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Personal testimonies from women (and men) who have gone through an abortion.

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"Its been almost 4 years since I had my abortion. I was 16 at the time... I had names picked out and everything, but my family told me that I knew deep down that I would not be with this guy forever. I got it done when I was 12 weeks. A few days before I went to go and get it done they said I was too far along, but they gave me the ultrasound picture of my baby. I went to a different place and…"

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Age: 19
Location: Michigan
Date: November 13, 2010

"Three weeks back, I found out that I was pregnant and I felt heartbroken because I could not afford to have another child. My son is only one year, 11 months, and I haven't given him enough attention. I thought to myself, I can't do this to him.. his father is also not reliable at all... Last weekend I went for a medical abortion pill which is very painful and stressful. I will never do this…"

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Age: 24
Location: Johannesburg, south africa
Date: November 9, 2010

"I had an abortion 3 months ago and the level of depression I feel over my decision is all-consuming. At 38, childless and from a large family, I have dreamed about having a child for many years... I knew my partner would need some persuading that keeping the baby was the best decision but I never anticipated the level of hostility I received when I told him the news. He persuaded me that now…"

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Age: 38
Location: London
Date: October 30, 2010

"I was so scared, terrified, horrified of what people would say, how I would take it, the staring, the comments, etc. I was a coward, and I told God, thank you for this baby but I am giving it back to you because I would not be a good mother for this baby. I asked God for His forgiveness and went ahead with the abortion when my boyfriend was working. He never knew about it, but he felt it in his…"

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Age: 23
Location: Canada
Date: October 28, 2010

"I had an abortion on May 5th, 2007. I will never forget it because on that day I felt that a part of my soul was lost and I have yet to find it. I was 18 at the time and felt that there was no other alternative. My boyfriend and I were young and foolish, not financially stable and in no condition to be parents, so I made that heart wrenching decision. When I mentally decided that I was going…"

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Age: 22
Location: Louisiana
Date: October 8, 2010

"While I didn't actually have an abortion, my wife did. I was born and raised in Chicago in a highly religious family. I attended church every Sunday and I am still an active member. I met my wife in high school and we've been inseparable since. I joined the marines after I graduated and we were married before I was deployed. I found out my wife was pregnant when I returned. At first I thought…"

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Age: 25
Location: Chicago, IL
Date: September 19, 2010

"I agree with many thoughts and feelings expressed by the lady from South Carolina (August 2). Knowing what I know now... if you really do want children at some point in your life, never have an abortion. Even if it means going it alone. I never had the self belief that I could be a good single mum which I now know I could be. It's been ten years and the pain comes and goes, but it's still there…"

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Age: 34
Location: UK
Date: August 28, 2010

"I had been with my boyfriend for 5 years. I had always been careful but then for about 2 months I was having stomach problems – didn't feel well, but in my heart I knew. I was pregnant – I remember the moment my boyfriend checked the pregnancy test. I was so depressed – upset that at this age before I graduated from school that this could happen to me – that after…"

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Age: 23
Location: USA
Date: August 23, 2010

"REGRET, REMORSE; FERTILITY ORGANS SUFFERED BAD HEALTH.
DON'T DO IT!
MENTALLY UNSTABLE AND DEPRESSED; ALWAYS WANDERING "WHAT IF?"
IT IS A BURDEN TO LIVE WITH FOR LIFE; ONE FULL OF SORROW.
SPIRITUALLY DAMAGING AND DEVASTATING.
THE WORST FELT SHAME AND ANGUISH EVER FELT.
HAD ONE IN 2009....WAS SIX WEEKS....GIVEN SHOT OF MEDICINE TO STOP CELL DIVISION.
FELT…"

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Age: 28
Location: South Carolina
Date: August 2, 2010

"About seven years ago I was dating a guy that I thought I would marry. I ended up getting pregnant. He said that he didn't want children and would leave if I had one. So in order to keep the guy, I decided to have an abortion. I remember going in to the clinic trembling. I honestly didn't want to do go through with it, but I considered the guy more important. I WAS WRONG! Once in the clinic,…"

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Age: 26
Location: Albuquerque, NM
Date: July 9, 2010

"When I was 19 I was dating someone who I thought I was very much in love with. We were only together for a few months when I got pregnant. Things soon changed and I realized that he was not the person I thought he was and that I wanted better for my life and the child's life so I decided to terminate the pregnancy. It never really hits you with what you are about to do until you are laying on…"

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Age: 22
Location: Atlanta, GA
Date: July 7, 2010

"I had [an] abortion 4 months ago... The abortion made me miserable, I knew what I was doing and it was a burden. The casual approach to the treatment on behalf of medical staff didn't help either. We went through a rough time with my partner, arguing about the stupid things, we split up once and again, just couldn't pull it off in a regular way anymore. I couldn't have little kids around me for…"

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Age: 25
Location: London, UK
Date: July 1, 2010

"I did not go into the procedure lightly. I'm not that sort of woman. I was pro-choice. Or so I thought. I bought into the slogans and propaganda of women's rights that abortion was a simple solution to a problem. I didn't think too long or hard about WHAT I was aborting. I looked at it as simply a backspace button. I had long been a supporter of Planned Parenthood. I had trusted them with all…"

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Age: 28
Location: Iowa
Date: May 27, 2010

"I was a junior in high school and was totally infatuated with this boy, we finally had our first date and I had thought this was the only way to keep him around. It was my first time and the result of that night was: there was no 2nd date and I was pregnant. I just knew I would be disowned from my family, I lived with my grandparents and they were very traditional and this would have been a disgrace…"

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Age: 42
Location: USA
Date: May 26, 2010

"I was 18 years old and a senior in high school when I got pregnant by my boyfriend. My boyfriend didn't want anything to do with having a baby and he said he couldn't live with giving it up for adoption so he talked me into having an abortion. I justified it to myself by telling myself that I had plans to go to college and I didn't want to embarass my parents who were very involved in our church.…"

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Age: 47
Location: Dayton, OH
Date: May 26, 2010

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