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 am forty now and at age 16 and 20, I had abortions. I've regretted them both since. All these years later I am still haunted by what I've done. I have two children and they are perfect adults now in their 20's. This is just my silent pain. There is no body to share it with or help. My advice, do not get an abortion."
Date: August 9, 2011
"I killed my baby. That's the only thing that haunts me all the time. No, I will not justify it. I know what I did was wrong and selfish. I can never forgive myself for what I did. I cannot blame anyone but myself. Everytime I think about that phase in my life, something inside me dies a bit. I murdered my baby this very year. I was pregnant during Christmas last year. I kept my baby for three…"
Date: August 8, 2011
"My fiance and I had an abortion done on June 17, 2011. We thought making the decision was the hard part, but now we've realized that the hardest part is hating yourself and your partner. We both regret what we did, no matter how we try to rationalize what we did, we just can't stop. We're fighting all the time and growing distant from each other because we're just not what we were. I hate him…"
Location: San Antonio, TX
Date: August 5, 2011
"I had an abortion when I was only 15 years old. At first I thought it was the best choice, not only for myself but for my family and boyfriend at the time as well, but of course, it wasn't so. My views about abortion have always been confusing. There are just so many people with a story to tell and they justify this cruel act. A month after my abortion, I began to feel the guilt, the remorse…"
Location: Miami, FL
Date: August 3, 2011
"I had an abortion recently, and it was the absolute worst choice I've ever made. I regret it every day, I love my baby so much, what kind of monster am I to have killed my own flesh and blood? If I can, I want to take it all back. I just want my little baby boy......I had a dream before I got pregnant and this beautiful little boy was calling me "mommy." Waking up, I knew it meant something,…"
Location: Tampa, FL
Date: July 25, 2011
"Back in the 80's abortion was like birth control. We did it. We all did it. We did it and then we went to work, play etc. We didn't think for a second about the unborn "babies" we were destroying. We thought of ourselves. What wasn't "convenient" was discarded. I went on with my life and didn't give what I had done another thought. UNTIL I delivered my first daughter 4 years later. That's when…"
Location: New Jersey
Date: July 23, 2011
"When I was 17, I found out I was pregnant a month after my boyfriend of 3 years got kicked out of his parents house. Two weeks later, his job closed down… the week before I found out I was pregnant, he broke up with me so I felt alone and scared… My decision was selfish because my boyfriend's mother was pregnant with him at my age so I felt like I was somehow killing my boyfriend…"
Date: July 19, 2011
"I am 34 and married to a man who aborted his son 33 years ago. Every time I look at our 5 kids I wonder what their oldest brother would have been like. I've even wondered if I was intended to marry him and not his father! Abortion still impacts those around him, 3 decades later."
Location: Vineland, NJ
Date: June 28, 2011
"When I was 13 years old, I went to a high school party where there was alcohol and drugs... I was raped. And then two months later, I realized I was pregnant... I don't believe in abortion, but I had no choice at the age 13. It was devastating. Never in my life did I expect to be on that table with those tools inside of me. It hurt and I was held down because I was in such pain. My mother and…"
Location: Waynesville, MO
Date: June 23, 2011
"When I was 16, I got my girlfriend pregnant... Her mom and dad made her get an abortion and asked me to come. It was the worst feeling, sitting in the waiting room. I cried because of the thought that I was letting someone kill my baby who was only down the hall. We cried on the way home. I never even got to see the face, didn't even know the gender. It could have been a genius, pro athlete,…"
Location: Waynesville, Missouri
Date: June 23, 2011
"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 was 18 years old and recently graduated from high school, starting my freshman year of college on scholarship. I had waited to have sex because I never wanted to be a pregnant teen. My boyfriend and I had only been together 3 months when we decided to have sex... When I told my boyfriend (I was pregnant), I told him I wanted to keep it... In the weeks that followed he was very abusive and insisted…"
Location: Sun Valley, NV
Date: June 18, 2011
"I used to live by the saying "no regrets, just mistakes", and now I can truly say that I DO regret this, and that I will for the rest of my life. It is the biggest mistake that I have made and I would do whatever I could to go back in time. If you are thinking about having an abortion, PLEASE think long and hard about your decision. There ARE other options out there for you aside from terminating…"
Date: June 16, 2011
"When I was 14, I got pregnant by my boyfriend and ran away so my parents wouldn't know. But I came back and was strongly pressured into abortion by my parents who told me I had no choice. I didn't have a say, so I went through with it. When I was in there alone, they took an ultrasound and told me I was at 7 weeks and 2 days. This touched my heart and I tried to stay unemotional as they took…"
Date: June 6, 2011
"The day of my abortion, the person that was supposed to take me canceled on me and when I tried to wake my roommate up to have someone there with me, she wouldn't budge so I had to go by myself (I think that was the hardest, not even having someone there with you). I sat there with no support and just had thoughts running through my head. I had to have an ultrasound and chose not to see the pictures.…"
Location: Detroit, MI
Date: June 3, 2011