Abortion Stories (Mexico)
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.
"No intention to justify myself, but back at the time I was 35—recently divorced, and I had three children to look out for, so the news that I was pregnant with my ex-husband terrified me. At the start, I hadn't considered to abort, but a friend of mine easily convinced me a couple weeks after finding out. She even got an appointment for me. The reason why I agreed was because—as I said—I…"
Location: Mexico City, Mexico
Date: September 30, 2019
"July 6th, 1991, is the day that changed my whole life. I still can't believe he convinced me to go through it. I can't believe I was so stupid to stay with him afterwards, and even get married. Not a day has passed me by without thinking about what would've happened if I didn't have the abortion—if I’d saved my child and left my boyfriend. But I was so naïve and loved him so much that I…"
Location: Veracruz, Mexico
Date: March 20, 2018
"In the summer of 1991, I had an abortion. I was 19 then. Even though I’ve had three children since, I still feel bad. I regret it because I didn't do anything to save my baby. When I found out I was pregnant, I told my then-boyfriend, later-husband, and now ex-husband about it. He seemed to be happy about it, but his mother, who always hated me, didn't like the news. She ordered him to convince…"
Location: Coatzacoalcos, Mexico
Date: January 31, 2018
"I thought this would never happen to me. I moved to [Mexico] to change scenarios—to be happier. Two years later, I was seeing a guy I had met online. At first, I felt weird, but we quickly connected and fell for each other. Three months after we started seeing each other, I felt off. I had missed my period. He said we should take a pregnancy test... The next day, we bought a digital test…"
Location: Mexico City
Date: March 7, 2015
"I am 18 now. This happened when I was 17. I got pregnant on almost the same day as my birthday—May 7th. My boyfriend was 18, and we had been dating for almost a year. When we found out about the baby, I was 5 weeks and 5 days pregnant. That day was almost surreal. I felt so weird—like it was a dream. We went to a free clinic where they performed an ultrasound and gave me the picture…"
Date: September 5, 2014