Personal testimonies from women (and men) who have gone through an abortion.
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"It's been a month since my abortion. When I found out I was pregnant, it was already four weeks in. It devastated me as I'm only 20 and in college. My boyfriend was really supportive and said he would support the baby if I decided to keep it. I didn't know what to do. I can't even support myself, and I couldn't tell my parents. So when I went to see the doctor, the first sentence that came out..."
Location: Vancouver, BC, Canada
Date: April 20, 2015
"I'm a 21 year-old-mother of a 2 year-old-girl. I had an abortion four years ago. When I found out I was pregnant, I was so scared. I was still in high school. and I thought it would be better to get an abortion. I wish I never did. I remember it like yesterday. I was about 7 weeks pregnant... I think about my child all the time. Every time I look at my daughter, I see her brother or sister and..."
Location: Pretoria, Gauteng, South Africa
Date: April 10, 2015
"I am 24 years old, and I already have two children—ages 1 year and 4 months. I decided abortion would be right for me not only financially but also physically... After my son was born, I was ruled high risk. Before my son came home, after spending 98 days in the NICU, I was already pregnant again... It was a long and hard process to keep baby #2 full term... I finally delivered at 38 weeks, 6..."
Location: Virginia Beach, Va
Date: April 9, 2015
"I found out I was pregnant on December 6, 2014. At first, I was extremely excited after trying with my boyfriend for two months to get pregnant. However, once I told him I was pregnant, the situation changed... He said to me within an hour of finding out I was pregnant that we should abort it... I told my mum who had no emotion at all really. Just like my boyfriend, she was more worried about my..."
Location: London, United Kindgom
Date: March 30, 2015
"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