Listen to the Call:
2530 CHAMBERLAIN ST.
AMES, IA 50014-7272
TAPE – 115
(Dialing, phone ringing)
CLINIC: Good afternoon, Planned Parenthood, (unclear). This is Alicia (sp). How can I help you?
CALLER: Hi. Yeah. I was wondering if you guys do abortions there?
CLINIC: We do it in Des Moines.
CALLER: In Des Moines?
CLINIC: Yeah. Do you want that phone number?
CALLER: Yeah, okay.
CLINIC: It is 515-280-7000.
CALLER: Oh, okay. Do you know if they have to tell my parents before I can have an abortion?
CLINIC: How old are you?
CALLER: I’ll be 14 in March.
CLINIC: There are a few things that you can do to get around that, but they have to be really pertinent reasons. But I am not sure exactly what those are. They should be able to tell you a little bit more about there.
CALLER: Okay. My parents can’t find out at all, because if they do — my boyfriend’s 22. We’re in love, and we’re going to get married. But they hate him because they think he’s too old for me. So there’s just no way they can find out.
CLINIC: Well, probably Des Moines will probably know a little bit more about that.
CALLER: Well, if I wasn’t pregnant, do you guys do birth control there?
CLINIC: Yeah, we do.
CALLER: Yeah? Would you guys have to tell anybody about that either?
CALLER: All right. Is it all right if my boyfriend comes with me to get birth control?
CLINIC: Yes, that’s certainly fine. Are you worried about — like did you just have unprotected sex?
CALLER: Well, my last period was like the first week in December. I did a home pregnancy test over the weekend, and it said I was positive.
CLINIC: Okay. You’re going to probably want to call Des Moines then, and see what kind of options they have for you.
CALLER: Okay. If I talk to my boyfriend later on today, and he has questions, is it all right if I call you back and talk to you?
CLINIC: Yeah, you can. Or else you can call Des Moines because they’ll probably have a little bit more information for you.
CALLER: All right.
CALLER: Okay. But they wouldn’t tell anybody either?
CLINIC: No. No. It’s totally confidential.
CLINIC: All right.
CALLER: Okay, thanks.
CLINIC: Yep. Bye bye.