Listen to the Call:
CLINIC FOR WOMEN
3607 W. 16TH ST. # 2B
INDIANAPOLIS, IN 46218
TAPE – 779
(Dialing, phone ringing 2x)
CLINIC: Clinic (unclear) for Women. May I help you, please?
CALLER: Hi. Yeah. I was calling to see if you guys do abortions there.
CALLER: How much does it cost for that?
CLINIC: Three hundred and twenty dollars.
CALLER: The thing is, I’m going to be 14 later on this month, and my friend told me that you guys would have to tell my parents. But my boyfriend’s 22. Could he just take care of it, and you wouldn’t have to tell anybody?
CLINIC: No. You’re going to have to tell your parents.
CLINIC: You’re 13?
CALLER: Yeah. Well, I’ll be 14 on the 19th.
CLINIC: I said but you are 13?
CLINIC: And your boyfriend’s 22?
CLINIC: Yeah, your parents are going to have to know either way.
CALLER: Well, is there any way not to have to tell them?
CLINIC: No. You are a minor.
CALLER: But they can’t find out.
CLINIC: How else they’re not going to find out?
CALLER: Well, I don’t know.
CLINIC: No. They’ll find out because you are 13 and a very, very young minor, okay? And there’s a possibility that they will prosecute your boyfriend.
CLINIC: Because he’s 22.
CALLER: Well, they know him. I mean, he works with my dad. They know we’re going out. They just don’t know we’re having sex. I mean, if they knew about that, I don’t know what they would do. They can’t find out at all.
CLINIC: Well, you’re going to have to tell them because you’re 13. Nobody’s going to see you without a parent’s consent. So you need to just plan on telling them.
CALLER: So there’s nowhere else I could go?
CALLER: Could I come in there for a pregnancy test just to make sure I am pregnant?
CLINIC: It cost you $10.
CALLER: Well, my boyfriend said he would pay for everything.
CLINIC: But you can get one over the counter.
CALLER: Are those usually right?
CALLER: Oh. Well, if it turned out that I wasn’t pregnant, could I come and get birth control from you guys?
CLINIC: You’ll have to go to Planned Parenthood, and your parents would have to sign for you. You’re 13.
CALLER: My parents would have to know if I was on birth control too?
CLINIC: You’ll have to talk to Planned Parenthood about that. So if you find out that you’re not pregnant, then you want to get birth control pills, you’ve got to go through Planned Parenthood. We don’t do that.
CALLER: All right.
CALLER: Okay. Well, if I had any other questions, could I call and talk to you? What was your name?
CLINIC: We don’t give out names here. But anybody that answers the phone can help you.
CALLER: All right.
CALLER: All right. Bye.