Personal testimonies from women (and men) who have gone through an abortion.
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"I was on Isotretinoin and became pregnant at 23 with my boyfriend—who desperately wanted to have the child. We named him Junior. My boyfriend was physically abusive. There was at least a 30% chance of the child experiencing a severe physical deformity. So, against my lover's wishes, I had a termination. I was certain that I had made the right decision at the time. Three months later, I am so..."
Date: March 24, 2015
"I found out I was pregnant at seven weeks. I was so scared but felt a little warmth in my heart. When I told the father, he ignored me and said I was lying. I could not bear telling my mom, but I knew I had to. Before I told her, I called my doctor to schedule an appointment. I found out I was having twins. One twin measured a little under, and the other twin measured at a rate that worried the..."
Location: New Jersey
Date: March 22, 2015
"I had an abortion last week. I have never been so devastated about anything. The father put a lot of pressure on me, and I caved in. Now I don't think I can live with myself. I feel like a monster. Worse than a monster. I wasn't my biggest fan beforehand, but now I despise myself. How could I do such a thing? How?!
Date: March 21, 2015
"My life was a really poor one. I was born to an alcoholic father. Growing up, I was not really close to my parents since they were busy, and they did not seem to care for me. I dropped out of high school early and ran away from home. I decided to work as a prostitute to make money and support myself. One day while on my job, the pimp had sex with me without protection. I got pregnant. I was so..."
Location: Lafayette, CA
Date: March 16, 2015
"I knew I was pregnant straight away. I could feel it from the start. I was pretty sure I was going to keep it; I was scared but a little excited—until I told the father. He had decided from the start that we should have an abortion. He told me that I was ruining his life and his family’s life. He told me the baby would resent me, and I would never be able to cope. At first, he said he would..."
Date: March 16, 2015
"I had an abortion about a month ago. I wanted to be pregnant. I was happy, but the guy I was seeing was in another relationship and already had three children by three different women. He was with the last child's mother. He didn't even believe in abortion, but I guess for our child, he changed his mind. He wanted me to get an abortion. He was my best friend as well as lover, so losing him by..."
Date: March 15, 2015
"It takes a lot to share my story. You see, I had two children already. They were in their teens. I was married, and we found ourselves—both of us Christians—in a sinful lifestyle, and I got pregnant. I was panicked. My husband and I had tried for a 3rd child, but it never happened, so I figured we could not have more for whatever reason. I wondered whose it was and how would we explain it to our..."
Location: Tampa, FL
Date: March 13, 2015
"I don't know where to begin. I don't. But I remember being told, at 19, that I couldn't have a baby—after trying with my ex for a year. We broke it off, and the next man in my life was my best friend. I started feeling funny— sleeping a lot, sore breasts, nauseated, and my new boyfriend said we should get a pregnancy test. I laughed, so confident I was just sick. I remember seeing a negative..."
Location: Murfreesboro, TN
Date: March 10, 2015
"I'm 17-years-old, a junior in high school. I strongly regret having an abortion. As soon as I found out I was pregnant, I was both shocked and scared. So many emotions came over me at once. My first thought was to get rid of it because of the opinions of others. However, I soon began to look forward to being a teenage mom. My child's father was so scared. He tried to convince me to get an..."
Location: Cordele, GA
Date: March 9, 2015
"On August 7, 2014, I made the decision to end my 5-week pregnancy. I found out I was pregnant while I was working two jobs and barely able to support myself. I was past due on every bill I had and couldn't even begin to imagine how I would support the life of another when I could barely support my own. I didn’t want a relationship with the father and knew that he would be angry if he found out I..."
Location: Denver, CO
Date: March 9, 2015
"I thought this would never happen to me. I moved to [Mexico] to change scenarios—to be happier. Two years later, I was seeing a guy I had met online. At first, I felt weird, but we quickly connected and fell for each other. Three months after we started seeing each other, I felt off. I had missed my period. He said we should take a pregnancy test... The next day, we bought a digital test and it..."
Location: Mexico City
Date: March 7, 2015
"I’m 17 years old and a senior in high school. When I first found out I was pregnant, I was scared but soon became excited to be a mom. But the father freaked out. I was with him for about a year. He was my first. I wasn't expecting to hear the things he said to me, like “I hope you and the baby die,” and he wasn’t going to help or be apart of the child's life. I knew I couldn't care for a child..."
Location: Philadelphia, PA
Date: February 25, 2015
"My story may not be as harrowing or violent as many of the stories I read on this blog. It's a simple one. I was pregnant, and now I'm not... One morning I went out for a jog. I felt a strange and sharp pain in my stomach, so I decided to cut my jog short and walk home. Something told me to take a pregnancy test. I didn't give it enough time to read fully. It looked negative, so I threw it in..."
Location: London, UK
Date: February 19, 2015
"It was January the 3rd, 2015, when I took a pregnancy test with my boyfriend at his house. It immediately came back positive. We were both SO happy, and he started to cry. We told our parents about three weeks later. My mom was very supportive of me when I told her I wanted to keep my baby. My boyfriend's mom was not. She talked to us and kept mentioning abortion. She later convinced my..."
Location: San Pedro, California
Date: February 15, 2015
"December 1, 2014, is the day I took my first ever pregnancy test. I sat in the bathroom for five minutes hoping and praying to god that the results would be negative. When I found out I was pregnant, I cried with my boyfriend for hours. I wanted a baby so I could give him or her everything I couldn’t have, but now that I was finally pregnant, I didn’t know what to do anymore. My boyfriend and I..."
Location: Fort Lauderdale, FL
Date: February 9, 2015