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Analysis and comments on The Abortion by Anne Sexton

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Comment 7 of 367, added on January 24th, 2005 at 12:11 AM.

you morons, this poem isn't about sticking a berlody coat hanger up your
crotch, it's about somebody who should've been born being gone. can't you
step outside yourselves for the length of a bloody poem? jesus god. anne
sexton did not write poem about how abortions are bad. she was a genius,
not an editorialist. why would she do that?

Comment 6 of 367, added on January 8th, 2005 at 4:51 PM.

Reguarding the comment posted by Maria. I have to disagree with you simply
because Anne Sexton did have to face hard decisions during her short lived
life. She had an abortion! Maybe this is the reason she wrote this poem.
She felt some regret for what she did. Also, she suffered from depression
and this also could be a factor. All I am saying is don't be so quick to
judge if you don't have all of the facts.

Jennifer from United States
Comment 5 of 367, added on January 2nd, 2005 at 8:20 PM.

There is no justifiable reason for an abortion other than when it is a
medical procedure vital to the mother's survival which is extremely rare.
Every child was created by God and He has a plan already laid out for their
life. Religion is not the only back-up for those who oppose this form of
murder. Logic, medical facts, and morality do too. Feel free to contact me
if you disagree and I will be happy to discuss it with you.

Kelsey from United States
Comment 4 of 367, added on December 27th, 2004 at 7:58 PM.

I don't think the poet necessarily was against abortion. I think she's just
conveying the complex feelings that go along with having one. Anne wasn't a
huge proponent of motherhood, you know. It was a huge struggle for her, and
if the speaker of the poem reflects her feelings on it, it just shows that
it's not so black and white.

Comment 3 of 367, added on December 22nd, 2004 at 1:51 PM.

Their are many valad reasons to have an abortion, not all are because the
mother dosent want the child. I think this pome is expresidly one sided,
cold and overly critical written by someone who has never been forced to
make the hard desision. I hope others reading this pome will be more open
minded then the poet!

Maria from United States
Comment 2 of 367, added on December 2nd, 2004 at 10:04 AM.

I am against abortion also... My sister was gonna get an abortion but i
stopped her from doing that because its just like murder i mean god people
need to have some feelings. I mean fetus has some feelings too.

Deanna from United States
Comment 1 of 367, added on November 12th, 2004 at 2:18 PM.

I have a arguementative paper at my high school and i inclued that anne
sexton was against abortion and she wrote a wonderful poem about it......

delores from United States

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Poet: Anne Sexton
Poem: The Abortion
Added: Feb 6 2004
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Poem of the Day: May 16 2004

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