Personal testimonies from women (and men) who have gone through an abortion.
The 789 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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To learn more about the potential psychological impact of abortion, read "Post-Abortion Syndrome." If you're looking for "positive" abortion stories, read this.
"I found out I was pregnant at the age of 18. I was still living at home—no job and out of school. I told my boyfriend of nearly two years, and he left town "to think" for over a week, with no word. During that time, I did nothing but think. Obviously I couldn't count on him. How could I raise a baby at home with my single, divorced mom footing the bill—with three younger kids at home? What…"
Date: March 4, 2021
"When I had my abortion I was only 14 years old. I didn’t know how to cope or what to do with myself or my baby. My boyfriend was 16 and told me he would support me no matter what I chose to do. My mum forced me to have an abortion and never told me she would support my decision. I had no choice. I wanted to keep my baby, but I couldn’t because abortion was forced onto me to get rid of it.…"
Location: London, UK
Date: February 4, 2021
"I was 18 and my experience was a long time ago, but it still affects me. As a teen, I was in love and thought my boyfriend loved me. I was scared. The father of the baby gave his sister the money to give to me in an envelop, which broke my heart. He was not ready to be a parent at 18 years old. I was devastated and scared. The only thing I wanted was my life back—a normal teen life. My parents…"
Location: Cleveland, OH
Date: January 21, 2021
"I haven’t slept without nightmares for 7 years; I am stuck in the moments leading up to and directly following my abortion. My mind wanders, and I comment on things from years ago that don’t apply to what my life has devolved into. I was a manager and saleswoman—dependable. My ex wanted to get married, but I didn’t so when I became pregnant he offered me money to abort our child. He said…"
Location: Sedona, AZ
Date: January 18, 2021
"I thought I was doing the right thing in getting an abortion. I knew we didn’t have the time, money, or patience to raise a child and that I would be ruining my boyfriend’s life and that child’s life as well. I didn’t realize that it would affect me as much as it has. The unbearable guilt and regret of the abortion has destroyed me entirely. All of this pain and heartache is too much…"
Date: December 12, 2020
"Two and a half years into our relationship, I would have never thought that would have been his reaction. I knew I was pregnant; I work at a hospital so I took a test there. The same day I took the test, I let him know the results. He called an abortion clinic seconds later. That hurt. We talked about starting a family and more. To hear him tell me out of his own mouth that he didn’t want the…"
Location: Pittsburgh, PA
Date: November 22, 2020
"I was a single mother of one in a relationship with a man who was in the process of a divorce. He had two daughters and had lost a child years back. I was on birth control and twice took the PlanB pill, just to be safe. I still ended up getting pregnant. We had agreed, if it were to happen, we'd make the choice together to have an abortion. Two days before we left for our family vacation, three…"
Location: United States
Date: November 19, 2020
"I've had a hard time assimilating all the things I messed up in my life due to abortion, but I admit I made the wrong choice. I was 18 when I found out I was pregnant. My baby was due to be born on November 14, 2016, but I didn't let that happen. I was in the middle of a rough time in my life. I mean, teenage years are pretty rough for any person. There's always something, or something happens…"
Location: Brescia, Italy
Date: November 14, 2020
"What can I say? I not only made the wrong choice once but twice. I am in my early thirties with three kids and don’t have the balls to say it out loud. I kept it a secret. I only told a handful of people. The first time I got pregnant, I’d just turned 17. He was young and athletic, like me, but we only dated to prove we belong together. We should never have dated. I remember being young and…"
Location: Tucson, AZ
Date: November 6, 2020
"I had an abortion when I was 17. My boyfriend and I had talked about having a child together, but when I actually got pregnant he told me if I didn't "get rid of it,” he'd break up with me. At the time, that was the last thing I wanted as I thought he was making my life better. I felt pressured by him and my family. I had recently moved to a different city with just my parents and gotten a…"
Location: United Kingdom
Date: October 1, 2020
"I had a job as a singer/dancer at Six Flags St. Louis. My goal was to gain theme park experience so that I could eventually get a job as a singer/dancer at Disneyland in California, something that I knew I could accomplish. It was only a couple months after working at Six Flags when everything about my body was different, and I just knew that I was pregnant. I took a pregnancy test that week.…"
Location: Oklahoma City, OK
Date: September 8, 2020
"I read 10 pages of stories before I had enough courage to click on the “submit your story” link. Four total people know; one of them is my husband (soon to be ex). I don’t talk about it. I don’t want people to know. If I suppress it, it can almost feel like it never happened, almost. Okay, here we go. I have been married for 7 years. I had an abortion on September 8, 2016—weeks before…"
Date: July 23, 2020
"For as long as I can remember, I have wanted to be a mother. And I was completely against abortion—and then it happened. My boyfriend and I were deeply in love and didn’t go a day without each other. Then I found out I was pregnant. I told him about it and his immediate reaction was “abortion”—without a doubt, without a second thought. I was so in love and so smitten that I didn’t…"
Location: Cape Town, South Africa
Date: July 22, 2020
"For the last several weeks I have been wanting to add my story to a pro-abortion website, but every time I start writing it I realize that I'm really not sure if I am happy with my decision or not. I somehow found this website and felt like I could write my story on here, but I'm really not sure if my story would be posted because I don't have any serious regrets either. I am stuck between the…"
Location: Crescent City, CA
Date: June 22, 2020
"I grew up in a family where all the relationships were shame-based and everyone had varying degrees of mental illness, but I didn't understand that until recently. I was painfully shy, felt like I didn't fit in, was ashamed to make mistakes, and embarrassed to be me—especially after puberty started. Life's realities and adversities were rarely discussed, especially sexuality, birth control…"
Location: United States
Date: June 9, 2020