Abortion Story: New York
Submitted to Abort73 by a 39-year-old woman on November 19, 2013.
I am 39 years old. I met this great guy on match.com, and nine months later I discovered I was pregnant. I got scared; he got drunk and said I did it on purpose. I got offended and decided not to include him in the decision making. Instead, I relied on advice from friends and relatives. Two relatives I trusted the most led me to abortion. I dumped the guy and went for a procedure the next day. After I had the abortion, I felt like I "died" with the baby. I had to quit my job and move out of Manhattan. I was in psych hospitals five times in two years. There are horrible changes with my body: hair doesn't grow any more, I have no period, and all I do is walk around the apartment and smoke. I am approaching the last of my savings. After it is gone, I will be homeless. This is probably an extreme case. I suffer so much. I am totally alone. All friends stopped talking to me. I was on top of the world with a nice salary and beautiful life. Abortion put me at the society bottom. Women, please do some research before you have abortion. It is a horrible thing to do to your body and the life that grows inside you.
Location: New York
Date: November 19, 2013