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.
To share your own abortion story, click here for our online, submission form.
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 17 when I found out I was pregnant. I was scared and decided that I could never have this baby. I started thinking about me. What will people think, what will my friends think? All this became a burden. I thought abortion was the only choice. My boyfriend at the time did not agree with my choice but we both were in no position to care for a baby. I went to the clinic and had the procedure.…"
Date: November 6, 2006
"** NOTE: THIS IS THE FIRST TESTIMONY THAT ABORT73 HAS EVER RECEIVED FROM A WOMAN "CELEBRATING" HER ABORTION. BECAUSE OF THE ACCUSATIONS SHE MAKES, WE ARE COMPELLED TO INCLUDE IT. THE TONE OF HER REMARKS LEAD US TO BELIEVE THAT SHE MAY NOT BE QUITE AS AT PEACE WITH HER ABORTION AS SHE CLAIMS TO BE.
I had an abortion a few years back and I have NEVER regretted it. You throw…"
Date: November 2, 2006
"I had my abortion when I was 18, and my story is the same as alot of women here, except that I didn't see anyone mention "The Silent Scream". It is an ultrasound movie done during the abortion. It also fully explains the abortion process. Had I seen this movie first, I never would have had an abortion, I would have lost my 18…"
Date: November 1, 2006
"I was someone who fell thru the cracks when I was 20 years old. It has been 15 years since then and I am still trying to heal. I was coerced by family to have an abortion. I was young and had no clue what I really was getting myself into. I just knew I couldn't fight anymore. I tried so hard to keep the baby... but lost. Everywhere I went, everyone kept telling me about abortion and not ONE person…"
Date: September 28, 2006
"I became pregnant at 15 and decided to keep my baby. She is now married with 3 beautiful children of her own. I had another baby at 18, and he now is married with a baby on the way. In my early and mid twenties, I regretably had 3 abortions, one of which was a late term abortion. I've just in the last week found out how it was performed and it makes my heart literally hurt. I didn't know the…"
Date: September 21, 2006
"I had just turned 17 when I found out I was pregnant. Being young and very scared, I told my mom. She didn't really give me a choice; I remember her saying "I just don't know how you're going to be able to keep it." When I went to the clinic to confirm it, the nurse talked about both abortion and adoption. But my mom never supported adoption, only just getting it over and done with. I had 4 days…"
Date: September 14, 2006
"At the age of 18.... I became pregnant. I did not find out until I was 10 weeks. I was pregnant by a boy that beat me, cheated on me daily. He respected no woman and I did not want my child to grow up in a home or around anyone like that, so I felt [abortion] was best. It ended at 11.5 weeks. To this day I suffer from depression, partially caused by what I did. I remember everything, down to…"
Date: September 10, 2006
"Like so many others who have shared their stories, I had an abortion, felt trapped, regretted it from day one, and have found it hard to forgive myself. When I first worried about being pregnant at 16, my boyfriend said not to worry, he'd take on however many jobs he needed to, to take care of me and the baby. We bought a pregnancy test together, and while we waited for the results, he held me…"
Date: September 6, 2006
"I was forced by my mother to have an abortion at the age of fifteen. I was told I would have no place to go. The abortion was a two day procedure and it was painful. It has been 13 years... I would never as long as I live have an abortion again. I wish resources like this one would have been available to me and I could have found an outreach center. Thank you for this web site and I will pass…"
Date: August 25, 2006
"As a well educated woman, I am shocked that I was never really aware of all the facts regarding abortion. I believed the American lie, just get rid of it, never understanding that it truly was a life. I lament now because I encouraged my younger sister while she was attending law school to have an abortion. My words exactly, "either you kill it or it will kill you". Well, she graduated from law…"
Date: August 17, 2006
"I got pregnant and I was always very pro choice. I always stated I would never have an abortion but that was "their choice". They being the woman. I told my grandparents who I live with, and my mother. My boyfriend also told his family. We stated that we had already decided to keep our child. "Every child a wanted child"...The way I feel is "every abortion a wanted abortion". I was taken to a…"
Date: August 9, 2006
"I had an abortion 20 years ago and it was the worst thing that happened to me! I am only just now starting to speak up!"
Date: July 22, 2006
"I had an abortion about three months ago. Although I am a married woman, I did not feel ready to start a family. My husband and I felt emotionally and financially unprepared to have a child. This was our justification for the murder of what should have been our first born. Obtaining the means for the abortion was amazingly easy. I went to the clinic, was given ru-486 (the abortion pill) and killed…"
Date: July 9, 2006
"I chose abortion as a result of rape/incest. It has been 24 years and I have struggled every day. I now work in a crisis pregnancy center and help host a 3-day post-abortive retreat each fall. The results of the choices these women made are very evident in their daily lives and quite heartbreaking. I wish my voice was louder, my presence was more well known. But even though I am only one woman,…"
Date: May 6, 2006
"It was about six years ago when I learned that I was pregnant with my fourth baby. I was in my early 20s and on birth control pills. This pregnancy was not like the others. I was only a few weeks along and every day I felt as though death had come over me. I literally threw up everything I ate and drank, including plain water. I could not do anything or go anywhere because I was always sick and…"
Date: April 29, 2006