Abort73.com > Feedback > Abortion Stories > June 5, 2018

#abortionstories @abort73

I've heard a lot of times that abortion empowers women, but after the one I had, I have only felt demeaned and objectified...

Abortion Story: Oslo, Norway

Submitted to Abort73 by a 29-year-old woman on June 5, 2018.


Before I get started, I feel glad about finding this web site and having the chance to open up. I realize now that I am not the only woman feeling hurt and fooled. Don't get me wrong, seeing other women suffering doesn't make me feel good. I just needed some moral support, which I found in their stories. It's been hard for me to even say anything about it, as I live in a society where abortion has been glamourised and no one thinks it is something bad. Therefore, it has been practically impossible for me to find someone that understands how I feel, someone to trust my feelings. Back in 2006, I got pregnant by my then-boyfriend, who was my same age. Both of us were 17 then; neither of us was able to raise a child then, and both my parents and parents-in-law wanted to get rid of it, so they got an abortion for me, which unfortunately, I had. I never thought I would be living proof of the horrific consequences no one ever talked to me about. No one seems to care; it's like talking about everything I've felt and been through was taboo.

I don't know—or at least I don't remember—if I wanted to keep it, but I don't think it was fair to not let it live. About three years afterwards, I noticed that I couldn't stop thinking about it. I started to feel disappointed with my parents and started hating them. It had been a while since that guy and I had broken up, so I didn't care much about him, but I started crying every night. I wasn't able to sleep properly, and I tried to kill myself many times. I realized there was something wrong when I saw myself in the middle of that and somehow, at the bottom of my being, I knew it was because of my abortion. I've heard a lot of times that abortion empowers women, but after the one I had, I have only felt demeaned and objectified.

I'm glad I was able to get a little over it and get married. I currently have three kids, which is unusual for a young woman here, but all this time I've been hoping the one I never gave birth to forgives me.

Age: 29
Location: Oslo, Norway
Date: June 5, 2018

Get Help

If you’re pregnant and contemplating abortion, what a mercy that you’ve found this website! Abortion is not the answer—no matter what anyone is telling you.

Click here to find local help.

Click here for hundreds of real-life abortion stories.

Click here if you've already had an abortion.

Get Involved

Abortion persists because of ignorance, apathy and confusion. Abort73 is working to change that; you can help! Get started below:

Abort73 (Vandy)

Social Media Graphics:

Post them online to introduce your friends, fans or followers to Abort73.com.

Defend the Cause of the Weak and the Fatherless

Abort73 Shirts:

Be a walking billboard for Abort73.com.

Would it Bother Us More if They Used Guns?

Abort73 Promo Cards:

Stash some in your wallet or purse and be ready to hand them out or strategically leave them behind.

Speak for the Weak

Support Abort73

Abort73 is part of Loxafamosity Ministries, a 501(c)3 nonprofit. We are almost entirely supported by private donations—all of which are tax-deductible. Click here to make a contribution.

Giving Assistant is another way to raise money for Abort73 at thousands of online retailers. Use this link to get started.