Personal testimonies from women (and men) who have gone through an abortion.
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"I was sick for days. I was fighting with my boyfriend every day because of issues we were having. I wanted to give up, but I told myself I loved him and indeed I do. I was late, but I thought since I had previously taken the pilI I would be late. Then I started having spots, feeling sick—nauseated and all. I realized something was wrong. I was spotting, but I thought it would eventually come. I..."
Location: Pretoria, South Africa
Date: June 30, 2015
"I am a real person; this is a real story. If you are thinking about having an abortion, please reconsider. I have only been pregnant once in my life, when I was 30. I had an abortion because I caved under pressure by my family and friends. I was happy and excited to be pregnant, but I didn't have the support I needed. Instead of going into detail about the whole story, all I will say is this. I..."
Location: Biloxi, MS
Date: June 14, 2015
"I was 26 when I made the worst decision of my life. It's been a year since I chose to have an abortion, and there's not a day that goes by that the memory of it doesn't exist. I had just spent thousands of dollars to move across the country. I had just started a new job and had just moved in with the guy I was dating. A month after moving, I started waking up dizzy every day and blacking out in..."
Date: June 12, 2015
"I had my abortion on June 4th, 2015. I was 14-weeks along, and I was so unsure about my decision for the entire three months I was pregnant. I felt so much pressure from my family members and the father, and I unfortunately gave in. I made the decision to have an abortion based on the fact that the father meant the world to me, and I knew I would lose him if I chose to keep the baby. I have..."
Date: June 9, 2015
"I was 5-weeks pregnant when I found out. I was scared but excited because for the past year, all I wanted was a baby. I was slightly convinced I couldn't have children. I felt like my baby was a miracle, and I was pregnant by the man I've loved for the last four years. We were having problems but nothing that couldn't be fixed. When I first told him, he didn't think it was the right time because..."
Location: Inglewood, CA
Date: June 7, 2015
"It happened last summer (2014). Sometime around the second week of June, I found out I was a month pregnant by my boyfriend. I was 22, and he was 23. He had just graduated from college, and I was still in school. I was in such shock; he wanted to make a decision right away, but I was confused and l had a hard time believing it was actually real. About an hour after telling him via phone, we met..."
Location: New York, NY
Date: June 2, 2015
"In January of 2014 I found out I was pregnant. I had been with my boyfriend at the time for almost a year, and I thought that we were in love. We had talked about having a future together—getting married and having kids. But when things did not go the way he wanted them to, he changed his mind. I took the test in a Walmart bathroom and cried to myself for several minutes before praying and..."
Location: Springfield, MO
Date: May 30, 2015
"It was two years ago—25 March 2013—when I decided to have an abortion. I was 9 weeks pregnant. I was more miserable than I have ever been. I was terrified—scared because I was not ready to be a mom. I was only 19. It was my life-long dream to be a mother, and I have been against abortion my whole life. But I did not know what else to do. People begged me not to do it. I had an abortion to escape..."
Location: Pietermaritzburg, South Africa
Date: May 16, 2015
"I will never forget September 7, 2013—the day I was forced to have an abortion. I found out a month prior that I was pregnant by my (now ex) boyfriend. It was not planned, and the baby was expected to be born on April 27, 2014. We had been dating for three years at the time and were pretty much living together. I was 30 and he was 48. We worked together as well. When I told him, he basically..."
Location: Chicago, IL
Date: May 12, 2015
"It was one year ago today, Mother's Day, that I got pregnant. My due date was Valentine's Day. I stayed pregnant for three months—more miserable than I had ever been. Terrified, scared, and trapped because I did not want a baby. I was 20 and hooked on heroin. It was my life-long dream to be a mother, and I have been against abortion my whole life. But I didn't know what else to do. People begged..."
Location: Los Angeles, California
Date: May 11, 2015
"When I found out I was pregnant, on March 16, 2015, I was shocked. I had tried for six years and nothing happened, so I figured I was infertile. Days before I tested positive, I just knew I was pregnant. I was happy and shocked but I never had any support. The man who for six years said he wanted to get me pregnant had a change of heart. He was scared and made sure I went through with an..."
Location: Arleta, CA
Date: May 9, 2015
"I was 16 years old when I found out I was pregnant. My boyfriend at the time supported me, and he told me that whatever decision I made, he'd support me in it. I was crying the entire time, and the only words I could utter were, "I want an abortion.” Being so young, that was the only solution I could think of... Today, I think that maybe I should have thought it through—given it more careful..."
Location: New York
Date: April 21, 2015
"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