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I Had An Abortion

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    I was an 18 year old senior in a Christian high

    school. I was on birth control, but I guess accidents happen. I'd been with the guy for a year and a half when I got pregnant. I've never been more terrified in my entire life. His family never would have been supportive. I allowed him to talk me into an abortion. I went to the...
    maegan91 maegan91 22-25, F 16 Responses Mar 6

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    31 days ago I had my 3rd abortion.

    Within these 31 days I have barely allowed myself to cope with my feelings because I had so much at stake and couldn't afford to be depressed. My choice was not made easily however I realized it was not a mistake unfortunately. I have one child already. A 6 year old boy who...
    inmysoul0505 inmysoul0505 26-30, F 3 Responses Aug 21

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    I am 18, and I began step two of the medical

    abortion process today. I did as the doctor directed and ate a small meal prior and followed it up a half an hour later with the pheneragan, anti-naseau medicine, she prescribed along with 800 mg of ibuprofen. A half an hour after ingesting the ibuprofen and pheneragan, I placed...
    pmartinoe pmartinoe 18-21, F 3 Responses Aug 16

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    Successful Herbal Abortion

    I just want to share that after much introspection, I decided to have an abortion 3 months ago. I used a combination of Pennyroyal, Blue and Black Cohosh tinctures for 4 1/2 days every 4 hours. I thought it would never end, every trip to the bathroom was a nightmare. But I'm...
    Alair Alair 31-35 67 Responses Apr 12, 2010

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    Got Called The "N" Word For Having An Abortion, Read On

    I received a private message from SweetAmaya. You know, the one who calls us all murderers for having an abortion and said we are going to hell for having an abortion. She read my story My Secret Kept Me Sick and commented there as well. Then this troll calls me a murderous "N...
    Inherownwords Inherownwords 31-35, F 15 Responses Oct 21, 2013

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    Does It Ever Get Any Easier?

    I am 21 about to turn 22, a single mother going through a divorce that struggles everyday to provide for my daughter who will be four soon.it was two weeks before my 21st birthday and i knew something wasnt right i found out i was six weeks pregnant by a guy whom i had only been...
    mbhmommy92909 mbhmommy92909 22-25, F 62 Responses Jul 10, 2013

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    I'm Taking the Group Back Whos With Me??

    This is for those who have been affected by inconsiderate, untactful comments on this board that were disguised as "helpful" or concerned let alone the obviously hurtful comments based on political/religious beliefs. This is directed at stopping these kinds of passive...
    hae hae 22-25, F 26 Responses Jun 28, 2009

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    It has been over a year now.

    And things are going well. My (now) fiance and I are busy busy busy! I am writing this because I know things changed for me. I never thought I would have had an abortion, but I did. Do I regret it? No. Reflecting back on where I was and where I am, I know I would not have been...
    CollegeStudent14 CollegeStudent14 22-25, F 2 Responses 5 days ago

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    ever since having my abortion i'm scared i'll

    get pregnant again. we use protection (birth control and condoms) but i'm still terrified. does the scared feeling ever go away?
    youville youville 18-21 2 Responses Aug 18

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    Its been 3 years since I had my abortion

    and I've regretted it everyday since! No one knows how bad I actually, really do want a baby right now! I've had so many dreams of me finally having my baby but it makes me feel even more depressed every time I think I could be pregnant but come on my period. Having an...
    Keisha2k13 Keisha2k13 18-21, F 3 Responses Aug 14

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    Since my abortion, I've learned

    so much. Having an abortion has changed me. It changed my beliefs. It changed my life. I have found the positive in my experience. And I am stronger because of it. Looking back on it, I know that I made the right decision. There's no question. I am at peace. And I have no...
    Inherownwords Inherownwords 31-35, F 7 Responses Jan 24

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    Feeling Guilty As Due Date Approaches

    Oh I'm having such a rough time....I would be giving birth to my baby next month- every week I think about what I did and cry. I'm married, and we always wanted kids, but when I found out I was pregnant- it was the worst time ever. My husband had been out of work for almost 2...
    sml7777 sml7777 26-30, F 21 Responses Oct 12, 2013

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    I had an abortion today.

    I don't know how I got pregnant, I am extremely careful. I use a condom every time, every single time. The chances of getting pregnant using a condom are 3 out of 100, and look who the bad luck fell on. 3 out of 100, the story of my life... I am terrified to have sex now, I don...
    brilliantdarkness brilliantdarkness 26-30, F 1 Response Aug 15

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    I've done this and know many other women do

    this too. You know who you are ;) Why tell people who are against abortions, the reasons why we did it? We don't owe them an explanation. And its non of their damn business. For whatever reason, we had an abortion. Even if we told our story to them, they wouldn't care. There is...
    Inherownwords Inherownwords 31-35, F 1 Response Jan 4

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    I never thought I'd be considering telling my

    story much less on an app to strangers but it feels like the right place to finally get it out, maybe pieces at a time. I've found such peace reading through some of your stories, I don't know anyone else who has had an abortion..and very few know about mine..so it's reassuring...
    ChNi ChNi 18-21, F 3 Responses Aug 13

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    For anybody who is thinking about

    or had an abortion, this is somewhat of an update of what I posted in one of my stories. Be sure that you do your own research. Do not get on any pro life websites because you will get false information. Many pro life websites are made to scare women. Even talking to a pro...
    Inherownwords Inherownwords 31-35, F 1 Response Jul 26

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    I have mixed feelings about my abortion.

    Like I know I did it for the right reasons but I'm still hurting about it. It was only 3 days ago & I already have a daughter who's 1 next month. She takes my mind off things but the worst part is waking up having to tell myself that I'm not pregnant anymore :( anyone have any...
    Abbierose93 Abbierose93 18-21, F 5 Responses 6 days ago

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    I found out today I am pregnant.

    I'm 21. I have a boyfriend, whom I am completely inlove with and he feels the same about me. I'm a student, a preschool teacher, and I have a 3 year old beautiful and wonderful daughter who I would die for. My boyfriend isnt the father of her but he loves her like he is. I...
    elizabethsmith50 elizabethsmith50 18-21, F 11 Responses Aug 23

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    Just wanting to give you guys an update.

    I last posted in this group in 2012, which was the year I went through the most agonising year of my life. Since my abortion on the 27th March 2012 (a day that never leaves my memory) I have been through so much. After that day, I moved in with my partner and have not looked...
    catherinex catherinex 18-21 1 Response Aug 19

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    I had a termination last week

    after saying I would never have one. Until you're put in that situation and forced to make the hardest decision of your life, a person should not be judged. I was 12 weeks gone when I found out I was pregnant, I had just returned home after travelling with my partner. Both...
    bebefore bebefore 26-30, F 6 Responses Jul 29

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    The man who raped me made me pregnant!

    The counsellors could see my absolute horror and they advocated an abortion. It was horrible! I went to live with my Dad afterwards. I was only fourteen.
    Lecuyer90 Lecuyer90 22-25, F 7 Responses Aug 18

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    What It's Like To Have An Abortion - My Story.

    I used to be on the fence of abortion but leaned more towards pro-life. I'd visited tons of pro-life sites where I read horror stories of abortions gone wrong, read about the pain, read about the cold nurses, and the doctors who couldn't take it. I saw the pictures of partial...
    SpilledSecrets SpilledSecrets 22-25, F 22 Responses Sep 27, 2011

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    I am 17 years old and I found out I was pregnant

    which was a complete shock. I went to the consultation with my boyfriend where I though an abortion was the right idea and had no doubts- i wasn't ready. I went on holiday where I experienced sickness and my body felt so abnormal. The day I came back I was terrified as it was...
    2503n 2503n 18-21, F 2 Responses Aug 17

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    Just To Share A 'Positive' Experience.

    I was 19 and in my first real relationship, he was my first. We always used condoms, always. Then as we were coming up on our one year anniversary, we had been tested, I went on the Pill. We continued to used condoms through the first cycle, that's when the condom broke and I...
    ThirdMistake ThirdMistake 41-45, F 8 Responses Aug 5, 2013

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    I'm 24 and I have been to an abortion clinic

    three times in my life. Twice for myself once as support for a friend. I was fourteen when I started having sex my at the time boyfriend was seventeen nearly eighteen. It was sorta my idea. I was young and stupid and thought pregnancy could never happen to me. And I thought if...
    danie410 danie410 22-25, F 3 Responses Aug 14

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    I want to share my experience with the abortion

    pill. So I had a previous abortion a couple years ago and did it the surgical way at planned parenthood. That experience was fine for what it was, I barley felt anything and healed very fast. This last time (both were with the same guy) I decided to try the pill, since I am on...
    californiagrl53 californiagrl53 22-25, F 5 Responses Aug 18

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    Me And You.

    We should be together right now. Forget everything else. It's not important. You should still be content and curled in my belly. Perhaps even smiling in your slumber. I'd be smiling too, And you'd sense that somehow. You deserve to be alive. My decision was hasty and made...
    Me5678 Me5678 18-21, F 11 Responses Apr 25, 2013

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    Not The Ordinary

    A word for "you". "You" meaning those who judge our members for their life choices; those who spread verbal abuse like a wild-fire toxin of "word-vomit"; those who use this group as a means to feel better about themselves by feeding their own ego (a...
    hae hae 22-25, F 65 Responses Oct 15, 2009

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    I have never had an abortion

    but I would like to say one thing.... You are all so strong and wonderful. Some of these stories have made my heart ache. I am happy you are making the choices you believe are right for you and letting nothing stand in your way. As for those who come here to harass these...
    AddyAddyAddy AddyAddyAddy 18-21, F 2 Responses Jul 31

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    ever since ive had my abortion it has changed me

    for the worst. im not the same person as i use to be. my day to day life has different patterns of mood swings. ive gone from a happy bubbly person to a person that is dark inside. i have no one to talk to about it cos people have worse situations than me. i find it hard to...
    rebecca1624 rebecca1624 22-25, F 3 Responses Aug 22

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    my first pregnancy, i wanted the baby,

    he didnt . using his fists as words of persuasion he " talked " me into getting one . that was the first and last time :'(
    cupidzgift cupidzgift 22-25, F 2 Responses 1 day ago

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    Today I had an abortion .

    I'm 23 . Me an my boyfriend decided this was best after weighing out the option of possibly keeping the baby but decided we would be selfish to have them risen in poverty an struggling ... So anyway the abortion was the surgical kind . I was suppose to be under twilight ( a type...
    jalene23 jalene23 22-25, F 3 Responses Aug 15

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    A Positive Experience?

    I had a medical abortion a last week ago. The reason why I am writing this post is because before I went, I went onto the internet to read about people's experiences and to be honest it scared me to death!   It's a bit weird to explain an abortion as a positive experience...
    New2this1 New2this1 22-25 30 Responses Nov 28, 2008

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    Spontaneous Abortions - Am I A "mommy Killer"?

    I have had three spontaneous abortions; or that is what my obstetrician called them.  Most people refer to them simply as miscarriages.  According to the "I hate abortion" group; this makes me a "Mommy Killer". I had my first in 1997, then...
    NoGodsNoMasters NoGodsNoMasters 31-35, F 97 Responses Oct 19, 2009

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    I had a termination more

    than 6 weeks ago. My body hasn't felt the same since so I decided to take another pregnancy test. Thinking it would be negative, imagine my surprise when it came up positive telling me I am 1-2 weeks pregnant. I'm guessing the pregnancy hormone is the reason why, is this...
    Bunny808 Bunny808 22-25, F 8 Responses Aug 19

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    I am 19 and yesterday I had an abortion.

    Unlike most people my age I did not terminate this pregnancy because of finances or issues with the father and most certainly not because I didn't want this child but because of injuries I sustained last year. Last year I was in a bad car accident a young man had a seizure came...
    Kimba112 Kimba112 18-21, F 4 Responses Aug 15

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    LIKE IT OR NOT ABORTION IS A CHOICE

    I find it really aggravating that the women that come here looking for support are bombarded with jerks who come here with their own personal opinions about what a woman should do with her body. I came here on this forum today and saw a lot of bs that had nothing to do with...
    ladyinrage ladyinrage 46-50, F 10 Responses Oct 21, 2013

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    To Those Who Are In Need Of Help And Support

    I had an abortion 5 months ago, and I still do not regret it to this day. I posted my story a long time ago on this page if anyone is in need of a truthful, positive abortion experience. I just wanted to remind everyone that this group is for SUPPORT, not for someone to come and...
    westcoastt westcoastt 18-21, F 4 Responses Jul 30, 2013

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    MyBabyBaileyO MyBabyBaileyO 18-21, F 2 Responses Aug 14

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    What Would I Tell Someone Who Is Considering Abortion?

    What would I tell someone who is considering abortion? Well I would tell them the truth. The only person that can tell you what it is like to have an abortion, is from a woman who actually had the procedure done herself. If you hear from judgmental prolife people, you will get...
    Inherownwords Inherownwords 31-35, F 9 Responses Dec 10, 2012

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    I was young scared and never ever told anybody

    about it I didn't want to tell my parents they always have big expectations from me, didn't wanna disappoint them, I never even told the guy I was dating I didn't wanna burden him even then I knew we weren't going to get married I knew having a child at that time would ruin his...
    leostrong leostrong 22-25, F 3 days ago

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    You did what you have to do.

    .. Don't be hard on yourself. Just forgive yourself and move on. Life is short .
    Zelaleme Zelaleme 46-50, F a week ago

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    Still here, my baby would of been due 1st

    September, and I'm just sat here so down everyday knowing my baby could of been in my arms. It sucks and hurts me so bad. :(
    MyBabyBaileyO MyBabyBaileyO 18-21, F 1 Response 2 days ago

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    I had an abortion 6 years ago.

    I am happy to say that I have closed the door on this experience. I believe I stated that in my last story. So you're probably wondering why am I still here? It's simply because I want to continue to help others. I want women to find peace as I have and to know there is healing...
    Inherownwords Inherownwords 31-35, F 3 Responses Feb 19

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    About a year ago, I became pregnant.

    I was 17, and I was terrified. I was always responsible, I was always careful. I had my entire life figured out, a 4.1 GPA, all my college applications in, and 2 jobs at the time. I just couldn't understand how this could happen to me. I was so young and so in love. We were...
    af996 af996 18-21, F 1 Response Aug 19

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    You are not a bad person

    for getting an abortion, it doesn't matter if: You were assaulted. Your birth control failed. You weren't on birth control at all. There is a medical issue. You don’t want children. You already have children and can’t handle another. You aren't ready. You don’t want to be...
    WithoutChemicals WithoutChemicals 18-21, F Apr 11

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    Being A Mother And Having An Abortion

    When I was pregnant with my daughter, it was the happiest day of my life. But at the same time, I was so scared. My daughter's father abused me the entire pregnancy. I didn't know that he was still married. I got pregnant 6 months after knowing the father. I thought that God was...
    Inherownwords Inherownwords 31-35, F 5 Responses Sep 10, 2013

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    1 week ago today. Aug 17 ten days

    before my birthday. 2012. I didn't want to do it.. But I wasn't in the position financially to raise a second child. I am basically homeless living with someone else...my boyfriend went with me. We're still together. He agreed it was what was best. I still regret it. Am I...
    Jackiebh Jackiebh 22-25, F 6 Responses Aug 24

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    Haven't Had An Abortion, Aren't Even Considering It? Read This

    So Since out groups creator has not been seen since 2008, I am going to put what we want you all to see here. "This group is for women who have had abortions to share their experiences and support one another. It is not for debate or opinions about women's reproductive...
    deleted deleted 26-30 11 Responses Aug 28, 2013

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    I Had An Abortion

    I am 18 year old and found out I was pregnant on 8th november, at first I was shocked as i was on the pill and didnt really know what to do, i was at work when i found out and couldn't do much about it until the next day.. when i got home from work i spoke to my...
    Tropical291 Tropical291 18-21, F 42 Responses Dec 8, 2009

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    Anyone else experience vommiting

    after the surgery/anesthesia? When I got mine 3 years ago I vomited profusely for 3 hours. Couldn't even hold down water. For those of you ladies who have gotten sick afterwards, has it ever happened again? I am getting my wisdom teeth removed and they don't offer laughing gas...
    kbeary kbeary 18-21, F 3 Responses Aug 17

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    Problem-free Termination

    Just thought I'd post my experience. Having read some of the other stories, I feel relatively lucky about my abortion. I live in Australia and was in a committed relationship at the time. The diaphragm I was using must not have worked this one time, I don't know why (diaphragms...
    GoogleyEye GoogleyEye 36-40, F 14 Responses Nov 8, 2009

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    I had an abortion a few weeks ago,

    I was 11 weeks and 1 day. I am also 18 years old... through out my 11 weeks with my baby, I grew attached and I was ready and excited. my boyfriend, was a different story, he seemed excited but he was not ready in the slightest way, he wanted to get college done before we start...
    onelove654 onelove654 18-21, F 7 Responses Aug 17

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