Wednesday, December 14, 2011

Poetic Justice

Abortion clinics
Are great because they're awesome

They do abortions

OK, so I'm no Pablo Neruda. I may not even be Dr. Seuss. But I love abortion, so I express it through the majesty of haiku!

Haiku is the art of turning grown people into blundering pre-schoolers by forcing them to count on their fingers because they've forgotten what constitutes a syllable. Here's how it's done:

First, five syllables
Then, follow up with seven
End with five again

Because our readers have been SO great lately, keeping up with us and showering us with love and lots of comments, I'm thinking we need to show our appreciation. Without you we couldn't maintain this blog (well, we probably still would, but it would be much less fun and dynamic), and we're so grateful for your continued support. Hell, we even get our ideas from you! So, the reader who submits the best abortion haiku will have it featured here as an Abortioneers post!

Submit your factual, subversive, hilarious, sensitive, face-kicking, or just plain silly abortion haiku as a comment. If you would like to remain anonymous, please post your comment anonymously. Otherwise, we'll give you full-on mad props for your work! Submissions are accepted immediately, and the lucky winner (plus some honorable mentions!) will be posted this Friday.

Readers, you make me
Feel like a million dollars
When you leave comments!


  1. my body is mine
    abortion available
    allows me the choice

  2. Freedom to be free
    of this red anemone.
    Bleed out please bleed out.
    *Medical Abortion

    Anti-choice, vote no!
    My body is a battle ground . . .
    Voting on rights? Really?
    *Abortion Politics

    Escort please help me!
    Protect me from the crazies.
    THANK YOU orange vest.

    Legs spread open, suction ready.
    Stranger between, instruments
    a go, let me bleed.
    *Surgical Abortion

    Wise women help me!
    "Prepare to cramp, bleed it out.
    Take the herb, the potion!"
    *Herbal Abortion

  3. Unwanted baby
    women trust themselves to know
    abortion’s so right

    by Kate Ranieri

  4. holy shit the test strip
    shows one, two bars of bright pink
    thank god i can choose

  5. Do you really wish
    Kay Corleone had to
    Do what Michael said?


This is not a debate forum -- there are hundreds of other sites for that. This is a safe space for abortion care providers and one that respects the full spectrum of reproductive choices; comments that are not in that spirit will either wind up in the spam filter or languish in the moderation queue.