Personal testimonies from women (and men) who have gone through an abortion.
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"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
"I've had two abortions, and I regret both. I was 15 when I had my first one and have always regretted it. My boyfriend at the time wanted me to keep it, but I was raped around the same time, so my mum and everyone else advised me to have an abortion. A few months later, I was pregnant again and kept it and was so happy. It’s the best thing that has happened to me. Two years later, I fell..."
Date: February 3, 2015
"I had an abortion in August 2014. That day still feels surreal to me. I didn't want an abortion but ultimately saw it as the best option. I had made the mistake of getting involved with a married man. We had been seeing each other for quite a few months when I found out I was pregnant. He told me that it was my decision to keep the baby or have an abortion, but he made it clear that I'd be..."
Date: February 2, 2015
"This past summer, my life completely changed. In the beginning of June, I found out I was pregnant. My boyfriend and I were having problems and fighting all the time. The entire month of May he did not let me see him—not even for my birthday. So that entire month, each night I would sit upstairs alone in my bed and plead with him and cry to myself. He made me feel awful. I was so consumed with..."
Location: Lowell, MA
Date: February 2, 2015
"My precious baby was aborted without me knowing. My wife conceived in June 2014. We separated in July. At the time, neither one of us knew she was pregnant. She had the abortion in August and told me in September what she had done, because we were trying to work things out. I was devastated. I'm now in therapy and taking antidepressant drugs. Abortion affects the fathers too. No one talks about..."
Location: Winston-Salem, NC
Date: January 29, 2015
"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 recently had an abortion. I was 9 weeks pregnant. I have always dreamed of becoming a mom. However, I got pregnant with a man that was not my boyfriend. When I told him I was pregnant, he told me he didn’t want a kid right now. My heart broke instantly. All I thought of every day was bringing a healthy baby into this world. Now I cry myself to sleep every night. During the day, I think of how..."
Date: January 23, 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