Abortion Stories (Florida)
Personal testimonies from women (and men) who have gone through an abortion.
The 813 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 was 16 the first time I had an abortion. It's been 20 years and has taken me 19 years to talk about it. I wish I could say I learned from my mistake the first time, but I was so young and naive that I didn't realize what emotional effects that first abortion had on me—so I had another one when I was 19. I'll start with the first. I was 16; my father who I lived with at the time gave me one…"
Date: July 4, 2022
"On May 1st, 2019, at the age of 19, I found out I was pregnant when both of my pregnancy tests came back positive. I already had a feeling I was pregnant because I had been having unprotected sex with my boyfriend. But now it was confirmed. I couldn’t do anything but cry. I had already told myself if I was pregnant I was going to have an abortion. Looking back, it was very selfish. I didn’t…"
Location: Dade City, FL
Date: June 12, 2019
"I am 24 years old and the mother of a two year old. I’ve been in a relationship with my baby father for almost three years. When I found out I was pregnant with my 2nd child it was after Christmas, and my daughter was only 10 months. My relationship was really stressing me out. We had a lot of trust issues going on, and we were living with my mom. When I found out I was pregnant I was scared,…"
Date: November 28, 2017
"I was a student at the University of Central Florida at the time. I was dating my ex-boyfriend, but things were complicated between us. My main focus was graduating and becoming a teacher. I had goals that were important to me. I would be the first in my immediate family to graduate from college. I was also raised in a very religious Christian home with strict beliefs, morals, and values. My…"
Date: October 26, 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
"Son, I did it so your daddy wouldn't leave. Your daddy left anyway. Son, I am so sorry I wasn't strong enough to carry you and believe in myself. I prayed to God for you and when given you, my miracle, I was terrified. Your daddy was mean. I should have been your protector, I thought I was. We could have made it, we should have. You should have. I pray one day I will be forgiven and your father…"
Location: Tampa, FL
Date: December 3, 2016
"My journey with abortion began in 1979 when I was 16. My parents were finally separated after a marriage of less than 20 years that was filled with turmoil and alcoholism. My father had moved across the state of Florida to be with his new family and my mother couldn’t cope with her new life situation. I was a rebellious and angry teenager who had lost all respect for her parents. I was careening…"
Location: Tampa, FL
Date: November 15, 2016
"[Abortion was] the worst decision I ever made. It all began when I started my career. I was so excited and enthralled in my new career that I worked so hard to obtain. During this time frame, my marriage of six years was shattered. There was no fixing what was destroyed for so long. My ex-husband and I had a 1-year-old baby boy, who is my life. Getting a divorce was what I wanted; it's inevitably…"
Location: Hollywood, FL
Date: September 26, 2016
"I don't even know where to start. Two weeks before my birthday I woke up and suddenly I just knew I was pregnant. I had a pregnancy test in a cabinet and that morning I took the test. The two lines showed up, and I was in complete disbelief. When the dad of my baby came back from his trip I told him, but he didn't take to it. He just closed his eyes and made this expression like “Oh sh*t,…"
Location: Fort Myers, FL
Date: June 28, 2016
"I am a college student; I don't have time; I can't afford it. These are the excuses people use when they get an abortion. DON'T LISTEN TO THEM! I was having sex with a guy at my college who was so amazing. He was the classic hunk. I was so happy that I was with him. I knew he didn't think about me the way I thought of him. I was one of many girls that he was with. I was with him for a month,…"
Date: March 25, 2016
"I had an abortion when I was 20. I had agonized over the decision—not that I had leanings one way or the other. I just really wanted the child. I was unmarried and the sperm donor dropped me like a hot potato on hearing the news. I was trying to work and go to college, while helping my mother and younger brother. I had a birds-eye view of what having children under similar circumstances…"
Location: Brooksville, FL
Date: October 15, 2015
"I had an abortion when I was 18-years-old. I was against abortion. I advocated for life as the Supreme Court was ruling on abortion. I had X-rays that put the baby at risk, so my doctors said. I wanted me to keep the baby but was pressured into an abortion by everyone I talked to. It had just become legal for the first trimester. I was 14 weeks, but the doctor lied and did it anyway. I woke up…"
Location: Orlando, FL
Date: October 9, 2015
"It was April, 1972, and I was a little over two months from graduating high school; I was 17 years old. I was so regular every month and knew the moment I was late that I was pregnant. I could already feel my body had been making changes. Abortion had just become legal in New York in 1972. At this point, I had never even been to a gynecologist yet. I made an appointment with an ob-gyn that a…"
Location: Hialeah, FL
Date: October 9, 2015
"When I was 17, I gave birth and placed my daughter up for adoption. By the age of 21, I was married with a 2-year-old daughter and going through a divorce. During my divorce, I allowed myself to become pregnant. I was raising one child and didn't know how I would afford another child. After talking with a friend and the father of my unborn child, I decided that an abortion would solve the problem.…"
Location: Lakeland, Florida
Date: October 9, 2015
"I was married but separated. I found someone who I enjoyed being around and started dating him. We were inseparable. We were lovers—soul mates. I found out I was pregnant. I already had two kids. I thought about what my family would think—how I would be the one to let them all down again. I thought about the person I was still married to. I sat at the hospital with my boyfriend for…"
Date: August 31, 2015