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I Had An Abortion

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    I am a 21 year old nursing student.

    I took a pregnancy test Thursday morning(01-22-15) and when it came back positive my life turned upside down. I immediately told my boyfriend(of 5 years) and we decided together that we don't have the financial stability or maturity to raise a child right now. We both know how...
    cccns2016 cccns2016 18-21, F 2 Responses 6 days ago

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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 can't sleep because I can't stop thinking

    about my baby girl and the fact that I'll never be able to hold her or tell her that I love her or know her at all or feel her little hand around my finger. There's not a day or night that goes by that I don't think about her and its hard.
    Madilynne Madilynne 16-17, F 3 Responses Jan 16

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    I'll be 32 in April,

    and had mine when I was 17. It was the best decision I ever made. I was young, not yet out of high school and not in a committed relationship. The guy and his mother tried to, and succeeded breifly, to guilt me into keeping it. Then he disappeared. My mom took me two weeks...
    armbo armbo 31-35, F 3 Responses Jan 8

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    I had an abortion this passed Wednesday,

    and I feel nothing but pain. I am a 19 year old cosmetology school graduate who back in July of last year gotten out of an over a year relationship with an Egyptian because our cultures clashes, and he became emotionally abusive. to get over the break up I started dating two...
    zoey101878 zoey101878 18-21, F 3 Responses Jan 10

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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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    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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    It's been four months

    and one day since I had my abortion. It was the worst day of my life and I think about my little baby everyday. I suffer daily from PTSD because of the decision I was nearly forced into making. If I had not told anyone that I was pregnant so soon I would have chosen the...
    steph098123 steph098123 18-21, F 3 Responses Jan 21

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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 23 Responses Oct 29, 2014

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    How do you get away from it?

    It's been months. I can't stop reminding myself that it would have been a person. It would have had a life and I could have provided for it. It might have only been "tissue" at the time, but it was growing into more and I killed it. How do you rationalize that?
    mph94 mph94 18-21 3 Responses Jan 14

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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 29 Responses 5 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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    I have been living with the regret

    and denial ever since it happened, 19/12/14 10.30am I have never told the truth to anyone... here goes I am 21 in February, had been on the pill for 5 years, and with my boyfriend, Matt (25 years) for only 9 months, we went on a trip to Bali and I spotted for the entire 3...
    AmyNZ1994 AmyNZ1994 18-21, F 3 Responses Jan 9

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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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    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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    The guy I've been with

    for the past 4 years, well we started out as friends with benefits. I had gotten on birth control, and since i was on it, we decided not to use birth control. Well, in July I found out I was pregnant and that was when everything seemed to spiral. I was diagnosed with a stomach...
    victoriaamber victoriaamber 22-25, F 1 Response Jan 14

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    I had an abortion in April 2014.

    It was a one night stand with a work colleague. When I found out I was pregnant, I knew that I am having an abortion. I never told him or anyone else about this, I just went to the doctor and had the procedure done. I felt relief after the procedure but months after the emotions...
    vvmm86 vvmm86 26-30, F 3 Responses Jan 22

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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'm 28 years old. I had a moderate sedated

    abortion for the first time. I was 12 wks pregnant. I had googled its reviews to prepare myself, along with the information the clinic had provided me with. I was prepared to be drowsy and not have anxiety after the iv was put in. It was nothing like I had thought. I was really...
    Msijusto Msijusto 26-30, F 1 Response Jan 20

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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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    it's been a couple months now

    and my brain just keeps replaying everything. when will the guilt be gone, I fear this is a feeling I'll never over come. it kills me inside. and now is ruining my relationship.. I'm so unsure on what to do. I want to be alone, but it's not his fault. and we already have one...
    akabrittany akabrittany 22-25, F 5 Responses Jan 15

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    if you had to choose between your life

    and your unborn child who's would you give? this question came from hearing about a woman who had to choose between her life and her child's, she choose herself over the child. do you also see that is selfish?
    RavenRena17 RavenRena17 18-21, F 7 Responses 5 days ago

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    It's been a couple months,

    and I thought that I had made it through the worst part, but then the other day I just broke down and started crying. It was when we got a message from my boyfriends grandma. We haven't told her yet and he wants me to be the one to do it. I already had to make the decision and...
    MissJessieGurl MissJessieGurl 18-21, F Jan 13

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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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    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 62 Responses Dec 12, 2006

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    About 2 weeks ago I had an abortion.

    It was the first time I ever got pregnant. I never knew I could get pregnant. I was 6 weeks pregnant when I found out and decided to have my abortion. I'm in my mid 20s, engaged and still not fully stable in my life. My fiance is 25 and both of us are both drug free and...
    sunrays2525 sunrays2525 26-30, F 4 Responses Jan 11

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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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    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 6 Responses Jul 30, 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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    an Emmy award winning production company, is currently producing a new series about people facing difficult decisions. We would love the opportunity to follow the stories of women of any age considering an abortion. If interested, please message me for more info.
    robertjk robertjk 22-25, M 2 Responses Jan 14

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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 1 day ago

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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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    Hi everybody, I recently had an abortion.

    I am still in school and cannot afford a baby. I was on birth control but it failed even though i was compliant to the rules of taking the medicine. The doctor inserted the pill yesterday. I passed the fetus this morning. It had fully formed body parts. The fetus was stuck in me...
    melly22 melly22 18-21, F 3 Responses Jan 7

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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 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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    Okay, I'm new at this,

    and I've read that this helps. Three years ago I had an IUD put in, and I never had a problem with it. Well in September, my period came and went and then came back again and I was just bleeding on and off, so just to be safe I went to the doctor and found out that my IUD had...
    Ohanaforever Ohanaforever 22-25, F 3 Responses Jan 20

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    What does recovery mean to you?

    Do you believe that you deserve to live life after your abortion? Do you feel that you deserve to be happy? Do you think that having an abortion makes you a bad person? I can answer that for you... Anybody who had an abortion and is trying to find healing, is in my opinion, in...
    CreoleItalianwoman CreoleItalianwoman 31-35, F 2 Responses Dec 5, 2014

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    A part of recovery is knowing what is truth.

    That is something I learned during my healing process. When I actually faced my abortion, and found the truth, I felt a sense of relief. All these years, I was afraid to face the truth. And when I did, it wasn't what I thought. And I was able to open up more by talking about it...
    CreoleItalianwoman CreoleItalianwoman 31-35, F 1 Response Jan 15

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    Friday, June 19th

    After a few days of tossing and turning about what to do with my unexpected pregnancy and discussing it with a couple friends and my boyfriend, I scheduled an abortion for last Friday and went through with it. I have to admit Thursday night I was a complete wreck - filled with so...
    lost12345 lost12345 26-30, F 14 Responses Jun 22, 2009

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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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    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 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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    3 months ago i had an abortion.

    I was 7 weeks pregnant with my boyfriend of 1 and a half years. I was 19 years old & living at home. I couldn't tell my mum or any of my friends in fear of judgement. I had been taking strong antibiotics for infected wisdom teeth & the doctor said it would have cancelled out my...
    rkate55 rkate55 18-21, F 4 Responses Jan 12

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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 74 Responses Apr 12, 2010

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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 2 Responses 4 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, 2014

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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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    Okay I don't know what to expect from this

    but here it goes. I'm a 28 year old male and I'm currently with the one I fell in love with. We started dating about 4 months ago. Shortly after Xmas she realized she hasn't had her period since mid November. She took a test and it revealed she was pregnant. This came as a huge...
    dsa216 dsa216 26-30, M 8 Responses Jan 18

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    I had my abortion January 9/15.

    It was THE hardest choice I ever had to make. Let me tell you, it is not easy making that choice. I had to make the decision for myself, my loving, supportive boyfriend (who I can honestly say, I will be forever greatfull for) and most importantly the human being I had growing...
    dollface1990 dollface1990 22-25, F 2 Responses Jan 11

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    Most of us make decisions

    and don't think about the consequences and how it will affect us. How we will regret those decisions for the rest of our lives. I made a decision without feeling and thinking about anything because at the time I was numb. Numb with pain to really feel anything. Its been more...
    only19 only19 18-21, F 1 Response Jan 15

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    My experience so far!

    In brief, I am 22 years old and the doctors have put me at 5 - 6 weeks pregnant. I have just taken the medical abortion pills and waiting to see what happens... Long story... I had missed my period and took a home pregnancy test on Wednesday night (8 days ago). Clearly as I...
    leesha333 leesha333 22-25, F 5 Responses Jan 15

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