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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 I really struggled with life after that, I failed classes and became withdrawn.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

There are Abortion Aftercare Recovery Programs available
Christine
FL, United States
I have found forgiveness not only from our God, but I have found forgiveness for me.  31 years after my abortion I have found forgiveness and I will be silent no more.

Testimony Types - Abortion and Broken Relationships - Attended Healing Program - First trimester - Women Who Regret Their Abortions

They did an Ultrasound that they would Not Allow me to See
Bernadine
TX, United States
They did an ultrasound that they would not allow me to see. I remember the technician asking me how far along I was and being surprised...and saying, yes, I guess you are.  I used that moment to convince myself that there was something wrong with the baby and justify getting an abortion for years.  I was never given any other options, never had the process explained to me.
Testimony Types - Abortion and Broken Relationships - Planned Parenthood - Women Who Regret Their Abortions

I had no Support from Anyone to Keep the Baby
Theresa
PA, United States
So, I panicked and gave in to the pressure put upon me. I had no support from anyone to keep the baby. And back then there were no protesters or prayer groups outside the abortion clinic. I remember lying on the table and feeling horrible and knowing that it was wrong and just wanting to get it over with. 
Testimony Types - Attended Healing Program - Coerced Abortion - First trimester - Multiple Abortions - Teen Abortion - Women Who Regret Their Abortions

Little Bean, I'm So Sorry
Cari
England, United Kingdom

The events which took place weigh heavily on my heart and I cannot adequately convey the utter despair which fell on me after my abortion. 

Testimony Type - All

I didn't Tell a Soul of the Hole that was in My Heart
Jessica
VA, United States
I carried the shame and pain for years. I didn’t tell a soul of the hole that was in my heart.  But in a church service the preacher was about to walk off stage and came back and said someone needs to be healed from the pain of abortion and I fell to my knees. I felt God meet me there. I felt love wash over me. 

Testimony Types - Coerced Abortion - Multiple Abortions - Teen Abortion - Women Who Regret Their Abortions

My Three Abortions have Ruined my Life
Boszenna
WA, Australia
My three abortions have ruined my life. Brainwashed that abortion was 'normal' I reluctantly had these ops. I've had nightmares about the loss of my babies.
Testimony Types - Multiple Abortions - Women Who Regret Their Abortions

I was not Offered any Pre-Abortion Counseling
Aimee
MO, United States
I scheduled an abortion in June 1993. I was taken to Planned Parenthood in Kansas City. The staff ushered me into an interview room. Asked a couple of questions. Given info on the vacuum type abortion. I was not offered any pre-abortion counseling.
Testimony Types - Abortion and Broken Relationships - Abortion and Depression - Abortion and Health - First trimester - Forced Abortion - Planned Parenthood - Women Who Regret Their Abortions

It was very quiet, Except for someone Sobbing in Another Room
Judy
FL, United States
I felt lightheaded and tired, then they performed the procedure. It was quick and I don't remember it being painful, but I felt very uncomfortable because everyone in the clinic was very quiet, eerily quiet, except for someone sobbing in another room. 

Testimony Types - Teen Abortion - Women Who Regret Their Abortions

I Went through it in a Dream State, not wanting to Feel
Mary
MN, United States
I went through it in a dream state, not wanting to feel, just wanting it over with. The nurse held my hand during the procedure, that is the only memory of some sort of comfort. Afterwards my emotions were very broken, so much guilt, shame, secretness and pain.
Testimony Types - Abortion and Broken Relationships - Coerced Abortion - First trimester - Women Who Regret Their Abortions

I Found Myself Alone and Afraid
Michelle
AL, United States
I found myself alone and afraid.  I moved out of state and into a family members home-  There was not one person who supported me.  No one telling me everything would be okay. No one wanted the burden of a baby.  It was just easier to get rid of the problem.  
Testimony Types - Abortion and Broken Relationships - Abortion and Suicide - Teen Abortion - Women Who Regret Their Abortions

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