Jane #8

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

A very mature 17 year-old college student called in to the hotline. She was in a committed relationship and had just found out she was pregnant.

She was estranged from both parents, who were angry with her for going away to college.

“Will I be able to get on the IUD after I have an abortion?,” the caller asked.

“I promise you I am trying to be responsible, but every time I ask my doctor she tells me I have to have parental consent to get on birth control.”