Abortion Story: Sedona, AZ
Submitted to Abort73 by a 31-year-old woman on January 18, 2021.
I haven’t slept without nightmares for 7 years; I am stuck in the moments leading up to and directly following my abortion. My mind wanders, and I comment on things from years ago that don’t apply to what my life has devolved into. I was a manager and saleswoman—dependable. My ex wanted to get married, but I didn’t so when I became pregnant he offered me money to abort our child. He said we would have another baby later. I haven’t been happy since then, and every day is a struggle. My hygiene has gotten increasingly bad, and I have no respect for myself. I hate myself and what I have done. No amount of crying or talking improves the situation. I always wanted kids but got scared and here I am, chain-smoking, crying, and mostly useless. I used to do so much; not anymore. I’ve had two miscarriages since then, but all the research claims there’s no connection between abortion and infertility. Life has no sparkle anymore, and I don’t have hope that it will again. Don’t do it, no matter how scared you are. You will never live the life you did before anyway.
Location: Sedona, AZ
Date: January 18, 2021