Personal testimonies from women (and men) who have gone through an abortion.
The 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.
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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 was 19 years old when my boyfriend (now husband) and I found out I was pregnant. I had a job and was in college. He was striving to become a firefighter. We didn’t know who to go to, so we went to his parents. They immediately told us to get an abortion. During the next week we went back-and-forth about what to do. We finally decided we would keep the baby. We were so happy and overjoyed.…"
Location: Clovis, CA
Date: May 21, 2019
"In 1981, you couldn't just walk into a drugstore and buy a pregnancy test—and you most likely would not go to your family doctor or local clinic for a pregnancy test if you were an unmarried young woman who thought she might be pregnant. Premarital sex and pregnancy were still highly disapproved in the general public, so you went to the only place you really could go: your local Planned Parenthood.…"
Location: Kaukauna, WI
Date: May 21, 2019
"I regret it deeply. I wish I could take it back. I had a medical termination at 7 weeks—at home—after falling pregnant with my husband who I have two children with. We live with family, all of us in one bedroom. We have every mean and affordability to move out, however we moved back in with family to save a house. My husband works, and I am a student at college full time. When I found out…"
Date: May 20, 2019
"For the last eight years, I have had an on-and-off relationship with the man I fell pregnant by. This time around, I was 21; he was 23. Our relationship was toxic, and we weren’t really talking when I found out. We were in the process of breaking up. On December 9, 2018, I found out I was pregnant. I was literally a semester away from graduating and my plans were to move away after I graduated.…"
Location: Virginia Beach, Virginia
Date: May 19, 2019
"At the time I was 14. I wanted to grow up. I’d been dating the guy I was seeing for a couple of months, We found out I was pregnant, and he supported me. He told me it was my choice. I wanted to keep the baby even though I was young. I couldn’t fathom an abortion. I went to the doctors and told them I was gonna keep it. The baby didn’t even show up because it was too early. During those…"
Date: May 14, 2019
"My worst regret is an abortion forced on me by everyone around me. My family. My ex-boyfriend. Even my Uncle. When I found out I was pregnant last July, my ex-boyfriend immediately said "abort." What a terrible word and terrible decision. I tried delaying the termination for as long as possible, but my mother was threatening to kick me out of the house. I am a college student graduating this…"
Location: Hamilton, NJ
Date: May 8, 2019
"Raised as a Catholic, I rejected this faith I was raised with in my late teens. I could not reason to the existence of God, and so I denied his/her existence. Reason was my god. I was also ripe for sexuality and the women's movement. I was there at the college clinic getting the pill once it became available. I moved through a series of boyfriends until my mid-twenties, when I moved in with a…"
Date: April 25, 2019
"He said I was ovulating as he was inside me. That was the day our baby was conceived. This was something I always wanted—to be pregnant. But I told him I wanted to wait; let's have fun. He was drunk that day and just coming down from a high. We’d only known each other for two weeks, but he was my world for two weeks. I asked for space; that was the last time I saw him. Plan B never crossed…"
Location: New York, NY
Date: April 18, 2019
"I've been a Christian most of my life, and still had two abortions. The first was after I marched in front of the White House against abortion with my dad when I was 15. When I got pregnant at 18, my boyfriend wanted no part of a child—and I was deathly sick from the pregnancy, vomiting 24/7 for days resulting in several trips to the hospital. As I drove around at night, down the dark, winding,…"
Location: New York
Date: April 8, 2019
"I thought abortion was a quick fix to my problem—pregnant by a boyfriend that was unfaithful and abusive. I knew I didn’t want to be tied to him for the rest of my life, so I walked into the abortion clinic with a $70 copay supplied by my mother, and walked out with my “problem” behind me. My heart was dead to what I’d just done—until years later when I got married and had my first…"
Date: April 8, 2019
"I was a senior at a Christian college. It was February 1989, three months before I was to graduate, when I found out I was pregnant. I was 14-weeks pregnant, and I couldn’t walk across the stage at commencement pregnant. Actually, I would have been kicked out of school long before graduation day had I started showing. I ended up having an abortion, which was a two-day procedure since I was…"
Location: Oklahoma City
Date: April 5, 2019
"I had an abortion when I was 17. I knew it was wrong, and yet I did it anyway because I was afraid of what my parents would think if I told them I was pregnant. I did not want to disappoint my father. The father of the baby also wanted me to have an abortion. Plus being in high school, I saw no way of managing this situation. Looking back on this decision as an adult, although my parents would…"
Location: Kingsville, MD
Date: April 4, 2019
"I was 24 when I found out I was 5-weeks pregnant. My boyfriend was 25; we had barely been together for a year. You would think at that age we would have our live’s figured out, but we didn’t. We still felt we hadn’t lived enough to take on that big commitment. I was about to start a new job with an airline. It had always been a dream to travel the world. I was so excited to start, and I…"
Location: North Carolina
Date: March 21, 2019
"For some reason #ShoutYourAbortion has become a popular hashtag on Twitter and so I decided to join the discussion with my #ShoutYourAbortion REGRET Story!!! Unfortunately, I've had three abortions. REGRET #1: I was engaged at 17, got pregnant, and his mother told me what to do. She didn't ask me/us; she just said, “This is what you will do!” Needless to say, we didn't stay together. I proceeded…"
Location: San Diego, CA
Date: March 19, 2019
"I had two abortions—one at 16 in high school, pressured by the guy and his family. I was scared and embarrassed. I went through it not notifying my family, except for a few. I went through it. Luckily, the first time I didn't feel it. They drugged me. The second time I was 18, working two jobs—in love with the guy but unsure whose child it would be. So I made the decision on my own. I felt…"
Date: March 18, 2019