Jessica

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

Jessica called just a few days ago, still audibly upset about the recent death of her mother.

Her father had been missing her entire life—she thought maybe he lived in Montana, but she wasn’t sure.

She was living with her aunt and uncle, who were both supportive of her decision to terminate her pregnancy. When Jessica was asked about why she wasn’t using birth control, she said that she had tried, but without parental consent, no one would give it to her. She even went to the clinic with her aunt.

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