Listen to the Call:
540 S. MAIN ST # D
NEW CASTLE, IN 47362-3307
TAPE – 278
(Dialing, phone ringing 2x)
CLINIC: Planned Parenthood. Can I help you?
CALLER: Yeah. I was wondering if you guys do abortions there.
CLINIC: No, we don’t.
CALLER: Do you know of anyplace that does?
CLINIC: You need to go to Indie (ph). You can look in the phone book or you can come in and we can give you a list.
CALLER: Okay. Could I get a pregnancy test there?
CLINIC: You sure can.
CALLER: Do you have to be like a specific age for that? I’ll be 14 in March.
CALLER: Would you guys have to tell my parents or have my parents sign anything? My boyfriend’s 22. Could he do it?
CLINIC: If you’re 13 and pregnant, we do have to report it.
CALLER: Oh, you do?
CALLER: Who would you have to report it to?
CLINIC: To the Child Protection Services.
CALLER: What do you mean? Would I get in trouble?
CLINIC: Well, if you’re pregnant, your parents are going to find out.
CALLER: But they can’t find out. They would be furious. I don’t know what you mean. What would happen?
CLINIC: I don’t know what will happen but you cannot get an abortion in Indiana without parental consent.
CALLER: Well, what could I do? Could I go someplace else?
CLINIC: You need to come in and talk to us. A pregnancy test is $5.
CALLER: Well, would you have to tell my parents that I was there?
CLINIC: We have to report it to Child Protection, and they would probably contact your parents. I don’t know.
CALLER: My parents can’t find out at all.
CLINIC: You’re probably going to have to tell them if you’re wanting an abortion because you have to have parental consent.
CALLER: Well, what if I wasn’t pregnant?
CLINIC: Then we don’t tell anybody anything.
CALLER: Oh. Well, could I get birth control then?
CALLER: Would you have to tell anybody about that?
CLINIC: As long as you’re —
CALLER: As long as what?
CLINIC: As long as you’re old enough we don’t have to. Under a certain age, we have to report it to the State Board of Health.
CALLER: Well, I’ll be 14 in March. Is that old enough?
CLINIC: Yep. We can make you an appointment in March. If you want birth control you can come in. It’s $5 for a pregnancy test.
CALLER: Okay. Well, is it okay if I call my boyfriend to see when he can bring me and call you back? What was your name?
CLINIC: You can call us back, okay? Bye bye.