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 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
"In June 2006, my parents sent me to my moms friends for the summer to get me away from my ex boyfriend. I had skipped a period so I took a test and it came out positive. I didn't know what to do so I mentioned that I hadn't gotten my period so my mom's friend brought me to Target and got one from there. She made me walk around the store with the test so people would stare at me. I was afraid…"
Date: May 30, 2011
"I got an abortion Friday and now regret it. I can't stop thinking about it. I'm so torn up and mad. One of my biggest regrets by far."
Location: Rancho Cucamonga
Date: May 29, 2011
"It has taken many years for me to open up about my past abortion. After many years of the Holy Spirit working in me, I am here to stand against abortion. The choice to have an abortion is awful. The thought of the entire process haunts you forever, it never goes away. I know I am forgiven and have accepted that but I still would change history if I could."
Date: May 25, 2011
"I had an abortion when I was 18. I was graduating high school and was so excited so a bunch of my friends threw me a huge party for my graduation. I met this guy there and we started talking. At that time I thought he was really cute. After a few drinks I ended up staying the night at his house. I didn't know he was friends with my best friend at the time. The next day was my high school graduation.…"
Location: Poughkeepsie, NY
Date: May 6, 2011
"I had an abortion on January 28, 2011. I am 35. It was my first pregnancy, I had the abortion at 9 weeks, and it now would have been 21 weeks. Now I find the relationship dissolving... I have always considered myself fiercely independent but somehow I couldn't muster the courage to consider raising a baby alone or losing a man I thought I loved so much. I am quite sure my parents would have gladly…"
Date: April 21, 2011
"I had an abortion on March 16, 2007. I was 33 at the time. It was my first pregnancy. I had a good job, was independent, and financially stable. I have no history of substance abuse or mental health issues, and I have a large support group. I made the decision, which I regret deeply, out of fear and weakness. My child's father, who was going through a divorce at the time, didn't want to have…"
Date: April 20, 2011
"When my girlfriend became pregnant (who is not my wife now) shortly after Roe v. Wade, I was such a coward that I actually talked the girl's dad into paying for the abortion. What a low-life I was! Even though I was so selfish as to want to kill my own child, and tried to tell myself it was no big deal, when I think back, I remember that, in my heart, I knew it was wrong. As is the case many…"
Location: Longmont, CO
Date: April 14, 2011
"When I was 19 I had an abortion. I felt at the time that is my only option. My boyfriend did not want to be a father, my mother did not want to be a grandmother and in all honesty I did not want to be a mother yet. I chose the abortion and it has haunted me ever since. I thought I was okay with the decision and felt fine about it initially. After some time I'd find myself feeling guilty and having…"
Date: April 10, 2011
"About a month ago I started getting really bad headaches. My mom decided to take me to a doctor where they did a blood test. The doctor then said that my blood results said I was pregnant. I was completely blindsided and unprepared by the news. I was only dating the guy I got pregnant with for about a month. He was the first guy I ever slept with and I was naïve at the time and trusted him.…"
Location: Illinois, USA
Date: April 10, 2011
"I had an abortion because the man I had been dating was and still is a commissioned, active duty officer serving in the United States Air Force... His coercion for not wanting to get in trouble for having caused an enlisted woman to become pregnant is what led me to killing my precious second child. Before and during the abortion procedure, I experienced fear and anxiety. After having a discussion…"
Location: Oklahoma City, OK, USA
Date: April 9, 2011
"I've recently learned that 64% of American women who have had abortions felt pressured by others. I am one of those women. When I became pregnant at age 17, I was pressured by my father to get an abortion. Abortion was the only "choice" presented. I was told MY life would be destroyed if I didn't get one. Nobody discussed the destruction of the other life that would be affected. I still weep…"
Date: April 8, 2011