Abortion Stories (Iowa)
Personal testimonies from women (and men) who have gone through an abortion.
The 780 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.
To share your own abortion story, click here for our online submission form.
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 grew up in the late 60's and 70's. It was a liberating time or so I thought... At age, 14 I was introduced to heroin. By the age of 15, I was all about the next high. I didn't care what gave me the euphoric feeling as long as it worked. I married a wonderful man at 19. I quickly became disillusioned with this caring, loving man and met another. While still married to my husband, I became pregnant…"
Date: June 6, 2013
"I am a man. I obviously did not have the abortion, but someone I loved more than life did. I was 39, she was 36... We did not use any protection because she claimed she was infertile. She claimed this because she and her ex tried for years and could not have a child. About 5 months later she was pregnant. She was shocked and saddened, but I was so happy. She made it clear in minutes flat she…"
Location: Iowa City, Iowa
Date: November 7, 2011
"I did not go into the procedure lightly. I'm not that sort of woman. I was pro-choice. Or so I thought. I bought into the slogans and propaganda of women's rights that abortion was a simple solution to a problem. I didn't think too long or hard about WHAT I was aborting. I looked at it as simply a backspace button. I had long been a supporter of Planned Parenthood. I had trusted them with all…"
Date: May 27, 2010