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.
"I was 20-years-old when I had an abortion back in early 2012. I never thought it would be so bad, or that I would lose most of my friends because of it. At first, I had thought I had done the right thing, and everyone had told me so, but after a while, all of a sudden, I started feeling guilty. That's the moment I realized I had killed my child. I had made that decision out of fear of having…"
Location: Jyväskylä, Finland
Date: March 23, 2018
"July 6th, 1991, is the day that changed my whole life. I still can't believe he convinced me to go through it. I can't believe I was so stupid to stay with him afterwards, and even get married. Not a day has passed me by without thinking about what would've happened if I didn't have the abortion—if I’d saved my child and left my boyfriend. But I was so naïve and loved him so much that I…"
Location: Veracruz, Mexico
Date: March 20, 2018
"It was 1975, two years after our US Supreme Court unleashed the most unrestrained abortion law in the world—legalizing abortion up to the moment of birth. I was in high school; my girlfriend was pregnant and wanted the abortion. I was confused and lacked wisdom. Neither of us imagined what the real life consequences would be, in part because we were scared. It was also because the media and…"
Date: March 16, 2018
"Thirteen years ago my ex-girlfriend got an abortion when we were in college, and my participation and complicity still haunt me to this day. I thought time would heal the would, but I think in reality the guilt within me only got worse over time. At the time, I thought I was encouraging her to do the right thing for her and for me, so we could both finish college and move on—but I was terribly…"
Date: March 13, 2018
"When I was 17 I had an abortion—NOT by choice—but out of fear of having to raise it alone and pressure from the father. No family would support me as they did not approve of my relationship with the father to start with. It was the absolute worst experience I have ever had. My boyfriend dropped me off and left. He didn't even stay. They took me in the room, after I got the gown on, and did…"
Location: Knoxville, TN
Date: March 1, 2018
"I had an abortion on 30th November, 2016, and it is my biggest regret. I went to the doctors when I was 5 weeks and 6 days pregnant. I then went to the clinic and they did the scan but said my pregnancy would end in a miscarriage, so my thought was I’d be helping the baby or fetus out—but months passed, and now a year later, I get so upset about this. My boyfriend, who is the dad to the baby…"
Location: Swindon, United Kingdom
Date: February 26, 2018
"Many years ago I had two abortions. They were two of the biggest mistakes of my life. I have since gotten saved and if I had just looked to God back then, I would have made the right choices! I feel like I have killed my children. They could have had a good life and done so many wonderful things on this earth. Babies and life are precious. Having a child is a joy. I know because I have three…"
Date: February 7, 2018
"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