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Personal testimonies from women (and men) who have gone through an abortion.
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"There were many reasons why I did it, but most of them seem trivial now—compared to the anger and grief and regret that I feel now. All of those reasons are so hauntingly trivial. Abortion was wrong for me, and I knew it before it was done. But nobody could make me feel that, as I was in the midst of a crisis… The (abortion) clinic was an hour away, and when we met at 8:00am it was snowing… We..."
Date: February 11, 2013
"Its only been a week since I had my abortion on the 1st February, 2013. I try to act as if I am OK with what I did, but I am not... It was a mutual decision between me and my boyfriend, but I felt I really had no choice but to do it... I am an emotional mess half the time but try to hide it as best as I can, especially around my boyfriend, but I always end up starting useless fights just to lash..."
Location: Johannesburg, RSA
Date: February 8, 2013
"I was 16 and he was 20. He told me he loved me. We had been together for months and he wanted to have a baby. He was ready, but I wasn't. It was the summer before my senior year of high school, and I was about to be 17. I didn't want to have a baby, but I didn't want to lose him. He finally convinced me and I got pregnant on the first try. We were happy, but our parents weren't. Abortion wasn't..."
Location: New York
Date: February 8, 2013
"I was 20 years old when I began dating a sophomore in my Microbiology class. We started out as lab partners, but by Halloween, we were spending every day and night together. By New Years, we thought we were in love and would be together forever. We even talked about how one day we would have kids. Little did we know that “one day” was just around the corner. In February of 2012, she found out..."
Date: February 6, 2013
"I was only 13 years old when I met my boyfriend. He was 18 years old. We met at a party. He spiked my drink just to have pleasure with me. Two weeks later, I found out that I was pregnant. I was scared and weak but had to do something. I phoned my boyfriend. He just didn't care. Then I told my mum and dad, knowing that they were going to kill me. But they certainly didn't. They comforted me, but..."
Date: January 28, 2013
"I was 19. I had just moved to a new town to be closer to my boyfriend at the time (I know, bone head move, but we were in love). He was in school. I was working at a mall, but moving up at my job. I had plans to finish school, and we were going to move in together... I can say that it was a "stunning surprise" to have an annual check up and find out that I was pregnant. I honestly have no..."
Date: January 15, 2013
"I'm 21 years old, and my story began when I was 17 and a senior in high school. This was the first time I was pregnant so I was scared and didn't know what to do. My boyfriend at the time was quick to throw abortion in my face. Being young and not wanting to keep an unwanted baby, I got an abortion. I wasn't affected by it. I just took it as a lesson learned and told my self I would never abort..."
Date: January 13, 2013
"I am a 53-year-old woman who allowed her daughter to have an abortion at 16 weeks. My daughter was a bit of a "wild child" and as I look back, my husband and I allowed her a little too much freedom. She was secretly seeing a boy we did not approve of nor like. One night my husband and I went to dinner leaving her alone. She called my aunt because she was sick to her stomach. Didn't think much of..."
Location: Norfolk, VA
Date: January 11, 2013
"I'm 20 years old, and my story started when I was 16 years old. I was in the 10th grade. I was very much in love even though my boyfriend abused me and hurt me horribly. I decided to get an abortion, not for me but to hurt him. I also was going through so much morning sickness, I couldn't even handle it. I got an abortion which I thought was the right thing, but obviously it wasn't. It brought..."
Location: Houston, TX
Date: January 5, 2013
"I am a typical sixteen year old that has straight A's and a bright future ahead of me. So you would think that I have no reason to be depressed. I have overcome a lot, like being addicted to alcohol and Vicodin. That's all in the past. I got my life together and started going to school again. I found out that I like school and I am good at it, but if anyone asked me to describe myself in one..."
Date: December 27, 2012