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I Had An Abortion And This Is My Story

This group is for anyone who has had an abortion. This is not for debates about abortion. But if you have had one, share. Pro-life or Pro-choice. 143 People

    After reading horror-story

    after horror-story about abortion online, I was surprised at how tolerable the physical procedure was for me. I am pro-choice, but I believe in responsibility. I have always told myself that I would only consider it acceptable for myself to get an abortion if I had been...
    elvinchild elvinchild
    26-30, F
    1 Response Aug 14, 2014

    I fell pregnant at age 28; having assumed

    for years I wouldn't fall pregnant due to having polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS). You might think I would have been pleased to become pregnant given the PCOS, but I was shocked and felt sick when I had a positive home pregnancy test. My boyfriend wasn't so bothered, however I...
    libbyanne84 libbyanne84
    31-35, F
    2 Responses May 18, 2015

    I was 21 when I found out I was pregnant.

    My boyfriend and I had broken up 3 weeks prior, so when I told him, he just laughed and said I 'better go see Dr. Hoover' and then hung up. That phrase is one that I will NEVER forget. Anyway, I could barely take care of myself so I knew I couldn't have a baby. Besides I was...
    deleted deleted
    2 Responses Apr 13, 2015

    So, I had a medical abortion last week

    and even though I didn't agree with it, the situation and my health told me to do so, and I was at peace with it, but today I went for my follow up, since is required and I feel so much regret and guilt, just a week ago I had a baby in me a lil baby that came from me, and now it...
    SweetDiz SweetDiz
    31-35, F
    2 Responses Oct 9, 2014

    i had an abortion.. i went

    for the medical abortion so it wasn't odvious for my parents. I found out i was pregnant last week (December1,2013) It was really hard for me especially because i come from a well holy catholic family and i failed. It hurts because I'm still in the process of the abortion i took...
    luzcee luzcee
    2 Responses Dec 14, 2013

    don’t even know where to start with this,

    but this is for me so what the hell about grammar and what not. On the 29th of October 2014 my life changed forever, maybe make that September when i found out everything, sitting in that public toilet peeing onto a stick. I couldn’t catch my breath, yet was oddly calm as if...
    thingsalright thingsalright
    26-30, F
    2 Responses May 5, 2015

    I have NEVER told anyone this.

    EVER. When I was eighteen, and still in high school, I was head over heels for my college boyfriend. He was everything to me at that time. I were careless and I got pregnant very early into the relationship. He suspected that I was and asked me. I lied and said no, I wasn't, I...
    TheGoddessB TheGoddessB
    31-35, F
    May 18, 2015

    So I'm 20 which is very young.

    ..and last month..Dec 12th to be exact..I had an surgical abortion. I chose to do it under general anesthesia. Most people believe that people who chose to go under during the abortion don't remember anything so they barely suffer. Those people are wrong. I got pregnant by my...
    RY1994 RY1994
    22-25, F
    Jan 21, 2014

    I thought i was just sick.

    I was nauseous all the time. I was throwing up nearly everyday. I was so, so tired. I would go to my sister's house to nap between classes. I had pains in my pelvic area. I assumed it was just ovarian cysts, which run in my family. My period was late, but i still thought, 'this...
    xchristin xchristin
    22-25, F
    1 Response Sep 13, 2015

    I want to tell my story

    as I believe people who have abortions are judged very harshly. Lots of people simply presume people have them because they're are too lazy or selfish to have a baby. Or that you are simply promiscous and have no moral or ethical standards. This story is to show how difficult it...
    hironono10 hironono10
    Dec 30, 2013

    When I found out I was pregnant,

    the feeling of disgust and shame took over me. I began to cry grabbed my phone can text my best friend. I went to her house in tears completely shocked. My first thought about telling the man that got me pregnant was that he was going to be mad at me. Once I told him my thought...
    brylinrose brylinrose
    26-30, F
    2 Responses Jan 15, 2014

    I always paraded myself on being the epitome of

    "safe-sex". Always shower before hand, after. Making sure I urinate after sex. Using two birth controls when in a stable and regular sexual relationship with a partner, just to ensure that I would never have to make this decision. I am a 24 year old with 3 jobs and full time...
    hibiscus91 hibiscus91
    26-30, F
    Sep 19, 2015

    Well, the abortion has not happened yet.

    ..but here it goes. I'm 21 years old. I went to NYC to escort for 3 weeks in February. First and last time I ever do that. Please do not judge me. I used a condom with every single guy. My period is odd and sometimes I randomly skip a period. So I skipped my period in March. I...
    moonlitsoul94 moonlitsoul94
    22-25, F
    3 Responses May 12, 2015

    I had my abortion in March 2014 @ 11 weeks,

    I did not know what I was doing. I was so hormonal and emotional I just wanted the whole thing to be over. I had never been pregnant before, only a few people knew because I was ashamed of my pregnancy because I didn't wanna be judged. My fiance and I were doing great before I...
    lovelifeeducate lovelifeeducate
    22-25, F
    4 Responses Jun 9, 2014

    I have had an abortion

    when I was 19, I have never regret it. I however am now 36 with a wonderful four year old daughter and am about 9 weeks along the guy that who's kid it is is very controlling and verbally abusive we broke up about 8 weeks ago and I am a happier person for it. I have an...
    Lizzy1977 Lizzy1977
    36-40, F
    Dec 9, 2013

    I'm sorry that this is

    so lengthy, but I feel that everyone should hear about how awful of an experience I've endured for a procedure. I was scheduled for a surgical abortion without anesthia -completely of my own choice- on January 15th, 2015, 9:30 AM at nine weeks and six days of pregnancy. This was...
    bellahmorteh bellahmorteh
    22-25, F
    Feb 16, 2015

    Only today did I plug in my phone

    and turn it on after a week. Didn't want to deal with Easter madness stuff like my birth "family" contacting me. In December I separated myself from them forever and it's really been something to deal with ontop of getting drugged, raped, discovering I'm pregnant, owning...
    Anubis111 Anubis111
    26-30, T
    1 Response Apr 7, 2015

    I had my second abortion on Dec 16

    and still cry everyday as if it happened yesterday. My first abortion was when I was 19. There was no other option. I could barely take care of myself let alone a child. I went to a fantastic clinic that sugar coated the experience and I still never regretted it. This time...
    SC27 SC27
    26-30, F
    6 Responses Feb 16, 2014

    Some people want to travel,

    some want to marry, some want to be rich and live a successful life. From as early I can remember I have wanted a baby. Something that is mine to care for, something I can love with all my heart and be loved in return, unconditionally. I have literally fantasised about this for...
    lucylou90 lucylou90
    26-30, F
    1 Response Sep 27, 2014

    On 12th June 2013 I did the test,

    my boyfriend of 3 months sitting on my bed. We both knew before I came back in from the bathroom what my result would be. I was pregnant. On 3rd July 2013 I wasn't pregnant anymore. I was just 17, in sixth form and my older boyfriend (who I am still with very happily) had...
    littlelil1 littlelil1
    18-21, F
    1 Response Jul 16, 2014

    Let's start out by saying I didn't plan

    for this to happen. My boyfriend of 5 years and I had just moved into our first place, he was 20, and I was just shy of 18. We had planned on having children, in the future when we could afford a descent house in a nice neighbourhood. I found out I was pregnant on July 4 2014. 2...
    Tryingtoforget1221 Tryingtoforget1221
    18-21, F
    2 Responses Dec 19, 2014

    I had an abortion 6 days ago.

    Suffering from anxiety and depression at what felt like the lowest point in my life. I found out I was pregnant. 6 months ago if this had of happened I would have been over the moon with joy. I have a 4 year old son who I gave birth to a month after my 18th birthday, he is my...
    Tryingtobepositive101 Tryingtobepositive101
    22-25, F
    1 Response Jun 21, 2015

    Today I would have been 4 months pregnant.

    Ill start from the beginning. I am 18 years old, and took a year off from school to work and to figure out my post secondary plan. In September I decided to take a night course to up grade my biology hoping to get into nursing. I remember the first time I saw him. I knew he was...
    bubblesbrit bubblesbrit
    18-21, F
    2 Responses Mar 7, 2015

    When I got pregnant, it was the happiest time

    of my life. Having a baby was the only thing I had ever wanted and I was convinced and ready to spend and share my life with the man I was with. He was excited to be a father too. But shortly after we moved him into our house, things started to change. He had always been a...
    annalives annalives
    22-25, F
    5 Responses Jun 8, 2015

    I am a senior in high school

    and my boyfriend of 6 months and I got pregnant. I thought about what decision I would choose for weeks before I decided abortion. I'm almost afraid to say this, because of how wrong it sounds, but I did, and still do love my baby. I named her Maia. It means warrior. She's gods...
    lindsayanon lindsayanon
    18-21, F
    3 Responses Mar 2, 2014

    We were in our early twenties.

    I knew right away something wasn't right, but it was Valentine's Day so I tried not to let it bother me... but without a job, I had more time to focus on what I was experiencing physically. I took a test shortly after I missed my period and it came back positive. I remember...
    QuaintCynicalExistence QuaintCynicalExistence
    Aug 20, 2015

    The day I found out I was pregnant,

    I broke down in tears and just cried for around an hour.. I then rang the guy who had got me pregnant and I got mad, I shouted and I couldn't deal with him so I ignored him for awhile. I set in motion going about my abortion without him, I felt I didn't need him.. But in...
    christmasblues1234 christmasblues1234
    1 Response Dec 9, 2013

    It's been less than a week

    since I had mine and the emotions are still running high. I go through a time every day where I have to hide myself away and cry floods of tears at what I had to do. I know that at this point in my life, with the situations surrounding the pregnancy, this was the right thing...
    PiarnD82 PiarnD82
    31-35, F
    2 Responses Oct 13, 2014

    I was seventeen when I found out I was pregnant,

    that was 10 years ago today. My mom took me to the doctor for what we thought was a simple stomach bug that had been going around. I wasn't of legal age so the doctor came in the room and said "well your pregnancy test came back positive." My mom and I cried and my Dad walked...
    jevans27 jevans27
    31-35, F
    Dec 11, 2013

    I had an abortion about 3 years ago now,

    in 2012. I was 26 and was struggling with money, only had a temp job without a stable relationship. I'm also pro- choice and never wanted a child to begin with. I had it done 2 days after I found out I was pregnant. I was only 7 weeks in and it was important to me to make a...
    Genesis478 Genesis478
    31-35, F
    1 Response Apr 13, 2015

    A year ago I had a surgical abortion awake,

    I was 8 weeks pregnant at the time. 19 years old. I was awake and was given no pain relief. The procedure took 10 mins and two people check if it had all got vacuumed out. I was told all was fine and got sent home. Roughly 5 weeks later I still felt tired and my belly was...
    CleoX CleoX
    22-25, F
    3 Responses Sep 25, 2014

    hi has anyone tried a parsley

    and vitamin c abortion. I'm currently trying to do so. Wish me luck.
    bajanbabe79 bajanbabe79
    36-40, F
    Dec 7, 2014

    I'm 18 and got an abortion almost two weeks ago.

    A few months ago I started dating my now ex-bf who happens to be the step son of my cousin. My cousin and mom didn't want us to date but it was our decision to do so. We were long distance due to both of us being in college(me now going to a vocational) and things were going...
    lagirl00 lagirl00
    22-25, F
    Jul 8, 2014

    It gets better. It really does.

    Hold on to the hope that you'll one day feel like yourself again, I struggled for a few months, but I'm finally feeling like myself again. ❤️ keep hoping, keep dreaming, keep moving forward.
    Hbalez Hbalez
    22-25, F
    1 Response May 12, 2015

    I'm having an abortion

    So first of all, I'm not here to be judged by judgemental Christians telling me how I'm killing a child. I'm seventeen, I want to go to college and have a good life. Having a child right now? That would ruin me. I would struggle the rest of my life, not only would it be me...
    mylifeasjane mylifeasjane
    18-21, F
    2 Responses Dec 7, 2013

    I've been thinking about going to see someone i

    feel so depressed and i break down and cry all the time i can't be around kids it drives me crazy . and the fact that my boyfriend has a kid makes it so much worse i breakdown when I'm around him i have good and bad days . But its just hard to know that he loves his kid and...
    ysanty03 ysanty03
    22-25, F
    2 Responses Aug 9, 2014

    This was the hardest decision of my life I will

    ever have to make. I have only recently started talking about this with my friends (none of which knew I had done this). I found out I pregnant in the beginning of March. Me and my now ex-boyfriend were having issues around Christmas time last year and I knew we were pulling...
    dharj dharj
    Dec 9, 2013

    So about one year ago o had an abortion.

    I was 17 and I had been having strong cramps for over a week but not having a period. I looked up my symptoms online and realized that I might be pregnant. My friend and I bought 3, dollar store pregnancy tests. We went straight to her house and I went into the bathroom and did...
    anongirl18 anongirl18
    22-25, F
    3 Responses Jan 2, 2014

    I am scheduled for an abortion on Monday

    morning. It's the right choice for me. I am on birth control and was sleeping with only one person. I have a question though. I have felt the quickening. I am a single mom already and I know that happens earlier in second pregnancies. I wish I hadn't felt it though. Has anyone...
    lilabird lilabird
    31-35, F
    3 Responses Aug 8, 2014

    Dear baby, So tomorrow would have been the day

    that you were meant to arrive on this earth, but instead I had to make one of the hardest decisions of my life back in October 2014 and send you up to heaven and not give you the opportunity to enter this world. I still remember the day I found out I was pregnant with you, it...
    Jodie201093 Jodie201093
    22-25, F
    Jun 14, 2015

    This is one of the hardest experiences I have

    ever had to go through in my life. And this is the first time I am talking to anyone about it. My period was 2 weeks late and I knew something was wrong. I felt really bloated, my breasts were sore, I was always tired and I had a little bit of morning sickness. I took 2 home...
    ESHT13 ESHT13
    22-25, F
    1 Response Sep 16, 2014

    I am 41 yrs old. I had an abortion 2 yrs ago

    when I was 39. I am married for 17 yrs and have twins who were 5 yrs old at the time. My husband & I struggled for 4 years with infertility and many rounds of IUI and 2 IVF cycles to get pregnant. We were finally blessed with twins. My pregnancy was horrendous (many...
    flamengogirl flamengogirl
    41-45, F
    Aug 18, 2014

    this is really hard for me

    and i want to start trying to find help it happened about a year and a half ago but it feels like just yesterday . I am a mess i breakdown all the time and hate myself for what has happened because i wasn't strong enough to stand up for myself . I was young and didn't know what...
    ysanty03 ysanty03
    22-25, F
    3 Responses Aug 8, 2014

    I had an abortion. I do not regret it.

    I was and still am dating the same person. The condom broke. Plan b didn't work. I was on college, both him and I couldn't support a child. I've always been pro-choice and I couldn't imagine living in a world where my body wasn't my own decision.
    ldog1121 ldog1121
    26-30, F
    May 23, 2014
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