Abortion Stories (Canada)
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 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
"I was 15 when I got pregnant. I never thought it would happen to me. I understood the consequences of sex, but just thought it wouldn't happen. At the end of August I found out I was 6 weeks pregnant. Everything changed. A couple months prior, I had just quit injecting meth and broken up with the baby's father—who was abusive and did terrible things to me. I quit everything once I found out.…"
Location: North Vancouver, Canada
Date: January 9, 2017
"I found out about my pregnancy when I was about 4-5 weeks in. I wanted to keep the baby, until the father made me feel like it was a selfish and impossible decision. It has been three months since my abortion. To say that this was the worst decision I've ever made would be an understatement. Sometimes I can't look at myself in the mirror. I feel guilty and alone. I don't know if I'll ever learn…"
Date: August 30, 2016
"On June 28, 2016, I had an abortion. I found out I was pregnant and was so scared, wondering what I would do. A choice like this really stays with you forever. I'm 17-years-old, turning 18. I work a minimum-wage job, my car just broke down, and I'm struggling financially. I have been with my boyfriend, the father of my baby, for seven months. He's the love of my life. Everything about him makes…"
Date: July 4, 2016
"I had my abortion two and a half weeks ago at 18 years old. The father was a guy I spent some time with after my break up with the love of my life, who I was with for four years. I had just gotten back together with him when I found out I was pregnant. The father said he wanted to be there, but did nothing to help me. He was too jealous that I was back with my ex and lost sight of what was important.…"
Date: June 2, 2016
"My life was deeply affected by this trauma. I honestly never wanted to have an abortion. I wanted my baby badly. But I was so scared that no one would help me. Taking care of a baby on my own would have been a big change. Everyone told me abortion was the best option. Feeling alone was the worst feeling ever. Now I am left with this hurt for the rest of my life.I feel regret and sadness. I wish…"
Location: London, Ontario
Date: April 12, 2016
"I had been with him since I was 15 years old. Three months after I turned 17, I found out I was 4-weeks pregnant. I assumed I was beforehand but ignored the thought until I wound up in the hospital because of stomach pains. After two days of being in and out of the hospital, they told me I was pregnant. Words couldn't describe how happy I was. All that shattered the minute the doctor left the…"
Date: February 18, 2016
"I should have never listened to those who encouraged me to get an abortion. Even without the support of the father, I could have done this on my own. There is not a day that goes by that I don't think about it. I thought I had no choice, since I am still a student and the father was cheating on me already, so at 9 weeks I decided to go with the majority opinion and get an abortion. I once read…"
Date: February 13, 2016
"My life is deeply affected by this trauma I faced in my life. I honestly never wanted to have an abortion. I wanted my baby badly. But I was so scared that no one would help me. Taking care of a baby on my own would have been a big change. Everyone told me abortion is the best option. Feeling alone was the worst feeling ever. Now I am left with this hurt for the rest of my life. I feel regret…"
Location: London, Ontario, Canada
Date: December 12, 2015
"I have only recently started to tell my story, and it aches. Sixteen years ago, my crush of five years finally noticed me and asked me out! I was SO excited. To have him notice me made me feel attractive, wanted, and loved. We had been dating for about three months, and he asked if I wanted to take a trip with him. Worst. Decision. Ever. Wow, this is hard to say. He tricked me into prostitution.…"
Location: Blackfalds, Alberta, Canada
Date: October 27, 2015
"It's been four years since I had my abortion. There's not a day that goes by that I don't regret having it. I was so young, it was my first time, and the guy lived in Sweden. When I finally took a test and told my family, my grandparents—who mean the world to me—told me having the baby wasn't even an option. I decided they were right, and I went with them to get it done. I was scared,…"
Location: Vancouver, Canada
Date: September 29, 2015
"March 2nd, 2015, is the day I got my abortion and lost my chance to bring a beautiful baby into this world. I was 20 at the time, and I come from a very religious and strict family. I know that telling them I was pregnant or even telling them I’m having the baby would start all sorts of problems, judgment, and disappointment. I wasn't ready for that. My boyfriend and I had been dating for…"
Date: July 11, 2015
"I had my abortion on June 4th, 2015. I was 14-weeks along, and I was so unsure about my decision for the entire three months I was pregnant. I felt so much pressure from my family members and the father, and I unfortunately gave in. I made the decision to have an abortion based on the fact that the father meant the world to me, and I knew I would lose him if I chose to keep the baby. I have cried…"
Date: June 9, 2015
"I was 15 and had been with my boyfriend for two months. I was 2-weeks late for my period; I tried telling him all day. When I did, we both cried for hours. He told me he would support whatever decision I made. He told me he wanted to abort it. I have always been against abortion. When I spoke to my mother about it, she immediately told me adoption would not be an option. But that is what I wanted…"
Location: Port Hope, Ontario, Canada
Date: January 2, 2015
"My life has been deeply affected by the trauma of abortion. I honestly never wanted to have an abortion. I wanted my baby badly. But I was so scared that no one would help me. Taking care of a baby on my own would have been a big change. Everyone told me abortion was the best option. Feeling alone was the worst feeling ever. Now I am left with this hurt for the rest of my life. I feel regret…"
Location: London, Ontario, Canada
Date: April 26, 2014