Abortion Stories (Virginia)
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.
"My story began 22 years ago when I was a teenager. The person I was with then was the only person I had ever had sex with. I got pregnant within the first month. He was that "bad boy" type which, for some reason, I liked. My periods were not regular so I thought nothing about skipping one month’s period. When the next month came around, I still hadn’t started my period. My grandmother was…"
Location: Altavista, VA
Date: June 20, 2018
"I have had two abortions. My first was about 11 years ago. I had started dating an old friend after a break up with my then 2-year old's father; it was a rebound relationship. We weren't together long when I became pregnant. He was a sweet guy, but after I found out I was pregnant, I decided that he wasn't who I wanted to be with. I had already had two children by two different men, and the youngest…"
Date: May 10, 2017
"I was 25 and a single mom to a 2-year-old daughter. I had reconnected with my very first boyfriend from my freshman year of high school. Old feelings resurfaced, and I ended up pregnant. I did not realize I had missed my period because I was always so focused on my daughter that it did not come into my mind. I was scheduling visitation for my daughter with her father and noticed I was 6-weeks…"
Location: Woodbridge, Virginia
Date: March 22, 2017
"It's been six years since I lost my would-be first born. I had just starting dating my would-be husband then, and we were in a bad spot in the relationship. We also feared judgment from family about having a baby out of wedlock. I was about six weeks along when we went through with the abortion. Afterwards, I tried to push the pain and grief aside so I could cope. Now we are pregnant and all…"
Date: February 12, 2016
"Twenty-two years ago I had just graduated from college. No career yet, and no money. My pretty blonde girlfriend got pregnant. I reacted like a cornered animal. "It's just a blob of tissue; we'll abort," I told her. She resisted. She talked about giving the baby up for adoption. Neither of us were ready to be parents. I was adamant. "You will abort," I told her. "That's all there is to it." She…"
Location: Charlottesville, VA
Date: July 15, 2015
"I am 24 years old, and I already have two children—ages 1 year and 4 months. I decided abortion would be right for me not only financially but also physically... After my son was born, I was ruled high risk. Before my son came home, after spending 98 days in the NICU, I was already pregnant again... It was a long and hard process to keep baby #2 full term... I finally delivered at 38 weeks,…"
Location: Virginia Beach, Va
Date: April 9, 2015
"Having spent all my life in and out the hospital, I never thought it was possible for me to get pregnant. But after having a surprise missed period, I took a test and it was positive. I was in total shock and thought to myself that I wouldn't be able to keep my baby. I was fresh out of college with my masters but had fallen on hard times—having to move out my condo by the following week…"
Date: January 9, 2014
"I have two children who are 8 & 17. I've also had three abortions. Although I believe it's a personal choice to make for a woman, I don't think enough is explained about the emotional/mental issues that can occur after an abortion, especially in a woman who was not or still is not confident that abortion was the right thing to do but ended up having one. Having the child and raising it isn't…"
Date: March 6, 2013
"I am a 53-year-old woman who allowed her daughter to have an abortion at 16 weeks. My daughter was a bit of a "wild child" and as I look back, my husband and I allowed her a little too much freedom. She was secretly seeing a boy we did not approve of nor like. One night my husband and I went to dinner leaving her alone. She called my aunt because she was sick to her stomach. Didn't think much…"
Location: Norfolk, VA
Date: January 11, 2013
"I'm 18. I had my first son at only 15 (Now 3 years old); my second son in June of this year (Now 4 1/2 months old). I graduated high school early and have plans to go to college. I'm in a relationship with my first son's father. He has a 1 1/2 year old from another relationship. Together, we have 3 children. My youngest son's father is in jail and will be for a very long time. I found out I was…"
Date: November 3, 2011
"Things were finally going great in my career, until I found myself feeling sick often: nausea and sleeplessness... Here I am with this great life, in a new big city and now pregnant, not married and about to have a child. At 31, I feel as though I am not a young girl anymore and should have been able to go through with it. Yet my boyfriend was immature and made me feel as though all the weight…"
Location: Woodbridge, VA
Date: October 29, 2011
"I am guilty of taking part in 2 abortions. The first one was when I was just twenty. I was dating a girl who was seeing someone else, and I didn't want to take a chance that the baby wouldn't be mine. I ended up marrying her, having a daughter and a couple of years later, divorcing. The second was when I was about twenty-nine. I slept with a friend (while drunk) and a pregnancy resulted. I told…"
Location: Richmond, VA
Date: October 17, 2011