Personal testimonies from women (and men) who have gone through an abortion.
The unsolicited abortion stories on these pages have come to Abort73 through our online submission form. Though not all women regret their abortions, these stories demonstrate that countless women do.
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"When I was 18, and had just gave birth to a beautiful little boy, I got pregnant again. I was still in high school and afraid of going through it all again. My mother made me drink some quinine, but it did not work. I left school that morning and walked 11 blocks to this doctor’s office and had an abortion. I walked back to school like nothing happened. My boyfriend wanted me to have the abortion,…"
Location: Orange, TX
Date: December 29, 2017
"I had an abortion when I was 19. My boyfriend at the time was very adamant that I “take care of it.” I never wanted the abortion but then I decided I didn’t want to raise my baby with a dad who didn’t want it. So I did it. I regretted it during the procedure, but it was too late to turn back. I ended up having two miscarriages after that. I can’t help but think it was punishment for…"
Location: South Dakota
Date: December 20, 2017
"I was 25 and in a relationship with someone who was totally wrong for me. We weren’t even officially dating, just spending a lot of time hanging out and drinking together. I found out I was pregnant in the fall. I took a test at Planned Parenthood of all places. The nurse/counselor, whatever she was, was nice. I panicked and told the father. We talked about having the baby, but really, we both…"
Date: December 19, 2017
"I had just turned 22 when I found out I was pregnant. I knew almost instantly that something wasn’t right. Just the thought of food made me nauseated and I was tired all the time. I had been with my boyfriend for three years at the time, but the relationship wasn’t stable. We both still lived with our parents and he could never hold onto a job. He also had a child while he was in high school.…"
Location: Honolulu, HI
Date: December 15, 2017
"I don't even know where to start. I don't even want to type this, but I feel as if it's necessary. I just can't do any of this anymore. Life that is. I've tried to be positive. And look on "the bright side." But what if there isn't a bright side? I got an abortion. And ever since, I've just felt empty. It's only been five days... And I want to die. I regret it so much. But there's no going back..."
Date: December 12, 2017
"If you are even considering abortion, you have come to the right place. DO NOT DO IT!!!!! I am writing again to hopefully save you from a life of pain, worry, self-hatred, and mental distress. Have a heart so your baby can too. I had two abortions—18 and 20 years ago. I now have endometriosis and no shot at having children. I was also diagnosed bipolar and depressive and tried suicide—twice.…"
Date: December 2, 2017
"I am 24 years old and the mother of a two year old. I’ve been in a relationship with my baby father for almost three years. When I found out I was pregnant with my 2nd child it was after Christmas, and my daughter was only 10 months. My relationship was really stressing me out. We had a lot of trust issues going on, and we were living with my mom. When I found out I was pregnant I was scared,…"
Date: November 28, 2017
"I had just ended my long-distance relationship of three years. I decided to have some fun since he hurt me so bad. So I went on a trip to see this really cute guy who was in the military. I was out there for about a month and a half. Once I got back home, I noticed I felt drained. I didn't know why; it made no sense to me. Something in my gut told me to get a pregnancy test, but I didn't think…"
Location: New York
Date: November 12, 2017
"I don't really know where to start. I am a 20-year-old college student. My "boyfriend and I have been together for two years now. Everything seemed perfect at first, but then he grew insecure and started hitting me. I don't want to act like a victim because I did hit him back. One day it got so bad he had me choking in blood. He got better over time and hasn't hit me since. I met him when I was…"
Location: Oceanside, CA
Date: November 12, 2017
"I was 18 years old and in my senior year of high school when I became pregnant. I became pregnant in May of 2017 and my abortion happened at 12 weeks, in July 2017. Here it is November and I still find myself thinking about the situation EVERY DAY. I cry, get angry, and sometimes I don't know whether to get over it or just let myself grieve. I can't get over it because I was under pressure and…"
Date: November 11, 2017
"I was 25 when I got pregnant; I am now 27. Though time did help me heal, I still have fears and feelings of guilt. I was married to a man who didn’t want kids or anything to do with me. He hit me, but I never got pregnant by him. I discovered he did gay stuff secretly, which just made me think he was gay—but I wasn’t 100% sure and I’m still not sure. The love was gone after five years…"
Date: November 4, 2017
"I was a student at the University of Central Florida at the time. I was dating my ex-boyfriend, but things were complicated between us. My main focus was graduating and becoming a teacher. I had goals that were important to me. I would be the first in my immediate family to graduate from college. I was also raised in a very religious Christian home with strict beliefs, morals, and values. My…"
Date: October 26, 2017
"I had my first abortion today. I'm barely recovering from it in my bed. It was a traumatic experience that I will never forget. I have two kids already with my ex-fiancé. I was with him for 10 years. The last couple years weren’t good, but I wanted a baby with him for some reason, but it never happened. I thought it was me. I couldn't get pregnant anymore. I had problems after having my son—abnormal…"
Location: Chicago, IL
Date: October 23, 2017
"My partner and I decided to have an abortion last year. We were long distance at the time and never had an adult conversation about what was about to happen. At the last minute, as I was about to get the procedure, he begged me not to. I was so scared and I knew if I left I wouldn’t go back for the procedure. The stress and emotions took over my body and I fainted on the table. I woke up to…"
Date: October 19, 2017
"I still remember when I saw the pee stick turn into a positive. I was in shock. I immediately called the guy I'd been having sex with. We'd been dating for three months or so, but had little bond. He said to me, "Wow, I'm gonna be a poppa?!" I said, "Yes. I guess?" But out of nowhere we both decided we couldn't keep it. We were 22, still in college. My dad would've disowned me. I went through…"
Location: Los Angeles
Date: October 9, 2017