Personal testimonies from women (and men) who have gone through an abortion.
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"My life was deeply affected by this trauma. I honestly never wanted to have an abortion. I wanted my baby badly. But I was so scared that no one would help me. Taking care of a baby on my own would have been a big change. Everyone told me abortion was the best option. Feeling alone was the worst feeling ever. Now I am left with this hurt for the rest of my life.I feel regret and sadness. I wish..."
Location: London, Ontario
Date: April 12, 2016
"I spent three months completely oblivious to what was going on. I didn't expect anything to be wrong. I didn't even think I could get pregnant. I ended my sophomore year, went to the beach with my friends, and had a great summer. At the end of July, I went to a work thing for a week and came back home feeling sick. It took me a week to go to the hospital. When I did they told me I was pregnant...."
Location: Atlanta, GA
Date: April 10, 2016
"It has only been one week since my abortion. Every day it is hard to get out of bed. Every day I think about my baby. I would be 13 weeks and 5 days today. It is always in my head. Every time I see a baby or a pregnant woman I feel sick. I cannot sleep. I cannot eat. I cannot feel normal. I have never regretted a decision more than I have this one. I felt pressured from my mom and my boyfriend’s..."
Date: April 8, 2016
"I was only 19 when I found out I was pregnant. My boyfriend, who was soon to be my husband, was a lot older than me. I was young and ambitious—a feminist—but was not using contraception. Looking back, I was naive and a bit of a sheep! I was so in love with this intelligent man and was led by his views. I let myself be compromised. I didn't want to have a child; I was young, a pioneer, and not a..."
Date: April 7, 2016
"I had an abortion. It was bad. I lost my child. No, I KILLED my child. How could I do that? How can I be a murderer and still walk around free? My story is basic. Got pregnant. My family said I needed to get an abortion. I didn’t want to but was forced into it. My story may be short and simple, but all I need to say is that if you are thinking of abortion, it is not the right answer. It will..."
Date: April 4, 2016
"When I was younger I used drugs, had unprotected sex, and dated drug dealers. By the time I was 20, I had stopped using drugs but was still having unprotected sex with my ex-boyfriend. When I found out I was pregnant, he stopped talking to me. He told me that he would not even acknowledge the baby as his. I was working at a fast food place and had no idea how I would support another life. He was..."
Location: Texarkana, TX
Date: April 3, 2016
"I had two abortions when I was in my 20’s. Back in the seventies, they didn't give you the information that they now have on abortion—no pictures, no explanation of what's going to happen. In my circumstances, I felt like I didn't have a choice. I already had two children, and their fathers wanted nothing to do with them. When I divorced them, they divorced their children. Now I had a husband..."
Location: Beardstown, IL
Date: April 2, 2016
"It's been three months since my abortion. Today I would have been 21 weeks and 4 days. I would have known by now if I was having a baby girl or boy. This is guilt; this is regret. This is the most painful, exhausting, depressing feeling I have ever felt. Every second of the day I ask myself, “What if I had kept my baby? What if everything would have turned out okay?” This guilt has token over..."
Date: March 28, 2016
"I had an abortion in October, 2015, at the age of 19. Being pro-life, I did not want to have the abortion, but I felt everyone was so against me keeping my child, including my boyfriend. I had always had irregular periods. So for months I assumed my breasts, my cravings, gaining weight, and the small thumps in my abdomen had all been due to bloating and gas. I decided to make an appointment..."
Location: United States
Date: March 26, 2016
"I am a college student; I don't have time; I can't afford it. These are the excuses people use when they get an abortion. DON'T LISTEN TO THEM! I was having sex with a guy at my college who was so amazing. He was the classic hunk. I was so happy that I was with him. I knew he didn't think about me the way I thought of him. I was one of many girls that he was with. I was with him for a month, and..."
Date: March 25, 2016
"On December 31, I found out that I was pregnant. I got pregnant from the wrong men. It was a terrible mistake, and I just couldn't believe it. I did't know what to do; I felt confused. I just couldn't think. I told my partner at the time, and he immediately said, "You have to make an appointment for an abortion.” I could not believe what he had just said. I didn't want to do it. Time passed, and..."
Location: Indianapolis, IN
Date: March 14, 2016
"I'm 16 and my boyfriend was 19. We had a great relationship, and I thought everything was going so well. Then he broke up with me. Four days later, I find out that I'm pregnant. I lied to the nurse about his age because I was scared he would get in trouble. Once I told him, he told me right away, “You're not keeping it.” My family does not have enough money, and my mom didn't want me to ruin my..."
Location: Vacaville, CA
Date: March 14, 2016
"I had an abortion almost a week ago. The day following the procedure I attempted suicide. I was hospitalized and am now starting counseling to help me cope. No one deserves to feel like this, and no one’s unborn child deserves to not get a chance at life. I called a crisis number after I was discharged from the hospital. The woman I spoke to helped tremendously. One tip she gave me was to start..."
Location: Columbus, Ohio
Date: March 9, 2016
"When I was 19 years old, I had an abortion. I already had a beautiful baby girl who was one year old. I got pregnant both times while on birth control. The first time I was using the pill; the second time I had received a birth control shot. My baby's father was very abusive and said if I kept the second baby he would leave. My father had just passed away, and my mom was still trying to grieve..."
Location: Annapolis, MD
Date: March 8, 2016
"I kept it to myself for as long as I could. My belly was growing so fast I couldn’t hide it, so I told my best friend. She couldn't believe it. We went down to the clinic that was next to my school and the test came back positive. The doctor asked me what I was going to do, and I told her I couldn't have my baby because my parents would hate me and never forgive me. I told my ex about my baby,..."
Location: Panorama City, CA
Date: March 4, 2016