Personal testimonies from women (and men) who have gone through an abortion.
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"I can still hear the nightmarish slurping echo from the suction aspirator machine in my dreams. I vividly recollect the day, twenty-three years ago, that I heard that dreadful appliance’s deafening hum. I awake with a powerful jolt, quivering, and in a cold sweat. Through my progressive promiscuity, I became pregnant at seventeen years old. I was naïve, frightened, distraught, and in panic..."
Date: October 16, 2014
"I found out I was pregnant in November 2013. My period was a week late, so before my 8am shift I decided to take a test. It came back positive. I was still living at home with a mom who would kill me if she knew I was pregnant. I went to work that day with butterflies in my stomach the whole time. How was I gonna tell my “friend with benefits” that I was carrying his child? I waited until around..."
Date: October 13, 2014
"It was the mid 1970's. Abortionists at that time told the lie that it wasn't a baby. It's a glob of blood cells. It has no form and no life. I, along with so many others, believed that it just didn't matter because it wasn't alive. Besides, I was 16-years-old with a child already... So I made that appointment—because I really believed there was no life to the fetus. I honestly had no emotions..."
Location: Spring Arbor, MI
Date: October 4, 2014
"On June 25, 2014, I found out I was pregnant by my boyfriend of 4 years. Although we are head-over-heels in love, I was so frightened to tell my dad—since I was very young and he always told me he would kill the man I was with if I ever got pregnant at a young age. Everything happened so quickly when I found out... On June 27, I went in and had the 10-minute procedure that I will forever regret...."
Location: New Mexico
Date: October 1, 2014
"I had just turned 17 and was love with my boyfriend of a year when I got pregnant. I was still in high school. My thought process at that age was no more than, “I can't tell my mom, (I must) get rid of the problem.” I was too immature to realize that it was a life inside of me—a precious gift from GOD—NEVER To be duplicated again. I turned to my boyfriend who was 20 and told him that we couldn't..."
Location: New Jersey
Date: September 28, 2014
"I was five weeks when I found out I was pregnant. I knew from the time I found out that I didn't want to go through with the pregnancy. My actual boyfriend was out of town and I had started "seeing" someone while he was away... I called the guy whose baby I was pregnant with and told him. He was very wishy-washy about the situation. One minute he wanted me to keep it; the next minute he was..."
Location: Tulsa, OK
Date: September 27, 2014
"I'm currently 18 years old. A couple years ago, I found out I was pregnant. I was so young and confused. I didn't know what to do. My mom wouldn't leave me alone, my step-dad threatened to leave my mom, and everybody kept telling me to get an abortion. I was forced into it by my mom. She wouldn't let me see the ultrasound pictures or hear the heartbeat. She told me everything was going to be..."
Date: September 21, 2014
"My husband and I always knew we wanted children. We had been married for over a year when we decided the time was right to start a family. We were overjoyed when we found out I was pregnant. We cried and hugged and eagerly made the phone calls to family and friends. I began thinking of names and nursery themes. I looked forward to every doctor appointment, anxious to see another ultrasound and..."
Date: September 12, 2014
"I found out I was pregnant at four weeks. My boyfriend and I were in complete shock. Although we love each other, we thought that it wasn’t the right time. We haven’t finished school and we both still live with our parents. Part of me wanted to have the baby, and part of me thought it wasn’t the right time. Everything happened so fast, and all I could think about was me. There is not a day..."
Date: September 9, 2014
"In February 2014, I found out I was I was pregnant. I had met my partner—who was 13 years older than me—on a night out, I was 19 at the time we met and completely fell in love with him. We both had our differences; he has his career as a police officer whilst I was just starting mine in healthcare. He had never had children in any past relationships, and when my test came up positive, I kind of..."
Date: September 9, 2014