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#288 – Planned Parenthood in Bedford, IN

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PLANNED PARENTHOOD
717 LINCOLN AVE # G
BEDFORD, IN 47421-2186
812-279-3527

TAPE – 288

(Dialing, phone ringing 4x)

CALLER: Bedford Planned Parenthood. May I help you?

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

CLINIC: No, not here at Bedford. Bloomington does. Would you like their number?

CALLER: Yes, please.

CLINIC: Okay. It’s 1-800-828-7525. And they can give you some more information.

CALLER: Okay. Well, could I get you to answer some questions?

CLINIC: I can try.

CALLER: My friend told me that since I’ll be 14 in March that they have to tell my parents —

CLINIC: Yeah.

CALLER: — and have them sign some stuff. But my boyfriend’s 22. Could he just take care of that?

CLINIC: No, because they’ll turn you both in.

CALLER: They’ll turn us in? Why? What do you mean?

CLINIC: Because — you’re going to be 14?

CALLER: Yeah.

CLINIC: If your partner is older than 14 or 15, it is against to law. If you’re 16 and your partner is 17 or 18, it’s against the law. If you’re under 18 and your partner is older than 18, it is against the law.

CALLER: What can I do? What would happen?

CLINIC: They would turn you in to Child Protective Services and they would turn him also, and possibly have him arrested. If your parents want him arrested, they could arrest him.

CALLER: So they would have to tell?

CLINIC: Yeah. Yeah, they have to tell, especially if you’re only 13.

CALLER: Well, is there any way that they don’t have to tell?

CLINIC: No, not at that age.

CALLER: Well, what can I do?

CLINIC: Not a whole lot. You probably have to tell your parents.

CALLER: But I can’t tell my parents. They would be furious.

CLINIC: I’m sure they would. Call up there and talk to them. They can give you some more information exactly on what you need to do and how maybe you can get around that. But most generally I’m pretty positive you’re going to have to tell your parents.

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

CLINIC: You can, yeah.

CALLER: Would you guys have to tell on us?

CLINIC: Don’t bring him with you.

CALLER: Oh, okay.

CLINIC: If you bring him in, I’m going to have to turn you in.

CALLER: Okay. After the pregnancy test if I wasn’t pregnant, do you guys have birth control there?

CLINIC: Uh-huh. And you have to get an exam to do that. Have you missed a period?

CALLER: Well, yeah. My last period was the second week in December.

CLINIC: Come in for a pregnancy test and we can go from there.

CALLER: Okay. If I was on birth control, would you have tell anybody that I was?

CLINIC: No.

CALLER: Okay.

CLINIC: When is your birthday?

CALLER: It’s March 19, 1988.

CLINIC: If you can wait until March when you turn 14 to come in and get birth control. At 13, yes, I believe I still need your parents’ consent for birth control. When you turn 14, I won’t.

CALLER: Okay.

CLINIC: But at 13, yeah, you do.

CALLER: So could I call you back and talk to you some more? What’s your name?

CLINIC: I’m Jerrie (sp).

CALLER: Okay.

CLINIC: You can call Bloomington and ask them some information on that also. But you’re not positive you’re pregnant, right?

CALLER: Right.

CLINIC: So that’s what you need to do. You need to come in for a pregnancy test first.

CALLER: All right.

CLINIC: You can come in today up until 5:30 or tomorrow between 9:30 and 4:30.

CALLER: Well, my boyfriend has to drive me. Should I just leave him in the car?

CLINIC: Yep.

CALLER: Okay.

CLINIC: Okay?

CALLER: All right.

CLINIC: All righty.

CALLER: Thanks.

CLINIC: Uh-huh. Bye bye.

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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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#268 – Planned Parenthood in East Chicago, IN

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PLANNED PARENTHOOD
3723 MAIN ST # 3
EAST CHICAGO, IN 46312-2223
219-397-4071

TAPE – 268

(dialing sound) (ringing 2X)

CLINIC: Thank you for calling Planned Parenthood. How can I help you?

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

CLINIC: No. We only do it at the Maryville office. Do you need their number?

CALLER: Yes, please.

CLINIC: It’s 769-3500.

CALLER: Okay.

CLINIC: Okay?

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

CLINIC: No. The state of Indiana the law is if you’re under 18 you have to have parental consent.

CALLER: Really?

CLINIC: Um-hum.

CALLER: Is there any way not to tell them because if they found out I don’t know what would happen.

CLINIC: No. The only other thing you can do is go to Illinois because they don’t need parental consent. But you’re 14?

CALLER: Well, I’ll be 14 in March.

CLINIC: Oh, yeah, see that’s a legal thing because of your age.

CALLER: What do you mean?

CLINIC: Because I know anybody that comes in here that’s under 14 even if they’re just coming for a pregnancy test or to get on birth control, we have to report it to the Child Welfare Department.

CALLER: Really?

CLINIC: Yeah. Because that’s considered child abuse if you let your child be sexually active under 14 years old.

CALLER: So I couldn’t even come in there and get a pregnancy test?

CLINIC: Not without me having to report it.

CALLER: Oh, well who would you have to report it to?

CLINIC: It’s the Child — what’s it called? Department of Child — Child Protective Services is what it is.

CALLER: So like would my parents get in trouble?

CLINIC: Well, they might.

CALLER: Well, what would happen to them?

CLINIC: Yeah, I don’t know exactly what they do. All I know is I have to fill out a report and fax it to that department, and then they — I don’t know if they make the phone calls or they do a home visit or something. I don’t know.

CALLER: So what could I do?

CLINIC: Like I said, probably what you could do is try calling one of the Planned Parenthoods in Illinois.

CALLER: Okay.

CLINIC: And see what their law is. I can give you that number if you can hold on a minute. I have to run to the back and get it. Can you hold on?

CALLER: Yeah.

CLINIC: Okay. (pause) Hello?

CALLER: Uh-huh.

CLINIC: Okay. I have the number to one in Illinois, and then they could, you know, if they can’t do it then they probably could give you numbers to different ones.

CALLER: Okay.

CLINIC: Okay, that’s area code 312-266-1033.

CALLER: Okay.

CLINIC: Okay?

CALLER: Well, could I — if I had any other questions could I call and talk to you?

CLINIC: That’s fine.

CALLER: What was your name?

CLINIC: That’s fine. My name is Sandy.

CALLER: Okay.

CLINIC: Okay?

CALLER: Thanks.

CLINIC: You’re welcome.

CALLER: Bye.

(phone clicks)

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#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.

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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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