Abortion Story: Minnesota
Submitted to Abort73 by a 27-year-old woman on May 27, 2014.
I regret my abortion every single day. My decision at the time seemed so simple. I already had three children and had recently separated from my husband. I met another guy who I thought was the one. Maybe it was a rebound. I am not sure. Anyways, I found out I was pregnant—which I never expected since I was on the pill and took it regularly. After the test came back positive, I panicked. I cried for days and my boyfriend said he would be there and support whatever choice I made. Honestly, abortion never crossed my mind at first. About a week later, I caught my boyfriend in bed with his brother's girlfriend. I was hurt but mostly stupid. The next day, I made my appointment for a surgical abortion. I went to my appointment and had the procedure done. I was carrying twins. I cried for days. I could hardly look at my other children. I started to have hatred for everyone, including myself. I turned to alcohol to numb the pain, and all it ever did was make things worse. Now I am an alcoholic and can never take back the worst decision I ever made in my life. I sit most days wondering what they would have looked like—whether they would look like their brothers or sisters. Abortion is something you will never forget, and you’ll never forgive yourself—no matter what your reason is.
Date: May 27, 2014