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I Had An Abortion

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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 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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    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 a week ago

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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 12 Responses Jan 14, 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'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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    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 3 days ago

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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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    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 1 day ago

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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 5 days ago

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    I used to name my aborted unborn

    and write letters to him. I never kept up with the due date, but my abortion date was January 2,2008. I feel like I've moved forward, after I stopped naming and writing letters to him. It did help me, at the beginning. Because it allowed me to grieve and say goodbye to him. I...
    Inherownwords Inherownwords 31-35, F 4 Responses Aug 7

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    I have actually had two abortions.

    My most recent one was 5 days ago. I went to a doctor close to home on a Friday and found out I was too far along to have an abortion at his office. He printed out the ultrasound picture and gave it to me, which I thought was wrong! Anyway, I had to travel 4 hours away to have...
    jeniedawn jeniedawn 26-30, F 3 Responses Aug 11

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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 4 days ago

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    I felt nothing. I still feel nothing.

    No remorse, no regret. A slight morbid curiosity perhaps but nothing more.
    ixoranova ixoranova 22-25, F 5 Responses 4 days ago

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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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    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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    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 5 days ago

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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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    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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    MyBabyBaileyO MyBabyBaileyO 18-21, F 1 Response a week ago

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    I had an abortion maybe 3 months ago.

    It was one of the hardest decisions of my life. I have not been able to talk to anyone about this because my family is all religious and wouldn't support it. My boyfriend of 6 years and I were on rocky waters and I wasn't financially stable. I wanted to give my child more than I...
    dreamer138 dreamer138 22-25, F 4 Responses a week ago

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    I am currently recovering from a medical

    abortion. Meaning, that I took the "abortion pill" to terminate an early pregnancy. I just turned 21 years old and just came back from a study abroad program. This was suppose to be the best summer of my life, but it has turned into one of the worst moments ever. While I was...
    Guevara20 Guevara20 18-21, F 8 Responses Aug 6

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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 3 days ago

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    Hi..I had an abortion

    when I was 14 years old...here is my story I was 14 years old and had just graduated from 8th grade and was about to enter my freshman year of high school I had been raped by a close male friend that I had trusted..I found out I was pregnant not to long after..I had told my mom...
    Stheo Stheo 26-30, F 6 Responses Jan 7

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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 1 Response 2 days ago

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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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    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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    Hello my name is maddie,

    I just turned 21 and I'm planning on having a abortion. Let me start off by saying if you think your going to change my mind think again. I have looked at all the option I have talk to people and this is my choice and my choice only. I know some will judge, but I rather y'all...
    maddieanmaddie maddieanmaddie 18-21, F 2 Responses 5 days ago

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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 65 Responses Apr 12, 2010

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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 day ago

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    Let me start from the beginning; I was very

    troubled during my early years. My mom forced me to go to church and she never let me go out. So, whenever I had the chance, I would sneak (in) to my house with boys (not at the same time). My mom thought she had me under control since she had a house phone and she always called...
    daniyoul6 daniyoul6 18-21, F 1 Response Aug 4

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    A letter to my baby Hello How do I start this

    so many thing to say and ask, and I guess I will never have answers.......I will start by telling you how much I love you we would have celebrated your first year on this planet two months ago you know I think you would have been a girl and you would have been the smartes cutes...
    bethinwonderland bethinwonderland 26-30, F 3 Responses Aug 6

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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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    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 18-21, F 4 Responses 3 days ago

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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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    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 58 Responses Dec 12, 2006

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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 2 Responses 6 days ago

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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 3 days ago

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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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    So I'm about 4 weeks pregnant

    and due to many issues I am deciding to not have this baby. The father of it is very abusive with me and I am trying to get away from him because I do not feel safe with him. I began using vitamin c the day my period should have began 2 days ago and yesterday added parsley... I...
    lucelys lucelys 18-21, F 5 Responses Aug 9

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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 6 Responses 2 days ago

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    I haven't ever had an abortion

    but the thing is if you were raped and your only like 13 you would go through a huge struggle at school and home bullies would be everywhere and your so young you don't want to be put through this labor thing and you wouldn't be able to focus on school! I don't think young...
    disguisedwithasmile disguisedwithasmile 13-15, F 2 Responses a week ago

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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'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 a week ago

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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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    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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    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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    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 21 Responses Sep 27, 2011

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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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    Pro-life Centers Posing As Abortion Clinics And How To Avoid Them

    IF YOU ARE LOOKING FOR AN ABORTION CLINIC, BE CAREFUL OF THESE ANTI-CHOICE CENTERS. When I was looking for a doctor to perform my abortion, I stumbled across a lot of anti-choice groups posing as abortion clinics. There would be receptionists and volunteers dressed in scrubs so...
    adventureolive adventureolive 22-25, F 15 Responses May 23, 2012

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    Only a spiteful woman would use my choice to

    have an abortion against me...and this is my own mother. I've had more support from my friends than I have done my own family, who just repeatedly tell me to "get over it". You would think a mother would want to support her daughter during such a terrible time especially as she...
    Bunny808 Bunny808 22-25, F 3 Responses Aug 6

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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 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 5 days ago

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