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#312 – Planned Parenthood in Shelbyville, IN

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PLANNED PARENTHOOD
1600 E STATE ROAD 44 # 4
SHELBYVILLE, IN 46176-4028
317-398-0717

TAPE – 312

(Dialing, phone ringing 3x)

CLINIC: Planned Parenthood?

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

CLINIC: No, we don’t, but I can give you a number.

CALLER: All right.

CLINIC: It’s 1-800-352-1901. And it’s called A Woman’s Choice, and it’s in Indianapolis.

CALLER: Okay. My friend told me that since I’ll be 14 in March that my parents have to sign some stuff. But my boyfriend’s 22. Could he do that?

CLINIC: No. And you really probably shouldn’t tell that to them.

CALLER: Oh. What do you mean?

CLINIC: If you’re 13 years old and sexually active with a 22-year-old there’s laws against that.

CALLER: Like what?

CLINIC: It’s against the law. He could go to jail?

CALLER: He could go to jail?

CLINIC: Yes, ma’am.

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

CLINIC: But it’s statutory rape.

CALLER: But he’s not raping me.

CLINIC: Even if you’re consenting and you’re 13 years old, you’re not a legal adult in the state of Indiana, and it does not matter. So if you call the clinic to have a termination done, the only way that you can get that done in the state of Indiana is if your parents sign for that or you’re emancipated from the state. And you have to do that through a court in Indiana. And no judge will order emancipation if it’s just to get a termination done.

CALLER: Well, how would I do that then?

CLINIC: Do what?

CALLER: Could I go to the judge and be emancipated?

CLINIC: There’s like a three-month waiting period for that, and your parents have to sign your rights away.

CALLER: They do?

CLINIC: Uh-huh.

CALLER: Well, what can I do then? Where could I go?

CLINIC: You can go out of state. There’s clinics out of state that will do terminations without parental consent.

CALLER: And they wouldn’t have to tell anybody?

CLINIC: Without parental consent, yes. But that’s out of state. And I believe you stay over 24 to 36 hours. The only other way is for your parents — and they have to show identification, like a drivers license with their picture on it that they are your parents. Okay?

CALLER: Well, could I come in there for a pregnancy to see?

CLINIC: You don’t even know if you’re pregnant or not?

CALLER: Well, I’m just scared because I missed my period.

CLINIC: Yeah. First before you start calling abortion clinics I would definitely verify that you’re pregnant.

CALLER: Well, could I come to you guys and get —

CLINIC: Sure. Sure. They’re $5, and we can do them any day that we’re open. We’re closed on Tuesdays.

CALLER: Well, what would I tell my parents? Would you guys have to say anything or anything?

CLINIC: We would not notify your parents. But I would tell you when you come in do not tell me that you’re 13 years old and having sex with a 22-year-old.

CALLER: Well, he has to bring me.

CLINIC: Tell me he’s your brother.

CALLER: Oh, okay.

CLINIC: Because if you come into any Planned Parenthood and you’re under the age of 14 and sexually active, we have to turn you over to Child Protective Services anyway. But if you’re having sex with a 22-year-old and you’re under the age of 14, that has to be taken care of too. I mean, that’s statutory rape. It’s against the law. It’s illegal.

CALLER: Oh. But I could come in for a pregnancy test, and you guys wouldn’t have to tell anybody anything?

CLINIC: Hang on just a second, okay?

CALLER: All right.

(Long pause)

CLINIC: Are you there, sweetie?

CALLER: Yeah.

CLINIC: Okay. If you come in to a Planned Parenthood facility under the age of 14, yes, we do have to contact Child Protective Services.

CALLER: So I couldn’t even come in for a pregnancy test?

CLINIC: That’s completely up to you as to what you do. But if you come in here — and then of course once you’re contacted by CPS, they will contact your family.

CALLER: Well, how would you know my age?

CLINIC: Because you have to fill out a form with your birth date and age on it.

CALLER: Oh.

CLINIC: And then the situation is to that you’re telling me that you’re 13 and sexually active with a 22-year-old which that’s — like said, it has to be turned over. So yes, if you would come into a Planned Parenthood facility, yes, we would have to turn you over to Child Protection Services.

CALLER: Well, what can I do?

CLINIC: I would assume to take a home pregnancy test if you didn’t want to go through all of that. But if the test is positive — I mean, if you’re wanting a termination done, it’s going to have to be done with parental consent.

CALLER: Well, are the home pregnancy tests usually accurate?

CLINIC: If you’re late for a period, yes. At 13 if you’re having sex anyway — other than with a 22-year-old — I would make him use a condom or protect myself from pregnancy. I mean, you’re obviously not wanting to be pregnant, and you’re afraid your parents are going to find out. I would get myself on a birth control method to protect yourself from that.

CALLER: But if I wasn’t pregnant, could I come in there and get birth control?

CLINIC: We would have to call Child Protective Services, yes. It sounds like it would be a thing that you maybe need to sit down and talk to your family.

CALLER: I can’t. I don’t know what they would do. I just can’t tell them. I’ll be 14 in March. Would that make any difference?

CLINIC: Probably not, not with this situation.

CALLER: Oh. Well, I’m just really scared.

CLINIC: I would do a home pregnancy test to verify first of all. And then you need to remember the situation — if that test is negative, you need to remember what you’re feeling right now. You need to do something to protect yourself, either abstain from intercourse. I mean, don’t have sex with him or get condoms, use condoms. Protect yourself the best as you can. It’s your body. You need to protect that.

CALLER: Okay. You’ve been so nice.

CLINIC: If you need anything, you let me know. But like I said, I would love to be able to help you in any way I can, but I have to follow the guidelines of Indiana state law, and that’s what I have to do. So if you have any questions or you need anything, you call be back and I’ll talk to you, absolutely.

CALLER: What’s your name?

CLINIC: Kim.

CALLER: Okay.

CLINIC: Okay?

CALLER: Thank you.

CLINIC: Uh-huh. Bye bye.

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#313 – Planned Parenthood in Portage, IN

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PLANNED PARENTHOOD
2686 WILLOWCREEK RD
PORTAGE, IN 46368-3550
219-763-2385

TAPE – 313

(Dialing, phone ringing 1x)

CALLER: Portage Planned Parenthood. May I help you?

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

CLINIC: No, we don’t. They do that at the Maryville Planned Parenthood.

CALLER: Okay. Well, do you have that phone number?

CLINIC: 769-3500.

CALLER: My friend told me that since I’ll be 14 in March that they would have to have my parents sign some stuff. But my boyfriend’s 22. Is he old enough to take care of that?

CLINIC: No, you have to have parental consent.

CALLER: Oh. Is there any way not to tell my parents? Because they can’t find out at all.

CLINIC: Well, then you’re going to have to go out of state.

CALLER: Like which state?

CLINIC: Chicago. Chicago is not requiring parental consent at this time.

CALLER: Do you know how long that would take?

CLINIC: No, I sure don’t. You have to call the clinic in Chicago and talk to them about it.

CALLER: Okay. My last period was like the 14th of December —

CLINIC: Can you hold please?

CALLER: Yeah.

(Pause)

CLINIC: I’m sorry. Go ahead.

CALLER: My last period was like the 14th of December. Do you know if I could come in there to make sure I was pregnant?

CLINIC: Well, we could do a pregnancy test which is $5.

CALLER: Well, would you guys have to tell anybody that I was getting a pregnancy test?

CLINIC: No, everything here would be confidential.

CALLER: Would it be all right if my boyfriend brings me? Because I don’t know how else I would get there?

CLINIC: Yeah, that’s fine. We do pregnancy testing up until 2:30 and then from 4 to 6 this evening.

CALLER: But you’re sure nobody has to know that I’m there?

CLINIC: We’re strictly confidential for that, yes.

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

CLINIC: Yeah, we do.

CALLER: Would you have to tell anybody that I was on birth control at all?

CLINIC: No. Everything is confidential here.

CALLER: Okay. I don’t drive. Is it all right if my boyfriend comes and picks up the birth control?

CLINIC: Well, you’d have to go through an exam to do that. And then you can pick up supplies when you come in for your exam.

CALLER: Could I call you right back and talk to my boyfriend and see? What was your name?

CLINIC: This is Pat.

CALLER: Okay.

CLINIC: Okay.

CALLER: Thanks.

CLINIC: All right. Bye.

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#314 – Planned Parenthood in Richmond, IN

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PLANNED PARENTHOOD
1104 S. A ST.
RICHMOND, IN 47374-5526
765-935-5525

TAPE – 314

(Dialing, phone ringing 2x)

CLINIC: Planned Parenthood. Can I help you?

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

CLINIC: No, we do not.

CALLER: Do you know of anyplace that does?

CLINIC: Have you had a positive pregnancy test?

CALLER: Well, no.

CLINIC: Okay. Do you think you’re pregnant?

CALLER: Well, I think so. I missed my period. The last time I had my period was December 14th.

CLINIC: Okay. You really need to confirm a positive pregnancy test. You can come here. We can do that for $5. You can do a home one. If it’s positive, come in. We can give you lots of information.

CALLER: My friend told me that since I’ll be 14 in March that my parents have to sign some stuff. But my boyfriend’s 22. Could he just sign whatever that is?

CLINIC: (Pause) Now what?

CALLER: Well, my friend said that my parents have to sign some stuff. But my boyfriend’s 22. Could he sign whatever that is?

CLINIC: No. You have to have parental consent. But you really need not to worry about all that until you definitely confirm that you are pregnant.

CALLER: Okay. So I don’t have to be a specific age to get a pregnancy test?

CLINIC: No.

CALLER: Oh, okay. Is it all right if he brings me? Because that’s the only way I’d be able to get there.

CLINIC: I don’t care who brings you. Do you know where we’re at?

CALLER: Well, he knows.

CLINIC: He does?

CALLER: Uh-huh.

CLINIC: Okay. Now, we’ve moved.

CALLER: Yeah. That’s what he said, so I think he knows.

CLINIC: But you need to confirm a positive pregnancy test before you worry about all that other stuff.

CALLER: Okay. So you guys wouldn’t have to tell my parents or anybody that I was there?

CLINIC: You’re how old?

CALLER: I’ll be 14 in March.

CLINIC: If you’re 13 and pregnant, we do have to report to Child Protection.

CALLER: But why? What do you mean? Why do you have to tell them?

CLINIC: There are state regulations that say —

CALLER: Nobody can find out. I don’t understand what you mean.

CLINIC: Well, there are state regulations we have to follow, okay?

CALLER: So you have to tell that I was there?

CLINIC: We don’t tell your parents; we tell Child Protection. And Child Protection takes care of it thereafter.

CALLER: But would they tell my parents?

CLINIC: Pardon?

CALLER: Would they tell my parents?

CLINIC: Probably.

CALLER: So if you tell the child protective people, then they would tell my parents?

CLINIC: Okay. You’re worried about stuff you don’t need to worry about yet. You need to confirm a pregnancy test.

CALLER: But if I come in for a pregnancy test you said that you would have to tell the child protective people.

CLINIC: Right. State regulations say, sexually active 13 — or 13-year-olds who are pregnant have to be reported. We have to follow regulations.

CALLER: Well, so what could I do then?

CLINIC: Okay. I’m not sure what you’re wanting from me.

CALLER: Well, I want to be taken care of and not have my parents find out. Because if they found out I don’t know what would happen. They just can’t find out.

CLINIC: Okay. If you’re pregnant, they’re probably going to find out.

CALLER: But they can’t find out.

CLINIC: Okay. What specifically do you want from me?

CALLER: Well, I just don’t want to be pregnant.

CLINIC: Okay. First of all you need to have a positive pregnancy test and know for sure you are pregnant.

CALLER: But if I come in there to get a pregnancy test, you guys would have to tell people that will tell my parents, right?

CLINIC: We have to tell Child Protection. Whether or not they talk to your parents is up to them. If they feel there’s sexual abuse going on, they’re probably going to talk to your parents.

CALLER: But me and my boyfriend are in love. We’re not —

CLINIC: I cannot change regulations.

CALLER: Well, then where can I go to get a pregnancy test?

CLINIC: You can go here. They have like birth right centers. You can go to the drug store and buy them over the counter. But before you worry about all this stuff, you need to have a positive pregnancy test.

CALLER: Okay. Well, if I went to the drug store, are the ones there accurate?

CLINIC: Talk to your pharmacist and ask them which one they recommend.

CALLER: But what if I wasn’t pregnant, could I come there and get birth control?

CLINIC: Well, if you run that test and you’re not pregnant, call us back, and then we can talk to you, set you up an appointment and tell you what we can do.

CALLER: But if I was on birth control from there, would you guys have to tell anybody that I was?

CLINIC: Depends on your age. After a certain age we don’t have to report it. But under certain ages we do have to report it.

CALLER: Well, I’ll be 14 in March.

CLINIC: Well, then come see us in March.

CALLER: Would you have to tell anybody then though?

CLINIC: Not if you’re 14.

CALLER: Oh, all right. Okay. You’ve been so nice. If I had any other questions, could I call and talk to you?

CLINIC: Uh-huh. Just call back, and we’ll answer any questions you have.

CALLER: Well, what was your name?

CLINIC: I don’t usually give that out because we never know who you’re going to talk to when you call. I might be off that day. But just call back anytime you need to.

CALLER: Okay.

CLINIC: All righty. Bye bye.

CALLER: Bye.

***END***

#279 – Greater Indiana Planned Parenthood in Bloomington, IN

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GREATER INDIANA PLANNED PARENTHOOD
421 S COLLEGE AVE
BLOOMINGTON, IN 47403-1592
812-336-0219

TAPE – 279

(Dialing, phone ringing 1x)

RECORDING: Thank you for calling Planned Parenthood of Greater Indiana (dial button pressed).

(Phone ringing 1x)

CLINIC: Planned Parenthood.

CALLER: Hi. I was talking to Crystal.

CLINIC: Okay. She’s still on another call.

CALLER: Could you help?

CLINIC: I might be able to. What do you need?

CALLER: What was your name?

CLINIC: I’m Jane.

CALLER: Well, I was just wondering if you guys do abortions there.

CLINIC: Yes, we do.

CALLER: How much does that cost?

CLINIC: They’re $380.

CALLER: Do you have to be a specific age for that? I’ll be 14 in March.

CLINIC: Well, you have to have parental consent for that.

CALLER: Oh. Well, my boyfriend’s 22. Could he sign whatever?

CLINIC: No, no. It has to be your legal guardian.

CALLER: Is there any way not to tell them at all?

CLINIC: Where do you live?

CALLER: I live in Belmont.

CLINIC: Okay. What county?

CALLER: I’m not really sure. We just moved here.

CLINIC: Do you have plates yet for your car since you’ve moved?

CALLER: I don’t drive. I don’t know.

CLINIC: License plates. Has anybody bought new license plates for your car since you’ve moved?

CALLER: I don’t think so.

CLINIC: Okay. Well, I am thinking that Belmont is in Brown County.

CALLER: Okay.

CLINIC: There’s something called a judicial bypass, but you have to be a resident of Monroe County to get that.

CALLER: Oh, okay.

CLINIC: And that’s something that you go in front of the court to do. But you cannot have an abortion in Indiana without parental consent if you’re under the age of 18.

CALLER: Well, if I do the judicial bypass do I need a lawyer?

CLINIC: You have to live in Monroe County.

CALLER: Oh, okay.

CLINIC: So that’s why I’m asking you. I don’t think Belmont is Monroe County. I’m pretty sure that’s Brown County. So basically what you’re going to have to do is either talk to your parents about this and get one of them to sign for you, or you’ll have to go to Illinois.

CALLER: Okay.

CLINIC: How old are you?

CALLER: I’ll be 14 in March.

CLINIC: You do realize that this a reportable sexual abuse case?

CALLER: What do you mean?

CLINIC: It means that —

CALLER: Nobody’s abusing me. We’re in love. We’re going to get married.

CLINIC: You’re under 14 and he’s over 18. That makes that a reportable offense.

CALLER: Well, what could happen?

CLINIC: Well, your parents have to know for one.

CALLER: But they can’t find out at all. They know him, but —

CLINIC: Well, that’s beside the point. We can do nothing for you without parental consent. And if you get parental consent, if anybody finds out about this — and I don’t know you’d be into if you went to Illinois; I don’t know — but that is sexual abuse. And it reportable by law.

CALLER: But we’re in love. He’s not abusing me.

CLINIC: That doesn’t have anything to do with it. No 13-year-old should be having intercourse with a 22-year-old. So it’s a reportable offense. I’m just telling you this is what you’re going to get into.

CALLER: Well, could I get a pregnancy test there to see if I was pregnant.

CLINIC: I thought you said you were pregnant?

CALLER: Well, I think I am. I mean, I don’t know.

CLINIC: Yes, you can get a pregnancy test.

CALLER: I just missed my period in December. I had it the second week of December —

CLINIC: So you missed two periods?

CALLER: Well, yeah.

CLINIC: And you haven’t taken a home pregnancy test even?

CALLER: No.

CLINIC: Yep. You can do that. The charge is $5.

CALLER: But you guys have to tell my parents about that?

CLINIC: Anytime anybody under 14 is sexually active, yes, it is a reportable thing. I would highly encourage you to buy something over the counter if you don’t want to get in a mess.

CALLER: Okay.

CLINIC: Okay?

CALLER: If I wasn’t pregnant after I took the home pregnancy test, do you guys have birth control there?

CLINIC: Yes. You’d make an appointment to come in, and we’ll get you started on a birth control method.

CALLER: Would you have to tell anybody that I was on birth control?

CLINIC: Yep. We have to tell them that you are under 14 and you are sexually active. That is a reportable thing.

CALLER: Well, what happens after I turn 14?

CLINIC: Then it depends on the age of your partner.

CALLER: Oh. Okay. What do you mean? I don’t understand that.

CLINIC: (Sigh. Okay. Just a second. Him being over 18 and you being under 16 but over 14, that is a sexual misconduct with a minor. It’s against the law.

CALLER: Oh.

CLINIC: You just got to weigh all these different things to know, but it is child abuse.

CALLER: All right.

CLINIC: Your parents don’t know that you’re sexually active with this 22-year-old?

CALLER: No. They can’t find out at all. They hate him.

CLINIC: I can’t believe that they don’t know that you’re sexually active with him.

CALLER: But they don’t.

CLINIC: Well, that’s kind of what you’ve got to deal with.

CALLER: Okay.

CLINIC: Okay?

CALLER: Okay.

CLINIC: All right. Bye.

CALLER: Bye.

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#269 – Planned Parenthood in Hammond, IN

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PLANNED PARENTHOOD
7121 INDIANAPOLIS BLVD.
HAMMOND, IN 46324-2220
219-845-0848

TAPE – 269

(dialing sound) (ringing 3X)

CLINIC: Planned Parenthood in Hammond. This is Trunette (sp). May I help you?

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

CLINIC: They’re done in our Maryville office.

CALLER: Okay.

CLINIC: The number is 769-6500.

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

CLINIC: Right.

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

CLINIC: Uh-uh.

CALLER: No?

CLINIC: Uh-uh.

CALLER: Like, so is there any way not to have to tell my parents, because I don’t know what they would do if they –

CLINIC: Not in Indiana. You can go in Illinois, but not in Indiana.

CALLER: Oh, okay. Well, so would it be okay to come in there and get like a pregnancy test?

CLINIC: Sure.

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

CLINIC: No.

CALLER: Okay. Well, so would it be okay if my boyfriend brings me because that’s the only way I’d be able to get there.

CLINIC: That’s fine.

CALLER: Okay.

CLINIC: It’s a $5 charge for the test.

CALLER: How much?

CLINIC: Hmm?

CALLER: How much is the charge for that?

CLINIC: It’s $5.

CALLER: Okay.

CLINIC: Okay?

CALLER: Well, if I wasn’t pregnant could I get birth control there?

CLINIC: Yeah, you can.

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

CLINIC: No.

CALLER: It’s just that I can’t let my parents find out or anything.

CLINIC: No. Only for the abortion, but not for birth control services.

CALLER: Okay.

CLINIC: Okay?

CALLER: Okay, thanks.

CLINIC: Uh-huh. Bye bye.

CALLER: Bye.

(phone clicks)

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#280 – Planned Parenthood in Evansville, IN

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PLANNED PARENTHOOD
125 N WEINBACH AVE # 120
EVANSVILLE, IN 47711-6091
812-477-4971

TAPE – 280

(Dialing, phone ringing 1x)

CLINIC: Planned Parenthood. May 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: I can give you the Bloomington and Indianapolis number.

CALLER: Okay.

CLINIC: Bloomington is 1-800-828-7525. Indianapolis is 1-800-421-3731.

CALLER: Okay. Can I ask you a quick question?

CLINIC: Um-hmm.

CALLER: I’ll be 14 in March, and my friend told me that my parents have to sign some stuff. But my boyfriend’s 22. Could he sign it?

CLINIC: You would have to check with them. I don’t know anything about how they do that.

CALLER: Okay. Well, could I come in to where you’re at and take a pregnancy test?

CLINIC: Yes, you can.

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

CLINIC: No, we don’t.

CALLER: Is it all right if my boyfriend brings me? Because I don’t know how else I would get there.

CLINIC: Um-hmm. As long as you’re here by 4:00 today.

CALLER: Oh. Well, he’s at work today.

CLINIC: Is there any other time?

CALLER: We’re here from 11:30 to 7 tomorrow. You need to be here by 6.

CALLER: Okay. If the pregnancy test came out negative, do you guys have birth control there?

CLINIC: Yes, we do.

CALLER: Would you guys have to tell anybody that I was on birth control?

CLINIC: If you get an exam, no, we don’t.

CALLER: Okay. Well, is it all right if I call you back when I talk to my boyfriend? What was your name?

CLINIC: Kathy.

CALLER: Okay. Thanks.

CLINIC: You’re welcome. Bye.

CALLER: Bye.

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#270 – Planned Parenthood in Valparaiso, IN

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PLANNED PARENTHOOD
2500 CALUMET AVE
VALPARAISO, IN 46383-3733
219-462-5976

TAPE – 270

(dialing sound) (ringing 2X)

CLINIC: Valparaiso Planned Parenthood.

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

CLINIC: Not at this clinic. I can give you the Maryville center.

CALLER: Okay.

CLINIC: Do you want that number?

CALLER: Yes, please.

CLINIC: 219-769-3500.

CALLER: Okay. Well do you know — like my friend told me that — like I’ll be 14 in March and she said that you guys have to have my parents sign some stuff. But like my boyfriend’s 22. Could he sign whatever that is?

CLINIC: No. You need a parental consent for an abortion in the state of Indiana.

CALLER: Really?

CLINIC: Yes.

CALLER: Is there any way not to tell them because they can’t find out at all. I don’t know what I — I don’t know what would happen, but they can’t find out at all.

CLINIC: Okay. Can you hold a moment?

CALLER: Yeah.

CLINIC: Thank you. (pause) Okay. I’m going to give you the — I believe in Illinois you don’t have to have a parental consent.

CALLER: Okay.

CLINIC: But you need to call there and ask them for sure.

CALLER: Okay.

CLINIC: I’m going to give you that number. It is 312-266-1033.

CALLER: Okay.

CLINIC: Okay?

CALLER: Well, would it be all right to go there where you’re at and get a pregnancy test?

CLINIC: Well, you know — do you know that you’re pregnant?

CALLER: Well, I think so.

CLINIC: Have you missed a period?

CALLER: Yeah. Well, like my last period was like the second week in December.

CLINIC: Okay. Have you taken a pregnancy, a home pregnancy test?

CALLER: Well, no.

CLINIC: Okay. Well, yeah, you can come here and get a pregnancy test if you want.

CALLER: How much does that cost?

CLINIC: It’s $5.00.

CALLER: Okay.

CLINIC: And you need to be here — you don’t need an appointment, but you do need to be here before like 4:00, an hour prior to closing any day.

CALLER: Okay. Well, would you guys have to tell anybody?

CLINIC: No.

CALLER: Okay.

CLINIC: No. We just — there’s just some papers you need to fill out to get you in the computer, and then we’ll run the test.

CALLER: Okay.

CLINIC: We don’t, we don’t — no. We don’t need anything for that.

CALLER: Okay. Well, my boyfriend will bring me. Is that –

CLINIC: That’s fine.

CALLER: Okay.

CLINIC: But you have to be here — today we close at 5:00, so we do not do pregnancy testing after 4:00.

CALLER: Oh. Well, I’d have to call him to see when he can get off work to bring me. But. What was your name?

CLINIC: My name is Charlene.

CALLER: Okay.

CLINIC: Okay?

CALLER: If like the pregnancy test was negative do you guys do birth control there?

CLINIC: Yes.

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

CLINIC: No. Right.

CALLER: Right?

CLINIC: So we can give you some information then on that too when you come in.

CALLER: Okay.

CLINIC: Okay?

CALLER: Okay.

CLINIC: Okay.

CALLER: Thank you.

CLINIC: Um-hum. Bye bye.

CALLER: Bye.

(phone clicks)

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#281 – Planned Parenthood in Terre Haute, IN

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PLANNED PARENTHOOD
30 S 3RD ST
TERRE HAUTE, IN 47807-3426
812-238-2636

281 (Indiana)

(dialing sounds) (ringing 1X)

CLINIC: Planned Parenthood.

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

CLINIC: No, we don’t.

CALLER: Do you know of any place that does?

CLINIC: Yeah. Indianapolis and Bloomington.

CALLER: Do you have the phone number for that?

CLINIC: Um-hum. Okay, the one in Bloomington — are you calling from Indiana?

CALLER: Yeah.

CLINIC: Okay, the one in Bloomington is 800-828-7525.

CALLER: Okay.

CLINIC: And then the one in Indianapolis is 800-352-1901.

CALLER: Okay.

CLINIC: Okay?

CALLER: Well, like do you have to be a specific age for that? Like I’ll be 14 in March.

CLINIC: You’ll be what?

CALLER: I’ll be 14 in March.

CLINIC: You don’t have to be a specific age, but you do have to have parental consent.

CALLER: Oh. Well, my boyfriend’s 22. Could he just sign whatever papers they need?

CLINIC: No. They need parental consent. He’s not your parent.

CALLER: Okay. Well, is there any way not to tell my parents, because they can’t find out at all.

CLINIC: Not in Indiana. No.

CALLER: Okay.

CLINIC: No, there isn’t. Not in Indiana. Indiana law requires.

CALLER: Well, what could I do then?

CLINIC: I’m not sure. You might have to look at going out of state.

CALLER: Like which state do you think?

CLINIC: Maybe Illinois.

CALLER: Okay. And you don’t think they’d have to tell my parents?

CLINIC: I’m not sure. I don’t know Illinois law. At one time they didn’t. It could have changed.

CALLER: Well, could I come in to where you’re at to get a pregnancy test?

CLINIC: Oh, yeah. You can come in and get a pregnancy test.

CALLER: Would you have to tell anybody that I was getting a pregnancy test?

CLINIC: No. No. No. That’s confidential. The cost of the test is $5.

CALLER: Okay. Well, is it all right like if my boyfriend brings me and everything, if he’s there?

CLINIC: Oh, yeah, that’s no problem. You can come in and get a birth control method without parental consent, but to have an abortion you have to have parental consent.

CALLER: Okay.

CLINIC: Okay?

CALLER: So you’re saying, you said if I wasn’t pregnant I could get birth control there?

CLINIC: Um-hum.

CALLER: Oh, okay.

CLINIC: Yes, you can. Have you had a pregnancy test yet?

CALLER: No.

CLINIC: No? I suggest you have a pregnancy test. And then when you come there’s a paper that we can give you that will list all of the abortion clinics.

CALLER: Okay.

CLINIC: Okay?

CALLER: Okay.

CLINIC: And the test, cost of your test is $5. If you were coming today we would ask that you be here no later than 4:30.

CALLER: Oh. Well, I’d have to call my boyfriend and see. Could I call you back? What was your name?

CLINIC: Oh, well, you don’t have to call me back.

CALLER: Oh.

CLINIC: You don’t have to — it’s not an appointment. It’s a walk-in service, and if you can get in today before 4:30 all you have to do is show up.

CALLER: Okay.

CLINIC: Otherwise, tomorrow we’re here from 10:30 until 6:30.

CALLER: Okay.

CLINIC: Now my name’s Silver, okay?

CALLER: Okay.

CLINIC: All righty?

CALLER: All right, thanks.

CLINIC: Uh-huh. Bye.

CALLER: Bye.

(phone clicks)

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#271 – Planned Parenthood in Gary, IN

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PLANNED PARENTHOOD
3229 BROADWAY # 160
GARY, IN 46409-1041
219-883-0411

TAPE – 271

(Dialing, phone ringing 2x)

CLINIC: Planned Parenthood.

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

CLINIC: Uh-uh, only Maryville.

CALLER: Do you have that phone number?

CLINIC: Uh-huh– 769-3500.

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

CLINIC: Oh, your mom has to take you or they won’t do it.

CALLER: Really? I can’t let my parents find out at all. They hate my boyfriend; they think he’s too old for me. But he’s only 22.

CLINIC: Oh, no. Your mom or dad has to go with you.

CALLER: But they can’t find out at all? What could I do?

CLINIC: Well, you can’t get it done in Indiana?

CALLER: Yeah?

CLINIC: No.

CALLER: Huh?

CLINIC: You can’t get it done in the state of Indiana without your parent.

CALLER: Okay. So where can I go then?

CLINIC: You can call Chicago Planned Parenthood.

CALLER: Really? Do you have that phone number?

CLINIC: Not right off hand. But if I put you on hold, I can find it.

CALLER: Oh, okay. Could I come there for the pregnancy test though?

CLINIC: You sure can.

CALLER: Would you have to tell anybody about that?

CLINIC: No, ma’am.

CALLER: Would it be all right if my boyfriend brings me?

CLINIC: Uh-hmm.

CALLER: Okay. Could you give me the Chicago number actually?

CLINIC: Hold on.

CALLER: Okay.

(Long pause)

CLINIC: Hello?

CALLER: Uh-huh.

CLINIC: Let me see. Chicago on North LaSalle, no parental consent or notification required. The number is 1-312-266-1033.

CALLER: Okay. If I came in and got the pregnancy test and it was negative, do you guys have birth control there?

CLINIC: You know what? You would have to make an appointment for an exam.

CALLER: Oh, okay.

CLINIC: All right?

CALLER: Is it all right if I call my boyfriend and then call you back for that?

CLINIC: Yes.

CALLER: What was your name?

CLINIC: Marcia.

CALLER: Okay.

CLINIC: All right.

CALLER: Thanks.

CLINIC: Bye bye.

CALLER: Bye.

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#282 – Planned Parenthood in Lafayette, IN

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PLANNED PARENTHOOD
PO BOX 1159
LAFAYETTE, IN 47902-1159
765-742-9073

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.

CALLER: Okay.

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: Okay.

CLINIC: Okay?

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.

CALLER: Why?

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.

CALLER: Oh.

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.

CALLER: Okay.

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?

CLINIC: Yeah.

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.

CALLER: Why?

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?

CALLER: No.

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.

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