Abortion Stories (UK)
Personal testimonies from women (and men) who have gone through an abortion.
The 761 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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To learn more about the potential psychological impact of abortion, read "Post-Abortion Syndrome." If you're looking for "positive" abortion stories, read this.
"On December the 7th, 2015, I had a surgical abortion. I was 9 weeks pregnant. Waking up in the recovery room from the anesthetic was when it truly sunk in. I don't want to believe it. I keep telling myself I'm just stuck in a nightmare that I can't get out of, but it’s been almost three weeks and the guilt consumes me. A burden that will probably hang over me for the rest of my life. I…"
Date: December 24, 2015
"I had an abortion last week. I was 6 weeks and 5 days. It has been the biggest regret of my life. My boyfriend pressured me into the abortion, telling me he would leave me if I wanted to keep it, and I felt my family would not support me either because I am young. In my eyes, I had no other option than to abort because I did not think I would have anyone to help me financially since I would have…"
Location: Essex, UK
Date: November 30, 2015
"I had just turned 16 when I found out I was five weeks pregnant. I was excited but also very scared. My relationship at the time wasn't great. I was emotionally and physically abused by my 21-year-old ex. When I told him I was pregnant, he wasn't very understanding. He has a child of his own from a past relationship which he didn't really bother with anyway. As the weeks past, we got back together…"
Location: Cambridgeshire, UK
Date: July 15, 2015
"I was so happy to discover I was pregnant. I immediately changed my diet. I stopped all medication—even though it meant I would be in pain—and I removed anything from my life that would pose a risk to my baby. I made video blogs for my baby. I took pictures of my growing bump. I played music—even though my baby couldn't hear it yet. My word, how I loved my baby! The weeks that…"
Date: June 29, 2015
"I found out I was pregnant on December 6, 2014. At first, I was extremely excited after trying with my boyfriend for two months to get pregnant. However, once I told him I was pregnant, the situation changed... He said to me within an hour of finding out I was pregnant that we should abort it... I told my mum who had no emotion at all really. Just like my boyfriend, she was more worried about…"
Location: London, United Kindgom
Date: March 30, 2015
"I found out I was pregnant at 18 years old, just a month before I turned 19. I cried and thought straight away to get an abortion. I was in my first year of university, not really enjoying it, and had no idea what I wanted from life. I was shocked and scared. My boyfriend and I had recently split up. When I told him, he was adamant that I keep it. We started talking again, and every time he spoke…"
Date: March 26, 2015
"The date I had an abortion was the 24th November 2008, and I remember it like it was yesterday. I was 13 years old and terrified at what was going on inside my body and around me. I was so ashamed of the whole situation and I got so depressed. I regret it every day... The person I slept with was 15 years old and so immature for his age, and neither of us would have been able to cope. I look at…"
Date: March 29, 2012
"I got rid of my baby a few years ago. There was an Indian man I was with. I was still very naive and childish when I found out I was pregnant. I wished to have a family, but could not trust my partner who got even more confused than me:(( We used to live in the UK back than and he worked illegally there, so there was a slim chance to get married without him getting caught. I wished to have a…"
Date: March 7, 2012
"I am a 29 year old woman. I have 8 children with my partner, the youngest is 7 months. My partner has depression, and I didn't think life could get any harder until 3 days ago. I had an abortion. My partner and I agreed we couldn't cope with another child, although I didn't want the abortion. He thought it was the right thing to do. I went in hospital on Thursday and from the time I got on the…"
Date: January 22, 2012
"I agree with many thoughts and feelings expressed by the lady from South Carolina (August 2). Knowing what I know now... if you really do want children at some point in your life, never have an abortion. Even if it means going it alone. I never had the self belief that I could be a good single mum which I now know I could be. It's been ten years and the pain comes and goes, but it's still there…"
Date: August 28, 2010