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'm 16, and I had an abortion on September 30, 2011. My dad found out, and the second he knew, he was threatening me and forcing me to get an abortion. My boyfriend just graduated from high school, and he was so scared that I was pregnant, but he told me that he loved me no matter what choice I made. His mom wanted me to keep it. I have not spoken to my mom in five years. Every day I would not…"
Location: Upland, CA
Date: October 17, 2011
"I am guilty of taking part in 2 abortions. The first one was when I was just twenty. I was dating a girl who was seeing someone else, and I didn't want to take a chance that the baby wouldn't be mine. I ended up marrying her, having a daughter and a couple of years later, divorcing. The second was when I was about twenty-nine. I slept with a friend (while drunk) and a pregnancy resulted. I told…"
Location: Richmond, VA
Date: October 17, 2011
"About 6 weeks ago, I found out I was pregnant. It was a constant struggle for me as I couldn't decide what to do. My parents would not have accepted it, and have hated me and disowned me... time was running out and I couldn't make the decision. So my partner said we shouldn't keep it, we can have a baby when it suits us. He made the appointment as I was unable to deal with it... I screamed at…"
Location: Sydney, Australia
Date: October 13, 2011
"Abortion has caused me much grief in my life. Planned Parenthood does not tell you the "aftermath" of abortion. They love the money coming in. They have a marketing strategy and I fell for it."
Date: October 12, 2011
"A few months ago I was dating a guy that was married but separated. In the back of my mind I thought I couldn't get pregnant because I was irresponsible in a previous relationship and I thought that if I could, I definitely would have been by now. The only thing that made me take a test was because I hadn't had my period in a long time. I went to throw the test out thinking it was negative, but…"
Location: New York
Date: October 8, 2011
"I’m a 22-year-old student who has been with her partner on and off for about 2 years. I got pregnant unexpectedly and unfortunately, I had just lost my job had no money... My partner told me that we [shouldn't] bring a child into this world. My parents knew I was pregnant and said they would be there for me, whatever choice I made but, really, the one person I wanted there for me was my…"
Location: Atlanta, GA
Date: October 6, 2011
"I just had an abortion 2 months back. The worst part is I never told anyone about it, not even my boyfriend. I did it because my father is not working and my boyfriend also is not working and is from a poor background. I knew he impregnated me on purpose and the 1st day I told him I was pregnant, he just looked me in the eye and gave my foetus a name after his mum. I wanted to keep my baby with…"
Location: South Africa
Date: September 26, 2011
"I thank God for this web site. I wept watching the videos. I never had access to this kind of information back when I had an abortion.. My story is very similar. I am now 50 years-old. I had an abortion performed on me back in 1978, Friday Dec. 1st to be exact. I was 17 years old and found myself pregnant. I was so scared to tell my parents, but I knew I had to. I had previously told the boy…"
Date: September 21, 2011
"I got pregnant when I was 16. I had it all planned that I would either keep the baby or give it up for adoption. I really wanted to keep him. I waited as long as I could to tell my mother because I knew what her reaction was going to be. I told her the choices I had considered and she refused to hear any of it. She said, "you probably waited till it's too late". I was thinking, "I sure hope so."…"
Date: September 21, 2011
"People think that abortion is something that happens one day and then life goes on. Well, yea...life goes on, but it's never the same. I was 18 when I had my abortion. I was young and scared and felt like I had no other option. It cost about 300 dollars or so. I didn't want to be awake to know what the doctor was doing. I went into the clinic and the nurses were very nonchalant about the situation,…"
Date: September 16, 2011
"I was 16 when I got pregnant, a year ago on the 15th September. That day was the worst day off my life. I'm a very 'strong' person, I hate to burden people with my problems and I feel like a need to be independent (its a bad family trait). I have never told my parents that I had an abortion. My boyfriend of 2 years told his parents. They agreed abortion was best. I hated the idea and said no…"
Date: September 11, 2011
"I am 21 years old and two weeks ago I had an abortion. I am beginning to feel some regret and I am wishing I had kept the baby. Here is my story, I was working at a car dealership and I met this salesmen there. I have a boyfriend and it's the same one at this particular time. I thought he (salesmen) was so cute and he is so sweet and I was very attracted to him so we went to a bar one night and…"
Location: OC, CA
Date: September 8, 2011
"On the 10th of August 2010, I had my beautiful baby boy, Zack, but my happiness was clouded with worry as Zack was born weighing just 2 pounds. But after 3 long weeks, he was well enough to come home – only to be rushed back to the hospital a week later for major surgery. Zack was still just under 4 pounds. By the grace of God our brave boy pulled through. Just 2 weeks later, I found out…"
Date: September 5, 2011
"I have carried so much emotional pain since my abortion, but since there are many stories about the emotional pain, I want to share the physical and mental trauma associated with abortion... I had two abortions at two different clinics and can tell you that it was the same at both places. The first thing anybody asked about was money... You make your appointment, pay your deposit and, if you…"
Date: August 25, 2011
"I had an abortion last Friday–at 45, recently broken up with my partner and with 3 grown children in their 20's. From the moment I found I was pregnant, all I could think of were reasons I couldn't have a baby. I bitterly regret what I have done. I never for one moment thought about how it would affect me, it was the worst decision I have ever made in my life. I never told a single person…"
Date: August 18, 2011