Abortion Stories (Indiana)
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.
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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 am 25 years old. I found out I was pregnant on April 29, 2019. At first I was scared but then overwhelmed with joy. I’ve always wanted to be a mother. Unfortunately, I was unemployed at the time, and my boyfriend was working almost 80 hours a week and still not making ends meet. Paying all our or bills was hard on him, so me getting pregnant couldn’t come at a worse time. At first, he told…"
Location: Hammond, IN
Date: June 14, 2019
"On December 31, I found out that I was pregnant. I got pregnant from the wrong men. It was a terrible mistake, and I just couldn't believe it. I did't know what to do; I felt confused. I just couldn't think. I told my partner at the time, and he immediately said, "You have to make an appointment for an abortion.” I could not believe what he had just said. I didn't want to do it. Time passed,…"
Location: Indianapolis, IN
Date: March 14, 2016
"It was the end of the first semester of senior year; I was seeing a guy I had known for years and always had a crush on—but we strictly just had sex with each other. I was on birth control, so we thought everything would be okay. I took a pregnancy test just to make sure I wasn't pregnant. All of the other ones had come up negative, but I was feeling really strange. Thinking it was going…"
Location: Indianapolis, Indiana
Date: January 23, 2016
"Eighteen years ago, almost to the day, I decided to terminate my pregnancy. I was around eight or nine weeks gestation when I went to the clinic. I specifically told them that if the baby had a heartbeat I did not want to abort the baby. During the ultrasound, I asked if the baby had a heartbeat. Back then, this was less generally known. However, I believe via ultrasound the lady doing it knew…"
Date: October 27, 2015
"My heart will never be whole. I chose to the end the life of my unborn child. The father and I were just friends. He didn't want to be a dad. He didn’t want to settle for me, and I didn't have the financial or emotional support to raise a child. I had always been pro-life before, yet when I found out I was pregnant the first thing I did was make an appointment to end my pregnancy. Without…"
Location: Indianapolis, IN
Date: September 16, 2015
"People will question why I would tell such a deep secret—why I would open my personal sin and shame like an open book. This is a subject we just don't talk about, a lie we hide behind. The choice I made that might make others feel differently about me. The truth is, I'm not what others say I am. I'm not even the guilt and sin I put upon myself. I have found as many times as I lay down my…"
Location: Boonville, IN
Date: April 5, 2015
"I found out I was pregnant on December 17, 2012. I was 6 weeks and 6 days along. I had just recently broken up with my boyfriend and was talking to a new boy I was interested in. I knew from the moment that I found out that I did not want the baby... I didn't tell the father until tow months after the abortion. I had my abortion on December 28, 2012. The guy I was talking too, who is currently…"
Date: November 29, 2014
"I'm currently 18 years old. A couple years ago, I found out I was pregnant. I was so young and confused. I didn't know what to do. My mom wouldn't leave me alone, my step-dad threatened to leave my mom, and everybody kept telling me to get an abortion. I was forced into it by my mom. She wouldn't let me see the ultrasound pictures or hear the heartbeat. She told me everything was going to be…"
Date: September 21, 2014
"Two years ago today, November 11, 2013, I had an abortion. It still hurts just as much now today as it did the day it happened. This abortion was not something I wanted to do, but my boyfriend at the time insisted he knew what was better for me than I did and told me if I didn't do it he would leave me, and I would be alone. I was so wrapped up in the relationship, I didn't want to let him down,…"
Location: Goshen, Indiana
Date: November 11, 2013
"I got pregnant at 13 years old by my 17-year-old boyfriend. My mother made me get the abortion on my 14th birthday because she didn't want it brought up in her divorce with my father, that she was right in the middle of. I wanted the baby, my boyfriend wanted the baby, and we told the counselors at Planned Parenthood and the abortion clinic in Indianapolis that I wanted to carry the baby to term.…"
Location: Muncie, IN
Date: July 7, 2012
"Thirty years of torment. I had an abortion two months before turning 17. My mother, the preacher's wife (my father died when I was 11), called the abortion center and put me on the phone. I tried to get out of it at the abortion center but they had my mom come in and talk to me because I kept crying. I felt like I didn't have a choice. I always wished that I had been stronger and had slipped…"
Date: May 22, 2012
"In October of last year, I found out that I had become pregnant with my first child. The father and I were/are in a relationship and discussed heavily the options I had as the mother. Naturally every option crosses your mind at least once. Before I became pregnant and put in that situation I never would have thought I would consider an abortion. A couple weeks passed since I got a positive result,…"
Location: Elkhart, IN
Date: January 22, 2012
"I am 22 years old – a mother of a 5-year-old and a 1-year-old. Last Sunday (11/27/11), I found out that I was pregnant. I made the biggest mistake of my life (on 12/1/11). I had an abortion. I was afraid that I wouldn't be able to take care of my baby like I want to. I feel horrible now. It's only been 3 days, but I can't get the fact that I killed my baby out of my head. I was awake for…"
Location: Gas City, IN
Date: December 4, 2011
"I got pregnant when I was 16. I had it all planned that I would either keep the baby or give it up for adoption. I really wanted to keep him. I waited as long as I could to tell my mother because I knew what her reaction was going to be. I told her the choices I had considered and she refused to hear any of it. She said, "you probably waited till it's too late". I was thinking, "I sure hope so."…"
Date: September 21, 2011
"I have carried so much emotional pain since my abortion, but since there are many stories about the emotional pain, I want to share the physical and mental trauma associated with abortion... I had two abortions at two different clinics and can tell you that it was the same at both places. The first thing anybody asked about was money... You make your appointment, pay your deposit and, if you…"
Date: August 25, 2011