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 now 48 years old. In my early 20's I had 3 abortions. These abortions left me in turmoil. It affected every area of my life... Women please don't believe the lie that abortion is quick and easy and will be over and done. It ends life and will forever change yours in horrible ways you never dreamed of."
Date: March 12, 2011
"It is all a blur as to how I chose abortion. I thought that this baby that was growing in my stomach was nothing but a sickness. My best friend at the time would keep telling me that it was nothing but a alien that needed to be extracted. I remember everything that happened the day of my abortion appointment. I remember that I wanted to leave, but something inside my head was telling me to continue…"
Date: March 5, 2011
"I went to my appointment on March 3 and had the abortion. It was the worst experience of my life. So many women there getting abortions..... I can honestly say that I wish I didn't have the choice of abortion. I wish it wasn't even an option!! That would have saved my babies life. I wouldn't be sitting here grieving for the loss of my baby. My first thoughts this morning were... God, how I wish…"
Date: March 4, 2011
"When I was 25, I found myself in a situation where I began medical school and there was no way that I could have a child that would ruin it for me after I worked so hard to get in. My boyfriend felt that he would never allow anyone who is carrying his child to get an abortion but it is funny how when the situation occurs thoughts change from knowing what is the right thing to do (have the child)…"
Date: February 4, 2011
"When I was sixteen years old I had my first abortion. I was told that it was tissue and the baby had not yet formed. They sat me down in an office with a counselor and she gave me her word that babies do not form until after the three month trimester, she even showed me brochures to back up her statements. They told me it would be, "quick, over in a minute". I would feel nothing and I would be…"
Location: United States
Date: February 2, 2011
"Right before I went into the abortion station, while seated in the queue waiting my turn, I heard the woman before me scream. The doctor had told us it didn't hurt so why was she screaming? I was terrified, but I walked in there and though I experienced pain the likes of which I'd never known, I didn't cry, I didn't scream. I was strong. Many women wailed and fought and the walls reverberated…"
Location: Portsmouth, UK
Date: January 28, 2011
"In August of 2003 I had an abortion. I grew up in church and thought I was a Christian. I never believed in abortions and said I would never get one. That all changed the day I found out I was pregnant. I was in college and 21 years old. The first thoughts that went through my head were "how am I going to tell my parents". I'm not sure why I thought that, other than I knew I would be ashamed.…"
Date: January 25, 2011
"Everyday since [the abortion] I relive [the misery], maybe not in its entirety but to an extent. It has never gone away! And throughout all these 13 years, through friends' pregnancies, especially my three pregnancies, and the birth of my three beautiful babies, it has always hit me the hardest to know that this is what I have destroyed, what I killed! It has taken me 13 years to get on my knees…"
Date: January 21, 2011
"I have read many of the stories on your web page. Many of them are very recent, but I feel it is very important to know that the pain doesn't go away. I had my abortion 10 years ago and I am still filled with pain and loss. The details are not important because no matter what the situation, there is someone out there that can and will help. Feeling as if I had no other options like most other…"
Location: Belton, SC
Date: January 11, 2011
"I made the unthinkable decision to abort my baby at 13 weeks pregnant. Women reading this, PLEASE, PLEASE, PLEASE, read my story carefully and know you are making the biggest mistake anyone could ever make in their life. I am overwhelmed with emotions of regret and disgust for what I have done to my precious unborn child... I allowed those doctors to put me to sleep and take my baby's life away…"
Location: New Jersey
Date: January 4, 2011
"I found out that I was pregnant on December 28th of 2010 and made an appointment to get the pill abortion done before I told my boyfriend that I was pregnant. We then talked about it and he made me [go through with it] when I did not want to. Because I care so much about my boyfriend... we both [decided] that it was a good idea to have it done. This is my second abortion and the first one did…"
Date: January 4, 2011
"I got pregnant when I was 19. I turn 21 in two months. My boyfriend was someone who didn't care about me. Used me for sex, and pretended he was a good person... [he] hounded me to get an abortion. He did not feel anything towards me or his unborn child... When I went in to get my sonogram the person who did it did not show me my baby. When I asked to see it, he said I could "next time." This…"
Location: London, Ontario, Canada
Date: December 31, 2010
"I had recently turned 16 when found out I was pregnant... I didn't know what to do. I was scared. My boyfriend was going to stick by my side he told me. I wanted him with me but I thought of me, and I started being selfish saying how many chances had been ruined for me now that I was pregnant. I started thinking about abortion I was scared. I only told one friend of mine, and she set up the appointment.…"
Location: Miami, FL
Date: December 19, 2010
"I was with my high school sweetheart for over a year. Towards the end we fought a lot and I broke it off. 2 months later I found out that I was 3 months pregnant at 17. i called him and he was immature about it. I decided to get n abortion since we were no longer together. The nurses were cold and unsympathetic. Since I couldn't go under general anesthesia I had a conscious sedation. I could…"
Location: Fremont, CA
Date: December 15, 2010
"I had my first abortion when I was 17 years old. Unfortunately, I did not come from a supportive family, and I thought that the baby would provide me with a loving relationship. The father was young also. He was more concerned with "the streets" than with raising a child. After I told him that I was pregnant, he disappeared and resurfaced four months later with a new girlfriend who was also pregnant.…"
Location: New York
Date: December 10, 2010