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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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 was around 22 or 23 years old when I was persuaded by my boyfriend at the time to have an abortion. He came from a wealthy family living in New Canaan, CT. I was naive and believed him when he said my body would change and the it was the best decision. I was scared and uncertain, but eventually caved in and did it. I regret it every day, because the baby would have been financially set with…"
Location: Stamford, CT
Date: June 26, 2019
"When I was 20, my period was late—which I put down to stress. Then I had a dream of being in my parents' house holding a small baby with black hair. A pregnancy test showed two red lines. It felt like a punch in the gut. I rushed out to my boyfriend in tears and showed him. Immediately he offered his support and told me that he would always be there to support his child. But I was a mess—a…"
Location: United Kingdom
Date: June 24, 2019
"I was 14—a latchkey kid—in the 80's. I had a boyfriend, and my sister gave me the talk to get on the pill. So I went down to Planned Parenthood and got free birth control pills. I basically lived with my boyfriend. My parents were in the process of divorcing and they were barely home, so they didn't know what I was up to. A year later, I contracted the measles—which is possibly harmful…"
Location: Seattle, WA
Date: June 23, 2019
"I was 21 years old when I first found out that I was pregnant. I was not doing any job, and my boyfriend was still completing his schooling. We were very new in the relationship and didn’t know what to do. The best option that time was abortion. My boyfriend bought abortion pills, and I took them without any medical assistance. The next week was so bad. I regretted taking those pills. I’d…"
Date: June 18, 2019
"I am 25 years old. I found out I was pregnant on April 29, 2019. At first I was scared but then overwhelmed with joy. I’ve always wanted to be a mother. Unfortunately, I was unemployed at the time, and my boyfriend was working almost 80 hours a week and still not making ends meet. Paying all our or bills was hard on him, so me getting pregnant couldn’t come at a worse time. At first, he told…"
Location: Hammond, IN
Date: June 14, 2019
"I had my first abortion at nineteen. No one tells you the aftermath, how you see them in your dreams and wake up in a fetal position crying—and how the crying literally unnerves others. It’s not natural, abortion, and the natural course of your life is forever altered. I could find no peace until I gave it to God and asked His forgiveness. I have peace now. I know my child is with Him, and…"
Location: North Alabama
Date: June 12, 2019
"On May 1st, 2019, at the age of 19, I found out I was pregnant when both of my pregnancy tests came back positive. I already had a feeling I was pregnant because I had been having unprotected sex with my boyfriend. But now it was confirmed. I couldn’t do anything but cry. I had already told myself if I was pregnant I was going to have an abortion. Looking back, it was very selfish. I didn’t…"
Location: Dade City, FL
Date: June 12, 2019
"I was 17 and a virgin when I endured a date rape. The shame and guilt that I felt prevented me from discussing it with anyone. A few weeks later I began to have terrible bouts of nausea and vomiting. I also missed my period, but I couldn’t tell anyone because then I’d have to tell them everything. So I kept it to myself as long as I could. I finally went to see the doctor and after repeated…"
Location: Raleigh, NC
Date: June 10, 2019
"I was 19 the first time I got pregnant. The child's father was a one-night stand, so I didn't think twice before having an abortion. I mean, I was young. Abortion is not seen as something bad here in Sweden. In fact, most of the girls consider it another contraceptive. I was ignorant of the life-ruining consequences it has on women, so the normal reaction to an unexpected pregnancy in the context…"
Location: Västerås, Sweden
Date: May 31, 2019
"Abortion has been recently legalized in my country—the capitalist and westernized South Korea. This has made me think of the untold effects I suffered and still suffer—the same ones that thousands (if not, millions) of women will suffer too—and the disastrous consequences that the country will have in demographic terms. The birthrate is already very low. I was born in 1963, just a decade…"
Location: Busan, South Korea
Date: May 31, 2019
"I separated from my husband and started seeing someone else. After a year of dating and being head over heels, my new boyfriend of one year said he wanted to have a baby. I think I felt loved and flattered. Nobody had ever said that to me. I mean isn’t that what people in love do? I said, yes. We weren’t using protection, and a few weeks later I realized that I hadn’t got my period. I walked…"
Location: San Antonio, TX
Date: May 22, 2019
"I was 19 years old when my boyfriend (now husband) and I found out I was pregnant. I had a job and was in college. He was striving to become a firefighter. We didn’t know who to go to, so we went to his parents. They immediately told us to get an abortion. During the next week we went back-and-forth about what to do. We finally decided we would keep the baby. We were so happy and overjoyed.…"
Location: Clovis, CA
Date: May 21, 2019
"I regret it deeply. I wish I could take it back. I had a medical termination at 7 weeks—at home—after falling pregnant with my husband who I have two children with. We live with family, all of us in one bedroom. We have every mean and affordability to move out, however we moved back in with family to save a house. My husband works, and I am a student at college full time. When I found out…"
Date: May 20, 2019
"For the last eight years, I have had an on-and-off relationship with the man I fell pregnant by. This time around, I was 21; he was 23. Our relationship was toxic, and we weren’t really talking when I found out. We were in the process of breaking up. On December 9, 2018, I found out I was pregnant. I was literally a semester away from graduating and my plans were to move away after I graduated.…"
Location: Virginia Beach, Virginia
Date: May 19, 2019
"At the time I was 14. I wanted to grow up. I’d been dating the guy I was seeing for a couple of months, We found out I was pregnant, and he supported me. He told me it was my choice. I wanted to keep the baby even though I was young. I couldn’t fathom an abortion. I went to the doctors and told them I was gonna keep it. The baby didn’t even show up because it was too early. During those…"
Date: May 14, 2019