Abortion Stories (Michigan)
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.
"At the time I was 14. I wanted to grow up. I’d been dating the guy I was seeing for a couple of months, We found out I was pregnant, and he supported me. He told me it was my choice. I wanted to keep the baby even though I was young. I couldn’t fathom an abortion. I went to the doctors and told them I was gonna keep it. The baby didn’t even show up because it was too early. During those…"
Date: May 14, 2019
"I don't even know where to start. I don't even want to type this, but I feel as if it's necessary. I just can't do any of this anymore. Life that is. I've tried to be positive. And look on "the bright side." But what if there isn't a bright side? I got an abortion. And ever since, I've just felt empty. It's only been five days... And I want to die. I regret it so much. But there's no going back..."
Date: December 12, 2017
"My story is hard to tell without leaving me in tears. My last abortion was in 2012. My husband forced me to do it, saying he didn't want a child. I am now 45 and considered too old to have a healthy baby. I live with regret every day of my life. I watch people around me having babies, posting photos, and it kills me. My advice is never, ever listen to someone who wants to make a decision for…"
Date: April 25, 2016
"In May of 2015, I didn't get my period when I was supposed to—which was weird because I'm never late. I didn't want to think about being pregnant. I kept telling myself not to freak out yet, but each day I didn't get it I started to freak out a little more. My boyfriend at the time kept telling me, “You're pregnant,” and I kept telling him I wasn’t. Just to make sure,…"
Date: March 2, 2016
"A year ago (2014), right before Thanksgiving, I conceived. I wasn't 100% certain at the time, but I had a feeling—just because I felt different. I found out I was pregnant three weeks later, and when I looked at the little positive sign on the pregnancy stick, I was both overjoyed and terrified. I was overjoyed because I have wanted kids since I was about 20 years old, once I was mature…"
Date: February 11, 2016
"Abortion was legalized in January, 1973. By the spring of that same year, at the tender age of 15, I had an abortion. Within two years of my abortion, I was pregnant again with the same father. I gave birth less than a month after turning 18. I can tell you, I never got over the pain, sorrow, and humiliation of living with the knowledge that I was responsible for ending the life of my first baby—and…"
Location: Kalamazoo, Michigan
Date: October 10, 2015
"On March 29, 2015, I found out I was pregnant. I remember taking four or five pregnancy tests with my boyfriend and both of us just being thrilled about it—but the reality had not hit me yet. I come from a strict family. I knew this would not be acceptable. I still hoped though that just maybe my mother would understand. I told her about a week later, while we were in the car—so she…"
Date: August 9, 2015
"It was the mid 1970's. Abortionists at that time told the lie that it wasn't a baby. It's a glob of blood cells. It has no form and no life. I, along with so many others, believed that it just didn't matter because it wasn't alive. Besides, I was 16-years-old with a child already... So I made that appointment—because I really believed there was no life to the fetus. I honestly had no emotions…"
Location: Spring Arbor, MI
Date: October 4, 2014
"I was 22-years-old in June 2012 and in a long-distance relationship when I met [another man]. He was significantly older and he was absolutely smitten by me, as I was by him. My long-distance relationship had hit a rough patch, so I decided that "dating" wasn't a bad idea. I never had any intentions of sleeping with him, let alone not using protection if it ever came about. But never say never.…"
Location: Saginaw, MI
Date: July 31, 2014
"I became pregnant the summer after I graduated high school. The father of this child, and subsequent ones as well, is the love of my life. However, I didn't realize that then. I had abortions for the following reasons: primarily, I did NOT want to be pregnant before married, also, we used to smoke pot and, in my naive mind, I thought the baby would be deformed because of it , AND, because I thought…"
Location: Kalamazoo, MI
Date: August 5, 2013
"I was 17 when I found out I was pregnant. Just after graduating high school. I remember being in complete shock, even though I hadn't been taking birth control. I was so naive; I was one of those girls that thought "it wasn't going to happen to me." I was in absolute denial when I took the pregnancy test. I figured it had to be a fluke, so I went to a health clinic to have a test done. When they…"
Date: March 4, 2013
"I was 17 when I got pregnant. I had been in an emotionally and physically abusive relationship for going on 2 years. The more abusive he became, the more desperate I became for his love. From the time I found out I was pregnant, I knew I was going to have an abortion. I had always seen abortion as a woman's choice and not a big deal. My baby's father went to the ultra sound appointment to see…"
Date: July 11, 2012
"I aborted my baby at 6 weeks pregnant when I was 19 years old. I came from a family that would have humiliated and shamed me for being pregnant, would have used it as an excuse to exercise abusive power over me, in addition to the fact that I had a horrible excuse of a “boyfriend” who was already onto the next one when I found out I was pregnant with his child. I was a college student,…"
Location: Detroit, MI
Date: November 30, 2011
"The day of my abortion, the person that was supposed to take me canceled on me and when I tried to wake my roommate up to have someone there with me, she wouldn't budge so I had to go by myself (I think that was the hardest, not even having someone there with you). I sat there with no support and just had thoughts running through my head. I had to have an ultrasound and chose not to see the pictures.…"
Location: Detroit, MI
Date: June 3, 2011
"It is all a blur as to how I chose abortion. I thought that this baby that was growing in my stomach was nothing but a sickness. My best friend at the time would keep telling me that it was nothing but a alien that needed to be extracted. I remember everything that happened the day of my abortion appointment. I remember that I wanted to leave, but something inside my head was telling me to continue…"
Date: March 5, 2011