Abortion Stories (Kenya)
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.
"My boyfriend and I were in third year on campus, and I had just lost my virginity with him. I was naive and not really enlightened on the use of contraceptives. It was on my birthday that I had unprotected sex with him. Little did I know I would become pregnant on that same day. A month later, I would be holding a positive pregnancy test. I was in great shock; in fact I was trembling. I didn't…"
Date: April 20, 2018
"I had just entered into university, but I had not yet reached eighteen at the time. I was excited about having entered into the school of my choice. I guess I was so excited to be out of my parents’ hold that I threw caution into the wind. I decided to have a friend with benefits. We got tangled up so deep that at some point, we started having raw sex—when we were high on drugs. And…"
Date: June 22, 2016
"I found out I was pregnant on February 4, 2014. I was so scared, and I immediately knew I wanted to have an abortion. I got pregnant with a boy who lived in next door. He was a very very close neighbor and everybody in my family treated him as a brother. When I found out I was pregnant, I felt it was wrong. I was scared how every body else would treat my baby. I don’t have a job. Would…"
Date: May 19, 2015
"I am 20-years-old. I found out I was pregnant and informed my ex-boyfriend hoping he would be happy to become a dad. Instead, he insulted me and told me to get rid of the baby. I was so shocked and didn’t want to kill my unborn child. After a few days, I discovered that he had abandoned his wife and two children and is now a husband to another woman—which pushed me to terminate my…"
Date: November 29, 2014
"It's been 3 years since (my abortion) and time is yet to heal the wound in my heart. I never met that little baby, but I miss him/her so much. I truly wish I kept the baby and don't know how to ever forgive myself for what I did to my unborn child."
Location: Nairobi, Kenya
Date: September 16, 2013