Eileen Morrison pro-life campaigner and WRITE to LIFE poet responds to the new pro-abortion campaign “We Trust Women”
JOIN THE PRO-LIFE FEMINISTS
Come join the pro life feminists, the girls who really care
About the good of women, and be part of those who dare
Defend the rights of mothers and their babies who might fall
Down the well-know “pro choice” route, from which there’s no recall.
For once a child’s aborted, there’s no way to bring it back
And mothers often choose that route because there is a lack
Of feminists who are pro life, proclaiming every day
If pregnancy equals crises, there is many another way
Of sorting all the problems out, and that without recourse
To clinics who’ll destroy your child, so you’re left with remorse
Which may well blight your future thoughts for many years to come,
With memories that leave you feeling quite depressed and numb.
A FEMINIST’S DUTY
As feminists our duty is to seek for what is right
And work and pray “pro choicers” will be led to see the light;
Refuting all the claims they make’s an excellent place to start
By showing that they do not have the woman’s good at heart.
For that is something they assert in much of what they say,
Hoping all the pro life facts will quietly float away.
And that’s where pro life feminists can really show their worth,
For they can’t be dismissed as cranks, who never will give birth.
They’re aware of all the crises that a pregnancy can bring,
And equally they know that it is always right to cling
To ways of solving problems for the mother and the child
Showing how the rights of both can then be reconciled.
For feminists care very much about a woman’s place
Within the world where women make up half the human race.
They want a world where women can be confident and strong,
Where they are not encouraged to do something which is wrong.
For though on many lands it’s legal, at the present time
And therefore not regarded in those countries as a crime,
As feminists we always should make sure that we refute
Those who say that women should go down the “pro choice” route,
Not only since abortion always has the end result,
Of only one survivor, that’s the woman by default,
But also as in many lands, they don’t want baby girls,
And in those countries often sex selection then unfurls,
So baby girls don’t get to live; in spite of all the joys
That babies bring, for “pro choice” usually favours baby boys.
NO BABY IS “PRO CHOICE”
There’s never a baby who’s ever “pro choice”
They’d all be pro life if they yet had a voice,
For right from conception they all start to strive
To live and to grow; this seems to derive
From something within them, which always is part
Of a new baby’s make-up, that’s there from the start.
It’s amazing how babies will all fight to live,
In those situations with little to give.
They don’t really care if their world is quite poor;
A child in the womb simply seeks nothing more
Than to live; if they could they would shout out aloud:
“Abortion of babies should not be allowed.”
PRO LIFE VIGILS
I stand on the pavement, my banner held high,
And pray all the time no more babies will die
At the clinic where we are all standing outside,
Feeling within us a slight sense of pride
That we are a part of the battle to end
The laws of our country which currently send
So many babies who’ve not yet been born
To a premature death; I long for the dawn
Of an era when children are valued and loved,
And when they are tiny are no longer shoved
Out of the way, just as if they weren’t real,
With all of the fervour and missionary zeal
Of people whose living depends on the right
Of much troubled women to push out of sight,
The child in their womb, when people should say:
“Don’t worry – there’s always a much better way
To deal with the crisis in which you’ve been caught;
Don’t even consider that you should abort
The child you are carrying; whatever your load
There’s no need for a woman to go down that road.