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.
"I was 21 when I found out I was pregnant. It turns out I got pregnant on New Year’s Eve. What usually is a young person’s favourite night turned into one of my worst. I was terrified and scared but when I found out it was there, even though It was three weeks or under, I loved it from that very moment. Until I told its Dad. I knew I should’ve waited, but I felt wrong holding it away from…"
Location: British Columbia, Canada
Date: May 13, 2017
"February 28th, 2017. That's the day my baby was to be born, or so I was told. Back in July of last year, I found out I was pregnant. I won't deny that I was terrified or that I had made the mistake of my life. I still remember the sound of my baby's heartbeat; it made me want to get the baby out of that ultrasound screen so bad. I honestly had never felt such love. I told my then-boyfriend about…"
Location: Belice City, Belize
Date: May 12, 2017
"I have had two abortions. My first was about 11 years ago. I had started dating an old friend after a break up with my then 2-year old's father; it was a rebound relationship. We weren't together long when I became pregnant. He was a sweet guy, but after I found out I was pregnant, I decided that he wasn't who I wanted to be with. I had already had two children by two different men, and the youngest…"
Date: May 10, 2017
"I'm 29, and I have two beautiful boys. The youngest turned one on April 11, and the oldest just turned four on May 5th. I am very against abortion, but my youngest has a genetic disease called Pompe Disease which is a muscle disease that he inherited through both myself and my husband. There is no cure for this disease, and he will be disabled for the rest of his life. I found out we were pregnant…"
Location: Fayetteville, North Carolina
Date: May 10, 2017
"I was 16 the first time I got pregnant. The guy was engaged to me previous to that, but when he and his mom found out there was only one option—abortion. I didn't think it through; I didn't process the emotions at all. I ended up hating that guy. Two years later I was working two jobs and was pregnant less than a month when I found out. I had a boyfriend I really loved, but I was young and…"
Date: May 9, 2017
"It is your choice, just like it was mine. DON'T DO IT! I regret it! I am angry with myself! Every day is painful. I put my lover through so much pain, and he was the only one begging me not to do it. Every reason I told myself I needed to do it now sounds like a pitiful excuse. We are both healthy. We don't have allot of money, but we could've made it work. The three kids that I do have would've…"
Date: May 3, 2017
"I was 20 when I discovered that I was pregnant. I thought I had a bad stomach bug and doctors couldn't really tell what was wrong with me. In the end, I was told that it was because I was pregnant. I was five weeks. I didn't know what to do. It was heartbreaking; my parents were definitely going to kill me, especially my father. My boyfriend was scared. There were so many odds against me having…"
Location: South Africa
Date: April 23, 2017
"First, if you're reading this, don't have an abortion. It was my biggest mistake and the hardest thing I have ever and will ever do. I found out I was pregnant at about 8 weeks. I didn't have any symptoms, so I never knew. The father was a guy I’d seen casually and have known for 4-5 years. I thought so highly of him until now. My friends were my biggest support system. I desperately wanted…"
Date: April 17, 2017
"At the age of 20 I moved out of state to be with my boyfriend. I had plans of joining the military and hadn't planned on a baby. Honestly I didn't think I could have children, after three years in a previous relationship without pregnancies. I ended up pregnant within a month of being here. He was so excited; I was so scared. His family made me feel like I had no choice, that I had to have the…"
Location: Mena, AR
Date: April 13, 2017
"My baby would be 32 years-old. When I discovered I was pregnant, I desperately wanted my baby, but my mother forced me to have an abortion. For a long time, I was angry with myself, the baby’s daddy, and my mom. I didn't know God/Jesus until after my abortion. One week after the abortion, God sent my 2nd boyfriend into my life. I didn't know he was God sent at the time, but he was very persistent.…"
Location: Winston Salem, NC
Date: April 11, 2017
"Growing up, I was raised by my mom who wasn't very religious. My dad, who was separated from my mom, was religious. When I was nine, my mom was incarcerated. After that, I was raised by my dad. He was pretty tough, strict and very overprotective of me. At the age of 18 I moved in with my aunt from my mom's side. At this time I had a boyfriend, who is now my soon-to-be husband. I got pregnant.…"
Location: Fort Worth, TX
Date: April 5, 2017
"I found out I was pregnant at five weeks. I've always loved babies, and I love my boyfriend—although we've only been together for less than a year. But I let my fear get the best of me. I convinced myself I wasn't ready, although deep down I knew I would be okay. My boyfriend and I agreed to end the pregnancy. I had my abortion at 11 weeks, 2 days, on the 7th of February, 2017. I waited over…"
Location: New Zealand
Date: March 23, 2017
"I was 25 and a single mom to a 2-year-old daughter. I had reconnected with my very first boyfriend from my freshman year of high school. Old feelings resurfaced, and I ended up pregnant. I did not realize I had missed my period because I was always so focused on my daughter that it did not come into my mind. I was scheduling visitation for my daughter with her father and noticed I was 6-weeks…"
Location: Woodbridge, Virginia
Date: March 22, 2017
"I wanted to write my story to tell others that if you have any, ANY doubts about having an abortion, DO NOT GET ONE. I had every single card played against me, so I justified it, but a small part of me thought "Maybe I could make this work." Tthat very small amount of doubt turned into 100% regret. I had been in a very rocky relationship for about 2 1/2 years. We were crazy about each other but…"
Location: Nashville, TN
Date: March 15, 2017
"I constantly find my myself Googling pictures of what the fetus would look like had I kept it. I selfishly gave up my child to the lord three months ago. I was/am a diehard Republican. The thought of people wanting the "right" to kill their own child sickened me. It still does. I can't even live with myself. My soul wants to leave my physical body and go be with my angel baby. But the truth of…"
Location: Pittsburgh, PA
Date: March 15, 2017