Abortion Stories (Florida)
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.
"December 1, 2014, is the day I took my first ever pregnancy test. I sat in the bathroom for five minutes hoping and praying to god that the results would be negative. When I found out I was pregnant, I cried with my boyfriend for hours. I wanted a baby so I could give him or her everything I couldn’t have, but now that I was finally pregnant, I didn’t know what to do anymore. My boyfriend…"
Location: Fort Lauderdale, FL
Date: February 9, 2015
"I used to hear about abortion all the time, and I said I would never do such a thing. Then I was faced with an unplanned pregnancy at 25—with a minimum-wage job and girlfriend still in her junior year of college. I had to think it over a thousand times before making a decision. I did not know what to do, especially being in the situation I was in. I was worried about the shame we’d…"
Date: June 2, 2014
"[Abortion] is one decision that you will live to regret for a lifetime—life is life, and I took one innocent life away. I was 27, under a lot of stress, and already struggling with a 2-year-old. I didn’t want to tie myself down further with another kid that to be raised with an abusive husband who I hated enough to kill his child. I was wrong regardless of the circumstances. This…"
Location: Palm Beach, FL
Date: April 25, 2014
"If I could have just one "Do Over" in life, it would be my abortion. Though my regrets and sins are legion, this is the one sin that has caused me the most grief, for it was a sin which took away the life of an innocent. It was preconceived murder on my part, regardless of how I justified it in my own mind—and how our society pushed it on me as the "solution" to my problem. The guilt and…"
Date: April 17, 2014
"I had [an abortion] when I was 17... It all started when I became sexually active and began thinking about having a baby—so I would have someone to love. I slept with three different guys in a one month period. One month later, I found out I was pregnant. I was scared beyond description. I had been taking pills and drinking, so I was fearful that the baby would be deformed... My…"
Location: Bradenton, FL
Date: July 5, 2013
"I'm 19 years old and I had an abortion a little over two weeks ago... I was five weeks, six days pregnant and decided to take the abortion pill. If that wasn't an option, I would definitely have never even considered not keeping my baby because the surgical abortion somehow seemed so much worse to me... When I finally went into the office with the doctor, she said flatly, "if you're sure you…"
Date: February 26, 2013
"I was nineteen years old and had just gotten to North Carolina, where I was serving in the Army when I realized I was pregnant. I had broken up with the guy I was seeing and had only been in the Army for about six months. I had no one to turn to (I was one of two females in an all male unit) and my parents were back in Michigan. I wasn't all that close to them anyway. When I called the clinic…"
Date: February 12, 2013
"I was a full-time college student and mother of a three year old when [I got] pregnant. Immediately, I became stressed because I was in a crazy position, and the stress caused me to feel very alone... After weeks of debating, I made an appointment to get an abortion. I was quickly told I didn't qualify for the pill because I was too far along in my pregnancy. I had two visits to the clinic, one…"
Location: Daytona Beach, FL
Date: March 28, 2012
"My life was perfect. I was a very happy 16-year-old girl who didn't let anything or anyone bring her down. I had an awesome friendship with my parents and had the "perfect" relationship with my boyfriend... Everything happened so fast... After five positive pregnancy tests, I finally convinced myself I was pregnant. My boyfriend and I were very excited at first... It was around June 10 when we…"
Date: November 6, 2011
"Abortion has caused me much grief in my life. Planned Parenthood does not tell you the "aftermath" of abortion. They love the money coming in. They have a marketing strategy and I fell for it."
Date: October 12, 2011
"I am forty now and at age 16 and 20, I had abortions. I've regretted them both since. All these years later I am still haunted by what I've done. I have two children and they are perfect adults now in their 20's. This is just my silent pain. There is no body to share it with or help. My advice, do not get an abortion."
Date: August 9, 2011
"I had an abortion when I was only 15 years old. At first I thought it was the best choice, not only for myself but for my family and boyfriend at the time as well, but of course, it wasn't so. My views about abortion have always been confusing. There are just so many people with a story to tell and they justify this cruel act. A month after my abortion, I began to feel the guilt, the remorse…"
Location: Miami, FL
Date: August 3, 2011
"I had an abortion recently, and it was the absolute worst choice I've ever made. I regret it every day, I love my baby so much, what kind of monster am I to have killed my own flesh and blood? If I can, I want to take it all back. I just want my little baby boy......I had a dream before I got pregnant and this beautiful little boy was calling me "mommy." Waking up, I knew it meant something,…"
Location: Tampa, FL
Date: July 25, 2011
"When I was 17, I found out I was pregnant a month after my boyfriend of 3 years got kicked out of his parents house. Two weeks later, his job closed down… the week before I found out I was pregnant, he broke up with me so I felt alone and scared… My decision was selfish because my boyfriend's mother was pregnant with him at my age so I felt like I was somehow killing my boyfriend…"
Date: July 19, 2011
"I was 17 when I got pregnant. My boyfriend and I were ready to keep the baby, and even broke the news to my family. My mother cried everyday. One day she came in my room and convinced me to have an abortion. She told me it was going to ruin my life and my child's life... If I could go back and change things, I would. Not just because I want children now, but because it took me years to realize…"
Date: April 1, 2011