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#631 – Planned Parenthood (mare Monte Surgical Services) in Sacramento, CA

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PLANNED PARENTHOOD (MARE MONTE SURGICAL SERVICES)
1507 21ST ST. # 301
SACRAMENTO, CA 95814-5298
916-446-6921

TAPE – 631

(dialing sound) (ringing 1X)

RECORDING: Thank you for calling Planned Parenthood (Marmontay?) Surgical Services. (dial sound) One moment, please, while I transfer your call. (ringing 2X)

CLINIC: Thank you for calling Planned Parenthood. How may I help you?

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

CLINIC: Yes, we do.

CALLER: Oh. How much does that cost?

CLINIC: What’s your gross monthly income?

CALLER: I don’t have a job. I’m going to be — I’m only 13. I’ll be 14 like next week though.

CLINIC: 14 weeks?

CALLER: 14 years old.

CLINIC: Oh, you’re going to be 14 years old. Okay. Hold on a second, okay?

CALLER: Okay.

CLINIC: (pause) Hello?

CALLER: Yeah.

CLINIC: Okay. So do you know how far along you are?

CALLER: Well, no. I’m just kind of worried because I haven’t had my period since like December 26, so I don’t — I’m just scared.

CLINIC: Okay. When was it?

CALLER: December 26, the day after Christmas.

CLINIC: Okay, so you’re like 9 weeks to 10 weeks, and let me see. You have no income, right?

CALLER: Right. Well, the thing is, my friend told me that you guys would have to tell my parents, but my boyfriend’s 22. And he said that he would pay for everything. Is it all right if he takes care of it all and you wouldn’t have to tell anybody?

CLINIC: And if you get Medical for minor’s consent, we still wouldn’t tell your parents.

CALLER: Oh.

CLINIC: And like if you were to come here that’s why we are here, you know, like for you guys because like it’s confidential. So nobody’s going to go and tell your parents. (laughs)

CALLER: Okay. All right.

CLINIC: Okay?

CALLER: So it’s just my boyfriend doesn’t want anyone to know about us. If he was paying though, would he have to sign anything?

CLINIC: No. No. No.

CALLER: Okay.

CLINIC: You could just apply for minor’s consent Medical.

CALLER: Okay. Could I come in to get a pregnancy test just to make sure though?

CLINIC: Yes.

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

CLINIC: You can apply — you’re eligible for the SOSP card. It’s like a green card that Planned Parenthood gives out for people who qualify for it.

CALLER: Okay.

CLINIC: That covers pregnancy tests, pap smear, any STD testing you want to get done, things like that. So you apply for it so you can come and do the pregnancy test and at the same time you do the pregnancy test say you want to apply for the SOSP card.

CALLER: SOST?

CLINIC: Uh-huh.

CALLER: Okay. If it turned out that I wasn’t pregnant, could I get birth control and that would take care of it too?

CLINIC: Yes.

CALLER: Okay.

CLINIC: And let’s say – our next available walk-in there will be next Monday from 9 to 4, so you can come in that day.

CALLER: The thing is, I’m not old enough to drive. Could my boyfriend pick up the birth control pills if I was on those?

CLINIC: No. Can he bring he?

CALLER: Well, yeah.

CLINIC: Yeah. I don’t know. I mean, I’m not trying to give you bad tips, but well on that days keeps going they come and get their, you know. Like if he can bring you?

CALLER: Okay.

CLINIC: If you don’t want your mom and dad to know, you know what I mean?

CALLER: Right, yeah.

CLINIC: Yeah. Yeah, don’t worry. We wouldn’t tell anybody.

CALLER: Okay.

CLINIC: Okay?

CALLER: You’ve just been so nice. Could I call you if I had any other questions? What was your name?

CLINIC: My name is Dahlia.

CALLER: Okay. Monday 9 to 4?

CLINIC: Yeah.

CALLER: Okay.

CLINIC: Okay?

CALLER: All right, thanks.

CLINIC: Thank you.

CALLER: Bye.

CLINIC: Bye.

(phone clicks)

***THE END***

#632 – Planned Parenthood (fruit Ridge Health Center) in Sacramento, CA

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PLANNED PARENTHOOD (FRUIT RIDGE HEALTH CENTER)
5385 FRANKLIN BLVD.
SACRAMENTO, CA 95820-4717
916-452-7305

TAPE – 632

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RECORDING: Thank you for calling Planned Parenthood’s Fruitwood Health Center. If you know your party’s extension, please dial it now. For English, press 1. (dial sound) If this is a life-threatening emergency, please hang up and dial 911. If you know the extension of the person you are trying to reach, please dial it now. Due to the high volume of calls there may be a few minutes of a wait. Thank you for your patience. We would like to remind our patients that the clinic will be closed on Thursday January 10 from 9 to 12:30 and will reopen at 1:00 due to a staff meeting. Please be aware that due to unexpected circumstances or events, our clinic hours are subject to change. We apologize for any inconvenience. To speak to a health service specialist, press 1 or stay on the line. (dial sound) One moment please while I transfer your call. (ringing 14X)

CLINIC: Thank you for calling Planned Parenthood. This is Rosalina. Can I help you?

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

CLINIC: Not at this clinic, no.

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

CLINIC: Yeah. I’ll give you our number to the surgical services. It’s 446-6921.

CALLER: Okay. Do you know — it’s just I’m kind of worried because well my friend told me that since like well I’m going to be 14 later on this month, she said that you guys would have to tell my parents. But my boyfriend’s 22. Is he old enough to just sign whatever it is and they wouldn’t have to tell anybody?

CLINIC: You have Medical or what kind of insurance do you have?

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

CLINIC: Oh, really? I don’t think they would have — if it’s confidential, then it’s confidential. If you don’t want your parents to know. Go ahead and call them. I’m not really sure, so just call that number that I told you.

CALLER: Okay.

CLINIC: Ask them before you go in.

CALLER: Do you know — like the main reason why we’re scared about all this is because I haven’t had my period since like December 26, and I’m just really worried.

CLINIC: Since December 26?

CALLER: Yeah.

CLINIC: That was your last?

CALLER: My last period.

CLINIC: That was the first day, or the –

CALLER: Yeah.

CLINIC: First day. Okay. You are probably about 9 to 10 weeks.

CALLER: Okay.

CLINIC: So everything — I mean, you’re still early enough to do the procedure, but you haven’t took a pregnancy test?

CALLER: No.

CLINIC: You’re going to have to come in and take a pregnancy test. You can probably go into Surgical Services and do that.

CALLER: Well, my friend just told me to go to you guys. So could I come in there for that?

CLINIC: We don’t do the abortions here in our clinic. We do them on the number that I gave you right now. So what you’re going to want to do is just call them and they could give you more information. You’re going to want to call them before you go in because of the whole confidentiality thing. You don’t want your parents to know. Make sure of that.

CALLER: Okay.

CLINIC: You know what I mean?

CALLER: Yeah. Well, could I come in there for a pregnancy test?

CLINIC: Yeah, if you want. We’re closed today. Tomorrow we’re open 8 to 2.

CALLER: Oh. So I could come in tomorrow?

CLINIC: Uh-huh.

CALLER: Well, if it turned out that I wasn’t pregnant, would you guys be able to do birth control there?

CLINIC: Um-hum. You know what? You can go ahead and come in here. And take the pregnancy test. That way we can give you all the information. If it turns out you’re not, we can give you birth control. If it turns out you are, then we can give you all the information, and we can help you out more about the whole abortion procedure and all that. So why don’t you come in here and get your pregnancy test?

CALLER: But would anybody have to know about this at all?

CLINIC: About your birth control and all that? No.

CALLER: Okay.

CLINIC: For the pregnancy test we have a state funding program and it’s based on your income. And you probably don’t have any income, so — and it’s confidential from your parents. It’s based on donation, so whatever you can leave us.

CALLER: Okay.

CLINIC: Okay?

CALLER: So if I had any questions could I call before I come?

CLINIC: Yes, that’s fine.

CALLER: Okay.

CLINIC: Any questions you have about the whole pregnancy and abortion and all that, when you come and get your pregnancy test you can talk to the MA about that. We can give you all the information you need.

CALLER: What’s her name?

CLINIC: It will be — I don’t know who is working tomorrow.

CALLER: Okay.

CLINIC: Feel free to call this evening if you have any more questions.

CALLER: Okay. You’re Rosalina?

CLINIC: Uh-huh.

CALLER: Okay.

CLINIC: Okay?

CALLER: All right. Thank you.

CLINIC: Uh-huh. Bye bye.

(phone clicks)

***THE END***

#633 – Pro-choice Medical Center in Beverly Hills, CA

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PRO-CHOICE MEDICAL CENTER
BEVERLY HILLS, CA 90211
310-247-8745

TAPE – 633

(dialing sound) (ringing 1X)

CLINIC: Good afternoon. ProChoice Medical.

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

CLINIC: We do.

CALLER: Oh. How much does that cost?

CLINIC: Do you know how far along you are in the pregnancy?

CALLER: Well, no. I just haven’t had my period since December 26, and I’m just really scared.

CLINIC: If you’re less than 10 weeks pregnant and you aren’t planning on using any sort of health insurance, then the cost is $600.

CALLER: Okay. Do you know if you would have to tell my parents? My boyfriend’s 22. Would he be able to do whatever it is and they wouldn’t have to tell anybody?

CLINIC: You can sign for yourself.

CALLER: Okay.

CLINIC: You don’t need anybody else there.

CALLER: Even if like — well I’m going to be 14 next month, and you’re sure?

CLINIC: Um-hum.

CALLER: Okay. Would it be possible to come in and get a pregnancy test there?

CLINIC: You can. It costs $30.

CALLER: Okay.

CLINIC: Have you done a pregnancy test like from the market?

CALLER: Well, no.

CLINIC: Okay. Well, that’s probably a good place to start.

CALLER: Oh, really?

CLINIC: Yeah.

CALLER: Are those usually right?

CLINIC: Um-hum. If you follow the instructions they’re over usually 99 percent correct.

CALLER: Okay.

CLINIC: I would definitely give those — you know, go to the Bonds or the market and just buy a pregnancy test.

CALLER: Would anybody have to know if I came in there for a pregnancy test?

CLINIC: No.

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

CLINIC: You have to sign in and you know, kind of like a normal patient, but your medical records are your privacy.

CALLER: Okay. But would there be any records on him?

CLINIC: No. You’re the patient, not him.

CALLER: Oh, all right. Well, if it turned out that I wasn’t pregnant, could I get birth control there?

CLINIC: You can get a one-month prescription, but the rest you need to go to your normal doctor for.

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

CLINIC: That’s between you and your doctor.

CALLER: Oh, all right. Okay. I would have to call my boyfriend back and see. Could I call you back and set up an appointment? What was your name?

CLINIC: My name’s Erica.

CALLER: Okay. Thank you.

CLINIC: You’re welcome.

(phone clicks)

***THE END***

#634 – Pregnancy Consultation Center & Medical Group Of Sacramento in Sacramento, CA

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PREGNANCY CONSULTATION CENTER & MEDICAL GROUP OF SACRAMENTO
SACRAMENTO, CA 95819
916-446-0222

TAPE – 634

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RECORDING: Hi. You’ve reached the Pregnancy Consultation Center. If you’re calling between the hours of 8:30 to 4:30 please hold. If this is an after-hours emergency, please dial 962-6221. (music) The Pregnancy Consultation Center is Sacramento’s oldest women’s healthcare facility. Since 1971 we’ve been attending to the needs of northern California’s women. As a member of the National Abortion Federation we provide only the highest quality service at reasonable rates. Our center is the first in Northern California to provide (misoprostol?), the early option pill, also known as RU486. We also provide depo provera and the morning after pill. Please ask for details when we’re back on the line, and thank you for holding. (music)

The Pregnancy Consultation Center offers many services including HIV testing, venereal disease testing and other medical needs such as sonograms, pap smears, tubal ligations, and vaginal and cervical examinations. For your comfort, general anesthesia is available for many of our services. We offer surgical abortions up to 24 weeks, and we offer medical, nonsurgical abortions to candidates who qualify. We also provide professional counseling to help you review all of your alternatives. Thank you for holding. We’ll be with you in just a moment.

The doctors and staff at the Pregnancy Consultation Center are professionals who care about you and your needs. We’re dedicated to providing you with the best confidential care possible at reasonable rats. We accept most insurance plans and most Medical plans. We also accept most major credit cards. If you have any questions regarding insurance or payment methods, please don’t hesitate to ask when we’re back on the line. Thank you for holding. We’ll be with you soon.

Thank you for calling the Pregnancy Consultation Center, Northern California’s most complete women’s healthcare facility, setting national standards and offering more services than any other women’s healthcare facility in the greater Sacramento area including free pregnancy testing. We specialize in women’s healthcare and keep all personal matters strictly confidential. The center offers highly trained and experienced personnel to provide you with the service possible. Thank you for calling. We’ll be with you soon.

The Pregnancy Consultation Center is a clinic you can trust with caring doctors and staffmembers, female practitioners are available for your convenience and comfort. Our number one goal is to take care of your medical needs while offering confidential and personal care from a staff that understands your concerns. Thank you for holding. We’ll be right with you.

The Pregnancy Consultation Center is located in Sacramento next to Sutter Memorial Hospital at 5301 F Street with parking available only to patients located behind our facility. In addition to our many personal services, we also offer substantial savings on birth control pills. We appreciate your patience, and we’ll be with you as soon as possible.

CLINIC: Thank you for holding. How can I help you?

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

CLINIC: Yes, we do.

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

CLINIC: How far along are you into your pregnancy?

CALLER: Well, I’m not really sure. I just haven’t had my period since like December 26, and I’m just really worried.

CLINIC: December 26?

CALLER: Yeah.

CLINIC: You’re looking at about $450 to be asleep or $350 to be awake.a

CALLER: Okay.

CLINIC: An additional $60 if your blood type is negative.

CALLER: Okay. Well, do you know, like my friend told me since like I’m going to be 14 later on this month that you guys would have to tell my parents. But my boyfriend’s 22. Could you just let him sign whatever it is and you wouldn’t have to tell anybody?

CLINIC: You don’t need a parent.

CALLER: Huh?

CLINIC: You don’t need a parent.

CALLER: Oh. Okay.

CLINIC: Everything is confidential.

CALLER: All right. Well, could I actually — do you guys do the pregnancy tests there?

CLINIC: Yes, we do. We do everything in the same day.

CALLER: Oh, okay. Well, if it ended up that I wasn’t pregnant, could I get birth control there?

CLINIC: Yeah.

CALLER: Oh. Okay. Well –

CLINIC: Have you taken a pregnancy test yet?

CALLER: No.

CLINIC: Okay. That’s what you need to do first is take a pregnancy test.

CALLER: Okay.

CLINIC: Okay?

CALLER: Well, what time do you normally do those?

CLINIC: Do you plan on coming down today?

CALLER: Well, I got to call my boyfriend to see, but how late are you guys open?

CLINIC: Until 4:00.

CALLER: Okay. Are you guys open tomorrow?

CLINIC: No, we’re not. Women’s Health Specialists is open late tonight and they’re also open tomorrow. You could go get a pregnancy test from them.

CALLER: Well, how much does it cost?

CLINIC: They don’t charge you.

CALLER: Oh, okay.

CLINIC: Do you have a pen and paper?

CALLER: Uh-huh.

CLINIC: Okay. Their phone number is 451-0621. And that’s Women’s Health Specialists, and just call them any time you need to get a pregnancy test.

CALLER: Okay. But they wouldn’t have to tell anybody about that either?

CLINIC: No.

CALLER: Okay.

CLINIC: No, it’s confidential.

CALLER: All right.

CLINIC: Okay?

CALLER: Well, so when I call back, do I need to make an appointment?

CLINIC: Yeah.

CALLER: Okay.

CLINIC: Okay?

CALLER: Well, what was your name?

CLINIC: Stacy.

CALLER: Okay. Thanks.

CLINIC: You’re welcome.

CALLER: Bye.

CLINIC: Bye.

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***THE END***

#635 – Stockton Pregnancy Control Medical Clinic in Stockton, CA

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STOCKTON PREGNANCY CONTROL MEDICAL CLINIC
STOCKTON, CA 95204
209-465-5655

TAPE – 635

(dialing sound) (ringing 3X)

CLINIC: Medical Clinic. Can I help you?

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

CLINIC: Yes, we do.

CALLER: Oh. Do you know how much it costs?

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

CALLER: December 26.

CLINIC: December?

CALLER: Yeah. Like the day after Christmas.

CLINIC: Okay. You would be looking at $320 to be awake with valium or $400 to be asleep.

CALLER: Okay.

CLINIC: Okay?

CALLER: Well, do you know, like I’m just kind of worried because like my friend said that since I’m going to be like — I’ll be 14 later on this month, and she 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: No, it’s got to be a legal guardian. When are you going to be 14?

CALLER: Like on the 9th.

CLINIC: Of March?

CALLER: Uh-huh.

CLINIC: Oh. Well, I would just wait until then.

CALLER: Oh, really?

CLINIC: I could set you up an appointment for after that date.

CALLER: Oh. Well, how much would it cost?

CLINIC: Okay. Well, you need to get in here before you’re 12 weeks, okay? Because that’s when our price changes.

CALLER: Okay.

CLINIC: So if you’re going to be 14 on the 9th, any Monday or Thursday actually after the 9th, either on or after the 9th because our doctors are only here on Monday and Thursday.

CALLER: Okay.

CLINIC: Okay?

CALLER: So I just need to tell my boyfriend how much it will cost then because he said he would pay for everything. How much would it cost then?

CLINIC: If you get in here before the 20th of March then you’re looking at the fees that I told you.

CALLER: Oh, all right.

CLINIC: $320 to be awake and $400 to be asleep.

CALLER: So if I do it after my birthday you wouldn’t have to tell anybody?

CLINIC: No, we wouldn’t.

CALLER: Oh, all right.

CLINIC: Okay?

CALLER: Well, it’s just my boyfriend would have to bring me. Would that be all right if he was there with me?

CLINIC: Well, we don’t let anybody go in the back with you. We have other patients back there. But I mean, he can wait in the waiting area.

CALLER: Okay.

CLINIC: Okay?

CALLER: But he was going to pay for everything. Would he have to sign anything?

CLINIC: No.

CALLER: Okay.

CLINIC: No, not at all.

CALLER: It’s just we don’t want a whole bunch of people to know about us, so.

CLINIC: Yeah. No. Just tell him it’s cash only, no personal checks.

CALLER: Okay.

CLINIC: Or we take Visa or Mastercharge.

CALLER: Okay.

CLINIC: Okay?

CALLER: Well, is — do you guys do pregnancy tests there just to make sure?

CLINIC: Yeah.

CALLER: Okay.

CLINIC: Yeah. We repeat the pregnancy test when you come in, and you’ll also have an exam by the doctor.

CALLER: Okay.

CLINIC: Okay?

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

CLINIC: Well, we’re not really a birth control clinic. There’s a clinic here in Stockton called Delta Healthcare, and we send a lot of patients there for the birth control method.

CALLER: Well, would they have to tell anybody if I was on birth control though?

CLINIC: No. No. Not after you turn 14, no.

CALLER: Oh. Okay.

CLINIC: Okay?

CALLER: So basically just wait until I’m 14 and –

CLINIC: Yeah.

CALLER: And that will be good?

CLINIC: Yeah. But go ahead and let him know what the prices are, and like I said we can set the appointment up ahead of time because you don’t want to wait until you’re 12 weeks because then it will be more expensive.

CALLER: Okay.

CLINIC: Okay?

CALLER: Well, are you going to be open tomorrow?

CLINIC: No. We’re closed on the weekend, hon.

CALLER: Okay.

CLINIC: We’ll be open Monday morning at 9:00.

CALLER: Okay. So I need to call and get an appointment with you?

CLINIC: Yes.

CALLER: Well, what was your name?

CLINIC: Cathy.

CALLER: Okay.

CLINIC: Okay?

CALLER: Thanks.

CLINIC: Uh-huh. Bye.

CALLER: Bye.

(phone clicks)

***THE END***

#545 – Planned Parenthood in Roseville, CA

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PLANNED PARENTHOOD
729 SUNRISE AVE. # 901
ROSEVILLE, CA 95661-4525
916-781-3310

TAPE – 545

(dialing sounds) (ringing 2X)

RECORDING: Thank you for calling Planned Parenthood in Roseville. If you are experiencing a life-threatening emergency please hang up and dial 911. If you know your party’s extension number please dial it now. If you have general questions about birth control, pregnancy, sexually transmitted infections or other reproductive healthcare questions please call our Facts of Life Line at 1-800-711-9848. If you are calling regarding test results, you must come into the clinic. Test results will not be given over the phone. If you are a pharmacy calling, please fax your request to 916-781-2338. Please listen to all options before making a selection. For today’s clinic hours, please press 2. For directions to the clinic, please press 3. To speak with an operator please press zero. (dial sound) One moment, please while I transfer your call. (ringing 2X)

CLINIC: Thank you for calling Planned Parenthood. How may I help you?

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

CLINIC: Yes, we do.

CALLER: Oh, well how much does that cost?

CLINIC: Anywhere from $420 to $560 based on your gross monthly income.

CALLER: Oh. Well, I don’t have a job.

CLINIC: Okay. Have you tried applying for Medical yet?

CALLER: No. It’s just, my boyfriend said that he would pay for everything. It’s just the thing is, I’m going to be 14 in March, and my friend said that you guys would have to tell my parents all this. By my boyfriend’s 22. Could he just — is he old enough to take care of it and you guys wouldn’t have to tell anybody anything?

CLINIC: Let me talk to our AB coordinator. Okay?

CALLER: Okay.

CLINIC: One moment.

CLINIC: Holding. How can I help you?

CALLER: Yeah. I was talking to somebody else. I don’t know what happened to her. But could — who are you?

CLINIC: My name is Mona.

CALLER: Oh, okay. Well, I was asking about if they would have to tell my parents if I was getting an abortion. It’s just I’m going to be 14 next month, and my friend told me that they would have to tell my parents. But my boyfriend’s 22. Could he just sign whatever it is and they wouldn’t have to tell anybody?

CLINIC: Well, the thing is, if your boyfriend is 22 that’s a huge problem within the state.

CALLER: Why? Why is that a problem?

CLINIC: Because you’re 14. You’re a minor, and he’s an adult.

CALLER: Okay.

CLINIC: And that’s considered statutory rape.

CALLER: But he’s not raping me. I mean, we’re in love. We’re going to get married.

CLINIC: Right. But if you ever seen the bulletin boards or on the back of the bus, that’s a huge thing in the state of California or actually any state.

CALLER: Oh.

CLINIC: Based on age.

CALLER: Well, what could happen?

CLINIC: You know, I’m not 100 percent sure. That’s something you’d want to call like a local authorities about and ask them what the ramifications would be.

CALLER: Well, I don’t want my boyfriend to get in trouble.

CLINIC: Well, you don’t have to tell them your name, but you can inquire with that on an anonymous basis. But in the state of California if you’re a minor and you’re with an adult and the age difference is that great, that’s considered statutory rape, whether you’re consenting or not.

CALLER: Okay. So could I come in there to get like a pregnancy test? I’m just worried because I haven’t had my period since like December 21st, and I don’t know what to do.

CLINIC: Yes, you can.

CALLER: But my boyfriend told me to call you guys. So.

CLINIC: Okay. One of the things I’m going to tell you is, do not mention how old your partner is when you come in. Are your parents aware of your relationship?

CALLER: Yeah. I mean, they know we’re going out. They just don’t like him because –

CLINIC: I wonder why. (laughs)

CALLER: But they don’t know we’re having sex. I mean, they can’t find out at all. I mean, I don’t know what they would do if they found out.

CLINIC: We’re not going to tell them, but you’re waling a very thin line and so is he because you’re a minor and he’s an adult.

CALLER: Well, are you going to tell anybody?

CLINIC: If you tell us, we have to.

CALLER: Oh.

CLINIC: So keep that in mind if you come in. We can do a pregnancy test anytime between now and 3:00 today or Thursday and Friday between 7:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. And then if your tests were to be positive, we’d let you know where to go from there.

CALLER: Well, if it was that I wasn’t pregnant, could I get birth control just so that I don’t have to worry about all this anymore?

CLINIC: Yes.

CALLER: Okay. But would you have to tell anybody if I was on birth control though?

CLINIC: No.

CALLER: Oh.

CLINIC: Our services are all confidential.

CALLER: Okay.

CLINIC: Okay?

CALLER: All right. Well, so what should I ask for when I go up there?

CLINIC: Just let them know that — well you haven’t had a period since December, right?

CALLER: Well, yeah.

CLINIC: Are you having any symptoms of pregnancy — breast tenderness, nausea, vomiting?

CALLER: No.

CLINIC: Change in eating habits?

CALLER: No.

CLINIC: Okay. I would say go ahead and request birth control. And we’ll do a pregnancy test when you come in, and then we’ll go from there. So just request the birth control. You can do it with or without the exam. And if your test is negative, we’ll give you birth control that day. If it’s positive, we’ll advise you from there.

CALLER: Okay. Well, if I was on birth control — it’s just I cant’ drive yet. Would my boyfriend be able to pick up the refills or whatever?

CLINIC: Well, pretty much happens is generally we’ll start you off with three cycles of pills. At the end of the third cycle you need to come back in and have your blood pressure checked, your weight. We ask you a list of questions about how you’re doing on the pill. If everything is good, we’ll give you the rest of the year at that time.

CALLER: Oh, okay.

CLINIC: If you’re having problems, they’ll change you.

CALLER: Oh. So I would only have to make like a couple visits?

CLINIC: Right.

CALLER: Okay. It’s just me and my boyfriend didn’t want to have to go through all this again, so.

CLINIC: Right. Yeah. You don’t go through what you’re not ready for basically. So for birth control we check in at 7:00 a.m., 8:45 a.m., or 12:45 p.m. Or we can make an appointment on a Tuesday evening.

CALLER: Okay. Well, I’d have to call him to see.

CLINIC: Okay.

CALLER: When he can bring me. But.

CLINIC: Okay. Well, check with him.

CALLER: Okay.

CLINIC: And give us a call back.

CALLER: Okay.

CLINIC: Okay?

CALLER: Should I call and talk to you?

CLINIC: Yes. My name is Mona.

CALLER: Okay.

CLINIC: Okay?

CALLER: All right, thanks.

CLINIC: You’re welcome. Bye bye.

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#546 – Planned Parenthood in Antioch, CA

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PLANNED PARENTHOOD
1104 BUCHANAN RD. # C 10
ANTIOCH, CA 94509-4226
925-754-4550

TAPE – 546

(dialing sounds) (ringing 2X)

CLINIC: Planned Parenthood. This is Margarita (sp).

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

CLINIC: No, we don’t. But our center in Walnut Creek and Concord do. Do you want their phone number?

CALLER: Yeah.

CLINIC: Okay. Concord is 676-0300. And Walnut Creek is 935-3010.

CALLER: Okay. Well do you know — I’m just really worried about all this because like, well I’m going to be 14 in March, and my friend told me that you guys would have tao tell my parents I’m getting an abortion. But my boyfriend’s 22. Is that old enough to take care of it and they wouldn’t have to tell anybody about anything?

CLINIC: Oh, god. You’re boyfriend’s 22?

CALLER: Yeah.

CLINIC: Umm. Yeah. Hold on, please.

CALLER: Okay.

CLINIC: No, you’ll be fine. It’s just going to be a problem if you let them know that your partner is over 21, because that is against the law.

CALLER: Why is it against the law?

CLINIC: Because you, you know, it’s not — if he’s over 21 and you’re under 18 and you’re having intercourse it’s just — you don’t know about that law in California?

CALLER: No.

CLINIC: Yeah. You need to get informed about that. So just don’t let them know, but you don’t have to have your parents know. You don’t have to have them know that you’re getting a procure in Concord, okay?

CALLER: All right.

CLINIC: So you’re protected by the right of privacy, but don’t mention your partner is that old, okay?

CALLER: Okay.

CLINIC: Okay?

CALLER: Well, could I come in there for a pregnancy test though?

CLINIC: Do it all at Concord.

CALLER: Oh, well, my friend just told me to go to you guys because it was better to go there.

CLINIC: No. You can do it all there.

CALLER: Oh, really?

CLINIC: Um-hum.

CALLER: Oh. Well, okay.

CLINIC: Okay?

CALLER: If I wasn’t pregnant though, could i come in there and get birth control?

CLINIC: If you want.

CALLER: But would you have to tell anybody I was on birth control though?

CLINIC: No.

CALLER: Oh, okay. It’s just, I haven’t taken a pregnancy test yet, and I’m not really sure if I’m pregnant. So.

CLINIC: What does the pregnancy test say?

CALLER: Well, I haven’t had one yet.

CLINIC: Okay. So why do you think you’re pregnant?

CALLER: Oh, well I just haven’t had my period since like December 21st, so I’m just really worried.

CLINIC: Well, you can come in and take a pregnancy test here. I mean, and you know you can come in and take a pregnancy test any day before 4:00 and we call you back at home with your pregnancy test results. Depending on that you can go there.

CALLER: Okay. Well, if my boyfriend drives me there for the pregnancy test would that be a problem?

CLINIC: No. It’s just, just don’t state that that is your partner or whatever. Just — you know, we shouldn’t really want to know that that is because we do have to report it.

CALLER: Oh, okay.

CLINIC: So just — you shouldn’t have any problem. He shouldn’t have to be involved in any of this.

CALLER: Oh. Well, he said that he was going to pay for everything, so.

CLINIC: Well, I mean, we don’t have to know where the money’s coming from as long as you have the money. Okay?

CALLER: All right.

CLINIC: So something else is, if you are pregnant and you do want to terminate the pregnancy you can go into Medical and apply then so that Medical can cover your visit.

CALLER: Would they have to tell my parents though?

CLINIC: No.

CALLER: Oh.

CLINIC: Okay?

CALLER: All right.

CLINIC: Okay, bye bye.

CALLER: Bye.

(phone clicks)

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#512 – Planned Parenthood in Sacramento, CA

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PLANNED PARENTHOOD
1125 10 TH ST.
SACRAMENTO, CA 95814-3503
916-444-7966

TAPE – 512

(dialing sounds) (ringing)

CLINIC: Thank you for calling Planned Parenthood Capital Plaza. If you know the extension of the person you are calling, you may dial it –

(dial sound)

One moment, please, while I transfer your call. (music)

Planned Parenthood. Can I help you?

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

CLINIC: No, we don’t. That would be at another number.

CALLER: Okay.

CLINIC: It’s 446-6921.

CALLER: Okay. Where is that exactly?

CLINIC: It is on 21st and O Street.

CALLER: Oh. Well, do you know — I’m just afraid because like my friend told me that, like I’m going to be 14 in March, and she said that they would have to tell my parents I’m getting an abortion. But my boyfriend’s 22. Is he old enough to take care of it and they wouldn’t have to tell anybody?

CLINIC: You would have to call them.

CALLER: Oh, okay.

CLINIC: Okay?

CALLER: Well, could I come in there for a pregnancy test?

CLINIC: Yeah. We do that service until 4:00.

CALLER: Okay. But would you have to tell anybody about that?

CLINIC: No. Okay?

CALLER: It’s just, the thing is, I can’t drive or anything. My boyfriend would be the only way I could get there. Would it be all right if he was there with me?

CLINIC: I — I mean, you know, we don’t go checking (laughs) to see who’s with you, but, you know — but, yeah, we do that until 4:00.

CALLER: Okay.

CLINIC: Okay?

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

CLINIC: We do that service until 3:00.

CALLER: Oh, okay.

CLINIC: Okay?

CALLER: Well, would you have to tell anybody if I was on birth control though?

CLINIC: No, they wouldn’t.

CALLER: Oh, okay.

CLINIC: Okay?

CALLER: Well, let me call my boyfriend and call you back to see. What was your name?

CLINIC: It’s Gloria.

CALLER: Okay. Thanks.

CLINIC: Um-hum. Bye bye.

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#502 – Planned Parenthood in Watsonville, CA

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PLANNED PARENTHOOD
40 PENNY LANE
WATSONVILLE, CA 95076-6008
831-724-7525

TAPE – 502

(dialing sounds) (ringing 1X)

RECORDING: Thank you for calling Planned Parenthood Watsonville (sp). (Spanish interpretation). If you know the person’s extension you are trying to reach, dial it now.

(dial sound)

One moment, please while I transfer your call. (ringing 1X)

CLINIC: This is Rosie. Can I help you?

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

CLINIC: We do them at the Santa Christ Planned Parenthood.

CALLER: Okay. Do you have that number?

CLINIC: Yes. It is it for yourself, or –

CALLER: Yeah.

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

CALLER: Well, no.

CLINIC: Did you want to come in for a pregnancy test first?

CALLER: Yeah.

CLINIC: Do you want to do it here or at Santa Cruz?

CALLER: I’d rather do it there where you’re at.

CLINIC: Okay, and then we can go ahead and refer you to the Santa Cruz location for the procedure, okay?

CALLER: All right. It’s just, the thing is I’m just really scared about this because I haven’t had my period since I was, since like December 21st. And I’m worried because like well, my friend told me since like I’m going to be 14 in March that they would have to tell my parents I’m getting an abortion. But my boyfriend’s 22. Is he old enough to take care of it and they wouldn’t have to tell anybody?

CLINIC: You know what? That’s kind of (pause) — I don’t know. What I would have to do is schedule the appointment for the pregnancy test and then you can go ahead and talk to the medical assistant when you come in.

CALLER: Would they have to tell my parents that I was getting a pregnancy test though?

CLINIC: Hold on, please.

CALLER: Yeah.

CLINIC: What is your name?

CALLER: It’s Christine.

CLINIC: Have you been to Planned Parenthood before?

CALLER: No.

CLINIC: Okay. Was this regarding a pregnancy test and abortion, or –

CALLER: Yeah.

CLINIC: Okay. What I can do is –

CALLER: Are you Rosie?

CLINIC: Yeah.

CALLER: Oh, okay.

CLINIC: I had to put you on hold just to talk to the nurse. But I can schedule you an appointment for tomorrow.

CALLER: What time tomorrow?

CLINIC: 12:15.

CALLER: Okay.

CLINIC: And I guess they’ll go ahead and talk to you, like a consult visit. And your parents won’t find out about the pregnancy test.

CALLER: Okay.

CLINIC: But there might be like maybe because of your boyfriend being over age –

CALLER: What do you mean?

CLINIC: You said he’s 22 years old?

CALLER: Yeah.

CLINIC: Okay. So it depends on what the consult is that will be — I mean.

CALLER: I don’t understand what you mean.

CLINIC: Okay. Because your boyfriend is overage, they might have to (pause) talk to the doctor. There might be a problem with that.

CALLER: What kind of problem?

CLINIC: Hold on, please.

CLINIC: This is Annette. Can I help you?

CALLER: Yeah, hi. I was just talking to Rosie and she — I was wondering if — well, it’s just, the thing is, I was telling her that like my — I’m going to be 14 in March, and my friend told me that they would have to tell my parents I’m getting an abortion. But my boyfriend is 22. Is he old enough to take care of it and they wouldn’t have to tell anybody anything?

CLINIC: What’s your name?

CALLER: Christine.

CLINIC: Christine? Okay. The problem, Christine, is, is legally if you’re 13 and he’s 22 it has to be reported because you’re very underage.

CALLER: Well, who would it be reported to?

CLINIC: It would be reported to the Child Protective Service.

CALLER: Well, what would happen?

CLINIC: They would have to investigate it.

CALLER: Well, would they tell my parents?

CLINIC: My guess is, yes.

CALLER: Well, they can’t tell my parents. I mean, they can’t find out at all. I don’t know, I don’t know what to —

CLINIC: Okay, Christine?

CALLER: Yeah.

CLINIC: Christine, just take it easy. Okay? The reason those laws are in place are to protect kids.

CALLER: But he’s not hurting me or anything. I mean, we’re in love. We’re going to get married.

CLINIC: I know. This is — it’s a consensual relationship and I understand that. I’m just telling you that we’re constrained by the laws. Now, what I would suggest that you do, either you come here or go somewhere else and have a pregnancy test and don’t say what his age is.

CALLER: They will? Or don’t say?

CLINIC: Don’t say how old he is.

CALLER: Oh, okay.

CLINIC: Okay? And that way you can get into the system. I’m not even going to get involved. I don’t know what your last name is. But that’s all I can tell you.

CALLER: Oh. Well –

CLINIC: You can either come here, like you can walk in, not all the time. Sometimes you have to make appointments. You can go to the county. You can go –

CALLER: Well, if it turned out that I wasn’t pregnant, could I get birth control though?

CLINIC: Oh, absolutely.

CALLER: It’s just, I don’t want to have to worry about all this again.

CLINIC: Yeah. That’s a good idea.

CALLER: But would you guys have to tell? Would you guys have to report it if I was on birth control?

CLINIC: Only if you let us know how old he is.

CALLER: Oh, okay. All right. Well, so, the only thing is, like he would have to come with me because I wouldn’t have any way to get there.

CLINIC: Okay. But he doesn’t have to come in the room with you. And we’re not going to ask him how — you know what I’m saying?

CALLER: Yeah.

CLINIC: If he has to bring you here, he can still stay in the waiting room anyway.

CALLER: Okay.

CLINIC: Okay?

CALLER: So if I don’t say anything it would be all okay?

CLINIC: Yeah.

CALLER: Okay.

CLINIC: Okay?

CALLER: All right. Well –

CLINIC: I just don’t want you — you know, I don’t want to scare you away. I’m just telling you what the laws are and why the laws are there.

CALLER: Yeah.

CLINIC: To protect you. You know, you could be forced into this relationship. You know, I hear from you that this is consensual and this is what you wanted to do. But there are a lot of kids your age who it is not a good relationship.

CALLER: But we’re in love. We’re going to be married, and we’re happy.

CLINIC: I know. That’s good. But see what I’m saying is that not all 13-year-olds are in that position.

CALLER: Oh, okay.

CLINIC: You’re involved with somebody who’s over 18 you know a lot of times they’re involved forcibly.

CALLER: Oh, okay.

CLINIC: Okay? So this is, these are just the laws that are in place.

CALLER: All right.

CLINIC: Okay?

CALLER: So just don’t say anything, and come in and get a pregnancy test and go from there, or –

CLINIC: Right. Right.

CALLER: Okay. But if I wasn’t pregnant could I be on birth control and you wouldn’t have to say anything about that?

CLINIC: No. We can put you on birth control without — yeah. They may ask you, are you in this, are you in a good relationship. And somebody may ask you how old he is, and you’re just going to have to decide what you’re going to say. Okay?

CALLER: What should I say?

CLINIC: (laughs) I’m not going to tell, Christine.

CALLER: Oh.

CLINIC: I told you what the laws are.

CALLER: Okay.

CLINIC: Okay?

CALLER: All right. Well, like if — the only thing is, I can’t drive yet. I’m not old enough. Would my boyfriend be able to pick up the pills though?

CLINIC: No. You’d have to come and — you know, what you should do is, you either make an appointment for a pregnancy test and if that’s negative then tell them that you want a HOPE which is hormone without a pelvic exam.

CALLER: Oh, okay.

CLINIC: We do that here. If you go somewhere else you’d have to do something differently probably.

CALLER: Oh. Okay.

CLINIC: But then if you are pregnant then they wouldn’t do the birth control, but they would refer you for an abortion.

CALLER: Okay. Well, after you do like the pregnancy test and after you do like the exam for birth control, could I have him pick them up, like the ones after everything?

CLINIC: No. If we put you on the pills that same day you would get the pill.

CALLER: Well, I mean like the ones after I’m out of all the first ones.

CLINIC: Oh, a refill appointment?

CALLER: Yeah.

CLINIC: We only give you about three packs. No, you do need to come back because we need to see you.

CALLER: Oh.

CLINIC: We need to do a blood pressure and make sure that you’re doing okay on the pills.

CALLER: All right.

CLINIC: And there are other methods besides the pills too.

CALLER: Oh.

CLINIC: Okay? There is — you know, there’s an injection that lasts for 13 weeks, about three months.

CALLER: Okay.

CLINIC: There is another injection that’s the same thing as the pills and it just lasts a month and you have your period.

CALLER: Oh, okay. Well, just as long as nobody has to know anything, so.

CLINIC: Right. I mean, some people or some teenagers like the injection because that way they have a period, and they don’t have to have the pills at home. So that if the mother is really looking she’ll see that you’re having your period and there aren’t any pills around. You just have to remember to come back about every 28 days.

CALLER: Oh, okay. Okay. Well, thank you.

CLINIC: Okay. Do you want to — well, you decide. You can either call back here or you can call somewhere else, but you work it out. Okay?

CALLER: All right.

CLINIC: But the sooner you do it the better.

CALLER: All right.

CLINIC: Okay?

CALLER: Okay.

CLINIC: All right.

CALLER: Thanks.

CLINIC: Bye bye.

CALLER: Bye.

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#513 – Planned Parenthood in Chico, CA

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PLANNED PARENTHOOD
556 VALLOMBROSA AVE.
CHICO, CA 95926-4038
530-342-8367

TAPE – 513

(dialing sounds) (ringing 2X)

CLINIC: Good afternoon. Planned Parenthood Chico.

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

CLINIC: Yes, we do.

CALLER: Well, how much do those cost?

CLINIC: Well, it depends. Do you have Medical?

CALLER: Well, no.

CLINIC: Okay.

CALLER: But my boyfriend said he would pay for everything, so.

CLINIC: Okay. Do you know how many weeks you are?

CALLER: No. I just know that — I’m just worried because I haven’t had my period since like December 21st, and I’m scared.

CLINIC: Okay. And you haven’t taken a pregnancy test?

CALLER: No.

CLINIC: Okay, that would be the first thing to do. Can you come in this afternoon?

CALLER: Well, I’d have to call my boyfriend to see because he would be the only way I could get there. But I think so, maybe.

CLINIC: Okay. So –

CALLER: How late are you guys open?

CLINIC: Well, we only do pregnancy testing until 4:00.

CALLER: Oh. Well, do you do them like tomorrow?

CLINIC: No. We won’t have them tomorrow, but we could get you in Thursday.

CALLER: Oh, okay.

CLINIC: Unless you wanted to come in the afternoon tomorrow. I’m not sure if we’re going to have a counselor. But that’s the first thing you need to do is take a pregnancy test.

CALLER: Okay.

CLINIC: Okay? And then to answer your question, for first trimester abortion it’s $345.

CALLER: Oh, okay.

CLINIC: And if you want –

CALLER: I’m just worried because like well my friend told me that since like, well, I’ll be 14 in March. She said that you guys would have to tell my parents I’m getting an abortion. But my boyfriend’s 22. Is he old enough to take care of that and they wouldn’t have to tell anybody?

CLINIC: No. Your parents do not have to know.

CALLER: Oh, okay. All right. But, so when should I come in for a pregnancy test then?

CLINIC: Actually if you can call your boyfriend to see if he can bring you in today, I have — is he at work or –

CALLER: Yeah.

CLINIC: Oh, he is at work?

CALLER: Yeah.

CLINIC: What time does he get off?

CALLER: Usually 5:00 but –

CLINIC: Okay, so he couldn’t get you in then before 4:00?

CALLER: I don’t know. Probably not.

CLINIC: Okay. So since you are 14 we need to give you the results in person because there’s information we need to give you.

CALLER: Oh.

CLINIC: Otherwise, I can get you in Friday.

CALLER: Friday? What time on Friday?

CLINIC: Actually I can get you in, I could fit you in Thursday.

CALLER: Thursday?

CLINIC: Uh-huh.

CALLER: What time on Thursday?

CLINIC: Before 4:00. The earliest I have is a 9:45.

CALLER: Okay.

CLINIC: 10:45, 11:30, 1:45, 2:45.

CALLER: Oh, okay. Well, I’ll talk to my boyfriend and see, but he usually likes to do stuff in the afternoon, so.

CLINIC: Yeah, it would have to be before 4:00.

CALLER: All right. Okay.

CLINIC: So call him and find out when you can come in.

CALLER: Okay. It’s just, we talked about all this, and we don’t want anyone to know about us. Would you have to know anything about him or anything?

CLINIC: About him?

CALLER: Yeah. Well, it’s just we’re worried because like my parents can’t find out about us. Well, like they know about us but they can’t find out — they don’t know that we’re having sex, and if they found out I don’t know what would happen.

CLINIC: Right. No, we have very strict confidential services. And your parents wouldn’t find out.

CALLER: All right. Okay. Well, so, if the pregnancy test turned out that I wasn’t pregnant, do you guys do birth control there?

CLINIC: Yes, we do.

CALLER: But would you have to tell anybody that I was in birth control though?

CLINIC: No. No, no, no. We have very, very strict confidential services.

CALLER: Okay. All right. Well, if like — well, I don’t know. If I could think of any other questions, could I call and talk to you? What was your name?

CLINIC: My name is Jana, J-A-N-A.

CALLER: Uh-huh. Okay.

CLINIC: And I will be here until 5:30 today.

CALLER: All right. Okay.

CLINIC: Okay? What’s your name?

CALLER: Huh? I’m Christine.

CLINIC: Stacy?

CALLER: Christine.

CLINIC: Oh, I’m sorry. Christine.

CALLER: Yeah.

CLINIC: Okay. All right, Christine.

CALLER: Okay.

CLINIC: Yeah. Give me a call back.

CALLER: Thanks.

CLINIC: Uh-huh.

CALLER: Bye.

CLINIC: Bye bye.

(phone clicks)

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