Abortion Stories (Massachusetts)
Personal testimonies from women (and men) who have gone through an abortion.
The unsolicited abortion stories on these pages have come to Abort73 through our online submission form. Though not all women regret their abortions, these stories demonstrate that countless women do.
"I was 25 and in a relationship with someone who was totally wrong for me. We weren’t even officially dating, just spending a lot of time hanging out and drinking together. I found out I was pregnant in the fall. I took a test at Planned Parenthood of all places. The nurse/counselor, whatever she was, was nice. I panicked and told the father. We talked about having the baby, but really, we both…"
Date: December 19, 2017
"It’s really f—ing hard. Just when you think it’s getting easier, it’s not. It’s a decision you make for the rest of your life. Which you don’t really realize in the moment. You feel like the whole world is against you, like there’s no one really there at your side, especially at a young age. Ya, this “boy” is ready to step up to the challenge despite all his fears. However he…"
Location: Cohasset, MA
Date: August 17, 2017
"I had an abortion in April of last year. I had an abortion because my boyfriend told me a baby would destroy his life. I had an abortion because he said I had manipulated him. I had an abortion because my mother said I had to have an abortion—because the man’s decision is crucial, and it’s important that both partners want the child. I had an abortion because my mother told me it would…"
Date: July 22, 2017
"My story is a little different. I was 17 when I told my mother I was pregnant. She said we had to take care of it before my father found out. I had to have an abortion. I told her I was too far along for that. She said she would figure it out. I know she had to come up with $250, which she made me feel guilty for. She made me feel so ashamed, and she was my mother. I thought I had to listen.…"
Date: July 30, 2016
"I cry every single day, over and over and over again. Sometimes I can't catch my breath. I would do anything to rewind time and take it all back. My doctor told me to be kinder to myself, to forgive myself, that I can have another baby. But none of it makes the harsh reality of what I have done any better. I'm 31 and have three beautiful, healthy children. I am divorced and not only the single…"
Location: Boston, MA
Date: January 7, 2016
"It's been nine months since I had my abortion. I think about it every day. It kills me now to think that any day now I could have been a mother. I didn't want the abortion; I didn't even consider it an option. As soon as I took that pregnancy test I just kept thinking about how insane it was that I was going to be a mother. I was scared of course, but I wanted to take responsibility for my actions…"
Location: Boston, MA
Date: September 20, 2015
"My boyfriend and I had been together for six months. We live together in a one bedroom apartment. I had no job. We only had one car. At this point, my life seemed horrible until I found out i was pregnant. I’ve spent my whole life wanting to be a mother, and now was my chance. Although I have almost nothing, my parent were VERY supportive. They would give me everything I needed and help…"
Date: July 8, 2015
"This past summer, my life completely changed. In the beginning of June, I found out I was pregnant. My boyfriend and I were having problems and fighting all the time. The entire month of May he did not let me see him—not even for my birthday. So that entire month, each night I would sit upstairs alone in my bed and plead with him and cry to myself. He made me feel awful. I was so consumed…"
Location: Lowell, MA
Date: February 2, 2015
"I'm 21 years old, and I got an abortion on October 7, 2014—a day I will never forget. I had met my boyfriend on my 21st birthday, so I’d only been with him for a short few months. I always told myself that I would never get an abortion. I always thought it was so cruel. I didn't get any pregnancy symptoms, but once I missed my period I knew I was pregnant. I never miss a period; I…"
Location: Cape Cod, MA
Date: November 23, 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…"
Date: October 13, 2014
"It was the second quarter of my freshman year of university, and I was flourishing. I had amazing friends, earned top grades, and was the happiest I'd ever been. Long story short, I went to meet a friend in the middle of the big city nearby and got lost. I pulled over in a dark parking lot, thinking if I parked behind buildings, I'd be out of sight. Before I knew it, a middle aged man with a…"
Date: February 8, 2014
"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,…"
Location: West Brookfield, MA
Date: July 10, 2012
"Walking into the clinic was scary, but I saw a ton of other girls my age there, which calmed me down a little bit. What was happening didn't hit me until I was sitting there waiting. After a while a nurse came to bring me upstairs. She gave me an ultra sound and told me I was 12 weeks. Then it was all over. I don't remember much except for feeling sick when I woke up. I ended up going home and…"
Location: Bellingham, MA
Date: June 18, 2011
"I had an abortion on March 16, 2007. I was 33 at the time. It was my first pregnancy. I had a good job, was independent, and financially stable. I have no history of substance abuse or mental health issues, and I have a large support group. I made the decision, which I regret deeply, out of fear and weakness. My child's father, who was going through a divorce at the time, didn't want to have…"
Date: April 20, 2011