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#823 – Planned Parenthood Of Delaware in Dover, DE

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PLANNED PARENTHOOD OF DELAWARE
111 W. LOCKERMAN ST.
DOVER, DE 19904
302-678-5200

TAPE – 823

(Dialing, phone ringing 2x)

CLINIC: Planned Parenthood, Dover.

CLINIC: Hi. Yeah. I was calling to see if you guys do abortions.

CLINIC: Yeah, we do.

CALLER: Do you know how much it cost for that?

CLINIC: How many weeks are you?

CALLER: I’m not really sure. How do you know?

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

CALLER: January 15th.

CLINIC: January 15th. Hold on, okay?

CALLER: Okay.

(Short pause)

CLINIC: Okay. January 15th, right?

CALLER: Yes.

CLINIC: You’re about eight weeks. And the next time we’re doing abortions here is going to be on the 27th.

CALLER: Well, how much would it cost then?

CLINIC: 350.

CALLER: Okay. I was actually wondering, I’m going to be 14 on the 19th, and my friend told me 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: Nope. Your parents have to give you permission.

CALLER: Really?

CLINIC: Um-hmm.

CALLER: Is there any way not to have to tell my parents at all?

CLINIC: Uh-uh. That’s the law.

CALLER: But I can’t tell my parents.

CLINIC: You can’t tell your parents?

CALLER: No. I mean, they know my boyfriend, and they know we’re going out, but they have no idea we’re having sex. I mean, if they found out about that, I don’t know what they would do. They’d be furious. They can’t find out at all.

CLINIC: I don’t know what to tell you. It’s a law. We have to record a conversation with them saying that they give you permission.

CALLER: Oh. Is there any other place I could go?

CLINIC: Did you look in your phone book?

CALLER: No.

CLINIC: There’s another place called Atlantic something, Atlantic Women’s Health or something like that. I know they do them there. I don’t know what their policy is. But you can look in your phone book and give them a call.

CALLER: Okay. Could I come in to where you’re at and get a pregnancy test though just to make sure?

CLINIC: Yeah.

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

CLINIC: A pregnancy test? No, we don’t have to tell anybody about a pregnancy test. But the cost for that is $10.

CALLER: Okay. So it would be all right if my boyfriend was there and paid for that?

CLINIC: Um-hmm.

CALLER: Okay. We were talking about all this. He said he would pay cash for everything, but we don’t want anyone to know about us. If he was paying, would he have to sign anything or have his name on any forms?

CLINIC: Nope.

CALLER: Oh, all right. Well, if turned out that I wasn’t pregnant, could I get birth control from you guys?

CLINIC: Yeah. You’re 14, you said?

CALLER: I’ll be 14 on the 19th.

CLINIC: You’ll be 14 on the 19th. See the nurse is not here right now. I’m not sure what the policy is on that because I just started working here myself a couple of weeks ago. Now I know you do have to have permission for abortions, but I’m not sure about birth control. So could you call me back like around 3:00?

CALLER: Three?

CLINIC: Um-hmm.

CALLER: Yeah, I guess. Well, what was your name?

CLINIC: My name is Autumn. So you can just call back at 3. Hopefully she’ll be back here by them, and I can find out from her.

CALLER: Okay.

CLINIC: Okay?

CALLER: All right. Thanks.

CLINIC: All right. Bye bye.

(Dialing, phone ringing 2x)

CLINIC: Planned Parenthood, Dover.

CALLER: Hi. Can I talk to Autumn?

CLINIC: Yep, this is me.

CALLER: Oh, hi.

CLINIC: Hi.

CALLER: I was calling back because you said to call you back at 3.

CLINIC: Yeah. You don’t need your parent’s permission for a pregnancy test and birth control.

CALLER: Really?

CLINIC: Um-hmm.

CALLER: When do you normally do the pregnancy tests?

CLINIC: Anytime. We’re here today until 4:30. And we’ll be here tomorrow from 8:30 to 4:30.

CALLER: All right.

CLINIC: Okay? When do you think you’re coming in?

CALLER: Well, I have to call my boyfriend and see, but probably tomorrow. Would that be okay?

CLINIC: Yeah.

CALLER: Okay.

CLINIC: You can just come in. But we’re at lunch between 12 and 1.

CALLER: All right.

CLINIC: Okay?

CALLER: Okay. Thank you.

CLINIC: All right. Bye bye.

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#422 – Planned Parenthood in Dover, DE

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PLANNED PARENTHOOD
805 S. GOVERNORS AVE
DOVER, DE 19904-4158
302-678-5200

TAPE – 422

(dialing sounds) (ringing 1X)

CLINIC: Planned Parenthood, Dover.

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

CLINIC: Yep.

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

CLINIC: It depends on how far along you are.

CALLER: Okay. Well, I’m not really sure. I’m just really scared because like my last period was like December 21st, so.

CLINIC: December 21st. Let me see. Is there a number where I can call you back?

CALLER: Well, no. I’m at my friend’s house and her mom’s here.

CLINIC: Oh. Eee. Let me see. Hold on, okay?

CALLER: Okay.

CLINIC: All right. (pause) Okay. Hello?

CALLER: I’m here.

CLINIC: Okay. You said it was December 21st, right?

CALLER: Yes.

CLINIC: That means you’re about 9 1/2 weeks.

CALLER: Okay. Well, do you know — I’m just worried because like my friend told me that like — I’m going to be 14 in March, so she said that they would have to — you guys would have to tell my parents. But my boyfriend’s 22. Is it all right if he just signs whatever, and you guys wouldn’t have to tell anybody?

CLINIC: No, it would have to be your parents.

CALLER: Really?

CLINIC: Um-hum.

CALLER: Is there any way not to tell them? Because I don’t know what would happen. Like they can’t find out at all. I mean –

CLINIC: No. We would have to get permission from your parents, but, I mean, maybe you can try somewhere else or something that does them.

CALLER: Where else?

CLINIC: Did you look in the phone book?

CALLER: No. My boyfriend gave me this number.

CLINIC: Oh, you can look in the phone book, because we definitely have to have your parents’ permission.

CALLER: Well, who would I call then? I don’t –

CLINIC: Just look in the phone book under “abortions.” And just call around and see, you know –

CALLER: I haven’t had a pregnancy test yet. Could I come in there for that?

CLINIC: You can come in here for a pregnancy test. It costs $10.

CALLER: Okay.

CLINIC: Okay?

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

CLINIC: Yeah. You –

CALLER: But would you have to tell my parents I was on birth control?

CLINIC: I’m not sure about that. Hold on. Okay?

CALLER: All right.

CLINIC: (pause) Hello?

CALLER: Uh-huh.

CLINIC: Okay. No, your parents wouldn’t have to know about the birth control.

CALLER: Really?

CLINIC: Right.

CALLER: Okay. But is it all right like if my boyfriend’s there with me to –

CLINIC: Yeah.

CALLER: — take the pregnancy test though?

CLINIC: Yeah.

CALLER: Okay. He just — we were talking about all this, and we don’t want anyone to like know about us. Would you guys be asking a lot of questions though?

CLINIC: It depends. I know the nurse is going to have to talk to you about your results and everything.

CALLER: Oh, okay. Well, would they have to say anything to him?

CLINIC: No, not unless you want them to.

CALLER: Oh, okay.

CLINIC: (chuckles)

CALLER: So it’s all right if he’s there with me and everything?

CLINIC: Um-hum. Yep.

CALLER: Okay.

CLINIC: Okay?

CALLER: Well, is it all right like if I talk to him and call you back if he had any other questions? What was your name?

CLINIC: You can just call back and talk to anybody. Okay?

CALLER: Oh, all right.

CLINIC: All right.

CALLER: Okay.

CLINIC: Bye bye.

(phone clicks)

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#149 – Planned Parenthood in Newark, DE

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PLANNED PARENTHOOD
140 E. DELAWARE AVE.
NEWARK, DE 19711-4649
302-731-7801

TAPE – 149

(dialing sound) (ringing 2X)

CLINIC: Planned Parenthood. Could you hold please?

CALLER: Yeah.

CLINIC: Thank you. (pause) Thank you for holding. May I help you?

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

CLINIC: No, we don’t. Only the Wilmington and Dover office.

CALLER: Okay. Do you have the number for that?

CLINIC: Wilmington is 655-7293.

CALLER: Okay.

CLINIC: And the Dover office 678-5200.

CALLER: Okay. Do you know if they have to — like my friend told me you guys have to tell my parents before I can have an abortion. Is that true?

CLINIC: How old are you?

CALLER: I’ll be 14 in March.

CLINIC: Oh, yes.

CALLER: Are you serious?

CLINIC: Yes. There’s a 24-hour waiting law you have to — it has to be a parent, guardian or a psychologist or then I think it goes to a judge. Yeah, you have to.

CALLER: My boyfriend’s 22. Can it be him?

CLINIC: Oh, no, no.

CALLER: No?

CLINIC: No, no. It can’t be just anybody. It’s got to be either a parent, a guardian, a legal guardian or you have to go before a psychologist or a judge. It goes before a judge.

CALLER: How do I do that, like get a judge or whatever?

CLINIC: (laughs)

CALLER: Like I can’t tell my parents at all because they would be furious.

CLINIC: If you have parents, you’re going to have to tell them, one of them.

CALLER: But I can’t. Like they would totally freak.

CLINIC: Well, how are they going to feel if they find out you’re going to have a baby at 14?

CALLER: That’s why I’m –

CLINIC: They’re going to freak anyway.

CALLER: Well, that’s why we’re wanting to get an abortion.

CLINIC: The thing of it is, you know, eventually it’s going to get back to your mom and dad is what I’m saying. If you didn’t have parents and you had a guardian it would be different, but you do have parents.

CALLER: But not if I have an abortion. They don’t have to know.

CLINIC: Hon, there’s nothing; I can’t change the law. That’s the law in Delaware. That’s it.

CALLER: Okay. Well, like — what if like it turned out that I wasn’t pregnant? Like would you guys be able to do birth control or anything there?

CLINIC: Oh, yeah, if you’re not pregnant then you can come here and get birth control, yeah.

CALLER: But you guys don’t have to tell anybody?

CLINIC: No. Not to come in here and get birth control, but to have a surgical procedure, yes.

CALLER: Oh. Okay. Well, like if my — is it all right if my boyfriend comes with me?

CLINIC: For your visit?

CALLER: Yeah.

CLINIC: Sure.

CALLER: Yeah? And you guys wouldn’t have to –

CLINIC: Sure. I mean, he doesn’t go in the doctor’s — you know, in the exam room with you, but he can come with you to your visit.

CALLER: Okay. All right.

CLINIC: Um-hum.

CALLER: If I had any questions could I like talk to you later?

CLINIC: That would be fine.

CALLER: Okay.

CLINIC: If you have any questions about abortion services, you need to call the abortion center in Wilmington.

CALLER: Oh, okay. Well, like if he had any questions like that I didn’t’ think of just now about birth control, could I talk to you later?

CLINIC: Certainly.

CALLER: What was your name?

CLINIC: My name is Susan.

CALLER: Okay. Well, thanks.

CLINIC: You’re welcome.

CALLER: I’m Christine, so.

CLINIC: All right, Christine.

CALLER: Thanks.

CLINIC: Uh-huh. You’re welcome.

CALLER: Bye.

CLINIC: Bye bye.

(phone clicks)

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#150 – Planned Parenthood in Wilmington, DE

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PLANNED PARENTHOOD
625 N SHIPLEY ST
WILMINGTON, DE 19801-2249
302-655-7293

TAPE – 150

(dialing sound) (ringing 2X)

CLINIC: Planned Parenthood. May I help you?

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

CLINIC: Were we just talking a minute ago?

CALLER: No.

CLINIC: No? Okay. Go ahead.

CALLER: My friend just told me to call you, so.

CLINIC: Okay. What did you need to come in for?

CALLER: Well, like — Susan. I talked to a lady named Susan at the other place that I called, but she said to call you guys. But I was wondering about having an abortion, so.

CLINIC: Okay. Our next appointment is not until March 1. We just do it on Fridays.

CALLER: Okay.

CLINIC: The price starts at $350. It goes up from there depending on how far along you are in your pregnancy.

CALLER: Okay. Is it all right if my boyfriend pays for that?

CLINIC: Oh, sure. (laughs)

CALLER: Okay.

CLINIC: Yeah. (laughs) And I have to ask you to call us back Tuesday morning to make an appointment because we’re not open on Friday or Monday.

CALLER: Okay. Do you have to be like a specific age to have an abortion? Like I’ll be 14 in March.

CLINIC: Okay. You have to have your mother’s permission then, or your mother or father, or –

CALLER: They can’t do that. Is there any way not to tell them?

CLINIC: No.

CALLER: Because like –

CLINIC: No.

CALLER: — if they found out — like my boyfriend’s 22 and they hate him because they think he’s too old for me, so, they can’t find out.

CLINIC: We cannot do the surgery without permission from your parents.

CALLER: Oh. Is there any way to — what can I do then?

CLINIC: You really don’t have any choice. If you want to get it done because you’re only 14 that’s the only way to get it done in this state. You could certainly go look at other states. I don’t know what’s available in other states, but that’s the law in this state.

CALLER: Okay.

CLINIC: That’s tough for you, I know. I’m sorry. The only other option would be to get a court-appointed legal guardian.

CALLER: Oh, okay.

CLINIC: And that would have to be signed — that would have to be signed court papers which we would have to approve.

CALLER: How much does that cost?

CLINIC: I don’t know. You’d have to call the court system and find out about that. I expect it would cost an attorney and court fees and I’m sure it would cost money.

CALLER: Oh.

CLINIC: Yeah.

CALLER: Oh, all right.

CLINIC: Why don’t you investigate that, and like I say we can’t do the surgery without parental consent.

CALLER: Okay. I’m just scared because like I don’t know what to do. Like my last period was like the first week in December, so.

CLINIC: Okay. So let’s see. That means you’re going to be pretty far along by March 1. You’ll be 13 1/2 weeks. So it’s going to be $450 by then.

CALLER: Oh. All right. Well, my boyfriend said he’d take care of everything.

CLINIC: Right. There’s another place you might want to try calling. I don’t know what their situation is, but try calling Delaware Women’s Health at 992-7996.

CALLER: Okay.

CLINIC: Yeah. Thanks. Bye.

CALLER: Well, like –

CLINIC: Go ahead.

CALLER: Sorry. Do you know — like if I had any other questions, like I need to talk to my boyfriend and tell him what’s going on, but is it all right if I call you back?

CLINIC: Sure, of course.

CALLER: And ask you? What was your name?

CLINIC: I’m the person who answers the phone. My name is Ellen.

CALLER: Ellen? Okay? I’m Christine, so.

CLINIC: Okay. We’ll do whatever we can to help you.

CALLER: Thanks.

CLINIC: Thanks. Bye.

CALLER: Bye.

(phone clicks)

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#148 – Planned Parenthood in Claymont, DE

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PLANNED PARENTHOOD
3009 PHILADELPHIA PIKE
CLAYMONT, DE 19703-2576
302-798-8000

TAPE – 148

(dialing sound) (ringing 2X)

CLINIC: Planned Parenthood (Claim Wak?). Can you please hold?

CALLER: Yeah.

CLINIC: Thank you. (pause) Thanks for holding. How can I help you?

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

CLINIC: Not at this location. You have to call to the Wilmington office. I can give you that number.

CALLER: Okay.

CLINIC: It’s 655-7293.

CALLER: Okay. Well, do you guys do like birth control there?

CLINIC: Yes, we do.

CALLER: Do you have to be a specific age to get that?

CLINIC: Well, it’s 12 and over you can come to Planned Parenthood.

CALLER: Okay, so like I’ll be 14 in March and that’s like all right and everything?

CLINIC: Yeah.

CALLER: Okay.

CLINIC: You have to make an appointment though. Once you make an appointment and you just come in and see the nurse practitioner, and she’ll talk about what’s good for you, whatever birth control is good for you. And it’s $5.00 for your pills. And if you were interested in depo, it’s $5.00 for that too.

CALLER: Well, my friend actually told me that you guys have to know that my boyfriend’s 22 before I can. Is that true?

CLINIC: Why would we have to know that?

CALLER: I don’t — that’s just what she said.

CLINIC: No. He’s 22?

CALLER: Huh?

CLINIC: Your boyfriend is 22?

CALLER: Yeah.

CLINIC: Why do you have a boyfriend so old?

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

CLINIC: Are you?

CALLER: Yeah.

CLINIC: Well, call me back. Do you need — hold on a second. Don’t hang up. Hold on.

CALLER: Okay.

CLINIC: Okay, listen. Did you have to call down to the Wilmington Office? Do you think you’re pregnant now?

CALLER: Well, yeah. Like my last period was like the first week in December, so I’m just –

CLINIC: Okay. Did you take a pregnancy test yet?

CALLER: I took a home pregnancy test over the weekend, and it came out positive.

CLINIC: Oh, it did? Okay. Yeah. What’s going to happen is, if you do call down there and make an appointment for a procedure, you’re going to have to wait about a month or so before you can make an appointment with us.

CALLER: How come?

CLINIC: Because you have to have time to heal. After your procedure, if it’s done through Planned Parenthood you automatically come here for your follow-up checkup after that.

CALLER: Okay.

CLINIC: And then once you do that, then we can make an appointment for you to come in to become a patient.

CALLER: Okay.

CLINIC: Okay? So get back in touch with me.

CALLER: Okay. Well, like my parents don’t have to know or anything?

CLINIC: No.

CALLER: And you guys –

CLINIC: Now as far as your procedure goes, because you’re under 16 I’m not exactly sure.

CALLER: Oh, because they can’t find out at all.

CLINIC: Yeah. Call them and find out everything because they will tell you. But it’s just a matter of the fact that we don’t do it here, so I have limited information.

CALLER: Okay. But you guys don’t have to tell anybody?

CLINIC: No. Everything is confidential.

CALLER: Okay.

CLINIC: Okay? So call me back whenever — after you make your appointment with them. Call me a few weeks later to make your appointment with us.

CALLER: Okay.

CLINIC: And you can become a patient then.

CALLER: Oh. Well, what was your name?

CLINIC: Jenny.

CALLER: Okay.

CLINIC: What’s your name?

CALLER: My name is Christine.

CLINIC: Christine? All right. Call me back, okay?

CALLER: All right.

CLINIC: All right. Bye bye.

CALLER: Thanks.

(phone clicks)

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