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#264 – Southside Planned Parenthood in Indianapolis, IN

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SOUTHSIDE PLANNED PARENTHOOD
4026 MADISON AVE # A
INDIANAPOLIS, IN 46227-1510
317-788-0396

TAPE – 264

(dialing sound) (ringing 1X)

CLINIC: Southside Planned Parenthood.

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

CLINIC: Not at this clinic we do not. Do you need the number?

CALLER: Yeah.

CLINIC: It’s 352-1900.

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

CLINIC: No. State of Indiana — it’s nothing to do with us — state of Indiana you have to be 18 years of age to have an abortion without parent consent.

CALLER: Well, is there any way not to tell my parents, because well if they found out I don’t know what would happen.

CLINIC: There is nothing in Indiana that you can have it done without being 18 or older without parental consent.

CALLER: Well, what could I do? They can’t find out at all.

CLINIC: Hold on just a second, okay?

CALLER: All right.

CLINIC: (pause) Okay, ma’am.

CALLER: Uh-huh.

CLINIC: Okay, really the only two things that you can do is, you would have to go to court to try to get the guardianship taken away from your parents. That would be the only thing that you could do. Now there are –

CALLER: Do I need a lawyer for that?

CLINIC: Yeah.

CALLER: Okay. Well, how would I pay for that?

CLINIC: Yeah. That’s why — I mean, your only option really is to tell your parents.

CALLER: Oh. Well, what was the second thing?

CLINIC: The only other thing is, you know, every state has their own laws of what the age has to be.

CALLER: Uh-huh.

CLINIC: If you call the number I gave you — do you know that you are pregnant?

CALLER: Well, I don’t know. I guess.

CLINIC: Have you taken a pregnancy test?

CALLER: Well, I took a home pregnancy test over the weekend, but I wasn’t sure if I did it right.

CLINIC: What did it say?

CALLER: It was positive.

CLINIC: Okay. You know –

CALLER: Would there be any way to come in there and get a pregnancy test from you guys just to make sure?

CLINIC: Yeah. You can come in and get a test done. It’s a $5 charge.

CALLER: Okay.

CLINIC: And then we would be able to tell you. Are you late? I mean, how late are you?

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

CLINIC: Okay.

CALLER: Is it all right if my boyfriend brings me?

CLINIC: Yeah, that’s fine.

CALLER: And you guys wouldn’t have to tell anybody that I was there at all?

CLINIC: If you’re just getting a pregnancy test, then there’s — you know, we don’t have to report anything. If you — you know, once you get any like STD checks, things like that, then you would have to — and you’re old enough to where it wouldn’t be reported anyway.

CALLER: Okay. So you guys wouldn’t have to tell anybody that I –

CLINIC: No. No.

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

CLINIC: Yeah. But you would have to become a patient here, have an exam, and they could get you put on birth control

CALLER: Okay. But if I was on birth control you wouldn’t have to tell anybody?

CLINIC: No. No. As long as you’re — let me make sure on that. Hold on. Hey, Crystal?

CALLER: All right.

CLINIC: (pause) Ma’am?

CALLER: Uh-huh.

CLINIC: Okay. It’s 13 and under.

CALLER: Okay.

CLINIC: Okay? So you would be fine on us not reporting to anybody.

CALLER: Okay.

CLINIC: It’s to have an abortion in the state of Indiana you have to be 18.

CALLER: Okay.

CLINIC: Okay?

CALLER: Well, so it’s okay if my boyfriend brings me and everything and you guys wouldn’t –

CLINIC: Yeah, that’s fine.

CALLER: — have to say anything about him?

CLINIC: No, no, that’s fine. Just you would have to be here by 4:00 today to get the pregnancy test.

CALLER: Okay.

CLINIC: Okay? Do you know where we’re at?

CALLER: My boyfriend does, yeah.

CLINIC: Okay.

CALLER: But is it okay if I call you back? What was your name?

CLINIC: My name’s Christina.

CALLER: Okay. Thanks.

CLINIC: You’re welcome.

CALLER: Okay.

CLINIC: Bye.

CALLER: Bye.

(phone clicks)

*** THE END ***

#275 – Planned Parenthood in Fort Wayne, IN

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PLANNED PARENTHOOD
347 W BERRY ST # 300
FORT WAYNE, IN 46802-2241
260-423-1322

TAPE – 275

(Dialing, phone ringing 1x)

CLINIC: Planned Parenthood.

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

CLINIC: No, we don’t. I can give you the number to the clinic on Webster that does.

CALLER: Okay.

CLINIC: It’s 424-5005.

CALLER: Okay. 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: No.

CALLER: No?

CLINIC: Because in the state’s eyes you are not old enough to be having sex, and he is way over age.

CALLER: Well, we’re in love. We’re going to get married. I don’t understand.

CLINIC: That doesn’t matter.

CALLER: Well, what could happen?

CLINIC: He can go to jail.

CALLER: He can go to jail?

CLINIC: Yes. That’s molestation.

CALLER: But we’re in love. He’s not doing anything —

CLINIC: That still doesn’t matter. And, yeah, your parents do have to be with you for you to get an abortion.

CALLER: But my parents can’t find out at all. If they found out, I don’t know what would happen.

CLINIC: Okay. Well, I don’t know then because I know your parents do have to be with you.

CALLER: Well, it is okay if I come in for a pregnancy test though?

CLINIC: Yeah, that’s fine.

CALLER: Would you guys have to say anything about my boyfriend or tell my parents?

CLINIC: Uh-uh.

CALLER: No? So you wouldn’t have to tell anybody anything?

CLINIC: Uh-uh.

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

CLINIC: Yeah.

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

CLINIC: Yeah, we would have to report it.

CALLER: You would?

CLINIC: Yeah. We’d have to report it to child services because you’re only 14 and you’re having intercourse and you’re having sex with a 22-year-old. So we would have to report it.

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

CLINIC: You can come in for a pregnancy test. But if they do anything else, then they’ll have to report it.

CALLER: Oh. Okay. Well, what was your name?

CLINIC: Laura.

CALLER: Okay. All right. Is it okay if I call you back then?

CLINIC: That’s fine.

CALLER: Okay.

CLINIC: All right.

CALLER: Thanks.

***END***

#265 – Planned Parenthood in Indianapolis, IN

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PLANNED PARENTHOOD
9385 E. WASHINGTON ST
INDIANAPOLIS, IN 46229-3029
317-899-4731

TAPE – 265

(dialing sound) (ringing 1X)

CLINIC: Planned Parenthood. May I help you?

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

CLINIC: No, we do not.

CALLER: Do you know of any place that does?

CLINIC: Let me give you that number. 352-1900.

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

CLINIC: No. He cannot. It has to be a parent.

CALLER: Okay. Is there any way not to do that, because they can’t find out at all.

CLINIC: Not unless you went out of state and went someplace else.

CALLER: Like where? Which state?

CLINIC: Illinois.

CALLER: Illinois?

CLINIC: Um-hum.

CALLER: Okay.

CLINIC: Yeah. That would be about the only spot.

CALLER: And they wouldn’t tell my parents or anybody?

CLINIC: No, they shouldn’t.

CALLER: Okay. Well, could I come there for a pregnancy test?

CLINIC: Yes. Just come in and we’ll give you all that information.

CALLER: Okay. But you wouldn’t have to tell anybody that I was there?

CLINIC: No. Uh-uh.

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

CLINIC: Yes, that’s fine.

CALLER: Okay. Well, like if the pregnancy test was negative do you guys have birth control there?

CLINIC: Yes, we do.

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

CLINIC: No.

CALLER: Is it all right like if I call you back and — what –

CLINIC: All you need to do is just come in. We stop doing those today at 4:00, so you’d need to be here before 4:00.

CALLER: Okay. Well, like I need to talk to my boyfriend and see when he can get off work.

CLINIC: Okay.

CALLER: But is it okay if I call you back? What was your name?

CLINIC: Amy.

CALLER: Okay.

CLINIC: Okay?

CALLER: Okay. Thanks.

CLINIC: All right. Bye bye.

(phone clicks)

*** THE END ***

#276 – Planned Parenthood in New Albany, IN

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PLANNED PARENTHOOD
2708 PAOLI PIKE # J
NEW ALBANY, IN 47150-5100
812-945-4844

TAPE – 276

(Dialing, phone ringing 4x)

CLINIC: Planned Parenthood, New Albany.

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

CLINIC: No, we do not. I can give you a phone number though.

CALLER: All right.

CLINIC: Let’s see. I’m going to give you a phone number of a clinic in Louisville. It’s 589-2124. And let me also give you our 1-800 number if you’re interested in staying within Indiana, okay?

CALLER: Okay

CLINIC: Let’s see. It’s 1-800-421-3731.

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

CLINIC: No.

CALLER: No?

CLINIC: No. You’ll have to talk to those individual clinics, but no, that’s something that they’ll have to discuss with you, okay?

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

CLINIC: Uh-huh. We can give you a pregnancy test, and we can give you some referrals.

CALLER: Would you have to tell my parents if I was getting a pregnancy test?

CLINIC: No. I don’t have to tell your parents if you’re getting a test, but anything after that they’ll have to know.

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

CLINIC: Uh-uh. No, that’s kept completely confidential. You said you’re 14?

CALLER: Yeah.

CLINIC: Yeah.

CALLER: So is it all right if my boyfriend brings me?

CLINIC: Uh-huh.

CALLER: Because I don’t know how else I would get there.

CLINIC: Yeah, he can bring you.

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

CLINIC: Uh-huh.

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

CALLER: No, I wouldn’t. That’s completely confidential.

CALLER: Could I call you back? What’s your name?

CLINIC: My name’s Jennifer.

CALLER: Okay.

CLINIC: All righty?

CALLER: Thanks.

CLINIC: Thanks.

CALLER: Bye.

***END***

#266 – Castleton Planned Parenthood in Indianapolis, IN

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CASTLETON PLANNED PARENTHOOD
8121 CENTER RUN DR
INDIANAPOLIS, IN 46250-1945
317-849-9304

TAPE – 266

(dialing sound) (ringing 1X)

CLINIC: Hello. Planned Parenthood. (Castleton?) How can I help you?

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

CLINIC: Not at this location but I can give you the phone number of the Planned Parenthood location where we do those.

CALLER: Okay.

CLINIC: Okay, it’s 352-1900.

CALLER: Okay. Well do you know — like, well, my question is, like my friend told me that since like I’ll be 14 in March –

CLINIC: Um-hum.

CALLER: But she said that you guys would have to tell my parents and have them sign some stuff. But my boyfriend’s 22. Could he do that?

CLINIC: (pause) No. Your parents have to give consent for you to have the abortion.

CALLER: Oh. Is there any way not to tell them?

CLINIC: Not in the state of Indiana.

CALLER: It’s just, I can’t tell them at all.

CLINIC: Can you hold on just a minute?

CALLER: All right.

CLINIC: (pause) Ma’am?

CALLER: Uh-huh.

CLINIC: Yeah. In the state of Indiana you have to have your parents’ consent.

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

CLINIC: You have to tell them. There’s no way in the state of Indiana to get an abortion without their consent. That’s just the law here in Indiana.

CALLER: Okay. So my friend told me that she had — she knew someone that got a lawyer. Is there anything I could do with that, or –

CLINIC: Got a lawyer and went to court?

CALLER: Yeah.

CLINIC: And how far along are you?

CALLER: Well, I’m not real sure. Like my last period was like the second week in December.

CLINIC: The second week in December was your last period?

CALLER: Yeah.

CLINIC: So let me see. What was the first day of your last period?

CALLER: It was probably like the 14th.

CLINIC: Okay, and today is the 19th. You’re almost 10 weeks along.

CALLER: Okay.

CLINIC: You don’t have time to get a lawyer.

CALLER: Oh. Well, could I come in there and get a pregnancy test?

CLINIC: Yeah.

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

CLINIC: Pardon me?

CALLER: Would anybody have to find out?

CLINIC: No.

CALLER: Okay. Well, is it all right like if my boyfriend brings me because I don’t know how else I would get there.

CLINIC: Okay, yeah, that’s fine.

CALLER: Then you wouldn’t have to say anything about him or ask any questions or anything?

CLINIC: Pardon me?

CALLER: You wouldn’t have to ask about him or anything?

CLINIC: You can get a ride from anyone.

CALLER: All right.

CLINIC: All right?

CALLER: Okay. Well, like if the pregnancy test was negative, do you guys have birth control there?

CLINIC: Um-hum. Yes, we do.

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

CLINIC: No.

CALLER: Okay. Because my parents just can’t find out. Is it — could I go to like another state or anything?

CLINIC: Yeah, you can do that.

CALLER: Really?

CLINIC: Um-hum.

CALLER: Do you know where?

CLINIC: Chicago.

CALLER: Yeah?

CLINIC: Yeah.

CALLER: Okay. And they wouldn’t have to tell my parents there?

CLINIC: I don’t know. I don’t know whether you have to have — I know that you don’t have to have parental consent, but I don’t know if they inform your parents.

CALLER: Oh, okay.

CLINIC: But when you come in for your pregnancy test –

CALLER: Yeah. What was your name?

CLINIC: Marie.

CALLER: Okay. Yeah.

CLINIC: You can talk to someone about all that.

CALLER: Oh, all right.

CLINIC: Okay?

CALLER: Okay, thanks.

CLINIC: You’re welcome. Bye bye.

(phone clicks)

*** THE END ***

#277 – Planned Parenthood in Madison, IN

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PLANNED PARENTHOOD
220 CLIFTY DR # H
MADISON, IN 47250-1669
812-273-1172

TAPE – 277

(Dialing, phone ringing 2x)

CLINIC: Madison Planned Parenthood.

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

CLINIC: No, we don’t.

CALLER: Do you know of anyone that does?

CLINIC: Yeah, hold on. Are you calling from Indiana?

CALLER: Yeah.

CLINIC: This is a number for Bloomington. It’s 800-828-7525. And here’s one for Indianapolis– 800-352-1901.

CALLER: Okay. I’ll be 14 in March. Do you know if they would have to have my parents sign anything? My boyfriend’s 22. Could he do that?

CLINIC: How old are you?

CALLER: I’ll be 14 in March.

CLINIC: Yeah. You would have to have a judicial bypass —

CALLER: What is that?

CLINIC: — but your boyfriend wouldn’t be able to sign anything for you.

CALLER: Oh, okay.

CLINIC: You would have to see a judge, and they would have to write you a bypass to have it done.

CALLER: How long does it take to get that done?

CLINIC: I’m not sure. When you call the Bloomington number or the Indianapolis number, either one of them, they’ll be able to tell you. Just tell them what your situation is, then they’ll be able to tell you because I’m not really sure, hon.

CALLER: Could I get a pregnancy test there where you’re at?

CLINIC: Uh-huh.

CALLER: Okay. Do you have to tell anybody about that at all?

CLINIC: No. Do you know that you’re pregnant?

CALLER: Well, I think so. I’m not real sure.

CLINIC: Okay.

CALLER: Like my last period was the second week in December.

CLINIC: Okay. And you’ve not taken any pregnancy test?

CALLER: No.

CLINIC: What’s a good day and time for you to come in and do that?

CALLER: I’d have to call my boyfriend. I’m not really sure. He’s the only one that could take me.

CLINIC: Okay. Then just go ahead and do that, and let me know.

CALLER: Is it okay if he comes in with me though?

CLINIC: Uh-huh.

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

CLINIC: Yes, we do.

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

CLINIC: No.

CALLER: Okay. Is it okay if I call you back?

CLINIC: Sure.

CALLER: What was your name?

CLINIC: My name is Paulette.

CALLER: Okay.

CLINIC: All right.

CALLER: Thanks.

CLINIC: Uh-huh. Bye.

CALLER: Bye.

#267 – Northwest Planned Parenthood in Indianapolis, IN

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NORTHWEST PLANNED PARENTHOOD
8847 COMMERCE PARK PL # J
INDIANAPOLIS, IN 46268-3131
317-876-1774

TAPE – 267

(dialing sound) (ringing 1X)

CLINIC: Northwest Planned Parenthood.

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

CLINIC: No, we don’t. Let me give you a number.

CALLER: Okay.

CLINIC: It’s 352-1900.

CALLER: Okay. Do you know if they would have to — like my friend told me that since like 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, he cannot.

CALLER: Oh.

CLINIC: Have you had a pregnancy test yet?

CALLER: No.

CLINIC: Do you think you’re pregnant?

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

CLINIC: Okay. You need to come in for a pregnancy test, and then we can go from there.

CALLER: Would you have to tell anybody about the pregnancy test?

CLINIC: No. We don’t tell anyone.

CALLER: Okay.

CLINIC: Okay?

CALLER: Well, what if the pregnancy test was negative? Do you guys have birth control there?

CLINIC: Yes, we do.

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

CLINIC: No.

CALLER: Okay.

CLINIC: It is confidential, just depending on what type of birth control you want. If you want the shot, no, you couldn’t. You’d have to have mother’s consent.

CALLER: Oh, okay. Well, what else –

CLINIC: Did you want to set up an appointment?

CALLER: Well, I’d have to call my boyfriend to see when he can bring me. Is that all right if he brings me?

CLINIC: Sure. A pregnancy test is just a walk-in.

CALLER: Okay.

CLINIC: And how old did you tell me you were?

CALLER: I’ll be 14 in March.

CLINIC: Okay. You sound quite adult for 14.

CALLER: Oh. I don’t know.

CLINIC: So it’s just a walk-in for a pregnancy test, so I would start with that and then go from there.

CALLER: Okay. Well, what was your name?

CLINIC: Mine’s Sidney, and a pregnancy test is $5, hon.

CALLER: Oh, all right.

CLINIC: Okay?

CALLER: Okay.

CLINIC: Anything else?

CALLER: No. That’s all right.

CLINIC: Okay.

CALLER: Okay.

CLINIC: Bye bye.

CALLER: Bye.

(phone clicks)

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#278 – Planned Parenthood in New Castle, IN

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PLANNED PARENTHOOD
540 S. MAIN ST # D
NEW CASTLE, IN 47362-3307
765-521-4422

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.

CLINIC: No.

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?

CLINIC: Uh-huh.

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?

CLINIC: Yes.

CALLER: Would you have to tell anybody about that?

CLINIC: No.

CALLER: No?

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.

CALLER: Bye.

***END***

#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.

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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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