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I Had An Abortion

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    My name is Jessica and I am almost 24 years old.

    When I was 16/17 I had an abortion because of more than one reason. I was in an abusive relationship and was too young to care for a child. Years later, I became engaged to my current fiance and we had our daughter, Ariya in September, 2013. She is the light of my life and I...
    JSprague91 JSprague91 22-25, F 1 Response 3 days ago

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    A few days before Christmas 2014 I found out I

    was pregnant. I had no idea what to think but my boyfriend and I discussed if this ever happened, he would want me to have an abortion because we weren't ready. I'm 19 and he's 21. I work part time and I'm a full time college student. On January 14th we had my first ultrasound...
    joyLeeann19 joyLeeann19 18-21, F 3 Responses a week ago

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    Correction, I almost had an abortion.

    And it made me realize just how hard it is to make the choice and how life saving it can be. Now, my period has always been on time without fail. After stopping the patch to change birth controls, I had a month to wait until my next period. Well, my boyfriend hates condoms and...
    Ginkofishin Ginkofishin 18-21, F 6 Responses Mar 22

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    It's only been 2 months ( in a week)

    since I've had my abortion and I wonder if I'm ever going to feel normal about the situation. I would cry every day before work knowing I would help out these people with picking stuff out for their babies yet I don't have mine and I won't be doing the same. Some days I feel...
    ReaP2 ReaP2 22-25 3 Responses Apr 14

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    Some days I feel like I'm okay.

    But then the next I'm not. I feel like I'm bottling up all my emotions but don't want to let them out in front of anyone. It'll be four months this week since my abortion and I feel like it's getting harder instead of easier. I keep thinking what could've been and it makes me...
    reetalynn reetalynn 26-30, F 3 Responses Apr 9

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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 84 Responses Apr 12, 2010

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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 96 Responses Oct 19, 2009

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    I keep hearing about miscarriages

    and abortions, due to eating disorders. Even after you have recovered from it. Due to possible damage. And I'm scared. I don't want a second abortion. And I certainly don't want a miscarriage. I'm 32 years old and I'm trying to get pregnant again. I am healthy for my daughter...
    CreoleItalianwoman CreoleItalianwoman 31-35, F 2 Responses 3 days ago

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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 7 Responses Jul 30, 2013

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    I was born at 23 weeks; I survived.

    I was eighteen weeks and four days pregnant and today I've had an abortion. Fate works in difficult ways.
    Kkgunny Kkgunny 16-17, F 1 Response Apr 10

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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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    Today is the anniversary of the due date of the

    baby I never allowed to be. I doubt "he" (just a hunch) would've actually been born on this day, but Iy was his anticipated birthday so therefore the only date I have. He would been 15! What would he look like? Be like? Brainiac or jock? Musician or comedian? So many questions...
    jade1276 jade1276 36-40, F 1 Response Apr 18

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    Hi ladies. I'm a 20 year old student.

    I have always been on birth control, an in December I got my last packet of morning pills. I got too lazy to go again. It happened, I took the emergency pill the following morning. Missed my periods and knew right there and then that I'm pregnant. On my birthday I did the home...
    Bambi015 Bambi015 18-21, F 3 Responses Apr 18

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    It's been 8 months since I've had my abortion

    and think about it everyday wishing it could be here. March 30th would have been the due date. My boyfriend and I bought a birthday cake to try to make it feel better and to acknowledge that we had it but I broke down crying wishing it was really here and it was suppose to be a...
    deleted deleted 26-30 2 Responses Apr 13

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    My Abortion Story

    My Abortion – Very Long, but I wanted to make sure I included all the details I could remember. October 23rd 2012, I met this guy who worked at a local grocery store. Instead of revealing his name I will name him JC, well we exchanged phone numbers and texted constantly for...
    GagandaLaranda GagandaLaranda 18-21, F 13 Responses Jan 14, 2013

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    It's been roughly a year

    since I chose to terminate the life of what could've been my child. For the most part, I've accepted my decision and gotten over the feelings of guilt and regret, but recently I've been finding myself in the midst of political conversations about abortion that make me feel like...
    dmr0212 dmr0212 18-21, F 4 Responses 2 days ago

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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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    I had an abortion and I'm fine.

    I do not regret and never will. Because I made the right decision. I knew I was making the right decision, 7 years ago. And I still feel the same. So people can say and hope for me to feel bad about my decision. And people can talk all that BS negativity to me. What they say...
    Singlemother78 Singlemother78 31-35, F 2 Responses Feb 20

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    Well I had an abortion at 6 weeks,

    a couple of weeks before my birthday. As soon as the test came out positive I ran to my boyfriend and began to cry like crazy, he was is shock just hugging me. I have to say I'm fortunate enough to have a caring and loving boyfriend which helped a lot. Anyways, so sat on the...
    deleted deleted 26-30 6 Responses Apr 7

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    i'm still emotionally healing.

    8/28/14 was the day I had my abortion at 6 weeks 5 days pregnant. I go through phases of regret here and there but I know I did the right thing, for myself and the father. I am 21, and he is 22 with a child already from a previous relationship. barely anybody knows and that's...
    janaeannette janaeannette 18-21, F 22 Responses Oct 29, 2014

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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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    The Right Choice

    This is my story, its alittle long but this was the most difficult decision of my life!  I struggled with the decision to abort or not abort for 5 weeks and although I miss my baby dearly, I know I made the right decision for the situation I'm in.  I hope that this...
    haladj327 haladj327 26-30, F 63 Responses Dec 12, 2006

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    I haven't felt this way in a while.

    But I've been drinking. The feeling of a child is missing from me. It's been a long time. I'm just thinking about how my 5 year old would be running around the house right now. Finding her basket. Looking for eggs...
    Scal92 Scal92 22-25, F 2 Responses Apr 6

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    The baby daddy and I are almost on the verge of

    a break up. I thought this would last forever because there was a baby involved. People change and there is nothing you can really do about it. I was scared of breaking up with him because I thought we had connection because of our baby and if we ever broke up I would loose that...
    only19 only19 18-21, F 2 Responses Apr 14

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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 7 Responses Jul 29, 2014

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    I’m 6-8 weeks and I have an abortion scheduled

    for two days from now. I’m terrified. I told my boyfriend the day I found out and said that I wanted to get an abortion if it was early enough, and we agreed that would probably be the best thing to do. So far, he’s been the only one I’ve talked to about it because i don...
    jkb215 jkb215 22-25, F 7 Responses Apr 6

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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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    Concerned: Fake Stories

    As a member of this group, I could not help but look through some of the stories and titles and I have a very difficult time believing that all these stories with some of their titles are true.  These really have more of a anti-abortion ring to them.  I cannot stress...
    NoGodsNoMasters NoGodsNoMasters 31-35, F 81 Responses Nov 1, 2009

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    I had an abortion at 15 years old,

    I am 30 now, and not a day goes by that I don't think about my child. I've self medicated through the years... alcohol, drugs.... I can never just forget about it. Do I regret it? - some days. Am I thankful that I don't have that tie to the dad presently? - YES. Do I feel like...
    scm0509 scm0509 26-30, F 1 Response Apr 10

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    I did to one time and it was all my husband's

    soins I got it done I was in love then I got so depressed after I wanted to kill myvself
    tabby28 tabby28 26-30, F 1 Response Apr 11

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    Adding on to my last post.

    .. I think my reasons to not have the baby were mostly selfish reasons.. I didn't want us to struggle or compromise having fun in our young lives.. Me and my boyfriend knew it would call for a lot of sacrifices and we were 100% sure we were ready for all of that. But it is bad to...
    deleted deleted 26-30 1 Response Apr 7

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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 12 Responses Apr 25, 2013

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    You see those commercials about what abortion

    really feels like, and think oh ha no biggy, that'll never happen to me, that can't possibly be how it feels. It looks completely unrealistic. Until, you actually experience it. Not many people know. My dad doesn't even know I was ever even pregnant with his grand baby. I was so...
    QxeenBreezy QxeenBreezy 18-21, F 6 Responses Apr 5

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    It's been about 10 months

    since I had my abortion. I thought things would be okay by now, but they're not. I had just graduated college and was getting ready to start graduate school, and I found out I was pregnant that summer. I made the decision really quickly, even though I know I always wanted kids...
    confusedandalonestill confusedandalonestill 22-25, F 3 Responses 5 hrs ago

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    Why must I dawn on my abortion at least

    once a day? My problem is I associate the abortion with the break up. It breaks my heart that I was left and badmouthed by someone who was supposed to love me. I still find myself dwelling on the breakup and poof I start thinking of the abortion. I know this will get better with...
    Hannaahhboo Hannaahhboo 18-21 2 Responses Apr 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 26 Responses Sep 27, 2011

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    February 6th 2015 I had an abortion.

    I'm very upset I let myself do this.. I never thought I was going to have to do it, my boyfriend was very supportive about understand that I'm in the middle of transferring schools and with the workload I have due to homework. I will never forget the feeling I fel when I woke up...
    charisma27 charisma27 18-21, F 5 Responses Apr 15

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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 17 Responses Mar 6, 2014

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    I'm 18 years old and a waitress.

    I was oblivious for awhile and had no concern that I was pregnant at all. I was taking my pill and didn't feel it was possible but after some time I started to worry as I hadn't had a period. So I took a pregnancy test which then came back positive 3+weeks. I didn't know how I...
    Manthaxx Manthaxx 18-21, F 27 Responses Jan 26

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    It infuriates me that hateful,

    mean people come into this group and pester these women about having an abortion. !NEW FLASH! These people have come for comfort and support, not to debate about how their choice is wrong/right. How dare you come here and push feelings of guilt upon them! Find your sympathy...
    AddyAddyAddy AddyAddyAddy 18-21, F 5 Responses Oct 29, 2014

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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 63 Responses Jul 10, 2013

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    I had an abortion about 9 months ago now,

    I know it sounds heartless but I don't regret it one bit, I was not in a position to have a baby, it wouldn't have been fair. Don't get me wrong I love children and would someday have one but that time I fell pregnant, it wasn't the right time, it was an accident as my...
    DollyR12 DollyR12 18-21, F 5 Responses Oct 28, 2014

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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, 2014

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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 31-35, F 22 Responses Oct 12, 2013

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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 13 Responses Nov 8, 2009

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    I am telling more and more people about being

    raped and having an abortion. And the more I talk, the more it feels like nothing more than just a memory. That is what I wanted. I knew what I was doing, that day I seemed help. And to know that this was the right decision and I have no reason for regret, is the absolute truth...
    CreoleItalianwoman CreoleItalianwoman 31-35, F 2 Responses Apr 5

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