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#499 – Planned Parenthood in Richmond, CA

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PLANNED PARENTHOOD
2970 HILLTOP MALL RD. # 307
RICHMOND, CA 94806-5274
510-222-5290

TAPE – 499

(dialing sound) (ringing 2X)

CLINIC: Planned Parenthood. Stephanie speaking. How can I help you?

CALLER: Hi. Yeah. I was calling because like I was talking to the other place and Latasha told me to call here. I was wondering about getting an abortion.

CLINIC: Okay. We do them every Wednesday. The cost is $345. If you’re 12 to 14 weeks it is $445.

CALLER: Okay. Well, it’s just I was wondering, I was asking her but she wasn’t really sure. She said that — the thing is, my friend told me that — like I’ll be 14 in March, and 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 it and you wouldn’t have to tell anybody?

CLINIC: Okay. I’m missing something. What about parents?

CALLER: Well, they can’t find out at all that I’m getting an abortion.

CLINIC: Okay. We have confidential services here.

CALLER: Okay. So you wouldn’t have to tell anybody?

CLINIC: No, we don’t tell anybody your business.

CALLER: Oh, okay.

CLINIC: Um-hum.

CALLER: But would my boyfriend be able to come in with me and you wouldn’t have to ask him a whole bunch of questions then?

CLINIC: We wouldn’t ask him anything. We would only talk to you.

CALLER: Okay.

CLINIC: And as far as your boyfriend, he could come but he will just be sitting and waiting. He’s not allowed in the back with you.

CALLER: Oh, okay. Well, if, if it turned out that I wasn’t pregnant, I just haven’t had a pregnancy test yet. I’m just scared because I haven’t had my period since like December. So is it possible, like if the pregnancy test was, came out that I wasn’t pregnant would I be able to get birth control there?

CLINIC: Uh-huh. You sure would be. Do you have any medical insurance already?

CALLER: Well, no. By boyfriend said he was going to take care of everything.

CLINIC: Okay. I just want to know, did you have any insurance already though.

CALLER: No.

CLINIC: Okay. Okay, so what we could do is qualify for you for our state funding program which will cover the cost of your exams, your birth control pills, pregnancy test. It only covers you up until you get pregnant. And the reason why is because we’re trying to prevent pregnancy.

CALLER: Oh.

CLINIC: Yeah. So the green card doesn’t cover you after you get pregnant, but it sure does cover all the other exams and stuff. So all we ask is that you leave a donation so you don’t have to –

CALLER: Would I have to pay for the abortion, or not?

CLINIC: Yes, you would have to pay for that.

CALLER: Oh, okay.

CLINIC: Yeah. As I said, the green card only covers you up until you get pregnant. So for abortion services you will have to pay for it.

CALLER: Okay. And how much is that?

CLINIC: $345.

CALLER: So is there anything else though?

CLINIC: Is there anything else as far as?

CALLER: To pay for?

CLINIC: Not the day — well, the day of the abortion if you wanted pills and stuff, if you want to leave with some type of birth control you probably have to pay for that or if you were eligible for state funding that would pay for it after you’re not pregnant.

CALLER: Okay. But would they have to tell anybody?

CLINIC: Ma’am, we don’t tell anybody.

CALLER: Well, like the state funding people.

CLINIC: It’s confidential. We don’t tell anybody your business.

CALLER: Okay.

CLINIC: (laughs) She asked me that three times. We don’t tell anybody. We don’t tell anybody your business. That’s your personal business, and we don’t let everybody know.

CALLER: Okay. Well, like if I got the state funds would they have to tell anybody?

CLINIC: (pause) No. They won’t have to — no. We won’t, we don’t tell. We don’t tell anybody anything.

CALLER: Okay.

CLINIC: All your services are confidential here.

CALLER: All right.

CLINIC: Okay?

CALLER: Okay.

CLINIC: All righty? Did you have any other questions?

CALLER: Well, I don’t know. If I think of any, could I call you back and talk to you?

CLINIC: Say that again?

CALLER: If I did have any questions, would I be able to call you back and talk to you?

CLINIC: Sure. If you’d like. Everybody’s here and available for you, but if you would like to just specifically ask for me, that’s fine.

CALLER: Okay, and you’re Stephanie?

CLINIC: Yes.

CALLER: Okay. Well, what time are you guys normally open like tomorrow?

CLINIC: Tomorrow we’re open until 5:00, and tonight we’re open until 8:00.

CALLER: Okay. Well, how soon would I have to schedule like an abortion?

CLINIC: Tomorrow we’re doing them, so today you would have to schedule it, today. Or you could schedule one for next week.

CALLER: Okay. Well, when could I come in for the pregnancy test though?

CLINIC: You can come in any time that we’re open. And we stay open tonight until 8:00.

CALLER: Oh, okay.

CLINIC: Um-hum.

CALLER: All right. So, I’ll have to talk to my boyfriend and see. But okay, thanks.

CLINIC: All right. You’re welcome.

CALLER: Bye.

CLINIC: Bye bye.

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#510 – Planned Parenthood in North Highlands, CA

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PLANNED PARENTHOOD
5700 WATT AVE.
NORTH HIGHLANDS, CA 95660-4752
916-332-5715

TAPE – 510

(dialing sounds, phone rings)

CLINIC: Thank you for calling Planned Parenthood North Island (Sulsinger?) If this is a true emergency, please hang and dial 911. Our health services are offered on a walk-in basis. No appointments are necessary unless you are a prenatal patient. If your child is a patient, please bring their immunization records with you to each visit. Please note that our center is now open as early as 7:15 a.m. for all services on Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday. We are also open on Saturdays for reproductive health services only. Walk-in hours are subject to change. Please press 3 for today’s walk-in hours or stay on the line for more information. If you have questions about birth control, pregnancy testing, sexually transmitted infection testing or symptoms, please call our Facts of Life line, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, at 1-800-711-9848. Please listen to all options before making a selection. Physicians office or pharmacy, press 6. If you’re experiencing a medical problem or need more information, press zero and hold for the next available staff member. (dial sound)

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

Thank you for choosing Planned Parenthood. How can 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 any place that does?

CLINIC: Yes. Were you looking just for Planned Parenthood or –

CALLER: I guess. That’s what my boyfriend told me to do.

CLINIC: Okay. I have like four different numbers I could give you.

CALLER: All right.

CLINIC: Would you like them all, or –

CALLER: Just one of them, I guess.

CLINIC: Okay. How far along are you?

CALLER: I’m not really sure. I’m just really worried about all this because I haven’t had my period since like December 21st. So I don’t — I’m just really worried.

CLINIC: Okay. Let’s see. Downtown off of 21st and P Street.

CALLER: Okay.

CLINIC: Their number is 446-6921.

CALLER: Okay. Well, do you know? I’m just like, my friend told me that 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: Actually, as long as you’re 12 years and older all your records are confidential and nobody can get access to them. So they would not tell your parents.

CALLER: Oh, okay.

CLINIC: If you get an abortion.

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

CLINIC: Yes, you can.

CALLER: Okay. It’s just — well, would you have to tell anybody that I was there for a pregnancy test though?

CLINIC: No, not unless you wanted us to.

CALLER: Oh, okay. Well –

CLINIC: You would have to actually sign a medical release for any information that was given out.

CALLER: Okay. Well, my boyfriend would be the only way I could get there. Would it be all right if he’s there with me?

CLINIC: Yeah.

CALLER: Okay. It’s just, we were talking about all this and we decided that we didn’t want a whole bunch of people to know about us, so would you be asking — like he said he was going to pay for everything, but does he have to sign anything?

CLINIC: I don’t believe so, not that I know of.

CALLER: Oh, okay.

CLINIC: Yes. It’s all confidential anyway. No one’s going to get access to your file except for you or him if you’d like him to have access to your file.

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

CLINIC: Yes.

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

CLINIC: No.

CALLER: Oh, okay. Okay.

CLINIC: Everything is very, very highly confidential.

CALLER: Oh, okay.

CLINIC: Yes.

CALLER: All right. I’m just worried.

CLINIC: Once you come here you’re considered an adult.

CALLER: Oh, okay.

CLINIC: So none of your records will be released to anyone.

CALLER: Okay.

CLINIC: Okay?

CALLER: Okay. Well, if I had any other questions, could I call and ask you? What was your name?

CLINIC: Sure. Lenay (ph).

CALLER: Okay.

CLINIC: Okay?

CALLER: Thanks.

CLINIC: You’re welcome.

CALLER: Bye.

CLINIC: Bye.

(phone clicks)

*** THE END ***

#500 – Planned Parenthood in Gilroy, CA

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PLANNED PARENTHOOD
7933 WREN AVE. # D
GILROY, CA 95020-4903
408-847-1739

TAPE – 500

(dialing sounds) (ringing 1X)

CLINIC: Thank you for calling Gilroy Planned Parenthood. Please note Saturday February 23rd our clinic will be open from 9:00 to 1:00 p.m. We are located at 7933 Wren Avenue, Suite D. (Spanish interpretation) For office hours, press 2. For clinic services press — (dial sound)

Clinic hours are Mondays 8 to 5, Tuesdays 10 to 6, Wednesdays 9 to 7, Thursdays 9 to 5, and Fridays 9 to 5. Every Wednesday is Teen Clinic for patients 19 and under. Teens may walk in for services between 2:00 to 6:00 p.m. Same day appointments are available for Mondays, Thursdays, and Fridays. You must call in –

(dial sound)

One moment, please, while I transfer your call. (music) Thank you for calling. We know your time is valuable, and we appreciate your patience. Please, continue to hold and your call will be answered just as soon as possible. (music) Thank you for holding. Your call will be answered in just a moment. (music) We know your time is important and appreciate your patience while on hold. (music) (ringing)

Planned Parenthood. May I help you?

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

CLINIC: No, we do not.

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

CLINIC: Planned Parenthood in San Jose. We have three clinics there that perform them.

CALLER: Okay.

CLINIC: Nobody here in Gilroy.

CALLER: Oh. Well, do you have the number for one of them?

CLINIC: Sure. The Blossom Hill Clinic, which is the closest one, is 281-9777.

CALLER: Okay. Well, do you know, like I’m just worried because like, well I’m going to be 14 in March, and my friend told me that they would have to tell my parents that I was getting an abortion. But my boyfriend is 22. Is he old enough to take care if it and they wouldn’t have to tell anybody anything?

CLINIC: I don’t think — it’s completely confidential. I don’t think, I don’t think your parents would have to be notified at all.

CALLER: Oh. Okay.

CLINIC: That I’m aware of.

CALLER: Well, I’m just worried because like I haven’t had my period since like December 21st, so –

CLINIC: Yeah. You need to get in as soon as possible.

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

CLINIC: Sure. We can do that today for you. You need to be here by 5:00 the latest.

CALLER: Okay. Well, my boyfriend would be the only way I could get there. Is it all right if he’s there with me?

CLINIC: Yeah. That’s fine.

CALLER: Okay. Well, would you have to — we were just talking about all this, and we didn’t want anyone to know anything about us. But would you have to ask a lot of questions if he was there?

CLINIC: No. We don’t ask him anything. We just speak to you.

CALLER: Oh, all right.

CLINIC: Okay?

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

CLINIC: You have to make an appointment for that.

CALLER: Oh, well, — but it’s just I don’t want to have to go through all this again. So.

CLINIC: Yeah. We wouldn’t be able to do that for you today because that’s a completely different service. We do pregnancy tests every day. Anything else does have to be by appointment. Okay?

CALLER: Oh, well, so after the pregnancy test could I like — if it was — how soon could I get birth control?

CLINIC: How old are you?

CALLER: I’ll be 14 in March.

CLINIC: Okay, can you come in tomorrow? We have Teen Clinic here very Wednesday, 2:00 to 6:00 for birth control.

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

CLINIC: No.

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

CLINIC: You need to come in. I’m just a front office person.

CALLER: Oh. Well, I just need a –

CLINIC: When you come in today or tomorrow you can talk to the person that does your test. She can help you.

CALLER: Oh, okay.

CLINIC: Okay?

CALLER: Okay, thanks.

CLINIC: You’re welcome.

CALLER: Bye.

CLINIC: Bye bye.

*** THE END ***

#511 – Planned Parenthood in Woodland, CA

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PLANNED PARENTHOOD
520 COTTONWOOD ST. # 10
WOODLAND, CA 95695-3603
530-662-4646

TAPE – 511

(dialing sounds.)

CLINIC: Thank you for calling Planned Parenthood Woodland Health Center. (Spanish interpretation) If this is a true medical emergency, please hang up and dial 911. If you have questions about birth control, pregnancy testing, sexually transmitted infection testing or symptoms, please call our Facts of Life Line 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, at 1-800-711-9848. Please listen to all your options before making a selection. For directions to the center, please press “5.” If you wish to speak to the next available staff member, please press zero. Thank you. (dial sound)

One moment, please, while I transfer your call.

(ringing)

Thank you for calling Planned Parenthood. How can I help you?

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

CLINIC: We don’t, but we do them in Sacramento. I could give you the number.

CALLER: All right.

CLINIC: It’s 916-446-6921.

CALLER: Okay. Well, do you know — like I’m just worried because like, well, my friend said that since I’m going to be 14 in March she said 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 about anything?

CLINIC: Let me doublecheck, okay? I’ll put you on hold.

CALLER: All right. (pause)

CLINIC: Ma’am?

CALLER: Uh-huh.

CLINIC: You don’t need parental consent for that.

CALLER: Oh, okay. All right. Well, could I come in there for a pregnancy test just to see?

CLINIC: Tomorrow between the 9:00 and 11:00 and 2:00 to 4:00.

CALLER: Okay. Well, my boyfriend would be the only one that could bring me. Would it be all right if he’s there with me?

CLINIC: That’s fine.

CALLER: Okay. Well, it’s just, the thing is, we were talking about all this and we decided that we don’t want a whole bunch of people to know about us. Would you have to ask him anything?

CLINIC: Let me put you on hold. Okay?

CALLER: All right.

CLINIC: What were you saying?

CALLER: I was just wondering if you guys would have to ask my boyfriend any questions if he was there.

CLINIC: Ask him any questions? Do you not want him to know anything? Or –

CALLER: Well, he knows. I mean, we’ve been talking about it. But it’s just, we don’t want anyone to know — we don’t want a whole bunch of people to know about us because –

CLINIC: Okay. He doesn’t know anything and we don’t need to ask him anything. But because you guys — you know, the different ages? CPS might get involved.

CALLER: What is that? What do you mean?

CLINIC: Okay. How old are you?

CALLER: I’ll be 14 in March.

CLINIC: And how old is he?

CALLER: He’s 22.

CLINIC: Okay. He’s 22, you’re 14. You’re still a minor.

CALLER: Uh-huh.

CLINIC: So because of that purpose, CPS might get involved due to your age difference. You’re still a minor. He’s already an adult.

CALLER: Oh. Well, who would have to call them?

CLINIC: Who is going to call them?

CALLER: Yeah.

CLINIC: By law — hold on. Let me put you on hold. Okay?

CALLER: All right.

CLINIC: Thanks for holding. (another clinic worker.)

CALLER: Yeah?

CLINIC: You say you’re 14 and he’s 22?

CALLER: Well, I’ll be 14 in March, yeah.

CLINIC: So you’re 13?

CALLER: Yeah.

CLINIC: Yeah, so if you come in most likely we will need to, you know, call CPS and make them aware of the situation.

CALLER: What situation? What do you mean?

CLINIC: The situation that he’s an adult and you’re a minor, and you’re having, you know, intercourse with him.

CALLER: Well, why is that bad?

CLINIC: Because you’re a minor.

CALLER: Well, but –

CLINIC: But under state regulations –

CALLER: He’s not hurting me or anything. I mean, we’re in love. We’re going to get married. He said he was going to take care of me forever.

CLINIC: Yeah. But that’s the law. It’s the law. So if you come in and you tell us, you know, how old you are and how old he is, we have to report it to CPS.

CALLER: Well, what if I don’t tell you?

CLINIC: Well, if you don’t tell us then that will be on you.

CALLER: Oh, okay.

CLINIC: But if they do ask you and you do tell them, you know, just to let you know that CPS will be called.

CALLER: Okay.

CLINIC: Okay?

CALLER: But I just wanted to get a pregnancy test because I don’t know if I am pregnant. I’m just scared because I haven’t had my period since like December.

CLINIC: Yeah? Yeah. Well, when you come in we can run a pregnancy test. But if they do ask you, you know, and you do tell them, we have to report it.

CALLER: Well, if it came out that I wasn’t pregnant, would I be able to get birth control and you guys wouldn’t have to tell anybody?

CLINIC: Well, as long as you don’t tell us his age or anything then that should be fine.

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

CLINIC: Definitely. It’s just to let you know and make you aware that it is against the law, and by law we have to call CPS and let them know.

CALLER: All right.

CLINIC: Okay? Just to let you know. And then if you go anywhere else it will be the same situation.

CALLER: Really?

CLINIC: Um-hum.

CALLER: Oh.

CLINIC: It’s state law.

CALLER: Well, if I wasn’t pregnant and I was on birth control pills from there, would he — it’s just, I don’t — I can’t drive yet. Would he be able to pick them up?

CLINIC: No.

CALLER: Oh, really?

CLINIC: It has to be you.

CALLER: Okay. All right.

CLINIC: Okay.

CALLER: Well, so, what was your name?

CLINIC: My name is Patty.

CALLER: Oh, okay.

CLINIC: Okay?

CALLER: All right. Thanks.

CLINIC: Bye bye.

CALLER: Bye.

(click)

*** THE END ***

#501 – Planned Parenthood in Santa Cruz, CA

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PLANNED PARENTHOOD
1119 PACIFIC AVE. # 200
SANTA CRUZ, CA 95060-4464
931-426-5550

TAPE – 501

(dialing sounds) (ringing 3x)

CLINIC: Hello. You’ve reached Planned Parenthood Westside Health Center. (Spanish interpretation) If you know the extension of the person you are — (dial tone)

One moment, please, while I transfer your call. (music) We’re sorry. We are helping other clients right now. We appreciate your continuing to hold. (music) Thank you for calling Planned Parenthood Westside Health Center. Please be assured that your call will be answered as quickly as possible. (music) At Planned Parenthood Westside your call is very important to us. (phone rings)

Good afternoon. Planned Parenthood. (male receptionist)

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

CLINIC: Yes, we do. We do abortions here up to 14 weeks.

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

CLINIC: We have two methods of abortion. We have medical abortion and surgical abortion. Depending on which one, a medical abortion is, we do them here but only up to 7 weeks. And surgical we do here up to 14 weeks. So depending on your level of income on a monthly basis it looks like it’s between $420 to $560 for the surgical and between $480 to $600 for the medical.

CALLER: Okay. Well, I don’t really have any income. I mean, I’m going to be 14 in March, and I don’t have a job.

CLINIC: Okay. Have you thought about applying for Medical?

CALLER: What’s — no. Well, my boyfriend said that he would pay for everything. I mean, it’s just — the thing is, like, I’m worried because like since I’ll be 14 in March 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 anything?

CLINIC: Can you hold on one second? Let me find out. Okay?

CALLER: All right.

CLINIC: Okay. What’s your name?

CALLER: Christine.

CLINIC: Christine? One second, okay?

CALLER: Okay. (music)

CLINIC: Hello? (female assistant replaces male receptionist on phone)

CALLER: Yeah.

CLINIC: Hi, is this Christine?

CALLER: Yes.

CLINIC: My name’s Claudine (sp).

CALLER: Hi.

CLINIC: Manny just had me take your call to schedule you for an ultrasound.

CALLER: Okay.

CLINIC: How you doing?

CALLER: I’m kind of worried about everything, but –

CLINIC: Yeah. Okay. Well, we’ll get you all informed on how the process goes.

CALLER: Okay.

CLINIC: All righty. Let me just get to my computer screen. So, Christine, first of all, you’ve done a pregnancy test at home or another –

CALLER: No. I just haven’t had my period since like December 21st, and I’m really scared.

CLINIC: December 21st. All righty. Okay. Could you come into the clinic today for an ultrasound if we have an appointment?

CALLER: Well, I don’t know. Maybe tomorrow.

CLINIC: Okay.

CALLER: It’s just, my boyfriend would have to bring me. He’s the only way I could get there. So, I have to call him and see. But is that all right if he’s there with me?

CLINIC: Yeah. Let me see what I have available tomorrow. Can I put you on hold for one minute?

CALLER: Okay.

CLINIC: Okay. Thanks. Hang on.

Christine?

CALLER: Yeah.

CLINIC: Okay. Let me see. Tomorrow’s Wednesday. Let me see what I have. I have something — hmm. That provider is out.

CALLER: Do you know — I was actually asking the guy before, like it’s just I’m really worried about all this because my friend told me that since like I’m — I’ll be 14 in March. She said that you guys would have to tell my parents. But my boyfriend’s 22. Is it all right if he takes care of it?

CLINIC: Umm, I’m not sure exactly about that, and I’m not — I — I’m not sure if your parents necessarily need to be informed. Do you want me to find that out before you schedule?

CALLER: Yeah. I mean, they can’t find out at all. I mean, if they found out I don’t know what would happen. I mean –

CLINIC: Yeah, I understand. All right. Let me go check on the exact guidelines around that so I can give you that information before you come in, okay?

CALLER: All right.

CLINIC: Can you hold on one more second?

CALLER: Yeah.

CLINIC: Okay. Thanks. (music) (ringing) (dialing sounds) (ringing) Hello. You’ve reached Planned Parent Westside Health Center. (dial tone) One moment, please, while I transfer your call. (music) The Planned Parenthood Westside Health Center Office is conveniently located on the second floor at 1119 Pacific Avenue above Logos Bookstore in Santa Cruz. Our switchboard is answered Monday through Friday from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. (music) (dial sounds) (ringing) (dial sounds) Are you there? (ringing)

Good afternoon. Appointment desk.

CALLER: Hi. Yeah. I was talking to Claudine and I was put on hold but the phone got disconnected, so I was calling back.

CLINIC: Oh, yeah. You know what? She wanted me to let her know if you called. In case you guys get disconnected, what number can she call you back? I’m going to transfer you.

CALLER: Well, I don’t — I’m at my friend’s house and her mom’s here, so if you call then she would answer the phone.

CLINIC: Okay. Can you hold on?

CALLER: Yeah.

CLINIC: Okay. (music) Thank you for calling Planned Parenthood Westside Health Center. Please be assured that your call will be answered as quickly as possible. (music)

CALLER: Yeah.

CLINIC: Hi.

CALLER: Hi.

CLINIC: Thanks for calling back. Did you get tired of waiting, or did I -

CALLER: The phone got disconnected.

CLINIC: I tried to pick you up from another line, and it didn’t work, so that might have been what happened. I’m glad you called back. Well, Christine, I’m going to let you know really straightforward what the situation is.

CALLER: Okay.

CLINIC: I hope that you’ll still come to our clinic. First of all, we are not required to inform your parents directly. What we’re required to do, you know, if you come to the clinic is report the situation. Basically, it is not legal for someone of 22 years old to have sexual intercourse with a minor.

CALLER: But we’re in love. We’re going to get married. I don’t understand.

CLINIC: I know. It’s confusing, and I can get you more information on it. The really wonderful person to talk to — her name is Sue — and she’s not in the clinic right now, but she will be shortly. So I’ll give you as much information as I can.

CALLER: All right.

CLINIC: And then you can talk further to her, you know, definitely.

CALLER: Well, who would you have to report it to if you weren’t telling my parents?

CLINIC: We’re required to report the incident to the police.

CALLER: Oh, well –

CLINIC: And you could –

CALLER: Well, what could happen? I mean, would I get arrested?

CLINIC: No. Absolutely not. What would happen is that we just send in the information to them, and this is — Sue will be able to give you more information. But you’re not even required to talk to them. It’s up to you whether you want to do that or not.

CALLER: Oh, okay.

CLINIC: We encourage you to do that, but we can talk to you more about that later. But we’re required to let them know about the situation.

CALLER: What situation?

CLINIC: Just that, you know, that there was an incident of this person over 21 years of age having intercourse with a minor. BecaUse at this point it is illegal in this state. Okay? It’s called statutory rape.

CALLER: But he’s not raping me. We’re in love. We’re going to get married, and he’s going to take care of me forever.

CLINIC: Yes. Christine, I absolutely hear you. I’m just telling you what the law says right now.

CALLER: Oh.

CLINIC: And what we’re required to do. So –

CALLER: So if I came in with him, he would be reported and I wouldn’t be able to see him anymore?

CLINIC: Not necessarily, no. I think that it would be a good idea for you to talk to Sue about it. But let me see if I can give you any other details. We would just let them know, but again you would not be required to even talk to the police at all.

CALLER: Okay. It’s just, I don’t want anybody to know about this. So.

CLINIC: Um-hum. And normally our services are completely confidential. Like normally without this kind of circumstance that I’ve told you about the law, our services are completely confidential. Your parents don’t need to know, no one can ever find out anything. But then we are required in this specific situation to let the police know, and then it’s your choice of what to do from there, whether –

CALLER: Well, what should I do?

CLINIC: I would strongly encourage you — let me see. I would strongly encourage you to come in for your ultrasound. And Sue will be in later today, so she’ll be able to tell you more about the situation. But I would really encourage you to come in for an ultrasound.

CALLER: But the only way I could get there would be if my boyfriend brings me.

CLINIC: Um-hum. Um-hum. Okay. And he — yeah. We’ll talk more with Sue about that, okay? It’s very possible that you can both come in and just have a normal visit and leave and that we — you know, we make a phone call to report it and that, you know, that nothing else needs to be done, and you can get your care through our clinic. But we’ll clarify that with Sue, okay? Because she really knows all the details of –

CALLER: Well, would they have to say anything to my boyfriend? Would they get his name and arrest him after we leave?

CLINIC: I highly doubt it. I think really that we need to have Sue answer the questions for you, because I’ve pretty much told you everything I know. Okay?

CALLER: Okay. Well, if I come in for like a pregnancy test and it showed that I wasn’t pregnant, could I get birth control there?

CLINIC: Absolutely.

CALLER: But would you have to tell anybody if I was getting birth control and I wasn’t pregnant?

CLINIC: I think in any case we’re required by law to make a report.

CALLER: Oh, okay.

CLINIC: Um-hum.

CALLER: Okay. Well, I gotta talk to my boyfriend and see what he says. Is it all right if I call you back?

CLINIC: Sure. Do you want me to have Sue give you a call when she gets in to answer some more of your questions?

CALLER: Well, no, I can’t have anyone call me, but –

CLINIC: Okay.

CALLER: But I’ll call back.

CLINIC: Okay. Let me give you my extension so that you can get right through to my phone and you can leave me a message if you want. You can either use my extension which is 56, or you can just call the regular number. If for some reason I’m not there and you want to try to talk to Sue –

CALLER: Just ask for Sue?

CLINIC: Yeah. You can call the regular number and ask for Sue. She also has an extension, and she’s not often at her desk either, but she’s at extension 23. So if you don’t reach either of us on our extensions just try the regular number and have someone look for it. And Sue would definitely be able to answer all your questions and help you decide how you want to go about things. Okay?

CALLER: All right. Thank you.

CLINIC: All righty. I hope that — yeah. Just call back if we can help or answer any other questions. Okay?

CALLER: Okay. Thanks.

CLINIC: Okay.

CALLER: Bye.

CLINIC: Take care.

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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.

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#503 – Planned Parenthood in San Jose, CA

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PLANNED PARENTHOOD
5440 THORNWOOD DR. # G
SAN JOSE, CA 95123-1217
408-281-9777

TAPE – 503

CLINIC: (recorded message) Thank you for calling Planned Parenthood, Blossom Hill Health Center. Gracias Padia — one moment, please while I transfer your call. (music plays, call is transferred)

Planned Parenthood. How can 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: Actually, it’s on a sliding scale depending on your income.

CALLER: Oh. Well, I don’t have a job or anything.

CLINIC: Okay. And you have any children or anything?

CALLER: No. It’s just, the thing is, like I’m going to be 14 in March, and I’m worried about all this because my friend told me that you guys would have to –

CLINIC: 14 weeks?

CALLER: 14 years old.

CLINIC: Okay. Actually — okay. There’s two types of abortions. There’s one that’s surgical which is confidential from your parents, MEAs; and the one that’s not confidential — you have to be 18 and over — is the nonsurgical.

CALLER: Well, my boyfriend’s 22. Could he just sign whatever it is and they wouldn’t have to tell anybody?

CLINIC: No. It has to be a parent consent if you wanted to go that way.

CALLER: Oh. But I can’t tell my parents at all. It’s just, I’m scared ’cause I haven’t had my period since like December 21st, and I don’t know what to do.

CLINIC: That’s if you don’t want your parents to know. If you don’t want them to know, then your only option pretty much is to go to the surgical.

CALLER: Yeah?

CLINIC: Abortion?

CALLER: Okay.

CLINIC: In which you don’t need anybody’s consent but your own.

CALLER: Oh, okay.

CLINIC: Okay?

CALLER: Well, how much does that cost?

CLINIC: That one is actually $420. Where — since you don’t have any income.

CALLER: Okay.

CLINIC: But you, actually, you can apply for Medical. Medical does cover that.

CALLER: Would they have to tell my parents?

CLINIC: I’m sorry?

CALLER: Would the Medical people have to tell my parents?

CLINIC: No. No.

CALLER: Oh. Well, my boyfriend said that he would pay for everything. So would you have to tell them?

CLINIC: Uhh, if he pays for everything then, no.

CALLER: Oh, okay. Well, do you know like — um — so like if I took the surgical one you wouldn’t have to tell anybody that I was there for anything?

CLINIC: Yeah. You would, you would need consent for that one, the nonsurgical one. You do need consent for that.

CALLER: But the surgical one.

CLINIC: You don’t.

CALLER: Okay. Okay, well, could I, could I come in there for a pregnancy test though?

CLINIC: Sure. That’s always on a walk-in basis. You can come in for the pregnancy test, and if it does come up positive then you can go on for there making your appointment.

CALLER: Okay. Well, is it all right — like the only way I’d be able to get there is if my boyfriend brought me. Would it be all right if he was there with me?

CLINIC: To do the pregnancy test?

CALLER: Yeah.

CLINIC: Yeah. That’s fine.

CALLER: Okay. Well, it’s just we’ve been talking about this a lot, and we decided that we didn’t want anyone to know about it, so would you have to ask him a lot of questions if he was there?

CLINIC: I’m sorry?

CALLER: Well, would you have to ask him a lot of questions if he was there?

CLINIC: Oh, no. No. This is — I mean, it’s really up to you if you want him to be in there or not. It’s your choice, and if you want him to be there then he will be in there.

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

CLINIC: Yeah.

CALLER: It’s just I don’t want to go through all this again.

CLINIC: Yeah. Hold on just a second, okay? (music plays) Okay. Sorry about that.

CALLER: I’m here.

CLINIC: Yeah, so you can just do that and then if it does come up positive then, yeah, you can make your appointment and if it’s negative then you would be, probably won’t be able to dispense you any type of birth control that day –

CALLER: Okay.

CLINIC: — or, and — but you can make an appointment to come in or actually if it’s negative you can come in tomorrow. We have a walk-in clinic, and then they will dispense you birth control there.

CALLER: Okay. But you wouldn’t have to tell anybody if I was on birth control either?

CLINIC: Oh, no, no. This is — it’s wholly, wholly confidential.

CALLER: Okay. Well, I would have to talk to my boyfriend to see if he can bring me tomorrow, but if I thought of anything else could I call and talk to you? What was your name?

CLINIC: Oh, I’m Tia (sp).

CALLER: Okay.

CLINIC: Okay?

CALLER: All right. Thanks.

CLINIC: Okay. You’re welcome.

CALLER: Bye.

CLINIC: Bye.

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#514 – Planned Parenthood in Hayfork, CA

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PLANNED PARENTHOOD
TULE CREEK RD.
HAYFORK, CA 96041
530-623-2386

TAPE – 514

(dialing sounds) (ringing 2X)

CLINIC: Planned Parenthood. May I help you?

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

CLINIC: Yes. We do first trimester.

CALLER: Okay. Well, how do you know –

CLINIC: Have you had a pregnancy test done yet?

CALLER: No.

CLINIC: Okay. Oh, you’re in Weaverville?

CALLER: No.

CLINIC: Are you in Weaverville? Well, where are you?

CALLER: I live in Hayfork (sp).

CLINIC: Okay, you’re in Hayfork. See, I’m Eureka. Because we’re only Hayfork once a month, and we’re in Weaverville every week. So I can make you an appointment to go in and get a pregnancy test, and then you would go from there.

CALLER: Okay.

CLINIC: They also do them in Reading if you wanted those phone numbers.

CALLER: I just — well, could I ask you a quick question actually?

CLINIC: Yeah.

CALLER: I’m just worried about all this because like my friend told me that since like I’m — well, I’ll be 14 in March, and she said that you guys would have to tell my parents about getting an abortion. But my boyfriend’s 22. Is he old enough to take care of it?

CLINIC: Who?

CALLER: My boyfriend?

CLINIC: Well, that’s a problem. If you come in and you tell us that you have a 22-year-old boyfriend and that — you’re only 13 years old?

CALLER: Yeah.

CLINIC: That’s against the law.

CALLER: Why?

CLINIC: He’s like way older than you. He’s an adult. And so they say that is something that needs to be reported to Child Protective Services. Now –

CALLER: Well, what could happen?

CLINIC: If you — well, your parents could have him arrested for having sex with a minor. It’s statutory rape because he’s an adult and you’re a child.

CALLER: Well, what can I do?

CLINIC: You don’t have to tell anybody that he’s 22 years old.

CALLER: Oh, okay.

CLINIC: I mean, that’s up to you. You know, if you have a boyfriend that’s about the same age you are, then there’s probably not going to be any reporting — if your boyfriend’s 13 or 14 also. But if your boyfriend is an adult, then the law says it has to be reported. You would rather come to Eureka you think?

CALLER: I don’t know.

CLINIC: For an abortion? Or Reading? Which would be easier for you?

CALLER: Well, I need to get that pregnancy test first, but –

CLINIC: Absolutely. Let me see when we’re going to be in Weaverville gain, okay? Hang on one second, okay? Don’t hang up.

CALLER: All right.

CLINIC: Because I don’t have to do any reporting because of what you just told me. I don’t even know who you are, so hang on a second.

CALLER: Okay.

CLINIC: (pause) I’m back.

CALLER: Hi.

CLINIC: Okay. Let me check to see what’s going on, when we’re going to be in Hayfork, because I’m just not sure. Oh, it won’t let me do it without a name. Okay. What’s your name? Last name first.

CALLER: Smith.

CLINIC: SMITH?

CALLER: Yeah.

CLINIC: And what’s your first name?

CALLER: Christine.

CLINIC: C-H?

CALLER: Yeah.

CLINIC: I just lost my program on my computer. My computer is just like going totally weird. Hang on a second. It’s just like spazzing out on me. It is driving me crazy. You know how computers can be?

CALLER: Yeah. Well, do you know, like if I wasn’t pregnant if I could get birth control there?

CLINIC: Oh, absolutely. Absolutely.

CALLER: And you guys still wouldn’t have to tell anybody about that either?

CLINIC: We have a disclaimer — it’s on all our forms. If you tell us that, for example, it lists a whole bunch of things like that you’re physically abused by your parents or by a boyfriend of someone, then we may legally have to report it. If you have a boyfriend that’s more than, I can’t remember the exact dates, but say three years older than you are, we may have to report it. But if it’s two kids that are both, that are like 13, 14, around the same age, if you don’t tell us, what you don’t tell us we don’t report. But we don’t want you not to tell us something and then be a victim.

CALLER: Oh.

CLINIC: You know what I mean?

CALLER: Yeah.

CLINIC: Yeah. So we — yeah. So it’s just we go by what you tell us.

CALLER: Oh, okay.

CLINIC: And, you know, if you had some 25-year-old boyfriend and you’re young, that’s — then it has to be reported if you tell us that, or if you come in with bruises and a black eye and you say, yeah, my boyfriend beat me up.

CALLER: Oh.

CLINIC: Because otherwise people wouldn’t be protected. Women get killed all the time because of that kind of stuff.

CALLER: Oh.

CLINIC: And we need to let them know that they can get help.

CALLER: Yeah. Definitely.

CLINIC: And usually if a boyfriend is in their 20s and the girl is like 13 or something, usually — and I’m not saying always, like not necessarily in your circumstances or mine or anybody else’s, but usually it’s just a sexual relationship because obviously there’s not much more to talk about when there’s such a huge age discrepancy. And so many times the younger one, whether it’s a male or female, gets really taken advantage of.

CALLER: Oh. I don’t think that’s the case, but –

CLINIC: There are a lot of really immature 20-year-olds and a lot of really mature 13-year-olds, so it kind of has to — you know, it’s not always there. You have to think about how mature somebody is and if they know what they’re doing and all that. Okay. Let me see. I’ve got a Weaverville clinic. Can you ever get to Weaverville?

CALLER: Yeah.a

CLINIC: Because I do have an opening in the Weaverville clinic for March 7. But I think what you might need to do is go buy a pregnancy test at a pharmacy.

CALLER: Okay.

CLINIC: If you can’t do it locally maybe your boyfriend can. Just to go in and buy a home pregnancy test and make sure you follow the directions exactly right and see how that comes out. And we can still make you the appointment, but we don’t have an opening in Weaverville until March 7. Let me see when we have one in Hayfork.

CALLER: Okay. Well, if I do a home pregnancy test could I call you back?

CLINIC: Yeah. You could. And then we would have to get into our Weaverville clinic.

CALLER: Okay. Well, what’s your name?

CLINIC: My name is Ann. But you could just call and say, I live in Hayfork, I did a home pregnancy test, and I need to get into your Weaverville clinic or — yeah, Weaverville clinic as soon as possible so that you can get the, you know, an exam and referrals for an abortion, abortion services and that stuff, whatever you’re interested in.

CALLER: Okay.

CLINIC: Okay?

CALLER: All right.

CLINIC: So yeah, so don’t let it go. Do that and then call us.

CALLER: Okay.

CLINIC: Okay, and you don’t have to repeat what you said to me today.

CALLER: All right.

CLINIC: Okay, bye.

CALLER: Bye.

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