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#504 – Planned Parenthood in San Jose, CA

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PLANNED PARENTHOOD
1691 THE ALAMEDA
SAN JOSE, CA 95126-2203
408-287-7526

TAPE – 504

(sounds of dialing, phone ringing.)

CLINIC: Hello. You have reached Planned Parenthood at 1691 (6091?) the Alameda in San Jose — (dial sound)

One moment, please, while I transfer your call. (music) At Planned Parent we provide a full range of health services including gynecological appointments and birth control, prenatal care, HIV testing, abortions, vasectomies, female –

Hello. You have reached the clinic. If you would like an appointment or to speak to someone in the clinic, please hold on the line and your call will be answered in the order it’s received. Thank you.

– 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. (music plays) (phone rings)

You’ve reached the clinic. How can I help you?

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

CLINIC: Yes, we do.

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

CLINIC: Anywhere between $500 and $600. Depending on how far along you are it can be more.

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

CLINIC: You need an ultrasound.

CALLER: Oh. Okay. Well, I’m just — do you know like if — I’m just really worried because like I’m going to be 14 in March, and my friend said that you guys would have to tell my parents I’m getting an abortion.

CLINIC: No.

CALLER: But my boyfriend’s 22. Could he just handle that, and you wouldn’t have to tell anybody anything?

CLINIC: No. Have you been here before?

CALLER: No.

CLINIC: No. As a matter of fact, if you bring your boyfriend here they’re going to call the cops.

CALLER: Why?

CLINIC: Because he’s 22 and you’re 14.

CALLER: Well, why would they call the cops? I mean –

CLINIC: Because we’re mandated to report. That’s called child abuse.

CALLER: He’s not abusing me. I mean, we’re in love. We’re going to get married and spend the rest of our lives together.

CLINIC: (pause) Um, let me see if I can make you an appointment, and you do not need a parent’s consent, and you do not need your boyfriend either.

CALLER: Oh, okay.

CLINIC: Hold on.

CALLER: He’d be the only way I could get here.

CLINIC: Okay. Hold on. (pause) Well, I won’t do that. Just, you know, I’m just letting you know what can happen.

CALLER: So I just shouldn’t bring my boyfriend then?

CLINIC: No, you can. But –

CALLER: But then he’d go to jail?

CLINIC: No, don’t let them know that he’s your boyfriend.

CALLER: Oh, okay. All right. It’s just –

CLINIC: Do you have health insurance or Medical?

CALLER: No. He said he was going to pay for everything. So.

CLINIC: Okay.

CALLER: It’s just I’m really scared because like I haven’t had my period since like December 21st, and I don’t know what to do.

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

CALLER: December 21st.

CLINIC: December 21st? Let me see. And you’re sure that you want to have an abortion?

CALLER: Well, I don’t know what else to do. I mean, is there — should I just come in for a pregnancy test and see?

CLINIC: Okay. If your first day of your last period was December 21st, we are approximating that you’re about 9 weeks and three days.

CALLER: Okay.

CLINIC: Okay? By the time I make your appointment you’d be about 10 weeks.

CALLER: Okay. Well, how much would it cost then?

CLINIC: It would be about $420.

CALLER: Okay.

CLINIC: Okay? That’s including everything.

CALLER: Okay.

CLINIC: Let me make you an appointment for –

CALLER: Well, like, could I come in for a pregnancy test just to make sure I was pregnant?

CLINIC: Yeah, we can do everything on Friday.

CALLER: On Friday?

CLINIC: Yeah.

CALLER: Well, what time on Friday?

CLINIC: You want to come in before then?

CALLER: I don’t know.

CLINIC: You can come in today.

CALLER: I have to call my boyfriend and see when he can get the time off work. But I don’t know when to come in because he has to take me. But –

CLINIC: Okay. Does he –

CALLER: What time on Friday?

CLINIC: He works?

CALLER: Yeah. I mean, he has a job.

CLINIC: Okay. What time does he get off of work? I can make you an appointment about the time where he’s getting off.

CALLER: Oh. Well, he gets off at 5:00.

CLINIC: Around 5:00? Okay. Let’s make you an appointment.

CALLER: But like say the, say that the pregnancy test came out that I wasn’t pregnant. Would you guys be able to –

CLINIC: We can get you started on birth control.

CALLER: Really?

CLINIC: Yeah.

CALLER: But does anybody have to know about that?

CLINIC: No. This is, everything’s strictly confidential.

CALLER: Oh, okay.

CLINIC: Okay? Let’s see. You want to come in tomorrow?

CALLER: What time tomorrow?

CLINIC: You said he gets off at 5:00?

CALLER: Yeah.

CLINIC: You want to come in at 5:30?

CALLER: I think we could probably get there by then.

CLINIC: Okay. What is your name?

CALLER: Christine.

CLINIC: Christine, C-H?

CALLER: Yeah.

CLINIC: Your phone number? I mean, your phone number, I mean your last name?

CALLER: Smith?

CLINIC: Smith?

CALLER: Yeah.

CLINIC: Okay. Your date of birth?

CALLER: March 19th, 1988.

CLINIC: March 19th. You’re going to have a birthday pretty soon, huh?

CALLER: Yeah.

CLINIC: What are you doing for your birthday?

CALLER: Oh, I don’t know.

CLINIC: You don’t know yet? Do you have a pager, cell number where we can get ahold of you just in case?

CALLER: Well, my boyfriend just got a cell phone but I don’t know the number yet.

CLINIC: Okay.

CALLER: Is it all right if I call you back with that?

CLINIC: Yeah. That’s fine.

CALLER: What’s your name?

CLINIC: My name is Lisa.

CALLER: All right.

CLINIC: Okay. So we’ll see you tomorrow at 5:30 for — we’re going to do a pregnancy test.

CALLER: Okay.

CLINIC: An ultrasound.

CALLER: Uh-huh.

CLINIC: And bloodwork. Basically, we’re going to draw some blood.

CALLER: And you’re sure you won’t have to tell anybody about any of this?

CLINIC: Nobody.

CALLER: All right.

CLINIC: Okay?

CALLER: Okay.

CLINIC: So everything’s strictly confidential.

CALLER: Okay.

CLINIC: Okay?

CALLER: All right.

CLINIC: Okay. Well, do you know what? Yeah. Let me double-check, okay?

CALLER: All right.

CLINIC: Well, everything regardless is strictly confidential, but, um, we can also — what we can do, we can get you on this program after.

CALLER: Um-hum.

CLINIC: After, if you are pregnant?

CALLER: Yeah.

CLINIC: It has to be after the determination. Okay?

CALLER: Oh, okay.

CLINIC: If you’re not pregnant, we can get you on another program, and when you come in tomorrow you can ask if they can get you started on some type of birth control.

CALLER: Oh, okay.

CLINIC: Okay?

CALLER: Okay.

CLINIC: And we’ll give you a pamphlet with all the information regarding birth control.

CALLER: Okay.

CLINIC: Okay? What else? Let’s see. I think that’s about it. And you’re sure that you want to terminate the pregnancy?

CALLER: Yeah. We’ve been talking about it, and that’s what we decided to do.

CLINIC: Okay. So we’ll see you tomorrow at 5:30.

CALLER: All right.

CLINIC: Okay.

CALLER: Thanks.

CLINIC: Bye bye. (phone clicks)

*** THE END ***

#515 – Planned Parenthood in Napa, CA

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PLANNED PARENTHOOD
1735 JEFFERSON ST.
NAPA, CA 94559-1702
707-252-8050

TAPE – 515

(dialing sounds) (ringing 1X)

CLINIC: Thank you for calling Planned Parenthood of Annapolis. This is Celia. How can I help you?

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

CLINIC: We don’t provide those type of services here, but I can go ahead and give you the Vallejo (sp) number.

CALLER: Okay.

CLINIC: It’s 643-4545.

CALLER: Okay. Well, do you know — like I was just really worried about everything because like — well, I’m going to be 14 in March. And my friend said that they would have to tell my parents. But my boyfriend’s –

CLINIC: No.

CALLER: — 22. Could he just take care of it and they wouldn’t have to tell anybody?

CLINIC: Uhh, I’m not sure about that.

CALLER: Okay.

CLINIC: If I were you I’d just call them and ask.

CALLER: Oh, all right.

CLINIC: All right?

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

CLINIC: Probably not today. Today we’re having a staff meeting. So if you want you can probably come back next Tuesday.

CALLER: Okay.

CLINIC: All righty?

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

CLINIC: Yeah.

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

CLINIC: Nope. It’s confidential.

CALLER: Okay. Well, do you know like if — the only way I’d be able to get there is if my boyfriend brought me. Would he be able to come in with me though?

CLINIC: Inside?

CALLER: Yeah.

CLINIC: Yeah, if he wanted to.

CALLER: Okay. Well, it’s just — he was going to pay for everything, but he doesn’t want my parents to find out at all. So he just doesn’t’ want anybody to find out about us. Would he have to sign a lot of papers if he was paying for it?

CLINIC: No. No.

CALLER: Oh, okay. So you guys wouldn’t have to tell anybody anything?

CLINIC: As for confidential reasons? No. That you were in here taking birth control or having a pregnancy test? No.

CALLER: Okay. But it’s just – my friend said that you would have to tell a whole bunch of different people, so.

CLINIC: Sometimes — see the thing is, with his age being 22, we would have to report it.

CALLER: Why? To who?

CLINIC: Because you’re 14 and he’s 22.

CALLER: Well, who do you –

CLINIC: If you were 18 that would be a different thing. But see the thing is, you’re not an adult yet.

CALLER: Well, what can I do then?

CLINIC: I mean, you can come in here and take the pregnancy test and you know, we’ll go from there. We’ll do the counseling. If you’re not pregnant we can get you on birth control, but we will have to probably report it you know.

CALLER: To who?

CLINIC: To the, probably to the police department.

CALLER: Well, what would happen? I mean, I don’t want to get in trouble. Are they going to arrest me?

CLINIC: No, they wouldn’t arrest you.

CALLER: Well, what — why do you have to tell them then?

CLINIC: Because we are supposed to report everything. We’re mandatory. We have to report it.

CALLER: Oh. Well, should I just not bring him with me then?

CLINIC: I mean, you can do it either way. I mean, and when you come in here we can go ahead and give you the counseling.

CALLER: Yeah?

CLINIC: So either way — if you want what we can do — do you have insurance?

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

CLINIC: Okay. Well, we can — if you don’t have — you don’t have insurance though?

CALLER: Right.

CLINIC: Okay. You can go ahead and come in, and we can see if you’re state funding. If you’re not stating funding, do you know for a fact that you’re pregnant?

CALLER: Well, no, I’m just — I haven[‘t had my period since like December, so I’m scared.

CLINIC: Okay. Well, what you can do is just go ahead and come in and we can do the pregnancy test and we’ll see if the state will cover you for a visit, and then we’ll go ahead and do the counseling.

CALLER: Well, would you have to report me if I come in though?

CLINIC: We’re probably going to, yeah.

CALLER: Oh. Well, why would I want to come in then?

CLINIC: To see if you’re pregnant. Are you going to — are you planning to keep this child if you are?

CALLER: Well, no.

CLINIC: Okay. If — you need to come in to get the verification. If you don’t then you probably won’t be able to get an abortion. That’s what they need for like in Planned Parenthood in Vallejo if you’re going to go there to get an abortion. They would need the verification stating that you are pregnant and how far along you are.

CALLER: Well, what if I was out with a 22-year-old boyfriend? What if he was like 13?

CLINIC: I’m sorry?

CALLER: What if I wasn’t with a 22-year-old boyfriend? What if my boyfriend was like 13?

CLINIC: Well, that would be a different thing.

CALLER: Oh, but you wouldn’t have to report anything then?

CLINIC: Well, if he was 13, I mean do your parents know?

CALLER: Well, they don’t know that me and my boyfriend are having sex. I mean, they know him. But. If they found out that we were having sex I don’t know what they would do.

CLINIC: Um-hum.

CALLER: That’s why they can’t find out.

CLINIC: Yeah. (pause) Did you want to come in to get a pregnancy test?

CALLER: Well, not if I’m going to be reported.

CLINIC: I mean, if you — do you understand why though? Because I mean, the age difference?

CALLER: Well, but, but — my boyfriend will get in trouble if I come in?

CLINIC: We will just need to probably report it and see, you know, if it’s consensual sex, you know?

CALLER: Yeah.

CLINIC: But, yeah, we would have to.

CALLER: Oh. Well, is there any other place I could go where they wouldn’t tell anybody?

CLINIC: I’m not sure. I’m not sure.

CALLER: Okay. I just don’t know what to do.

CLINIC: If you want — like I said you can come in on Tuesday and get that pregnancy test done.

CALLER: All right.

CLINIC: Okay?

CALLER: But as long as I come in you’re going to tell?

CLINIC: Um-hum.

CALLER: All right. Okay. Well, I’m going to have to call my boyfriend and see. Is it all right if I call you back?

CLINIC: Yeah. That would be great.

CALLER: Okay. What was your name again?

CLINIC: Lilly.

CALLER: Okay.

CLINIC: Okay?

CALLER: Okay.

CLINIC: All righty.

CALLER: Bye.

CLINIC: Bye bye.

(phone clicks)

*** THE END ***

#505 – Planned Parenthood in Stockton, CA

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PLANNED PARENTHOOD
678 N WILSON WAT # 25
STOCKTON, CA 95205-4267
209-466-2081

TAPE – 505

(sound of dialing, phone rings)

CLINIC: Thank you for calling Planned Parenthood Eastland. (Spanish interpretation) If you know the person’s extension you are trying to reach, please dial it now or press “8″ for a dial directory by last name. For general information regarding reproductive healthcare, birth control methods, sexually transmitted infections, please call our Facts of Life line. That number is 1-800-711-9848. You may drop in for pregnancy testing and emergency contraceptives, formerly known as the “morning after pill.” To schedule an appointment, please press zero. (dial sound)

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

Thank you for holding. Your call will be answered in –

(phone rings)

Planned Parenthood. Mia speaking. Can I help you?

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

CLINIC: No, not at this one. The one on Benjamin Holt. That number is 477-4103.

CALLER: Okay. Well, do you know if they would — I’m just really worried because like — well, I’m going to be 14 in March and they, my friend told me that they would have to tell my parents I was having 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: No. I think because of the age I wouldn’t tell them how old he is.

CALLER: Oh.

CLINIC: But, no, they don’t call your parents.

CALLER: Okay.

CLINIC: Okay? So call them up, make an appointment. You have Medical?

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

CLINIC: Okay. Okay, that’s fine.

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

CLINIC: Oh, yes, you can come in this clinic for a pregnancy test.

CALLER: Okay. The whole thing is, I’m just really worried because like, um, my — I haven’t had my period since like December 21st, and I’m just scared, and I don’t know what to do.

CLINIC: Okay. Now, the timeframe — it might be this timeframe. Okay? So you need to hurry up and come in, take a pregnancy test, so that way you can have, make that decision, whatever you want to do.

CALLER: What time do you normally do pregnancy tests?

CLINIC: We do pregnancy tests up until 6:00 today.

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

CLINIC: Yeah. That’s fine.

CALLER: Okay.

CLINIC: Okay?

CALLER: Well, it’s just we were talking about others, and we don’t want a whole bunch of people knowing about us. So would you guys be asking questions and stuff?

CLINIC: Uh, it depends on — you do have paperwork to fill out, and then I don’t know what type of questions they’ll ask you about that. They don’t really get into it unless you get into it. So.

CALLER: Oh, okay.

CLINIC: Okay?

CALLER: So if I don’t say anything, you guys wouldn’t tell, or talk to him or anything?

CLINIC: Right.

CALLER: Oh, okay.

CLINIC: Okay?

CALLER: Well, if the pregnancy test came out that I wasn’t pregnant, do you guys have birth control there, just so that we don’t have to worry about all this again?

CLINIC: Uh-huh. Yes, we do.

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

CLINIC: No. Everything’s confidential here.

CALLER: Everything?

CLINIC: Um-hum.

CALLER: Okay. Well, if — the thing is, if I was on birth control, I don’t have a — I’m not old enough to drive. Would I be able to send my boyfriend to pick up the pills?

CLINIC: No. That we don’t do because everything’s confidential.

CALLER: Oh, all right.

CLINIC: Okay?

CALLER: Well, okay. Thanks.

CLINIC: Okay, bye.

CALLER: Bye.

*** THE END ***

#516 – Planned Parenthood in Fairfield, CA

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PLANNED PARENTHOOD
1325 TRAVIS BLVD. # C
FAIRFIELD, CA 94533-4611
707-429-8855

TAPE – 516

(dialing sounds) (ringing 2X)

CLINIC: Family Health Centers of Planned Parenthood. This is Rebecca. Can I help you?

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

CLINIC: Yes, we do.

CALLER: Well, how much do those cost?

CLINIC: Well, it depends on how, what term you are. If you’re a first trimester which is 11 1/2 weeks or less, it’s $345. Now anything over that we do not do at this clinic. You’d have to go somewhere else, and I know that the cost can increase by $100 or $200 each week after.

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

CLINIC: Well, you could — if you are unsure you can always schedule like an appointment to get a pregnancy pelvic exam done which determines how far along you are. It’s like a pelvic sizing.

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

CLINIC: See, I know for a fact that if your boyfriend is 22 and you are 14 we would have to report that to the police.

CALLER: Why?

CLINIC: Because you’re a minor, and that’s illegal. It’s called statutory rape.

CALLER: But he’s not raping me.

CLINIC: Oh, I know.

CALLER: We’re in love. We’re going to get married.

CLINIC: I know. Even though it’s consensual, it’s just because you’re 14 years old, because you’re still considered a child.

CALLER: Well, is he going to go to jail?

CLINIC: Yes.

CALLER: Well, I don’t want him to go to jail. I mean, he can’t go to jail. He’s the only one that’s here for me.

CLINIC: Well, I really — I know for a fact that your parents would have to know about that because you are 14 years old.

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

CLINIC: Let me ask you a few questions. Have you had a positive pregnancy test?

CALLER: No.

CLINIC: Okay. Have you missed your period?

CALLER: Well, yeah. That’s why I’m worried. I haven’t had my period since like December 21st, and I’m scared.

CLINIC: Well, what I would do before you stress yourself out anymore, you know, because I know how stressed you probably are right now, is I would get a pregnancy test just to make sure, you know, maybe ease your nerves a little bit. And then –

CALLER: Well, could I come there for that?

CLINIC: Yes, you can come here for that, but just so you know we may ask you a few questions about your partner and what not, and we would have to report you because you are 14 years old.

CALLER: Oh. Well, would it be better if I didn’t say anything about him?

CLINIC: Well, it wouldn’t necessarily be better.

CALLER: Oh.

CLINIC: Okay? And if you feel uncomfortable with that whole situation you can always go and just buy a pregnancy test over the counter at a drugstore.

CALLER: Oh. Are those usually right though?

CLINIC: Oh, yeah. They’re the same ones we use here.

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

CLINIC: You most definitely can.

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

CLINIC: No. No.

CALLER: Oh, okay.

CLINIC: Okay?

CALLER: But, so you wouldn’t tell anybody about my boyfriend if I got birth control?

CLINIC: Um, well you see, what I’m trying to say is the fact that you’re 14 and your boyfriend’s 22, even though it’s consensual it’s still statutory rape. Okay? And we’re mandated reporters here. We would have to report that, okay?

CALLER: Oh, okay.

CLINIC: There’s no way we could not report it.

CALLER: Oh.

CLINIC: All right?

CALLER: All right. Well, what can I do then?

CLINIC: Well, it’s your decision or what you choose to do with your body? You can still come in for birth control. That is not a problem at all, and you can come here for a pregnancy test. But you know, it’s basically your own decision on what you want to do.

CALLER: Okay.

CLINIC: Okay?

CALLER: All right.

CLINIC: If you have any further questions, please give us a call, all right?

CALLER: Okay.

CLINIC: All right.

CALLER: Bye.

CLINIC: Bye.

(phone clicks)

*** THE END ***

#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)

*** THE END ***

#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)

*** THE END ***

#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)

*** THE END ***

#518 – Planned Parenthood in Sunnyvale, CA

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PLANNED PARENTHOOD
604 E EVELYN AVE
SUNNYVALE, CA 94086-6459
408-739-5151

TAPE – 518

(dialing sounds) (ringing 1X)

RECORDING: Thank you for calling Planned Parenthood Centerville. (Spanish interpretation). If you know the extension of the person you’re calling, please dial it now. For information about clinic hours and services and locations, please press 2 now. To schedule a pill pick-up — (dial tone) For clinic hours press 1. For clinic — (dial sound) The clinic is open Monday through Saturday. The phone receptionist is available Monday through Friday from 9:00 to 5:00 Hours for clinics (dial sound). One moment, please, while I transfer your call. (music) (ringing 3X)

CLINIC: Planned Parenthood.

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

CLINIC: Yes, we do.

CALLER: Well, how much do those cost?

CLINIC: They range from $428 to $1,100 depending on income and how far along the patient is.

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

CLINIC: Okay.

CALLER: It’s just, well my friend told me that since like I’m going to be 14 in March that you guys would actually have to tell my parents that I’m getting an abortion. But my boyfriend is 22. Is he old enough to take care of it and you wouldn’t have to tell anybody about anything?

CLINIC: We wouldn’t contact your parents regardless of how old you are.

CALLER: Okay. All right. Well, do you know, like — well I’m not really sure if I am pregnant. Actually I just haven’t had my period since like December 21st, and I’m really worried.

CLINIC: You should take a pregnancy test.

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

CLINIC: Yeah, you can come in tomorrow from 12:00 to 7:00.

CALLER: All right. Well, is it all right like if my boyfriend brings me and he’s there with me?

CLINIC: That’s fine. We’re not going to — we’re not the police, hon.

CALLER: Okay.

CLINIC: Okay?

CALLER: All right. Well, if I wasn’t like pregnant after I take the pregnancy test, could I get birth control?

CLINIC: Yeah, if you’re not pregnant.

CALLER: Okay. Well, you wouldn’t have to tell anybody about birth control either?

CLINIC: Honey, everything here is confidential.

CALLER: All right.

CLINIC: So we’re not going to tell anybody. If you come in with your older boyfriend, we’re not going to, you know, say you can’t be with him. This is very confidential. You don’t have to worry when you come in.

CALLER: Okay.

CLINIC: Okay?

CALLER: Well, the only thing I could think of is that I don’t drive to pick up the birth control pills. Would my boyfriend be able to pick them up?

CLINIC: You need to come in for a consultation, hon. You need to see the nurse.

CALLER: Oh. All right. Okay.

CLINIC: All set?

CALLER: Well, I need to call my boyfriend to see if he had any questions, but could I call and talk to you? What was your name?

CLINIC: You can speak with anybody that answers the phone. It will most likely be me until 5:00.

CALLER: Okay.

CLINIC: Okay?

CALLER: Well, what was your name then?

CLINIC: My name’s Sylvia.

CALLER: Oh, okay. Okay, thanks.

CLINIC: Okay, bye bye.

CALLER: Bye.

(phone clicks)

*** THE END ***

#508 – Planned Parenthood in Merced, CA

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PLANNED PARENTHOOD
1960 P ST.
MERCED, CA 95340-3519
209-723-7751

TAPE – 508

(dialing sounds, phone ringing)

CLINIC: Thank you for calling Planned Parenthood of (Missit?). (Spanish interpretation) If this is an emergency, please hang up and dial 911. If you know the extension of the party you’re calling, please dial it now. For clinic hours, services, directions please press 2. You may drop in during normal business hours for the following services: pregnancy testing, emergency contraception also known as “morning after pill,” birth control refills or depo provera injections. To speak to the receptionist or to make an appointment, please press 1. (dial sound)

One moment, please, while I transfer your call.

Good afternoon. This is Francis. May I help you?

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

CLINIC: No, we don’t.

CALLER: Oh.

CLINIC: Modesto or Fresno.

CALLER: Well, do you have the number for that one?

CLINIC: Which one?

CALLER: The one in Fresno?

CLINIC: 559-233-8657.

CALLER: Okay. Well, do you know — like I’m just really worried ’cause like, well, my friend told me that since like I’m going to be — well, I’ll be 14 in March — 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 whatever that is, and you wouldn’t have to tell anybody about anything?

CLINIC: Hold on a minute. (coughs and sneezes) Okay. You know what? No. I mean, I don’t know what they would have to do. Hold on. Let me ask my lab person, okay?

CALLER: Okay. (pause)

CLINIC: Okay. He can’t take care of anything. You’ll have to, okay?

CALLER: Oh, okay.

CLINIC: But anyone knows, anyone in the medical field knows that you are sleeping with a 22-year-old — you’ll be 14?

CALLER: Yeah.

CLINIC: That is statutory rape, and it will be reported.

CALLER: But he’s not raping me. I mean, we’re in love. We’re going to get married. He said he was going to take care of me for the rest of my life.

CLINIC: Well, I know, but — I mean, you’re only 13, and he’s 22.

CALLER: Well, what can I do?

CLINIC: I mean, there’s not really — I mean. You can speak — you have the abortion, you know, without your parents’ consent.

CALLER: Well, what would happen to him?

CLINIC: What do you mean?

CALLER: What would happen — would anything happen to my boyfriend? I mean, would you guys — you guys would have to report it?

CLINIC: What do you mean? We would have to report it.

CALLER: Oh, well, that’s what you said. Like what would happen?

CLINIC: What would happen? We’d just make, we’d just make a — let me have you speak to someone. Okay?

CALLER: All right.

CLINIC: Hello.

CALLER: Yes?

CLINIC: Okay. What’s going to happen — which ever way, whether you decide to keep this baby or have an abortion, there will be a CPS report made.

CALLER: Oh.

CLINIC: Okay? That’s the Child Protective. Okay? Because of your age. Okay? Your boyfriend will be arrested.

CALLER: He’ll be arrested?

CLINIC: Uh-huh.

CALLER: Well, I don’t want him to be arrested.

CLINIC: Okay. I mean, whichever way, there’s going to be a report made when you have this baby, if you have an abortion, because of the age of his –

CALLER: Well, what if I came in and had a pregnancy test and it said that I wasn’t pregnant?

CLINIC: Then there wouldn’t be no problem because we wouldn’t have to make a report.

CALLER: Oh.

CLINIC: That’s the first thing you have to do, okay? That’s the first thing. If you don’t know, you’re sure that you’re pregnant, if you don’t know for sure — come on in for a pregnancy test.

CALLER: Well, would you have to — would my boyfriend get in any trouble if he came in?

CLINIC: No, because we won’t even see him.

CALLER: Oh, okay.

CLINIC: But first of all, before you even — I mean, they’re going to ask you that. If you’re going to have an abortion you have to have a pregnancy test first.

CALLER: Oh. All right.

CLINIC: All right? And we do those until 4:00. I mean, before you even start making appointments or talking to anybody else, it’s first it’s better that you make sure you’re pregnant.

CALLER: Okay.

CLINIC: Okay?

CALLER: Well, so if I was pregnant then what happens?

CLINIC: Well, that’s what I mean, different things. I mean, there’s going to be different things involved, you know.

CALLER: Oh. So if I came in and had a pregnancy test and you guys found out that I was pregnant, what would happen?

CLINIC: We’d give you your options. You can have an abortion, you can have the baby, you can, you know, put it up for adoption.

CALLER: Well, what about like, what about my boyfriend?

CLINIC: Your boyfriend doesn’t matter in this. Your boyfriend does not matter.

CALLER: But you said it does.

CLINIC: Okay. No. I mean, for you. You know, to you, you know, but I mean, when you come in our main concern is our patient.

CALLER: Oh. All right. So if I don’t say anything about my boyfriend he won’t have to go to jail?

CLINIC: Not — I mean, I can’t tell you what to say. I cannot tell you what to say.

CALLER: All right.

CLINIC: Okay?

CALLER: Okay.

CLINIC: All right.

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

CLINIC: Um-hum.

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

CLINIC: Nope.

CALLER: Really?

CLINIC: Um-um.

CALLER: Okay. Well, I don’t know — well, I’m not old enough to drive. You know, because I’m only 14. Well, I’ll be 14 in March. And would it be all right like if I was on birth control, would it be all right if my boyfriend picked up like the birth control pills or whatever?

CLINIC: You need to come in.

CALLER: Oh. All right.

CLINIC: You need to come in.

CALLER: Okay.

CLINIC: That’s what I’m saying. Our main concern is our patients. We don’t, you know, deal with the boyfriends, the husbands, anyone but our patients.

CALLER: Oh, okay.

CLINIC: Okay?

CALLER: All right. Well, I need to think about all this. But is it all right if I call you back if I thought of any other questions?

CLINIC: That’s fine.

CALLER: What was your name?

CLINIC: Francis.

CALLER: Oh, okay.

CLINIC: Okay?

CALLER: Thanks.

CLINIC: All right. Bye bye.

CALLER: Bye.

(phone clicks)

*** THE END ***

#519 – Planned Parenthood in Seaside, CA

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PLANNED PARENTHOOD
625 HILBY AVE.
SEASIDE, CA 93955-5720
831-394-1691

TAPE- 519

(dialing sounds) (ringing 1X)

RECORDING: Hello. You have reached Eastside Planned Parenthood. (Spanish interpretation) We have added new features to our greeting. Please pay careful attention to your options. For dial by name directory, please press 8. For clinic hours, please press 3. For directions, please press 4. To schedule an appointment or to speak to the receptionist please press zero.

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

CLINIC: Good afternoon. Planned Parenthood. How may I help you?

CALLER: Hi.

CLINIC: Hi.

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

CLINIC: Yes, we do. Have you had a pregnancy test done anywhere yet, or just a home pregnancy?

CALLER: No.

CLINIC: Other than a home pregnancy or –

CALLER: No.

CLINIC: Okay, the first thing you would do, you’d need to come in and do your pregnancy test, and we can talk to you about options and tell you, let you know what your options are and then talk to you about the procedure.

CALLER: Okay. Well –

CLINIC: The first thing to do is to come in for your pregnancy test.

CALLER: Okay. Well, could I ask you? My friend told me like — like, well I’m going to 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 that old enough to take care of it and you wouldn’t have to tell anybody?

CLINIC: No. Everything’s confidential here. We will not tell anybody anything, not even him.

CALLER: Really?

CLINIC: Nobody. Everything’s between you and us.

CALLER: Okay.

CLINIC: Okay?

CALLER: Well, it’s just I don’t want my parents to know at all, so they can’t find out.

CLINIC: No, no. I understand. I understand. No, they won’t. They won’t find out.

CALLER: Okay. I just –

CLINIC: Everything here is confidential. What’s done between you and our clinic is confidential. We don’t tell anybody other than yourself anything.

CALLER: Okay.

CLINIC: Okay?

CALLER: My boyfriend could bring me in for a pregnancy test. Is that okay? When could I be there for that?

CLINIC: I’m sorry? Okay, you can come in today until 6:00 or you can come in tomorrow between 8:00 and 5:00.

CALLER: Okay.

CLINIC: Walk-in. There’s no appointment for that.

CALLER: Then what happens after that?

CLINIC: Then we talk to you when you come in.

CALLER: Okay.

CLINIC: We’ll talk to you when you come in and go through your options of what you would like done.

CALLER: Okay. It’s just I haven’t had a period since like December 21st, and I’m scared, so.

CLINIC: Right, so you need to, you definitely need to get in for a pregnancy test. Okay?

CALLER: Okay. Well, if it 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 about that though?

CLINIC: No, about anything that’s like it’s anything that’s done here is confidential between you and us. It’s a clinic here. We don’t tell anybody anything that calls in or even walks up to our window without your consent.

CALLER: Oh, all right. Well, thanks. That makes me feel a lot better.

CLINIC: You’re welcome.

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

CLINIC: My name is Arlene, but any of us would be happy to talk to you.

CALLER: Okay.

CLINIC: Okay?

CALLER: Thanks.

CLINIC: You might want to think about coming in tomorrow between 8 and 5. I wouldn’t come real late because you get booked early.

CALLER: OH, all right.

CLINIC: Okay.

CALLER: Could I come like around lunch you think?

CLINIC: Sure. That will be fine.

CALLER: All right.

CLINIC: That will be great.

CALLER: Okay.

CLINIC: Okay?

CALLER: Thanks.

CLINIC: Bye bye.

CALLER: Bye.

(Phone clicks)

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