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I Had An Abortion

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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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    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 7 Responses Oct 21, 2013

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    I am writing this with the whole hearted hope

    that you are well in all parts of your being. In simplicity and in the essence of me, all I want is the best for you. I will eternally be grateful for knowing you and I will always remember the beauty that we shared. I have nothing but respect for you and everything you do...
    theamay theamay 26-30 2 Responses Aug 17

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    I came here before my abortion with the

    questions "Does it hurt?" and "Is it frightening?". Maybe the people reading this right now are here for the same reason. I promised myself that regardless of how my experience was, I'd tell this community about it in case there are frightened, anxious women searching for...
    simplefawn simplefawn 18-21, F 2 Responses Aug 19

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    Does anyone else have a constant fear of

    getting pregnant regardless of if you are on birth control? It's something I've been battling for months now after my abortion and I'm just wondering if anyone else has struggled with this.
    lizkw lizkw 16-17, F 5 Responses Aug 12

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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 5 Responses Aug 5, 2013

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    the day before Christmas Eve 2014.

    I found out I was pregnant a couple weeks before hand in an urgent care room because I had been very nice for two weeks. I was 7 weeks when the pregnancy was terminated. I had a lot of support from my boyfriend when we made the decision to abort. I didn't have a lot of support...
    Ciarae Ciarae 18-21, F 2 Responses Aug 12

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    Whats ****** about having an abortion is

    that most of the time its only the women who feel it more , cry, stress etc while the men continue life like nothing happened. Well that's how it seems , maybe some regret but just don't show it or try to block it out. Ive never had an abortion or ever almost have one but just...
    legzydawly legzydawly 18-21 3 Responses Aug 15

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    I've had two abortions in high school,

    and before anyone judges they both were by the same guy and we're still together and I'm a sophomore in college. We both weren't financially capable of taking care of a child and our parents would have pled us apart because of the incident. So we decided abortion was our only...
    kbp13 kbp13 18-21, F 24 Responses May 30

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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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    it's been about one year & four months

    since my abortion. everyone told me I'll get over it but I'm not over it. I'm still crying, I'm still in emotional pain.. I'm still struggling with this. I know this was the best decision I could've made. I couldn't be selfish and bring a child into this world unable to support...
    haleymc haleymc 18-21, F 16 Responses Aug 15

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    i had 3 and all of them were from bad

    experiences . ofcoarse i have a soul.......i have a child now and it always crosses my mind but all those times there was no partnership.. no support and that's what i did, and went through on my own only telling close friends.....everyone is different for me i still feel sad...
    bohemianinspirations bohemianinspirations 70+, F Aug 20

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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 5 Responses Mar 22

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    Soo this is an update from my last post.

    I took a pregnancy test and I'm not pregnant but why did I miss my period? Or why hasn't it come yet? Should I keep taking my birth control? It's Monday so I would usually start taking it today.
    learnfromexp learnfromexp 16-17, F 2 Responses Aug 10

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    i found out that i was pregnant about 3

    or so weeks ago, im 19 and have a 4 almost 5 month baby girl. i was actually at the doctors to get birth control when i found out that i was pregnant. i had to schedule the ultrasound to find out how far i was. ive been with my boyfriend for almost 2 years. and hes really...
    foreverlove2667 foreverlove2667 18-21, F 2 Responses Aug 12

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    My abortion was over a year ago

    but today's one of those days that I feel sad about not having my baby here with me. It doesn't help that I have pregnancy symptoms but tests reveal I am not, it's like my body is playing tricks on me. I'm seeing pregnant women and babies everywhere and my heart is so heavy. I...
    Bunny808 Bunny808 22-25, F Aug 17

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    in the beginning of february 2014 I found out I

    was pregnant. I was only 16, and had been in a relationship for 3 years at the time. although at the time I wasn't 100% sure I was pregnant but I just knew I was, like it was an instinct. one day after I made a hotdog I went to eat it but started throwing up because the smell...
    haleymc haleymc 18-21, F 4 Responses Aug 7

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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 10 Responses Aug 28, 2013

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    I need advice from someone

    who has gone through this asap!! please and thank you!
    willowAnn2434 willowAnn2434 22-25, F 4 Responses Aug 20

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    I was 24 when I had mine.

    I had been raped and had medical stuff going on. In and out of the hospital. I also had problems with my finances. And was about to be homeless. So it was clear that I was not ready for a baby. What I hate the most, is people telling me these should've, would've, could've...
    Singlemother78 Singlemother78 31-35, F 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 31 Responses Nov 28, 2008

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    I had an abortion right

    before I turned 15yrs old I was 24 week pregnant , I'm 45 now. I didn't choose to have an abortion but I was forced to by my parents. I was literally forced, my parents picked me up and draged me down the stairs and drove me to New York because that was the only state that would...
    enecchisantos enecchisantos 41-45, F 2 Responses Aug 12

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    i recently found out i am pregnant.

    i am 23 years old and just graduated college and got accepted into law school. the father of the baby is fully supportive of whatever decision i chose however ive only been with him for 3 months...i dont want him to potentially be in and out of my life if i decide to keep the...
    sopharash sopharash 22-25, F 3 Responses Aug 11

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    I found out I was pregnant a week

    and 2 days ago. Three days later I was at the clinic waiting to take the pill. I don't feel like I had enough time to fully process what was going to happen. My fiance and I have been together for 5 years, when I told him the news, he took it as our lives were over. He felt he...
    anwrb2008 anwrb2008 22-25, F 1 Response Aug 18

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    I had an abortion today.

    It was the best decision my partner and I could make for us. It was painful but over in a few minutes. If anyone has any questions about my experience please message me I will answer any questions you have.
    seamus123 seamus123 31-35, F 1 Response Aug 14

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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 1 Response Feb 20

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    .....................

    ......................................................................I feel like there needs to be a big pause after you say something like this. There has to be a moment of reflection.........there's been a lot of those moments. It was about a year ago. I aborted early, pretty...
    OakleysWorld OakleysWorld 18-21, F 5 Responses 2 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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    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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    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 22-25, F 12 Responses Apr 25, 2013

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    I was 15 when I met my boyfriend at the time.

    I thought I was in love, we did everything together. I lost friends because of him and I completely isolated myself just to be around him. At age 16 is when we started to have sex. For some reason, he was like "oh lets try to have a baby" stupid me, I was just like "OKAY" well...
    SimplyMeeh SimplyMeeh 22-25, F 3 Responses 2 days 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 13 Responses Jan 14, 2013

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    I never thought id ever get one.

    Not because I'm against it, but because I love the person I'm with and I never thought I could get one with a child created out of love. My heart hurts. I got one about a month and a half ago. I just feel like I should be over it by now. And I'm not. Not because I regret getting...
    mixedup1994 mixedup1994 18-21, F 3 Responses Aug 11

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    Today is baby bee's due date.

    I was so distracted by everything going on in my life I ALMOST forgot. But I didn't my heart won't let me. I love you too much to forget. But the distraction of life has let me forget the pain I feel leaving you behind. Your sister will be 3 in 35 days & as I buy her birthday...
    Amba21 Amba21 18-21, F Aug 17

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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 12 Responses May 23, 2012

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    I had an abortion at 15.

    The father was/is still my current long term boyfriend... I was about 2 months pregnant and I was so distracted at that age by doing things I shouldn't be I didn't even realize missing my periods. I knew I was when I could no longer smell the scent of my room and his clothes and...
    Scorpiobabyy95 Scorpiobabyy95 18-21, F 2 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 13 Responses Nov 8, 2009

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    My boyfriend and I had sex on the last days of

    my menstrual cycle (we had sex the 20th,21st,and 22nd- period started july 16th, ended about July 21st). We then had sex again on June 29th. He did not finish inside me, but he had sex with me, **********, pulled out, waited a few, and we had sex again. He did not urine between...
    Broder826 Broder826 18-21, F 6 Responses Aug 10

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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 3 Responses Jul 31, 2014

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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 had an abortion about this time last year.

    I told my bf I was pregnant. He went with me to the clinic.. And went with me to the other clinic to get the abortion pill. I had been with him in a relationship for around 2 months. On our first day of actually being in a relationship we didn't use a condom and I'm pretty...
    deleted deleted 26-30 1 Response Aug 17

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    I go today! I am prettified

    and nervous and way to inside my head for the past week. I am married to my husband of 10 years (high school sweet hearts) we have 2 beautiful boys almost 3 and 7.5 months. We were being careful and protecting and then this happened....from what I can figure out I am 1.5-2 weeks...
    deleted deleted 26-30 1 Response Aug 11

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    About a year and two months ago I had an

    abortion. It was definitely one of the worst decisions Ive ever made in my life but I'm the only one who feels that way. My partner is just not helpful... Well I found out I was around 10 weeks pregnant in late June, I was totally confused because at the same time I was getting...
    Calibaby0112 Calibaby0112 18-21, F 1 Response Aug 16

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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 21 Responses Oct 12, 2013

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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 22-25, F 19 Responses Oct 29, 2014

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    I would have been due with my Hailie Antonia

    this month. Mommy and daddy miss you so much my sweetheart, and we love you with all our heart. I actually don't know if the baby was going to be a girl, I just had a feeling since I was pregnant that the baby was a girl. Her father loved the name Hailie and that's what we...
    lizkw lizkw 16-17, F 1 Response