Stories from Janes who have called the hotline in Texas. Names and identifying details have been changed.
A 17 year-old called the hotline for her friend, Macy. Macy was a few weeks pregnant and wanted an abortion. Macy’s parents were “crazy”, as she put it, always drunk and always angry.
“Look,” she said, “is there any way she can get an abortion without telling her parents? Because otherwise she’s planning to have her boyfriend punch her in the stomach until she miscarries. She’s trying to convince him. She doesn’t know what else to do.”