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 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…"
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…"
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.
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,…"
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…"
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…"
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…"
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…"
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.…"
Location: Dayton, OH
Date: May 26, 2010
"I had 3 abortions done in the past. Never got over it. I was being foolish and selfish. All I thought about was me, me, me and never took a second to think about my unborn children. I now have a 3 year old daughter and I'm pregnant. I was going to have an abortion done with this last pregnancy, until the Lord Jesus Christ rescued me... He sent a man on the day I had the appointment with the abortion…"
Location: Garfield, NJ
Date: February 15, 2010
"I am 53 years old. When I was 24, I was in college, starting my life/career when I found out I was pregnant... I figured abortion was the only solution. I was wrong. I am emotionally tormented by the decision I made. I pray that God and my baby would forgive me. "
Date: January 19, 2009
"My abortion was in haste at four weeks to cover my sins. I didn't want the shame of family, co-workers and friends finding out. You see, I am supposed to be Christian. I was more concerned about reputation and finances than the life of my own child. The father already has two known children and didn't want me nor the baby. I have really hit bottom. Please ladies, don't do it!"
Date: April 5, 2008
"When I was 19, I had an abortion. I am now 30 and this is the first time that [I've seen what abortion does]!!! It all started nice; my boy friend was my life. I put him first in my life instead of God. At first, we were very happy about [the pregnancy]... I was in shock but I wanted this baby... The next day he told his parents and was never the same again... he started to hit me in the stomach…"
Location: Calgary, Alberta, Canada
Date: November 16, 2007
"I am 16 years old and i had an abortion last month. I felt and still feel horrible. I am sorry to my lost child, and I will NEVER be the same again."
Location: Vero Beach, FL
Date: November 1, 2007
"I wish [Abort73 was around] back in 1980 when everyone kept pushing me toward a decision I really didn't want to make, and still regret to this day. What makes things even harder is the fact that right AFTER everything was done, was the fact that I discovered my sister was pregnant and due within a few days of me! So, I now have a nephew to remind me constantly of the poor decision at that time."
Date: August 30, 2007