Fourteen and Wants to Get Pregnant

by D.J.C.
(Calgary, Alberta, Canada)

This little story of mine breaks my heart. We have a young lady of fourteen years who sits for us. She dropped a bomb shell on me the other night driving her home after sitting for us. We all know the family is under a lot of stress with the father's substance abuse and rather odd behaviors. I was told quite profoundly that she was trying her best to become pregnant so she would be sent away from her home. Her words: "He says he'll throw me out if I ever get pregnant." O.K., other than I would like to get my baseball bat out and have a very pointed discussion with this Fellow, I don't know what to do.


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