Personal testimonies from women (and men) who have gone through an abortion.
The 784 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.
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"Two and a half years into our relationship, I would have never thought that would have been his reaction. I knew I was pregnant; I work at a hospital so I took a test there. The same day I took the test, I let him know the results. He called an abortion clinic seconds later. That hurt. We talked about starting a family and more. To hear him tell me out of his own mouth that he didn’t want the…"
Location: Pittsburgh, PA
Date: November 22, 2020
"I was a single mother of one in a relationship with a man who was in the process of a divorce. He had two daughters and had lost a child years back. I was on birth control and twice took the PlanB pill, just to be safe. I still ended up getting pregnant. We had agreed, if it were to happen, we'd make the choice together to have an abortion. Two days before we left for our family vacation, three…"
Location: United States
Date: November 19, 2020
"I've had a hard time assimilating all the things I messed up in my life due to abortion, but I admit I made the wrong choice. I was 18 when I found out I was pregnant. My baby was due to be born on November 14, 2016, but I didn't let that happen. I was in the middle of a rough time in my life. I mean, teenage years are pretty rough for any person. There's always something, or something happens…"
Location: Brescia, Italy
Date: November 14, 2020
"What can I say? I not only made the wrong choice once but twice. I am in my early thirties with three kids and don’t have the balls to say it out loud. I kept it a secret. I only told a handful of people. The first time I got pregnant, I’d just turned 17. He was young and athletic, like me, but we only dated to prove we belong together. We should never have dated. I remember being young and…"
Location: Tucson, AZ
Date: November 6, 2020
"I had an abortion when I was 17. My boyfriend and I had talked about having a child together, but when I actually got pregnant he told me if I didn't "get rid of it,” he'd break up with me. At the time, that was the last thing I wanted as I thought he was making my life better. I felt pressured by him and my family. I had recently moved to a different city with just my parents and gotten a…"
Location: United Kingdom
Date: October 1, 2020
"I had a job as a singer/dancer at Six Flags St. Louis. My goal was to gain theme park experience so that I could eventually get a job as a singer/dancer at Disneyland in California, something that I knew I could accomplish. It was only a couple months after working at Six Flags when everything about my body was different, and I just knew that I was pregnant. I took a pregnancy test that week.…"
Location: Oklahoma City, OK
Date: September 8, 2020
"I read 10 pages of stories before I had enough courage to click on the “submit your story” link. Four total people know; one of them is my husband (soon to be ex). I don’t talk about it. I don’t want people to know. If I suppress it, it can almost feel like it never happened, almost. Okay, here we go. I have been married for 7 years. I had an abortion on September 8, 2016—weeks before…"
Date: July 23, 2020
"For as long as I can remember, I have wanted to be a mother. And I was completely against abortion—and then it happened. My boyfriend and I were deeply in love and didn’t go a day without each other. Then I found out I was pregnant. I told him about it and his immediate reaction was “abortion”—without a doubt, without a second thought. I was so in love and so smitten that I didn’t…"
Location: Cape Town, South Africa
Date: July 22, 2020
"For the last several weeks I have been wanting to add my story to a pro-abortion website, but every time I start writing it I realize that I'm really not sure if I am happy with my decision or not. I somehow found this website and felt like I could write my story on here, but I'm really not sure if my story would be posted because I don't have any serious regrets either. I am stuck between the…"
Location: Crescent City, CA
Date: June 22, 2020
"I grew up in a family where all the relationships were shame-based and everyone had varying degrees of mental illness, but I didn't understand that until recently. I was painfully shy, felt like I didn't fit in, was ashamed to make mistakes, and embarrassed to be me—especially after puberty started. Life's realities and adversities were rarely discussed, especially sexuality, birth control…"
Location: United States
Date: June 9, 2020
"I had an abortion when I was 18 years old. Finding out I was pregnant was a shock to say the least. I had just broken up with my boyfriend of two years and was trying to start over. I didn’t know what else to do and I was scared. My fear turned into anger and I began to lash out at everyone. Looking back, now in my forties with kids, I had hit rock bottom. My mother drove me to Atlanta to get…"
Location: Chattanooga, TN
Date: May 5, 2020
"I was a 40 year old breast cancer survivor. Not far enough out from treatment to "recommend" a pregnancy. We were told to be careful, so my husband had a vasectomy—but it didn't work fast enough. My husband, mother, father and sister all went ballistic. I had my abortion within a week of finding out I was pregnant, at 10 weeks gestation. The Devil whispered in every ear around me, even mine.…"
Location: Tuscalossa, AL
Date: April 13, 2020
"I was and still am 15. My abortion was in February of this year, easily the worst month of my life. I didn't want to have the abortion. My own mother had me at the age of 15. I was put into foster care and adopted. I didn't intend to give my baby up for adoption when I had it. I had the intention of keeping it and caring for it for myself. When I look back, the date of conception lines up within…"
Location: Newcastle, UK
Date: April 8, 2020
"Many years ago, when I was in my late teens, I met and fell for a younger teen girl whom was little sister to one of my classmates. I told her repeatedly that I was probably too old and her brother would kill me for dating his younger sister. After a while of her calling me and seeing her randomly in public, I gave in—with her mother's okay. Her mother and father were separated from one another,…"
Location: Elizabethton, TN
Date: March 17, 2020
"I had an abortion at age 18. I was an alcoholic and drug addict who could not care for myself, let alone a child! I couldn’t talk to my mom. My only friend just had an abortion and recommended that I do the same. They told me it wasn’t a baby and it would be like nothing happened. They lied. Right after the procedure, I knew I I'd done something very wrong. So wrong that I had better never…"
Location: Dayton, OH
Date: February 28, 2020