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It's not Just a Medical Procedure
Joanna
CA, United States
I want to share my testimony to help other women to avoid the pain that I have dealt with for many years. It’s not just a medical procedure, but something that can affect your entire life.
Testimony Type - Women Who Regret Their Abortions

Abortion Changes a Woman Forever
Olivia
TX, United States
But, it wasn't God punishing me. It was my free will, God had given me. I didn't know the things I did, would have some kind of impact in my life. Without realizing it at the time. Abortion changes a woman forever.
Testimony Types - Attended Healing Program - Women Who Regret Their Abortions

I Wanted Nothing More than to Keep my Baby
Shelby
MI, United States
I was 17 when I had an abortion. I wanted nothing more than to keep my baby. I waited until I was 10 weeks to finally tell my mom because I knew she would be extremely upset with me. 
Testimony Types - Abortion and Depression - Forced Abortion - Teen Abortion - Women Who Regret Their Abortions

I was a Very Liberal College Student in the late 70s
Stephanie
CA, United States
I was a very liberal college student in the late 70s.  I believed in "women's liberation" from a teen.  That meant not being encumbered by children until successful; having an important career; not needing our man.
Testimony Types - Abortion and Broken Relationships - Abortion and Substance Abuse - Multiple Abortions - Women Who Regret Their Abortions

She Never Told me About the Pregnancy
John
NC, United States
She never told me about the pregnancy.

We got married in 1980 and after two weeks of being married she was feeling so guilty that she told me that she aborted our baby in 1978.




Testimony Types - Abortion and Broken Relationships - Fathers of Aborted Children

Always Recovering from Sadness, but God Cured my Grief
Francene
AL, United States
I love the Lord and I am always recovering from sadness, but God cured my grief. God has saved me from the depths of grieve that is endless and gave me new life and new life abundantly. Go to Jesus...He is seeking you and do not waste time because he loves you abundantly.

Testimony Types - Abortion and Depression - Attended Healing Program - Women Who Regret Their Abortions

Letter to my past self
Phoenix
United States

I wish someone had been by your side to give you good advice, advise that in the short term was not easy to follow, but in the long term would have saved you a flood of tears.

Testimony Type - All

I Still Wonder What this Child would have Become
Donna
CT, United States
I was 20 when I had an abortion. I am now 70 and though I’ve healed, I still wonder what this child would have become. I went on to marry and have 3 children and one miscarriage/ectopic pregnancy. The miscarriage is what triggered the need for counseling.
Testimony Type - Women Who Regret Their Abortions

I was able to Honor the Short Life of my Baby
Rocio
FL, United States
I was able to honor the short life of my baby and accept that even though I will never get to hold that baby in my arms, I am a mother.
Testimony Types - Abortion and Depression - Attended Healing Program - Women Who Regret Their Abortions

Abortion Devastated the Core of My Being
Aryn Sylvester
AZ, United States
I regret my forced abortion at the hands of my abuser. Even in cases of incest, if not more so, abortion devastated the core of my being and was not an answer but a silencing of an even bigger problem.

Testimony Types - Attended Healing Program - Rape and Abortion - Women Who Regret Their Abortions

I Decided to Get an Abortion - Knowing it Was Wrong
Harrise
PA, United States
So, I decided to get an abortion even while knowing it was wrong. I did not tell anybody that I was pregnant but I wish I did. If only I had told my mother or my sister maybe I’d have changed my mind. For over 5 years I was living with guilt and shame. I was in so much pain and felt so much shame and guilt I couldn’t even talk about it. 

Testimony Types - First trimester - Women Who Regret Their Abortions

It took Years to Unwind my Long-Held Beliefs
Rene Leaver
KY, United States
I realized the full magnitude of my “choice” in 1999 when I miscarried.  It took years to unwind my long-held beliefs and the trauma of that abortion. Admitting who I am and what I’m capable of justifying was a painful process; at times I felt I was being flayed. I know God was with me every moment during these 35 years.  
Testimony Type - Women Who Regret Their Abortions

Immediately After the Abortion, I Felt Regret
Molly
KY, United States
Immediately after the abortion, I felt regret. I knew I had done a terrible thing. I really struggled with life after that, I failed classes and became withdrawn. It took me 9 years to finally complete my undergraduate degree. I was terribly depressed and lost. 

Testimony Types - Abortion and Broken Relationships - Abortion and Depression - First trimester - Women Who Regret Their Abortions

Without any Support, It Seemed Like the Only Choice
Tiffany
MO, United States
In 1998, I was faced with an unplanned pregnancy. I was young and afraid. The father of this baby wanted no part of it and my mom was adamant that this baby would ruin my life. So, without any support, and my own fears, abortion seemed like my only choice. Early one morning my mom took me to Planned Parenthood (the only abortion facility left in MO). 
Testimony Types - Abortion and Broken Relationships - Abortion and Depression - Abortion and Substance Abuse - Attended Healing Program - First trimester - Women Who Regret Their Abortions

The Abortion Procedure was Very Painful-They Lied
Lena
NM, United States
As they were doing the abortion procedure it was very painful. They lied about everything. Immediately after the abortion I felt sad and regretful. I just wanted to leave right away but was not allowed to. As a result of this abortion, I became promiscuous and turned to alcohol. After about a year, the relationship with that boyfriend ended. I did tell a friend I worked with about it but no one else.  

Testimony Types - Abortion and Broken Relationships - Abortion and Depression - Abortion and Substance Abuse - Attended Healing Program - Women Who Regret Their Abortions

Society Demanded me to Ignore that I ever had a Child
Michelle
WA, United States
I'll never forget how it felt - the tugging, the pulling.  Afterwards, I was forced to bury the memory. Society demanded me to ignore that I ever had a child and live quietly with the shame to protect their allegiance to the illusion of a woman’s right to choose.  
Testimony Types - Abortion and Depression - Multiple Abortions - Women Who Regret Their Abortions

It was the Most Painful Experience I have Ever Had
Melinda
TX, United States
I’ll never forget the day of the abortion and I found myself laying on the bed and praying to God, God if you love me would you help me get up from this table and walk out!! I never got up, I was frozen and what happened next would send me into the most painful experience I have ever had. 
Testimony Types - Abortion and Depression - Abortion and Substance Abuse - First trimester - Teen Abortion - Women Who Regret Their Abortions

I felt Pressured by the Father of the Baby
Brianna
CA, United States
I had an abortion because I felt pressured by the father of the baby. We were in a committed relationship and while the pregnancy was unplanned, I was very much looking forward to becoming a mother when I found out I was pregnant. Unfortunately, he was not and when I told him I was pregnant he immediately told me he wasn't ready to be a father. 
Testimony Types - Abortion and Broken Relationships - Abortion and Depression - Abortion and Substance Abuse - Coerced Abortion - Women Who Regret Their Abortions

I Thought my Life was Going to be Back to Normal
Nancy
DE, United States
There I was back in the room, put the gown on, and up on the table I went. Same doctor,  different nurse, and bright lights. They gave me another numbing shot, and the "machine" went on.  I closed my eyes. "My life was going to be back to normal," I thought.  The procedure took a few minutes, and I was done.

Testimony Types - Second trimester - Women Who Regret Their Abortions

Choose a Sign of Love, Adoption, If you are not Ready
Carmen
NJ, United States
A sign of love is to give the baby up for adoption if you feel that you are not ready, it is better to carry the satisfaction of having given life to a defenseless being than to carry the guilt and shame for life. It is painful.
Testimony Types - Abortion and Broken Relationships - First trimester - Women Who Regret Their Abortions

I Had an Abortion because I was Extremely Vulnerable
Erin
OH, United States
I had an abortion because I was extremely vulnerable, and I was very fearful of what to do and what would happen to me in this experience of being pregnant. I was so scared, my parents told me I couldn't come home, and I was about to be evicted from my apartment I didn't have a job, my brother paid for the abortion. 

Testimony Types - Attended Healing Program - Teen Abortion - Women Who Regret Their Abortions

I Felt I Had no Choice, Being Single and Basically Poor
Rachael
MN, United States

I felt I had no choice, being single and basically poor. I grew up in a "progressive liberal", non-religious family. Also, my older sister was always a big influence on me. She believes that if you question abortion rights, you don't believe in women's rights.

Testimony Types - First trimester - Women Who Regret Their Abortions

I had an abortion because I was a young, ambitious African American
Denise
MO, United States
I had an abortion because I was a young, ambitious African American 1st generation in my immediate family, college student, married and my family looked up to me that I had chosen education goal and was successful.
Testimony Types - Abortion and Broken Relationships - Abortion and Suicide - Attended Healing Program - Helped Someone Get an Abortion - Multiple Abortions - Planned Parenthood - Women Who Regret Their Abortions

I Think about My Child all the Time
Diana
PA, United States
I think about my child all the time. I feel it’s a girl. I regret that I was selfish and did it to myself. Although I went to a clinic, I didn’t know that I had already killed my child by douching, but my intentions were to abort.
Testimony Types - First trimester - Women Who Regret Their Abortions

I knew Right Away what I had Done was Wrong
Joyce
VA, United States
During the abortion procedure I experienced the most horrible pain ever.  It felt like my insides were being sucked out of me.  Immediately after the abortion I felt ashamed, sad and knew right away what I had done was wrong, and regretted my decision. 
Testimony Types - Abortion and Depression - Abortion and Health - Attended Healing Program - Multiple Abortions - Teen Abortion - Women Who Regret Their Abortions

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