Abortion Stories (Tennessee)
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 had an abortion when I was 18 years old. Finding out I was pregnant was a shock to say the least. I had just broken up with my boyfriend of two years and was trying to start over. I didn’t know what else to do and I was scared. My fear turned into anger and I began to lash out at everyone. Looking back, now in my forties with kids, I had hit rock bottom. My mother drove me to Atlanta to get…"
Location: Chattanooga, TN
Date: May 5, 2020
"Many years ago, when I was in my late teens, I met and fell for a younger teen girl whom was little sister to one of my classmates. I told her repeatedly that I was probably too old and her brother would kill me for dating his younger sister. After a while of her calling me and seeing her randomly in public, I gave in—with her mother's okay. Her mother and father were separated from one another,…"
Location: Elizabethton, TN
Date: March 17, 2020
"When I was 17 I had an abortion—NOT by choice—but out of fear of having to raise it alone and pressure from the father. No family would support me as they did not approve of my relationship with the father to start with. It was the absolute worst experience I have ever had. My boyfriend dropped me off and left. He didn't even stay. They took me in the room, after I got the gown on, and did…"
Location: Knoxville, TN
Date: March 1, 2018
"Many years ago I had two abortions. They were two of the biggest mistakes of my life. I have since gotten saved and if I had just looked to God back then, I would have made the right choices! I feel like I have killed my children. They could have had a good life and done so many wonderful things on this earth. Babies and life are precious. Having a child is a joy. I know because I have three…"
Date: February 7, 2018
"I wanted to write my story to tell others that if you have any, ANY doubts about having an abortion, DO NOT GET ONE. I had every single card played against me, so I justified it, but a small part of me thought "Maybe I could make this work." Tthat very small amount of doubt turned into 100% regret. I had been in a very rocky relationship for about 2 1/2 years. We were crazy about each other but…"
Location: Nashville, TN
Date: March 15, 2017
"On June 24, 2014, I found out that I was pregnant. I had been dating a Marine who had only a month left in the military. He was stationed in Jacksonville, NC. We decided to date, disregarding the questionable future that lay ahead of us. I was still in college at ASU in Boone, NC (where I still am); he was planning on returning home to Connecticut once he got out of the service. I was a Christian—but…"
Date: October 21, 2016
"I got pregnant at a very young age. I wasn't even 18 yet. When I found out I was pregnant, I was so happy. I told my boyfriend, who was my same age, but all he did was hide from me. My family figured out I was pregnant because of all the vomiting I was going through. My whole family kept screaming at me, from one ear to the other, that I couldn't have the baby. I couldn't understand; I loved…"
Location: Antioch, TN
Date: May 9, 2016
"In the spring of 2014, I was a freshman in college that spent way too much time partying and not enough time in class. I met the man that would change my life at the end of the spring semester. We spent three months engulfed in each other. We literally spent all day, every day together. One morning I woke up (in his bed) and felt the vomit approaching my esophagus. I jumped up and ran to the…"
Date: October 20, 2015
"I don't know where to begin. I don't. But I remember being told, at 19, that I couldn't have a baby—after trying with my ex for a year. We broke it off, and the next man in my life was my best friend. I started feeling funny— sleeping a lot, sore breasts, nauseated, and my new boyfriend said we should get a pregnancy test. I laughed, so confident I was just sick. I remember seeing…"
Location: Murfreesboro, TN
Date: March 10, 2015
"When I was a senior in high school, I had a abortion—not by my will but by my parents. After I had the abortion, I had so much guilt and shame. I never talked about it. I left my family's home six months after the abortion. I couldn't stand my parents or to be in the same room with my parents. I never even ate dinner with them. I ate in my bedroom with the door locked... I started using…"
Location: Portland, TN
Date: July 4, 2013
"At the age of 15, I thought I was in love with this guy from high school. He convinced me to be intimate with him and after our first sexual encounter, I became pregnant. I was terrified. I didn't know how to tell my mother but she somehow already knew. She told me that I could not have this baby so she took me to a clinic. I still remember the smell. I remember laying on that table not really…"
Date: April 7, 2013
"When I turned 18, I met a guy who I thought loved God. He often preached in our church and played the keyboard in the worship band. We were together for almost three years and to this day, I still cannot believe how blind I was to this wolf in sheep's clothing. We prayed together, read the Bible together and remained sexually pure almost the entire time we were together. The change in him was…"
Location: Johnson City, TN
Date: April 9, 2012
"On December 25, 2009, I conceived our third child. I was happy naturally. Another child to love, to hold, to bring more joy into our lives. My gift. But my third child never had a chance. I allowed a man, my very own husband, to wear me down. I was threatened, ignored and brought to my knees in agony and despair. I let the hate and anger from my husband lead me to the place no woman should ever…"
Location: Knoxville, TN
Date: August 13, 2011