Unsolicited, personal testimonies from parents who decided against abortion.
The stories on these pages have come to Abort73 through our online submission form and general emails. Where known, demographic data is included.
I was 17 when I got pregnant. I was young, immature, and reckless. I let people take advantage of me. However, my foolishness turned out to be the best thing that ever happened to me. My life then was very different than it is now, and it's hard to believe I am still the same person. Like many teenagers, I gave in to having sex with someone who I thought was a good person but turned out I barely...
Location: United States
Date: July 31, 2015
Twenty-two years ago, I was in what some would call a crisis situation. My husband had left my little daughter and me. We were alone. I had every intention of rebuilding my life, and that included remaining abstinent. I was so lost, lonely, and hurting that I didn't maintain my standard. Well, I ended up pregnant. I was just a baby Christian, and my mind hadn't quite been purged of the whole...
Location: Boise, ID
Date: June 23, 2015
I've shared my story with Abort73 and am thankful for the opportunity to finally find some peace. I had changed my mind about my abortion but was put under anyway, and the doctor punctured my uterus. It has taken 30 years but after finally speaking with a therapist, I have come to terms with what I did and what was done to me by some horrific "healthcare professionals.” I want to tell anyone who...
Location: Sequim, WA
Date: May 20, 2015
It was crazy for me as a guy going around having sex to not think about what would happen if I got one of the girls pregnant. A few months back, I did. At the start, it had no affect on me. I wasn’t the one having a child. Then I realized, I may not be the one, but as a man, I have to also take responsibility. I’m currently a father to twins. My girlfriend and I had the money to abort them, and...
Location: Charlotte, NC
Date: April 28, 2015
I got pregnant before I was ready. I was not married but engaged. I felt so depressed for the longest time. I did not want the baby. It was a long struggle but seeing my little girl now I know I made the right choice. I could not imagine what my world would be like without her in it. She lights up my life.
Date: April 23, 2015
I was 19 when I met my now ex-husband. To be honest, I should have never been with him in the first place, much less married him. But that's all water under the bridge. We were married for about five months when I started to not feel quite right. It was mid January. The only explanation I could think of was that I was pregnant. We were pretty poor at that time. I was the only one with a steady...
Location: Richmond, VA
Date: February 28, 2015
About eight years ago I befriended a person who wasn’t really a great friend, but for whatever reason, I felt the need to be there for her. For four years we were inseparable. I was there for her when she fell for the wrong guy and was hurt by him. I was there for her when her “best friend” stabbed her in the back. When the power was turned off at her house and her mother left her there alone, we...
Date: November 19, 2014
When I found out I was pregnant, it didn't really hit me entirely. I had already suspected for about a week, but I refused to get nervous until I took the test. My boyfriend was out in the living room talking to our roommate, and so I just walked to our room—unsure how to get his attention. I sat on the bed alone, just looking at the test. Only six months before, I had faced a similar experience....
Date: November 19, 2014
I have never had an abortion—but I survived one. The product of a tumultuous and abusive teen marriage, neither of my parents wanted me. My mother had had at least one other abortion prior to her becoming pregnant with me. She'd terminated that pregnancy in part because she had been impregnated through spousal rape, and in part because my father had apparently shot up with meth, gone on a rampage...
Date: August 9, 2014
I was 22 when I was surprised with an unplanned pregnancy. I was not married to the child's father nor was I financially stable enough to raise a child. I called and made an appointment for an abortion the day after my pregnancy was confirmed. The day I was supposed to get the abortion would end up being the weirdest day of my life. My best friend drove me to the clinic. I sat in the waiting area...
Location: Spring Lake, NC
Date: May 9, 2014
My story began a long time ago, but I'll start with what happened today. I had booked an appointment to get an abortion. I knew that having one would have been the easiest route in continuing with my life. I had no support from the sperm donor, as he had another family. It was a complete mistake on my part. I went into my appointment already a single mother of a beautiful, two-year-old girl. Her...
Date: December 18, 2013
I was 19 years old and in the Navy when I married my first husband. Five months later I became pregnant. By that time I was in a military hospital psyche ward. My marriage was so unstable and I was so depressed I had tried to take my life. My husband was extremely immature, drinking, fighting, pot smoking, drug using party boy who could not get a job, or keep one for more than a week or two. He'd...
Date: September 12, 2013
I wrote last year; my story was posted on July 1st 2012. At that moment, I was very scared and depressed because I was thinking about not keeping my baby, since its father was not going to help me at all, and he kept trying to convince me to get rid of it, but I finally decided to keep my baby. By the 5th month, I had complications and i almost lost it. After that, my pregnancy went really well....
Date: April 24, 2013
I was born in 1973. I was my mom's second child; she was 17 at the time. With her first pregnancy, her parents made her get an abortion. She was six months along. It was a saline abortion. She had to deliver a dead, burned baby. Not too much time went b,y and she was pregnant with me. She only gained 10 pounds during the pregnancy and didn't tell anyone except her brother and his wife about it. I...
Location: Idaho, USA
Date: February 11, 2013
I was raped by a stranger and was in a crisis pregnancy in 2006. I thought I would consider abortion even though I had always been pro-life and was raised Christian with the idea that abortion was wrong. But I didn't know what to do. I was so lost and scared. There was always the exception of rape and incest in everyones mind that I talked to. When I went into the abortion clinic parking lot...
Location: Saint Louis, MO
Date: November 16, 2012