Abortion Unfiltered
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Abort73 exists because abortion exists. And because a deep and accurate understanding of abortion does not exist. If you’ll invest a few moments in serious, objective reflection, we’d like to demonstrate why elective abortion is immoral and unjust.

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Abortion Regrets

This is hard. I've only spoken about this once in my entire life. Here it goes. I was 14 when I fell pregnant. My boyfriend and I had been dating for four months when I woke up one morning feeling nauseous, I thought that I was probably just ill, and I never took it seriously. Two weeks or so past and each morning I felt sick. I started feeling sick in the evenings as well, and I knew that something wasn't right. I kept it quiet because I knew what the symptoms could mean, I didn't even tell my boyfriend. I wanted to wait and see if I would start with my menstruation that month. I waited a week and I never started. I knew. In my heart I knew. I told my boyfriend—who is five years older than me and is still my boyfriend. After I told him, he said that he would get me a few pregnancy tests so that we could be sure if I was pregnant or not. I took three. All of them showed positive. I was completely shocked and confused. I was only fourteen years old at the time, which made everything that much more difficult for me to take in. My boyfriend and I decided that having an abortion was the best option for us, due to me being that young and him just starting with his new career. We wouldn't be able to look after our baby financially, and we were both too inexperienced. We kept it to ourselves for a while. We went to the clinic one weekday. I had to skip school for the day without my parents knowing about it. At the clinic there were—to my surprise—a lot of women waiting to see the doctor. Long story short, I saw the doctor, and he told me I was 6 weeks and 4 days pregnant. He gave me a date for coming back to have my abortion, which was June 2, 2011. After seeing the doctor that day I was heart broken. I started to regret ever going to the clinic. I was so hurt and scared... Click here to read this story in its entirety.

Age: 18
Location: Johannesburg, South Africa
Date Submitted: July 16, 2015