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#691 – Metropolitan Family Planning Institute in College Park, MD

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METROPOLITAN FAMILY PLANNING INSTITUTE
5915 GREENBELT RD.
COLLEGE PARK, MD 20740
301-474-5300

TAPE – 691

(dialing sound) (ringing 1X)

CLINIC: Good morning. Doctor’s office. Can I help you?

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

CLINIC: Yes, ma’am.

CALLER: Okay. Well, do you know how much it costs for that?

CLINIC: How many weeks are you pregnant?

CALLER: Well, I’m not really sure. How do you know?

CLINIC: When was the first of your last period, ma’am?

CALLER: January 3rd.

CLINIC: January 3rd to February the 3rd, that’s one month. February 3rd to March 3rd, that’s two months. It’s $250 up to 11 weeks. $250.

CALLER: Okay. Well, do you know, it’s just, the thing is, like I’m going to be 14 later on this month, and my friend told me that you guys would have to tell my parents. But my boyfriend’s 22. Is he old enough to sign whatever it is and you don’t have to tell anybody?

CLINIC: Yes, ma’am.

CALLER: Okay. All right. Well, do you guys do a pregnancy test there just to make sure?

CLINIC: We do a sonogram to make sure the pregnancy is in the uterus.

CALLER: Okay.

CLINIC: And that’s the sonogram show negative, then we do a pregnancy test to find out if you’re pregnant, yes or no.

CALLER: Okay.

CLINIC: And then we go from there.

CALLER: Okay. Well, if I wasn’t pregnant could I get birth control from you guys?

CLINIC: Yes, ma’am. You need to do a checkup. Yes, ma’am.

CALLER: Okay. But how much does that cost?

CLINIC: A checkup here is $150.

CALLER: Okay. Well, my boyfriend said that he would pay for everything, but we don’t want anyone to know about us.

CLINIC: No problem. No problem.

CALLER: Okay. So if he’s paying for everything he doesn’t have to sign anything or –

CLINIC: No, he don’t have to sign anything. Just you sigh the paperwork. Hold for a second. Hold on. Hold on.

CALLER: All right.

CLINIC: Hello, ma’am?

CALLER: Yeah, I’m here.

CLINIC: You sign the paperwork and that’s it.

CALLER: Okay.

CLINIC: You sign the waiver, that’s it.

CALLER: Okay. Well, I need to call him and find out when he can bring me, but when should I come do you think?

CLINIC: For the checkup? Or are you coming for the abortion?

CALLER: I guess the checkup first.

CLINIC: Well, if I was — you come for an abortion, come make appointment for the abortion only because you don’t want to pay twice.

CALLER: Okay.

CLINIC: So come make an appointment for the abortion. The fee is $250 up to 11 weeks, $250.

CALLER: Okay.

CLINIC: Okay?

CALLER: Well, is there any other fees then?

CLINIC: Only if your blood type is RH negative. You have to pay $50 more for a Rogam shot.

CALLER: Okay. So how much should I bring then?

CLINIC: Probably $300 to be on the safe side.

CALLER: Okay.

CLINIC: Okay?

CALLER: So is it okay if I call my boyfriend and call you back to make an appointment?

CLINIC: No problem.

CALLER: What’s your name?

CLINIC: My name is Yvonne.

CALLER: Okay.

CLINIC: Okay?

CALLER: All right, thank you.

CLINIC: Bye bye.

CALLER: Bye.

(phone clicks)

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#692 – Prince George’s Reproductive Health Services in Hyattsville, MD

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PRINCE GEORGE’S REPRODUCTIVE HEALTH SERVICES
7411 RIGGS RD # 300
HYATTSVILLE, MD 20783
301-434-2300

TAPE – 692

(dialing sound) (ringing 2X)

CLINIC: (unclear) Health Services.

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

CLINIC: We do.

CALLER: Okay. Well, do you know how much it costs for that?

CLINIC: When was the last time you had a period?

CALLER: January 3rd.

CLINIC: January 3rd?

CALLER: Yeah.

CLINIC: The fee would be $275 if you want to be awake or $450 if you wanted to be asleep.

CALLER: Okay. Well, do you know — it’s just the thing is I’m going to be 14 later on this month, and my friend said you guys would have to tell my parents. But my boyfriend’s 22. Is he old enough to take care of it and you wouldn’t have to tell anybody?

CLINIC: There is no parental consent law in Maryland.

CALLER: Okay.

CLINIC: So no, we wouldn’t have to tell them.

CALLER: Okay. Well, it’s just me and my boyfriend were talking about all this, and he said that he would pay for everything. But we don’t want anyone to know about us. Would he have to sign anything if he was paying for it all?

CLINIC: No.

CALLER: Okay.

CLINIC: You still have to fill out paperwork and stuff.

CALLER: Well, would he?

CLINIC: No.

CALLER: Oh, okay. All right. Well, do you guys do pregnancy tests there just to make sure?

CLINIC: It costs $5. We do.

CALLER: Okay. What time do you normally do them?

CLINIC: Mostly every day except for Monday and Saturday and we do them from — I’m here until 4:30. I get here about 9:00.

CALLER: Okay. So my boyfriend works from 8 to 5.

CLINIC: Okay. I have two other people have called in front of you, and so I put them on hold to answer your call, so I’m going to put you on hold for a second, okay?

CALLER: All right.

CLINIC: Sorry about that.

CALLER: Okay.

CLINIC: What were the rest of your questions?

CALLER: Well, if it turned out that I wasn’t pregnant, do you guys do birth control there?

CLINIC: Well, if you just came in for a pregnancy test — I’m getting the feeling that if you think that if you come in for a pregnancy test I can give you birth control at that time, and that’s not what happens. But yes, we do do birth control but you he’d have to make a separate appointment for it.

CALLER: Okay. How much is it for that appointment?

CLINIC: $85. But you’re a student and — how old are you?

CALLER: I’ll be 14 on the 19th.

CLINIC: You’re better off going to Planned Parenthood. It will be so much cheaper. It will be like free.

CALLER: Okay.

CLINIC: Yeah. So you want to find — look in the white pages and find a Planned Parenthood that’s close to your house.

CALLER: Okay. Well, if I needed to get an appointment with you could I call you back? What was your name?

CLINIC: My name’s Lori.

CALLER: Okay.

CLINIC: Okay?

CALLER: All right. Thank you.

CLINIC: Take care.

(phone clicks)

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#167 – Planned Parenthood in Waldorf, MD

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PLANNED PARENTHOOD
3985 SAINT CHARLES PKWY
WALDORF, MD 20602-2683
301-645-6800

TAPE – 167

(dialing sound) (ringing 2X)

CLINIC: Good morning. Planned Parenthood. Gail speaking.

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

CLINIC: Planned Parenthood does at our sites in either Annapolis or Baltimore. There’s nothing at all in Charles, Calvert or St. Mary’s.

CALLER: Oh, okay.

CLINIC: Would you like the number for Annapolis?

CALLER: Yeah.

CLINIC: Okay. That’s area code 301-645 — I’m sorry. I’m giving you our number. Duh. Okay, it’s 410-269-1020.

CALLER: Okay. Well, do you know if there’s like an age limit to have an abortion? Like I’ll be 14 in March.

CLINIC: You just need to give them a call.

CALLER: Oh. So you don’t know? Like my friend told me that you guys have like an age limit and stuff.

CLINIC: Age has nothing to do with it.

CALLER: Oh, okay.

CLINIC: Okay? So that’s why you need to call them and discuss it with them. Okay?

CALLER: Well, she also said that you guys have to like know that my — like my boyfriend’s 22, and he was going to take care of everything. Is that all right? Like you wouldn’t have to tell my parents or anything?

CLINIC: I’m telling you. I’m not the one that can tell you that information. You would have to call there.

CALLER: Oh. All right.

CLINIC: They have to assess you. They have to make that decision themselves.

CALLER: Well, do you guys do like the pregnancy test there?

CLINIC: We can do a pregnancy test here, yes. We do that on a walk-in basis. It’s a $45 fee, and that includes the counseling session. We’ll go over your options with you, whatever your options.

CALLER: I’m just scared because like if my parents find out they’ll flip out because like they hate my boyfriend because they think he’s too old for me, so they can’t find out at all. What can I do? Like would you guys have to tell them at all?

CLINIC: We don’t get involved between you and your parents.

CALLER: Oh, okay.

CLINIC: So all I can tell you is if you want a pregnancy test, you can come in and have a pregnancy test. Everything between you and us is confidential.

CALLER: Okay.

CLINIC: Okay?

CALLER: But like if I’m not pregnant, do you guys have to tell them about birth control or anything?

CLINIC: We can tell you about birth control.

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

CLINIC: I’m sorry?

CALLER: You guys can do birth control there?

CLINIC: Yes, we do that here.

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

CLINIC: No, not at all. It’s between you and us.

CALLER: Okay.

CLINIC: Okay?

CALLER: Thanks.

CLINIC: Uh-huh. Bye.

CALLER: Bye.

(phone clicks)

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#168 – Planned Parenthood in Owings Mills, MD

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PLANNED PARENTHOOD
9129 REISTERSTOWN RD
OWINGS MILLS, MD 21117-4503
410-363-1655

TAPE – 168

(dialing sound) (ringing 2X)

CLINIC: Thank you for calling Planned Parenthood. This is Shariva (sp). How can I help you?

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

CLINIC: No, we don’t. We do it at our downtown Baltimore office and Annapolis. Would you like that number?

CALLER: Yeah.

CLINIC: Downtown Baltimore number is 410-576-1414.

CALLER: Okay.

CLINIC: And the Annapolis is 410-269-1020.

CALLER: All right. Well, I was actually — like do you know if there’s an age limit to have an abortion? Like I’ll be 14 in March.

CLINIC: I think you have to sign some type of consent. I’m not for sure. So that’s why you would need to call down there and they can tell you.

CALLER: Okay. Well, like it’s just my friend told me that you guys have to tell about my boyfriend too. Like he’ll be — he’s 22, and we’re planning on getting married and everything, but you guys can’t tell my parents at all because they absolutely hate him. They just think he’s too old for me.

CLINIC: Okay. Well, like I said, and just explain your situation to them down there because they are the ones that, you know, handle that.

CALLER: Well, I was actually wondering if I could take a pregnancy test. Like she said to call you guys.

CLINIC: Okay. Well, you can do a walk-in for that.

CALLER: Okay.

CLINIC: You can come in any time. We’re open until 4:00 today.

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

CLINIC: Yeah, it’s fine.

CALLER: Okay, and you guys wouldn’t have to tell anybody about taking a pregnancy test?

CLINIC: No. All your information is confidential.

CALLER: Okay.

CLINIC: Okay?

CALLER: Well, if after the pregnancy test if I ended up not being pregnant, do you guys do birth control there?

CLINIC: Yes, we do.

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

CLINIC: No. All your information is confidential.

CALLER: Okay. Okay, thanks.

CLINIC: Sure.

CALLER: Bye.

CLINIC: Bye bye.

(phone clicks)

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#169 – Planned Parenthood in Baltimore, MD

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PLANNED PARENTHOOD
610 N. HOWARD ST
BALTIMORE, MD 21201-4512
410-576-1414

TAPE – 169

(dialing sound) (ringing 1X)

RECORDING: Thank you for calling Planned Parenthood’s Baltimore City Health Center. (Spanish interpretation) (dial sound) For English, press 1. (dial sound) This is the main menu. Please listen closely to the following options. For our fax number, address, and directions to our Howard Street location, press 1. For hours of operation, press 2. For information on women’s and men’s health services and family planning, prenatal care, surgical or medical abortion, or vasectomy services press 3. (dial sound) For information on women’s and men’s reproductive health services, birth control and family planning and vasectomy press 1. For prenatal care press 2. For information on abortion services, press 3. For medical abortions, press 4. (dial sound) One moment, please. (ringing 7X)

CLINIC: Planned Parenthood Administrative Office. How may I direct your call?

CALLER: Well, I don’t know. I was wondering about if you guys do abortions there.

CLINIC: Yes, ma’am. We do terminations in our Baltimore City and Annapolis offices.

CALLER: Okay. Do you know if there’s like an age limit for that? Like I’ll be 14 in March.

CLINIC: In general Maryland law requires that minors, anyone under 18 have one parent consent to the termination.

CALLER: Is there any way not to do that?

CLINIC: Yes.

CALLER: Like I just can’t tell my parents at all because my boyfriend’s 22 and we’re going to get married, but they can’t find out.

CLINIC: Wait a minute. Calm down. Yes, there is. There are two ways. One is a, what is called a judicial bypass where you would need to go before a court judge and he would say whether or not you are mature enough to make that decision on your own basically. And there’s also what’s called I believe medical bypass where the doctor that’s performing the surgery can either say that you’re mature enough or that it’s in your best interest to have the termination. And I’m sure that most of our minors that come into our centers use the medical bypass.

CALLER: Okay. So that’s the best thing to do, you think?

CLINIC: That’s probably the less time-consuming thing to do.

CALLER: Okay.

CLINIC: You would basically need to call and set up an appointment. Presently you’re 13?

CALLER: Yeah.

CLINIC: Okay. What you would need to do is call and set up an appointment. Did you want — I can give you the number to both health centers, and either one. Are you closer to the one in Baltimore City or Annapolis?

CALLER: Baltimore.

CLINIC: Okay. What you would do is call 410-576-1414, and you want to choose option 1 for English and then option 4 for the appointment desk.

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

CLINIC: We have to do what?

CALLER: Like do you guys have to know about my boyfriend or anything?

CLINIC: Well, what do you mean know? What –

CALLER: Like do they ask about the father or anything like that?

CLINIC: I’m not sure. I don’t work in the health center. I don’t know how much information that they ask for. In general it really doesn’t matter. I mean, if that’s information you want to give they may ask, you know. I really don’t know what information that they will ask, honestly. As far as — is he going to be paying for it? Is that –

CALLER: Yeah. He’s taking care of everything.

CLINIC: Okay. I mean, we don’t really (unclear) information about other people unless, you know, you volunteer it.

CALLER: Okay.

CLINIC: Share that information.

CALLER: So would it be better just not to say anything?

CLINIC: I mean, if they ask you or if it’s something that they need to know, then of course you would need to speak with the, whoever you speak with, maybe a clinician or maybe a counselor, whomever, regarding the issue. But I can’t say 100 percent whether or not they’re going to say — well, in general they don’t ask, well who is the person that, you know, you got pregnant by and so on and so forth.

CALLER: Okay.

CLINIC: But you definitely need to call, and do you have any idea of how many weeks pregnant you are?

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

CLINIC: Uh-huh. Oh, okay. I was just trying to get a kind of estimate of the weeks, and — but you have — have you taken a home pregnancy test or something like that?

CALLER: Yeah. I took one over the weekend, and it said it was positive.

CLINIC: Okay.

CALLER: But like do you know if those are really accurate?

CLINIC: They’re pretty accurate.

CALLER: Oh.

CLINIC: You’ve only taken one?

CALLER: Yeah.

CLINIC: But that was the last period you had in December, right?

CALLER: Yeah.

CLINIC: And you usually had regular, like every month, menstrual periods before that?

CALLER: Yeah, usually.

CLINIC: Yeah. They will — let me see. I just want to give an estimate of the number of weeks pregnant you are from the information you gave me. You said first week in December was your last period?

CALLER: Yeah. Uh-huh.

CLINIC: What’s today? The 15th. Okay. It looks — I mean, from the information you gave me I can — I mean, it’s an estimate, okay?

CALLER: Uh-huh.

CLINIC: A broad estimate. Looks like you can be somewhere between 10 and 11 weeks.

CALLER: Okay.

CLINIC: It could be less than that. It could be more. I mean, the only way to really get an exact estimate is to have a sonogram. But you may or may not have to have that done too, by you being around 10 or 11 weeks.

CALLER: Is it all right to come in there and get like a pregnancy test?

CLINIC: You can get a pregnancy test at any of our health centers. You know, you can do that and you can –

CALLER: Okay. Well, like say that I came in there and I wasn’t pregnant after I took the pregnancy test there, or whatever. Do you guys do birth control?

CLINIC: Yes. Yes, ma’am.

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

CLINIC: No, ma’am.

CALLER: Okay.

CLINIC: Sure wouldn’t. Confidential.

CALLER: All right. Well, I just — you’re so nice. I wish I could talk to my mom like I’m talking to you. But what was your name?

CLINIC: My name is Felissa (sp).

CALLER: Okay.

CLINIC: Okay?

CALLER: Thanks.

CLINIC: All right then.

CALLER: Bye.

CLINIC: Bye bye.

(phone clicks)

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#170 – Planned Parenthood in Baltimore, MD

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PLANNED PARENTHOOD
1714 JOAN AVE
BALTIMORE, MD 21234-3717
410-665-9775

TAPE – 170

(dialing sound) (ringing 1X)

CLINIC: Planned Parenthood. Could you hold, please?

CALLER: Yeah.

CLINIC: (pause) Thanks for holding. Can I help you?

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

CLINIC: You have to call the downtown location.

CALLER: Okay. So you don’t?

CLINIC: No. You have to do, go to the downtown location.

CALLER: Okay. Well, like do you know if you have to be a specific age for that? Like I’ll be 14 in March.

CLINIC: No.

CALLER: No?

CLINIC: No.

CALLER: Well, the thing is, like they can’t — would they have to tell my parents or anything? Because they can’t. Like my boyfriend’s 22, and we’re going to get married, but they absolutely hate him, and they just can’t find out at all.

CLINIC: Okay. No, they don’t need your parents’ permission.

CALLER: Okay. So like it’s all right like if my boyfriend brings me and everything?

CLINIC: Yeah.

CALLER: And they wouldn’t have to tell anybody at all?

CLINIC: Right. It’s confidential.

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

CLINIC: You have to get all that done downtown.

CALLER: Oh, okay. Well, it’s just my friend told me to talk to you guys, so that’s why I’m calling you guys instead of them. But –

CLINIC: Yeah. They do it, so they will take the tests, determine how far along you are.

CALLER: Okay. Well, do you guys do — can I get like birth control from your office?

CLINIC: Yeah. You have to come in for — well, actually they will talk to you about that when you go down to get your abortion done. They’ll counsel you on birth control and everything like that. And they’ll give you some birth control.

CALLER: Well, what if like I wasn’t pregnant or anything?

CLINIC: Then you can make an appointment for, to get birth control.

CALLER: Oh, like at where you’re at?

CLINIC: Yes.

CALLER: Oh, okay. But you guys wouldn’t have to tell anybody about that either?

CLINIC: No.

CALLER: Okay. Well, all right. Is it okay like if I call you back? You’re just so nice.

CLINIC: Okay. Yeah. Uh-huh.

CALLER: Um, well, like — so if my boyfriend has questions i could call and talk to you?

CLINIC: Yes.

CALLER: What was your name?

CLINIC: Brandy.

CALLER: Okay.

CLINIC: Okay?

CALLER: Thanks.

CLINIC: You’re welcome. Bye bye.

CALLER: Bye.

(phone clicks)

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#171 – Planned Parenthood in Annapolis, MD

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PLANNED PARENTHOOD
929 WEST ST.
ANNAPOLIS, MD 21401-3626
410-269-1020

TAPE – 171

(dialing sound) (ringing 1X)

RECORDING: Thank you for calling Planned Parenthood’s Annapolis Health Center. If this is a medical emergency and you are a Planned Parenthood patient, please call 410-337-5915 or go to your nearest emergency room. Please note that our hours have changed. For further information please listen to the following options. To listen to our normal health center hours, please press 3. For directions to our health center, please press 4. For information on emergency contraception, press 5. For information on our surgical and medical abortion services, press 6. To set an appointment or to speak with someone at our front desk, please press 7. (dial sound) Please hold. (ringing 1X)

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

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

CLINIC: Yes, we do.

CALLER: Oh. Well, do you have to be a specific age for that? Like I’ll be 14 in March.

CLINIC: No, you don’t have to be a certain age, no.

CALLER: Oh, okay. Well, would you guys have to — like my friend said that you guys have to ask about the, who the father is. Like he’s — is that true, or –

CLINIC: No, that’s not true.

CALLER: Like he’s 22, and he said he was going to take care of everything, so.

CLINIC: Yeah. We don’t need to know who the father is. No, that’s none of our business.

CALLER: But would you guys have to tell my parents or anything? Because they can’t find out at all.

CLINIC: No. No. We cannot tell your parents. That will go against everything we stand for.

CALLER: Oh. All right.

CLINIC: Okay?

CALLER: Well, do you know — like, like what all do I need to do to –

CLINIC: Okay. You just need to set up the appointment. Do you know when your last menstrual period was?

CALLER: It was the first week in December.

CLINIC: First week in December, okay. Would you say maybe like the 5th or the 1st, or do you know when it was about?

CALLER: It was probably like maybe closer to the 5th, maybe like the 4th or something. I don’t know.

CLINIC: Okay. Of December you said?

CALLER: Yeah.

CLINIC: Okay. All right. We actually only do abortions on Thursdays, so that would mean our next available appointment is the 21st.

CALLER: All right.

CLINIC: Okay? Is that an okay day for you? And –

CALLER: Oh, I don’t know. I have to call my boyfriend and see if he can get that day off work, but.

CLINIC: Okay. Well, do you want to call him first before you set up the appointment and ask him if Thursday is an okay day?

CALLER: Yeah. Well, is it all right if he comes with me? Because he’d be the only way I could get there.

CLINIC: Yeah, that’s fine. He can come and sit in the waiting room. He can’t come in to have the procedure though.

CALLER: Oh, all right. But they wouldn’t have to say anything about him or anything?

CLINIC: No.

CALLER: Would I have to tell them who he is or –

CLINIC: No. No. We’re not concerned with that.

CALLER: Oh, okay. Because he just doesn’t want anyone to know. But.

CLINIC: Okay, that’s fine.

CALLER: Okay.

CLINIC: Okay. Yeah, it would be probably — let me see again. Hold on. December — okay, you would need to get a sonogram (yawns). Oh, pardon me. I’m exhausted. I’m sorry. Okay. You would have to come in in between the hours of 8:00 and 9:30. What time would be good for you in between there?

CALLER: Oh, I don’t know. I’d have to see. But.

CLINIC: Okay. Well, ask him. Tell him it will be Thursday, and you’d have to be here in between 8:00 and 9:30 is when you have to set your appointments.

CALLER: Okay.

CLINIC: So then ask him, and then you have to call back in order to make the appointment so you can have the procedure, okay?

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

CLINIC: Yes, we do.

CALLER: Okay, so like if I wasn’t pregnant I could get birth control or whatever?

CLINIC: You’re not pregnant?

CALLER: Well, I don’t know. That’s the thing.

CLINIC: Oh, okay. Well, we will do a pregnancy test on that day.

CALLER: Oh, okay. But you wouldn’t have to tell anybody?

CLINIC: No. We don’t tell anybody. You don’t have to worry about that. Okay?

CALLER: Okay.

CLINIC: So you just want to do a pregnancy test at home so you’ll know for sure?

CALLER: Well, I did a home pregnancy test over the weekend and it said it was positive.

CLINIC: Okay. Well, then — you –

CALLER: But are they usually accurate?

CLINIC: Well, if you’ve missed your period since December and it’s saying it’s positive I would say you’re probably pregnant then.

CALLER: Oh, all right. Okay. Well, is it okay if I call him and then call you back?

CLINIC: Yeah, sure. No problem. My name is Tory. You can ask for me.

CALLER: Okay, thanks.

CLINIC: Okay? You’re welcome.

CALLER: Bye.

CLINIC: Good bye.

(phone clicks)

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#172 – Planned Parenthood in Frederick, MD

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PLANNED PARENTHOOD
1560 OPOSSUMTOWN PIKE # 18
FREDERICK, MD 21702-4351
301-662-7171

TAPE – 172

(dialing sound) (ringing 2X)

CLINIC: Planned Parenthood. This is Jamie.

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

CLINIC: No, we don’t do abortions here. The clinic in Baltimore City does abortions, and then there is another clinic that’s not a Planned Parenthood clinic down in Germantown.

CALLER: Oh, okay.

CLINIC: Would you like their number?

CALLER: Yeah.

CLINIC: Okay. The Planned Parenthood in Baltimore is 410-576-1414. And Germantown Reproductive Health Services is 1-800=848-5471.

CALLER: Okay. Well, do you know like if you have to be a specific age for having an abortion? Like I’ll be 14 in March.

CLINIC: No. You don’t have to be a specific age to have an abortion.

CALLER: Okay. Well, it’s just — like my friend told me that you guys have to tell my parents. Is that true?

CLINIC: I don’t believe it, no. They shouldn’t have to tell your parents.

CALLER: Okay, because it’s just — if they found out — like my boyfriend’s 22. And we’re going to get married and everything. But like they hate him because they think he’s too old for me, and so they just can’t find out.

CLINIC: Right. No. Well, at Planned Parenthood, the one in Baltimore City, it’s a confidentiality issue. They couldn’t ell your parents.

CALLER: Oh, okay. Okay. So they wouldn’t have to tell anybody at all?

CLINIC: I’m sorry?

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

CLINIC: No, they wouldn’t have to tell anyone at all. You could sign for yourself to have the procedure done.

CALLER: Okay. Well, would it be all right if my boyfriend takes me and everything?

CLINIC: Of course.

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

CLINIC: No.

CALLER: All right.

CLINIC: No.

CALLER: Well, do you guys like –

CLINIC: Do you know how far along you are?

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

CLINIC: Your last period was the first week in December? Do you know exactly what day it was?

CALLER: Not really. It was probably like the 3rd.

CLINIC: Like the 3rd?

CALLER: Yeah.

CLINIC: Okay. You’re about 10 weeks pregnant, so you need to give them a call and get in there, okay?

CALLER: Oh, okay. Well, is there any way that — like if I wasn’t pregnant, do you guys do like birth control there?

CLINIC: Uh-huh.

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

CLINIC: No. We’re completely confidential.

CALLER: Okay. Would it like be all right if my boyfriend came and picked that up?

CLINIC: You would need to come in and be seen.

CALLER: Uh-huh.

CLINIC: But to get birth control here you would need to come in and be seen.

CALLER: Oh, all right.

CLINIC: But you could come for your two-week checkup here after your abortion you have to have a two-week checkup, and you could come here to the Frederick clinic.

CALLER: Oh.

CLINIC: Either place. You could still come here to the, for your two-week checkup. You wouldn’t have to go all the way back down there.

CALLER: Oh, okay.

CLINIC: Okay?

CALLER: Okay. Thanks.

CLINIC: You’re welcome.

CALLER: Bye.

CLINIC: Bye bye.

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#173 – Planned Parenthood in Salisbury, MD

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PLANNED PARENTHOOD
1506 S SALISBURY BLVD.
SALISBURY, MD 21801-7198
410-860-4788

TAPE – 173

(dialing sound) (ringing 1X)

CLINIC: Good afternoon. Planned Parenthood.

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

CLINIC: No, we don’t. They’re done in our Dover office and in our Annapolis office. Did you want the phone numbers?

CALLER: Yeah.

CLINIC: Okay. Did you have insurance at all?

CALLER: Well, my boyfriend said he would pay for everything. He’s got a job. He’s 22, so.

CLINIC: Okay. Do you have insurance at all?

CALLER: No. He was going to pay cash.

CLINIC: Okay. The Dover is 302-678-5200. And Annapolis is 410-269-1020.

CALLER: Okay. Well, do you know if there’s like an age limit for anything like that? Like I’ll be 14 in March.

CLINIC: You probably have a better time going to Annapolis then.

CALLER: Oh, okay.

CLINIC: The laws in Delaware are a little different.

CALLER: Oh.

CLINIC: But call both places and see if you want, because Dover’s a little bit closer.

CALLER: Oh. Do you know if they have to tell my parents or anything because they can’t find out.

CLINIC: That I’m not sure of. I’m not sure of the laws. The laws in Maryland I know you don’t. You’d be okay.

CALLER: Oh, all right.

CLINIC: Okay? So you may just want to go ahead and call Annapolis.

CALLER: Okay.

CLINIC: Okay?

CALLER: Well, like say that I wasn’t pregnant. My friend told me to go to you guys, so that’s why I’m calling you.

CLINIC: Have you had a test done to confirm it?

CALLER: Well, not really. I took a home pregnancy test over the weekend.

CLINIC: Okay, did you want to come in here?

CALLER: Yeah.

CLINIC: We’ll be here today until 4:00, and we can at least do the test.

CALLER: Okay.

CLINIC: I need you to bring your school ID with you though.

CALLER: Well, I’m homeschooled. I don’t have one.

CLINIC: I need some kind of proof of income.

CALLER: But I don’t have a job.

CLINIC: Yeah, I know. I don’t know — well, just come in and we’ll figure it out when you get here, okay?

CALLER: Well, should I bring anything?

CLINIC: I don’t know what you should bring. (laughs)

CALLER: Oh, okay.

CLINIC: Right?

CALLER: Yeah.

CLINIC: You don’t really have anything.

CALLER: What about like my boyfriend’s income?

CLINIC: Well, but you don’t live with him, right?

CALLER: Right.

CLINIC: Yeah. No. Just come in. We’ll get you to fill out a form and we’ll try to –

CALLER: Does he have to fill out anything then?

CLINIC: No. Uh-uh. You’re the patient.

CALLER: Oh, all right.

CLINIC: Okay? And do you know where we are?

CALLER: Well, he does.

CLINIC: Okay. We’re in Court Plaza 13, okay?

CALLER: Okay. Well, like after the pregnancy test like if I wasn’t pregnant or anything, do you guys do birth control there?

CLINIC: Yes. We could get you some pills.

CALLER: We’re just really scared. We just — but you guys don’t have to tell anybody about that, right?

CLINIC: Everything is confidential.

CALLER: Okay.

CLINIC: Okay?

CALLER: Is it — like I need to talk to my boyfriend and see.

CLINIC: We’re here until 4:00 if you could come in before 3:15 that would be best, okay?

CALLER: Okay. Is it all right if I call you back if I think of anything else to ask?

CLINIC: Sure.

CALLER: What was your name?

CLINIC: Becky.

CALLER: Becky? All right. Thanks.

CLINIC: Sure.

CALLER: Bye.

CLINIC: Bye

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