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#841 – Cedar Rapids Clinic For Women in Cedar Rapids, IA

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CEDAR RAPIDS CLINIC FOR WOMEN
CEDAR RAPIDS, IA 52404
319-390-4342

TAPE – 841

(Dialing, phone ringing 3x)

CLINIC: Cedar Rapids Planning for Women.

CALLER: Hi. Yeah. I was calling to see if you guys do abortions there.

CLINIC: We do.

CALLER: Do you know how much it cost for that?

CLINIC: It depends on how many weeks pregnant you are.

CALLER: How do you know?

CLINIC: This is for yourself?

CALLER: Yeah.

CLINIC: And when was your last period?

CALLER: January 15th.

CLINIC: (Pause) Are you calling from Cedar Rapids?

CALLER: Yeah.

CLINIC: Okay. Yeah. Have you had a pregnancy test done?

CALLER: Well, no.

CLINIC: Okay. Well, we first need to do a pregnancy test and a pelvic exam. And then once we did that we could determine what the cost would be.

CALLER: Okay. The thing is, my boyfriend said he would pay cash for every thing. But I’m going to be 14 later on this month, and my friend said that you guys would have to tell my parents. But my boyfriend’s 22, and he was going to take care of it all. Would that be all right, and you wouldn’t have to tell anybody?

CLINIC: You either need to have parental notification or you would need to get a judicial bypass.

CALLER: What’s that?

CLINIC: That’s where you go through the court system, and a judge would grant you the ability to have an abortion without telling your parents.

CALLER: Do I need a lawyer for that?

CLINIC: No. You would just need to call the clerk of the court. There’s no cost to you for that.

CALLER: Oh, okay. Well, does the judge usually say it’s all right?

CLINIC: In most cases, yeah. I haven’t heard them turn one down yet. But we would give you that information also once you had a pregnancy test. Do you want to make an appointment for a pregnancy test?

CALLER: Well, yeah. What time do you normally do them?

CLINIC: We’re open Monday through Friday. What time of day is better for you?

CALLER: What times are you open?

CLINIC: From 9:30 to 5.

CALLER: Okay. I would have to call my boyfriend to see. But we were talking about all this, and he said he would pay for it all, but we don’t want anyone to know about us. Would he have to sign anything or have his name on any forms?

CLINIC: No, he wouldn’t.

CALLER: Okay. Well, if it turned out that I wasn’t pregnant, would I be able to get birth control from you guys?

CLINIC: You can. We would need to do a yearly gyn exam, a pap test, and then we could put you on birth control pills.

CALLER: Well, how much does that cost?

CLINIC: The exam is $55 and the pills are $15 for each month.

CALLER: Okay. But would anybody have to know if I was on birth control?

CLINIC: No, uh-uh.

CALLER: So you’re open tomorrow from 9 to 5?

CLINIC: Uh-huh.

CALLER: Okay. Well, let me call my boyfriend and call you back. What was your name?

CLINIC: I’m Marty.

CALLER: Okay.

CLINIC: Um-hmm.

CALLER: All right. Okay. Thanks.

CLINIC: Um-hmm. Bye bye.

***END***

#412 – Planned Parenthood in Indianola, IA

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PLANNED PARENTHOOD
108 W. CLINTON AVE
INDIANOLA, IA 50125-1813
515-961-0541

TAPE – 412

(dialing sounds) (ringing 1X)

CLINIC: Good afternoon. Ananolis (ph) Planned Parenthood. This is Linda. May I help you?

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

CLINIC: No, we do not.

CALLER: Oh, well, do you know of any place that does?

CLINIC: They do do them at the central location in Des Moines. I could give you that number.

CALLER: All right.

CLINIC: It’s 280-7000.

CALLER: Okay. Well, do you — well, do you guys do pregnancy tests there?

CLINIC: Yes, we do.

CALLER: Oh, okay. Well, do you know — like it’s just — I’m just worried about all this because like my friend told me that since like I’m going to be 14 in March, she said that they would have to tell my parents about getting an abortion. And my boyfriend’s 22. Could he just take care of all this and they wouldn’t have to tell anybody?

CLINIC: No. Only one parent has to be notified if you’re under 18.

CALLER: Really?

CLINIC: There is a parental notification law.

CALLER: But I can’t tell anybody. I mean, if they found out that I was having sex with my boyfriend I don’t know what they would do. They can’t find out at all.

CLINIC: That’s the state law.

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

CLINIC: Not unless you would go before a judge and ask to have permission to have a bypass for them not to tell your parents.

CALLER: Oh. Well, do I need a lawyer for that?

CLINIC: Yes. You would have to contact, and there’s a number and a pamphlet that we have got.

CALLER: Oh. Well, how much does it cost to get a lawyer?

CLINIC: I think they do it for free. I think it’s through Drake Law School probably, somewhere around there.

CALLER: Oh, okay. Well, is there any reason why a judge would say no for that?

CLINIC: I don’t have any idea. I mean, it would just depend on whether you could convince him that that’s what you wanted to do and what you needed to do without your parents knowing.

CALLER: Well, do you know if he’s ever said no?

CLINIC: I don’t know that.

CALLER: Oh, okay. Well, so, if I come in for a pregnancy test is it all right if my boyfriend’s there with me?

CLINIC: Sure.

CALLER: Okay. Well, say that the pregnancy test ended up being like that I wasn’t pregnant. Do you guys have birth control there?

CLINIC: Yes.

CALLER: But would you guys have to tell anybody that I was on birth control though?

CLINIC: No. That is not something that we have to notify anyone for.

CALLER: Oh, okay.

CLINIC: You can do birth control without –

CALLER: It’s just my boyfriend and I don’t want to have to go through all this again, so. But if he was there, like we were talking about this and we decided that we don’t want anyone to know about us. If he was there with me would you guys have to have him sign anything or tell anybody?

CLINIC: That he was here with you to get birth control?

CALLER: Yeah.

CLINIC: No.

CALLER: Or the pregnancy test?

CLINIC: No, that is strictly confidential for those things, and that’s up to you if you tell anybody. We don’t.

CALLER: Oh, okay. Okay. Well, so –

CLINIC: Could you hold just a moment while I get my other line?

CALLER: Well, I’ll just — I’m all done I guess.

CLINIC: Okay.

CALLER: Okay, thanks.

(phone clicks)

*** THE END ***

#423 – Planned Parenthood in Fort Madison, IA

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PLANNED PARENTHOOD
4821 AVENUE O # 2
FORT MADISON, IA 52627-9677
319-372-1130

TAPE – 423

(dialing sounds) (ringing 1X)

CLINIC: Planned Parenthood. This is Dianna.

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

CLINIC: We do not, no.

CALLER: Okay. Well, do you know of anybody that does?

CLINIC: If you look in the yellow pages under abortion services, they’re listed.

CALLER: Really?

CLINIC: Uh-huh.

CALLER: Well, do you know like one that’s good?

CLINIC: They’re all good.

CALLER: Really?

CLINIC: Yeah.

CALLER: Okay. Well, could I like — I’m just really scared of everything because like my last period was like December 21st, and I don’t know what to do. But could I come in there for like a pregnancy test?

CLINIC: Okay. Yeah, you can do that. Let me set up an appointment here for you.

CALLER: Okay. You sure that like — I’m just worried because like my friend told me that since like I’ll be 14 in March she said that they would have to — that you guys would have to tell my parents. But –

CLINIC: Well, we don’t, but when you go — you have to have permission from your parents.

CALLER: Oh. Well, my boyfriend’s 22. Could he just give permission?

CLINIC: No. It has to be a parent.

CALLER: Really?

CLINIC: It’s a law in Iowa. Yeah. There is a place in Peoria, and they don’t have to have parental consent.

CALLER: Oh, okay.

CLINIC: But — yeah. It’s quite a ways away. But that’s a possibility for you.

CALLER: I just can’t tell my parents at all.

CLINIC: Um-hum.

CALLER: I mean, I don’t know what they would do if they found out.

CLINIC: Uh-huh.

CALLER: So I don’t –

CLINIC: Well, why don’t you come in for the pregnancy test? What time can you come in, do you think?

CALLER: Probably like tomorrow afternoon.

CLINIC: Okay. I’m not open on Tuesday. I could see you Wednesday.

CALLER: All right.

CLINIC: Okay, what time Wednesday?

CALLER: Wednesday afternoon though?

CLINIC: Okay, let me see here. How about 3:30? Would that work?

CALLER: That would probably pretty good.

CLINIC: Okay. What’s your name?

CALLER: It’s Christine.

CLINIC: And your last name?

CALLER: Smith.

CLINIC: Okay.

CALLER: Well, do you know like if the pregnancy test came out that I wasn’t pregnant, do you guys have birth control there?

CLINIC: We do, yes.

CALLER: Well, would you have to tell anybody I was on birth control though?

CLINIC: No. It’s all confidential.

CALLER: Okay. So even if like I’ll be 14 in March you wouldn’t have to tell anybody?

CLINIC: No. Uh-uh. Do you — have you been having regular periods?

CALLER: Well, yeah, usually.

CLINIC: Okay. Okay. Well, I have you down Wednesday the 27th at 3:30.

CALLER: Is it all right if my boyfriend’s there with me though?

CLINIC: Sure. That’s not a problem.

CALLER: Okay. Like — so, well, I guess I’ll talk to you later after I talk to my boyfriend. But thanks.

CLINIC: And you know where I’m located?

CALLER: Yeah. He knows.

CLINIC: Okay. We’ll see you then Wednesday.

CALLER: Okay, thanks.

CLINIC: Uh-huh. Bye bye.

(phone clicks)

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#190 – Planned Parenthood in Red Oak, IA

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PLANNED PARENTHOOD
422 E. REED ST.
RED OAK, IA 51566-2332
712-623-5522

TAPE – 190

(dialing sound) (ringing 2X)

CLINIC: Good afternoon. (Redover?) Planned Parenthood Center. This is Lisha. How may I help you?

CALLER: Yeah. I was calling to see if you guys do abortions there?

CLINIC: We don’t at our center.

CALLER: Okay.

CLINIC: Here in town. Our Des Moines center does.

CALLER: Okay. Do you have the number for that?

CLINIC: I can get you the number for that.

CALLER: Okay.

CLINIC: Okay. One moment, please. (pause) Thank you for holding. 1-800-568-2404. That will be our central clinic.

CALLER: Okay. Do you know if you have to be a specific age for that? Like I’ll be 14 in March. Is that okay?

CLINIC: I’m not for sure how that works because we don’t really deal with them too much here. They will know.

CALLER: Okay. Well, my friend said that you guys have to tell my parents. Is that true?

CLINIC: I’m trying to think. I’m not for sure either about that.

CALLER: Oh, okay. Because like they can’t tell my parents at all because well the problem is my boyfriend’s 22 and we’re going to get married, but like they hate him because they think he’s too old for me.

CLINIC: Yeah. This 800 number and stuff should be able to answer your questions more appropriately.

CALLER: Okay. Do you guys do pregnancy tests there?

CLINIC: Yes, we do.

CALLER: You do?

CLINIC: Uh-huh.

CALLER: Would you have to tell my parents about that?

CLINIC: No, no. No. That’s all confidential.

CALLER: Okay. So you guys wouldn’t have to tell anybody?

CLINIC: Right.

CALLER: Okay. If the pregnancy test was — if it was negative, do you guys do birth control?

CLINIC: Yes, we do.

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

CLINIC: Nope. Nope. It’s all confidential.

CALLER: Okay. Would it be all right if my boyfriend brings me and everything?

CLINIC: For like to get on birth control and stuff, you’ll need an appointment.

CALLER: Okay.

CLINIC: Would you like to make an appointment for that?

CALLER: Well, I’d have to call him and see when he can get off work.

CLINIC: Okay. Once you find — the nurse is here on Mondays.

CALLER: Okay.

CLINIC: And I’ve got just a couple times left on this coming Monday.

CALLER: Okay.

CLINIC: I’ve got like a –

CALLER: But it’s okay if my boyfriend brings me?

CLINIC: Sure. Sure.

CALLER: You don’t have to tell anybody?

CLINIC: Nope. That’s quite all right.

CALLER: Okay.

CLINIC: It looks like I’ve got a 1:40 appointment and like a 5:00 or a 5:20 appointment on Monday.

CALLER: Okay. Well, I don’t know. I’d have to talk to him and see.

CLINIC: Okay.

CALLER: But is it all right if I call back and stuff?

CLINIC: Sure. That’s fine.

CALLER: Okay.

CLINIC: Okay.

CALLER: Thanks.

CLINIC: Thanks.

CALLER: Bye.

CLINIC: Bye bye.

#191 – Planned Parenthood in Washington, IA

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PLANNED PARENTHOOD
PO BOX 44
WASHINGTON, IA 52353
319-653-3525

TAPE – 191

(dialing sound) (ringing 2X)

CLINIC: Planned Parenthood. This is Carol.

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

CLINIC: No, we don’t. You’d have to — the closest one would be Iowa City Planned Parenthood or Emma Goldman in Iowa City.

CALLER: I called there. They’re closed.

CLINIC: Emma Goldman or– ? Yeah.

CALLER: The Iowa City one. Like their little automated thing said that they were open on Fridays 9 to 5 but they were closed.

CLINIC: It did say that they were closed or they just couldn’t come to the phone at the moment?

CALLER: Like it said that they were closed. They weren’t even taking messages or anything.

CLINIC: Yeah. You have to just keep trying them. We don’t do that here.

CALLER: Oh. Well, is it okay if I ask you some questions? Like, well, my friend told me that you guys have to tell my parents before I can have an abortion. Is that true?

CLINIC: No. There is some legal help available, so I know that you don’t have to tell your parents. I don’t know the legalities of it, but I’m sure, you know, at one of those places they could help you out with that.

CALLER: Well, because I’ll be 14 in March.

CLINIC: Um-hum.

CALLER: So that’s like — I would still have to — it’s not old enough or –

CLINIC: Yeah. You don’t have to tell your parents. No. That’s what I’m saying.

CALLER: Okay. Because like I can’t tell my parents at all because they can’t stand my boyfriend. Like they think he’s like — well, he’s 22, and we’re in love and we’re going to get married, but they think he’s too old for me. So they can’t find out at all.

CLINIC: Okay, yeah. I’m sure that everything there is confidential.

CALLER: Okay.

CLINIC: You know? You just have to explain the situation to them and I’m sure that they’ll help you out with it.

CALLER: Okay. Well, do you guys like do pregnancy tests there?

CLINIC: We do do pregnancy tests. You have to be 6 weeks past your menstrual period.

CALLER: Okay. Well, like my last one was like the first week in December.

CLINIC: Okay, um-hum.

CALLER: And you guys wouldn’t have to tell my parents about –

CLINIC: No.

CALLER: — getting a pregnancy –

CLINIC: No.

CALLER: So you wouldn’t have to tell anybody at all?

CLINIC: No.

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

CLINIC: Yeah. It’s best to make an appointment.

CALLER: Okay. I’d actually have to call him to see if he can get off work and when I can come in.

CLINIC: Okay. I could see you today at 3:30.

CALLER: Oh, well, he’s going to be at work until 5:00, so.

CLINIC: Okay. Well, we close at 5:00. But on Tuesdays we’re open later.

CALLER: Okay.

CLINIC: Tuesday will be the next day that we’re open here if you want to try back then.

CALLER: Okay.

CLINIC: Okay?

CALLER: He was also wondering about birth control. Do you guys do that there?

CLINIC: Yes, we do.

CALLER: Would you have to tell my parents about that?

CLINIC: No. But you have to have an exam first of all. Okay?

CALLER: Okay.

CLINIC: With a pap. Do you know what that is?

CALLER: No.

CLINIC: Okay. It’s where they test a little of the tissue from the cervix, okay? It’s like a pre-cancer screening. It’s just a preventative cancer screening.

CALLER: Okay.

CLINIC: Okay? But it’s required that you have one of those every year.

CALLER: Okay. But you guys wouldn’t have to tell anybody about birth control at all?

CLINIC: No.

CALLER: All right.

CLINIC: But you do — if you wanted to make an appointment for that, you know, you have to make, you have to tell me so I can make a longer appointment.

CALLER: Okay.

CLINIC: Okay?

CALLER: So it’s all right if I call you back?

CLINIC: Sure.

CALLER: Okay.

CLINIC: Okay.

CALLER: All right. Thanks.

CLINIC: You’re welcome. Bye.

(phone clicks)

***THE END***

#192 – Planned Parenthood in Burlington, IA

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PLANNED PARENTHOOD
620 N 8TH ST
BURLINGTON, IA 52601-5037
319-753-6209

TAPE – 192

(dialing sound) (ringing 1X)

CLINIC: Good afternoon. Planned Parenthood.

CALLER: Yeah. I was calling to see if you guys do abortions there?

CLINIC: No, we don’t.

CALLER: You don’t?

CLINIC: You need to talk to a nurse though?

CALLER: Well, yeah. I guess.

CLINIC: Okay. Hold on. Let me get you the clinic.

CALLER: Thanks.

CLINIC: (pause) I’m sorry. The nurse is out to lunch until 2:00. Can you call back?

CALLER: Well, could I ask you some questions?

CLINIC: What do you need to know?

CALLER: Well, my friend told me that you guys have to tell my parents before I can have an abortion. Is that true?

CLINIC: Hold on a second. Okay?

CALLER: All right.

CLINIC: (pause) This is Cherry. Can I help you?

CALLER: Yeah. Well, I was wanting to know like my friend told me that my parents have to be told before I can have an abortion. Is that true?

CLINIC: How old are you?

CALLER: Well, I’ll be 14 in March.

CLINIC: Okay. Where do you live?

CALLER: I live in New London.

CLINIC: New London? Okay. There is a law right now that is parental notification.

CALLER: Uh-huh.

CLINIC: So that’s correct. If you went to a place to have an abortion they would have to notify your parents.

CALLER: Are you serious? Like there’s no way they can find out. Because like my boyfriend’s 22 and they’re planning on getting married, or like we’re in love and we’re going to get married and everything. But my parents hate him because they think he’s too old for me. So they can’t find out at all.

CLINIC: Okay. So have you had a pregnancy test?

CALLER: I did a home pregnancy test over the weekend.

CLINIC: Okay. Let me see if I can get hold of somebody that might be able to answer your questions better.

CALLER: All right.

CLINIC: Is there a way I can call you back or would it be better for you to call back later?

CALLER: It would be better to call you back later.

CLINIC: Okay. What’s your name?

CALLER: I’m Christine.

CLINIC: Christine. Okay, and what number did you call me on, Christine?

CALLER: The — it’s the 753-5209 number.

CLINIC: Okay. Why don’t you call back — when could you call back?

CALLER: Well, I’m at my friend’s house. I don’t know.

CLINIC: Are you going to be there this afternoon?

CALLER: Yeah.

CLINIC: Why don’t you call back in about an hour?

CALLER: Okay.

CLINIC: And that should give me time to try to get hold of somebody and probably what I’ll do then is give you a phone number for them.

CALLER: Okay.

CLINIC: So they might be able to help you with that. Okay?

CALLER: Okay.

CLINIC: Thank you.

CALLER: Thanks.

CLINIC: Bye bye.

(phone clicks)

(dialing sound) (ringing 2X)

CLINIC: Planned Parenthood. May I help you?

CALLER: Hi, yeah. I was wanting to talk to Cherry.

CLINIC: One moment.

(ringing 1X)

CLINIC: This is Cherry.

CALLER: Hi. Yeah. I was calling you back. You said to call you back. I’m the one that was wanting to know about if my parents have to know.

CLINIC: Okay. I have a person that you can talk to at another Planned Parenthood office.

CALLER: Okay.

CLINIC: This is the Planned Parenthood in Iowa City and they do do abortions there. They also do counseling. So she knows a lot more about the parental notification than I do and what your choices are on that, okay?

CALLER: Okay.

CLINIC: Okay, so you want to call before 5:00 today and ask for Jill. Her phone number is 319-354-8000.

CALLER: Okay.

CLINIC: And I just gave her your first name and told her that you’d probably call her this afternoon.

CALLER: Okay.

CLINIC: Okay?

CALLER: Okay.

CLINIC: Good luck.

CALLER: Thanks.

CLINIC: Um-hum.

(phone clicks)

***THE END***

#182 – Planned Parenthood in Des Moines, IA

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PLANNED PARENTHOOD
500 ARMY POST RD. # 17
DES MOINES, IA 50315-6240
515-285-6500

TAPE – 182

(dialing sounds) (ringing 2X)

CLINIC: Planned Parenthood. Des Moines South.

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

CLINIC: Not at this clinic. You would need to contact the central location for that information.

CALLER: Okay.

CLINIC: Do you have their phone number?

CALLER: No.

CLINIC: It’s — you have pen and paper?

CALLER: Yeah.

CLINIC: It’s 280-7002.

CALLER: 7002. Well, do you know like if you have to be a certain age to have an abortion?

CLINIC: How old are you?

CALLER: I’ll be 14 in March.

CLINIC: You do need to notify a parent.

CALLER: Is there any way not to do that? Like if I told them they would totally flip out because like — well like the problem is, my boyfriend’s 22, and we’re in love, and we’re going to get married, but like they hate him because they think he’s too old for me.

CLINIC: Okay. You can contact the central location. They may be able to help you out with that.

CALLER: Okay.

CLINIC: But in the state of Iowa if you’re under 18 you’re required to give parental notification.

CALLER: And there’s no way around that at all?

CLINIC: You can contact the central location about that.

CALLER: Okay. Well, like do you guys do birth control there at all?

CLINIC: Yes, we do.

CALLER: Would you guys have to tell anybody about that?

CLINIC: Not for birth control.

CALLER: Okay.

CLINIC: But we can’t get you started on birth control if you’re already pregnant.

CALLER: Oh. Well, okay. But my boyfriend just doesn’t want anybody to know, so they wouldn’t have to tell anybody, right?

CLINIC: Are you currently pregnant?

CALLER: Well, I think so. I don’t know.

CLINIC: Well, if you’re pregnant you’ll need to take care of that before we can offer you any birth control.

CALLER: Oh, all right. Well, like do you guys do pregnancy tests there?

CLINIC: Yes, we do.

CALLER: Okay. Would you have to tell anybody about that?

CLINIC: No.

CALLER: Oh, okay.

CLINIC: Did you want to set up an appointment for a pregnancy test?

CALLER: Yeah.

CLINIC: Okay. I could have you come in next Monday.

CALLER: Okay.

CLINIC: What time can you come in?

CALLER: Well, I’d have to talk to my boyfriend to see what time is good for him, but I think probably like in the afternoon.

CLINIC: Okay. Do you want to check with him and give us a call back?

CALLER: Yeah. Is it okay if I — what was your name so that I can call you back?

CLINIC: You can contact any of us.

CALLER: Okay, well, is it okay if I call you because you’re just nice, so I don’t want to talk to anyone that’s mean.

CLINIC: My name’s Susan, but I can’t guarantee that I’ll be able to answer the phone.

CALLER: Oh, all right. Okay.

CLINIC: Okay?

CALLER: Thanks.

(phone clicks)
*** THE END ***
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#193 – Planned Parenthood in Keokik, IA

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PLANNED PARENTHOOD
206 1/2 N 7TH ST
KEOKIK, IA 52632-5529
319-524-2759

TAPE – 193

(dialing sound) (ringing 2X)

CLINIC: Good afternoon. This is Planned Parenthood. I’m Chelsea. How can I help you?

CALLER: Hi. I was just on the phone with you and my friend’s mom came in and I had to hang up real quick. I’m sorry.

CLINIC: Okay. Here she is. One second.

CALLER: Thanks.

CLINIC: Okay. Hello. This is Lisa, the nurse practitioner.

CALLER: Oh. Hi.

CLINIC: Hi. What can I do for you?

CALLER: Well, I was just like — my friend told me that my parents have to be told before I can have an abortion. Is that true?

CLINIC: Yes, it is.

CALLER: Okay. Is there any way around that? Like I can’t tell them at all because they hate my boyfriend, and if they found out — like well they hate him because — well, we’re going to get married, and he loves me, but like — I don’t know. He just said he was going to take care of me and everything. So they just can’t find out. Like he’s old enough to take care of me. He’s 22. But they can’t find out at all.

CLINIC: Well, if you’re going to get a termination there’s not really much that you can do about it because they will need parent consent. They have to — in order to get a termination or an abortion you have to have parental consent.

CALLER: Okay.

CLINIC: Okay? Or a guardian, whoever is your legal guardian, parental consent or guardian, okay?

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

CLINIC: Yes, we do.

CALLER: Okay.

CLINIC: We do birth control. Yes, we do.

CALLER: But you wouldn’t have to tell anybody?

CLINIC: Yes, I do.

CALLER: You do? About birth control?

CLINIC: If I know — no, not about the birth control, but if you come in and tell me your boyfriend is 22 years old, I have to turn him in for sexual abuse.

CALLER: What? But we’re in love. I don’t understand.

CLINIC: If you come in and you don’t tell me, you know, that your boyfriend is 22 years old, I don’t know how old your boyfriend is. You know? I mean, that’s none of my business. But if you come in and you tell me that your boyfriend is 22 years old, he’s going to get charged for statutory rape first of all.

CALLER: Like what could happen?

CLINIC: What could happen?

CALLER: Yeah. Well, would he get in trouble?

CLINIC: He could get in trouble, yeah. I mean, I don’t know. Yes, he — there is a possibility that he could get in trouble. I know — do your parents know that — your parents evidently do not know that you’re dating a 22-year-old man, right?

CALLER: Well, they just don’t like him. I mean, they know him.

CLINIC: Oh, they know that you guys are dating and having sex and everything?

CALLER: Well, no, but –

CLINIC: (laughs) Okay. Well, it sounds like you do need to get on some type of birth control definitely, okay?

CALLER: Okay.

CLINIC: All right?

CALLER: But you guys wouldn’t have to tell my parents about that?

CLINIC: No. We do not tell parents about birth control. No, we do not.

CALLER: Okay.

CLINIC: Now if you were pregnant, we wouldn’t even tell them that, okay?

CALLER: Okay.

CLINIC: All right? I mean, that’s something that you’ll have to — you would have to tell them. But if you want to get an abortion which we do not do here, and you’re under the age of 18, you have to have parental consent. Your parents have to know that you’re getting an abortion in the state of Iowa.

CALLER: Oh.

CLINIC: Now in Illinois I don’t think that they have to know, but in Iowa if you go anywhere in Iowa they have to know. They have to know about it.

CALLER: Oh, okay.

CLINIC: Okay?

CALLER: Okay. Well, do you know like what I could do if I wanted to go to Illinois?

CLINIC: If you wanted to go to Illinois? You could come in and get a pregnancy test first of all. Then we could determine if you’re pregnant or not. Then we can give you a list of abortion facilities in the area.

CALLER: Okay.

CLINIC: Okay?

CALLER: But like if I came in and got a pregnancy test you guys wouldn’t have to tell my parents about that?

CLINIC: No, I would not tell your parents you had a pregnancy test, no.

CALLER: Okay. So nobody would have to know at all?

CLINIC: No one would have to know at all. You’re exactly right.

CALLER: Okay.

CLINIC: Okay?

CALLER: Okay.

CLINIC: Do you — would you like to call back later and make an appointment for a pregnancy test?

CALLER: Yeah.

CLINIC: Okay. Why don’t you do that? And then if you want to make an appointment for an annual exam, why don’t you go ahead and do that also? Okay? All right? An exam would be so we could get you started on some birth control if you’re not pregnant. That would probably be the best route to go.

CALLER: Okay.

CLINIC: Okay?

CALLER: Okay.

CLINIC: All right.

CALLER: Thank you.

CLINIC: Thank you. Bye bye.

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#183 – Planned Parenthood in Fort Dodge, IA

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PLANNED PARENTHOOD
310 2ND AVE S
FORT DODGE, IA 50501-3710
515-573-8131

TAPE – 183

(dialing sounds) (ringing 2X)

CLINIC: Planned Parenthood, Ft. Dodge Center. This is Angie.

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

CLINIC: Nope.

CALLER: No? Do you know any place that does?

CLINIC: Des Moines.

CALLER: Des Moines? Do you have that number?

CLINIC: Yep. It’s 1-800-568-2404.

CALLER: 2404? Do you know — like my friend said that you guys like have to know, like you guys have to tell my parents before I can have an abortion. Is that true?

CLINIC: We have to have parental consent if you’re under 18.

CALLER: Oh. Well, I’ll be 14 in March, but there’s no way they can find out because like — well like the problem is my boyfriend’s 22, and we’re planning on getting married, but they can’t find out because they hate him because they think he’s too old for me. So is there any way like –

CLINIC: Hold on a moment, okay?

CALLER: All right.

(music)

CLINIC: Hi, this is Lori. Can I help you?

CALLER: Hi, yeah. Well, I was asking like is there any way like my parents don’t have to know if I’m getting an abortion?

CLINIC: You can go through what’s called a judicial bypass.

CALLER: Uh-huh. What is that?

CLINIC: Um, where you go before a judge just to prove that you’re mature enough to make the decision.

CALLER: Do I have to get a lawyer?

CLINIC: They appoint one for you.

CALLER: Oh, they do?

CLINIC: Are you planning to go to the Des Moines Planned Parenthood?

CALLER: Yeah.

CLINIC: Okay. Probably what you need to do is call them and talk to someone down there about it.

CALLER: Okay.

CLINIC: Saying that you want to go through judicial bypass, and they’ll walk you through it.

CALLER: Does the judge ever say no or anything?

CLINIC: I don’t — not in this area. There are certain areas where you’ll get a stinky judge (laughs), but I don’t think we’ve had a problem. You know, you may wind up just going through Polk County too.

CALLER: Okay.

CLINIC: But I don’t know the specifics of that because it doesn’t happen a lot.

CALLER: Oh.

CLINIC: But the Des Moines Planned Parenthood are the ones that have to deal with that legally, so why don’t you give them a call? Explain your situation that you want to go through the judicial bypass. Have you watched the video and everything?

CALLER: No.

CLINIC: Okay. They’ll probably recommend that you come in and do that and find –

CALLER: Do I have to tell the judge about my boyfriend?

CLINIC: I don’t know what questions they’ll ask.

CALLER: Oh, all right.

CLINIC: You know, I’ve never gone through the process with anybody, so I’m not sure what questions he asks.

CALLER: Oh.

CLINIC: So I can’t — I don’t know. You know, that’s something you’d have to — I’m not — you know, I’m sure there are some judges that just go, yeah, okay, fine, let me sign it. And others may ask questions. So.

CALLER: Oh, all right.

CLINIC: I know. It’s not, it’s kind of a punitive act on the part of the legislature. (laughs)

CALLER: Okay.

CLINIC: We’re not too happy about it, but, you know, unfortunately we have to go by what the law says, so.

CALLER: Oh, okay.

CLINIC: Why don’t you give them a call down there?

CALLER: Okay.

CLINIC: And they can help you through it. Okay?

CALLER: Well, like do you guys do pregnancy tests there?

CLINIC: Um-hum.

CALLER: Do you have to tell anybody about that if I –

CLINIC: No. Um-um.

CALLER: Okay. Like, well, say that I wasn’t pregnant. Do you guys do birth control there?

CLINIC: Um-hum.

CALLER: Okay, and you wouldn’t have to tell anybody about –

CLINIC: Nope.

CALLER: — that I was on birth control?

CLINIC: Uh-uh. Nope.

CALLER: Okay. Would like my boyfriend be able to pay for it and everything?

CLINIC: Um-hum.

CALLER: So, all right.

CLINIC: Do you want to schedule an appointment?

CALLER: Huh?

CLINIC: Do you want to schedule an appointment?

CALLER: Okay. Well, yeah.

CLINIC: Okay.

CALLER: But you guys wouldn’t have to tell my parents? Because they can’t know at all, because they just hate my boyfriend because they think he’s too old for me.

CLINIC: Yeah. No, it’s — in Iowa there is no law stating that parents have to be notified if a minor gets birth control.

CALLER: Oh, okay.

CLINIC: All our services are confidential.

CALLER: My boyfriend said that nobody has to know.

CLINIC: Right.

CALLER: Right?

CLINIC: Right. The only time there’s parental notification is in the case of an abortion with a minor.

CALLER: Okay.

CLINIC: Okay?

CALLER: Okay.

CLINIC: So do you want to schedule for a pregnancy test?

CALLER: Yeah.

CLINIC: Okay. Just a moment, please.

(music)

CLINIC: I do have some openings this afternoon.

CALLER: Oh. Well, I’d have to call my boyfriend to see if I can –

CLINIC: Okay. Otherwise, I’ve got tomorrow or Monday too.

CALLER: You guys have a walk-in thing?

CLINIC: We really request that you call just because, you know, sometimes we have people scheduled during that time and –

CALLER: Oh.

CLINIC: — it’s kind of a wait. So we recommend that you call.

CALLER: Okay.

CLINIC: Ahead. Okay?

CALLER: Okay. Well, is it okay if I call you back?

CLINIC: That’s fine.

CALLER: What was your name?

CLINIC: Lori.

CALLER: Lori? All right. Okay.

CLINIC: Okay. Bye bye.

CALLER: Thanks.

(phone clicks)

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#194 – Planned Parenthood in Bettendorf, IA

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PLANNED PARENTHOOD
2751 TECH DR.
BETTENDORF, IA 52722-3242
563-449-1000

TAPE – 194

(dialing sound) (ringing 1X)

CLINIC: Thank you for calling Planned Parenthood in the Quad Cities. This is Steven. How can I help you?

CALLER: Yeah. I was calling to see if you guys do abortions there?

CLINIC: Um-hum.

CALLER: Yeah?

CLINIC: Yeah.

CALLER: Do you have to be a specific age for that?

CLINIC: No. If you’re a minor we have to have some sort of parental notification. You may not need permission but you have to have a form filled out signed by a parent or a guardian.

CALLER: Is there any way not to do that? Like I can’t tell my parents at all because like the problem is my boyfriend is 22 and we’re in love and we’re going to get married, but my parents hate him because they think he’s too old for me.

CALLER: Okay. Then you’ll have to what they call a judicial bypass. What that basically is is you go, you call the circuit of the clerk, clerk of the circuit court I believe is what it is, in Scott County here. And basically they’ll just — I have to give you information or we have to provide some information before you actually see the judge because it will basically fill you in on how you need to answer questions and what not when you see the judge for a judicial bypass.

CALLER: Okay.

CLINIC: And usually they’ll put you through as Jane Doe so it’s all confidential for you. And the judge will basically grant you that once you answer the questions.

CALLER: Okay. So do I have to tell them about my boyfriend or anything?

CLINIC: No. Basically they’ll ask why you want the abortion, and you know you’ll have to answer the questions properly and why you don’t want to talk to your parents about it or why you can’t talk to your parents about it, things like that. So I’m not going to tell you to make up any stories or whatever, but whatever answer you give will determine whether or not they can grant you a judicial bypass.

CALLER: How do I know what answers to give them?

CLINIC: I just said I have information for you that you can pick up or I can send to you, or whichever you like to do, make an appointment. That way you’ll be, you’ll be prepared to do so.

CALLER: Okay. Do I have to get a lawyer for that or anything?

CLINIC: No, no. You have to just talk to the clerk of the circuit court. You call them up and they’ll set you up an appointment to go in and see the judge.

CALLER: Okay. And do they ever say no or anything?

CLINIC: So far they haven’t. I haven’t any experience in that at all, you know. People that have actually gone through it haven’t had any problems. But you have to make sure you get your information and once, before you actually see the judge that day.

CALLER: Okay.

CLINIC: Did you want to set up an appointment?

CALLER: Well, I’d have to talk to my boyfriend and see when he can get off work to know when to come in, but do you guys do like pregnancy tests there?

CLINIC: Uh-huh.

CALLER: Yeah? Would you have to tell anybody about that?

CLINIC: Um-um. Everything we do here is confidential.

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

CLINIC: Yeah. That’s fine.

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

CLINIC: Um-hum. We sure do.

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

CLINIC: Nope. Not at all.

CALLER: Okay.

CLINIC: Okay?

CALLER: Well, I’ll call you back.

CLINIC: All right.

CALLER: Thanks.

CLINIC: You’re welcome.

CALLER: Bye.

CLINIC: Bye bye.

(phone clicks)

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