Abortion Stories (California)
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.
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"As I sit here and try not to choke up, I still find it hard to believe that I ended the life of my first child. The day my baby's heart took its last beat was on April 3rd at 2:33 pm. My baby was 7 weeks & 3 days old when it last lived in me. I remember that day like it was just yesterday, and I will remember it for the rest of my life. I remember the day I saw the bright blue plus sign staring…"
Location: La Habra, California
Date: May 1, 2012
"When I was 16, I found out that I was pregnant on Mother's Day, and I had been writing a term paper for school on pro-life. Kind of ironic, huh? I didn't want to believe it, so I tried to ignore the results of the test, but it was hard to given that I was writing an essay on that topic. I was an active member at my church, and I knew that they would look down on me no matter what choice I made,…"
Date: April 11, 2012
"When I was 16, I was in a very serious motorcycle accident on March 31, 1979. At the time, I was pregnant but had no idea. The accident nearly took my leg. I was in surgery for hours that night and in intensive care the following two weeks. I finally was put into my own room (open wound isolation) when one day my orthopedic doctor came in and told me that "we have a situation." I was pregnant.…"
Location: Petaluma, CA
Date: April 7, 2012
"Like every other story, I fell in love with a man that I wanted to marry. I would do anything for him. We were together for over a year when I became pregnant. I knew even before I took the test, there was a baby inside. I was so scared when I found out; I had no steady job and no one to turn too. This was seven years ago. I am now married, but in a twist of fate, my husband does not want kids,…"
Date: March 15, 2012
"There is no religious irrationality clouding my mind, no shallow soliloquies of the unborn crying to mommy. At 7 weeks, sentience is questionable... I am not so mystical to think that a fetus can comprehend the life they were going to lead if allowed to develop... Choosing a rationally based life comes with many advantages. It means that I am completely aware of where I stand, I can follow my…"
Location: Rural California
Date: March 12, 2012
"I found out I was pregnant when I started summer school at college! My ex-boyfriend of 4 years said he supported me. I was so scared and confused, being the fist child of three sisters and a brother. I felt pressured to keep up a good image. I decided I wasn't ready! My boyfriend supported me! His big brother took us to the clinic! I remember how scared I was! I had just turned 18 a few months…"
Location: Los Angeles
Date: March 11, 2012
"I am a male who's ex fiancé just ended our relationship. We both decided to have an abortion about 2.5 years ago. Years have past, but I still think and regret our decision every day. It was the biggest mistake of our lives. The procedure was free and very easy to obtain. Two pills at different times of the day and it was done. I think and hate myself every day for this. I would have a baby…"
Date: December 21, 2011
"It has been almost 2 months since my abortion and I have never been so depressed in my life. I have started caring less for my studies and I left my boyfriend after 4 years because he convinced me to have the abortion which made me angry. I don't like to talk about it with anyone and I am so angry I don't think I deserve to be happy right now. All your friends and close ones will tell you when…"
Location: Los Angeles, CA
Date: November 3, 2011
"I'm 16, and I had an abortion on September 30, 2011. My dad found out, and the second he knew, he was threatening me and forcing me to get an abortion. My boyfriend just graduated from high school, and he was so scared that I was pregnant, but he told me that he loved me no matter what choice I made. His mom wanted me to keep it. I have not spoken to my mom in five years. Every day I would not…"
Location: Upland, CA
Date: October 17, 2011
"I am 21 years old and two weeks ago I had an abortion. I am beginning to feel some regret and I am wishing I had kept the baby. Here is my story, I was working at a car dealership and I met this salesmen there. I have a boyfriend and it's the same one at this particular time. I thought he (salesmen) was so cute and he is so sweet and I was very attracted to him so we went to a bar one night and…"
Location: OC, CA
Date: September 8, 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
"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
"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 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