She’s one of the youngest pregnant women ever.
In my work as a nurse, I’ve seen a lot of questionable things. Grown men leaping stairways buck-naked in an attempt to escape the hospital, women putting themselves into labor much too early, family members fighting right in front of someone’s death bed. But one of the hardest situations to ever encounter was seeing very young women become pregnant and brought into the hospital by older men. Sometimes, they would identify themselves as the young girl’s father or uncle, but let’s be real -- those types of men aren’t fooling anyone.
Luckily, in those types of situations, it’s always a relief when the girls are brought in, because there is a protocol to follow to ensure the young woman’s safety, from both any potential abuse and during labor. It’s awful to realize that such a thing happens in every community, but it’s a relief when a young woman can be helped.
You can’t help but wonder how much we don’t know about what our neighbors are doing.