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I Had An Abortion

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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 2 days ago

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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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    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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    bobwasbad bobwasbad 51-55, M May 25

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    ...at least I'll be able to say this next week.

    Never in a million years would I have though that I'd be in this situation. I've been with my boyfriend a little over a year. We just moved in together. I was on the pill and we never used any other protection and for some reason I felt like I was invincible. Until I messed up...
    Sadhazeleyes Sadhazeleyes 18-21, F 4 Responses Jun 18

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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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    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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    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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    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 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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    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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    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 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 was 21 and just did it this past January.

    While everyone was having fun on New Year's Eve I was at the abortion clinic taking the first set of pills. It felt sad because a new year was just starting and January 2nd I ended a life. I never wanted my family to know but my idiot ex boyfriend posted about it on Facebook...
    violetskynoise violetskynoise 22-25, F 5 Responses May 22

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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 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 1 Response 5 hrs ago

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    This is something I wrote

    for my baby girl/boy...... To my son or daughter: It's been about 8 years since the day I gave you up. April 11th 2015 marks another anniversary of the day that we parted. But I want you to know that that was the worst decision I've ever made in my whole life. I'm regretting...
    desiree26 desiree26 26-30, F 3 Responses May 25

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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 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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    I was 22, I had already had 2 beautiful babies

    with my partner. We weren't really having sex after the birth of my baby girl, but obviously it only takes one time. I felt not myself, and groggy like I had when pregnant with my first. I denied it to myself, refusing to believe I could be pregnant. But when that positive...
    CaitWood CaitWood 22-25, F 5 Responses May 24

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    I always said i'd never abort my baby,

    that i couldn't live with myself if i did. Then i never expected to fall pregnant at 17 especially since i had the rod. Me and my boyfriend had been together for 2 years when he broke my heart the week after valentines day i was heart-broken he was my best-friend my everything...
    Lottie97 Lottie97 18-21, F 1 Response May 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 16 Responses May 23, 2012

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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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    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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    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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    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 85 Responses Apr 12, 2010

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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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    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 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 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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    Where to start... I found out I was pregnant

    when I was about 5 weeks. I have one amazing 4yr old boy whom I love with every inch of me. Me & his father have been on & off for 5 yrs, when we sudden got surprised with this & were literally stumped. We knew we couldn't financially support another child & knowing the hardship...
    Ashleemichelle Ashleemichelle 26-30, F 1 Response Jun 13

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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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    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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    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 26-30, F 27 Responses Sep 27, 2011

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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 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 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 2 Responses 4 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 31-35, F 22 Responses Oct 12, 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'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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    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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    I might mute this group

    because i find it disturbing. I can't understand all the women saying they "had an abortion and feel awful about it but I'm not ready and I know it's the right thing to do." Drives me crazy. If it's right what are they feeling bad about? And what do you mean your not ready...
    Aagatha Aagatha 36-40, F 7 Responses Jun 18

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