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#629 – Planned Parenthood in San Jose, CA

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PLANNED PARENTHOOD
3131 ALUM ROCK AVE.
SAN JOSE, CA 95127-2902
408-729-7600

TAPE – 629

(dialing sound) (ringing 2X)

RECORDING: You have reached Planned Parenthood on Alum Rock Avenue. If this is a life-threatening emergency hang up and dial 911. If you know your party’s extension, dial it now. (Spanish) (dial sound) One moment, please, while I transfer your call. (music)

CLINIC: Hello.

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

CLINIC: Yes, we do.

CALLER: Oh. Well, do you know — like I’m just kind of worried because like 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 is 22. Could he just sign whatever it is and you wouldn’t have to tell anybody?

CLINIC: Okay. Hold on. (music) No, this is confidential. Your parents will not know about this.

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

CLINIC: Yeah. You should come in for a pregnancy test.

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

CLINIC: Pregnancy test takes about maybe half an hour.

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

CLINIC: Yes, you can.

CALLER: Oh. Well, would you have to tell anybody about that though?

CLINIC: No. Everything here is confidential.

CALLER: Oh, okay. I just have a lot of questions, but I can’t think of them right now. Could I call you back and talk to you? What was your name?

CLINIC: No, you could just talk to anybody. That’s fine.

CALLER: Oh, all right.

CLINIC: Okay?

CALLER: Okay. Thanks.

CLINIC: Bye.

(phone clicks)

***THE END***

#630 – Planned Parenthood in Ventura, CA

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PLANNED PARENTHOOD
5400 RALSTON ST.
VENTURA, CA 93003-6002
805-658-3232

TAPE – 630

(dialing sound) (ringing 2X)

CLINIC: Thanks for calling Planned Parenthood of Ventura this is Isabella. 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, do you know if you have to be like — well, I’m going to be 14 later on this month and my friend told me you guys would have to tell my parents. But my boyfriend is 22. Is he old enough to take care of it and you wouldn’t have to tell anybody?

CLINIC: Okay, when you come in for services here all our services are confidential. We wouldn’t need to include your parents or your boyfriend.

CALLER: Okay. It’s just my boyfriend — we were all talking about this and he said that he would pay for everything, but would he have to –

CLINIC: That’s fine, but he doesn’t — he has no involvement. I mean, you’ll be the patient.

CALLER: Okay. How much is it going to cost?

CLINIC: It runs anywhere from $350 to $475.

CALLER: Okay. It’s just, the thing is I haven’t had my period since like December 26, and that’s the main reason why I’m wondering about all this.

CLINIC: Okay. Well, you can come in for a pregnancy test on Tuesday between 4 and 6 and they’ll explain, they’ll do a pregnancy test and then explain your options and if you decide to terminate they’ll explain the procedure to you.

CALLER: Okay. So if the pregnancy test came out that I wasn’t pregnant I could get birth control there?

CLINIC: Yes, you can.

CALLER: Okay.

CLINIC: But not on that time slot. Okay?

CALLER: Okay.

CLINIC: So why don’t you come in between 4 and 6, and then if everything’s good then we can make you an appointment for that same week to come in for birth control.

CALLER: Okay. But would anyone have to know if I was on birth control though?

CLINIC: All information is confidential. The only way they would know is if they went through your stuff. They call us, we can’t say anything.

CALLER: Okay. You want me to come in at 4?

CLINIC: It’s best if you come in at 4.

CALLER: Okay. I have to call my boyfriend to see, but is it all right if he comes with me?

CLINIC: That’s fine.

CALLER: Okay. I wouldn’t have any other way to get there. All right. Thank you.

CLINIC: All right then. Bye bye.

(phone clicks)

***THE END***

#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

(dialing sound) (ringing 1X)

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***

#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.

(phone clicks)

*** THE END ***

#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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#506 – Planned Parenthood in Stockton, CA

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PLANNED PARENTHOOD
415 W BENJAMIN HOLT DR. # D2
STOCKTON, CA 95207-3958
209-477-4103

TAPE – 506

(sound of dialing, phone ringing)

CLINIC: Thank you for calling Planned Parenthood North Clinic of Stockton. (Spanish interpretation) If this is a true emergency, hang up and call 911. (Spanish interpretation) For general medical questions, please call our Facts of Life line at 408-277-0777 or 1-800-711-9848. If you know the extension of the person you are calling, you may dial it now. For clinic hours, services and locations press 1. To make an appointment or to speak to staffperson, press zero. (dial sound)

One moment, please, while I transfer your call. (music plays) Thank you for holding. Someone will be right with you. (music plays) Your call is very important to us. We appreciate your patience and thank you for waiting during this brief delay. (music) Thank you for calling. Please, remain on the line until we can give you our full attention. We appreciate your patience. (music) Thank you for calling today, and for patience while holding. We’ll be with you –

Good afternoon. Planned Parenthood. How can I help you?

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

CLINIC: Yes, between 7 and 12 weeks of pregnancy.

CALLER: Okay.

CLINIC: They don’t put you to sleep. You are awake during the procedure.

CALLER: Oh, okay.

CLINIC: We have to make you two appointments. The first one is for bloodwork, paperwork and ultrasound.

CALLER: Oh.

CLINIC: The second one is for your termination.

CALLER: Okay. Well, do you know, I’m just really worried because like well, I’m going to be 14 in March. And my friend told me that you guys would have to tell my parents, but –

CLINIC: No –

CALLER: — my boyfriend’s 22. Is it all right if he just signs whatever it is, and you wouldn’t have to tell anybody?

CLINIC: No. It’s a lie. That’s not true.

CALLER: Oh.

CLINIC: Okay?

CALLER: What’s not true, that they wouldn’t have to tell my parents?

CLINIC: Correct.

CALLER: Oh, okay.

CLINIC: Okay?

CALLER: Well, would it be all right if my boyfriend brings me because he would be the only way I could get there?

CLINIC: That’s fine.

CALLER: Really?

CLINIC: Um-hum.

CALLER: Okay. It’s just we were talking about all this, and we don’t want a whole bunch of people to know about us. So he doesn’t want anybody to ask him a whole bunch of questions or anything.

CLINIC: Okay. We can, we’ll see you at 1:40 March 8. Are you going to be paying cash for your services?

CALLER: He said he would pay for anything. But like on March 8 –

CLINIC: For your bloodwork, paperwork and ultrasound.

CALLER: Okay. Well, my last period was like December 21st, so that’s why I’m just worried about all this.

CLINIC: Okay, let’s see. (pause)

CALLER: Are you still there?

CLINIC: Um-hum. I’m looking at my — how far along you are.

CALLER: Okay.

CLINIC: March 8th — by March 8th you would be 11 weeks. March 16 you would be about 12 weeks. According to your information if it’s right –

CALLER: Yeah?

CLINIC: — you would be about 12 weeks by the time we brought you around for an appointment for a procedure.

CALLER: Okay.

CLINIC: Now, let me tell you, if your information is slightly wrong and you’re over 12 weeks and one day, we will refer you out.

CALLER: Oh.

CLINIC: Now, what you could do is, is you could call (Southland?) Pregnancy Control and see if they will go ahead and provide an appointment there for you.

CALLER: Oh.

CLINIC: They go up to 14 weeks. Or I could go ahead and make you the appointment here, and if you happen to be more than 12 weeks and one day then we will refer you out.

CALLER: Okay.

CLINIC: I want you to understand that.

CALLER: That would be probably be better.

CLINIC: Okay. Do you prefer for me to make, just to make the appointment then?

CALLER: Yeah.

CLINIC: Okay. What’s your last name?

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

CLINIC: Sure.

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

CLINIC: No.

CALLER: Really?

CLINIC: All of our visits here are confidential.

CALLER: Oh, okay.

CLINIC: Okay?

CALLER: Okay. I just — my parents can’t find out at all. I don’t know what they would do if they found out. So.

CLINIC: Okay.

CALLER: But, all right. So?

CLINIC: So I can go ahead and make an appointment for Friday March 8 for your bloodwork, paperwork and ultrasound.

CALLER: Okay. Well, what time?

CLINIC: 1:40?

CALLER: Oh, okay.

CLINIC: Last name?

CALLER: What?

CLINIC: What’s your last name?

CALLER: Oh. It’s Smith.

CLINIC: First name?

CALLER: Christine.

CLINIC: Date of birth?

CALLER: March 19, 1988.

CLINIC: Phone number?

CALLER: Well, my boyfriend told me to give you his cell phone number, but I don’t have that number yet. He just got it.

CLINIC: Oh, okay.

CALLER: So is it all right — do you want me to call him and call you back? What was your name?

CLINIC: Rayna (sp).

CALLER: Okay.

CLINIC: Yeah, you can do that. You can call me back. Okay, Christine. Call me back with your phone number, your message phone number.

CALLER: Okay.

CLINIC: And your appointment’s going to be for Friday March 8 at 1:40. I did tell you we don’t put you to sleep here?

CALLER: Right.

CLINIC: You’re awake.

CALLER: Yeah.

CLINIC: But we’ll give you a local anesthetic. Also we’ll give you other narcotics. We do penthonal (sp) which is like twilight sedation. You must have a driver so it’s good that your boyfriend’s going to come with you. We could go ahead and give you that, and that will help you. You’ll be more comfortable. Okay?

CALLER: Okay.

CLINIC: All right. We’ll see you at 1:40.

CALLER: Bye. (phone clicks)

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#517 – Planned Parenthood in Concord, CA

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PLANNED PARENTHOOD
2185 PACHECO ST.
CONCORD, CA 94520
925-676-0300

TAPE – 517

(dialing sounds) (ringing 2X)

CLINIC: Concord Planned Parenthood. This is Jason.

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

CLINIC: Yes, we do.

CALLER: Oh. Well, how much do those cost?

CLINIC: It depends how far along you are. Do you know how far along you are?

CALLER: Well, no.

CLINIC: No? When was your last period?

CALLER: Well, it was December 21st.

CLINIC: December 21st?

CALLER: Yeah.

CLINIC: (pause) All right. You’d be about 9 1/2 weeks right now.

CALLER: Okay.

CLINIC: So our starting fees are usually about $345.

CALLER: Okay.

CLINIC: Do you have any sort of medical coverage or –

CALLER: Well, no, my boyfriend said he would pay for everything.

CLINIC: Okay. So we normally tell people it’s $345, and then to bring like an extra $80 for extra medications that you may need because we do give you Motrin and Valium if you choose to take Valium. If you have the Valium you do need a ride home.

CALLER: Oh, okay. Well, do you know, like I’m just worried because my friend told me that since like I’m going to be 14 in March that you guys would have to tell my parent. But my boyfriend’s 22. Could he just sign whatever it is and you wouldn’t have to tell anybody?

CLINIC: I’m not sure about all that. Would you want to talk to somebody about that?

CALLER: All right.

CLINIC: Okay. Hold on one second.

CALLER: Yeah, hi.

CLINIC: Hi. Are you wanting to make an appointment for an abortion?

CALLER: Well, yeah. I was just wondering if like — well, I’m just — I was asking Jason if it’s just my friend told me that if I’m going to — like I’ll be 14 in March.

CLINIC: Yeah.

CALLER: And she said 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: Right. Let me check okay?

CALLER: All right.

CLINIC: (pause)

CALLER: Yeah.

CLINIC: Okay, I’m going to find out for you. Can you give me your name and your number and I’ll call you back?

CALLER: Well, I’m at my friend’s house, and her mom’s here, and if you called she would answer the phone, and I would get in trouble.

CLINIC: Oh. You have a cell phone or anything?

CALLER: No.

CLINIC: Okay. Then do you want to call me back?

CALLER: All right. What’s your name?

CLINIC: Arthie (sp).

CALLER: Okay.

CLINIC: Give me an hour.

CALLER: All right.

CLINIC: Okay?

CALLER: Okay. Bye.

(phone clicks)

(dial sound) (ringing 2X)

CLINIC: Planned Parenthood. This is Cindy. How can I help you?

CALLER: Yeah. Can I talk to Arthie, please?

CLINIC: Sure. Who’s calling?

CALLER: This is Christine.

CLINIC: Hold on.

CLINIC: Hi, this is Arthie.

CALLER: Hi. Yeah. I was the one that you told to call back in an hour. I’m Christine.

CLINIC: Okay. Can you hold on? I’m just finishing up with one call. Okay?

CALLER: All right.

CLINIC: Hi. Okay, do you want me to make you an appointment?

CALLER: Well, you told me you were going to have to tell me about my boyfriend, so.

CLINIC: Yeah, that’s fine. I mean, you don’t need anybody to come in to have your — to have an abortion done. You don’t need permission from anyone.

CALLER: Oh, okay. But is it all right if he comes in with me though?

CLINIC: If he comes into the room with you?

CALLER: Well, like if he’s there. Like if he brings me.

CLINIC: Oh, yeah, that’s fine. I mean, it’s none of our — we don’t, you know, tell you who to bring and who not to bring.

CALLER: Okay.

CLINIC: So that’s fine.

CALLER: It’s just, I don’t want anybody to know about us, so.

CLINIC: Right.

CALLER: Would he have to sign anything if he was here?

CLINIC: No. He has nothing to do with it. This is a procedure that has just to do with you.

CALLER: Okay.

CLINIC: Nobody else.

CALLER: Well, if the pregnancy test came out that I wasn’t pregnant, could I get birth control there?

CLINIC: Have you taken a pregnancy test yet?

CALLER: Well, no.

CLINIC: Okay. Why don’t you come in –

CALLER: I’m just scared because I haven’t had my period since like December 21st, and –

CLINIC: Okay. Do you want to come in today and take a pregnancy test first?

CALLER: What time are you guys open until?

CLINIC: We’re open until 8:00. You can come here until 6:00, and I can run a pregnancy test for you.

CALLER: Okay. Well, I’d have to call my boyfriend to see, but probably.

CLINIC: Okay. I think that would be really advisable for you to do today, and then we can schedule an appointment while you’re here.

CALLER: Okay, well, how soon would I be able to get birth control if I wasn’t pregnant?

CLINIC: Tomorrow.

CALLER: Really?

CLINIC: Yeah. But I want you to come in today for your test first.

CALLER: Oh, okay.

CLINIC: Yes.

CALLER: What time should I come then?

CLINIC: Any time before 6:00.

CALLER: Oh, all right.

CLINIC: Okay?

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

CLINIC: No. It’s totally private.

CALLER: Okay.

CLINIC: Okay, so will you come in today?

CALLER: Yeah, I think so.

CLINIC: Okay.

CALLER: Okay. Bye.

CLINIC: Bye.

(phone clicks)

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#507 – Planned Parenthood in Manteca, CA

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PLANNED PARENTHOOD
965 E YOSEMITE AVE # 2
MANTECA, CA 95336-5943
209-239-2528

TAPE – 507

(dialing sounds. phone ringing)

CLINIC: You have reached Planned Parenthood of Mantika (sp). If you’d like to make an appointment, please press zero. (dial sound)

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

Planned Parenthood?

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

CLINIC: No, I’m sorry. We don’t.

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

CLINIC: 477-4103, and that’s our Planned Parenthood in Stockton.

CALLER: In Stockton?

CLINIC: Um-hum.

CALLER: Okay. Well, could I come there for a pregnancy test just to see?

CLINIC: Yeah, you can.

CALLER: Oh, okay. Well, I’m just really worried about all this because like, um, my friend said that since like I’m going to be 14 in March –

CLINIC: You could actually come today between — well, you can come in now up until 4:00, okay?

CALLER: Okay. But I’d have to wait until my boyfriend could bring me, but, uh, do you know? I’m just really worried that they would have to tell my parents that I was having an abortion, but my boyfriend’s 22. Could he just sign whatever it is, and is he old enough to take care of that, and they wouldn’t have to tell anybody?

CLINIC: You’re — how old are you?

CALLER: I’ll be 14 in March.

CLINIC: So you’re only 13 right now?

CALLER: Yeah.

CLINIC: And your boyfriend’s how old?

CALLER: 22.

CLINIC: Um. Okay.

CALLER: Okay?

CLINIC: Yeah. Just come on in. Okay?

CALLER: All right. Well, would it be all right if my boyfriend’s there with me?

CLINIC: Oh, yeah.

CALLER: Yeah?

CLINIC: Um-hum.

CALLER: But would you have to tell anybody that we were there?

CLINIC: We probably would have to report it.

CALLER: Well, why? To who?

CLINIC: Because you’re underage, you’re under — I mean, you’re 13, under 18, and he’s over 18.

CALLER: Well, but he just said that he doesn’t want anybody to know so that I don’t get in trouble or anything. Would you guys be asking a lot of questions?

CLINIC: Yeah. We’d have to ask a lot of questions.

CALLER: Oh. Well, what would happen?

CLINIC: You know, I really don’t know, but I think — I think that’s illegal.

CALLER: What?

CLINIC: For him to be going out with a 13-year-old.

CALLER: Why?

CLINIC: Well, because.

CALLER: Because?

CLINIC: You’re under-age and he’s over-age.

CALLER: Well, what can I do then?

CLINIC: Oh, I don’t know what you can do. But you can come in and get a pregnancy test, and we’ll give you the pregnancy test.

CALLER: So should I not bring him?

CLINIC: No, you can bring him.

CALLER: But would you tell on him?

CLINIC: Well, there’s some things that we have to — we’re mandated to report, yes.

CALLER: Well, then why should I bring him if he’s going to be reported? Who do you have to report him to?

CLINIC: CPSD — Child Protective Services.

CALLER: Why? I mean –

CLINIC: Because he’s over 18. It’s the law.

CALLER: So is it better not to bring him then?

CLINIC: Oh, I don’t know. You can bring him if you want.

CALLER: But if I bring him, he’s going to be reported and get in trouble?

CLINIC: You know what? I don’t know. (sighs) You’d have to talk to the nurse about that.

CALLER: Okay.

CLINIC: Okay?

CALLER: Well, so if, like if I came in for a pregnancy test and it said that I wasn’t pregnant, would you have to report him?

CLINIC: You know? I really don’t know. You’d have to come in and talk to the nurse about that.

CALLER: Okay. Well, if I came in would I get in trouble?

CLINIC: (laughs) No. We, we don’t get people in trouble. (laughs)

CALLER: Oh, okay.

CLINIC: Okay? (chuckles)

CALLER: Well, what can I do then?

CLINIC: Well, just come on in and take a pregnancy test.

CALLER: Okay.

CLINIC: Okay?

CALLER: Well, if it was — if the pregnancy test said that I wasn’t pregnant, could I get birth control?

CLINIC: Oh, you sure can.

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

CLINIC: That’s fine.

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

CLINIC: If you’re 13, yes, we do.

CALLER: Oh.

CLINIC: We’re mandated to report certain things.

CALLER: Well, so I can’t get birth control then?

CLINIC: No, you can get birth control.

CALLER: You just have to tell?

CLINIC: We just have to report it. Um-hum.

CALLER: Well, then my parents would find out if you reported it?

CLINIC: Possibly.

CALLER: Oh. Well, my parents can’t find out at all. I mean, if they found out I don’t know what would happen.

CLINIC: You know what? You can come in and talk to the nurse.

CALLER: Well, would she have to tell anybody?

CLINIC: Yes, she would.

CALLER: Well, I don’t want to come in if, if she’s going to have to tell anybody.

CLINIC: (laughs) You know, we’re mandated — I don’t — we’re mandated to report certain things.

CALLER: Well, is there any other place I could go that they wouldn’t have to tell?

CLINIC: I don’t know. I really don’t know. You’d have to call them and — but. That is the law. We’re mandated to report, and it’s not that we’re trying to get anybody in trouble.

CALLER: Okay.

CLINIC: Okay?

CALLER: Well, it just sounds like there’d be in trouble.

CLINIC: I’m sorry. What?

CALLER: It just sounds like I’d be in trouble. I don’t know. Is it all right if I talk to my boyfriend and think about this and then call you back?

CLINIC: Yes, please do.

CALLER: What’s your name?

CLINIC: My name is Mari (sp).

CALLER: Okay.

CLINIC: Okay? Sorry about that. Bye.

(phone clicks)

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