13 year old rape victim, who is caught between laws in Indiana:
A former self-proclaimed "social bug" — she was a cheerleader and
athlete — the young victim has become reclusive since learning she was
"I can't walk out the door without someone calling me a
whore or slut," the girl said. "I used to have a lot of friends, or
people I thought were my friends, but as soon as this happened I just
The repeated vandalism incidents at the family's
home — including the words "whore" and "slut" scrawled on the garage
doors — were reported to police. But Green said no charges were filed
because there were no witnesses to the acts.
Her daughter also has
been the target of mean-spirited rumors and speculation that her
pregnancy is the result of promiscuous behavior.
Green said she
and her daughter were both opposed to abortion, but the topic came up
after she learned her "baby girl" was pregnant.
"Under these circumstance," Green said, "it would have been easier."
But after a two-hour heart-to-heart conversation, her daughter held firm to her convictions.
"I just looked at my mom," the girl recalled, "and told her I wanted to keep the baby."
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