Submitted by: Gizel Hi. I had my surgical abortion just 2 days ago and I feel so sad and empty even though this is the choice I wanted to make. I'm only 21, and with the pandemic going on and how the world's going, I didn't wanna bring a child up into this world. I originally was going to take … [Read more...] about Why do I feel sad for an abortion I don’t regret?
Submitted by: Lexi I just had my first (and hopefully only) surgical abortion without sedation 1 hour ago. I chose a high-end clinic in Atlanta that had great reviews and made me feel comfortable from the moment I scheduled 6 days ago. My partner and I both knew if anything like this were to … [Read more...] about The feeling of relief
Submitted by: SJ I could have been a mother of 2 by my 32nd birthday, but I recently made the decision to terminate a pregnancy in the midst of such an unprecedented time in history, and an incredibly stressful period of my life. My husband (50) and I have been married for 4 years. We both … [Read more...] about Pandemic Fear
Submitted by : K Young My first abortion was in 2012, I used the medication and like many it was very difficult emotionally. I was finishing college and in my early 20’s, just not ready to be a mom. Even so, I never wanted to go through that again. I got the copper IUD and felt secure that it was … [Read more...] about Against the Odds
Submitted by: H. It’s been 6 months. I was less than 5 weeks. It was barely implanted when my husband and I felt we had to have an abortion to “save” our family. We have other children. We have a stressful marriage due to military career. We loved our little seed but we needed to set it free. I … [Read more...] about Tell me it gets better
Submitted by: Cecilie Dear Love, Please don't be upset with me, I did it for me and daddy. I know it sounds so selfish but I was scared, alone, and had no support. I think about you all the time. I always wonder what you would have looked like. Would you have looked like me? Would you have … [Read more...] about A letter to my unborn
Submitted by: Jodian It was my first year of university. I ended up meeting my now-ex boyfriend at the beginning of the semester. We knew each other from high school and decided to rekindle the feelings we had for each other. Fast forward to March 2019, we were celebrating the ending of our … [Read more...] about The most bittersweet moment of my life
Submitted by: Anonymous So here I am a week after my procedure, and let me start with, I got through it from reading the stories on here the night before. I felt alone, I felt broken and scared and insert in whatever word you’re feeling right now, I felt it. There were and there still are none of … [Read more...] about You are not alone, you are strong
Submitted by: Scarlett Had an abortion in early October, I WAS LESS THAN 5 weeks!!! I am married with TWO toddlers and we planned to have a 3rd and I got pregnant immediately. I have always been somewhat psychic or intuitive. When I got pregnant this time something hit me. Something was … [Read more...] about Coronavirus Gives me Validation
Submitted by: Laura When I met the father of my baby, I was in a fairly bad mental state where I didn't really know what I wanted and I was searching for anything that sparks happiness or fake happiness... it didn't matter. We had months of unprotected sex, half of which I was on the depo … [Read more...] about Abortion at 19
Submitted by: Violet It’s been exactly a year since I walked into planned parenthood with tears in my eyes and made the toughest decision of my life. It feels like just yesterday I was on my way to my appointment just asking for a sign, wondering if this was the right choice. I can remember every … [Read more...] about One Year Later. Life Goes on.
Submitted by: Maria I had an abortion the day before my 17th birthday. The days that followed started to blur and become meaningless hours; I couldn’t find myself for a while. Everyday is still an internal battle but I try to find ways to deal with the loss of my little bean. Me and my partner … [Read more...] about My Abortion at 16
Submitted by: Maria Mine was back in July 4th, 2019 and I'm struggling on a daily basis. I had to return to work 2 days later as if nothing happened, but it wasn't nothing... I lost an enormous part of my life, I felt -- and still feel -- so empty like something is missing. The guilt, the … [Read more...] about Losing Our Bean
Submitted by: Winter the Minor The father of what would have been my child was a handsome man in the military. He was greek, with dark features and a passive attitude. I met him at a nightclub, and he asked to have sex with me. I took him home and we had a nice enough time. I told him I would … [Read more...] about Abortion at 18 — My second chance
Submitted by: Anonymous I am 26 years old, a full time university student living in a tiny studio apartment with a stable partner of 9 years and I honestly have no plans of raising a kid under these circumstances. This was my first pregnancy and we knew right away we were going to abort (no … [Read more...] about 26 years old: In clinic Vacuum aspiration full sedation! Very positive experience
Submitted by: Girl amongst the trees At the age of 30 I experienced my first abortion. I was married but just arrived in a new city with a new job and this was completely unexpected. We both agreed the pregnancy could not be kept at this time, and were both very comfortable with the … [Read more...] about My experience with medical and surgical abortion
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.