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I Had An Abortion

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    I had an abortion when I was a teenager.

    Very few people know about it. My main reason for doing it was I was a high school drop out and I had found out my boyfriend at the time was addicted to crack, he actually came to the appointment high on crack. I also was just didn't want to be a failure in life, I had always...
    Damice Damice 26-30, F 3 Responses Jun 22

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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 16 Responses May 23, 2012

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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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    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've been more open about my abortion

    and being raped. It's great having people that understand the medical part of it all. And to able to have support in, not just this group, but other places as well.
    CreoleItalianwoman CreoleItalianwoman 31-35, F 1 Response Jun 19

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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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    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 6 Responses Aug 5, 2013

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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 86 Responses Apr 12, 2010

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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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    When I found out I was pregnant,

    I was in absolute shock and felt helpless. I was at a clinic to renew my birth control at the time, and the doctor told me I was 4 weeks pregnant after giving a urine sample. They gave me lots of information about this news and sent me on my way. I was with my boyfriend at the...
    barbiegurlswag barbiegurlswag 16-17, F 3 Responses 6 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 personally haven't had one,

    but I would like to keep the option open, I'm on the pill so I'm taking measures to not get pregnant and if I happen to get pregnant by accident I will definitely be getting one. at my age (18) having a kid would ruin my future plans for college and there's a possibility I might...
    RavenRena17 RavenRena17 18-21, F 2 Responses 3 days ago

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    I'm 15 and sadly I'm pregnant.

    Everyone wants me to keep the baby but I can't.. I want to be a surgeon. I want my boyfriend to follow his dreams. He's 19 and if I keep it im sure he'll get in trouble for the ages. My parents don't let me date so it makes it 100000000 times worse. I'm already getting a bump...
    lameselina lameselina 16-17, F 6 Responses Jun 8

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    First time poster! I am not sure

    if this is allowed, but would anyone be willing to help me with my newest project? I am looking to write a book. I had an abortion two years ago at the age of 23. I am looking for men & women that would like to come forward with their stories to help me. :) (Side note - instead...
    deleted deleted 26-30 3 Responses May 30

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    Testing one two three.

    This thing doesn't work for me!
    deleted deleted 26-30 May 30

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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, 2014

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    So I missed my period

    and when i was 2 weeks late, I definitely knew that something was up. I was panicking from day one when I first missed my period. My boyfriend encouraged me to keep calm and reassured me that I wasn't pregnant. But the guilt of cheating on him was killing me and I couldn't keep...
    HazelLancaster HazelLancaster 22-25, F 1 Response Jun 10

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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 want you all to know

    that you can have children after an abortion. There is life after abortion. Allow yourselves time to heal. "Abortions causing infertility" is a myth. I am living proof of having children after an abortion. I plan to have more babies very soon, which I am so excited about. I'm...
    CreoleItalianwoman CreoleItalianwoman 31-35, F 2 Responses May 24

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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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    bobwasbad bobwasbad 51-55, M May 25

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    I am 30 years old and married

    and I had an abortion. I am sharing my story because these stories really helped me in the weeks before I made my decision. I was never against abortion. I definitely would not hesitate to have one for a fetal medical problem. Did I ever think I would have one while trying to...
    Beachygirl09 Beachygirl09 26-30 2 Responses May 29

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    Today marks 2 years. I'm having a bad day

    because I can't stop thinking about my baby. I never wanted that abortion, I wanted my baby. I loved him or her very much. I let my family get in my head and convince me I was doing the right thing, even though I knew all along it wasn't right. I feel terrible for not defending...
    reneeo11314 reneeo11314 18-21, F 4 Responses Jun 8

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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'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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    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'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 29 Responses May 30

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    Anyone who has gone through an abortion

    and who feels comfortable talking about the subject, would you mind messaging me?
    coolestdweebyahknow coolestdweebyahknow 22-25, F 4 Responses 1 day ago

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    I was 21 years old and had 3 children already.

    My first pregnancy was a walk in the park. I suffered feom severe nausea but other than that i felt great. I delivered my baby girl in 20 minutes. My second pregnancy was hard. I had a placental tear and was put on bed rest. When I went into labor a had a very minor abruption...
    cosmicburst cosmicburst 22-25, F May 25

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    Yesterday to be exact.

    I knew that my body was changing and my missed period was an automatic sign. I was in denial. I thought maybe I'm just sick, because I was physically sick 24/7. Nausea, headaches, cramping, couldn't eat, couldn't sleep. I sent my boyfriend to the store to get a test and he...
    SereneWarrioress SereneWarrioress 18-21, F 7 Responses Jun 21

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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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    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 21 Responses Oct 29, 2014

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    I have two questions!

    What do you think about telling new boyfriends about your previous abortion? What about dating someone who disagrees with abortion? I'm feeling kind of lost with the next phase. I am dating someone knew and I feel like I am hiding something. He also disagrees with abortion and I...
    Hannaahhboo Hannaahhboo 18-21 2 Responses Jun 19

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    I had an abortion 2 days ago.

    I want to share my story so others who are thinking about getting one and are scared because of what they've read. I read many stories of people having one and some were absolutely terrifying. I was so afraid the day I was to have my procedure. I was 9.4 weeks the day I had the...
    lulu3902 lulu3902 18-21, F 3 Responses Jun 25

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    I read a great quote today about how a 16 year

    old girl can't adopt a child because she is too young, doesn't have stable income, and probably doesn't have that stable of a household. But yet if she gets pregnant by any means she is forced to have that child. Does that sound fair to you? Or how about the article I was just...
    MissJessieGurl MissJessieGurl 18-21, F Jun 20

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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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    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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    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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    I haven't had an abortion yet,

    but two days ago I found out I'm pregnant and my boyfriend really wants me to have an abortion. We aren't financially stable enough to have a baby right now and he doesn't even like kids. I love kids. I've never judged people who have had abortions but I always told myself I...
    lamess lamess 18-21, F 25 Responses 4 days ago

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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 just found out i was 4 weeks pregnant.

    me and my boyfriend have been together for only 4 months.. we connected right away, weve had some hardships but this by far is the hardest. I automatically assumed we keep the baby, but then i found he doesnt want to.. He says he wants a future with me but not a hard one. He...
    lexis850lx lexis850lx 18-21, F 4 Responses 3 days ago

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    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 18-21, F 2 Responses Jun 14

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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 4 Responses Jul 31, 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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    I had an abortion 160 days ago,

    which was 5 months and 9 days ago... I'm finally seeking help. I found an amazing organization that helps with coping with abortion. My therapist is so great. It's helped me a lot to cope with all my feelings. Especially with my anger. I hope one day I can find some peace...
    sunrays2525 sunrays2525 26-30, F 3 Responses Jun 8

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    I am on day 3 following a medical termination.

    I will start by giving some background and be as honest as possible. I was diagnosed with borderline personality disorder a few years ago. My emotions have always been up and down but I have had a fair been of personal growth in the last couple of years following a break up...
    Chichimay Chichimay 22-25, F 2 Responses 4 days ago

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