Abortion Stories (Texas)
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 had two abortions—one at 16 in high school, pressured by the guy and his family. I was scared and embarrassed. I went through it not notifying my family, except for a few. I went through it. Luckily, the first time I didn't feel it. They drugged me. The second time I was 18, working two jobs—in love with the guy but unsure whose child it would be. So I made the decision on my own. I felt…"
Date: March 18, 2019
"Thirteen years ago my ex-girlfriend got an abortion when we were in college, and my participation and complicity still haunt me to this day. I thought time would heal the would, but I think in reality the guilt within me only got worse over time. At the time, I thought I was encouraging her to do the right thing for her and for me, so we could both finish college and move on—but I was terribly…"
Date: March 13, 2018
"When I was 18, and had just gave birth to a beautiful little boy, I got pregnant again. I was still in high school and afraid of going through it all again. My mother made me drink some quinine, but it did not work. I left school that morning and walked 11 blocks to this doctor’s office and had an abortion. I walked back to school like nothing happened. My boyfriend wanted me to have the abortion,…"
Location: Orange, TX
Date: December 29, 2017
"If you are even considering abortion, you have come to the right place. DO NOT DO IT!!!!! I am writing again to hopefully save you from a life of pain, worry, self-hatred, and mental distress. Have a heart so your baby can too. I had two abortions—18 and 20 years ago. I now have endometriosis and no shot at having children. I was also diagnosed bipolar and depressive and tried suicide—twice.…"
Date: December 2, 2017
"Growing up, I was raised by my mom who wasn't very religious. My dad, who was separated from my mom, was religious. When I was nine, my mom was incarcerated. After that, I was raised by my dad. He was pretty tough, strict and very overprotective of me. At the age of 18 I moved in with my aunt from my mom's side. At this time I had a boyfriend, who is now my soon-to-be husband. I got pregnant.…"
Location: Fort Worth, TX
Date: April 5, 2017
"While separated from my significant other, I was involved with another man. My significant other was the father of my first child, and we’d been together for 12 years. We talked about reconciling and getting married, but a few days later I found out I was pregnant by the other man. I was heartbroken. I didn't want to bring a child into this situation. I never believed in abortion, and it hurt…"
Date: October 9, 2016
"I was 15. After a few occasional hook ups with one of my close guy friends, I took a test and found out I was pregnant. I was scared and tried leaning on him for support. But naturally, football and cars were not worth giving up for the sake of our child’s life. He begged me and begged me to get an abortion. He even threatened telling people in my family who I didn’t want to know.…"
Date: August 17, 2016
"My life felt perfect. After several failed relationships, I felt I had finally found “the one.” I was madly in love, had a successful, well-paying career, a loving family, and wonderful friends. He told me if I ever became pregnant, everything would be okay. I trusted him; I trusted myself. I knew almost immediately. I was cooking dinner and an overwhelming feeling of nausea hit me.…"
Location: Corpus Christi, TX
Date: May 12, 2016
"I felt I knew what I had to do. I felt like an abortion was the only way to fix everything. I remember walking into the clinic; the silence was heavy. Twenty or so women and men sat in the room, silently thinking about the choices they were making. When I stepped up to the desk to check in, people were laughing and smiling in the back. They greeted with a smile as I checked in and thanked me…"
Date: April 27, 2016
"When I was younger I used drugs, had unprotected sex, and dated drug dealers. By the time I was 20, I had stopped using drugs but was still having unprotected sex with my ex-boyfriend. When I found out I was pregnant, he stopped talking to me. He told me that he would not even acknowledge the baby as his. I was working at a fast food place and had no idea how I would support another life. He…"
Location: Texarkana, TX
Date: April 3, 2016
"When I was about 10, a family member forced me to do inappropriate things to her. It destroyed me mentally. All I knew I was good for was sexual things. I had good grades and had been an innocent young girl until that family member changed me. When I was 14, I met someone and soon thought It was love. I was quick to have sex with him because I thought that was the only thing I was good for. He…"
Date: February 25, 2016
"I found out I was pregnant through the doctor, after thinking I was ill with the flu. Finding out I was seven weeks pregnant made my heart stop. On top of that, I had to tell my family. Their first reaction was, “get rid of it.” The hardest thing I ever had to go through was showing up to the clinic and waiting in line for something I was far from ready for. After everything was over…"
Date: January 26, 2016
"I was 17 when I missed my period. I didn't think anything of it, but we decided to go get a couple of pregnancy tests to take. In barely anytime at all, those two blue lines popped up. That was the scariest moment in my life. I started hyperventilating and crying uncontrollably. We had just started our senior year of high school and just lost one of our best friends in an accident. I was terrified…"
Date: October 9, 2015
"I was with my first love, my high school love, for three years, but I’d known who he was since elementary school. I had always had a crush on him. We were together for over a year when I found out I was pregnant. I was 15, and he was 17. We were so excited! His mother was happy and wanted me to keep the baby also. I ended up telling my mother I hadn't started my period right away. She already…"
Date: July 28, 2015
"April, 21, 2015 was the day I got my abortion. I come from a strict religious family and knew I was going to have a lot of issues talking about this situation. The first thought was that I didn't want to disappoint my mother. The next issue was that the guy I had been dating turned his back on me completely. I told him I was pregnant and needed him to be there for me. Instead, he decided to spend…"
Location: Dallas, TX
Date: July 24, 2015