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 don't really know where to start. I am a 20-year-old college student. My "boyfriend and I have been together for two years now. Everything seemed perfect at first, but then he grew insecure and started hitting me. I don't want to act like a victim because I did hit him back. One day it got so bad he had me choking in blood. He got better over time and hasn't hit me since. I met him when I was…"
Location: Oceanside, CA
Date: November 12, 2017
"I was 18 years old and in my senior year of high school when I became pregnant. I became pregnant in May of 2017 and my abortion happened at 12 weeks, in July 2017. Here it is November and I still find myself thinking about the situation EVERY DAY. I cry, get angry, and sometimes I don't know whether to get over it or just let myself grieve. I can't get over it because I was under pressure and…"
Date: November 11, 2017
"I was 25 when I got pregnant; I am now 27. Though time did help me heal, I still have fears and feelings of guilt. I was married to a man who didn’t want kids or anything to do with me. He hit me, but I never got pregnant by him. I discovered he did gay stuff secretly, which just made me think he was gay—but I wasn’t 100% sure and I’m still not sure. The love was gone after five years…"
Date: November 4, 2017
"I was a student at the University of Central Florida at the time. I was dating my ex-boyfriend, but things were complicated between us. My main focus was graduating and becoming a teacher. I had goals that were important to me. I would be the first in my immediate family to graduate from college. I was also raised in a very religious Christian home with strict beliefs, morals, and values. My…"
Date: October 26, 2017
"I had my first abortion today. I'm barely recovering from it in my bed. It was a traumatic experience that I will never forget. I have two kids already with my ex-fiancé. I was with him for 10 years. The last couple years weren’t good, but I wanted a baby with him for some reason, but it never happened. I thought it was me. I couldn't get pregnant anymore. I had problems after having my son—abnormal…"
Location: Chicago, IL
Date: October 23, 2017
"My partner and I decided to have an abortion last year. We were long distance at the time and never had an adult conversation about what was about to happen. At the last minute, as I was about to get the procedure, he begged me not to. I was so scared and I knew if I left I wouldn’t go back for the procedure. The stress and emotions took over my body and I fainted on the table. I woke up to…"
Date: October 19, 2017
"I still remember when I saw the pee stick turn into a positive. I was in shock. I immediately called the guy I'd been having sex with. We'd been dating for three months or so, but had little bond. He said to me, "Wow, I'm gonna be a poppa?!" I said, "Yes. I guess?" But out of nowhere we both decided we couldn't keep it. We were 22, still in college. My dad would've disowned me. I went through…"
Location: Los Angeles
Date: October 9, 2017
"I was 17 when I became pregnant with my boyfriend of 11 months. We are still together, going on two years, and plan on getting married in the next year or two. My heart dropped when I learned that I was pregnant, not only because I am a teenager, but because of my parents. I didn't learn that I was pregnant until about 4-5 weeks into the pregnancy, due to severe sickness. I lost three pounds…"
Date: October 7, 2017
"My boyfriend has always been against pregnancy before marriage. He says he'd kill me, hit me until the baby is dead, if I ever got pregnant. He said his parents would hate us, and we'd bring shame to his family, so he threatened to abort the baby if anything did happen. I found out I was pregnant in 2016. I didn't tell him. I killed my baby myself. I’ve lived in darkness every day since. I…"
Date: October 5, 2017
"Two months ago, I did something which I regret. Did I think twice? Yes, more than that. Around end of July, I got really sick. I couldn't get out of bed. I thought I was just really dehydrated, as I am working on site most of the time. I’d been throwing up non stop. I told my boyfriend, and he told me to go to the hospital. I did. On my first trip to the hospital, I didn’t find anything out.…"
Date: October 3, 2017
"I was 22, and I had just started dating my boyfriend. I felt pregnant, so I turned to a friend who I knew had had two abortions before. I wasn't thinking that maybe she would have a one-sided opinion. From the moment I found out I was pregnant, she pushed abortion on me and told me I wasn't ready and it wasn't the right time. After the abortion, I cried, but I moved on—or so I thought. I came…"
Date: September 19, 2017
"I've never openly written about my experiences, nor talked about them much. I am 26, a secretary. I have a boyfriend who has a 5-year-old son, which is truly a daily battle for me—as you will soon understand. I have severe anxiety, and around the age of 21, I was having panic attacks daily. I could no longer take it, so I finally went to the ER to see if they could help me at all. They gave…"
Date: September 18, 2017
"A year ago, today, I did the unthinkable. Pro-life me had an abortion. I submitted my story back in December, so I would like to follow up with the reality I’m facing a year later. The anxiety, the pain, and the grief still haunts me daily. While I know my God forgives me, I still feel so much regret and guilt at being here. The consequences of abortion take away the happiness of your life.…"
Date: September 17, 2017
"I have a teenage stepson, a 9-year-old son with level 1 Autism and sensory processing disorder, and a 1-year-old that seems to be Bamm-Bamm, Dennis the Menace, and The Hulk all wrapped into one. I had bad pregnancies with both of my boys. I had Hyperemesis Gravidarum with both, and pre-eclampsia with the youngest. I initially went into labor at 24 weeks, but I refused to go to the hospital. I'm…"
Location: Gilbert, AZ
Date: August 31, 2017
"March 1st is when I had an abortion. I have hated myself every single day since it happened. I did not want to do this at all. I felt forced and was threatened by my ex-husband, that he would take my daughter away from me and gain full custody of her. He was abusive to me in nearly every single way for 12 years and was starting to become emotionally, verbally, and physically abusive to our daughter.…"
Location: Columbus, Oh
Date: August 31, 2017