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#184 – Planned Parenthood in Storm Lake, IA

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PLANNED PARENTHOOD
720 ERIE ST
STORM LAKE, IA 50588-1810
712-732-5454

TAPE – 184

(dialing sound) (ringing 6X)

CLINIC: Planned Parenthood Storm Lake Center. This is Chris.

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

CLINIC: We do not.

CALLER: You don’t?

CLINIC: The nearest clinic would be Sioux City.

CALLER: Okay.

CLINIC: Do you want the telephone number?

CALLER: Yes, please.

CLINIC: Okay. It’s 712-276-6290.

CALLER: Okay. Do you know like if they have to tell my parents or anything?

CLINIC: How old are you?

CALLER: I’ll be 14 in March.

CLINIC: Okay. That is something you’ll have to discuss with them.

CALLER: Okay.

CLINIC: Okay?

CALLER: Well, it’s just my parents can’t find out at all –

CLINIC: Uh-huh.

CALLER: Because the problem is, my boyfriend’s 22, and we’re going to get married and everything, but they hate him because they think he’s too old for me, so.

CLINIC: Uh-huh.

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

CLINIC: Okay.

CALLER: They can’t find out at all.

CLINIC: Well, there is a new law that’s parental notification. Okay?

CALLER: Oh. Is there any way –

CLINIC: It’s not parental consent. But I would encourage you to ask — you know, talk to them about it, you know, because –

CALLER: I can’t talk to them. They don’t understand.

CLINIC: No, no. Sioux City, the clinic in Sioux City.

CALLER: Oh, all right.

CLINIC: Okay?

CALLER: Do you think that they would have to tell anybody?

CLINIC: I’m not sure what ways would be around that. You would have to talk to them, okay?

CALLER: Okay.

CLINIC: Because we do not provide that service here.

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

CLINIC: Yes. We do that.

CALLER: Oh. Well, would you have to tell my parents about that?

CLINIC: No. Certainly not.

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

CLINIC: No. No.

CALLER: All right.

CLINIC: Do you want to come in for that?

CALLER: Well, yeah, I guess.

CLINIC: Okay. Do you want to come today?

CALLER: I’d have to call my boyfriend to see when he could get off work to bring me, but.

CLINIC: Okay. Well, that’s something we can do any time, so after you talk to him, why don’t you call me, and we’ll start with that.

CALLER: Okay.

CLINIC: Okay?

CALLER: He was wondering about like birth control too. Do you guys do that?

CLINIC: Um-hum, yes.

CALLER: But would you guys have to tell anybody about that?

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

CALLER: All right. Okay.

CLINIC: So I would strongly encourage you to talk to him.

CALLER: Okay.

CLINIC: And get — and call me and we’ll set something up, okay?

CALLER: Okay.

CLINIC: Okay.

CALLER: And you’re Chris?

CLINIC: This is Chris. But yeah, you want to call and — have you done a pregnancy test?

CALLER: Well, I did a home pregnancy test over the weekend, and it was positive. I don’t — are they really all that good, or –

CLINIC: A lot of times you’re more likely to have a false negative than a false positive. Okay?

CALLER: Oh, okay.

CLINIC: So that may be accurate but I would be more than happy to bring you in here. And I can dig into my information more on minors and pregnancy and I can try to find more out for you, and we’ll go from there. But I would like to, you know, bring you on in.

CALLER: Is it okay if my boyfriend comes with me?

CLINIC: Yeah, that would be fine. That would be just fine.

CALLER: And you guys wouldn’t have to have him like fill out any information?

CLINIC: Uh-uh.

CALLER: Or tell anybody?

CLINIC: No. No.

CALLER: Okay.

CLINIC: No. So, yeah, I’d really encourage you to come in.

CALLER: Okay.

CLINIC: Okay? So why don’t you give me a call when you know what works, and we’ll get something worked out.

CALLER: Okay, thanks.

CLINIC: Okay, you’re welcome. Bye.

CALLER: Bye.

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