Listen to the Call:
PO BOX 1159
LAFAYETTE, IN 47902-1159
TAPE – 282
(Dialing, phone ringing 1x)
RECORDING: You have reached the Lafayette Planned Parenthood. Our office hours are Monday 9 to 5; Tuesday and Wednesday 11 to 7; Thursday 9 to 5; Friday 10 to 5; and Saturday 9 to 1. To reach administration, press 6, and to reach the clinic, press 4. Thank you (dial button pressed).
Please hold while your call is being transferred extension number 255.
(Phone ringing 1x)
CLINIC: Planned Parenthood. How can I help you?
CALLER: Hi. Yeah. I was wondering if you guys do abortions there.
CLINIC: No, we don’t do them at this clinic.
CALLER: Oh. Do you know of anybody that does?
CLINIC: Indianapolis has a clinic that does them. I can give you their phone number.
CLINIC: It’s 1-800-352-1901.
CALLER: Do you know if you have to be a specific age for that? I’ll be 14 in March.
CLINIC: You’ll probably need a parental consent.
CALLER: But my boyfriend’s 22. Could he just sign whatever they need to sign? Is he old enough?
CLINIC: No. You need a parental consent. It’s the law in Indiana.
CALLER: Is there any way not to tell my parents? It’s just they hate him. They can’t find out at all.
CLINIC: You can try calling that clinic and see if there are other states that may not require parental consent.
CALLER: Well, could I come in there and get a pregnancy test?
CLINIC: Yeah, you can.
CALLER: Would you guys have to tell anybody that I was there?
CLINIC: Well, we’d have to report it to CFS.
CLINIC: Because of your age.
CALLER: But I don’t understand.
CLINIC: We just have to. It’s just a state law that we have to report —
CALLER: Would I get in trouble?
CLINIC: They would just notify your parents.
CALLER: But they can’t tell my parents.
CLINIC: That’s what I mean. Just contact the clinic number that I gave you.
CALLER: But if I was getting a pregnancy test, they would have to tell my parents?
CLINIC: Just contact them, because if it’s abortion related, then it’s all kept confidential.
CLINIC: That’s what I’m trying to tell you.
CALLER: Well, I was just told to come to where you’re at. So that’s why —
CLINIC: Did you contact the Women’s Clinic already?
CALLER: No. Like my friend told me that I should go to you.
CLINIC: Just contact the Planned Parenthood Indianapolis because they’re better equipped with all that information, the legalities behind everything.
CLINIC: Because we’re limited in what we can do at this clinic. We don’t do the same services at each clinic.
CALLER: Okay. But if I’m not pregnant, could I get birth control there where you’re at?
CALLER: And you wouldn’t have to tell anybody that I was on birth control?
CLINIC: Hold on a second. I’ll just make sure because of the age thing. And how old is your boyfriend?
CALLER: He’s 22.
CLINIC: Okay. We would definitely have to report that then, because of his age.
CLINIC: Because it’s considered rape.
CALLER: What? I don’t understand. We’re in love. We’re going to get married.
CLINIC: I know. But in the legal proceedings and everything else — in the law — it’s considered statutory rape.
CALLER: But he’s not raping me. We’re in love. I don’t understand.
CLINIC: I know that, hon. But you have to understand that in Indiana anything under — if you’re having sex with somebody who is an adult, it’s considered state statutory rape.
CALLER: Well, what can I do? Where can I go?
CLINIC: I would try contacting the Women’s Choice — have you taken an over-the-counter pregnancy test or anything?
CLINIC: Try that first just to make sure if you are pregnant or not. And then after that, you can give us a call. You can ask for Angie. She’s our manager here.
CALLER: Okay. What was your name?
CLINIC: My name is Melissa (unclear).
CALLER: Okay. Thanks.
CLINIC: Bye bye.