Abortion Story: Veracruz, Mexico
Submitted to Abort73 by a 46-year-old woman on March 20, 2018.
July 6th, 1991, is the day that changed my whole life. I still can't believe he convinced me to go through it. I can't believe I was so stupid to stay with him afterwards, and even get married. Not a day has passed me by without thinking about what would've happened if I didn't have the abortion—if I’d saved my child and left my boyfriend. But I was so naïve and loved him so much that I just accepted his order, which was actually his mother's, who always hated me and had two abortions in the 60s. I was 19 then and it was really painful, more than the three births I delivered years later. The abortion still hurts today, but I was fortunate that I was able to have other children. Twenty years after the abortion, my husband left me and our children for another woman. If you're a pregnant woman and are reading this, let me tell you that you are capable of raising that child, no matter what people say, no matter who is pushing you, no matter what's happening around you. If you're being pushed against your will to go through this hell, be brave and say “no.” Find some help and tell everyone you trust in so you won't ever go through this sorrow.
Location: Veracruz, Mexico
Date: March 20, 2018