“I am 23 years old. I had my abortion on March 4th, 2019. I've kept it to myself until this point, but with restrictions tightening and access to safe abortions lessening, I need to tell my story to give an outlet to the rage I feel. Let me be so clear: I had a dilation and extraction procedure, and the abortion itself was the easiest part. The hard part was actually being able to get the abortion. After missing my period at the end of January, I took a test. Positive. I had
“I was 23 when I decided to have an abortion. I had a 6 year old at the time, who I had given birth to at the age of 16. I had spent almost 7 years working and struggling to build a life for the two of us. At 23, I finally had done that. I had a good job, a nice house, money and time to do the things we needed/wanted, and I had done it all by myself. I was single but had been dating someone on and off. One day I wasn't feeling right, I was exceptionally moody, uncomfortable,
“I'm so glad that websites like this exist so I can share what my experience was freely and without judgement. I knew I was pregnant before I took the test. For weeks I had been feeling nauseous and I was getting really sad and really happy in equal measures. My hormones were all over the place. So, when I took the test it was no real surprise. I don't have a partner. I found out later that I had missed one of my contraceptive pills 7 weeks and 3 days ago when I had sex with
“To anyone who is constantly searching online for help and answers to their questions when considering a termination, hello. Firstly, I never thought I would ever contemplate having a termination, let alone go through with it. I found out I was pregnant before I missed my period, as I thought something wasn’t right, so I bought a test, the line was faint but was clearly there. I was in complete shock and disbelief. I first told my best friend who was great and supportive, and
“Abortion. You’re not alone. We should talk about it. Abortion. It’s not something I ever really thought of. In fact, I don’t think anyone really does until they’re faced with the gut wrenching decision. I never really heard about it either, or even cared about it until I became a mother myself. It was a foreign subject to me. The only thing I ever really knew about were the protestors, and I only ever heard the unkind words spoken by people that didn’t agree on the subject.
"It’s been 46 years and my memory is fuzzy. Some of the details of my experience are burned into my mind and I think they are true to what happened. Other memories may or may not be entirely true. I don’t remember the exact date; it was the winter of 1970 and I had turned 20 that fall. I remember riding in a car during the middle of the night; that part I know is true. The destination was a dingy, country motel out in the middle-of-nowhere South Carolina. The sky was pitch bl
"I don't regret having an abortion, I regret the carelessness that got me pregnant. I was involved with someone very casually, and by casually I mean we were f*ck buddies in a very literal sense. There were a few times we would drink too much and get too caught up in the moment to use protection (stupid, I know), but after a point I had built a false sense of security thinking that if I hadn't gotten pregnant by this point that it was all good. Except it wasn't, because after
"I am 20 years old today is Dec 18th I am scheduled for an abortion Dec 23rd. Instead of speaking about how I know it is not the right time for me to have a child I will tell you what I am feeling at this moment in time.I am terrified. I was told three months ago that I can't have children and on top of that my husband and I recently separated. So I was a little depressed (lets be honest I was breaking). So I had a lot of sex, with various partners. Trying to get rid of the p
"I'm 63 now and had my abortion in my mid-20s, within the first couple years of its becoming legal after Roe v Wade. My then-husband and I were divorcing and I had just gotten back into college on a full-time basis and I had started feeling like I was moving ahead in my life. I didn't feel capable of being a mother.
The timing of the pregnancy was horrible and there was no question but that I should get an abortion. I did, & I haven't regretted it for one minute. I've since
"Today I had a surgical abortion at 6 weeks pregnant, after reading many horror stories I thought I'd be in a ton of pain but I feel completely fine. It was the best decision for me, I'm 23 just graduated college and I'm working an entry level marketing job, I have more student loans than money. I got pregnant after a one night stand gone wrong. I told the father and he said he supported whatever decision I made. I immediately said "I'm not keeping it". I knew I would get an
"I was 19, going through an ugly divorce with a man who cheated on me the entire short duration of our marriage, I had no job and had to move back in with my mom (who had no idea I was pregnant), I was in the process of finally joining the military, and suddenly found out I was pregnant with my soon to be ex husband's fetus. I have always been pro choice, and luckily it wasn't a hard decision for me to make. I knew I was in no position at all to be a mother, nor did I want to
"I had an abortion about 3 months ago. I found out I was pregnant during the very last week of winter break, right before my second semester of college. I wasn't exactly dating the father - we were both in the same circle of friends, and more or less bored over our uneventful vacation. I took the test after almost passing out at a friend's house, followed by days of finding it very hard to breathe (I smoke, but I had been smoking even less than usual and still these things we
"I am 24 years old and have just started an exciting career in radio. I was just an intern, and having an 8-year-old son already, my finances are not looking good. I was celibate for just over a year when one lonely night I hooked up with a friend of mine. I took a morning after pill 2 days after and thought everything was fine. It was only until 3 weeks after that day that I noticed symptoms similar to my first pregnancy and I knew I was pregnant, no need to even take a test
"I had an abortion over 30 years ago, and do not regret my decision for one minute. The reason I am writing this now, is that I decided to tell my 16-year-old daughter. I felt that keeping it a secret would equate to me being ashamed about it. I want my daughter to learn from my experiences that, yes, it just takes a second to get pregnant if you have unprotected sex. I told her that for me, life does not begin at conception, life was more than that. I terminated an embryo at
"I had just gotten out of a long term relationship, when I had sex with someone who I thought was a good guy. From all the stress of exams and my breakup, I hadn't realized I'd missed my period. It wasn't until I had an extremely vivid dream about being pregnant that I realized I'd missed my period. I woke up the next morning, went to the chemist, and got a pregnancy test. My heart dropped when I saw those two lines appear.
I told the father, and he was so horrible, told m
"I had always considered myself pro-choice, but not pro-abortion. While I have always felt it was a woman's right to choose, I never thought that I would be faced with having an abortion myself. In fact, I thought if I ever did have an unexpected pregnancy that abortion would simply not be an option. That changed at the ripe old age of 29. I'll spare you the details of my story, but I found myself going through a divorce, raising a 6 year old ... and suddenly pregnant. The em
"I had sex with my best friend from college for the first time. We were both back in town for a mutual friend's wedding. We had been best friends for six years and after I few drinks and not having seen each other in a year, we had sex. One time. And it was great, but I couldn't remember if we used protection or not so I went to the pharmacy to get plan B in the morning and they told me they were out. So I went to the next pharmacy and success! I am not on birth control but I
"When I was 17 years old I got pregnant with my first child and then I got married to her father when I was 18. He was a very violent person so we divorced and I now have full custody of my daughter. When I was 19 I met someone and we had been dating for 8 months and decided to move in together... well I happen to get pregnant again and when I did he packed up his stuff and abandoned me. I had nowhere to go and didn't know what to do. So I knew the best choice for me was to g
"I am 22 years old. Yesterday I made the decision to terminate my pregnancy at 7 weeks. I'm still in school and living at home with my family. The father of the child was an ex. When I told him I was pregnant he told he didn't believe I was and asked for proof. After showing him proof, he asked what I was going to do about "it". I told him I was going to terminate it. I asked him to help with part of the cost and after that he stopped answering calls and has not checked on me
"I'm 22 & I had a medical abortion 3 months ago, I loved my baby & it kills me that I had to let him go but I didn't really have a choice. My worthless boyfriend left me when I told him about my pregnancy & I had to take care of everything on my own. I'm not living in a free country if my family knew they would've killed me...I don't know where you are my little angel but know that mommy loves you with all her heart." —Anonymous #international #single #sadness