Jane #6

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

A 16 year-old called in from her bathroom, whispering. “My parents always told me that birth control is evil,” she said. “I never thought about getting on it because they told me it was bad for me and would make me impure.”

“I didn’t think I would get pregnant because my boyfriend pulls out. I thought it was hard to get pregnant.”

“If I tell my parents, they will throw me out. I know it.”