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 was 17 and my boyfriend and I stupidly thought that getting pregnant would bring us closer together. It did. We were very excited until his mom shoved $700 our way and told us to fix the problem. My boyfriend was a mama's boy and said this is what has to happen, we will try again in a year or two. I didn't want to lose him, so I agreed... On June 1, 2008, I walked into a clinic all alone, scared…"
Location: British Columbia, Canada
Date: August 16, 2011
"I was 17 when I found out that I was pregnant. I didn't know what to do. My boyfriend and I were still in high school, no part time jobs, no car, still living with our parents. It was hard. The only people that knew about it at the time was my mum and boyfriend. Mum pressured me into having an abortion, but I can't blame her because it was I that went into the doctor's room and told her I wanted…"
Location: Auckland, NZ
Date: August 15, 2011
"On December 25, 2009, I conceived our third child. I was happy naturally. Another child to love, to hold, to bring more joy into our lives. My gift. But my third child never had a chance. I allowed a man, my very own husband, to wear me down. I was threatened, ignored and brought to my knees in agony and despair. I let the hate and anger from my husband lead me to the place no woman should ever…"
Location: Knoxville, TN
Date: August 13, 2011
"I was 21. On June 18, 2009, two days before fathers day, I went to the clinic. My boyfriend took me. It was the hardest thing I have ever done. His parents were a big part of me doing this! I was almost 3 months along, my baby was due on Christmas! I remember going in there, and they would not let my boyfriend in, which made it even harder–sitting in a room with 10 other girls waiting to…"
Location: Illinois, USA
Date: August 9, 2011
"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