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#725 – The Tucson Woman’s Clinic in Tucson, AZ

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THE TUCSON WOMAN’S CLINIC
1601 N. TUCSON BLVD. # 35
TUCSON, AZ 85716
520-321-4345

TAPE – 725

(Dialing, phone ringing 1x)

CLINIC: Good afternoon, Tucson Women’s Clinic.

CALLER: Hi. Yeah. I was calling to see if you guys do abortions there.

CLINIC: Yes, we do.

CALLER: Well, do you know how much it cost for that?

CLINIC: Well, it would depend on how far along you are in your pregnancy. Are you calling for yourself?

CALLER: Yeah.

CLINIC: Could I get just your first name?

CALLER: It’s Lisa.

CLINIC: Lisa. Hi, my name is Pat.

CALLER: Hi.

CLINIC: It’s just nicer to know the name of the person you’re talking to.

Lisa, can you tell me when your last period started?

CALLER: January 3rd.

CLINIC: Okay. So it’s about eight-and-a-half weeks now. And the first available appointment we have is around the 13th, so that would still be under 10 weeks. The price would be $275, as long as you get it done by the 11th week. There’s a $20 charge from the pharmacy for your medication. There’s a $30 charge if you have RH negative blood.

Do you know your blood type?

CALLER: No.

CLINIC: Okay. We’re going to test it. Have you ever had a baby?

CALLER: No.

CLINIC: Okay. Generally, that’s when you find out if you have this special type of blood.

CALLER: Oh.

CLINIC: Have you ever had any pregnancies?

CALLER: No.

CLINIC: The thing is, I’m going to be 14 next month, and my friend told me that you guys would have to tell my parents. But my boyfriend’s 22. Could he just sign for anything?

CLINIC: No, actually, it’s not your parents we have to tell; it’s CPS.

CALLER: Oh. Who is that?

CLINIC: Child Protective Services.

CALLER: Why do you have to tell them?

CLINIC: Well, that’s the law. It’s not legal for someone under 15 to be having sex, technically. And what they need to do is check out and make sure you’re not being abused.

CALLER: Well, I’m not. Me and my boyfriend are in love. We’re going to get married.

CLINIC: I understand that. And so they just have to check into it.

CALLER: But will they tell my parents?

CLINIC: No, I don’t think so. For us there’s a legal element in that we have to report it if you’re under 15. And if your boyfriend is more than two years older than you, we have to let them know about it.

CALLER: Oh. Well, what could happen?

CLINIC: How long have you been dating him?

CALLER: Huh?

CLINIC: How long have you been dating him?

CALLER: About a year.

CLINIC: Okay. Well, like I said, I think they just look into it and make sure that you’re not being molested.

CALLER: Well, no.

CLINIC: And there’s no way for us to do that. They have to talk to you. Usually I think all they do is put your name on a list so that if they get any other things during the next year, they can look into your welfare.

CALLER: Oh. I just haven’t had a pregnancy test yet. Do you guys do that there?

CLINIC: Uh-huh.

CALLER: Would you have to tell people about that?

CLINIC: The pregnancy test?

CALLER: Uh-huh.

CLINIC: No, I don’t think so. I think a pregnancy test is a confidential pre-pregnancy. But whether you decide to have a baby or whether you decide to have an abortion, it will be reported to CPS, even if you decided to continue the pregnancy.

CALLER: What if the pregnancy test showed that I wasn’t pregnant?

CLINIC: Then there’s nothing to report, is there?

CALLER: Well, I don’t know. If it showed that I wasn’t pregnant, could I get birth control so that we don’t have to worry about all this anymore?

CLINIC: Well, we don’t do birth control prescriptions here. What you would do then is you could go to Planned Parenthood or through your family doctor to get a prescription for birth control pills.

CALLER: But would they have to tell anybody?

CLINIC: No. It’s no illegal for you to get birth control. I know it’s really strange. It’s a stupid law in Arizona. But because it is the law in Arizona, we have to follow it. But in terms of you going to get birth control, no, they don’t have to report that.

CALLER: Okay.

CLINIC: Okay (laughing)?

CALLER: All right.

CLINIC: You might want to try talking to some people at the Archer (ph) Teen Center, because they’ll have all the ins and outs of it for you, and then can give you a referral regarding abortion if it turns out that you are pregnant. But it’s just more convenient for you to come to us and do the test.

CALLER: Yeah, it kinda is.

CLINIC: You can come in for a pregnancy test between 9 and 11:30 in the morning, and 1:30 to 4:30 in the afternoon.

Are you late for your period?

CALLER: Well, yeah. I haven’t had it since January 3rd.

CLINIC: Okay. Have you been having unprotected sex?

CALLER: Yeah.

CLINIC: Okay. Well, there’s a pretty good chance that you’re probably pregnant. And anytime you have unprotected sex you have about an 80 percent chance of becoming pregnant.

CALLER: Do you have the number for the teen center place?

CLINIC: I’m going to look it up for you. Will you hold on?

CALLER: Sure.

CLINIC: And it’s Lisa, right?

CALLER: Yes.

CLINIC: Hold on.

(Pause)

CLINIC: Sweetie, are you there?

CALLER: I’m here.

CLINIC: Actually, it’s Keno Teen Center. And that’s on Awhoe (ph), 2801 East Awhoe. It’s over by the ballpark. Do you know where the ballpark is over on Awhoe?

CALLER: Uh-huh, yeah. I think so.

CLINIC: And the number is 740-4600. And just as second. I believe that’s the one with mostly the teen services. Also I’m going to give you a number for Planned Parenthood to talk to them about their birth control services too. And I’m going to give you the number of the clinic up by Tucson Mall, because they might be able to tell you where they have something more convenient– 628-3071.

So if you want to get a pregnancy test, you can get one here or probably at one of those places. And then if it’s negative, then you can go on to get some birth control. If it’s positive, then we’ll deal with that when the time comes.

CALLER: Okay.

CLINIC: Okay? But, honey, I don’t want you to not do anything about a pregnancy just because you’re afraid of what’s going to happen. I believe that from what I understand they just look in to make sure that you’re not being molested by somebody

Do your parents know you’re dating this man?

CALLER: Huh?

CLINIC: Do your parents know that you’re dating this man?

CALLER: Well, yeah. I mean, he works with my dad. They just don’t know we’re having sex. I mean, if they found out about that, I don’t know what they would do.

CLINIC: Uh-huh.

CALLER: So they just can’t find out.

CLINIC: Well, I think that we would have to get more information for you. It’s pretty unusual, I want to let you know, for someone your age to be already sexually active on a regular basis. And if you have a good relationship and the person is treating you kindly and properly, then that’s fine. But there are actually laws, and I’m sure your boyfriend’s aware of it, that he’s not suppose to be touching anybody under 18. And legally, if your parents decided — say you were to get pregnant, and you decided to keep the baby, there would possibly be some consequences in that, that he’s got to take responsibility for that.

What does he think about the fact that you think you might be pregnant?

CALLER: Well, we decided that we don’t want to have a kid right now. I mean, we want to get married and have kids later, but just not yet. I mean, he’s already got a son from his last marriage. But he just doesn’t want to have any more kids right now. I mean, he’s great with his son. He really loves him, and he takes care of him, and his son is just a sweetheart.

CLINIC: And don’t you think you’re a little young to get started? Do you want to have a baby yet?

CALLER: Not right now.

CLINIC: You told me you’re not quite 14?

CALLER: Right. I’ll be 14 on the 19th of this month.

CLINIC: So I really highly suggest that you get a pregnancy test right away, whether you come here or whether you go to one of those places. But I would talk to the Keno Teen people; find out exactly what your rights are. Okay?

CALLER: If I had any more questions, could I call and ask you?

CLINIC: Yeah. My name is Pat. I’m only here in the afternoon. And I’m the manager here. Yeah, I’d be real curious what they tell you too.

CALLER: Okay.

CLINIC: Okay, Lisa? But I’m not going to be calling your parents under any circumstance. That I don’t do. But the law does say that I have to notify Child Protective Services, and then they make a decision what to do about it. And I tell them — well, you say you’re having a sexual relationship with this person, then — I don’t believe they do anything. And that’s the way it works.

CALLER: Oh, okay.

CLINIC: Okay?

CALLER: All right.

CLINIC: But I would check that out with the Keno Teen Center just to be sure.

CALLER: Okay.

CLINIC: It doesn’t happen to us very often.

CALLER: Oh, all right.

CLINIC: But whatever you do, don’t do anything desperate, you know? You need to get good medical care under whatever circumstances. Planned Parenthood does have a counselor also. I think you need the number over there– 884-5562. Her name is Judy. She’s a counselor. And you might call over there and ask if you can have a counselor call you; that you have some questions. And she might be able to answer those questions better than I can.

CALLER: Oh, okay.

CLINIC: Okay?

CALLER: All right.

CLINIC: Thanks for calling, honey.

CALLER: Thanks.

CLINIC: Bye bye.

***END***

#726 – Family Planning Associates Medical Group in Phoenix, AZ

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FAMILY PLANNING ASSOCIATES MEDICAL GROUP
1331 N. 7TH ST. #225
PHOENIX, AZ 85006
602-553-0440

TAPE – 726

(Dialing, phone ringing 4x)

CLINIC: Family Planning?

CALLER: Hi. Yeah. I was calling to see if you guys do abortions there.

CLINIC: Yes, we do.

CALLER: How much does it cost for that?

CLINIC: From 6 to 12 weeks it’s $380, and then after 12 weeks it goes up depending on how far along you are.

CALLER: Okay. Well, how do you know how far along you are?

CLINIC: Do you know the first day of your last normal period?

CALLER: January 3rd.

CLINIC: January 3rd?

CALLER: Uh-huh.

CLINIC: That was a normal period?

CALLER: Yeah. Okay.

CLINIC: Going by that date would put you right now about nine weeks. It would be $380, and it’s a one-day procedure.

CALLER: Oh, okay. How long does it take?

CLINIC: It takes about an hour-and-a-half to two hours. The procedure only takes about three to five minutes, but you’re in our office for about an hour-and-a-half to two hours. Did you want to schedule an appointment?

CALLER: The thing is I’m going to be 14 later on this month, and my friend said that you guys would have to tell my parents. But my boyfriend’s 22. Could he just sign whatever it is, and you wouldn’t have to tell anybody?

CLINIC: Yeah, I don’t think that that would be a problem.

CALLER: Okay.

CLINIC: You’re only 13 right now?

CALLER: Yeah. I’ll be 14 on the 19th.

CLINIC: I don’t think it will be a problem. Just a lot of times when people are that young they recommend that you have a parent or a relative with you.

CALLER: Well, I don’t have anybody. I mean, I can’t tell my parents at all, and I don’t have any other relatives.

CLINIC: Okay. There’s no parental consent law in Arizona, so I don’t think there should be a problem.

CALLER: My boyfriend and — we were talking about this. And he said he would pay cash for everything, but he doesn’t want anybody to know about us. If he was paying for everything, would he have to sign anything?

CLINIC: No, uh-uh. If he’s going to pay cash, that’s not a problem.

CALLER: Oh, okay. Do you guys do like a pregnancy test before just to make sure?

CLINIC: Yeah. Have you had a pregnancy test done?

CALLER: Well, no. I just haven’t had my period for a while, and I’m just kind of scared.

CLINIC: Okay. We don’t like to schedule an appointment until you’ve had a pregnancy test. But you can buy one in the drug store if you’d like, an over-the-counter test, or you can come in to — our lab is open in our Phoenix office Monday through Friday from 8 to 11 in the morning, and then in our (unclear), the office is opened just from 1 to 2:30 on Tuesday, Thursday and Friday afternoon.

CALLER: Okay. How much does it cost to get a pregnancy test there?

CLINIC: Fifteen dollars.

CALLER: If it came up that I wasn’t pregnant, could I get birth control there?

CLINIC: Yeah. Then we could schedule you an appointment to come in for a pap smear and get you on birth control.

CALLER: But would anybody have to know if I was on birth control though?

CLINIC: No.

CALLER: Okay. I just wish I could talk to my mom like I can talk to you.

CLINIC: Yeah. Just come on in to our office, and we’ll run a pregnancy test and go from there, okay?

CALLER: Well, if I had any other questions, could I call and talk to you? What was your name?

CLINIC: My name’s Beth.

CALLER: All right.

CLINIC: Okay?

CALLER: Okay. Thank you.

CLINIC: Uh-huh.

CALLER: Bye.

***END***

#575 – Planned Parenthood in Sierra Vista, AZ

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PLANNED PARENTHOOD
1658 E. FRY BLVD.
SIERRA VISTA, AZ 85635-2779
520-458-3123

TAPE – 575

(dialing sounds) (ringing 1X)

RECORDING: Thank you for calling Planned Parenthood Sierra Vista Center. If this is an emergency please hang up and dial 911. If you are a patient with an after-hours emergency please call 520-791-3684. Please stay on the line for further options. If you are calling to order birth control pills, press 2. For our locations and hours, press 3. You may dial your party’s extension or stay on the line for the operator. Please hold while I try that extension.

CLINIC: Can I help you?

CALLER: Hi. I was wondering, do you guys do abortions there?

CLINIC: No, in Tucson. But I can give you the phone number.

CALLER: Okay.

CLINIC: 1-800-759-9916.

CALLER: Okay. Well, do you know — I’m just worried because like — well I’ll be 14 next month, and my friend told me that they would have to tell my parents. But my boyfriend’s 22. Is he old enough to take care of it and they wouldn’t have to tell anybody?

CLINIC: Do you know for sure you’re pregnant?

CALLER: Well, no. I’m just worried because I haven’t had my period since like December 26.

CLINIC: Well first you should come in and get a pregnancy test.

CALLER: Oh. Well, how much does that cost?

CLINIC: Um, whatever you could afford to pay.

CALLER: Okay. Well, my boyfriend said that he would pay for everything, so.

CLINIC: Okay. It’s $13, and you need to be here by 4:00.

CALLER: Today?

CLINIC: Uh-huh.

CALLER: Oh. Well, would my parents have to know about that though?

CLINIC: No. No.

CALLER: Oh, okay. Well, it’s just, the thing is, my boyfriend said he was going to pay for everything, and he was going to bring me and everything, but we were talking about all this, and we don’t want a whole bunch of people to know about us. Would he have to sign any papers?

CLINIC: You?

CALLER: No. My boyfriend.

CLINIC: No. You fill out papers. But it’s confidential.

CALLER: Okay. Well, if it turned out that I wasn’t pregnant, could I come in to get birth control too?

CLINIC: Yes.

CALLER: Okay. Well, how much does that cost?

CLINIC: We do a physical, and you get the birth control after the physical and it’s whatever you can afford to pay.

CALLER: Oh, okay.

CLINIC: Okay?

CALLER: So if I wasn’t pregnant, could I get birth control today?

CLINIC: Well, you’d have to have your physical.

CALLER: Okay. Well, how long does it take to get that?

CLINIC: About 45 minutes.

CALLER: Okay.

CLINIC: And so our next opening is at 1:30.

CALLER: Today?

CLINIC: Uh-huh.

CALLER: Okay. Well, I would have to call him and see, but if I was on birth control you wouldn’t have to tell anybody either?

CLINIC: No.

CALLER: Okay. All right. Well, is it all right if I call my boyfriend to ask him what time he can come in and then call you back? What’s your name?

CLINIC: Belinda (sp).

CALLER: Oh, okay.

CLINIC: Okay?

CALLER: All right. Thanks.

CLINIC: Okay.

(phone clicks)

*** THE END ***

#576 – Planned Parenthood in Flagstaff, AZ

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PLANNED PARENTHOOD
1530 RIORDAN RANCH ST.
FLAGSTAFF, AZ 86001-6399
928-779-3653

TAPE – 576

(dialing sounds) (ringing 2X)

CLINIC: Flagstaff Planned Parenthood. This is Melody.

CALLER: Hi. Yeah. I was wondering, do you guys do abortions there?

CLINIC: Yes. We do have clinics every once in awhile.

CALLER: Okay. Well, do you know — like I’m just worried because my friend — well I’ll be 14 next month.

CLINIC: Uh-huh.

CALLER: And my friend said that you guys would have to tell my parents. But my boyfriend’s 22. Could he — is he old enough to take care of it and you wouldn’t have to tell anybody?

CLINIC: Well, we don’t have to inform your parents, no.

CALLER: Oh.

CLINIC: We’re not required to at this time.

CALLER: Okay.

CLINIC: When was the first day of your last menstrual period?

CALLER: December 26.

CLINIC: Well, let’s see here. Hold on one second. I’ll be right with you.

CALLER: Okay.

CLINIC: Okay. Actually — well, we do have a clinic that’s going to be coming up on the 8th.

CALLER: Uh-huh.

CLINIC: We do — are you coming in from out of town?

CALLER: Well, no.

CLINIC: Are you here locally?

CALLER: Uh-huh.

CLINIC: Okay. Well, I could go ahead and take your name down. I mean, you are going to need to call back on the 4th of this month to go ahead and confirm your appointment. Did you want to go ahead and put your name down though?

CALLER: Well, I was really just wanting to get a pregnancy test to see if I actually was pregnant.

CLINIC: Yep. That would be a good idea.

CALLER: Can I do that like before then?

CLINIC: You can just come into the clinic.

CALLER: Is it just a walk-in thing?

CLINIC: Uh-huh. You just walk in.

CALLER: Okay. Well, would you have to tell anybody that I was getting a pregnancy test though?

CLINIC: No.

CALLER: Oh. Well, my boyfriend and I were talking about all this, and he said that he would pay for everything.

CLINIC: Uh-huh.

CALLER: Would that be all right?

CLINIC: If he comes in and pays for it, yeah.

CALLER: Okay. It’s just, we were not wanting anyone to know all about us. Would he have to sign any papers if he was paying for it?

CLINIC: No.

CALLER: Really?

CLINIC: Uh-uh.

CALLER: Okay. Well, if it ended up that, like if I wasn’t pregnant could I get birth control the same day?

CLINIC: It would just depend on the way our schedule looks and stuff at that time. Are you coming in today?

CALLER: Well, no. Probably not. But –

CLINIC: Okay. Then I would probably suggest giving us a call.

CALLER: Okay.

CLINIC: And stuff. But yeah, that is a possibility. We could definitely do that for you. But as far as that goes, I would definitely just give us a call if you could early that morning so we could make sure we can get you in.

CALLER: But if I was on birth control, would anybody have to know?

CLINIC: No.

CALLER: Oh, okay.

CLINIC: Yeah. That would be up to you. That’s up to you as to who you’d want to tell.

CALLER: Oh, okay.

CLINIC: Okay?

CALLER: All right. Well, if I could think of anything else to ask, could I call and talk to you?

CLINIC: Oh, absolutely. My name’s Melody.

CALLER: All right.

CLINIC: Okay. So you can just give me a call right back.

CALLER: Okay.

CLINIC: Okay?

CALLER: Thanks.

CLINIC: Uh-huh. Bye bye.

(phone clicks)

*** THE END ***

#577 – Planned Parenthood in Prescott, AZ

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PLANNED PARENTHOOD
656 W. GURLEY ST.
PRESCOTT, AZ 86305-3620
928-776-0420

TAPE – 577

(dialing sounds) (ringing 3X)

CLINIC: Planned Parenthood of Prescott. This is Louise.

CALLER: Hi. Yeah. I was wondering, do you guys do abortions there?

CLINIC: No, we don’t, but I can give you the phone number to call.

CALLER: Okay.

CLINIC: It’s in our Phoenix clinic, and the area code is 602. And the phone number is 277-1168.

CALLER: Okay.

CLINIC: All right?

CALLER: Well, do you know — like I’m just worried about all this because like — well I’ll be 14 next month.

CLINIC: Um-hum.

CALLER: And my friend told me that they would have to tell my parents.

CLINIC: No.

CALLER: But my boyfriend’s 22. Is he old enough to take care of it and they wouldn’t have to tell anybody?

CLINIC: There is no statute on the books right now where you have to be a certain age.

CALLER: Really?

CLINIC: Um-hum.

CALLER: Okay. Well, could I come in there for a pregnancy test to see if I was pregnant?

CLINIC: Um-hum.

CALLER: I just am worried because I haven’t had my period since December 26.

CLINIC: Yeah. You can drop in. Um-hum.

CALLER: Okay. Well, how much does that cost?

CLINIC: It’s $10, but if you’re 14 you don’t have to pay.

CALLER: Oh. Well, my boyfriend said that he would pay for everything.

CLINIC: Well, if he wants to pay $10, he can.

CALLER: Oh, okay.

CLINIC: Okay?

CALLER: Well, it’s just — we were talking about all this, and we decided we don’t want a whole bunch of people to know about us. Would he have to sign anything if he was paying?

CLINIC: No, but that’s not the point. Just come in and have your pregnancy test. You don’t have to pay for it.

CALLER: Oh, okay.

CLINIC: Okay?

CALLER: Well, if it ended up that I wasn’t pregnant –

CLINIC: Um-hum.

CALLER: — could I get birth control that day?

CLINIC: Yes. I mean, we could set you up with birth control, sure.

CALLER: Well, how long would it take?

CLINIC: An hour.

CALLER: Oh, really?

CLINIC: Um-hum.

CALLER: Okay. Well, if I was on birth control would you guys have to tell anybody about that?

CLINIC: No.

CALLER: Okay. I’m just worried. I just, I don’t want anybody to find out. So.

CLINIC: Let’s do one thing at a time. We’ll first do the pregnancy test, see what happens, and then we’ll go from there.

CALLER: Okay. Well, are you guys open tomorrow?

CLINIC: Yes.

CALLER: Really?

CLINIC: Um-hum.

CALLER: Okay.

CLINIC: Now, there’s no practitioner here tomorrow, so we could just do a pregnancy test tomorrow.

CALLER: Oh. Well, what time are you open tomorrow?

CLINIC: At 9:30.

CALLER: 9:30? Well, when do you close?

CLINIC: We’ll be here until 4:30.

CALLER: Oh, okay.

CLINIC: Okay?

CALLER: Well, so, so if I came tomorrow and I did the pregnancy test would I be able to get birth control if it came out that I wasn’t pregnant, or –

CLINIC: No.

CALLER: Oh.

CLINIC: We’d just schedule an appointment for you then.

CALLER: Oh, okay.

CLINIC: Okay?

CALLER: Well, how long would it be before I could get an appointment then?

CLINIC: Probably a week or two.

CALLER: Oh, okay.

CLINIC: All right?

CALLER: All right. Okay. So if I — well the only thing is like, I can’t drive yet. But would my boyfriend be able to pick up like the birth control pills?

CLINIC: Let’s first take care of the pregnancy test.

CALLER: All right.

CLINIC: And then we’ll go from there.

CALLER: Okay.

CLINIC: Great.

CALLER: Okay. Well, if I thought of any questions could I call and ask for you?

CLINIC: No. I suggest you come in tomorrow.

CALLER: Oh.

CLINIC: You can ask your questions tomorrow.

CALLER: Okay.

CLINIC: All right.

CALLER: Well, should I talk to you?

CLINIC: It’s not important that you talk to me. You can talk to anyone who’s here.

CALLER: Oh, all right.

CLINIC: Okay?

CALLER: Okay.

CLINIC: Bye bye.

CALLER: Bye.

(phone clicks)

*** THE END ***

#578 – Planned Parenthood in Mesa, AZ

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PLANNED PARENTHOOD
1235 S. GILBERT RD. # 20
MESA, AZ 85204-6072
480-892-7888

TAPE – 578

(dialing sounds) (ringing 3X)

CLINIC: Planned Parenthood Southeast Mesa. This is Annette. May I help you?

CALLER: Hi. Yeah. I was wondering if you guys do abortions there?

CLINIC: No, we don’t.

CALLER: Oh. Well, do you know of anybody that does?

CLINIC: Yeah, I can give you the Tempe number.

CALLER: Okay.

CLINIC: It’s 967-9414.

CALLER: Okay. Well, do you know, I’m just worried because like well I’ll be 14 next month, and my friend told me that you guys would have to tell my parents, but my boyfriend’s 22. Is he old enough to take care of it and you wouldn’t have to tell anybody?

CLINIC: You would have to call Tempe and see how they handle that, hon.

CALLER: Oh. Okay. Well, I’m just — the main reason why I’m worried about all this is because I haven’t had my period since like December 26, so I’m just scared.

CLINIC: Well, did you do a pregnancy test?

CALLER: Well, no.

CLINIC: Well, that would be advisable first.

CALLER: Well, could I come in there and do that?

CLINIC: It’s a walk-in, and it’s $10.

CALLER: Okay. Well, my boyfriend said that he would pay for everything, but it’s just we were not wanting a whole bunch of people to know about us. Would he have to sign anything if he was paying for it?

CLINIC: I don’t think they care who’s paying for it, okay?

CALLER: Oh.

CLINIC: I’m not sure about being that you’re 13.

CALLER: Uh-huh.

CLINIC: Okay? I don’t know if they have to report to CPS or not.

CALLER: Well, who’s that? What do –

CLINIC: Child Protective Services.

CALLER: Why would they have to do that? What do you mean?

CLINIC: Because your boyfriend’s 10 years older than you.

CALLER: Well –

CLINIC: For one thing.

CALLER: You mean –

CLINIC: You’re only 13 years old.

CALLER: Well, is that bad?

CLINIC: It’s because it’s the law of Arizona.

CALLER: What law?

CLINIC: It’s the law of Arizona that we have to report it to CPS.

CALLER: Oh.

CLINIC: Okay?

CALLER: Well, would they tell my parents?

CLINIC: I have no idea.

CALLER: Oh.

CLINIC: I have no idea.

CALLER: Well, what should I do?

CLINIC: You would have to call Tempe and ask them because we don’t do abortions here, okay?

CALLER: Oh.

CLINIC: So call them and ask them for sure.

CALLER: But if I came in for a pregnancy test would you have to call those people?

CLINIC: I’m not sure.

CALLER: Oh.

CLINIC: If it’s just a pregnancy test.

CALLER: Well I just really wanted to know if I was pregnant or not.

CLINIC: Yeah. Well, the only way you can do is do a pregnancy test.

CALLER: Well, yeah, so can I come in there and do that and not get in trouble?

CLINIC: I don’t know. I don’t know if we have to report 13 years old positive test or not, hon.

CALLER: Oh. Well, if it came out that it wasn’t, that I wasn’t pregnant would that be all right?

CLINIC: Hang on, okay?

CALLER: All right.

CLINIC: (pause) Okay. Were we talking about the pregnancy test?

CALLER: Uh-huh.

CLINIC: Yeah, we have to report it.

CALLER: Oh, even if it said that I wasn’t pregnant?

CLINIC: Yeah. We have to report it.

CALLER: Oh.

CLINIC: Okay?

CALLER: Well, what can I do then?

CLINIC: All I can do — take a home pregnancy test.

CALLER: Well, are those usually right?

CLINIC: Not all of them accurate, no.

CALLER: Oh, well, how do you know which ones are good or not?

CLINIC: We don’t know.

CALLER: Oh.

CLINIC: Okay? All I can say is, do a home pregnancy test. You know, because the farther along you get the more it costs and everything to even get an abortion. But yes, we are required by law to report to CPS.

CALLER: Well, if it turned out that I wasn’t pregnant could I come in there for birth control?

CLINIC: We still have to report to CPS.

CALLER: Oh.

CLINIC: Not that they would do anything. We don’t know if they would do anything, but we are required by law to report it to CPS.

CALLER: Okay.

CLINIC: Okay?

CALLER: Okay.

CLINIC: Okay, hon.

CALLER: Well, all right. Okay. Thanks.

(phone clicks)

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#579 – Planned Parenthood in Phoenix, AZ

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PLANNED PARENTHOOD
3346 W. BELL RD.
PHOENIX, AZ 85053-2925
602-866-8821

TAPE – 579

(dialing sounds) (ringing 1X)

CLINIC: Good afternoon, Planned Parenthood, Melrose (ph). This is Susan. May I help you?

CALLER: Hi. Yeah. I was calling to see — well, do you guys do abortions there?

CLINIC: Not at this particular clinic. I can give you — where are you located?

CALLER: I’m in Cave Creek.

CLINIC: Cave Creek. What’s the closest surgery place to Cape Creek be? Seventh Street? Okay, I’m going to give you our Seventh Street and Montebello (sp) phone number. That is 602-277-1168 or 1169. Okay?

CALLER: Well, could I ask you a question real quick? I’m just really worried because like I’ll be 14 next month, and my friend said that you guys would have to tell my parents. But my boyfriend’s 22. Is he old enough to take care of that and you wouldn’t have to tell anybody?

CLINIC: Can you hold? You’re 14?

CALLER: I’ll be 14 next month.

CLINIC: Okay, hold on. (pause) Hello?

CALLER: Uh-huh.

CLINIC: Do you have a minute to hold on the phone? I’m going to make a phone call to one of our pregnancy options counselors and see what she has to say?

CALLER: All right.

CLINIC: Okay? Hold one second, all right?

CALLER: Okay.

CLINIC: Thanks. Hello?

CALLER: Uh-huh.

CLINIC: Hi. What would happen is, yes we would have to report it, but whether or not CPS does anything that is up to them, but we do have to report it. It does have to be reported.

CALLER: Oh. Why?

CLINIC: It’s the law of Arizona.

CALLER: Oh. Well, is there any place — well –

CLINIC: As far as I know, any place that you do go by law should have to be reporting it.

CALLER: Oh. So, I couldn’t get a pregnancy test either?

CLINIC: Oh, yeah, you could come in and get a pregnancy test.

CALLER: Well, would you have to report that though?

CLINIC: Do you know for sure if you’re pregnant or not?

CALLER: Well, no, that’s why –

CLINIC: You think you may be but you’re not sure.

CALLER: I just haven’t had my period since like December 26, and I’m scared.

CLINIC: Are you gaining weight and feeling like your breasts tender and you feel different?

CALLER: No.

CLINIC: No?

CALLER: I just haven’t had my period.

CLINIC: The end of December (speaking to PP).

CALLER: Huh?

CLINIC: Okay. Hold on one second, all right?

CALLER: Okay.

CLINIC: Thanks. (pause) — pregnancy test.

CALLER: Okay. So you wouldn’t have to tell anybody about a pregnancy test?

CLINIC: Yeah, if you just come in as a, just doing a pregnancy test and you’re not an actual Planned Parenthood patient, we would not have to report it. Once you become a Planned Parenthood patient, if you’re seen by the clinician then we would have to report it.

CALLER: Oh.

CLINIC: Okay? But just coming in for a pregnancy test, you are not required to see a clinician.

CALLER: Okay. Well, if it ended up that I wasn’t pregnant would I be able to get birth control though?

CLINIC: Yes, but I don’t — I do believe we would have to report it then.

CALLER: Oh.

CLINIC: But we just fill out a form, call CPS, and we let them know what’s going on, and –

CALLER: Well, when you not have to report it?

CLINIC: When would we not have to report it?

CALLER: What’s the age limit for not having to report it? Like I’ll be 14 next month.

CLINIC: Right, I know that, but you’re 13 now and he’s 22. And by law, anybody over the age of 18 having intercourse with anybody 13 or under, it has to be reported.

CALLER: So it’s because you know about my boyfriend?

CLINIC: Yes.

CALLER: Oh. Well, what if I — would it be better just not to say anything about him?

CLINIC: That’s up to you.

CALLER: Oh. Okay.

CLINIC: Okay? But if you do want to come in for a pregnancy test, they are $10.

CALLER: Okay.

CLINIC: It’s a walk-in basis. You do not need an appointment.

CALLER: Okay.

CLINIC: And today we are doing them up until 5:00.

CALLER: Okay.

CLINIC: Okay?

CALLER: So if he brought me today, would I be able to get in there and you guys would be able to do it today, or –

CLINIC: Oh, what, the pregnancy test?

CALLER: Yeah.

CLINIC: Yes. It’s a walk-in basis up until 5:00 this evening.

CALLER: Okay.

CLINIC: Okay?

CALLER: Okay.

CLINIC: All righty.

CALLER: Okay. Well, if I had any other questions could I call and ask you before I came in?

CLINIC: Sure.

CALLER: Okay. You were Susan?

CLINIC: Yes, I am.

CALLER: All right. Thanks.

CLINIC: Thanks a lot. Bye bye.

(phone clicks)

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#580 – Planned Parenthood in Phoenix, AZ

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PLANNED PARENTHOOD
4434 W. THOMAS RD. # 14
PHOENIX, AZ 85031-3700
602-272-6691

TAPE – 580

(dialing sounds) (ringing 2X)

CLINIC: Planned Parenthood in (Rayville?). Marie speaking. How can I help you?

CALLER: Hi. Yeah. I was calling to see well, do you guys do abortions there?

CLINIC: Do what now?

CALLER: Abortions? Do you do them there?

CLINIC: Let me give you the number. 602-277-1168.

CALLER: Well, where is that exactly?

CLINIC: (Seventh Street and Caliback?)

CALLER: Oh. Well, I’m just worried because like my friend told me — well I’ll be 14 next month, and my friend said that they would have to tell my parents. But my boyfriend’s 22. Is he old enough to take care of it and they wouldn’t have to tell anybody?

CLINIC: Yeah. Just some — yeah. Some, whatever. Or, he’s your guardian or something.

CALLER: Okay. Well, can I come in there for a pregnancy test just to see if I am pregnant? I’m just worried because I haven’t had my period since like December 26.

CLINIC: December 26? Yeah, you can come in and take a pregnancy test.

CALLER: Really?

CLINIC: We do them from 3:00 to 5:00.

CALLER: Today or –

CLINIC: Uh-huh.

CALLER: — just every day?

CLINIC: Today. Oh, every day but in the mornings, nine and noon. Tuesdays from 9:00 to noon and that’s it on Tuesday.

CALLER: Oh, okay. Well, I’d have to call him to see, but how much does it cost?

CLINIC: They start off at $400.

CALLER: The pregnancy test?

CLINIC: Oh, no, no, the abortion. The pregnancy tests are $10.

CALLER: Oh, okay. I was like what? But do you know if it ended up that I wasn’t pregnant, could I get birth control there?

CLINIC: Uh-huh.

CALLER: And you wouldn’t have to tell anybody I was on birth control?

CLINIC: Correct.

CALLER: Oh, okay. Well, the thing is, I can’t drive. Would my boyfriend be able to pick up the pills?

CLINIC: Um-hum.

CALLER: Really?

CLINIC: Just as long as you give him a note saying it’s okay for him to pick them up.

CALLER: Oh, okay. Okay. Well, what time could I come in tomorrow?

CLINIC: For a pregnancy test? Nine to noon and 2:00 to 4:00.

CALLER: Okay. Well, how long does it normally take?

CLINIC: It depends the people that are here.

CALLER: Oh, okay. Well, like on an average?

CLINIC: About 15 minutes.

CALLER: Oh, okay. Well, could I get birth control right away if it came out that I wasn’t pregnant?

CLINIC: No.

CALLER: Oh.

CLINIC: You’d have to set up an appointment.

CALLER: Well, how long does it take for that?

CLINIC: Right now we’re booking to the ending of March.

CALLER: Oh, all right. Okay. Well, if I had any other questions could I calla nd talk to you? What was your name?

CLINIC: My name is Maria.

CALLER: Oh. All right. Okay.

CLINIC: Okay?

CALLER: All right. Thanks.

CLINIC: Okay? Uh-huh. Bye bye.

(phone clicks)

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#581 – Planned Parenthood in Tucson, AZ

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PLANNED PARENTHOOD
8836 E. BROADWAY BLVD.
TUCSON, AZ 85710-4036
520-628-3074

TAPE – 581

(dialing sounds) (ringing 1X)

RECORDING: Thank you for calling Planned Parenthood Ruth Green Center. Please note that our office will be closed on Monday February 18 in observance of President’s Day. If this is an emergency please hang up and dial 911. If you are a patient and this is an after-hours emergency please hang up and dial 791-3634. Please stay on the line for further options. If you are calling to order birth control pills, press 2. For our location and hours press 3. You may dial your party’s extension or stay on the line for the operator.

CLINIC: May I help you?

CALLER: Hi. Yeah. I was wondering if you guys do abortions there?

CLINIC: No, we sure don’t, not at this location. They are done at our center on 5th Avenue.

CALLER: Okay. You have the number for that?

CLINIC: Yeah. It’s 884-5562.

CALLER: Okay. Well, do you know, I’m just worried because like well I’ll be 14 next month, and my friend told me that you guys would have to tell my parents. But my boyfriend’s 22. Is he old enough to take care of it and you wouldn’t have to tell anybody?

CLINIC: How old are you?

CALLER: I’ll be 14 next month.

CLINIC: You know, I’m not quite sure. I know usually you don’t have to, but at 13 you might have to. I’m not sure. You’d have to ask them downtown.

CALLER: Okay.

CLINIC: Because I’m really not sure.

CALLER: Okay. Well, the thing is, the main reason why I’m worried about all this is because I haven’t had my period since like December 26, and I’m just scared.

CLINIC: Yeah. Well, then you probably — you haven’t done a pregnancy test?

CALLER: Well, no.

CLINIC: Okay. Well, you probably should have one done first.

CALLER: Well, could I come in there for that?

CLINIC: Yeah, you can come in any time. You don’t need an appointment.

CALLER: Really?

CLINIC: Um-hum.

CALLER: Well, would you have to tell my parents about that?

CLINIC: No.

CALLER: Oh. Okay. Well, it’s just my boyfriend and me were talking about all this, and we decided that we don’t want a whole bunch of people to know about us. But he said he would pay for everything. Well, if he was paying for everything though would he have to sign anything?

CLINIC: For the pregnancy — I don’t know about for the abortion part. For the pregnancy test, no. You just come in. You’re going to fill out some paperwork for yourself, and we’ll do the pregnancy test. And we don’t — it’s confidential.

CALLER: Oh. So he wouldn’t have to fill out anything then?

CLINIC: No. He doesn’t need to fill anything out for that. I don’t know about for the other part.

CALLER: Okay. Well, if it turned out that I wasn’t pregnant, could I get birth control that same day?

CLINIC: Probably you would need to make an appointment for that to come back.

CALLER: Oh, okay. But would anybody have to know if I was on birth control though?

CLINIC: No.

CALLER: Oh, okay. Well, if I was on birth control — it’s just I can’t drive yet to come pick up the pills. Would my boyfriend be able to pick them up?

CLINIC: Yes.

CALLER: Oh, okay. Okay. Well, I just have a lot of questions. Could — if I thought of anything else to ask you could I call and talk to you? What was your name?

CLINIC: My name’s Kim.

CALLER: Okay.

CLINIC: Okay?

CALLER: All right. Thanks.

CLINIC: Uh-huh. Bye.

CALLER: Bye.

(phone clicks)

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#582 – Planned Parenthood in Tucson, AZ

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PLANNED PARENTHOOD
1665 S. LA CHOLLA BLVD.
TUCSON, AZ 85713-2522
520-628-3066

TAPE – 582-

(dialing sounds) (ringing 2X)

RECORDING: Thank you for calling Planned Parenthood. (dial sound)

CLINIC: Planned Parenthood. How may I help you?

CALLER: Hi. Yeah. I was calling to see — well, do you guys do abortions there?

CLINIC: No, we don’t. We do that at our 5th and Broadway location. Would you like that number?

CALLER: Yes, please.

CLINIC: Sure. 884-5562.

CALLER: Okay. Well, do you know, it’s just — the thing is — well I’ll be 14 next month, and my friend told me that you guys would have to tell my parents. But my boyfriend is 22. Is he old enough to take care of it and they wouldn’t have to tell anybody?

CLINIC: Yeah. Actually we don’t need that. We don’t need a parent’s consent or anything.

CALLER: Oh, really?

CLINIC: Yes. You don’t need to go through your parents or anything like that. Just give them — um, go ahead and call that number, and they’ll walk you through the steps on how to schedule an appointment and all that good stuff.

CALLER: Okay.

CLINIC: But, yeah, you don’t need a parent’s permission or a signature.

CALLER: Okay. Well, the main reason why I’m wondering about all this is because I haven’t had my period since like December 26, and I’m just really scared.

CLINIC: Oh, you don’t know if you’re pregnant yet?

CALLER: Well, no.

CLINIC: Okay. So first thing, first step would be to get a pregnancy test, and you can do that at their center.

CALLER: Well, could I come in there for that?

CLINIC: Uh-huh.

CALLER: My friend told me to go to you guys.

CLINIC: Oh, yeah. I mean, if you don’t know you’re pregnant for sure, you want to do that first. So you want to — you can come in here between 1:00 and 4:00. We’re doing the pregnancy tests, and if it’s positive we’ll talk to you about your options, and then we’ll refer you over to our downtown clinic.

CALLER: Okay. Well, my boyfriend said that he would pay for everything, but we were talking about all this and we don’t want a whole bunch of people to know about us.

CLINIC: Um-hum.

CALLER: So if he was paying for everything, would he have to sign anything?

CLINIC: No. Uh-uh.

CALLER: Okay.

CLINIC: It’s just, it’s $13. And your name?

CALLER: It’s Lisa.

CLINIC: Lisa? Yeah, you can come in any time between 1:00 and 4:00, and we just have you answer some questions about what’s going on with your period, et cetera, and then we do the test, and then we talk to you.

CALLER: Okay.

CLINIC: Okay?

CALLER: Well, could it be that I wasn’t pregnant?

CLINIC: I have no idea of knowing. We’d have to have you come in, do a test, and then whether it’s positive or negative we’ll talk to you about what’s going on.

CALLER: Okay. I just don’t want to have to go through all this again. So like if I wasn’t pregnant, could I get on birth control?

CLINIC: Yes. Uh-huh.

CALLER: But would you have to tell anybody?

CLINIC: No, we don’t.

CALLER: Oh.

CLINIC: The first step is just to come on in, fill out your paperwork. Everything’s confidential.

CALLER: Okay.

CLINIC: And then depending on if the test is positive or negative we’ll give you a direction. For instance, if it’s negative we can get you on birth control. If it’s positive, we can refer you to our downtown center.

CALLER: Okay.

CLINIC: The first point of contact has to be that test because at this point, you know, I don’t really know what’s going on. Okay?

CALLER: Okay. Well, I need to call and talk to my boyfriend, but if i had other questions could I call and talk to you? What was your name?

CLINIC: My name is Rachel. Yeah, you can come on in and talk to your — either on the phone or you can just go ahead and give us a call. I’m sorry– just come on in so we could do it at your test or just give us a call here.

CALLER: All right, thanks.

CLINIC: Okay? You’re welcome.

CALLER: Bye.

(phone clicks)

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