Abortion Stories (Missouri)
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 grew up learning that life was a gift from God, that it was never something to take for granted. I grew up learning that life was precious; it's an invaluable thing that was granted to each and everyone of us. I grew up learning that taking a way a life was one of the worst sin, something so despicable that even God couldn't forgive me for taking away one of his creations. So, why did I go…"
Date: January 20, 2017
"I chose to have an abortion. I chose to murder my children, and now I have to try and live with this. Every day. I grow more and more hopeless. The shadow of regret creeps upon me, and I feel it suffocating me. "I'm so sorry,” I cry. But it doesn't change anything. "Pray for forgiveness — you have to move on,” they say. Move on? Are you kidding me? I can't handle the way that…"
Location: St. Louis, MO
Date: August 31, 2015
"I was not forced into an abortion. My boyfriend did not threaten to leave me. Actually, he made me promise against it. My parents did not want me to have a baby at 14. My father bombarded me with facts about teen pregnancy. Never once did they tell me the bad things about abortion, and people never do when they want you to get one. I tried to get pregnant—which seems crazy at 14, but I…"
Date: July 9, 2015
"In January of 2014 I found out I was pregnant. I had been with my boyfriend at the time for almost a year, and I thought that we were in love. We had talked about having a future together—getting married and having kids. But when things did not go the way he wanted them to, he changed his mind. I took the test in a Walmart bathroom and cried to myself for several minutes before praying…"
Location: Springfield, MO
Date: May 30, 2015
"I had an abortion in August 2014. That day still feels surreal to me. I didn't want an abortion but ultimately saw it as the best option. I had made the mistake of getting involved with a married man. We had been seeing each other for quite a few months when I found out I was pregnant. He told me that it was my decision to keep the baby or have an abortion, but he made it clear that I'd be ruining…"
Date: February 2, 2015
"A year ago today, I made a decision that forever changed my life and how I think. In May 2012, I found out that I was given the opportunity to carry a precious baby. I was so happy, but my boyfriend, not so much. We had just moved in together and just started our lives together. The night I told him, the first thing he told me was, "I will pay for the abortion." I told him that's not even an…"
Date: June 28, 2013
"When I was 14, I met this boy named Ben. He was 3 years older than I was. A couple of months after we started dating he wanted to have sex. My mom had always told me, "wait until you get married; sex will come with emotions that you are not ready for." Foolishly, I didn't listen and succumbed to his wishes... Months passed and my period didn't come. I made excuses for why it hadn't… In…"
Location: Missouri City
Date: November 15, 2012
"I had an abortion a little over two years ago. I wasn't crazy in love, we weren't getting married, I had just recently met the guy. We went out on a couple dates, he totally swept me off my feet. That was short lived. About two weeks after we had ended what little we had, I found out I was pregnant. I was DEVASTATED. I didn't know what to do, where to go, or who to talk to. I didn't want to talk…"
Date: May 4, 2012
"I was 16 when I became pregnant for the first time. I was unmarried, in high school, and so uninformed. The father of my baby was also 16 and was too afraid to even tell his Catholic parents about the pregnancy. Instead, he moved away for the summer to live with his sister... After two weeks of being unable to keep any food down... my mom decided we needed to go to the doctor to see what was…"
Location: Kansas City, MO
Date: February 10, 2012
"When I was 13 years old, I went to a high school party where there was alcohol and drugs... I was raped. And then two months later, I realized I was pregnant... I don't believe in abortion, but I had no choice at the age 13. It was devastating. Never in my life did I expect to be on that table with those tools inside of me. It hurt and I was held down because I was in such pain. My mother and…"
Location: Waynesville, MO
Date: June 23, 2011
"When I was 16, I got my girlfriend pregnant... Her mom and dad made her get an abortion and asked me to come. It was the worst feeling, sitting in the waiting room. I cried because of the thought that I was letting someone kill my baby who was only down the hall. We cried on the way home. I never even got to see the face, didn't even know the gender. It could have been a genius, pro athlete,…"
Location: Waynesville, Missouri
Date: June 23, 2011