative, right wing, prolife individual, but when I was young I had an abortion, too. I felt instant regret. I talk to my...

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  17. 15. To My Beautiful Angel

    • By Sasha
    •  Published by Family Friend Poems August 2016

    This poem goes out to my precious baby whom I have let go. You will always remain in my heart. I'm so sorry! I wish every day I could wake up and still have you with me.

    Hello baby, my precious love of mine.
    I apologize for the thing we'll never have together: TIME.
    Twenty-one when I found out about you.
    Your father and I didn't know what to do.

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  18. 16. My Almost Mother

    • By Whitni Brandle
    •  Published by Family Friend Poems March 2011

    I feel very strongly about abortion and read about and know about a lot of people that have had abortions. To me it is murder and killing a soul before it has a chance. God creates these souls inside a mother's body so they can be born, not murdered. I hope you enjoy this poem, it's the deepest I have.

    You steal my life,
    I have no chance,
    I want to live,
    And find life's romance.

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    That's not true. There is ALWAYS an option! There is adoption and many adoptive couples help pay for expenses of having a baby! So many women will never be able to produce their own life and...

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  19. 17. What Could Have Been?

    • By Jessica
    •  Published by Family Friend Poems June 2011

    I wrote this poem for women out there who think that abortions are ok. I have had friends take abortions as the right answer, but they are wrong. You never know what your baby has in store, you should allow it to live its life instead of taken the easy way out.

    She could have had my eyes,
    his cute button nose.
    But I took the easy way out,
    now sadly no one knows....

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  20. 18. Unheard Voice

    • By Littin Thomas Modoor
    •  Published by Family Friend Poems March 2009

    Abortion!!
    There are people who do not care about this topic. For a moment of fun between a boy and girl often ends in the serious topic of abortion. Mostly, the innocent child in mother's womb becomes the victim or prey. I hope this poem will change many mother's and father's mind so that the innocent unheard voice will get a chance to live.
    !!Please don't give your child the name of abortion. !!

    Nine months are slowly getting close,
    I am surrounded by the blanket of yours;
    Slowly I am growing in your womb,
    Please don't send me to the tomb;...

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    Please have your baby. Like you say, it could be your only chance. If you can't raise him, there are many wonderful people that would love to adopt him. Believe me, you will mourn this child...

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  21. 19. Right Of Life

    • By Ashley
    •  Published by Family Friend Poems November 2011

    This poem was inspired by the many stories surrounding each of us. It is written from a child's point of view and addresses the greatly debated topic of Abortion.

    Taken away because of the fear of responsibility,
    Taken away and denied opportunity
    Taken away so I could not be.
    Oh, mama, didn't you love me?...

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    very touching... If only everyone could read this because, just maybe it could change the mind of that one person who is considering to let their baby go.

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  22. 20. Letter To My Unborn Baby

    • By Stephen M.
    •  Published by Family Friend Poems July 2013

    I met my girlfriend at a young age, I was 23 and she was 19. For two year we dated and had the typical young person relationship filled with drama. At about a year and four months in the relationship I got the call that no one ever expects. She was pregnant, I'm not going to get into any details for her sake because while she looks at me and tells me she doesn't want me, I still care for her. I've never written a poem before but for once in my life I wanted to express my heart.

    To my unborn baby,

    Selfishness cannot even explain,
    The emotion that turned into pain.

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