Abortion Stories (Ohio)
Personal testimonies from women (and men) who have gone through an abortion.
The 789 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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"I was 18 and my experience was a long time ago, but it still affects me. As a teen, I was in love and thought my boyfriend loved me. I was scared. The father of the baby gave his sister the money to give to me in an envelop, which broke my heart. He was not ready to be a parent at 18 years old. I was devastated and scared. The only thing I wanted was my life back—a normal teen life. My parents…"
Location: Cleveland, OH
Date: January 21, 2021
"I had an abortion at age 18. I was an alcoholic and drug addict who could not care for myself, let alone a child! I couldn’t talk to my mom. My only friend just had an abortion and recommended that I do the same. They told me it wasn’t a baby and it would be like nothing happened. They lied. Right after the procedure, I knew I I'd done something very wrong. So wrong that I had better never…"
Location: Dayton, OH
Date: February 28, 2020
"I was 18 years old and in my senior year of high school when I became pregnant. I became pregnant in May of 2017 and my abortion happened at 12 weeks, in July 2017. Here it is November and I still find myself thinking about the situation EVERY DAY. I cry, get angry, and sometimes I don't know whether to get over it or just let myself grieve. I can't get over it because I was under pressure and…"
Date: November 11, 2017
"I've never openly written about my experiences, nor talked about them much. I am 26, a secretary. I have a boyfriend who has a 5-year-old son, which is truly a daily battle for me—as you will soon understand. I have severe anxiety, and around the age of 21, I was having panic attacks daily. I could no longer take it, so I finally went to the ER to see if they could help me at all. They gave…"
Date: September 18, 2017
"March 1st is when I had an abortion. I have hated myself every single day since it happened. I did not want to do this at all. I felt forced and was threatened by my ex-husband, that he would take my daughter away from me and gain full custody of her. He was abusive to me in nearly every single way for 12 years and was starting to become emotionally, verbally, and physically abusive to our daughter.…"
Location: Columbus, Oh
Date: August 31, 2017
"My wife and I have two beautiful children and four beautiful grandchildren. We are both 63; she is retired and I will retire in 2019. We are both very committed to volunteering our time to our church and our community. Both of us are viewed as kind and Christian people, but the view we have of ourselves is much less. My wife and I met in 1971 and it was an instant attraction. We married three…"
Location: Columbus, OH
Date: August 19, 2017
"I grew up in a conservative Christian home where babies were looked at as blessings and Pro-life was the only option. After college, when I was 22 years-old, I found myself pregnant and at the end of a very bad relationship. The baby’s father had just gotten out of the military and had PTSD. He also was on drugs and not in the right mindset to be a father. When I told my boyfriend that I was…"
Location: Hartville, Ohio
Date: August 15, 2017
"In March of this year I found out I was pregnant. I had no clue what I was going to do. The father instantly freaked. First, because we were not together. Second, he said he was not financially stable enough for another child. He already had two of his own. My office manager at work instantly asked if I was going to keep it. That never even crossed my mind. I was more worried about telling my…"
Location: Cleveland, OH
Date: July 31, 2017
"I found out I was pregnant at ten weeks. I went to a women's center to get an ultrasound. I saw the baby move and heard its heartbeat. I was in complete shock. I could see the feet and hands so clearly. It was a tiny human. But I had convinced myself abortion was the best option. I had only known the baby's father for a couple months and we were not in a relationship. He was a lot older than…"
Location: Cincinnati, OH
Date: July 15, 2016
"I had an abortion almost a week ago. The day following the procedure I attempted suicide. I was hospitalized and am now starting counseling to help me cope. No one deserves to feel like this, and no one’s unborn child deserves to not get a chance at life. I called a crisis number after I was discharged from the hospital. The woman I spoke to helped tremendously. One tip she gave me was…"
Location: Columbus, Ohio
Date: March 9, 2016
"I had an abortion 23 years ago. It's heart breaking to think my child would be 23 years old this year. For any young, single woman who has had an abortion, please allow me to give you some motherly advice. Just ask and God will forgive you. Take His forgiveness and grace to start over. I let my guilt lead me in all of my decisions because I no longer felt worthy. I dropped out of college. I started…"
Location: Cincinnati, OH
Date: January 18, 2016
"I'm a single mother of three beautiful children. At the time of my abortion, I was 35. My abortion experience was terrible. I have been with my children's dad off and on for almost 19 years, but one of the times we were still together he was messing around with another woman. I was very upset with him, so I decided to start seeing other people. The guy that I was dating was an older man who cared…"
Location: Cuyahoga, OH
Date: November 25, 2015
"My story is twofold. At 14, I gave myself to a boy who was 13 because he convinced me that it was the only way to prove my love to him. I was foolish to believe this because true love would have waited. At 15, I was pregnant with my first child. Both he and his parents tried to get me to abort the child. I would not listen. They tried everything, but I just could not do it. I somehow knew she…"
Location: Parma, Ohio
Date: October 23, 2015
"I was 17 wen I made the choice. I was three months along when I found out. No sickness, no weight gain, no change, but I suspected. I was in a very unstable situation that I did not want to bring a child into. I was trying to finish school and look for work. The father was my off-and-on-again boyfriend of four years. I was well aware that he was sleeping around and not committed. Even though…"
Location: Cleveland, OH
Date: July 11, 2015
"I was on Isotretinoin and became pregnant at 23 with my boyfriend—who desperately wanted to have the child. We named him Junior. My boyfriend was physically abusive. There was at least a 30% chance of the child experiencing a severe physical deformity. So, against my lover's wishes, I had a termination. I was certain that I had made the right decision at the time. Three months later, I…"
Date: March 24, 2015