'Marc Quinn: Alison Lapper (8 Months)' by art+power

She’s got small feet

Big thighs

Her stomach holds the baby to come

She’s had a scan

To see if there’s anything wrong

With the baby

A small camera on her stomach

Some disabled women have babies

That are not disabled

We should all be born

Do not push a baby away

Going to court to fight for

An unborn baby

She should be allowed

Everyone should be free to have children

It is part of the story

The love of a baby


Years ago when I was in hospital

They put the needle in a lot of women

To stop them having babies

Taking all their chances away

Of creating a living, human being

With all its life.