Abortion Stories (Oregon)
Personal testimonies from women (and men) who have gone through an abortion.
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"My partner and I decided to have an abortion last year. We were long distance at the time and never had an adult conversation about what was about to happen. At the last minute, as I was about to get the procedure, he begged me not to. I was so scared and I knew if I left I wouldn’t go back for the procedure. The stress and emotions took over my body and I fainted on the table. I woke up to…"
Date: October 19, 2017
"I had an abortion five years ago, and I still find myself crying about it. I saved myself for marriage, did everything right, and my husband and I got pregnant. Nine weeks later we found out we had twins. Having one baby was crazy enough, but I could not see myself managing two. My husband and I starting talking about it, but neither of us would say the "a" word, yet I knew he was thinking about…"
Location: Medford, OR
Date: August 19, 2017
"Forty-one years ago I found out I was pregnant. I was 17, starting my senior year in high school, a cheerleader, basketball player, and one of the top students in my class. My parents told me if I ever got pregnant, they would send me to an unwed mothers home. They never considered I could get an abortion; it never occurred to them that I could do such a thing without them knowing. So my basketball…"
Location: The Dalles, OR
Date: October 9, 2015
"I'm not sure where to start. Maybe 11 years ago. My ex-husband and I were split up. He was a cheater, and he had asked me and my two children to leave. So we did. We were split up for at least 9 months. Right before Christmas that year, he came to me with stories of how he missed his family and wanted us back. I only went back because I actually felt sorry for this man. So we packed up the house…"
Date: November 13, 2013
"In January 2012, my period was 2 weeks late, and I was noticing lots of changes going on with my body so I went to the store, and I took not one but 5 pregnancy tests. Every single one was positive. When I first got the result I was terrified but excited for my baby at the same time. The next night I told the baby's dad and he was in shock, but after he got over the initial fear he was excited…"
Location: Oregon, USA
Date: June 29, 2012
"Let me start off by saying that there hasn't been one day that has passed that I haven't thought of the little angel I once had inside me. It was November 2009 when I met my ex-boyfriend (lets call him Justin), and we were inseparable.... I had just turned 20 in October, so I was fairly young with 2 years left of college. Justin (age 23) and I started officially dating in February 2010. Usually…"
Date: January 6, 2012