Jane #5

Stories from Janes who have called the hotline in Texas. Names and identifying details have been changed.

“My older sister got pregnant when she was 17. I was in the kitchen when she told my mother,” the 16 year-old caller said.

“My mother pushed her against the wall, slapped her across the face, and then grabbed her by the hair, pulled her through the living room out the front door and threw her off the porch. I don’t know where my sister is now.”

“I’m considered the good daughter. But I know what my mother is capable of.”

When asked where her father was, she responded that she had no idea. “I haven’t seen him in over ten years,” she said.