Personal testimonies from women (and men) who have gone through an abortion.
The 779 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.
To share your own abortion story, click here for our online submission form.
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 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
"I had an abortion when I was 18 years old. Finding out I was pregnant was a shock to say the least. I had just broken up with my boyfriend of two years and was trying to start over. I didn’t know what else to do and I was scared. My fear turned into anger and I began to lash out at everyone. Looking back, now in my forties with kids, I had hit rock bottom. My mother drove me to Atlanta to get…"
Location: Chattanooga, TN
Date: May 5, 2020
"I was a 40 year old breast cancer survivor. Not far enough out from treatment to "recommend" a pregnancy. We were told to be careful, so my husband had a vasectomy—but it didn't work fast enough. My husband, mother, father and sister all went ballistic. I had my abortion within a week of finding out I was pregnant, at 10 weeks gestation. The Devil whispered in every ear around me, even mine.…"
Location: Tuscalossa, AL
Date: April 13, 2020
"I was and still am 15. My abortion was in February of this year, easily the worst month of my life. I didn't want to have the abortion. My own mother had me at the age of 15. I was put into foster care and adopted. I didn't intend to give my baby up for adoption when I had it. I had the intention of keeping it and caring for it for myself. When I look back, the date of conception lines up within…"
Location: Newcastle, UK
Date: April 8, 2020
"Many years ago, when I was in my late teens, I met and fell for a younger teen girl whom was little sister to one of my classmates. I told her repeatedly that I was probably too old and her brother would kill me for dating his younger sister. After a while of her calling me and seeing her randomly in public, I gave in—with her mother's okay. Her mother and father were separated from one another,…"
Location: Elizabethton, TN
Date: March 17, 2020
"I had an abortion at age 18. I was an alcoholic and drug addict who could not care for myself, let alone a child! I couldn’t talk to my mom. My only friend just had an abortion and recommended that I do the same. They told me it wasn’t a baby and it would be like nothing happened. They lied. Right after the procedure, I knew I I'd done something very wrong. So wrong that I had better never…"
Location: Dayton, OH
Date: February 28, 2020
"Often we do not hear from women who have "survived" abortions. I get it. There is shame, guilt, fear, condemnation for those who have had abortions. How do I know this for certain? Because when I was 16 I had an abortion and when I was 17 I had my second abortion. The memory I have of being pregnant was fear, a lot of fear! Fear of an unknown future, fear I could not handle a child, fear I would…"
Location: Wichita, KS
Date: January 31, 2020
"I had an abortion on August 25, 2017, at a place called All Women's Health in Tacoma. I was 21, single, had a nice good paying job at Costco, but I also had $26,000 in college debt. I was involved with a good friend from high school but it was nothing serious. Then in early August I found out that I was pregnant. My birth control failed, or I guess you can say I failed my birth control. For weeks…"
Location: Tacoma, WA
Date: January 28, 2020
"I was raised in a verbally and psychologically abusive environment. I became a very insecure and fearful young girl. I had my first panic attack when I was 10 years old. I was very skinny, and I hated the way I looked. I would look at myself in the mirror and say I'm so ugly; I hate this body part and that body part. I didn't get any attention from boys like my other friends whose bodies had…"
Location: New York
Date: January 25, 2020
"I was 19 years old when I got pregnant for the first time. It was Christmas of 2016. I was excited, despite breaking up with my boyfriend a couple weeks before I found out about my pregnancy. I broke up with him because he cheated on me several times. I didn't tell him of the pregnancy because I knew he didn't care. He didn't try to come back once we broke up. I was excited, though, until I told…"
Location: Callao, Peru
Date: January 15, 2020
"My boyfriend told me I’d ruined his life and he’d leave me if I kept my baby. I had an abortion even though I didn’t want to. I was afraid of losing him. I became depressed and he left anyway. I hate myself every day for not staying strong. I suffer sleepless nights and cry myself to sleep, even four years later. Nobody understands."
Location: United Kingdom
Date: December 27, 2019
"I am 22 years old. I got an abortion because I was unsure who the father was. It was either my ex-boyfriend or my current boyfriend that is a secret because he is 37 years old with six kids. I was too embarrassed to tell my family about him. I’m so stupid and selfish. I really hate myself for going through with it. I didn’t have any support; I felt so alone."
Location: United States
Date: December 3, 2019