Submitted by: Kate F I have always been pro-choice, but never expected that choice to at any point be mine. We found out during our anatomy scan that our baby not only had severe bilateral club feet, but that he also had spina bifida. We opted to terminate but due to laws in our state, we no … [Read more...] about Later Term Abortion
Submitted by: Unknown At 16, I found out I was pregnant. At 7 weeks and 3 days I had an abortion. I wasn’t 100% sure that I wanted to do yet. At the time my boyfriend had threatened to leave me to ruined my life if I had continued the pregnancy. At 16, you’re scared and you don’t know what to … [Read more...] about Overwhelmed
Submitted by: Nicola H A big hot-pink plus sign appeared on the pregnancy test; I lost the bet to my fiance, B. I had many feelings, among them joy, pride, fullness. I felt close to nature as my DNA wrapped around my lover’s, creating a universe. Nobody taught my body to do this, she just… … [Read more...] about Grieving and Moving Forward Together
Submitted by: Adrienne My husband and I found out we were pregnant a month after we got married. We had just come home from our honeymoon and I had been having lower abdominal pains that I finally gave into and said to myself "this is something." I remember my first thought after finding out I … [Read more...] about I feel like I lost myself
Submitted by: Stormy C. I never thought I’d ever go this route if ever falling pregnant again. I have two beautiful children and have thought about having a third at some points. What I didn’t see was being financially unstable and struggling with money after losing my job. I had not had any … [Read more...] about No drugs, no sedation surgical abortion. The real pain was what I felt after.
Submitted by: Kenny Does anyone feel the same way I do? I want to feel okay so badly. Every time I google search trying to find anyone feeling a depression after abortion, either some pro life stuff comes out or its women talking about how they don’t regret their abortion and are glad they did … [Read more...] about Depressed after my abortion and don’t know what to do
Submitted by: Joy I am writing my story to reassure others in my situation that this was way less painful of a process than I feared it was going to be! I had read so many stories on here (thank you brave women!) and had no idea how my experience was going to turn out, but it was so much more … [Read more...] about Surgical abortion at 7 wks 4 days was nearly PAIN FREE
Submitted by: Lena I'm telling my abortion story here to help other pregnant people, or people who have already had an abortion feel less alone. You are not alone. I fell pregnant in the summer of 2018 after only a few months of dating a guy who seemed like a dream. Quickly the honeymoon phase … [Read more...] about A Decision No Woman Wants to Make
Submitted by: Kay I’m struggling. We make good money, my kids are 3 and 1. I have always wanted a 3rd child especially with a miscarriage I had in between my 1st two. I was so excited to be pregnant. My husband wasn’t thrilled but just going along. He was sick when we conceived. I found out I was … [Read more...] about Married. Two toddlers. Want a 3rd, it felt wrong.
Submitted by: Kelly S. Hi all I suffered from HG with all my pregnancies. I have 3 kids and this would have been my 4th. But due to HG this go around also, I had an abortion at 6wks 5 days I couldn't deal with all the spitting and throwing up. When I say everything I mean everything made me feel … [Read more...] about Hyperemesis
Submitted by: Lauren N My experience was both horrible and amazing at the same time. The horrible part being my pregnancy, and the amazing part was the support, and care that I experienced through my abortion. Let me start by saying I live in a state where I’m very lucky and they have extremely … [Read more...] about Surgical Abortion at 11 weeks 5 days
Submitted by: Beth I knew I was pregnant before I knew for sure. Before I took the tests, I knew. When I first had a feeling, I decided to go for a walk. It was a cold night and I just started walking. I felt an odd sense of calm. I walked slow but I stood tall. I felt a pull to walk to the … [Read more...] about I just feel tired
Submitted by: Surahbi S So, finally after getting two packs of pregnancy tests and 3 days ahead of my period, on 27th nov 2019 I gathered the courage in the morning to check the results. Yes it's positive!!! And evoked a lot of negative emotions for us... "No we are not ready, not at all.." … [Read more...] about 9 days of Being Pregnant
Submitted by: Stella Hi all, thanks for this space and your courageous stories. I’m still struggling to process after my abortion about three weeks ago. I’m 44 and it was my first pregnancy. It was an extraordinarily difficult decision. I had very much wanted children earlier in my life and … [Read more...] about Late Moon
Submitted by: Brittny I found out I was pregnant two weeks before this past Christmas. I saw it coming and already knew before I took the test. I wasn’t surprised, even though it took a while for reality to settle in. I knew that if I ever got pregnant before I finished school, I would get an … [Read more...] about Surgical Abortion at 10 Weeks
Submitted by: Keely I don’t know where to start. I am so empty inside. I feel so sad. I had my IUD taken out a couple of months ago bc I was getting bad acne, but I do want a 3rd child. My husband was not on board for 3rd yet, but agreeable to talk about it in next year. We were following the … [Read more...] about Mom of 2 toddlers had medical abortion at less than 5 weeks
Submitted by: Sarah I had an abortion today. I never thought I would have to go through this, especially considering I had an IUD inserted just 6 months earlier. I had missed my period, which is not unusual with an IUD, but was unusual for me. I decided to take a pregnancy test, or four, to … [Read more...] about IUD failure, 6 week surgical abortion, no sedation
Submitted by: Anonymous I found out I was pregnant near the end of April in 2019. I was experiencing symptoms such as morning sickness and certain foods or smells made me nauseous and I wasn’t able to hold down down at first I thought I was just getting sick or maybe it was just a stomach bug, … [Read more...] about My abortion Story: 9 Weeks Pregnant
Submitted by: Amanda I had been tracking my cycle obsessively for the past 3 years because I really dislike hormonal birth control. I had even gotten really good at recognizing where I was at based on what my body felt like. Month after month we got lucky, which over the course of a year became … [Read more...] about Is there ever a good time?
Submitted by: Beth I am 28 years old and have had a medical abortion at 22 because I was just not ready. I was genuinely shocked to find out I was pregnant and this far along, as I was still regularly getting my menstrual cycle. But, when I went from a barely B cup to a C cup, I knew something … [Read more...] about 11 wk surgical abortion experience (no sedation)
Submitted by: Ashley Mar I told myself I’d write if I had a positive experience. I found out at 4 weeks. I went back and forth and was promised support of either decision from my boyfriend who is 8 years my senior, but I knew he didn’t want me to have a baby. He was worried about finances and … [Read more...] about Planned Parenthood: In-Clinic Twilight Sedation at 10 Weeks