Personal testimonies from women (and men) who have gone through an abortion.
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"I hope I can change someone else’s mind. Last year I got news that I would have an opportunity to work abroad and make good money. I was all for that, but worried about getting pregnant before I left. I wanted to move as soon as I could, but I had to wait. I knew the longer it took, the greater chance I had, even though at that time I was single. It’s like I foresaw my future, and my fear got..."
Date: May 11, 2016
"I got pregnant at a very young age. I wasn't even 18 yet. When I found out I was pregnant, I was so happy. I told my boyfriend, who was my same age, but all he did was hide from me. My family figured out I was pregnant because of all the vomiting I was going through. My whole family kept screaming at me, from one ear to the other, that I couldn't have the baby. I couldn't understand; I loved my..."
Location: Antioch, TN
Date: May 9, 2016
"I was 20 years old in February 2008. I was a party girl, fresh out of rehab, when my life changed forever. It was a dreary winter afternoon; I was hanging out with my two best friends, Erica and Nick. I was in love with Nick, though he had zero romantic interest in me. We had been drinking all afternoon as we so frequently did, and he started flirting with me. We ended up having sex. He must..."
Date: May 2, 2016
"I don't think I will ever not think about my termination. I will always ask myself, 'What if?’ I will always think that it was just my weakness. I would have been 20 weeks today. I still cry at night. Sometimes my thoughts are so dark that I consider taking my life. I have to tell myself that I am too young to have been the best Mum I could've been. I became pregnant by an unwanted act, and I..."
Location: New Zealand
Date: April 28, 2016
"I felt I knew what I had to do. I felt like an abortion was the only way to fix everything. I remember walking into the clinic; the silence was heavy. Twenty or so women and men sat in the room, silently thinking about the choices they were making. When I stepped up to the desk to check in, people were laughing and smiling in the back. They greeted with a smile as I checked in and thanked me for..."
Date: April 27, 2016
"My story is hard to tell without leaving me in tears. My last abortion was in 2012. My husband forced me to do it, saying he didn't want a child. I am now 45 and considered too old to have a healthy baby. I live with regret every day of my life. I watch people around me having babies, posting photos, and it kills me. My advice is never, ever listen to someone who wants to make a decision for..."
Date: April 24, 2016
"I don't know how to begin this story. If you are reading this, I beg of you to please never listen to the bad idea in your head. There's nothing you can regret by doing the good. I had several chances to change my decision, but I went in and listened to the ugly thought. I thought I would be happy afterwards, but I'm not. I kept thinking how God tried to stop me, but I never wanted to let him..."
Date: April 24, 2016
"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