Abortion Stories (England)
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've had two abortions, and I regret both. I was 15 when I had my first one and have always regretted it. My boyfriend at the time wanted me to keep it, but I was raped around the same time, so my mum and everyone else advised me to have an abortion. A few months later, I was pregnant again and kept it and was so happy. It’s the best thing that has happened to me. Two years later, I fell…"
Date: February 3, 2015
"I sadly made the decision to 'give up' my child at 8 weeks—which was the biggest mistake of my life. I used the tablet method, which didn't seem that bad until an hour after the second tablet. I cannot describe the physical trauma my body and mind went through... The father of my child did not want children nor did he have any interest in being around if I decided to keep the baby. He was…"
Date: March 14, 2014
"I recently found out I was 7 weeks pregnant. Two weeks ago, I had an abortion. I'm 20, and even though I knew it was the right thing to do, I don't know how I'm going to get through this. The man whose child it is made it quite clear that he wouldn't be around if I were to have a child, and so that was one of my reasons to go through with it—alongside not being able to financially support…"
Date: November 18, 2013
"I miss my unborn baby every day. I drink excessively just to not feel the pain. It happened on October 11, 2013. I did not want to go through with it, but I was stuck in a horrible relationship where my boyfriend had no qualifications or a career. We still wanted to keep the baby, but he was not very supportive.... I begged him to please be there for me and the child. He refused and said he does…"
Date: October 19, 2013
"I live in London and 3 years ago, at the mature age of 29 years old, I had an abortion. I can number several reasons here why it seemed like the best thing to do at the time: financial situation, my boyfriend, my living conditions, complete ignorance of benefits and help, etc, and so I legally looked for help in a termination clinic. I was 3 weeks pregnant at the time, and the appointment was…"
Location: London, UK
Date: April 12, 2013
"I was 16 when I got pregnant, a year ago on the 15th September. That day was the worst day off my life. I'm a very 'strong' person, I hate to burden people with my problems and I feel like a need to be independent (its a bad family trait). I have never told my parents that I had an abortion. My boyfriend of 2 years told his parents. They agreed abortion was best. I hated the idea and said no…"
Date: September 11, 2011
"On the 10th of August 2010, I had my beautiful baby boy, Zack, but my happiness was clouded with worry as Zack was born weighing just 2 pounds. But after 3 long weeks, he was well enough to come home – only to be rushed back to the hospital a week later for major surgery. Zack was still just under 4 pounds. By the grace of God our brave boy pulled through. Just 2 weeks later, I found out…"
Date: September 5, 2011
"Right before I went into the abortion station, while seated in the queue waiting my turn, I heard the woman before me scream. The doctor had told us it didn't hurt so why was she screaming? I was terrified, but I walked in there and though I experienced pain the likes of which I'd never known, I didn't cry, I didn't scream. I was strong. Many women wailed and fought and the walls reverberated…"
Location: Portsmouth, UK
Date: January 28, 2011
"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 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 had [an] abortion 4 months ago... The abortion made me miserable, I knew what I was doing and it was a burden. The casual approach to the treatment on behalf of medical staff didn't help either. We went through a rough time with my partner, arguing about the stupid things, we split up once and again, just couldn't pull it off in a regular way anymore. I couldn't have little kids around me for…"
Location: London, UK
Date: July 1, 2010