Abortion Stories (Kentucky)
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.
"It has only been one week since my abortion. Every day it is hard to get out of bed. Every day I think about my baby. I would be 13 weeks and 5 days today. It is always in my head. Every time I see a baby or a pregnant woman I feel sick. I cannot sleep. I cannot eat. I cannot feel normal. I have never regretted a decision more than I have this one. I felt pressured from my mom and my boyfriend’s…"
Date: April 8, 2016
"It's been three months since my abortion. Today I would have been 21 weeks and 4 days. I would have known by now if I was having a baby girl or boy. This is guilt; this is regret. This is the most painful, exhausting, depressing feeling I have ever felt. Every second of the day I ask myself, “What if I had kept my baby? What if everything would have turned out okay?” This guilt has…"
Date: March 28, 2016
"It has been 31 years, and I am reminded EVERY time I go to the doctor's for a medical appointment. They ask, "How many times have you been pregnant? How many live births?" When people say "you get over it and move on," they are lying."
Date: October 27, 2015
"I was 18. I had a one-year-old son. I had just graduated from high school. I was a party girl. I was drinking often, smoking pot daily, and dropping acid almost every weekend. I found myself pregnant again. I was scared. I didn't know what to do. I had a very weak support system, and they were encouraging me to abort my baby. My baby was dehumanized from the moment I made the call for an appointment…"
Location: Springfield, KY
Date: September 11, 2015
"I had an abortion recently; I was 7 weeks pregnant. I already have a child and am a single mom. I had my first daughter out of wedlock after the father refused to marry me. I thought it was the hardest thing I'd ever done—and that was with the dad paying child support. The father of the child I aborted has never worked. He's basically an adult child. He's emotionally troubled and has drug…"
Date: December 10, 2014
"I was 19 when I had an abortion. I was in the Army. I was finally so happy after 7 years of being depressed and suicidal... I was dating someone who was abusive, and I didn't tell him I was pregnant... I made the mistake of telling my sister-in-law. She told my brother... The next thing, I knew my family called harassing me, calling me a whore, a tramp, a slut, and a horrible disappointment.…"
Date: March 28, 2013
"I am the mother of 2 little boys. Motherhood is hard for me. Single motherhood is even harder. I chose to have an abortion when I was 24. I meet plenty of moms who had their children at that age and younger. I would have been a thinner and more energetic mom for sure. Not sure if I would have been very responsible, or loving or mentally stable. I was a mess back then, but I did want to keep the…"
Location: Louisville, KY
Date: April 15, 2012
"As a young woman I had an abortion. I was 21. I woke up crying after the procedure, and shortly thereafter became so ill, I thought I was going to die. It did make me seek the Lord. As a child, I had accepted the Lord in my life, [but] was not actively serving Him. As I sought the Lord, he sent me some wonderful (real) Christians who didn't judge me. They nurtured me, counseled me and my little…"
Date: November 30, 2011
"In August of 2003 I had an abortion. I grew up in church and thought I was a Christian. I never believed in abortions and said I would never get one. That all changed the day I found out I was pregnant. I was in college and 21 years old. The first thoughts that went through my head were "how am I going to tell my parents". I'm not sure why I thought that, other than I knew I would be ashamed.…"
Date: January 25, 2011
"Three months after I lost my virginity, I became pregnant. I was shocked! I never thought that would happen to me! See, I was always the responsible one. I even waited until I was 18 to lose my virginity, solely because I believed that as an adult, I would be able to handle the consequences of my actions. WRONG! I had no idea what it was to be responsible until I realized that I was going to…"
Location: Vine Grove, KY
Date: November 24, 2010