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Personal testimonies from women (and men) who have gone through an abortion.
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"I was 17 when I got pregnant. I had been in an emotionally and physically abusive relationship for going on 2 years. The more abusive he became, the more desperate I became for his love. From the time I found out I was pregnant, I knew I was going to have an abortion. I had always seen abortion as a woman's choice and not a big deal. My baby's father went to the ultra sound appointment to see..."
Date: July 11, 2012
"I was 18, just a few months out of high school. I was out a lot, never home, and I drank a lot the summer after I graduated. Mostly because I was unhappy with my relationship. I was with an abusive guy who cheated on me constantly. I took a few pregnancy tests and they actually came out negative, but I just knew that wasn't right so I went to the doctor, and my suspicions were right. At first, I..."
Location: West Brookfield, MA
Date: July 10, 2012
"I was 16 when I found out I was pregnant. I had a boyfriend, my first actually, and it just happened. When I told him, he got up and said good-bye. My parents were mortified and worried how it would make them look to have a pregnant 16 year old. They insisted I have an abortion. They told me that they would disown me if I didn't; they would kick me out, and make sure I had nothing, and prevent..."
Date: July 7, 2012
"I got pregnant at 13 years old by my 17 year old boyfriend. My mother made me get the abortion on my 14th birthday because she didn't want it brought up in her divorce with my father that she was right in the middle of. I wanted the baby, my boyfriend wanted the baby, and we told the counselors at Planned Parenthood and the abortion clinic in Indianapolis that I wanted to carry the baby to term...."
Location: Muncie, IN
Date: July 7, 2012
"I got my first abortion when I was 19. I told my grandma I was pregnant and she told me I was a shame for the family, that I should live alone and give birth to my child away from the house. She was mean to me. When I told my mom she wasn't very happy about the news. She just said, ''why didn't you think before getting pregnant?'' So I decided to get the abortion, because I felt everyone hated..."
Date: July 1, 2012
"In January 2012, my period was 2 weeks late, and I was noticing lots of changes going on with my body so I went to the store, and I took not one but 5 pregnancy tests. Every single one was positive. When I first got the result I was terrified but excited for my baby at the same time. The next night I told the baby's dad and he was in shock, but after he got over the initial fear he was excited..."
Location: Oregon, USA
Date: June 29, 2012
"I wasn't even late for my period but I went and bought two tests. I waited a few days to take them. The first one took no time at all: little blue plus sign. The second one showed up even brighter. I sunk to my bathroom floor, shaking. This isn't how I wanted to become a mother... Against my better judgement I called your Daddy. He came over and comforted me as best he could; he knew I didn't..."
Date: June 25, 2012
"I aborted my baby in May of 2011. It was the worst choice I ever made. I was in a terrible relationship, and I should have just got up and got on a bus and left. But I didn't. There was a last minute angel who gave me a way out, but I didn't take it. I could have moved to the country and gone to school and had my own apartment, but I didn't. So I killed you, and ever since then I have regretted..."
Location: Queens, NY
Date: June 21, 2012
"I had an abortion just 3 days ago, on Wednesday, at 16-weeks. I am 20-years-old and have been with my on-again-off-again boyfriend for a little over 4 years. With that being said, during the month you were conceived, I slept with someone else... As weeks passed by, I tried to weigh out my options with what would happen, depending on who your dad was... Things went from bad to worse, quickly...."
Date: June 9, 2012
"I remember the day I found out I was pregnant with you, sitting in my bathtub, my eyes filled with tears staring at the stick as those two blue lines come up. I was overwhelmed with soo much emotion but mostly I was terrified. In fact I just sat there and cried for about 3 hours not knowing what to do next. The first person I told about you is a really good friend of mine, his name is Lenard. I..."
Location: Los Angeles
Date: May 23, 2012