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#524 – Planned Parenthood Of Mid-michigan in Ann Arbor, MI

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PLANNED PARENTHOOD OF MID-MICHIGAN
3100 PROFESSIONAL DR
ANN ARBOR, MI 48104-5131
734-973-0710

TAPE – 524

(dialing sounds) (ringing 1X)

RECORDING: Thank you for calling Planned Parenthood. For the medical clinic including appointments, press 1. (dial sound) Please hold while I transfer your call to the appointment center.
CLINIC: Thank you for calling Planned Parenthood. This is Aisha (sp) speaking. How may I help you?

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

CLINIC: We do.

CALLER: Okay. Well, how does that cost?

CLINIC: $300.

CALLER: Okay. Well, do you know – I’m just worried because like my friend told me — well, I’m going to be 14 in March, and she said that you guys would have to tell my parents. But my boyfriend is 22. Is that old enough to take care of it and they wouldn’t have to tell anybody?

CLINIC: What do you mean?

CALLER: Well, I don’t want my parents to know, but –

CLINIC: No. Since you are the minor, he can’t of course step in and say, you know — you know, it’s okay for her to do it. No. What we would have to do is have you to get a judicial bypass, and pretty much what that is is going in front of a judge and the judge basically saying it’s okay for you to make the decision to have an abortion.

CALLER: Does he ever say it’s not okay?

CLINIC: In some cases that is the case. I mean, he can say no, yes. But I mean, it depends of course on circumstances in which of course if you want an abortion if he did not grant the judicial bypass then of course you would have to tell your parents.

CALLER: Oh. Well, how much does that cost?

CLINIC: The judicial bypass doesn’t cost.

CALLER: Oh, really?

CLINIC: Right.

CALLER: Okay. But would he have to tell my parents if he said no?

CLINIC: You would have to tell your parents to get parental consent.

CALLER: Oh. But you won’t tell my parents anything?

CLINIC: No. Everything that we do here is confidential.

CALLER: Okay.

CLINIC: Okay?

CALLER: All right. Well, so could I come in for a pregnancy test just to make sure?

CLINIC: I’m sorry?

CALLER: Could I come in there for a pregnancy test just to make sure I was pregnant? It’s just I’m worried about all this because I haven’t had my period since like December 21st, and I’m scared.

CLINIC: Yeah. You would definitely want to come in for a pregnancy test, and we do them on a donation basis. So if you haven’t had a period since December 21st, was that the first day of your last normal menstrual period?

CALLER: Yeah.

CLINIC: Okay. If that was the case and you were to be pregnant you would be about 9 weeks and 4 days pregnant. Okay?

CALLER: All right.

CLINIC: So yeah, you would definitely want to try to come in as quickly as possible to get a pregnancy test just so you know where to go from there.

CALLER: Okay. Well, my boyfriend would be the only way I could get there. Is that all right if he’s there with me?

CLINIC: That’s fine.

CALLER: Okay.

CLINIC: Okay?

CALLER: Well, he said that he was going to pay for everything too, so — but my, but he doesn’t want to fill out a lot of paper and sign stuff. Would he have to sign anything?

CLINIC: No. He doesn’t have to sign anything. All of the information that we are going to need would be pertaining to you.

CALLER: Okay. Well, if it turned out that I wasn’t pregnant, could I get birth controls just so that we don’t have to worry about all this again?

CLINIC: Well, yeah. If in fact you were not pregnant what we would have to do is set you up for an exam and you would meet with one of the clinicians and then basically you would speak with the clinician about which birth control pill would be better for you.

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

CLINIC: I’m sorry?

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

CLINIC: No.

CALLER: Okay. If I had any other questions could I call and talk to you and ask you? What’s your name?

CLINIC: Yeah. My name is Asia.

CALLER: Okay.

CLINIC: Okay?

CALLER: Thanks.

CLINIC: What was your name?

CALLER: It’s Christine.

CLINIC: Okay. Christine?

CALLER: Uh-huh.

CLINIC: Okay, Christine. Yeah, if you have any other questions just call me, okay?

CALLER: Okay.

CLINIC: All righty.

CALLER: And I could come in for a pregnancy test what time?

CLINIC: You can come in any time today. We’re open until 8:00, okay? You get to walk in for that. You don’t need an appointment.

CALLER: Okay.

CLINIC: Okay?

CALLER: Thanks.

CLINIC: You’re welcome.

(phone clicks)

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#525 – Planned Parenthood Of Mid-michigan in Brighton, MI

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PLANNED PARENTHOOD OF MID-MICHIGAN
PO BOX 1238
BRIGHTON, MI 48116-2838
810-220-4513

TAPE – 525

(dialing sounds) (ringing 3X)

CLINIC: Planned Parenthood. Can I help you?

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

CLINIC: Nope. We don’t do them here. The Ann Arbor Clinic.

CALLER: The Ann Arbor Clinic?

CLINIC: Yep.

CALLER: Well, do you have the number for that?

CLINIC: 734-973-0155.

CALLER: Okay. Well, do you know — I’m just worried because like, well, I’m going to be 14 in March and my friend told me that they would have to tell my parents. But my boyfriend’s 22. Is that old enough to take care of it and they wouldn’t have to tell anybody?

CLINIC: (unclear) judicial bypass from the judge.

CALLER: What is that?

CLINIC: You’ll have to go to court and ask his permission to have one done. And they don’t tell your parents. So whoever told you that is wrong.

CALLER: Oh. Well, does the judge ever say no or anything?

CLINIC: Huh?

CALLER: Does the judge ever say no or anything though?

CLINIC: I’m not sure. I’ve never had to go do that.

CALLER: OH. Well, how much does that cost?

CLINIC: Abortions?

CALLER: No. Going to the judge.

CLINIC: The Ann Arbor Clinic can tell you more We don’t handle any of that here.

CALLER: Oh, okay. Well, do you know if I would need a lawyer or anything?

CLINIC: Nope. You would just meet with them.

CALLER: Oh, okay. Well, could I come in there for a pregnancy test though?

CLINIC: Yeah. They’re on a walk-in basis, and we’re here until 7:00.

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

CLINIC: Nope.

CALLER: Oh, okay. Well, my boyfriend will be the only way I could get there. Would that be all right if he’s there with me?

CLINIC: Yep.

CALLER: Okay. Because he was going to pay for everything too, but –

CLINIC: We’re on a donation.

CALLER: Oh, really? Okay. So if he was there he wouldn’t have to sign any papers or anything?

CLINIC: You would have to fill out some paperwork, but we don’t tell anybody that you’re a patient here or you were even here.

CALLER: Oh, okay.

CLINIC: You would have to get ahold of –

CALLER: And you wouldn’t have to tell anybody about my boyfriend or anything?

CLINIC: No. Uh-uh.

CALLER: Okay. All right. Well, if it ended up that I wasn’t pregnant, could I get birth control just so that we don’t have at worry about this any more?

CLINIC: You would have to schedule an appointment for a full exam, and then you could get put on birth control pills.

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

CLINIC: Nope.

CALLER: Really? All right Okay. Well, if I had any other questions could I call and ask you? What was your name?

CLINIC: Joanne.

CALLER: Oh, okay. Okay

CLINIC: Okay?

CALLER: Thanks.

CLINIC: Okay.

CALLER: Bye.

(phone clicks)

*** THE END ***

#411 – Planned Parenthood in Livonia, MI

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PLANNED PARENTHOOD
37625 ANN ARBOR RD # 107
LIVONIA, MI 48150-2400
734-591-6544

TAPE – 411

(dialing sounds) (ringing 1X)

RECORDING: Thank you for calling Laloya (sp) Planned Parenthood Medical Center. If you know the extension of the person you are calling, you may dial it at any time. For a list of — (dial sound)

Please hold while I transfer your call to the receptionist.

(ringing 2X)

CLINIC: Good afternoon. Planned Parenthood. Tanya speaking.

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

CLINIC: No, we don’t provide that service here.

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

CLINIC: If you can hold I will give you reference numbers.

CALLER: All right.

CLINIC: Hold on, please. (very long pause)

CALLER: Hello?

CLINIC: Ma’am?

CALLER: Hello?

CLINIC: Okay, there’s a Planned Parenthood in Ann Arbor, Michigan and there’s one in Itsolantie (sp). There’s also — hold on one second. A Northland Family Planning up in Westland. There’s one in Lavonia (ph), Saulfield (ph).

CALLER: Well, can I get the number for the one in Ann Arbor?

CLINIC: You sure can. It’s 734-973-0155.

CALLER: Okay. Well, I’m just worried because like my friend told me that since like I’ll be 14 in March that they would have to tell my parents. But my boyfriend’s 22. Could he just sign whatever it is and they wouldn’t have to tell anybody?

CLINIC: I don’t know how old you are, ma’am.

CALLER: I’ll be 14 in March.

CLINIC: Okay. So what you need to do is call that Planned Parenthood, okay?

CALLER: Oh, all right.

CLINIC: Because we’re not affiliated with them. They may do things differently there.

CALLER: Oh, well, could i come in there for like a pregnancy test though?

CLINIC: You would like a pregnancy test?

CALLER: Yeah.

CLINIC: I thought –

CALLER: Well, I’m just worried that — I don’t know what to do because –

CLINIC: Have you had a pregnancy test? You asked for information for an abortion.

CALLER: Well, I haven’t had a pregnancy test. I’m just scared because my last period was December 14th.

CLINIC: Okay. So you can come in for a pregnancy test. That’s fine.

CALLER: But would you guys have to tell anybody I was there for that?

CLINIC: No. We are confidential.

CALLER: Okay> It’s just, my boyfriend and I, we were talking about all this and we decided that we didn’t want anybody to know about it. So nobody can find out.

CLINIC: Unless you tell them.

CALLER: Oh, okay.

CLINIC: Okay?

CALLER: Well, if I came in there for a pregnancy test if it was negative could I get birth control there?

CLINIC: No.

CALLER: Really?

CLINIC: You can get birth control here.

CALLER: Really?

CLINIC: Yes, but you have to have a pap smear or a gynecological exam, yes.

CALLER: Well, how long does that take?

CLINIC: I don’t understand.

CALLER: How long does it take for like the exam and stuff?

CLINIC: Well, you can be here anywhere for maybe, just like to be here an hour and a half because you have to take the paperwork to complete.

CALLER: Oh, okay. Well, if I was on birth control from there would you guys have to tell anybody?

CLINIC: As I mentioned before, ma’am –

CALLER: Yeah.

CLINIC: We are confidential here, not unless you want to tell someone yourself.

CALLER: Oh, okay. All right. I’m just scared. I don’t want anybody to — I just don’t want to get in trouble. So but — so. Uh, is that everything that you can think of that I would need?

CLINIC: I don’t understand what you mean that you would need. You call here asking me questions regarding — first you asked me about abortion information. You wanted to know where can you get abortions. So I gave you numbers for that. Then you ask other questions.

CALLER: Okay. It’s just, I don’t know what to do. I’m scared. So — I don’t. Okay. Well –

CLINIC: Well, you can come in for a pregnancy test. That’s fine.

CALLER: Okay.

CLINIC: And have the pregnancy test and you would like to know if you’re pregnant or not.

CALLER: Well, is there anyone there that I could talk to? I just have a lot of questions, and I don’t –

CLINIC: Well, you need to come in for that. There is no one available right now.

CALLER: Oh, okay.

CLINIC: Okay?

CALLER: Okay, thanks.

CLINIC: Well, hello?

CALLER: I’m here.

CLINIC: Okay. We’re open on Monday from 12:30 to 7:30.

CALLER: All right.

CLINIC: Okay? Out to lunch from 4:00 to 5:00. We’re closing soon.

CALLER: Okay.

CLINIC: All righty?

CALLER: Okay, thanks.

CLINIC: Bye.

CALLER: Bye.

(phone clicks)

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#321 – Northern Michigan Planned Parenthood in Petoskey, MI

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NORTHERN MICHIGAN PLANNED PARENTHOOD
1003 SPRING ST
PETOSKEY, MI 49770-2810
231-347-9692

TAPE – 321

(Dialing, phone ringing 3x)

RECORDING: Thank you for calling Planned Parenthood of Northern Michigan. Please stay on the line to hear your menu of options.

To reach clinic receptionist Inga Spiegel (ph), press 10. To hear our hours of location, press 1. If you would like birth control pill information, press 2. If you would like information regarding emergency contraception often known as the “Morning After” pill, press 3. If you need to reach director of community services, Martha Lancaster, press 15; education director Laurie O’Neal (sp), press 13; outreach educator Chris Corey (sp), press 14; nurse practitioner Shelly Palston (ph), press 12; clinic assistant Ann Frailey (ph), press 16; developmental assistant Tammy Perrier (ph), press 17. If you are experiencing a medical emergency, please hang up and go to your closest emergency — (dial button pressed).

One moment please.

CLINIC: Good afternoon. Planned Parenthood.

CALLER: Hi. I just called, and I was put on hold. I was disconnected.

CLINIC: Yeah. I had to take another call that was lengthy.

CALLER: Oh.

CLINIC: The closest place is Grand Rapids or Saginaw. And the number for Grand Rapids is 800-345-1393. And for Saginaw, it is 800-660-6234.

CALLER: Okay. Well, my friend told me that since I’ll be 14 in March that my parents have to sign some stuff. But my boyfriend is 22. Is he old enough to take care of that?

CLINIC: Nope.

CALLER: No? Oh. Well, is there anyway not to have to tell my parents?

CLINIC: You can do a judicial bypass.

CALLER: What is that?

CLINIC: You go to the probate court office and tell them that you want to terminate a pregnancy, that you want a judicial bypass. And they will help you get it. But I’d say with your age and stuff that it would be pretty hard to do. Are you sure you can’t involve your parents?

CALLER: Yeah. They can’t find out at all. They hate my boyfriend. They just think he’s too old for me. They just hate him. So if they found out, I don’t know what would happen.

CLINIC: But if you told them that you were pregnant, they would probably help you get the abortion, wouldn’t they?

CALLER: No. I mean, I don’t know what they would — if they found out that I was pregnant — if they found out that I was having sex, they would be furious. I don’t know what they would do. They can’t find out at all.

CLINIC: Okay. Well, they’re going to ask you all kinds of questions when you go in for the judicial bypass. I mean, just be prepared — they’re going to really, really want you to involve your parents. They really encourage you to do that. Plus too, with it being a case of — I mean, no offense. But legally speaking it’s statutory rape.

CALLER: What is that? I’m not being raped. We’re in love. We’re going to get married.

CLINIC: I know, but since you’re 14 and he’s 22, it’s considered statutory rape whether you’re consenting or not.

CALLER: Well, what could happen?

CLINIC: He can go to jail?

CALLER: He could go to jail? I don’t want him to go to jail. He can’t go to jail.

CLINIC: Then I wouldn’t tell anybody — I mean, I wouldn’t tell anybody how old your boyfriend is then.

CALLER: Oh. All right.

CLINIC: Especially if you go to probate court and want to terminate a pregnancy, there will be like a legal investigation if they find out he’s 22 years old.

CALLER: Well, would it be all right to come in and get a pregnancy test there?

CLINIC: Have you had one yet?

CALLER: No.

CLINIC: You haven’t had a pregnancy test yet?

CALLER: No. I’m just scared because my last period was December 14th.

CLINIC: Are you using any birth control?

CALLER: No.

CLINIC: Condoms? Nothing?

CALLER: Uh-uh.

CLINIC: Oh, man. Are you having breast tenderness?

CALLER: No.

CLINIC: Any real vague menstrual type cramps?

CALLER: No.

CLINIC: Nothing like that?

CALLER: Uh-uh.

CLINIC: Are your periods normal? Do you usually have one every month?

CALLER: Usually.

CLINIC: Yeah. If you’re not using any birth control, then, yeah, you’re at high risk for pregnancy.

CALLER: Well, could I come and get a pregnancy test then?

CLINIC: Let’s see. You know what I’m going to have you do, because — and I know this sounds weird. But right now if you were to give me your name, and I were to write it down in the appointment book because of what you’ve already told me, that your boyfriend is 22 and that you’re 14 and you’re having sex with him, I would be obligated to report that.

CALLER: Oh.

CLINIC: But what I’m going to do. I’m going to hang up the phone. Call back tomorrow and just say I need a pregnancy test; this is my name. And it’s going to be $12 for the pregnancy test. And when you come in, don’t tell anybody that. Otherwise, we’re going to have to get on the phone and call.

CALLER: Is it all right if my boyfriend brings me? Because I don’t know how else I would get there.

CLINIC: That’s fine. But I’m just saying —

CALLER: Just don’t tell anybody.

CLINIC: Just don’t tell us.

CALLER: All right.

CLINIC: Okay? And that way — I mean, that way we don’t have to report it.

CALLER: Okay.

CLINIC: Okay?

CALLER: If the pregnancy test was negative, could I get birth control there?

CLINIC: Yes.

CALLER: I just don’t want to go through all this again.

CLINIC: I understand.

CALLER: Would you guys have to tell anybody if I was on birth control though?

CLINIC: No.

CALLER: Okay.

CLINIC: Nope. Because we don’t require parental consent.

CALLER: Okay. Well, could he come and pick up the pills? Because I don’t drive.

CLINIC: Yeah, that’s fine. So we’ll give you a card that tells what kind of pill you’re on and everything and what your name is, and he would have to bring that in every time to pick your pills up.

CALLER: Would he have to sign anything or anything?

CLINIC: No, nothing like that.

CALLER: Oh, okay.

CLINIC: Nothing like that. So call tomorrow. And it looks like — if the pregnancy test is negative, we could go ahead and do the whole exam and everything.

CALLER: All right. How much does that cost?

CLINIC: Well, the pregnancy test is definitely $12. But since you’re under 20 years old, your fees are based on your income.

CALLER: Well, I don’t have a job.

CLINIC: So whenever you come in we’ll tell you what the total normally would have been, and then you leave what you’re able to of that. But anything positive pregnancy related, like a pregnancy test, can’t be part of that program. And so that has to be paid in full.

CALLER: What price is that?

CLINIC: The pregnancy test is 12, and then you leave what you’re able to for the exam.

CALLER: You’ve just been so nice. Could I call you back if I had any other questions. What was your name?

CLINIC: My name’s Ann.

CALLER: All right.

CLINIC: Okay?

CALLER: Thank you.

CLINIC: You’re welcome. Bye.

CALLER: Bye.

***END***

#294 – Planned Parenthoodd in Battle Creek, MI

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PLANNED PARENTHOODD
693 CAPITAL AVE SW # 5
BATTLE CREEK, MI 49015-5024
616-964-0885

TAPE – 294

(Dialing, phone ringing 1x)

CLINIC: Good afternoon. Battle Creek Planned Parenthood.

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

CLINIC: Yes, we sure do.

CALLER: Well, how much does that cost?

CLINIC: It’s a dollar donation if you’d like to make that. You can just walk in anytime we’re open for those.

CALLER: Okay. Do you do abortions there?

CLINIC: We don’t do actual abortion surgeries here. We can provide you with information, and we can do the counseling that’s required beforehand. But then surgery would be in Kalamazoo.

CALLER: Well, my friend told me that — I’ll be 14 in March, and she said that you guys have to tell my parents. But my boyfriend’s 22. Can he do whatever they —

CLINIC: What we need to do — in the state of Michigan you either need to have parental consent or you need to go through the courts to get permission. So we certainly encourage you to talk to your parents, but if you don’t feel that you can do that, then we can talk to you about going through the court.

CALLER: Okay. Does anybody have to be told about that?

CLINIC: What we would do is you would go before a judge in the court system, and they would say whether you are mature enough to make a decision without telling your parents. So in that case you would not need to talk to your parents about it.

CALLER: Does the judge ever say no?

CLINIC: It happens occasionally. But certainly we could go through more of what to expect and that sort of stuff, help you prepare for it.

CALLER: How much does all of that cost?

CLINIC: An abortion, if you are less than 14 weeks from your last menstrual period, the total cash cost is $370.

CALLER: Well, if I went and talked to the judge, would I have to pay for a lawyer or anything?

CLINIC: No. We do have people who volunteer to do that, so there wouldn’t be any financial cost for that.

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

CLINIC: Yep. That would be a good idea. Go ahead and do that, and we can talk to you more about your options when you get in here, okay?

CALLER: Okay. Well, it is okay if my boyfriend brings me in and everything?

CLINIC: Yeah, that’s fine. Okay?

CALLER: Could he ask you guys questions or anything?

CLINIC: Sure, yeah. If you want him to come back while we’re doing the pregnancy test for you, that’s fine.

CALLER: Would you guys have to tell anybody at all?

CLINIC: Everything we do here is confidential. So we would only release information to who you say we can talk to.

CALLER: And I wasn’t pregnant, do you guys do birth control?

CLINIC: Yep, we sure do. And we can get you set up with an appointment for that if that’s what you’re needing.

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

CLINIC: Correct, exactly.

CALLER: Okay. Well, can I talk to him and then call you back? What’s your name?

CLINIC: Yep. I’m Jennifer.

CALLER: Okay.

CLINIC: Okay?

CALLER: Thank you.

CLINIC: You’re welcome. Bye bye.

CALLER: Bye.

***END***

#322 – Planned Parenthood in Marquette, MI

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PLANNED PARENTHOOD
1219 N 3RD ST
MARQUETTE, MI 49855-3009
906-225-5070

TAPE – 322

(Dialing, phone ringing 2x)

CLINIC: Good afternoon. Planned Parenthood. May I help you?

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

CLINIC: No, we don’t do abortions here, but I could give you some information on where to go for that.

CALLER: All right.

CLINIC: Okay. Can I put you on hold real quick, please?

CALLER: Yeah.

CLINIC: Thank you.

(Long pause)

CLINIC: Thanks for holding.

CALLER: Hi.

CLINIC: Are you interested in going close by or somewhere where it’s cheaper?

CALLER: Well, I guess the cheaper place is better.

CLINIC: Okay. The cheaper place would be Saginaw.

CALLER: Okay.

CLINIC: Their phone number is 1-800-660-6234. You can tell them that Planned Parenthood up here in Marquette gave you the telephone number, and they might take a $25 discount off.

CALLER: Oh, okay.

CLINIC: Their price is about $280. They do them from 6 to 12 weeks. Do you by any chance know if you’re RH negative or not?

CALLER: No, I don’t know.

CLINIC: You don’t know what your blood type is?

CALLER: No. How do you know how many weeks you are?

CLINIC: When was the first day of your last period?

CALLER: It was December 14th.

CLINIC: Okay. Let me do some calculating here.

(Short pause)

CALLER: Are you there?

CLINIC: I’m here. Okay. Let’s see here. December 14th, and today is February 20th. That puts you at about ten-and-a-half weeks. So if you’re going to do this, you need to call them and get this set up within the next week or week-and-a-half.

CALLER: Well, my friend just told me — I’ll be 14 in March, and she said that my parents have to sign some stuff. But my boyfriend’s 22. Is he old enough to take care of that?

CLINIC: Nope. Nope, nope, nope.

CALLER: No?

CLINIC: You have to have your parents’ permission to do this or you need to go before a judge and have the judge deem you old enough.

CALLER: Oh.

CLINIC: The only thing is, if you go before a judge, don’t tell him how old your boyfriend is.

CALLER: Oh.

CLINIC: Because he can go right out and have him arrested for statutory rape.

CALLER: He could be arrested?

CLINIC: Yes.

CALLER: He can’t be arrested. We’re in love. We’re going to get married. I don’t understand.

CLINIC: You’re 14. It doesn’t matter.

CALLER: What can I do?

CLINIC: Don’t tell anybody how old he is for one thing.

CALLER: Oh, all right. Does it cost anything to get the judicial bypass?

CLINIC: Nope. What I do need to do — what you need to do is go through a lawyer.

CALLER: How much does a lawyer cost?

CLINIC: You’ll have to call her. She might do them for free.

CALLER: Oh, really?

CLINIC: Yeah. The phone number is 228-9001. And if you guys are going to get married in June, why don’t you just go talk to your parents?

CALLER: Well, we’re not going to get married in June. I mean, he’s got to go through — like he’s got to finish college and everything, and he’s only — well, he’s like in his second year so he’s got a while still.

CLINIC: All right. But yeah, her name is Priscilla Bernam (ph). And the number is 228-9001, and talk to her. The sooner the better.

CALLER: All right. Well, could I come in there for a pregnancy test?

CLINIC: Have you had a pregnancy test yet?

CALLER: No. I’m just scared because I haven’t had my period for a while.

CLINIC: Have you been having any signs of a pregnancy?

CALLER: No. Well, I don’t think so.

CLINIC: All right. Why don’t we have you come in tomorrow. And we’ll run a pregnancy test. And if it’s positive, we’ll go from there.

CALLER: Okay. Well, what time tomorrow?

CLINIC: Just come in when you can.

CALLER: Okay. Is it all right if it’s in the afternoon? Because my boyfriend would have bring me. I don’t have any other way to get there.

CLINIC: Sure.

CALLER: Okay. Would he have to sign anything? He just doesn’t want anybody to know about him.

CLINIC: No.

CALLER: You guys wouldn’t have to tell anybody that I was there?

CLINIC: No. This is a completely confidential thing. I’m just warning you that if you go before a judge don’t say anything about your boyfriend’s age.

CALLER: Oh, okay.

CLINIC: Because with you being under the age of consent, it doesn’t matter whether you’re in love and whether your parents approve or not, he can still be arrested.

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

CLINIC: Yes, we do.

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

CLINIC: Nope, not a soul. That’s between you, your boyfriend and us.

CALLER: I just wish I could talk to my mom like I can talk to you. Is it all right if I call and ask you other questions if I think of anything?

CLINIC: Sure. Yeah, if you think of anything, just give us a call.

CALLER: What was your name?

CLINIC: If I can’t answer it, I can switch it on to somebody else. My name is Allison.

CALLER: All right.

CLINIC: But yeah, just give us a call anytime if you want to talk.

CALLER: Okay.

CLINIC: Okay.

CALLER: Thanks.

CLINIC: You’re welcome.

CALLER: Bye.

CLINIC: Bye.

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#295 – Planned Parenthood in Benton Harbor, MI

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PLANNED PARENTHOOD
PO BOX 1123
BENTON HARBOR, MI 49023-1123
616-926-2042
616-637-8917

TAPE – 295

(Dialing, phone ringing 1x)

CLINIC: Planned Parenthood.

CALLER: Hi. Do you guys do abortions there?

CLINIC: No, we don’t.

CALLER: Do you know of any place that does?

CLINIC: The Kalamazoo one does.

CALLER: Okay. Do you have that phone number?

CLINIC: It’s 1-800-559-9093.

CALLER: My friend told me that since I’ll be 14 in March, that my parents have to sign some stuff. But can my boyfriend do it? He’s 22.

CLINIC: No. He couldn’t.

CALLER: Oh. Well, is there any way not to tell my parents?

CLINIC: You’d have to call them. I’m not sure how they work that.

CALLER: Oh, okay.

CLINIC: I’m sure they know some way.

CALLER: Well, could I come in to there for a pregnancy test?

CLINIC: Yep.

CALLER: Is it okay if my boyfriend brings me? Because I don’t know how else I would get there.

CLINIC: Yeah. That’s not a problem.

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

CLINIC: Nope. We’re open until 4:30 today or 7:30 tomorrow.

CALLER: 7:30 tomorrow probably sounds good. But say that the pregnancy test was negative, do you guys do birth control there?

CLINIC: Yes, we do.

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

CLINIC: No, everything’s confidential. You couldn’t find anything out.

CALLER: I’ve got to call him. Can I call back? What was your name?

CLINIC: My name’s Shana (sp).

CALLER: Okay.

CLINIC: Yep.

CALLER: Thank you.

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#296 – Planned Parenthood in Jackson, MI

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PLANNED PARENTHOOD
2009 W. MICHIGAN AVE
JACKSON, MI 49202-4010
517-784-1700

TAPE – 296

(Dialing, phone ringing 1x)

CLINIC: Planned Parenthood. This is Tee.

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

CLINIC: No, we don’t here. We do in Ann Arbor.

CALLER: Oh. Well, do you have that number?

CLINIC: It’s 1-800-638-0540

CALLER: Okay. Can I ask you a real quick question?

CLINIC: Sure.

CALLER: My friend said since I’ll be 14 in March that my parents have to sign some stuff. But my boyfriend’s 22. Can he sign it?

CLINIC: He’s what?

CALLER: He’s 22.

CLINIC: Hang on, and I’ll check for you, okay?

CALLER: All right.

(Pause)

CLINIC: Are you there?

CALLER: Uh-huh.

CLINIC: No. Even though he’s 22 it has to be a parent. But there is a judicial bypass that you can do.

CALLER: Okay. What is that?

CLINIC: That is something that — you can come in here and get a counseling appointment, and we can sit and go over it with you and tell you what’s that all about. That could be a confidential consult.

CALLER: Well, do I have to pay for that?

CLINIC: No. That’d be fine. How old are you, 14?

CALLER: I’ll be 14 in March.

CLINIC: Yeah, you’re still in school, so it’d be on a donation basis. It wouldn’t cost you anything.

CALLER: Okay.

CLINIC: You could just make an appointment to come in and talk to one of us here, and we could tell you all about that.

CALLER: Could my boyfriend come in with me?

CLINIC: Sure, no problem. Have you been here before?

CALLER: No.

CLINIC: Okay. We set up an appointment for you.

CALLER: Okay.

CLINIC: You want to hang on a second?

CALLER: Huh?

CLINIC: Did you want to hold a minute; we can set it up for you now?

CALLER: All right.

CLINIC: Okay. Hang on.

(Pause)

CLINIC: You can come in anytime we’re open, okay?

CALLER: When is that exactly?

CLINIC: Tuesday, Thursday and Friday, 9 to 5; Wednesday, 9 to 7:30 p.m., and Saturday, 9 to 1.

CALLER: Okay. Is it okay if I bring my boyfriend in case he has any questions?

CLINIC: Sure. It’s up to you.

CALLER: Okay.

CLINIC: Okay?

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

CLINIC: No. It’s patient confidentiality. We can’t release any information.

CALLER: Okay. If I ended up not being pregnant, do you guys have birth control there?

CLINIC: Do we what?

CALLER: Do you have birth control there?

CLINIC: Yes, we do. And we could set you up for an appointment for that as well.

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

CLINIC: Nope.

CALLER: Okay.

CLINIC: Okay?

CALLER: Okay. Thanks.

CLINIC: Uh-huh.

CALLER: Bye.

CLINIC: Bye.

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#297 – Planned Parenthood in Big Rapids, MI

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PLANNED PARENTHOOD
208 S MICHIGAN AVE
BIG RAPIDS, MI 49307-1810
231-796-8612

TAPE – 297

(Dialing, phone ringing 1x)

CLINIC: Planned Parenthood. This is Linda. May I help you?

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

CLINIC: No, we don’t.

CALLER: Do you know of anyone that does?

CLINIC: Your closest is Grand Rapids.

CALLER: Okay. Do you have that phone number?

CLINIC: No, I don’t. It should be in your phone book.

CALLER: Oh, okay. Do you guys do pregnancy tests there?

CLINIC: Yes, we do.

CALLER: Oh, okay.

CLINIC: You’re late for your period?

CALLER: Huh?

CLINIC: Are you late for your period?

CALLER: Yeah. My last period was like the second week in December.

CLINIC: Okay. Just a little bit late then. Can you come in Wednesday morning at 11?

CALLER: Well, I’d have to call my boyfriend to see. But is there like an age limit or anything for that? I’ll be 14 in March.

CLINIC: No. There’s no age limit.

CALLER: Do my parents have to sign anything? My boyfriend’s 22. Could he sign whatever it is?

CLINIC: No, because you’re only 14. You have to have parental permission to get an abortion, or you have to go for a judicial bypass.

CALLER: What is that?

CLINIC: You would go in front of the judge, and he would make a decision as to whether you are mature enough to make that decision on your own.

CALLER: Does he ever say no or anything?

CLINIC: I couldn’t tell you.

CALLER: Do I need a lawyer for that?

CLINIC: No.

CALLER: Okay. So I just go and talk to the judge and see what he says?

CLINIC: What you have to do is you have to set up the appointment at the abortion clinic. They’ll send you all the paperwork that you need. Then you set up the judicial bypass. Your boyfriend can’t make that decision.

CALLER: Oh, okay. But for the pregnancy test, could I come in and see you guys —

CLINIC: Yep.

CALLER: — and you guys wouldn’t have to tell anybody about it?

CLINIC: Nope.

CALLER: Okay. 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: Nope.

CALLER: Would it be all right if my boyfriend brought me and everything?

CLINIC: Yeah, that’s fine.

CALLER: Okay. All right. Thanks.

CLINIC: Now, are you going to call me back when you’re available then?

CALLER: Yeah. I just have to call my boyfriend and see when he can get off work and take me.

CLINIC: Okay.

CALLER: Okay. Thanks.

CLINIC: Yep. Bye bye.

CALLER: Bye.

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#298 – Planned Parenthood in Cedar Springs, MI

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PLANNED PARENTHOOD
44 N PARK ST.
CEDAR SPRINGS, MI 49319-8330
616-696-1522

TAPE – 298

(Dialing, phone ringing 2x)

CLINIC: Planned Parenthood. Cedar Springs Office. Kathy speaking.

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: I think we have that information. Hold on just a second.

CALLER: All right.

(Pause)

CLINIC: We do have a list. If you want to stop in the office, we can give that information to you. But we don’t normally give that over the phone.

CALLER: Oh, okay.

CLINIC: Okay?

CALLER: Is it possible to get a pregnancy test there?

CLINIC: Yes.

CALLER: Okay. And is there like an age limit for that or anything? I’ll be 14 in March.

CLINIC: No, there isn’t. You don’t have to make an appointment or anything for that.

CALLER: Well, do my parents have to sign anything? My boyfriend’s 22. Could he sign whatever it is?

CLINIC: No. We don’t have to have anything signed. You can come in anytime.

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

CLINIC: Sure.

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

CLINIC: Yes. And we would have to reschedule you for an appointment so you can get the exam and all that.

CALLER: But you guys don’t have to tell anybody about me being on birth control either?

CLINIC: No. Everything is confidential.

CALLER: Okay.

CLINIC: Okay?

CALLER: Do my parents have to say it’s okay for me to have an abortion?

CLINIC: I don’t know the rules on that. You’d have to talk to the people that we give you the phone numbers to.

CALLER: Oh, okay.

CLINIC: Okay?

CALLER: All right.

CLINIC: Thanks.

CALLER: Thanks.

CLINIC: Bye.

CALLER: Bye.

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