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Woman pressured to take abortion pill: ‘I hate the father of my child and I hate myself’

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A woman who took the abortion pill at her boyfriend’s insistence and now regrets it told her story on the website AbortionChangesYou.com. She had been dating her boyfriend for three years when she got pregnant, and was initially happy about her pregnancy, but her boyfriend demanded she abort their child and took her to Planned Parenthood:

I was happy because for me my baby was a blessing. When I told him that I was pregnant he told me that it wasn’t the right time [and] that I needed to have an abortion. I told him I was against abortion. He pushed me to the edge, and we ended up at [Planned] Parenthood. I cried all the way to the clinic trying to change his mind and he will [sic] only get upset at me.

READ: Abortion pill regret: I was lied to, pressured, and have been unable to conceive again

She said the abortion pill “got stuck to the top of my mouth” and she spit it out in the car. She told her boyfriend she didn’t want to take it:

[W]hen I got out of the place I took [the abortion pill] out my mouth [sic] and I told him it is god that wants to keep the baby alive. He got very mad because I didn’t drink it. I put it in a cup and told him if you want me to take it you have to force me because I won’t take it on my own.

Over the next two days, her boyfriend constantly insisted she take the pill. Finally, during an argument, she gave in:

Two days later we started arguing about the same thing and he kept saying that it was the best thing to do so I got mad and told him if you really want to kill your own baby and don’t have mercy for him[,] bring me the stupid pill and I will take it right now[,] so he went and bring [sic] the pill and water.

 

She immediately regretted taking the pill. In tears, she found the website for abortion reversal and called the number.

Abortion reversal can work and has saved many babies, but there are no guarantees. Even though the woman took progesterone only four hours after swallowing the abortion pill, it was too late for her baby. Her child died despite her attempt to reverse the effects of the abortion pill.

 

She now deeply regrets the abortion and harbors a great deal of anger toward the father of her baby. She said she cannot forgive herself:

[N]ow I feel that I hate the father of my child and I hate myself for been so stupid [sic] and letting him push me to the edge. I cannot forgive myself for what I did. I don’t know how to overcome this. It changed my life completely. I think I will never be the same person again. The father of my baby looks happy like if nothing happened. I don’t even know how I made the mistake of dating someone like him.

This woman’s story is an example of how some women are pressured into abortion. Statistics show that anywhere between 30% and 64% of women who have abortions were pressured into their abortions.

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