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#494 – Planned Parenthood in San Ramon, CA

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PLANNED PARENTHOOD
130 RYAN INDUSTRIAL CT # 115
SAN RAMON, CA 94583-1529
925-838-2108

TAPE – 494

(dialing sounds) (ringing)

CLINIC: Planned Parenthood San Ramone (sp). This is Adrien.

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

CLINIC: No, we don’t. The closest clinic to us that does is Walnut Creek.

CALLER: Okay.

CLINIC: Would you like their phone number?

CALLER: Yes, please.

CLINIC: It is 935-3010.

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

CLINIC: I, I really don’t know about that. You would really need to ask them.

CALLER: Oh, okay.

CLINIC: Okay?

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

CLINIC: Sure. The cost is $16.

CALLER: Okay. But does anybody have to know about the pregnancy test though?

CLINIC: Hold on just a minute, okay?

CALLER: Okay. (long pause) (dialing sounds) (ringing)

CLINIC: Planned Parenthood, San Ramone, this is Adrien.

CALLER: Hi. Yeah. I was — I’m at my friend’s house, and her mom just came in, so I had to hang up. But I was on hold. So.

CLINIC: Oh, okay. You were calling about the pregnancy test?

CALLER: Yeah.

CLINIC: Okay. Hold on just a minute.

CALLER: All right. (dialing sounds) (ringing)

CLINIC: Planned Parenthood, San Ramone, this is Adrien.

CALLER: Hi. I was the one asking about pregnancy tests and if you would have to tell anybody that I was there for that.

CLINIC: I know. I’m just waiting for the person that you need to talk to to get off the phone. Okay?

CALLER: All right.

CLINIC: We haven’t forgotten about you.

CALLER: It’s just, the last time I was on hold it got disconnected, so I’m worried.

CLINIC: Okay. It should just be another minute, okay?

CALLER: Should I just call you back later?

CLINIC: No. It should just be another minute. Okay?

CALLER: All right. (pause) (dialing sound) (ringing)

CLINIC: Planned Parenthood, San Ramone, this is Adrien.

CALLER: Hi. Yeah. I was calling to see about if you guys had to tell my parents about getting a pregnancy, and you said that the lady was busy.

CLINIC: Right. Yeah, she actually tried to talk to you, but I guess you had hung up. So basically she’s not here right now, so I can try and talk to you about this. We — it is confidential from your parents. I need to let you know — I mean, it’s illegal for a 22-year-old to be having sex with you.

CALLER: Why? How is that illegal?

CLINIC: You’re 14?

CALLER: Uh-huh.

CLINIC: Then it’s considered statutory rape because –

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

CLINIC: It doesn’t matter. It is considered statutory rape, and if you come here and tell us that your partner is 22 years old, we would need to notify the authorities.

CALLER: Well, what if he didn’t come?

CLINIC: Pardon?

CALLER: So what if I didn’t tell you?

CLINIC: Then, I mean, we certainly do want to see you, and I don’t want to keep you from coming here for a pregnancy counseling. I just need to tell you that up front.

CALLER: Okay. Well, would it be better just not to have him there and not to say anything about him?

CLINIC: Right. Well, it’s really up to you, but i need to tell you that we are required by law if you come here for a visit and tell us that you have been having sex with a 22-year-old and you’re 14, we are required by law to report it to the police because it’s illegal. It’s, it’s rape.

CALLER: Oh.

CLINIC: So, and we do want to see you, so, but it’s really your decision. I mean, if you come in and just don’t tell us that then we obviously won’t be reporting it.

CALLER: Okay.

CLINIC: But, you know, we really — this is something, you know, we would really advise against. I mean, you need to really be safe, and that’s a really big age difference. You really shouldn’t be sexually active with someone who’s so much older.

CALLER: But he said that we were going to get married and that he’s going to take care of me for the rest of my life.

CLINIC: Right. Well, that’s — you know, you’re really young to be making those kind of decisions.

CALLER: Okay.

CLINIC: So, and he really shouldn’t be dating someone who is 14 years old if he’s 22.

CALLER: Oh.

CLINIC: It’s illegal for him to be doing that, and he knows that, I’m sure.

CALLER: Okay. Well, if the pregnancy test that I — like if I came in there and got a pregnancy test, would I be able — if it was, if it said that I wasn’t pregnant would I be able to get birth control?

CLINIC: Yes, you would.

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

CLINIC: No. No. It’s kept confidential from your parents.

CALLER: Oh, okay.

CLINIC: Okay?

CALLER: What about like the police though?

CLINIC: Again, that really depends on what information you give us.

CALLER: Okay.

CLINIC: So, you know, if we don’t know anything about your history when you come in, you know, then obviously we’re not under any obligation to say anything because we don’t know anything.

CALLER: Okay.

CLINIC: So it’s really up to you what information you want to give us when you come in. I just want to be honest with you because we definitely want to see you. And, you know, if you’re not on birth control right now and you’re sexually active, we definitely want to help you get on birth control. But I need to tell you what our, you know, what we are responsible for doing legally because we are a health clinic.

CALLER: Okay.

CLINIC: Okay?

CALLER: Okay.

CLINIC: So as far as pregnancy testing goes, you don’t need an appointment for that. You can come in, just walk in. Since you are young, you can probably get signed up under state funding program which would mean the state covers the cost of your visit.

CALLER: Okay.

CLINIC: If you wanted to make an appointment to get birth control, the state would cover that as well. It’s just an extra form you need to fill out when you come in, and you can get the results of the test when you’re here.

CALLER: Okay.

CLINIC: And you can come in before 4:00 p.m. today or tomorrow we’re open from 9:00 to 7:00. So you really just have to drop in, okay?

CALLER: All right. Okay, well, thanks.

CLINIC: You’re welcome.

CALLER: Bye.

CLINIC: Bye.

(phone clicks)

*** THE END ***

#495 – Planned Parenthood in Vallejo, CA

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PLANNED PARENTHOOD
990 BROADWAY ST.
VALLEJO, CA 94590-3223
707-643-4545

TAPE – 495

(dialing sounds) (ringing 4X)

CLINIC: Thank you for calling Vellejo Planned Parenthood. This is Angie. How can I help you?

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

CLINIC: Yes. Every Thursday.

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

CLINIC: We start at 3:45 and they go up to 7:45.

CALLER: Okay. Well, do you know like, um, if I could come in for a pregnancy test?

CLINIC: Yeah. Those are just drop-in basis. You don’t need an appointment. We do them between 9 and 11, and 1 and 4.

CALLER: Okay. Well, do you know, like I’m just really worried about all this because like my friend told me like — I’m going to be 14 in March, and my friend told me that they would have to tell my parents. But my boyfriend is 22. Is it all right if he takes care of all that, and they wouldn’t have to tell anybody?

CLINIC: No. You can take care of it all yourself.

CALLER: Really?

CLINIC: Your boyfriend can’t do anything for you.

CALLER: Oh, okay. Well, if he was — he’s going to pay for everything, but we were talking about it, and he said that he didn’t want us to — well, we decided that we didn’t want anyone to find out about us. So would you have to ask him anything if he’s paying for it?

CLINIC: You don’t want him, you don’t want anybody to find out about you two because of the age?

CALLER: I don’t know. We just don’t –

CLINIC: Well, for one, you’re 13 years old?

CALLER: Yeah.

CLINIC: Okay. He’s 20-what?

CALLER: 22.

CLINIC: 22? There will be a report reported.

CALLER: Oh. Well, who would it be reported to? What do you mean?

CLINIC: To the police.

CALLER: Well, why?

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

CALLER: Well, so?

CLINIC: Well, that’s the law, hon. That’s just how it would go.

CALLER: Well –

CLINIC: Anywhere that you go they’re going to ask you the age of your partner.

CALLER: Really?

CLINIC: Yep.

CALLER: Oh. Well, so if I go anywhere they’ll arrest my boyfriend, or he’s going to jail?

CLINIC: I mean — no, I’m not saying that he’ll be arrested, but there will be a report, a reportable thing. You are a minor. He is an adult.

CALLER: Well, if he wasn’t there, would that be better then?

CLINIC: Either way it’s going to be reported because of your age.

CALLER: Oh. Well, okay. But I’m just worried because like I haven’t had my period since like December 21st, and I’m scared.

CLINIC: Yeah. You do need to take a pregnancy test though, because if you don’t take a pregnancy test and you don’t — you wait until too long, then you’re going to have a baby.

CALLER: Yeah? Well, so, but I couldn’t come in there for a pregnancy test without getting in trouble?

CLINIC: Now I’m not saying that you’re going to get in trouble, hon. That’s not what I’m saying. It’s a mandatory report when a minor is with an adult. You guys are consensually having sex. You’re okay with it, but it’s still reportable. It doesn’t mean that you guys are going to get in trouble for it, but the thing is, is he’s 23 years old and you’re only 13.

CALLER: Well, he’s only 22.

CLINIC: 22. He’s an adult. He’s over 20. He’s over 18.

CALLER: Oh. Well, what can I do? I’m just scared. I don’t know what to do. And I can’t tell my parents at all. I mean, if they found out I don’t know what would happen.

CLINIC: In terms of what to do of what? What is it that you’re worried about?

CALLER: Everything. I mean, could I come in and get a pregnancy test?

CLINIC: Yes. You can come in and get a pregnancy test, yes, but he has nothing to do with the pregnancy test.

CALLER: Okay.

CLINIC: You need to do it. He’s not taking the pregnancy test. You are.

CALLER: But are you going to tell anybody?

CLINIC: We do everything confidential here, but I just explained to you what would happen. You come in, you’re 13, it’s mandatory we have to report it that you are having sex because of your age. That’s what I’m saying. I mean, everything else is confidential, but it’s the law that we have to report it. Anywhere else it’s going to be reported too.

CALLER: Even if I wasn’t pregnant you would still have to report it?

CLINIC: It’s — okay.

CALLER: They get their pregnancy test –

CLINIC: It doesn’t have anything to do with you being pregnant or not. You’re a minor having sex with an adult.

CALLER: Okay. But if I didn’t like — if I didn’t tell you guys that when I came in, how would you know?

CLINIC: That’s not even you. You’re not going to get away with it anyways because of your age. You’re 13 years old. You’re having sex.

CALLER: Okay.

CLINIC: There’s no way of getting over it. Where somebody’s going to ask you about your sexual partner.

CALLER: Really? Okay. Well, I just — I haven’t taken a pregnancy test yet. And, but I just haven’t had a period since like December 21st, and I’m scared. So if I wasn’t pregnant, could I like, like if I got like a pregnancy test over the counter or whatever, are those usually right?

CLINIC: I mean, they — some can be.

CALLER: Okay. Well, if that one said that I wasn’t pregnant, could I come in there and get birth control and you guys wouldn’t have to tell anybody?

CLINIC: As long as — you know, it just depends on the paperwork. I mean, you know, you’re a minor having sex. I just explained that to you.

CALLER: Okay. All right.

CLINIC: Okay?

CALLER: I’m just really scared and I don’t know what to do. Okay. Well, if I had any other questions could I call and talk to you?

CLINIC: Of course. My name is Angie.

CALLER: All right. Thanks.

CLINIC: All right.

CALLER: Bye.

(phone click)

*** THE END ***

#496 – Planned Parenthood in Vallejo, CA

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PLANNED PARENTHOOD
840 NEBRASKA ST.
VALLEJO, CA 94590-3368
707-645-8445

TAPE – 496

(dialing sound) (ringing 2X)

CLINIC (MALE): Good morning. You’ve reached the Poppa (sp) and TKO (sp) Program. How may I help you?

CALLER: Where is this?

CLINIC: This is Community and Education Services Program of Planned Parenthood.

CALLER: Oh, okay. I was wanted to ask somebody some questions about getting an abortion.

CLINIC: Okay. If you want very specific answers about cost and procedure, okay, you might want to call the clinic and then they’ll answer your questions. But if you want general answers, then — go ahead.

CALLER: Well, do you know, like I’m just worried about it because like, well I’ll be 14 in March, and my friend told me that they would have to tell my parents I was getting an abortion. But my boyfriend’s 22. Could he just sign whatever it is and they wouldn’t have to tell anybody anything?

CLINIC: Okay. All services relating to pregnancy or sexuality are confidential.

CALLER: Really?

CLINIC: And by law they are not required to tell anyone you don’t give them permission to tell.

CALLER: Oh, okay. So –

CLINIC: That is the law.

CALLER: So nobody would have to know about anything?

CLINIC: Exactly. And if you’re concerned about billing or whatever, there’s programs –

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

CLINIC: Okay. That’s good. That’s good. Yeah, so, um, you know, how old are you?

CALLER: I’ll be 14 in March.

CLINIC: I see. Yeah. No, you’re okay. I mean, it’s against the law for them to go off and tell anybody about, you know, your pregnancy or your abortion if you choose to get one.

CALLER: Okay.

CLINIC: Now here’s some other questions I guess that obviously come up. I don’t know if you’ve already had counseling on this, but have you tested for any kind of sexually transmitted diseases?

CALLER: No, I haven’t had any tests at all. I’m just really scared about everything because I haven’t had my period since like December 21st, and I’m just really worried.

CLINIC: Okay. Could you hold on a second?

CALLER: Yeah.

CLINIC: Okay, thank you. So I’ll go ahead and give Montoya that note. I don’t expect him in anytime soon. But if he calls or when he calls I’ll go ahead and relay the message that you left him a note. Okay? You’re welcome.

I’m sorry about that. Okay, so, you haven’t had any tests. Do you know absolutely certainly that you’re pregnant?

CALLER: Well, no. I’m just — I haven’t had my period in awhile and I’m scared.

CLINIC: Right. Well, you’re 14, and a lot of times, you know, not having your period can be something else. It could just be your hormones adjusting or it could be another issue entirely. Now, my recommendation to you would be to go ahead and set up an appointment for a pregnancy test.

CALLER: Would you have to tell anybody about that though?

CLINIC: Oh, no. That’s all confidential. In fact, you wouldn’t even have to pay for the test.

CALLER: Really?

CLINIC: Right.

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

CLINIC: That’s fine.

CALLER: It’s just, we were talking about all this, and we don’t really want anyone to know everything about us.

CLINIC: Right.

CALLER: So would you have to ask any questions about him or anything?

CLINIC: Well, not about him. I mean, you’re the one with the appointment, right?

CALLER: Yeah.

CLINIC: Okay. So we’re not really concerned about him. You know. We’re more concerned with you and your health.

CALLER: Okay.

CLINIC: Okay? So it’s more important that you go in and get seen and — because, I mean, if it is a case that you’re pregnant, right?

CALLER: Yeah.

CLINIC: That means that you’re about three months pregnant, right?

CALLER: I guess.

CLINIC: And time is running out for you to actually get an abortion. The longer you wait the more costly it is and the more difficult it becomes. And if you wait too long, then it becomes illegal to even have one after a certain amount of time.

CALLER: Oh, really?

CLINIC: Yeah. So you don’t want to wait too long. In fact, I would recommend that you call as soon as possible, make an appointment and find out for sure.

CALLER: Okay. Well, do you know like if the pregnancy test said that I wasn’t pregnant if I could get birth control? I just don’t want to have to worry about all this again.

CLINIC: Oh, absolutely. See, the thing is, when you go and let’s say that you go for the pregnancy test, what they’ll do is, they’ll sign you up for a program because I think you would qualify. You want the service to be confidential and you’re not employed and you don’t have insurance, and you’re 14.

CALLER: Right.

CLINIC: So you would most likely qualify for the program. 99.99 percent. Okay. Now, under that program you’re entitled to have a card, and with that card you could get free, I was going to say prophylactics but you may not know what that is. Free birth control methods.

CALLER: Okay.

CLINIC: Now it doesn’t cover all birth control methods. It just covers some. But it includes things like condoms and I think even the pill to some degree depending on which one.

CALLER: Oh, okay.

CLINIC: So, and that’s — I think. It’s been updated as of the beginning of this year, and I haven’t had the training yet. So it might be a little bit different. But I know for a fact that you could get tests done, chlamydia tests and other things. And, you know, they could even do that off the same urine sample that you give them if you wanted them too for the pregnancy test. And then the only thing is that if you are found to be pregnant, that program wouldn’t cover the expenses of the test or any subsequent prenatal care. You would have to qualify for other programs, or your boyfriend could pay for it.

CALLER: Yeah.

CLINIC: And then of course, you know, I would recommend that you get screened for STDs.

CALLER: Okay.

CLINIC: Okay?

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

CLINIC: Sure. My name is Arthur.

CALLER: Okay.

CLINIC: And I’m up here at the Poppa Program. That’s at Vallejo High School. And just out of curiosity, not — you know, I don’t want to know your specific name or anything, but if you should call back, just tell, you know, just say you’re Minnie from Minnie Mouse and you’re calling for Arthur. But what school do you go to school?

CALLER: I’m actually home-schooled. So.

CLINIC: Oh, okay. Okay. Yeah. I was just wondering because I’m at the different high schools in the area on certain periods of times, so you might even be able to address me in person.

CALLER: Oh, okay.

CLINIC: But since you’re homeschooled, you’d probably have to wind up coming to the high school for that.

CALLER: Oh, okay, so I could come up to the school and talk to you?

CLINIC: Yeah. In fact, I’ll be at what’s called the Student Health Center today, tomorrow, and Thursday during the lunch period here which is from 11:52 to 12:32.

CALLER: Okay.

CLINIC: Okay? So I think today though I may have a client coming in, but tomorrow. Now, keep in mind, don’t wait until you talk to me to get the pregnancy test and all that taken care of. And they will pretty much answer any other questions that you have also. But if you did find it necessary to come back and talk to me, I’m available for that. Okay?

CALLER: Okay.

CLINIC: All right.

CALLER: Thanks.

CLINIC: Okay, Minnie Mouse. Well, it was nice meeting you. (laughs)

CALLER: Nice meeting you.

CLINIC: And good luck.

CALLER: Thanks. Bye.

CLINIC: All right. Bye bye.

*** THE END ***

#486 – Planned Parenthood in Salinas, CA

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PLANNED PARENTHOOD
316 N MAIN ST
SALINAS, CA 93901-2818
831-758-8261

TAPE – 486

(dialing sounds) (ringing 1X)

CLINIC: Thank you for calling the Salinas Planned Parenthood at 316 North Main Street. (Spanish interpretation) If you know the extension — (dial sound)

One moment, please, while I transfer your call. (music) Thank you for calling –

Good morning. Planned Parenthood. This is Maria. 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 anybody that does?

CLINIC: Besides Planned Parenthood? Or you can get information on for Choice.

CALLER: Do you have the number?

CLINIC: Choice? No, we don’t. The only number I have of course is Planned Parenthood in Seaside, but we don’t have anything to do with Choice.

CALLER: Oh, okay. Well, do you have the number for the other one then?

CLINIC: Yeah. It’s 394-1691.

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

CLINIC: No.

CALLER: But my boyfriend’s 22. Could he just sign whatever it is?

CLINIC: What? I’m sorry?

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

CLINIC: No. You don’t have to tell anybody. Everything’s confidential. And you can go have the abortion and nobody needs to know, and we don’t give no information whatsoever.

CALLER: Oh, okay.

CLINIC: More because you’re a minor.

CALLER: Okay.

CLINIC: Okay? Don’t worry. Everything’s confidential, and you can have it, and nobody needs to know.

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

CLINIC: Yes. You can come here for the pregnancy test. Uh-huh.

CALLER: Well, how much does that cost?

CLINIC: Well, do you have Medical?

CALLER: Well, no. My boyfriend said that he was going to take care of everything. Would that be all right?

CLINIC: Yeah. That’s fine. That’s fine.

CALLER: It’s just, we were talking about all this and we decided we didn’t’ want anyone to know about us. But would he have to sign anything if he’s paying?

CLINIC: No. You’re the only one to sign paperwork. He doesn’t have to pay anything.

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

CLINIC: Um-hum. Yeah. We can put you under the state funded program, and they can pay for it.

CALLER: Well, if I was on the state funded program would they have to tell my parents?

CLINIC: No. Nothing. Um-um.

CALLER: Okay.

CLINIC: No. So if you come and ask for a pregnancy test, you know if it’s a negative — but when you come in instead of just asking for a pregnancy test tell them that you want to start birth control and you also want a pregnancy test because then you get a full consultation. Otherwise, you won’t be able to have, you won’t be able to see the nurse. Okay? So ask for birth to start birth control and a pregnancy test. If it comes out positive that’s fine, you know. But at least you already have assigned for a consultation, because otherwise when we just do the pregnancy test then you have to come back for a consultation.

CALLER: Well, if it comes out positive does anybody have to know?

CLINIC: Only us here.

CALLER: Oh, okay.

CLINIC: The medical assistants and of course only the office.

CALLER: Okay. Well, if I wasn’t pregnant and I was on birth control — I can’t drive. But could my boyfriend come and pick up the pills if -

CLINIC: No.

CALLER: Really?

CLINIC: Nobody has to pick up the pills. You are the only one that has to come over and pick up the pills.

CALLER: So he couldn’t pick up the pills if I -

CLINIC: No, because everything is confidential so we won’t be giving him any information anyways.

CALLER: Oh, okay.

CLINIC: Everything has to be done by you.

CALLER: Oh. Okay.

CLINIC: Okay?

CALLER: All right.

CLINIC: Okay, bye.

CALLER: And your name was Maria?

CLINIC: Marianna.

CALLER: Okay, thanks.

CLINIC: Bye.

*** THE END ***

#497 – Planned Parenthood in Walnut Creek, CA

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PLANNED PARENTHOOD
1357 OAKLAND BLVD.
WALNUT CREEK, CA 94596-4303
925-935-3010

TAPE – 497

(dialing sounds) (ringing 1X)

CLINIC: Planned Parenthood. Walnut Creek. This is Joan. Can I help you?

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

CLINIC: Yes, we do. Uh-huh.

CALLER: Well, how much does that cost?

CLINIC: Well, it costs $345.

CALLER: Okay.

CLINIC: Hold on a minute. (recording: — appointments for pregnancy testing and for all other clinic services)

Okay. Do you have Kaiser or Medical?

CALLER: Well, no. My boyfriend said he would pay for everything. It’s just, the thing is I’m really worried about doing all this because like, well, I haven’t had a period since like December 21st, and I’m just really scared. And my friend told me that like — well, I’m going to be 14 in March. And she said that they would have to tell my parents. But my boyfriend is 22, and he wanted to take care of everything. Would you have to tell anybody if he did everything?

CLINIC: Uhh — hold on a minute. (recording and music)

Okay. So what was the first — did you have, have you had a positive pregnancy test?

CALLER: Well, no. I just haven’t had my period for awhile, and I’m scared.

CLINIC: Okay. What you need to do is to take a pregnancy test, okay?

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

CLINIC: No.

CALLER: Oh, okay.

CLINIC: Okay. You either need to take a home pregnancy test, or you can come in here and take a pregnancy test.

CALLER: I’d rather come in there.

CLINIC: Okay. You can come in today between, come in around from 1 to 4 today, or you can come in tomorrow and have a pregnancy test, and we can give you the results.

CALLER: What time tomorrow?

CLINIC: You can come in about the same time, 1 to 4.

CALLER: Oh, okay.

CLINIC: Okay?

CALLER: Well, how much does it cost?

CLINIC: Depends on your income. Do you have any income at all?

CALLER: Well, I don’t have a job.

CLINIC: Okay, and –

CALLER: But my boyfriend does.

CLINIC: Well, but you can qualify for state funding.

CALLER: Okay. Well, would they have to tell my parents?

CLINIC: No.

CALLER: Oh.

CLINIC: Okay? Why don’t you come in? We can have you fill out the papers that you would qualify for state funding, and it would be a no-charge to you.

CALLER: Okay. Well, do you know — it’s just me and my boyfriend were talking about all this, and we decided that we didn’t want anyone to know about us. So would you guys have to ask questions about him or anything?

CLINIC: It depends. So what you need to do is find out first if you’re pregnant, okay? That’s the big thing. So come in and get your pregnancy test, okay?

CALLER: But he would be the only way I could get there. Would it be all right if he was there?

CLINIC: Yes.

CALLER: I mean, would you guys have to ask questions about him if he was there though?

CLINIC: We may. It’s okay. Just why don’t you just come in, and we’ll work with — we’ll get this all worked out. Okay?

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

A; Yeah, you can, but you couldn’t get it the same day. You’d have to make another appointment, okay?

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

CLINIC: No.

CALLER: Okay. It’s just we don’t want to have to go through all this again, so.

CLINIC: Okay.

CALLER: But I’m just really worried and –

CLINIC: Well, you need to come in and get a pregnancy test first, okay? Then we’ll go from there.

CALLER: All right.

CLINIC: Okay?

CALLER: Okay.

CLINIC: All right. Bye.

CALLER: Thanks.

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#487 – Planned Parenthood Of Los Angeles in Los Angeles, CA

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PLANNED PARENTHOOD OF LOS ANGELES
1057 KINGSTON AVE
LOS ANGELES, CA 90033-1310
323-221-2532

TAPE – 487

(dialing sounds) (ringing 2X)

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

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

CLINIC: Yes, we do.

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

CLINIC: It ranges based on how far the person is into the pregnancy and what their income is. It would be based on that.

CALLER: Oh. Well, I don’t know how far along I am. How do you know?

CLINIC: Is this for you?

CALLER: Uh-huh.

CLINIC: When did you have your last period?

CALLER: It was December 21st.

CLINIC: December 21st. So you’re maybe — let me see. Hold on one second, okay?

CALLER: All right.

CLINIC: (pause) Okay, you said the first day of your last period was December 21st?

CALLER: Yeah.

CLINIC: Okay. So right now, say you’re on the 26th — you’re a little over 9 weeks. In the state of California the limit is 24 weeks, so you’re still in the first trimester, which means you’re fine still. The only thing is, once you exceed 12 weeks the price is going to jump to a higher bracket. Right now for you it’s going to be anywhere from $290 to $348. If you are over 12 weeks, the fee is going to go up from $400, and this keeps going up higher, higher and higher.

CALLER: Okay. Well, do you know — like I’m just really worried because like my friend said that I’ll be — since like I’ll be 14 in March that they would have to tell my parents I’m getting an abortion. But my boyfriend’s 22. Would he — is he old enough to take care of it and they wouldn’t have to tell anybody?

CLINIC: Okay. Run that by me again. I’m sorry?

CALLER: I’m just worried because — I’m going to be 14 in March. And she said, my friend told me that they would have to tell my parents –

CLINIC: No.

CALLER: — I’m getting an abortion. But my boyfriend’s 22. Could he just sign whatever it is?

CLINIC: No one needs to sign anything but you.

CALLER: Okay.

CLINIC: You just need to sign your documents stating that you understand what’s going to take place, whatever the case is. But no consent is needed. Did somebody call for you right now, or did you have somebody call?

CALLER: No.

CLINIC: Okay, I just the same kind of question. Hold on one second. Okay?

CALLER: Okay. I’m sorry about that. No consent is needed, whether it be from your boyfriend, your parents, whoever. You just, you’re going to be the one responsible for signing the documents because you’re the one that’s going through this procedure. All we ask is that you will need to have a driver to and from.

CLINIC: Okay. My boyfriend said he would bring me. Would that be all right if he’s there?

CALLER: That’s fine. You haven’t call before?

CLINIC: No.

CALLER: Never called before? Okay. So let me go ahead and give you the number that you can contact.

CLINIC: Okay.

CALLER: Hold on one second. What city do you live in?

CLINIC: I live in LA.

CALLER: In Los Angeles.

CLINIC: Okay. What area code are you in?

CALLER: I live by Thousand Oaks.

CLINIC: Thousand Oaks? Okay. I don’t have my list. Oh, here it is. Hold on one second. I’m going to give you the telephone number so you don’t call long distance. Are you near Van Nuys?

CALLER: Yeah.

CLINIC: The number is 818-843-2009. Hold on one second. How did you find out you were pregnant?

CALLER: I’m just worried because I haven’t had my period. I don’t know really if I’m pregnant.

CLINIC: Okay. What you need to do first, the first step is take a test. Okay? Because you can’t do anything else without knowing. So you have to take that test first. If it comes up positive, then we can go ahead and set up an appointment for you if that’s what you choose.

CALLER: Well, is it all right if my boyfriend comes in with me for the pregnancy test?

CLINIC: That’s completely fine. That’s completely fine. That’s not a problem. The Van Nuys location, Conogal (sp) Park and Burbank are all open today; if you want to walk in, you can do so. You don’t need an appointment.

CALLER: Well, is it all right to come there for a pregnancy test? I just don’t want anyone to see me.

CLINIC: Well, you can come in. I mean, there’s people going through the same thing that you are. I mean, you’re not the only one walking in for pregnancy tests. You can walk in, and you can tell them discreetly that you need a pregnancy test and your results are going to be given in a room. It’s not going to be given in front of everyone. But everybody — we have so many people that walk in for pregnancy tests or people who need emergency contraception. You can always walk in for that. You never need an appointment as long as they’re open.

CALLER: Oh, okay.

CLINIC: Okay? So if you want to go to a different clinic like other than your area, that’s fine.

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

CLINIC: That’s fine. But you need to set up an appointment.

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

CLINIC: No. All our services at Planned Parenthood are confidential. We do not have to give consent to anyone without your permission. If you want us to release your paperwork, that’s something else. But other than that, if somebody wants to request it we need to have your permission or else we will not release anything.

CALLER: Okay. It’s just, me and my boyfriend have been talking about this a lot, and we decided that we didn’t want anyone to know about us or –

CLINIC: Yeah, of course.

CALLER: Or go through all this again. So.

CLINIC: Yeah, of course. It’s a hard thing to go through in a relationship and by yourself sometimes. So I completely understand. But that’s why our services are confidential. We do not release any information. And that’s basically the bottom line.

CALLER: Well, do you know — like I’m not old enough to drive yet, but could my boyfriend pick up the birth control pills?

CLINIC: No. You need — he can come in with you, but you need to be the one to pick them up. You have to be there.

CALLER: All right.

CLINIC: Okay?

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

CLINIC: My name is Vanessa.

CALLER: Okay. Thanks.

CLINIC: You’re welcome.

CALLER: Bye.

CLINIC: Bye bye.

(phone clicks)

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#488 – Planned Parenthood in Mission Viejo, CA

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PLANNED PARENTHOOD
26302 LA PAZ RD.
MISSION VIEJO, CA 92691-5313
949-768-3643

TAPE – 488

(dialing sounds)

CLINIC: Thank you for calling Planned Parenthood — Mission, Behayou (sp). (Spanish interpretation) If this is a medical emergency please hang up and dial 911 or go to your nearest emergency room. For our address please press 2. For our walk-in hours please press 3. To schedule an appointment or for more information please press 4 (dial sound)

Please hold while I try that extension. (music)

Planned Parenthood. How can I help you?

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

CLINIC: Not at this clinic, but at the Orange one.

CALLER: Oh. Well, do you have that number?

CLINIC: Sure. 714-633-4550.

CALLER: Do you know — I’m just really worried about talking to them because 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.

CLINIC: No.

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

CLINIC: No. Nobody — no. There’s a confidentiality agreement with you that it’s confidential.

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

CLINIC: Sure. You can come in today until 4:30.

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

CLINIC: Yeah, he can come in.

CALLER: It’s just we were talking about all this, and we don’t want anyone to know about us.

CLINIC: That’s fine. But he can’t go back with you to see the doctor, the nurse. But he can come with you and sit in the waiting room with you.

CALLER: All right.

CLINIC: Okay?

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

CLINIC: Yeah.

CALLER: We just don’t want to have to go through all this again.

CLINIC: Right.

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

CLINIC: No. Nobody would have to know. Only you.

CALLER: Okay. Well, if I was on birth control could he pick up the pills? I can’t drive. I’m not old enough.

CLINIC: You’re the only one that can get them.

CALLER: Oh, okay. If I had any other questions, could I call and talk to you? What’s your name?

CLINIC: Katie.

CALLER: Okay. Thanks.

CLINIC: Okay. Bye bye.

(phone clicks)

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#489 – Planned Parenthood in Valley Center, CA

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PLANNED PARENTHOOD
31034 VALLEY CENTER RD.
VALLEY CENTER, CA 92082-6753
760-751-0529

TAPE – 489

(dialing sounds) (ringing 2X)

CLINIC: Valley Center Planned Parenthood.

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

CLINIC: No, we don’t. We only do them in Encenita (ph) Servishum (ph) Valley.

CALLER: Okay. Well, do you have that number?

CLINIC: Um-hum. Which one did you want?

CALLER: The first one.

CLINIC: Encenita?

CALLER: Yeah.

CLINIC: It’s 760-634-8333.

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

CLINIC: I’m pretty sure he can. You would hve to call them and ask.

CALLER: Oh, okay.

CLINIC: Okay?

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

A; Yes, you can. Did you want to come in today?

CALLER: Well, yeah, I think so.

CLINIC: Okay. Did you –

CALLER: I mean, he’d be the only way I could get there. Would that be all right if he was there with me?

CLINIC: That’s fine.

CALLER: Oh, okay.

CLINIC: Let me see.

CALLER: It’s just — we were talking about everything, and we don’t want anyone to know about us. If he was paying, would he hvae ato sign anything?

A; No.

CALLER: Really?

CLINIC: You can — do you want to come in at 2:30 today?

CALLER: Yeah, I thikn so. Yaeh.

CLINIC: Okay. What’s your name?

CALLER: It’s Christine.

CLINIC: And your last name?

CALLER: Smith.

CLINIC: Smith?

CALLER: Yeah, SMITH.

CLINIC: Okay. And your phone number?

CALLER: Well, could I give you like my boyfriend’s cellphone number?

A; Yeah, that’s fine.

CALLER: I just, he just got it and I don’t know the number yet. Is it all right if I call you back?

A; Just make sure you have two different phone numbers, becuase you’re going to have to fill something out when you come in so you just need to have two different phone numbers.

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

CLINIC: Uh-huh. Everything’s confidential, so we wouldn’t be calling your parents or anything.

CALLER: Oh, okay.

CLINIC: Okay?

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

CLINIC: No.

CALLER: Okay. Well, if like I was on birth control, would my boyfriend be able to pick up the pills becuase I can’t drive.

A; No. You’d have ato come in and get them yourself.

CALLER: Oh, okay.

A; Okay? What we can do, if the test comes out negative we can start you on birth control today.

CALLER: Okay.

CLINIC: Okay?

CALLER: Well, if I think think of anything else could I cll you back? What was your name?

CLINIC: Christina.

CALLER: Okay.

CLINIC: Okay?

CALLER: All right. Thanks.

CLINIC: You’re welcome.

CALLER: Bye.

CLINIC: Bye.

(phone clicks)

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#490 – Planned Parenthood in Greenfield, CA

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PLANNED PARENTHOOD
598 WALNUT AVE.
GREENFIELD, CA 93927-4926
831-674-2200

TAPE – 490

(dialing sounds) (ringing 4X)

CLINIC: Good morning. Planned Parenthood. Jane speaking.

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

CLINIC: No, we don’t. Are you pregnant?

CALLER: Well, I’m not really sure. I just haven’t had my period since like December 21st, and I’m scared.

CLINIC: Okay. Where do you live? Here in Greenfield?

CALLER: I live in Bradley.

CLINIC: Okay. Do you want to go in for a pregnancy test somewhere?

CALLER: Okay. Well, could I come in there?

CLINIC: You could come in here if — can you make it all the way up here today?

CALLER: Well, yeah. My boyfriend said he would bring me. It’s just my friend told me to go to you guys, so.

CLINIC: Yeah, because we do have a clinic in King City, but we’re only there one day a week. Is that easier for you?

CALLER: What day is that?

CLINIC: Well, that’s tomrrow. It’s on a Wednesday. Do you want to wait and go in there tomorrow?

CALLER: No, I’d rather do it today and find out.

CLINIC: Okay, can you — do you know where Green, where the clinic is here in Greenfield?

CALLER: My boyfriend does.

CLINIC: Okay. Yeah, we’d be happy to see you. We’re not busy right now, so if you want to come in now it probably won’t take too long.

CALLER: Oh, okay. Well, I’d hve to call him to see. But –

A; Okay, well whenever’s convenient for you. You can come in any time today, but we do go to lunch from 12:00 to 1:00.

CALLER: Okay. Well, do you know — like I’m just worried because like my friend told me — well, I’m going to be 14 –

CLINIC: Are you using any birth control or no?

CALLER: No.

CLINIC: Uh-huh. Okay. And you haven’t had a period since December?

CALLER: No.

CLINIC: And you’re usually regular?

CALLER: Usuaually, but do you know like if they would have to tell my parents at all if I was —

A; No.

CALLER: I’m going to be 14 in March but –

CLINIC: No. We don’t — no. It’s confidential. Your parents don’t have to know even if you’re going to plan to have an abortion. Your parents don’t need to know.

CALLER: Okay. It’s just — like my boyfriend’s 22. Is it all right if he signs for everything, or –

CLINIC: You can sign for everything. He doesn’t need to sign anything.

CALLER: Okay. So it’s all right if, like, well if I’m almost 14 and they wouldn’t, you still wouldnl’t have ato tell anybody?

CLINIC: Well, no. But you did — he wasn’t forcing you to have sex or anything, was he?

CALLER: No.

CLINIC: Because we would have ato report that.

CALLER: We’re in love.

CLINIC: Oh, okay. It’s just becuase he’s a lot older, so sometimes we, there’s a question about that. Yeah. You can come in today whenever you can get here is fine. We’re kind of — we’re slow now but we don’t have very many staff today, so if you come in and there’s people ahead of you you’ll have to wait a little longer.

CALLER: Okay. It will probably be after lunch I think.

CLINIC: Okay. That will probably be okay.

CALLER: Is that all right if he’s there with me though?

A; Oh, yeah. Yeah. He can’t come to the back while we — when we do the test, but if you want him in the room for the results we can have him in the room.

CALLER: Well, I was wondering — like we were taling about all this and we don’t want anyone to know about us. Would you have to say anything if he was there though?

CLINIC: No. No. We don’t have to say anything to anybody. We can’t — we can’t even, if a mother or a parent calls we can’t say whether the client, if you’re here or not. It’s totally confidential, so you don’t have to be worried about that.

CALLER: Okay. Well, if it ended up –

A; Yeah, if you are pregnant we can give you a list of places where you can go. And if you’re pregnant you can apply for Medical without your parents knowing also, so you don’t have to pay for the procedure.

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

CLINIC: Oh, yes, of course. Uh-huh.

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

CLINIC: No, no, no.

CALLER: Okay. Well, if like — I’m just really worried about everything.

CLINIC: Of course you are.

CALLER: We don’t want to have to go through all this again if I’m not pregnant.

CLINIC: Right. Well, come in and get tested. If you’re not pregnant we’ll get you going on pills or whatever you would like to try.

CALLER: All right. Well, do you know, like I’m not old enough to drive yet. But could my boyfriend pick up the birth control pills if I wasn’t pregnant?

CLINIC: No. You have to come in and be seen.

CALLER: Afater that?

CLINIC: You mean on another day?

CALLER: Well, like after I, you guys have seen –

CLINIC: If you’re not pregnant and you need a refill on pills?

CALLER: Yeah.

CLINIC: Yeah. But you’d have to write a note. We have to have a written note from you that he could pick them up. As long as you write somethign on a piece of paper that you’re giving permission for whatever his name is to come in and pick up birth control pills, we can give them to you that way or him the next time.

CALLER: Okay.

CLINIC: Okay? I’ve got another call. Do you want to come in then and we’ll see you soon?

CALLER: Yeah.

CLINIC: What’s your name?

CALLER: I’m Christine.

CLINIC: Okay. My name’s Jane. I’m one of the nurses. We’ll see you today. Okay?

CALLER: Okay. Thank you.

CLINIC: Okay, you’re welcome.

CALLER: Bye.

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#491 – Planned Parenthood in Monterey, CA

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PLANNED PARENTHOOD
1900 GARDEN RD. # 230
MONTEREY, CA 93940-5334
831-373-1709

TAPE – 491

(dialing sounds) (ringing 1X)

CLINIC: Planned Parenthood. This is Matt. May I help you?

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

CLINIC: Not at this location. This is the Community Affairs and Development Office. It’s not a medical center. I can give you the number to our medical center.

CALLER: Okay.

CLINIC: That’s 394-1691.

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

CLINIC: You know, I’m not sure exactly how they handle that other than that we do everythign with confidentiality.

CALLER: Really?

A; You know, as for the specific services and what you need to do to get those services you really need to talk to the medical center directly.

CALLER: Oh, okay. Well, do they do pregnancy tests there?

CLINIC: I believe so, yes.

CALLER: Oh, okay. Well, do you know, like I wsn’t pregnant if they have birth control there?

CLINIC: I’m sure they do. Yes.

CALLER: But would they have to tell anybody if I was on birth control you think?

A; You konw, I’m not sure. I know that this, the office you’re talking to here is not a medical center, so we don’t have any of the information about what our protocols and procedures are for medical services. The medical center can fill you in on all that stuff. I mean, I know that we do have confidentiality.

CALLER: Okay.

CLINIC: Are you looking for some center on the Monterey Penninsula?

CALLER: Yeah.

CLINIC: Okay. That woudl be our Seaside Center. That’s the number I gave you.

CALLER: Okay.

CLINIC: And they’ll be able to help you out.

CALLER: All right. Thanks.

CLINIC: You’re welcoem.

CALLER: Bye.

A; Bye bye.

(phone clicks)

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