Abortion Stories (Maine)
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 going through a nasty divorce and had been told that I was unable to have any more children at age 45. I had high blood pressure as well as a 7-year-old daughter. I had a boyfriend who had four boys who were grown. He did not want to have another child and told me that if I had this child my morals would be "bad.” He shamed me for my pregnancy. I wanted to be with him but was very…"
Location: Brunswick, ME
Date: August 19, 2015
"I was 16 when I found out I was pregnant. I had a boyfriend, my first actually, and it just happened. When I told him, he got up and said good-bye. My parents were mortified and worried how it would make them look to have a pregnant 16 year old. They insisted I have an abortion. They told me that they would disown me if I didn't; they would kick me out, and make sure I had nothing, and prevent…"
Date: July 7, 2012
"I had just had my second child, a daughter. She was only 4-months-old. I had a son who was 3-years-old. I told my husband that I was pregnant. He flipped out. He said no way. He didn't want it. I said, whats the difference, 2 or 3? He said he didn't want it no matter what. He told his parents. They flipped. You're not having it. No way. I cried and cried. I was under their control. I had no option.…"
Location: Skowhegan, ME
Date: April 3, 2012