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I Had An Abortion

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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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    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 25 Responses Sep 27, 2011

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    Here is my story. I am 26 years old,

    I have a great job and a boyfriend that I love of 2 years. Sunday was my birthday. Monday I took the test and found out that I was pregnant. I cried all day and went through all of the horrible thoughts of hell, shame, guilt, just...everything. I just want to detail my...
    kellykeli kellykeli 26-30, F 4 Responses Feb 17

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    I am now 26 year old.

    I suffer daily from PASS/PTSD. When I was 17 years old I was in a very committed relationship with a man that was 22, and I loved him dearly! I was a senior in high school, getting ready to graduate. My date of conception was April 19, 2007. I was going to graduate May 17, 2007...
    dailey629 dailey629 26-30, F 2 Responses Feb 6

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    So two days ago I had my first abortion,

    a medical one. Twenty minutes after I took my last set of pill I just started bleeding and I had the worst cramps of my life. I kind of felt like I deserved that pain in a way, I took some pain killers went to lie down and I just felt like I needed to go to the toilet and I did...
    valentineone5 valentineone5 18-21, F 3 Responses Feb 16

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    A letter to my unborn child,

    my lost child, my dearest little one, I haven't met you yet, and won't for a long time to come, I'm sorry it has to be this way, next time I promise your dad will be a better one, I promise I will be ready and a better Mom. I wish I could sit you down and explain it to you...
    IndigoIndia IndigoIndia 18-21, F Feb 18

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    I had an abortion 5 weeks ago.

    i am devastated, i gave up my baby to make my husband happy, he wasnt mean but he told me he cant be a dad, when i said ill do it alone lets just get through the upcoming year as i am in gradschool and far away from family he said he cant. he then promised to take care of me and...
    sadellis sadellis 26-30, F 3 Responses Jan 30

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    October 13 I had an abortion.

    At first I was a mess. Then I got better. Now I'm getting worse again. I saw my baby on the ultrasound screen. That image haunts me. How can I do that to a child. My reasons made so much sense at the time. Now I just feel selfish. My due date is coming up. April 11. Maybe thats...
    kdm2009 kdm2009 22-25, F 3 Responses 5 days ago

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    I had an abortion on January 21st,

    2015. I chose the surgical procedure with general anesthesia because I didn't want to see, hear or witness what I was about to do because I'm almost 110% sure I would have either passed out on the surgery table from disgust in myself or ran out of there due to a change of heart...
    BlackBuddafly88 BlackBuddafly88 26-30, F 4 Responses Jan 28

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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'm a 25 year old college graduate.

    I found out two days ago I was pregnant after a lifetime of medical problems with my period. I smoke marijuana and I drink alcohol and liquor on a weekend basis, also I was training for a marathon these first two months. I'm 6 weeks pregnant and I don't know if my drug use will...
    tia321 tia321 22-25, F 4 Responses 3 days ago

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    Hi girls...here's my story.

    I just wanted to post here for support from other girls who have been in my situation. I'm currently a sophomore in college and lost my virginity over the summer to my bestfriend. We just fell for each other after that and fast foward to a month of dating I find out I'm 3 weeks...
    bigd920 bigd920 18-21, F a week ago

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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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    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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    My boyfriend and I have been together on

    and off for over 3 years. We were stable and happy and finally in a good place, and I got a call from my doctor that I was pregnant. I was so scared. He didn't really seem that phased when I told him. He just said we'd discuss our options and decide where to go from there. When...
    mka1234 mka1234 18-21, F 1 Response Feb 6

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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 13 Responses May 23, 2012

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    A week ago I found out I was pregnant.

    I went to get an abortion 5 days ago. Medically induced. My pregnancy had advanced 9 weeks. And i still can't get the sonogram out of my head and every time i close my eyes i hear my baby's heartbeat. I hate myself for doing what i did even though it was the right thing to do. I...
    nilap nilap 22-25, F 1 Response Feb 10

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    I had an abortion when I was 15.

    It all happened so fast and was over within a week of me finding out I was pregnant. I feel guilty and even after a year and a half i still think about it almost every day. I feel so alone and wish someone understood me. Someone to talk to?
    steph215 steph215 16-17, F 5 Responses Feb 2

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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 7 Responses Aug 5, 2013

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    Well today I went to have an abortion.

    I've always been against them until I was in the situation I'm in, even now, I'm very upset about it. It was the worst experience ever. I cried the whole time because I was so mad at myself for doing what I was doing and because it hurt so bad. I still know that what I did was...
    skylerkl skylerkl 18-21, F 4 Responses Feb 4

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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 on the 27th January 2015,

    I'm 20 years old and am in a serious relationship. My boyfriend and I weren't expecting the pregnancy but when I found out I was pregnant I was shocked and upset. All my life all I've ever wanted is to become a mum, I feel I've betrayed myself in my choice to have an abortion...
    ilmb20 ilmb20 18-21, F 3 Responses Feb 22

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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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    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, 2014

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    As previously posted,

    I had an abortion in January, and am struggling to cope with my emotions. My cousin is pregnant at the moment and we've always had a very close bond. I now feel like I'm letting her down due to the fact that I can't bring myself to face her. She's having her baby shower next...
    ilmb20 ilmb20 18-21, F 1 Response 1 day ago

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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 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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    ive been in an abusive relationship

    and I've been forced to have 3 abortions because he wouldn't stop getting me pregnant but we have a 1 year old and 2 year old. now I struggle with my internal pain everytime I see a pregnant woman or infant. it hurts so much. :(
    kjndlani1213 kjndlani1213 22-25, F 6 Responses Feb 9

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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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    I had an abortion early last year.

    I was 20 weeks pregnant when my dad found the test in my bedroom.
    BlueBurst BlueBurst 13-15, F 3 Responses Feb 17

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    My boyfriend and I decided it was

    for the best. We both are in our second year of college. We did use protection but the condom broke and I am on the pill but sometimes forget to take it. Neither of were ready to become parents. I am having a tough time emotionally already. (See my other story to see why) He is...
    ElizaLynn ElizaLynn 18-21, F 2 Responses 2 days ago

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    I used to think that

    after having an abortion, I wouldn't want any children. I thought that I couldn't have any children. After hearing that abortions cause infertility, which is nothing more than a myth. Now here I am years later, a mother of one. And ready for baby number two. My boyfriend and I...
    Singlemother78 Singlemother78 31-35, F 1 Response Feb 6

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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 am 18 years old and had an abortion.

    Telling my mother that I was pregnant was the hardest thing I have ever had to do. No mother should have to hear those words from their teenage daughters. At first I was going to keep the baby, but instead I got an abortion done. it's been four weeks since I had the procedure...
    Danielleroxana Danielleroxana 18-21, F 5 Responses Feb 16

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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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    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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    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 three days.

    I'm just doing an update since I've already wrote about it. I'm not in terrible pain, just cramps here and there, and bleeding but not a lot. I don't regret having it done because I know with my entire heart that it was the right thing to do. It's just a very difficult thing...
    skylerkl skylerkl 18-21, F 1 Response Feb 7

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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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    Well, not yet. This is my story

    before I have the abortion. Basically, I had been with my boyfriend for almost three years. We were never careful about sex because we both thought we were quite weak fertility wise. We hardly ever used protection, just the pull out method. It had worked up until now. I wasn't...
    siamooshkeleh siamooshkeleh 18-21, F 5 Responses Feb 20

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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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    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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    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 77 Responses Apr 12, 2010

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    I had 2 unwanted abortions.

    The first one was in November of 2014 and I was 24 years old. I first I didn't notice that I was pregnant. My period is very missed up that sometimes I get it twice a month or none at all. At the time, I was "dating" an older guy whom I met at work. I was scared, nervous, and...
    falsedreams falsedreams 26-30, F 3 Responses Feb 1

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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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    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 82 Responses Nov 1, 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