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#707 – Virginia League For Planned Parenthood in Richmond, VA

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VIRGINIA LEAGUE FOR PLANNED PARENTHOOD
3415 FLOYD AVE.
RICHMOND, VA 23220
804-254-1760

TAPE – 707

(dialing sound) (ringing 2X)

RECORDING: Hello, and thank you for calling the Virginia League for Planned Parenthood. If you know your party’s extension, please dial it now. For an emergency to make an appointment, or to speak to the nurse practitioner please press 20 now. If you would like a pill refill, please press 10 now. If you want to connect to our directory press star 2 now. If you are using a rotary phone, please hold. You will be connected to our receptionist. Thank you. Transferring call. Please hold. (ringing 2X)

CLINIC: Good afternoon. This is Planned Parenthood. Kimberly speaking. How may I help you?

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

CLINIC: Yes, we do. Can you hold on for a moment?

CALLER: Okay.

CLINIC: Okay, thanks. (pause) I had a line of people. Okay. You needed to know different information about –

CALLER: Is this Kimberly?

CLINIC: Yes.

CALLER: Okay.

CLINIC: Yes. (laughs) Are you in school or are you in the working field?

CALLER: I’m homeschooled.

CLINIC: Homeschooled?

CALLER: Yeah.

CLINIC: How old are you?

CALLER: I’m going to be 14 later on this month. But the thing is, my friend told me that you guys would have to tell my parents about all this. But my boyfriend’s 22. Could he just take care of it all and you wouldn’t have to tell them about it to anybody?

CLINIC: No, because we have to have at least one parent signs a consent form.

CALLER: Oh. Well, is there any way around that because I can’t tell my parents about this at all.

CLINIC: Okay. I believe — I can give you the number to Washington DC clinic. I don’t believe that you have to have consent for that. Let me pull that up for you, okay?

CALLER: Okay.

CLINIC: Because we can’t do it unless you’re either — one of your parents, your legal guardian.

CALLER: Okay.

CLINIC: Only way that, you know, we can do that.

CALLER: Well, could I come in there for a pregnancy test just to make sure I am pregnant?

CLINIC: You sure can, but we’re actually getting ready to close. But on Monday we’re open for pregnancy tests 12:30 to 4:30, and then we resume doing them from 5:30 to 6:30.

CALLER: But would you have to tell anybody?

CLINIC: No. No. That’s absolutely — you don’t have to. And we also have what we call the HOPE program where if you wanted to get on birth control you don’t have to have a parent sign for that either. It’s just when it’s something of the medical procedure like that, you know, and you’re underage we have to have the consent form. Do you want the DC number or did you want to come in for –

CALLER: My boyfriend and I were talking about all this, and we don’t want anyone to know about us. But he said he would pay cash for everything. So would his name have to be on any forms if he was paying for like the pregnancy test and everything?

CLINIC: Pregnancy tests is absolutely free. You don’t have to pay anything for it.

CALLER: Okay. So if it turned out I wasn’t pregnant could I get birth control from you guys?

CLINIC: You sure could.

CALLER: It’s just we don’t want to have to go through all this again, so.

CLINIC: Right, right. Because it’s that worry, and it’s very stressful. We have what we call the HOPE program which is $15.

CALLER: For the birth control?

CLINIC: For you to come in, talk to a nurse practitioner, and then she can write you a scrip, and then each birth control pack would be $12 per month.

CALLER: Okay. Well, I don’t drive yet. Would my boyfriend be able to pick up the pills?

CLINIC: He sure would be able to, yes.

CALLER: All right.

CLINIC: And he can pay cash for them so that there’s no — you know. But we will have to have your name on our records because we have to, you know, as –

CALLER: Well, yeah. I just, we just don’t want his name on anything, so.

CLINIC: Right. Right.

CALLER: Okay.

CLINIC: That’s perfectly fine. (laughs)

CALLER: Okay.

CLINIC: Okay? Do you know how to get here or does he know how to get here?

CALLER: He knows.

CLINIC: Okay. I would suggest coming in on Monday and you know, doing a pregnancy test.

CALLER: Okay. And I could get the DC number from you guys if I needed to?

CLINIC: Yes. The DC, yes. Yes.

CALLER: If I turned out pregnant I could go there?

CLINIC: Right, uh-huh. Are you more than two weeks late for your period?

CALLER: Yeah. Well, I haven’t had my period since January 3. So that’s why we’re just really worried.

CLINIC: Yeah. Okay. Well, definitely come in on Monday, okay?

CALLER: Okay. And you’re sure in DC they wouldn’t have to tell anybody?

CLINIC: I’ll find out for you.

CALLER: Okay.

CLINIC: Okay?

CALLER: All right.

CLINIC: All right, and we’ll see you on Monday then.

CALLER: Okay, thanks.

CLINIC: You’re welcome.

CALLER: Bye.

on ho(phone clicks)

***THE END***

#646 – Commonwealth Women’s Center in Falls Church, VA

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COMMONWEALTH WOMEN’S CENTER
916 W. BROAD ST.
FALLS CHURCH, VA 22046
703-533-3700

TAPE – 646

(Dialing, phone ringing 2x)

CLINIC: Good morning, Commonwealth Women.

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

CLINIC: Yes, we do.

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

CLINIC: Locals, you’re awake during the procedure, $290; general, you’re asleep during the procedure, $475.

CALLER: Okay.

CLINIC: And that’s by appointment only.

CALLER: I’m just worried. My friend told me that since I’m going to be 14 later on this month, you guys would have to tell my parents. But my boyfriend’s 22. Could he just sign whatever it is, and you wouldn’t have to tell anybody?

CLINIC: No, ma’am.

CALLER: No?

CLINIC: No. We need parental notification. That means your parents have to come with you.

CALLER: Is there any way around that?

CLINIC: No, ma’am.

CALLER: Because I can’t tell them at all. If they found out — they know my boyfriend; they just don’t like him. But if they found out that we were having sex, I don’t know what they would do. They can’t find out at all.

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

CALLER: January 3rd.

CLINIC: We still need parental notification. It’s the law.

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

CLINIC: You certainly can. We do —

CALLER: But would you have to tell my parents then?

CLINIC: No, ma’am. Urine pregnancy tests cost $5; blood tests cost $25.

CALLER: Okay. Well, my boyfriend and I were talking about all this, and we don’t want a whole bunch of people to know about us. He said he would pay for everything. But would he have to sign anything if he’s paying for everything?

CLINIC: No, he wouldn’t.

CALLER: Oh, okay. Well, if it ended up that I wasn’t pregnant, could I get birth control the same day?

CLINIC: You would have to set a GYN appointment with our nurse practitioner.

CALLER: Oh, all right. But would anybody have to know if I was on birth control?

CLINIC: Only if you told them.

CALLER: Really? Okay. All right. So there’s no way that I wouldn’t be able to do this without my parents knowing?

CLINIC: For the termination your parents need to know.

CALLER: Well, what can I do?

CLINIC: I can’t advise you on that.

CALLER: Oh, all right. Well, if I had any other questions, could I call and talk to you? What was your name?

CLINIC: You can talk to anyone who answers the phone.

CALLER: Okay.

CLINIC: Okay?

CALLER: Well, are they as nice as you?

CLINIC: I believe so, yes. We have a nice group of people here.

CALLER: All right.

CLINIC: Okay?

CALLER: Okay.

CLINIC: All righty?

CALLER: Thanks.

CLINIC: Um-hmm. Bye bye.

CALLER: Bye.

***END***

#647 – Charlottesville Obstetrics – Planned Parenthood in Charlottesville, VA

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CHARLOTTESVILLE OBSTETRICS – PLANNED PARENTHOOD
CHARLOTTESVILLE, VA 22911
804-977-0200

TAPE – 647

(Dialing, phone ringing 1x)

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

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

CLINIC: Yes, we do.

CALLER: Well, how much does that cost?

CLINIC: For the surgical abortion it’s $370. We do that between 6 and 13 weeks.

CALLER: Okay. Well, how do you know how far you are?

CLINIC: When was your last period?

CALLER: January 3rd

CLINIC: January 3rd? Can you hold for must one moment?

CALLER: Okay.

(Short pause)

CLINIC: Sorry to keep you holding. You said January 3rd was your last period?

CALLER: Yeah.

CLINIC: Let me look at my calendar. My math is so terrible; I have to count. You’re probably five weeks or so, because generally women get pregnant mid cycle. So you probably got pregnant about somewhere around two weeks after your last period.

CALLER: Okay. Well, I just haven’t had my period since then.

CLINIC: Right. I’m looking at the calendar. I would say you’re probably around six weeks or so.

CALLER: Okay.

CLINIC: Which I could go ahead and schedule you if you wanted to. We do the procedures on Monday, Wednesdays and Thursdays.

CALLER: Well, I’m going to be 14 on the 20th, and my friend said that you guys 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 anyone?

CLINIC: No. Unfortunately, the only thing — and I don’t even know. You’re 13 now?

CALLER: Yeah.

CLINIC: The only thing if you don’t want to tell your parents, you can go to court and get a judicial bypass.

CALLER: What is that?

CLINIC: Where you have to go explain to the judge why you want to do this and why you don’t want to tell your parents. I don’t even know how to tell you to do that. That’s the only way we can —

CALLER: But he would say it’s okay?

CLINIC: I don’t know. I mean, he might say yes. He might say you’re too young. I’m thinking he may say no.

CALLER: Really?

CLINIC: Yeah. Usually like if you’re 16 or 17, you’re getting close to being 18, the judge will go ahead and write you out a paper. I don’t know that with you being so young.

Can you hold just a moment? Let me ask my manager what she thinks?

CALLER: All right.

(Pause)

CLINIC: You still there?

CALLER: Uh-huh.

CLINIC: I’m going to give you a phone number to call. It’s the juvenile court. And I asked our center manager, and she said that you’re not too young to request a judicial bypass. And what you need to do is just call them and tell them your situation. And tell them that you’re wanting a judicial bypass so that we can see you here in our clinic for the abortion procedure.

CALLER: How much does that cost?

CLINIC: It’s $370.

CALLER: For the judicial bypass?

CLINIC: No, no. I don’t think there’s a cost for that. I thought you meant the cost for the procedure.

CALLER: But would they have to tell anybody?

CLINIC: No.

CALLER: Okay.

CLINIC: I can give you that phone number– 979-7191.

CALLER: Oh, okay.

CLINIC: And call them, and they can give you the information. Just tell them you need to get information how to go about getting a judicial bypass. Okay?

CALLER: Well, my boyfriend doesn’t want a whole bunch of people to know about us. If he was paying for everything, would he have to sign anything?

CLINIC: No.

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

CLINIC: We don’t do that here. You could go to the Arlington Road — you could go over there, and they could counsel you about all that there.

CALLER: A pregnancy test?

CLINIC: Uh-huh.

CALLER: Would they have to tell anybody?

CLINIC: Any medical information — it’s not just regarding abortion. But any medical information is confidential. So by law people are not allowed to discuss you or your medical situation at all.

CALLER: Do you think that maybe I’m not pregnant and I can get birth control?

CLINIC: Yes. I would call them, and I would ask them. Talk to them about that, because that’s what they do at that clinic. They do your yearly exams and things. They can get your set up with birth control pills and all of that.

CALLER: And nobody would have to know that I was on birth control too?

CLINIC: I think you can get around that also.

CALLER: Oh, okay.

CLINIC: You would just need to call them and talk to them.

CALLER: Okay.

CLINIC: Okay?

CALLER: All right.

CLINIC: Thanks a lot.

CALLER: Thank you.

CLINIC: Uh-huh. Bye.

CALLER: Bye.

***END***

#648 – Northern Virginia Women’s Healthcare in Fairfax, VA

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NORTHERN VIRGINIA WOMEN’S HEALTHCARE
10400 EATON PL. # 515
FAIRFAX, VA 22030
703-591-1999

TAPE – 648

(Dialing, phone ringing 3x)

CLINIC: Women’s Clinic. Can I help you?

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

CLINIC: Uh-huh. We do under local and general.

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

CLINIC: It’s 475 to go to sleep, and it’s 330 to stay awake.

CALLER: Okay. My friend said that since I’m going to be 14 in later on this month –

CLINIC: Oh. Well, you need to go D.C. and Maryland. Oh, 14 weeks pregnant?

CALLER: No, 14 years old.

CLINIC: Years old. Okay. You need to bring a letter if you’re going to be awake, and if you want to go to sleep your parents have to be here.

CALLER: Oh, okay. Well, my boyfriend’s 22. Could he just sign whatever it is, and they wouldn’t have to tell anyone?

CLINIC: No. No, you can’t do that. If you want to go to sleep you can’t do that. If you stay awake you need to bring a letter.

CALLER: From who?

CLINIC: From your guardian or your parents.

CALLER: But I don’t want them to know. I mean, they know that me and my boyfriend are going out; they just don’t —

CLINIC: Yeah, that’s the law in Virginia.

CALLER: Well, what can I do?

CLINIC: To stay awake and bring a letter.

CALLER: From who?

CLINIC: We don’t usually check it (chuckle).

CALLER: You don’t?

CLINIC: No. Just bring a letter.

CALLER: Okay.

CLINIC: Okay? You need to make an appointment though.

CALLER: The main reason that I’m worried about all this is I haven’t had my period since January 3rd, and I’m just scared.

CLINIC: Hold on a second. Let me just finish this one call, and then I’ll be right with you, okay? Hold on, okay?

CALLER: All right.

(Pause)

CLINIC: You want to make an appointment?

CALLER: Well, I would have to call my boyfriend to see because he’d be the only way I could get there. But do you guys do pregnancy test there? Just to make sure.

CLINIC: Yeah, we do. But we do the test here on the day of the appointment.

CALLER: Oh, okay.

CLINIC: Yeah. We have to have a positive pregnancy test.

CALLER: Well, is there any problem with my boyfriend coming in though?

CLINIC: No.

CALLER: Oh, okay.

CLINIC: You just need to bring a letter.

CALLER: Oh, okay.

CLINIC: But you need to have an appointment.

CALLER: Well, if it ended up that I wasn’t pregnant after the pregnancy test, could I get birth control there?

CLINIC: Yeah. We can schedule — not on the same day, but we can schedule you next-door —

CALLER: And would you have to tell anybody about birth control?

CLINIC: You talk to the nurse.

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

CLINIC: No. That’s personal. No, we won’t do that.

CALLER: Okay. It’s just me and my boyfriend don’t want to have to worry about all this anymore, so we were wanting to get birth control.

CLINIC: Okay?

CALLER: So when I come in, bring a letter?

CLINIC: Yeah. Do you want to make an appointment?

CALLER: What does the letter need to say?

CLINIC: That they’re allowing you to have an abortion.

CALLER: Oh, okay. All right. Well, let me call my boyfriend to see when he can bring me.

CLINIC: Okay. We do it on Tuesday, Friday and Saturday.

CALLER: Okay. So let me call you and call you back. What was your name?

CLINIC: Josie (?).

CALLER: Okay. Thanks.

CLINIC: Bye.

CALLER: Bye.

***END***

#643 – Richmond Medical Center For Women in Richmond, VA

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RICHMOND MEDICAL CENTER FOR WOMEN
118 N. BOULEVARD
RICHMOND, VA 23220
804-359-5066

TAPE – 643

(Dialing, phone ringing 3x)

CLINIC: Richmond Medical Center.

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

CLINIC: We do.

CALLER: How much does that cost?

CLINIC: It’s $260 to be awake, $460 to be asleep, or $295 for the IV sedation.

CALLER: I’m going to be 14 at the end of 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 take care of it, and you wouldn’t have to tell anybody?

CLINIC: No. A parent has to sign for you. That’s required by law.

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

CLINIC: The only way is that you would need to go before a judge.

CALLER: Oh, okay.

CLINIC: And what you could do is, if you’re interested in doing that, you would need to call tomorrow after 1 and speak with Jill. She’s our director, and she could help you with that.

CALLER: Oh, okay. Well, does the judge ever say no though?

CLINIC: I don’t know. I don’t deal with that at all. She does.

CALLER: Okay. Well, the main reason why I’m worried about all this is because I haven’t had my period since January 3rd, and I’m just scared.

CLINIC: Okay. Yeah. The best bet is going to be to call Jill tomorrow so you can kind of get the ball rolling.

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

CLINIC: Uh-huh, between 9:30 and 3:30 Tuesday through Friday.

CALLER: Okay. If it ended up that I wasn’t pregnant, could I get birth control the same day?

CLINIC: No. You would need to make an appointment for that, and that’s $50.

CALLER: Oh, okay. But I could get birth control and you wouldn’t have to tell anybody?

CLINIC: No.

CALLER: Okay. It’s just me and my boyfriend don’t want a whole bunch of people to know about all this. We want birth control so we don’t have to worry about it.

CLINIC: Right.

CALLER: Are you guys like a Planned Parenthood place?

CLINIC: No. Okay?

CALLER: If I had any other questions, could I call and talk to you? What was your name?

CLINIC: I’m Karen. Or you could just wait until tomorrow and talk to Jill, and she could answer any questions that you have.

CALLER: Okay.

CLINIC: Okay?

CALLER: All right. Thank you.

CLINIC: All right. Bye bye.

CALLER: Bye.

***END***

#644 – Prince William Women’s Center in Manassas, VA

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PRINCE WILLIAM WOMEN’S CENTER
9380 FORESTWOOD LANE # B
MANASSAS, VA 20110
703-335-2779

TAPE – 644

(Dialing, phone ringing 2x)

CLINIC: Prince William Women’s Clinic. Can I help you?

CALLER: Hi. Yeah. Can you speak up any louder? I can barely hear you.

CLINIC: Oh, okay.

CALLER: Okay. That’s a lot better. What was your name again?

CLINIC: Yes. This is (unclear) Center. Dr. King’s office.

CALLER: Okay. Do you guys do abortions there?

CLINIC: Yes.

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

CLINIC: To be asleep, 400, and the local is 300.

CALLER: Okay. My friend told me that — I’m going to be 14 years old later on this month, and my friend said that you guys would have to tell my parents. But my boyfriend’s 22. Could he just sign whatever it is, and you wouldn’t have to tell anybody?

CLINIC: You have to tell your mommy or your daddy.

CALLER: Oh. Well, I can’t tell them at all.

CLINIC: Yeah, but we can’t take you (unclear). The papers say you have to tell your mommy or your daddy.

CALLER: So there’s no way not to tell them?

CLINIC: (No response).

CALLER: Are you there?

CLINIC: You spoke before, no?

CALLER: Huh?

CLINIC: You speak before to somebody else? No.

CALLER: Well, no.

CLINIC: Oh, okay. (Unclear).

CALLER: I haven’t had my period since January 3rd, and I’m scared. Could I come in there for a pregnancy test?

CLINIC: A pregnancy test? You can come. (Unclear).

CALLER: Would anybody have to know about a pregnancy test though?

CLINIC: The pregnancy test, yes. We don’t have no (unclear).

CALLER: Okay. But does anybody have to know about a pregnancy test?

CLINIC: How old you say? Fourteen?

CALLER: I’ll be 14 on the 20th.

CLINIC: Fourteen years, right?

CALLER: Yeah.

CLINIC: If you want an examination you need to come with your mommy or your daddy together.

CALLER: Oh. But for the pregnancy test?

CLINIC: For the pregnancy test you can buy (unclear) or CVS.

CALLER: Oh, I just wasn’t sure if that was —

CLINIC: If you want to come here it’s $20 cash, the urine test.

CALLER: Well, let me call you back. What was your name?

CLINIC: Mary.

CALLER: Okay.

CLINIC: Okay?

CALLER: All right, thanks.

CLINIC: Bye bye.

CALLER: Bye.

***END***

#645 – Landmark Women’s Center in Alexandria, VA

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LANDMARK WOMEN’S CENTER
5130 DUKE ST. # 9
ALEXANDRIA, VA 22304
703-823-6500

TAPE – 645

(Dialing, phone ringing 2x)

CLINIC: (Unclear). Can I help you?

CALLER: Hi. Yeah. Can you speak up any louder? I can barely hear you.

CLINIC: Oh, okay.

CALLER: Okay. That’s a lot better. What was your name again?

CLINIC: Yes. This is (unclear) Center. Dr. King’s office.

CALLER: Okay. Do you guys do abortions there?

CLINIC: Yes.

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

CLINIC: To be asleep, 400, and the local is 300.

CALLER: Okay. My friend told me that — I’m going to be 14 years old later on this month, and my friend said that you guys would have to tell my parents. But my boyfriend’s 22. Could he just sign whatever it is, and you wouldn’t have to tell anybody?

CLINIC: You have to tell your mommy or your daddy.

CALLER: Oh. Well, I can’t tell them at all.

CLINIC: Yeah, but we can’t take you (unclear). The papers say you have to tell your mommy or your daddy.

CALLER: So there’s no way not to tell them?

CLINIC: (No response).

CALLER: Are you there?

CLINIC: You spoke before, no?

CALLER: Huh?

CLINIC: You speak before to somebody else? No.

CALLER: Well, no.

CLINIC: Oh, okay. (Unclear).

CALLER: I haven’t had my period since January 3rd, and I’m scared. Could I come in there for a pregnancy test?

CLINIC: A pregnancy test? You can come. (Unclear).

CALLER: Would anybody have to know about a pregnancy test though?

CLINIC: The pregnancy test, yes. We don’t have no (unclear).

CALLER: Okay. But does anybody have to know about a pregnancy test?

CLINIC: How old you say? Fourteen?

CALLER: I’ll be 14 on the 20th.

CLINIC: Fourteen years, right?

CALLER: Yeah.

CLINIC: If you want an examination you need to come with your mommy or your daddy together.

CALLER: Oh. But for the pregnancy test?

CLINIC: For the pregnancy test you can buy (unclear) or CVS.

CALLER: Oh, I just wasn’t sure if that was —

CLINIC: If you want to come here it’s $20 cash, the urine test.

CALLER: Well, let me call you back. What was your name?

CLINIC: Mary.

CALLER: Okay.

CLINIC: Okay?

CALLER: All right, thanks.

CLINIC: Bye bye.

CALLER: Bye.

***END***

#250 – Planned Parenthood in Virginia, MN

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PLANNED PARENTHOOD
505 S. 12TH AVE. # 2
VIRGINIA, MN 55792-2001
218-741-8192

TAPE – 250

(dialing sounds) (ringing 1X)

CLINIC: Planned Parenthood in Virginia. This is Amanda. Can I help you?

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

CLINIC: No, we don’t, but I can give you phone numbers for places that do.

CALLER: Okay.

CLINIC: Okay. Just a minute, please. (pause) Okay, the closest place is in Deluth. It’s called the Deluth Women’s Health Center.

CALLER: Okay.

CLINIC: And that’s 1-800-735-7654.

CALLER: Okay. Well, my friend actually told me that like since I’ll be 14 in March that you guys have to tell my parents. But is it all right if like my boyfriend signs the papers or anything? Because he’s 22.

CLINIC: No. No. Your parents — there’s a parental notification law that your parents have to be notified of it.

CALLER: Well, is there any way that they don’t have to be notified because if they found out they would be furious. I don’t know what they would do.

CLINIC: There is what’s called a judicial bypass. As far as how it all works, you would have to contact them at the Deluth Women’s Health Center.

CALLER: Oh, all right.

CLINIC: Okay?

CALLER: So would I be able to come in there and get like a pregnancy test?

CLINIC: You could, but if you’re planning on having that all done you might as well just go to the health center for it.

CALLER: Oh, well, it’s just, my friend told me to go to you guys, so.

CLINIC: Yeah. Well, if you want to be in Planned Parenthood you’d have to. I mean, they do them down in the cities at Planned Parenthood.

CALLER: Okay.

CLINIC: But other than that, Deluth is the closest place.

CALLER: Okay.

CLINIC: Okay?

CALLER: But, so you guys, you don’t think that they would have to tell anybody at all?

CLINIC: Well, if you came in just for a pregnancy test, no.

CALLER: Okay.

CLINIC: But if you’re going to have an abortion done you have to — I mean, your parents have to be notified of it.

CALLER: But what if like I did the judicial bypass?

CLINIC: That I’m not sure. I’m not sure how all of that works. That’s why you’d have to call the Women’s Health Center and ask them about that.

CALLER: Okay. Would they have to — like my friend said that you guys would have to say something about my boyfriend being 22.

CLINIC: That I’m not sure either.

CALLER: Oh.

CLINIC: There is something as far as — oh I can’t think of how that works exactly. But I’m thinking because he is over 18 that there is maybe some stipulation with that.

CALLER: What do you mean?

CLINIC: Well, there may be something as far as regardless if you consented to it or not, saying yeah I wanted to have sex, it still, there still could be charges filed against him.

CALLER: Charges?

CLINIC: Yeah.

CALLER: Like what? What do you mean? He could get arrested?

CLINIC: Well, I mean, yeah. It could be considered like statutory rape.

CALLER: Well, but what could I — I don’t understand. What could I do then?

CLINIC: Well, you need to get this taken care of. You need to call the Deluth Women’s Health Center.

CALLER: Okay.

CLINIC: And get it taken care of that way. As far as all the other stuff, I’m not sure. I’m sure they’d be able to help you with that too.

CALLER: Okay.

CLINIC: But all I have the access to is just to give you phone numbers for it. And then, I mean, I do know there is the parental notification law. From what I understand, and whether this is totally correct or not, it’s just that your parents have to be notified that you were going to have this done.

CALLER: Oh. Well, I just don’t want anybody to get in trouble. Like I don’t want my boyfriend to be, have charges against him.

CLINIC: Right. And I don’t know how they will handle that down there either. That’s why you’ll have to call and talk to them about it.

CALLER: Well, would it be better just not to say anything about him?

CLINIC: I can’t say that, no. I mean, I mean certainly if he’s there they might see that there’s an age difference. I don’t know.

CALLER: Oh.

CLINIC: But you would have to talk to them about it.

CALLER: Okay.

CLINIC: Okay?

CALLER: Well, is it okay if I call you back and ask questions again?

CLINIC: Sure.

CALLER: What was your name?

CLINIC: My name’s Amanda.

CALLER: Okay.

CLINIC: Okay?

CALLER: Okay. Well, thanks.

CLINIC: Uh-huh. You’re welcome. Bye.

CALLER: Bye.

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