Personal testimonies from women (and men) who have gone through an abortion.
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"I was 19 when I got pregnant—and in college. I had always considered myself pro-life. At this point, I was confused and scared. I told my boyfriend and my aunt—who had been my guardian for the past 10 years—and NO ONE else. My aunt said she would make me an appointment to talk to someone. Little did I know I was headed to an abortion clinic. After filling out paperwork, the girl at the front..."
Location: Columbus, OH
Date: January 24, 2015
"I was 15 and had been with my boyfriend for two months. I was 2-weeks late for my period; I tried telling him all day. When I did, we both cried for hours. He told me he would support whatever decision I made. He told me he wanted to abort it. I have always been against abortion. When I spoke to my mother about it, she immediately told me adoption would not be an option. But that is what I..."
Location: Port Hope, Ontario, Canada
Date: January 2, 2015
"I attempted suicide for the third time on Super Bowl Sunday and woke up just before Valentine’s Day with tubes all over... After surviving, I began to seek help and started attending AA meetings. It was there I met and fell in love with my best friend—my soul mate. We found out on Christmas that I was expecting. I was never happier in my entire life, although we are both still getting back on..."
Location: Monroe, NY
Date: December 31, 2014
"I'm married and have a 2-year-old daughter. I have always wanted her to have siblings, so I prayed and it happened. However, we are currently living with my mom and not employed. My husband was laid off and decided to join the military, which is taking longer than expected. When I first found out I was pregnant, I was ecstatic. I just knew life would fall into place, but with not having our own..."
Location: Annapolis, MD
Date: December 30, 2014
"I was 17 when I found out I was pregnant. I had been dating my ex-boyfriend for two months. I always dreamed of becoming a mother; I was shocked but happy when I found out. The doctor did an ultrasound, and it seemed surreal. My ex-boyfriend was there with me. As soon as we left the clinic, he immediately told me an abortion would be the best choice. I was devastated when I heard him say that. I..."
Date: December 28, 2014
"I want our baby back. The year was 1999; I was 34 years old and married. I don't remember much of anything. All I do remember is letting an older, nameless woman take my baby from me—and not even telling my husband. It went quickly—no complications. I felt like my heart was as hard as stone that day. It stayed that way for a long, long time. I remember the look of bewilderment and horror on my..."
Date: December 15, 2014
"I had an abortion recently; I was 7 weeks pregnant. I already have a child and am a single mom. I had my first daughter out of wedlock after the father refused to marry me. I thought it was the hardest thing I'd ever done—and that was with the dad paying child support. The father of the child I aborted has never worked. He's basically an adult child. He's emotionally troubled and has drug..."
Date: December 10, 2014
"I found out I was pregnant on December 17, 2012. I was 6 weeks and 6 days along. I had just recently broken up with my boyfriend and was talking to a new boy I was interested in. I knew from the moment that I found out that I did not want the baby... I didn't tell the father until tow months after the abortion. I had my abortion on December 28, 2012. The guy I was talking too, who is currently..."
Date: November 29, 2014
"I am 20-years-old. I found out I was pregnant and informed my ex-boyfriend hoping he would be happy to become a dad. Instead, he insulted me and told me to get rid of the baby. I was so shocked and didn’t want to kill my unborn child. After a few days, I discovered that he had abandoned his wife and two children and is now a husband to another woman—which pushed me to terminate my pregnancy. I..."
Date: November 29, 2014
"I'm 21 years old, and I got an abortion on October 7, 2014—a day I will never forget. I had met my boyfriend on my 21st birthday, so I’d only been with him for a short few months. I always told myself that I would never get an abortion. I always thought it was so cruel. I didn't get any pregnancy symptoms, but once I missed my period I knew I was pregnant. I never miss a period; I am always on..."
Location: Cape Cod, MA
Date: November 23, 2014