Personal testimonies from women (and men) who have gone through an abortion.
The 776 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 had my first abortion when I was 17 years old. Unfortunately, I did not come from a supportive family, and I thought that the baby would provide me with a loving relationship. The father was young also. He was more concerned with "the streets" than with raising a child. After I told him that I was pregnant, he disappeared and resurfaced four months later with a new girlfriend who was also pregnant.…"
Location: New York
Date: December 10, 2010
"** TO DATE, THIS IS THE 2ND TESTIMONY ABORT73 HAS EVER RECEIVED FROM A WOMAN "CELEBRATING" HER ABORTION. BECAUSE OF THE ACCUSATIONS BOTH WOMEN MAKE, BOTH HAVE BEEN INCLUDED. THE COMBATIVE TONE OF BOTH WOMEN LEAD US TO BELIEVE THAT THEY MAY NOT BE AS AT PEACE WITH THEIR ABORTIONS AS THEY THINK THEMSELVES TO BE.
When I was 15 and again when I was 21 I had an abortion and…"
Location: Manchester, NH
Date: December 4, 2010
"I was 18 when I found out I was pregnant... I had a boyfriend who was 38, twenty years older than me. When I told him I was pregnant, his immediate response was "You have to get an abortion." I was heart broken. I felt sick to my stomach, and I just cried out in desperation "Please....what about adoption?" He said the cruelest thing to me.....He told me I would get all fat and stretched out,…"
Location: Coeur d Alene, ID
Date: November 27, 2010
"I have NEVER shared my story with anyone! But if this helps one woman out there then my shame will be worth it! Before even going into details, I read a few of these stories and I feel worse!... After my divorce, I turned 21! Hurt, angry and alone (so I thought) I turned to the party scene! Mainly to feel numb! I didn't respect myself or anyone at this very low point in my life! I became pregnant…"
Date: November 24, 2010
"I aborted my little girl, Avery, eight years ago. I made the wrong "choice" and am still working to recover from my abortion. Although I will never heal completely there is hope that my story can be used for good. If you know someone who is hurting from abortion encourage them to get help dealing with their emotional, mental, and spiritual turmoil. The lies that people feed to women are loud,…"
Location: Mabank, TX
Date: November 24, 2010
"Three months after I lost my virginity, I became pregnant. I was shocked! I never thought that would happen to me! See, I was always the responsible one. I even waited until I was 18 to lose my virginity, solely because I believed that as an adult, I would be able to handle the consequences of my actions. WRONG! I had no idea what it was to be responsible until I realized that I was going to…"
Location: Vine Grove, KY
Date: November 24, 2010
"I had an abortion last year and I regret it everyday. Seeing the pictures on the site just broke my heart. Every now and then I think of the wonderful gift god gave me that I threw away. Even if I had had it and given it up for adoption, it would have been better, a family would have gained a child and I would have blessed the world with a beautiful soul. I am still consumed by feelings of guilt…"
Date: November 23, 2010
"I am a single mother of two beautiful girls that are three years old. When I found out I was pregnant again, I was excited. Although I knew that I was young and already had children I was excited to bring another life into this world. Telling the father was the hard part. He was not excited at all. In fact, he was at a loss for words. When he was finally able to express his feelings, "get an…"
Location: Los Angeles, CA
Date: November 21, 2010
"Its been almost 4 years since I had my abortion. I was 16 at the time... I had names picked out and everything, but my family told me that I knew deep down that I would not be with this guy forever. I got it done when I was 12 weeks. A few days before I went to go and get it done they said I was too far along, but they gave me the ultrasound picture of my baby. I went to a different place and…"
Date: November 13, 2010
"Three weeks back, I found out that I was pregnant and I felt heartbroken because I could not afford to have another child. My son is only one year, 11 months, and I haven't given him enough attention. I thought to myself, I can't do this to him.. his father is also not reliable at all... Last weekend I went for a medical abortion pill which is very painful and stressful. I will never do this…"
Location: Johannesburg, south africa
Date: November 9, 2010
"I had an abortion 3 months ago and the level of depression I feel over my decision is all-consuming. At 38, childless and from a large family, I have dreamed about having a child for many years... I knew my partner would need some persuading that keeping the baby was the best decision but I never anticipated the level of hostility I received when I told him the news. He persuaded me that now…"
Date: October 30, 2010
"I was so scared, terrified, horrified of what people would say, how I would take it, the staring, the comments, etc. I was a coward, and I told God, thank you for this baby but I am giving it back to you because I would not be a good mother for this baby. I asked God for His forgiveness and went ahead with the abortion when my boyfriend was working. He never knew about it, but he felt it in his…"
Date: October 28, 2010
"I had an abortion on May 5th, 2007. I will never forget it because on that day I felt that a part of my soul was lost and I have yet to find it. I was 18 at the time and felt that there was no other alternative. My boyfriend and I were young and foolish, not financially stable and in no condition to be parents, so I made that heart wrenching decision. When I mentally decided that I was going…"
Date: October 8, 2010
"While I didn't actually have an abortion, my wife did. I was born and raised in Chicago in a highly religious family. I attended church every Sunday and I am still an active member. I met my wife in high school and we've been inseparable since. I joined the marines after I graduated and we were married before I was deployed. I found out my wife was pregnant when I returned. At first I thought…"
Location: Chicago, IL
Date: September 19, 2010
"I agree with many thoughts and feelings expressed by the lady from South Carolina (August 2). Knowing what I know now... if you really do want children at some point in your life, never have an abortion. Even if it means going it alone. I never had the self belief that I could be a good single mum which I now know I could be. It's been ten years and the pain comes and goes, but it's still there…"
Date: August 28, 2010