Listen to the Call:
7987 S BROADWAY
LITTLETON, CO 80122-2715
303 / 798-0963
TAPE : 327
(Dialing, phone ringing 1x)
CALLER: Planned Parenthood. This is Katie. How can I help you?
CALLER: Hi. Yeah. I was wondering if you guys do abortions there.
CLINIC: We don’t. I can give you a phone number to the Planned Parenthood Services Corporation that does.
CALLER: All right.
CLINIC: It’s 303-321-2458.
CALLER: Where are they at?
CLINIC: They’re in downtown Denver.
CALLER: Well, could I ask you a real quick question?
CLINIC: Sure. My friend said that you guys have to tell my parents I’m getting an abortion, but my boyfriend’s 22. Could he just say it’s all right?
CLINIC: You don’t need parent approval. You don’t need parental consent for that.
CALLER: I’ll be 14, and that’s all right?
CLINIC: I don’t believe that there’s an age. Just a moment, please.
CLINIC: Okay. That’s correct. You wouldn’t need parental consent.
CALLER: Well, it’s just I’m worried. I’m worried that I’m pregnant because my last period was December 14th, so I just don’t know.
CLINIC: Let me just put you on hold. I’ll be right back with you.
CLINIC: Okay. Thanks for holding. What I would suggest is if you could, come in tomorrow and get a pregnancy test here with us.
CLINIC: That way you’ll be able to confirm if you’re pregnant or not, as well as we can give you referrals. We can go over more about the procedure and that kind of thing for you.
CLINIC: So on Thursdays from 11 to 6, the pregnancy tests are $5. Every other day they’re 22. So if you can come in tomorrow you only have to pay $5, and we can go over everything with you.
CALLER: My boyfriend can bring me. What time did you say that I could come?
CLINIC: Some time between 11 to 6 tomorrow.
CALLER: My friend just actually told me that you guys have to know about my boyfriend too. Is that true? Does he have to fill out any forms or paperwork or anything?
CLINIC: We need to know about him as far as what?
CALLER: Well, I don’t know.
CALLER: She just said that you guys have to know about him and stuff.
CLINIC: Okay. Let me see just a minute.
CLINIC: Okay. Thanks for holding. If you boyfriend were to bring you in, we would just say — by law we would probably have to turn you in.
CALLER: Turn me in to who? What do you mean?
CLINIC: Well, to Social Services. We’d have to call them. Because of the age differences, it can be classified as statutory rape.
CALLER: What is that? What do you mean? He’s not raping me. We’re in love. We’re going to get married.
CLINIC: Well, unfortunately it’s just the law. So what I’m saying is we’re not going to ask if you don’t tell us.
CLINIC: So he can definitely bring you in, and there’s no problem with that at all. Just probably I’d have to just suggest that you don’t bring up the age thing to us.
CALLER: Oh, okay.
CLINIC: Does that make sense?
CLINIC: Okay. And that’s probably what I would suggest. But you guys can definitely come in. We’ll give you information. That’s not a problem.
CALLER: I don’t want to go through this again. Do you guys have birth control or anything there?
CLINIC: We do.
CALLER: Would you have to tell anybody that I was on birth control?
CLINIC: No. But depending on what your pregnancy test says we would be able to either get you on birth control — if you’re not pregnant, we could get you on birth control. If you are pregnant, you’d have to have an abortion or do whatever you decide, and then we could get you on birth control that way too, after your procedure.
CALLER: Do you think it’s possible that I’m not pregnant?
CLINIC: You know, there are definitely reasons that you could have missed your period. I couldn’t say one way or the other. If you haven’t had a period since December, skipping a period is basically the first symptom of pregnancy. Have you been having any nausea, any sore, swollen breasts, anything like that?
CLINIC: What I’d suggest is that you’d come and get the pregnancy test, we’ll give you the referrals, we’ll go over everything about birth control, and we’ll send you out of here with a lot of information.
CLINIC: And you can go ahead and bring your boyfriend in. That wouldn’t be a problem.
CALLER: Okay. What’s your name again?
CLINIC: My name is Katie.
CLINIC: And I’ll be here tomorrow.
CALLER: Okay, thanks.
CLINIC: You’re welcome.