Abortion Stories (Georgia)
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.
"I was recently discharged from a mental hospital. September 2018 will mark two years since the abortion. My panic attacks, my depression, and my anxiety, all stem from this abortion. I tried to kill myself; I gave up. Abortion triggered mania spells that were self harming. I did a lot of stupid stuff—alcohol abuse, drugs, infidelity—all to escape the pain from my abortion. They diagnosed…"
Date: April 24, 2018
"Going into another year now since my abortion in 2016. I'm still the sad, anxiety-ridden girl I’ve been, if not worse. A good girl before, per se, I started drinking heavily afterwards. Now I’m on to harder things. Just to numb the pain and regrets, and to function daily. I got a tattoo this past weekend, small, but in memory of my sweet baby and the name I had given “her.” I had hoped…"
Date: January 20, 2018
"A year ago, today, I did the unthinkable. Pro-life me had an abortion. I submitted my story back in December, so I would like to follow up with the reality I’m facing a year later. The anxiety, the pain, and the grief still haunts me daily. While I know my God forgives me, I still feel so much regret and guilt at being here. The consequences of abortion take away the happiness of your life.…"
Date: September 17, 2017
"My shameful story of abortion is preceded by a shameful story of an almost-3-year affair with a married man. I've always told myself that he was my soulmate, the only person who was truly there for me. I've been through a lifetime of tragedies and my self esteem is almost non existent. He made me feel good about myself. We always talked and fantasized about him getting out of his own marriage—about…"
Date: December 5, 2016
"I spent three months completely oblivious to what was going on. I didn't expect anything to be wrong. I didn't even think I could get pregnant. I ended my sophomore year, went to the beach with my friends, and had a great summer. At the end of July, I went to a work thing for a week and came back home feeling sick. It took me a week to go to the hospital. When I did they told me I was pregnant.…"
Location: Atlanta, GA
Date: April 10, 2016
"I am 44 years old. I had two abortions in my life. I had one when I was 18 years old and one when I was 19 years old. I did this because my mother strongly influenced me. She said I had no money or education. I went on the learn about God when I was 26. I learned that all fetuses are lives. I had my son when I was 34 years old. He is a wonderful, healthy boy. He is 11. I got pregnant and miscarried…"
Location: Griffin, GA
Date: February 22, 2016
"I'm only 16 years old and in the 11th grade. I have saved myself for the right person; I didn't want anyone to have something of me if they didn't deserve it. I wanted it to be someone I was in love with, without a doubt. I’ve loved a lot of people before, but not once like I loved my boyfriend. We’ll have been dating for five months on December 17, 2015. I love him more than anything,…"
Location: Wakinsville, Ga
Date: December 7, 2015
"No one knows this about me. I told my husband before we married, and thank God, he still loved me. We've been married for 28 years. Long ago in college, before we knew much about depression and genetic links, I was a 20-year-old student who spent too much time partying. Long story short, I got pregnant. I dumped the boyfriend and got a "menstrual extraction,” which was code for "abortion."…"
Date: October 8, 2015
"My abortion was over 20 years ago, and it changed my life in so many ways. I was 16, a good kid, an honor student. As soon as I told my mother, it was decided that I would have an abortion. There are so many details that I remember about that day, and so many that I repress. I remember the protesters; I remember the fear and shame, but mostly I remember the emotional and physical pain. I attempted…"
Date: August 27, 2015
"I was 5 weeks, 6 days pregnant—and about to turn 41. I look young for my age, but that doesn't change the fact that I'm a mother to a 20-year-old. My husband is six years older than me. I went off the pill one year ago, thinking I couldn't get pregnant—thinking he couldn't get me pregnant. We had both tried having children previously but didn’t meet each other we until five…"
Location: Dallas, GA
Date: August 5, 2015
"It was three days before my 20th birthday, and I was spending the day with my boyfriend. He really was something. He wasn't the most attractive. When I first started hanging out with him I had zero intentions of dating him, but he was persistent. Beyond funny, he just made me feel like a better person when we were together. I really thought he was it; he was the one. I don't think could have…"
Location: Atlanta, GA
Date: July 2, 2015
"I'm 17-years-old, a junior in high school. I strongly regret having an abortion. As soon as I found out I was pregnant, I was both shocked and scared. So many emotions came over me at once. My first thought was to get rid of it because of the opinions of others. However, I soon began to look forward to being a teenage mom. My child's father was so scared. He tried to convince me to get an abortion.…"
Location: Cordele, GA
Date: March 9, 2015
"I had two abortions when I was young. The first child I aborted was fathered by my first husband. He did not want another baby; we already had one child. I wish I had told him to go straight to hell—that I was going to have this child. But, I let him "demand" I have the procedure. He threw the abortion money at me while he was packing his camping gear and said, “When I get back, you…"
Location: Stockbridge, GA
Date: September 1, 2014
"My story is a bit graphic, but I feel like it's important to tell. I had been in a lengthy relationship of which I have a daughter who is four. I was in a downward spiral when my “Romeo” came along: built, tall, tanned, and extremely handsome. He had his eyes on me. I, for the first time, went out on my guy (after 12 years) and after only a few hook ups, I was late. I had been absolutely…"
Location: Atlanta, GA
Date: October 29, 2013
"It was June 2006 when I found out my girlfriend at the time was pregnant. That was the happiest day of my life. I told my co-workers, family, and friends I was gonna be a father. We got a book of baby names and came up with a name. We went window shopping for baby stuff just to estimate the cost. We did not have a lot of money, but my family was willing to help us. I went to look for a second…"
Location: Atlanta, GA
Date: October 26, 2013