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#331 – Planned Parenthood in Grandby, CO

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PLANNED PARENTHOOD
PO BOX 88
GRANDBY, CO 80446-88
970 / 887-2454

TAPE – 331

(Dialing, phone ringing 1x)

CALLER: (Unclear) Planned Parenthood. This is Julie.

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

CLINIC: No, we don’t. But I can refer you to someplace that does.

CALLER: Okay.

CLINIC: It’s down in Denver. That number is 303-321-2458.

CALLER: All right.

CLINIC: Okay?

CALLER: Well, could I ask you a quick question?

CLINIC: Sure.

CALLER: It’s just that I’m scared and I don’t know. I’ll be 14 in March, and my friend said that you guys have to tell my parents. But my boyfriend’s 22. Could he just do whatever? Is he old enough to take care of that?

CLINIC: I don’t believe that you do have to tell them.

CALLER: Oh, okay.

CLINIC: I would just give the clinic a call and give them the information that you told me, and they can kind of guide you through some stuff.

CALLER: Okay.

CLINIC: Do you have a way to get down there?

CALLER: Well, he was going to take me.

CLINIC: Okay. Because there’s not a clinic up around here. That’s probably the closest one that would do that procedure for you.

CALLER: Okay. It’s just that I’m scared because my last period was the second week in December, and I haven’t had one since.

CLINIC: Have you done a pregnancy test?

CALLER: No.

CLINIC: You might want to go ahead and do that.

CALLER: Do you guys do that there?

CLINIC: We do that here. You can also buy them at the grocery store. And since it’s been that long — you can do either one, whichever is convenient for you. You can do it here or you can buy one at the grocery store. And they’re pretty accurate, especially as late as you are.

CALLER: Well, I just don’t want to mess it up. I would rather come in there and do it.

CLINIC: Sure, you can do that. You can absolutely do that.

CALLER: Okay. Would you guys have to tell anybody that I was there though?

CLINIC: Not at all.

CALLER: Can my boyfriend bring me?

CLINIC: Yeah. Oh, sure. You bet.

CALLER: Could he be there with me and everything?

CLINIC: Uh-huh. He can come in with you.

CALLER: He’s just worried about having to sign stuff. Would he need to sign anything?

CLINIC: No. No, just you.

CALLER: If the pregnancy test was negative, could I get birth control there?

CLINIC: Yeah, except that at that point I’d have to have you talk to a nurse practitioner. And then I’d have to make an appointment for you. To do pregnancy tests you can just walk in and it will take a few minutes, and I can give you the results. But if you want to use birth control, and if you want an appointment for birth control, you’ll have to see our nurse practitioner. And she doesn’t have to do a full exam on you. She just asks you some questions, and take your blood pressure, and make sure she’s giving you the right method that’s right for you. And that can take anywhere from 15 minutes to a half hour.

CALLER: Oh, okay.

CLINIC: So if you want, why don’t you just come in, and we can do a test for you. And then we can just take it from there.

CALLER: Well, I have to —

CLINIC: You want to talk to your boyfriend?

CALLER: Yeah.

CLINIC: Okay.

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

CLINIC: No. No. This is all confidential.

CALLER: Would it be all right if my boyfriend — if I was on birth control pills, could he pick them up for me? Because I don’t know how to drive.

CLINIC: Oh, sure. Yeah, he can get them for you. No problem. He’d have to either — well, he doesn’t have to call. It’s always helpful if he calls and says I’m going to come and pick up a couple of whatever. But, yeah.

CALLER: Okay.

CLINIC: We’re open today until 6:00. But if you’re going to come in, I would suggest coming in — don’t come in five minutes to 6 because it does take a little time. If you could come in around before 5 or 5:30.

CALLER: Well, could I come tomorrow?

CLINIC: We’re open tomorrow from 9 until 3, and you can come in and do that as well.

CALLER: Okay. That would be better.

CLINIC: Okay. And we’re also open Friday 9 to 3, so whichever day works for you. So that’s it. And then after we find out the results, then we can just take it from there.

CALLER: Okay.

CLINIC: Okay?

CALLER: Thanks.

CLINIC: You bet. Thanks for calling.

CALLER: Bye.

CLINIC: Bye bye.

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#332 – Planned Parenthood in Steamboat Springs, CO

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PLANNED PARENTHOOD
PO BOX 772865
STEAMBOAT SPRINGS, CO 80477-2865
970 / 879-2212

TAPE – 332

(Dialing, phone ringing 1x)

CLINIC: Planned Parenthood. This is Christy. Can I help you?

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

CLINIC: We don’t, but if you want to come in and have a pregnancy test or even just a referral, we can do that.

CALLER: Okay.

CLINIC: We can set you up. We can tell you where to go.

CALLER: All right.

CLINIC: Would you like to do that?

CALLER: Well, yeah.

CLINIC: When would you like to come in?

CALLER: Well, I don’t know. I’d have to call my boyfriend and see. My problem is, my friend said that since I’ll be 14 in March that you guys have to tell my parents. My boyfriend’s 22. Could he just take care of everything?

CLINIC: I think it depends on where you go. Some places require parental notification and some don’t. So when you come in, we can talk about that and find one that doesn’t.

CALLER: Well, what about like where you’re at?

CLINIC: I’m sorry?

CALLER: Well, what’s different places? Do you guys have to tell my parents?

CLINIC: We don’t do abortions here.

CALLER: Oh.

CLINIC: We’re just a family planning clinic. But we can refer you. We can tell you who around does them. And we can let you know which ones require parental notification and which ones don’t, and even call them while you’re here and set up an appointment for you.

CALLER: But if I came in for a pregnancy test there, would you have to tell my parents about it?

CLINIC: No, no. We don’t do that.

CALLER: Okay.

CLINIC: Okay?

CALLER: Is it all right if my boyfriend — my parents can’t stand my boyfriend, so they can’t find out at all.

CLINIC: Well, no. Of course we wouldn’t tell them anything. But your boyfriend wouldn’t be able to sign for you anywhere that of your parents because he’s not a guardian or parent for you. But would you like to come in tomorrow or do you want to call him and see?

CALLER: Yeah. I’d have to call and see when he can come in.

CLINIC: Okay. We’re here tomorrow from 10 to 5.

CALLER: I’m just worried because my last period was December 14th. Is there any way that I’m not pregnant?

CLINIC: Well, are you taking any kind of birth control?

CALLER: No.

CLINIC: Pills or using condoms?

CALLER: Uh-uh.

CLINIC: Okay. Then I would guess you probably are pregnant. But without doing a pregnancy test I wouldn’t be able to say for sure. But why don’t you call him and see if he can bring you in tomorrow, anytime between 10 and 5.

CALLER: If the pregnancy test was negative or something, could I get birth control from you guys?

CLINIC: Absolutely. We can set you up with an appointment probably next week.

CALLER: Because it’s just I don’t want to do this again.

CLINIC: No.

CALLER: You guys wouldn’t have to tell anybody that I was on birth control though, would you?

CLINIC: Nope. We are completely confidential here, and we would never call your parents for any reason.

CALLER: And nobody would have to say anything about my boyfriend or anything?

CLINIC: No. No, we would have no contact with your parents whatsoever.

CALLER: Okay.

CLINIC: Okay? So why don’t you call him and see if he can bring you in tomorrow. And then you can call me back, and I’ll pencil you in for an appointment.

CALLER: Okay. So you’re sure you wouldn’t have to tell anybody at all?

CLINIC: I swear to God. I promise. It will be completely confidential.

CALLER: What was your name again?

CLINIC: Christy.

CALLER: All right.

CLINIC: So why don’t you call me back in a little while after you talk to him, and we’ll set you up for an appointment tomorrow?

CALLER: Okay.

CLINIC: All right. We’re open until 5 today. So if you don’t call me back by 5 today, you can call tomorrow after 10.

CALLER: Okay.

CLINIC: Okay?

CALLER: Thanks.

CLINIC: Okay. Bye bye.

CALLER: Bye.

***END***

#326 – Planned Parenthood in Aurora, CO

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PLANNED PARENTHOOD
1150 S ABILENE ST
AURORA, CO 80012-4661
303 / 671-7526

TAPE-326 (Colorado)

(dialing sounds) (ringing 4X)

CLINIC: Planned Parenthood. This is Leah. Can you hold, please?

CALLER: Yeah.

CLINIC: Thank you.

(radio music)

CLINIC: I’m sorry. Have you been helped?

CALLER: No, not yet.

CLINIC: How can I help you?

CALLER: Were you Leah?

CLINIC: No. She’s with a patient right now. Do you want to hold?

CALLER: Oh, well, no. I was just wondering if you were her. What was your name?

CLINIC: My name is Dorothy. How can I help you?

CALLER: Oh, yeah. Well, I was just wanting to ask some questions. But like do you guys do abortions there?

CLINIC: No, but I’ll give you the number.

CALLER: All right.

CLINIC: It’s 303-321-2458.

CALLER: Okay. Well, do you know if — like my friend told me that like I’ll be 14 in March and she said that my parents would have to sign some stuff.

CLINIC: No.

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

CLINIC: That’s not true. So you could just call the abortion clinic.

CALLER: Okay.

CLINIC: You don’t need no parental consent.

CALLER: Okay.

CLINIC: Okay?

CALLER: Well, could I come in there for like a pregnancy test? It’s just, I’m scared. I don’t know.

CLINIC: They’re $22 during the week, and they’re $5 on Friday.

CALLER: Okay. Well, is it all right to come in on Friday?

CLINIC: Yeah. We open at 9:00 and we close at 5:00, and you just walk in.

CALLER: Okay. Is it all right if — like my boyfriend’s going to bring me. Is that okay and everything?

CLINIC: Yeah, if that’s okay with you.

CALLER: Is it all right if he’s in there with me?

CLINIC: Yeah, if that’s okay with you.

CALLER: Okay.

CLINIC: Okay?

CALLER: Well, if I wasn’t pregnant do you guys have birth control there?

CLINIC: Yes, we do.

CALLER: But you guys wouldn’t have to tell anybody that I was on birth control?

CLINIC: No.

CALLER: All right.

CLINIC: Okay.

CALLER: Okay.

CLINIC: Um-hum. Bye.

CALLER: Bye.

(phone clicks)

***THE END***

#327 – Planned Parenthood in Littleton, CO

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PLANNED PARENTHOOD
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.

(Pause)

CLINIC: Okay. That’s correct. You wouldn’t need parental consent.

CALLER: Okay.

CLINIC: Okay?

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.

CALLER: Okay.

(Pause)

CLINIC: Okay. Thanks for holding. What I would suggest is if you could, come in tomorrow and get a pregnancy test here with us.

CALLER: Okay.

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.

CALLER: Okay.

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: Okay.

CLINIC: Okay?

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.

CLINIC: Okay.

CALLER: She just said that you guys have to know about him and stuff.

CLINIC: Okay. Let me see just a minute.

CALLER: Okay.

(Pause)

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.

CALLER: Okay.

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?

CALLER: Yeah.

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?

CALLER: No.

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.

CALLER: Okay.

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.

CALLER: Okay.

CLINIC: And I’ll be here tomorrow.

CALLER: Okay, thanks.

CLINIC: You’re welcome.

CALLER: Bye.

CLINIC: Bye.

***END***

#328 – Planned Parenthood in Denver, CO

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PLANNED PARENTHOOD
921 E 14TH AVE
DENVER, CO 80218-1903
303 / 832-5069

TAPE – 328

(Dialing, phone ringing 1x)

CLINIC: Planned Parenthood. Can you hold please?

CALLER: Yeah.

CLINIC: Thanks.

(Pause)

CLINIC: Thank you for holding. Can I help you?

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

CLINIC: Not at this clinic, but I can give you the phone number of the Planned Parenthood that does.

CALLER: Okay.

CLINIC: It’s 303-321-2458.

CALLER: Okay. My friend said that since I’ll be 14 in March that you guys have to tell my parents, but —

CLINIC: No.

CALLER: — my boyfriend’s 22. Could he just — you don’t have to —

CLINIC: No. Even if your boyfriend was under 18, it would be fine. You don’t need to tell your parents at all. By law they can’t tell your parents actually. So don’t worry about it at all. Just them know when you go in to fill out your paperwork and you put your address and phone number down, just make sure you tell them that you don’t want them to call the phone number or write to the address.

CALLER: Well, do I need to use my address?

CLINIC: You have to list an address and a phone number, but you can use someone else’s if you want to.

CALLER: Is it all right to use my boyfriend’s then?

CLINIC: Yeah. As long as you’d be able to receive some mail there if they needed to send it. So go ahead and call them, and just let them know because a lot of young people go there, so it’s okay.

CALLER: Oh, okay. Well, I’m worried because my last period was December 14th, and I don’t know —

CLINIC: Yeah. You probably should take a pregnancy test.

CALLER: Oh. Well, do you guys do that there?

CLINIC: We do it here. They’re $22, but they’re $5 on Tuesdays. But you can do a home test. And if it’s positive, then you’re definitely pregnant.

CALLER: Are those usually accurate?

CLINIC: Yeah, they’re very accurate.

CALLER: I just would rather come in there and do it.

CLINIC: Well, then come on in. We’re open until 6 today and tomorrow from 10 to 6, okay?

CALLER: But my boyfriend was wanting to know if you guys had to ask about him or anything?

CLINIC: No, uh-uh. No.

CALLER: If he brings me, is it all right if he’s there with me?

CLINIC: Yeah, that’s fine.

CALLER: Okay. After the pregnancy test, if I wasn’t pregnant, do you guys do birth control there?

CLINIC: Yeah, we do. So if you’re not pregnant, we can get you on some birth control right away.

CALLER: Well, does anybody have to know that I was on birth control at all?

CLINIC: No, uh-uh. Like I said, it’s a law that we can’t tell anyone. So no one could find out. Even if your parents were to come in here and ask us if you’d been here, we’d have to say no.

CALLER: Okay.

CLINIC: Okay?

CALLER: Well, thanks. I feel a lot better after talking to you.

CLINIC: Yeah. You can definitely always come here, okay?

CALLER: Okay. Well, what was your name?

CLINIC: My name is Allison.

CALLER: Okay.

CLINIC: Okay?

CALLER: Thanks.

CLINIC: You’re welcome.

CALLER: Bye.

***END***

#329 – Planned Parenthood in Denver, CO

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PLANNED PARENTHOOD
6310 E EXPOSITION AVE
DENVER, CO 80224-1260
303 / 320-1630

TAPE – 329

(Dialing, phone ringing 1x)

CLINIC: Hello. Planned Parenthood. This is Aaron. How may I help you?

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

CLINIC: We don’t do them at this clinic, but I can give you the number to the clinic that does.

CALLER: All right.

CLINIC: It’s 303-321-2458.

CALLER: Okay. Well, my friend told me that — I’ll be 14 in March, and she said that my parents would have to be told. But my boyfriend’s 22. Could he okay everything?

CLINIC: You don’t have to tell your parents, no. You don’t need your parents’ consent.

CALLER: Oh, okay.

CLINIC: Okay?

CALLER: I’m worried because my last period was December 14th, and I’m just scared. Do you guys do a pregnancy test there to see?

CLINIC: Have you had a pregnancy test done?

CALLER: No.

CLINIC: You haven’t taken a pregnancy test, so you don’t know for sure if you’re pregnant or not.

CALLER: Right.

CLINIC: What you can do, you can take a pregnancy test at one of our clinics. At this clinic it’s $22 today. And it will be $5 tomorrow because that’s our —

CALLER: What time tomorrow?

CLINIC: 9 to 5.

CALLER: Oh, okay. Is it all right if my boyfriend brings me and is there with me?

CLINIC: Yeah, that’s fine.

CALLER: Okay. He’s doesn’t want anyone to know about him, so —

CLINIC: Yeah, I can understand that.

CALLER: Well, okay.

CLINIC: Because you know it’s illegal, right?

CALLER: What’s illegal?

CLINIC: Because you’re under age and he’s an adult.

CALLER: But what do you mean? Like we’re in love. We’re going to get married.

CLINIC: Okay. No, I’m not here to — I’m just telling you.

CALLER: Well, what could happen?

CLINIC: That’s a legal issue that I can’t really help you with.

CALLER: Oh.

CLINIC: Okay?

CALLER: So it’s illegal for us to be going out?

CLINIC: If he’s 22 and you’re 13, yes.

CALLER: Are you going to have to tell on him if he comes in?

CLINIC: No.

CALLER: Oh, all right.

If after the pregnancy test, like if it was negative, do you guys have birth control there?

CLINIC: Yes, we do.

CALLER: Okay.

CLINIC: And we will tell you how to get on that.

CALLER: Okay.

CLINIC: Okay?

CALLER: Yeah, I just would really like to do that. But you guys wouldn’t have to tell anybody at all?

CLINIC: No.

CALLER: I don’t drive. Is it all right if he brings me?

CLINIC: Yes.

CALLER: Could he actually pick them up and just handle that himself?

CLINIC: Well, you would have to come in order to get them, but after you have the prescription, then you an okay him to pick them up.

CALLER: Oh, okay.

CLINIC: Okay?

CALLER: All right. Thanks.

CLINIC: Bye.

CALLER: Bye.

***END***

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#252 – Planned Parenthood in Arvada, CO

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PLANNED PARENTHOOD
7853 WADSWORTH BLVD
ARVADA, CO 80003-2107
303 / 425-6624

Tape – 252

(dialing sound) (ringing 1X)

CLINIC: Good afternoon. Planned Parenthood. This is Sherry (sp).

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

CLINIC: No, we don’t, but I can give you the number of Vaughn (sp) Street Clinic in Denver.

CALLER: Okay.

CLINIC: It’s 303-321-2458.

CALLER: Okay. Well, do you know — like my friend told me that you guys have to — like I’ll be 14 in March, and she said you guys have to tell my parents.

CLINIC: No, we don’t.

CALLER: But can I — is it all right — you don’t have to tell my parents at all?

CLINIC: No. There’s no parental consent in Colorado. You can call that number, and it’s totally confidential, and they will not tell your parents.

CALLER: Okay. Well, it’s just the problem is I can’t tell my parents at all because like my boyfriend is 22 and they hate him, but — because they just think he’s too old for me. So they can’t find out at all.

CLINIC: No.

CALLER: All right.

CLINIC: No. It’s totally confidential.

CALLER: Okay. Well, like do you guys do the pregnancy tests there?

CLINIC: We do.

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

CLINIC: No. Everything that we do is totally confidential.

CALLER: Okay.

CLINIC: We don’t tell anybody anything about your health services.

CALLER: Okay. Is it all right if my boyfriend brings me in?

CLINIC: Oh, that’s fine. And you can do that on a walk-in basis.

CALLER: Okay.

CLINIC: They’re $22 normally, and if you come in tomorrow Tuesdays are $10.

CALLER: Okay.

CLINIC: And we’re open until 7:00 today and we’re open 9:00 to 7:00 tomorrow.

CALLER: Okay. So like do you guys do birth control too there?

CLINIC: Oh, sure.

CALLER: And you wouldn’t have to tell anybody anything?

CLINIC: No. We don’t tell anybody anything. I promise.

CALLER: Okay.

CLINIC: It’s all confidential.

CALLER: Well, if I talked to my boyfriend and he had any other questions could I calla nd talk to you?

CLINIC: Sure.

CALLER: What was your name?

CLINIC: My name’s Sherry, but you can talk to anybody here.

CALLER: Okay.

CLINIC: Yeah. Anybody will be glad to help you.

CALLER: All right.

CLINIC: Okay?

CALLER: Thanks.

CLINIC: You’re welcome. Bye bye.

CALLER: Bye.

(phone clicks)

*** THE END ***