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#834 – Springfield Healthcare Center in Springfield, MO

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SPRINGFIELD HEALTHCARE CENTER
1837 E. CHERRY ST.
SPRINGFIELD, MO 65802
417-831-7298

TAPE – 834

(Dialing, phone ringing 2x)

CLINIC: Pinefield Health Care Center. How can I help you?

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

CLINIC: Yes, we do.

CALLER: Do you know how much it cost for that?

CLINIC: It depends on how far along you are.

CALLER: How do you know how far along you are?

CLINIC: Well, do you know when your last period was?

CALLER: January 15th.

CLINIC: And was it a normal period for you?

CALLER: Yeah.

CLINIC: We have a little wheel that they use in the gynecologist office and everything. It kind of helps determine that. If I put it as your last period on the 15th of January, that puts you approximately — let’s see, today’s the 12th — right at the beginning of nine weeks from your last period. Anything under 12 weeks, it’s 575.

CALLER: All right.

CLINIC: What that includes is your lab work and ultra sound, medication before the procedure, the actual procedure, your follow-up exam, two months of birth control. What is not included is if you’re a negative blood type. Do you know what blood type you are?

CALLER: No.

CLINIC: If you’re a negative blood type, it would be $60 more for the Rhogam shot that you have to have. And the only other fee would be your medications afterwards, which should just be one, which would be your antibiotic, which generally runs about $9 if you don’t have insurance.

CALLER: The thing is, I’m kind of worried. My boyfriend said that he would pay cash for everything. I’m worried because I’m going to be 14 later on this month, and my friend said that you guys would have to tell my parents. Buy my boyfriend’s 22, and he said he would take care of everything. Would that be all right, and you wouldn’t have to tell anybody?

CLINIC: No. We still have to have one parent to consent. They have to be here to sign the paperwork and everything. Do they know about your boyfriend?

CALLER: Yeah, they know we’re going out, but they have no idea we’re having sex. I can’t tell them that at all. I mean, they’d be furious if they found out about that.

CLINIC: Well, probably to start off, they would be. But eventually they’re going to have to realize that you were responsible enough to let them know.

CALLER: But I can’t tell them at all.

CLINIC: You’re going to have to. The thing is, is that I know that’s going to be extremely difficult. But sooner or later they’re going to find out anyway.

CALLER: How?

CLINIC: Because you’re going to get further and further along.

CALLER: Well, is there anyplace else I could go and they wouldn’t have to tell my parents or anybody?

CLINIC: Not to my knowledge.

CALLER: So there’s nothing I can do then?

CLINIC: Not that I know of. I’m trying to think.

Are you absolutely positive that was a normal period?

CALLER: Yeah.

CLINIC: Because sometimes you can have normal periods and still be pregnant. That’s really the only thing that bothers me, is you might be further along than we think, which gives you less time to find somewhere else to go, or to come here, tell your parents, whatever.

CALLER: Well, would I be able to come in there for a pregnancy test just to make sure?

CLINIC: Do you guys live in town, in Springfield?

CALLER: Yeah.

CLINIC: That might be the easiest thing. Because we don’t have to have parental consent to do an ultra sound or pregnancy test.

CALLER: Oh, okay.

CLINIC: So we can at least do that. In the meantime, I can try to figure out if there’s anyplace that you can go.

CALLER: Okay. But no one would have to know about the pregnancy test then?

CLINIC: No. Nobody would have to know about the pregnancy test.

CALLER: Well, me and my boyfriend were talking about all this, and we don’t want anyone to know about all this. But he said he would pay for everything. Would he have to fill out any forms or have his name on anything if he was paying?

CLINIC: No. If you want to do just the pregnancy test, it’s $5. If you want to do an ultra sound — because that’s really the only way we can actually tell for sure how far along you are — the ultra sound is $100.

CALLER: So that would be better then?

CLINIC: I would think so, just to be on the safe side. Because if for some reason you’re 16 weeks, that’s going to put you in a time crunch, where you have to do something fairly quickly, at least for the state of Missouri.

CALLER: If it turned out that I wasn’t pregnant, could I get birth control from you guys?

CLINIC: We could get you started, and then you could go to Planned Parenthood because they do not need parental consent to give you birth control.

CALLER: Well, do you guys need parental consent for birth control?

CLINIC: No. But we don’t have a doctor that can actually — they’re going to have to have a doctor talk to you and everything. We can get you started on it. But to continue on it, you need to see their nurse practitioner or their doctor. But they don’t need parental consent for that.

CALLER: Okay.

CLINIC: Okay?

CALLER: But are you sure no one would have to know about me and my boyfriend for the pregnancy test?

CLINIC: No, not at all.

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

CLINIC: My name’s Tammy.

CALLER: Okay.

CLINIC: Okay? And yeah, you’re more than welcome to call.

CALLER: All right.

CLINIC: And you can talk to myself or Michele.

CALLER: Okay.

CLINIC: Okay?

CALLER: All right. Thanks.

CLINIC: You’re welcome.

CALLER: Bye.

CLINIC: Bye bye.

***END***

#425 – Planned Parenthood in St. Louis, MO

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PLANNED PARENTHOOD
3401 S. GRAND BLVD.
ST. LOUIS, MO 63118-1003
314-865-1850

TAPE – 425

(dialing sounds) (ringing 1X)

CLINIC: Planned Parenthood (unclear). How can I help you?

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

CLINIC: Not at this clinic. I can give you the number that does. The number is 531-7526.

CALLER: Okay. Where is that exactly?

CLINIC: It’s off of Forest Park and Bowles (sp), a Planned Parenthood, but we just don’t do it at this vicinity.

CALLER: Oh, okay. Well, do you know — like I’m just really worried because like — well I’m going to be 14 in March, and my friend said that they would have to tell my parents. But my boyfriend is 22. Is he old enough to take care of that?

CLINIC: Yeah. He’s old enough.

CALLER: Really?

CLINIC: Uh-huh.

CALLER: And they wouldn’t have to tell anybody or anything?

CLINIC: Uh-uh.

CALLER: Okay.

CLINIC: Uh-huh.

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

CLINIC: Yes, you can. It’s on a walk-in basis and the cost is $10 unless you have Medicaid. If you have Medicaid it’s free.

CALLER: Okay. Well, I would really rather my boyfriend to be there with me. Would that be all right?

CLINIC: Um-hum.

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

CLINIC: Yes, we do. You make an appointment to become a patient.

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

CLINIC: It ranges — well, you’re 14, so you’d probably get put on federal funding.

CALLER: Oh. Well -

CLINIC: Because you’re in school and you don’t work.

CALLER: Well, would they have to tell anybody about me then?

CLINIC: No. We don’t tell anybody.

CALLER: Oh, okay. Well, so if I was on birth control you wouldn’t have to tell anybody?

CLINIC: No.

CALLER: Oh, all right.

CLINIC: Okay?

CALLER: Well, what was your name? Is it all right if I call back if I had any questions?

CLINIC: Sure. Sara.

CALLER: Oh, okay.

CLINIC: Uh-huh.

CALLER: Thank you.

CLINIC: Bye bye.

CALLER: Bye.

(phone clicks)

*** THE END ***

#403 – Planned Parenthood in Columbia, MO

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PLANNED PARENTHOOD
711 N. PROVIDENCE RD.
COLUMBIA, MO 65203-4308
573-443-0427

TAPE – 403

(dialing sounds) (ringing X)

RECORDING: Hello. You have reached Planned Parenthood of Columbia. The office will be closed on February 21st on Thursday for a staff meeting. If you know your party’s extension — (dial sound) (ringing)

CLINIC: Columbia Planned Parenthood. This is Sandra. How can I help you?

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

CLINIC: Yes, we do. Did you need to schedule an appointment?

CALLER: Well, I don’t — I just wanted to ask some questions first.

CLINIC: What kind of question do you ask?

CALLER: Well, how much does it cost?

CLINIC: It’s $375, and we do them up to 13 weeks.

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

CLINIC: Well, usually if we do a pregnancy test we can go by the first day of your last cycle. Then once you come in for your actual appointment we’ll do a sonogram to actually see how far along you are.

CALLER: Okay. Well, I’m just worried about it because like I haven’t had my period since like December 14, so.

CLINIC: How old are you?

CALLER: Well, I’ll be 14 in March.

CLINIC: Okay, hold on a moment.

CLINIC: This is Stephanie. Have you had a positive test yet?

CALLER: No.

CLINIC: Okay. You’ll need to do that before we can go any further.

CALLER: Well, would i get that there, or –

CLINIC: You can get it here if you like. You can walk in tomorrow between 10:00 and 2:00 and we can do it if you want to.

CALLER: Okay. Well, my boyfriend would have to bring me. Would that be all right?

CLINIC: That’s okay. We don’t mind.

CALLER: Okay. It’s just my friend — I’m just worried because my friend said that since like I’ll be 14 in March that you guys would have to tell my parents I’m getting an abortion. But my boyfriend’s 22. Could he just sign whatever and it would be all right?

CLINIC: Well, we won’t be able to do it in the state of Missouri without documented parental consent, which means the parent has to come here with you, be here through the whole thing.

CALLER: Oh, but I can’t tell my parents. They can’t find out at all.

CLINIC: Well, then you’ll need to have this done in Illinois, which there’s a clinic in Illinois called the HOPE Clinic for women, and it’s about 15 minutes from the arch, and the state of Illinois does not require parental consent at this time.

CALLER: Oh, okay. But I can still come in there for a pregnancy test though?

CLINIC: Sure. Oh, sure. And we can give you the number to that clinic then when you come if you want.

CALLER: Okay. And it would be all right if my boyfriend’s there with me?

CLINIC: Sure.

CALLER: Okay. Well –

CLINIC: For your test?

CALLER: Yeah.

CLINIC: Yes. Not for the procedure. But if you go through with this, if you have an actual termination done, okay, he can be in the building with you, but not go through the procedure with you, okay?

CALLER: Oh, all right.

CLINIC: So that’s where there’s going to be –

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

CLINIC: Yes. You’ll need to set up an appointment.

CALLER: Oh, okay.

CLINIC: So why don’t we go from there once we find out what your test says?

CALLER: Do my parents have to sign for me being on birth control?

CLINIC: No.

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

CLINIC: Nope.

CALLER: Well, then, okay. Well, my boyfriend is the only one — like I can’t drive to pick up like the birth control. Would he be able to pick it up?

CLINIC: Um-hum.

CALLER: Really?

CLINIC: Um-hum. You might also consider getting on the shot instead of pills.

CALLER: What is that?

CLINIC: That’s — you do the once-a-month shot or the once-every-three-months shot. That way, you know, you won’t have to worry about hiding pills.

CALLER: Well, what does that do?

CLINIC: That just protects you against pregnancy for the time that you’re on it.

CALLER: Does it work as well as the pills?

CLINIC: Uh-huh.

CALLER: Oh, okay.

CLINIC: Okay? So you might -

CALLER: Is it a big shot?

CLINIC: No.

CALLER: Oh, okay.

CLINIC: It’s in your butt.

CALLER: Oh, all right.

CLINIC: Okay?

CALLER: Okay.

CLINIC: So ask for information. Once you have the pregnancy test done, okay, if it’s negative, get the information when you come in for that, okay? And if it’s positive then we’ll go that route and give you information about those methods so you can decide once –

CALLER: Well, what time do you normally do pregnancy tests?

CLINIC: Any time between 10:00 and 2:00 tomorrow.

CALLER: Okay.

CLINIC: Okay? We don’t offer them on Fridays.

CALLER: Okay. Thanks.

CLINIC: All righty.

CALLER: Bye.

CLINIC: You’re welcome. Bye bye.

(phone clicks)

*** THE END ***

#404 – Planned Parenthood in Kansas City, MO

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PLANNED PARENTHOOD
4112 NE VIVION RD
KANSAS CITY, MO 64119-2811
816-453-6000

TAPE – 404

(dialing sounds) (ringing 2X)

CLINIC: Planned Parenthood North.

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

CLINIC: We don’t do the procedures here at our clinic. I can give you the number to our clinic that does.

CALLER: All right.

CLINIC: It’s 913-345-1400.

CALLER: Okay. Where is that exactly?

CLINIC: That’s in Overland Park, Kansas. It’s off 109th and Rowe.

CALLER: Oh, okay.

CLINIC: Okay?

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

CLINIC: You can come here for the pregnancy test, yes.

CALLER: Okay. It’s just, I’m scared because — well, I don’t know. But my friend told me that since like I’ll be 14 in March that they would have to tell my parents I was getting an abortion. But my boyfriend’s 22. Could he just — is he old enough to take care of that and they wouldn’t have to tell anybody?

CLINIC: That’s something you would actually have to contact them about in Overland Park. I’m not real sure how that law works and everything.

CALLER: Okay. Well, like, I’m just really just worried about all this because I haven’t had my period since like December 14, so I’m scared.

CLINIC: Okay. You can come here for the pregnancy test. You just walk in for that. You would need to be here by 4:00 today.

CALLER: Oh, okay. Well, is it all right — like I’d want my boyfriend to be there with me. Is that all right?

CLINIC: That’s fine. That’s fine.

CALLER: But like, we were talking about it and we decided that we didn’t want anyone to know about us. Would you guys have to have him sign anything or know about him or anything?

CLINIC: No. No. We are totally confidential here. Okay?

CALLER: Okay. Well, if it turned out that I wasn’t pregnant, could I get birth control there?

CLINIC: You would have to make it a separate appointment for that, and I can do that while you’re — we can set up that appointment while you’re here though.

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

CLINIC: Nope. We are confidential here. Okay?

CALLER: Okay. Well, if I thought of any other questions could I call and talk to you? What was your name?

CLINIC: That’s fine. My name’s Jamie.

CALLER: Okay.

CLINIC: Okay?

CALLER: Okay, thanks.

CLINIC: All right.

(phone clicks)

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#405 – Planned Parenthood in Kansas City, MO

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PLANNED PARENTHOOD
1001 E 47TH ST
KANSAS CITY, MO 64110-1687
816-756-2277

TAPE – 405

(dialing sounds) (ringing 1X)

CLINIC: Planned Parenthood. Patty Brown Center. Can I help you?

CALLER: Yeah. I was just on hold and I got hung up on.

CLINIC: Oh, I’m sorry. What were you calling for?

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

CLINIC: No, we don’t but I can give you a number to Iola (sp) Park Kansas location. You have a pen?

CALLER: Yeah.

CLINIC: 913-345-1400.

CALLER: Okay. Well, do you know — like my friend told me that since like I’ll be 14 in March that they would have to tell my parents I was getting an abortion. But my boyfriend’s 22. Could he just sign — is he old enough to take care of that and they wouldn’t have to tell anybody?

CLINIC: You need to call them.

CALLER: Oh, okay.

CLINIC: Since they do the procedures there. I don’t know what their — what their — in other words their guidelines are. But call them and see what they say.

CALLER: Okay. Well, I wasn’t really sure if I was pregnant. I’m just scared because I haven’t had my period since like December 14. Could I come in there for a pregnancy test?

CLINIC: Yes.

CALLER: Well, would you have to tell anybody I was there for that?

CLINIC: No, we don’t. It’s very confidential.

CALLER: Okay. It’s just my boyfriend and I talked about all this, and we decided we didn’t’ want anyone to know anything. So you’re sure you wouldn’t have to say anything to anybody?

CLINIC: We’re confidential.

CALLER: Okay.

CLINIC: Okay.

CALLER: Well, would it be all right if my boyfriend was there with me? I would just feel better.

CLINIC: That’s fine.

CALLER: Really?

CLINIC: Uh-huh.

CALLER: Okay. Well, if it ended up that I wasn’t pregnant, could I get birth control maybe?

CLINIC: You’d have to make an appointment though to set up for that. Okay?

CALLER: Okay.

CLINIC: All right. Bye bye.

CALLER: Well –

(phone clicks)

*** THE END ***

#406 – Planned Parenthood in Warrensburg, MO

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PLANNED PARENTHOOD
607 BIRKARTH RD # A
WARRENSBURG, MO 64093-1485
660-747-6186

TAPE – 406

(dialing sounds) (ringing 1X)

CLINIC: Good afternoon. Warrensburg Planned Parenthood. Can I help you?

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

CLINIC: No, we don’t.

CALLER: Oh, well, do you know of anybody that does?

CLINIC: Planned Parenthood Comprehensive Health in Overland Park, Kansas does them. And the Planned Parenthood in Columbia.

CALLER: Okay. Well, do you have the one in, the first one you said? Do you have the phone number?

CLINIC: 1-800-227-1918.

CALLER: Okay. Well, do you know — like I’m just really worried because my friend told me that since like I’m going to be 14 in March and she said that –

CLINIC: You’re what?

CALLER: I’ll be 14 in March?

CLINIC: Uh-huh.

CALLER: And she said that they would have to tell my parents I was getting an abortion. But my boyfriend’s 22. Could he just –

CLINIC: That doesn’t make any difference.

CALLER: Sign everything?

CLINIC: No. It has to be parents. You have to — is Kansas parents’ notification or parents consent?

CLINIC: Under 18 there has to be a guardian.

CLINIC: There has to be a guardian there that the court has appointed —

CLINIC: A parent or a parent for a legal guardian. If they don’t want to tell their parents they can get a judicial bypass and (unclear) would have to tell them how to do that. They have a judge and everything.

CLINIC: But you can call that number I just gave you and tell them and they can get a judicial bypass.

CALLER: What is that?

CLINIC: It’s a legal thing that says you can get it without your parents knowing it.

CALLER: Oh. Well, would there be — do I need a lawyer for that or anything?

CLINIC: No. You have to call up there.

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

CLINIC: Have you already done one?

CALLER: No.

CLINIC: Well, how do you know you’re pregnant?

CALLER: Well, I haven’t had my period since like December 14, and I’m scared.

CLINIC: Are your periods normal?

CALLER: Usually.

CLINIC: Every month?

CALLER: Uh-huh.

CLINIC: Pregnancy tests are $18.

CALLER: Okay. Well, is it all right — like I would want my boyfriend to be there with me. Is that all right?

CLINIC: All it is is a urine test. You know?

CALLER: Oh.

CLINIC: We don’t — that’s all we could –

CALLER: But he could bring me in?

CLINIC: Yeah.

CALLER: Okay. It’s just — we were talking about it, and we don’t want anyone to know about us. Would you guys have to have him sign anything or anything?

CLINIC: No, but you’re going to fill out paperwork.

CALLER: Oh, all right. But you guys wouldn’t have to tell my parents that I was there?

CLINIC: No, but someone might see you out here that knows you.

CALLER: Oh.

CLINIC: You know, that we don’t have any control over.

CALLER: Oh. Well, if I wasn’t pregnant -

CLINIC: Well, you could go to WalMart and get you a pregnancy test.

CALLER: Oh. Well, either way, if I wasn’t pregnant could I get a birth control? Could I get birth control there?

CLINIC: Uh-huh.

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

CLINIC: Nope.

CALLER: Okay. Do you know if the pregnancy tests like at Walmart are usually accurate?

CLINIC: They are if you follow the directions.

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

CLINIC: Certainly. Julie.

CALLER: Okay. Thank you.

CLINIC: Uh-huh. Bye.

CALLER: Bye.

(phone clicks)

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#408 – Planned Parenthood in Grandview, MO

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PLANNED PARENTHOOD
11902 BLUE RIDGE EXT # T
GRANDVIEW, MO 64030-6400
816-763-2125

TAPE – 408

(dialing sounds) (ringing 1X)

CLINIC: Planned Parenthood, South Kansas City.

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

CLINIC: No, we don’t. I can give you the number where they do.

CALLER: All right.

CLINIC: It’s 913-345-1400.

CALLER: Okay. Where is that exactly?

CLINIC: It’s on 109th and Rowe.

CALLER: Oh, okay. Well, do you know — like I’m just scared because my friend told me that since like I’ll be 14 in March that they would have to tell my parents I’m getting an abortion. But my boyfriend’s 22. Could he just sign whatever it is and they wouldn’t have to tell anybody?

CLINIC: No. You can ask for a judicial bypass. And you would have to go in front of a judge. And the judge would determine whether you’re mature enough to do this on your own.

CALLER: Oh. Well, do I need like a lawyer for that?

CLINIC: No.

CALLER: No?

CLINIC: Uh-uh.

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

CLINIC: You might want to ask them. We don’t deal too much with that stuff.

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

CLINIC: Uh-huh.

Q Okay.

CLINIC: They’re $18 here.

CALLER: Okay. Well, it’s just I haven’t had one yet, but like I haven’t had my period since like December 14, and I’m just really scared.

CLINIC: Okay. Yeah. You might want to come in and do a test.

CALLER: Okay. Well, my– would it be — like I would really feel better if my boyfriend was there with me. Would that be all right?

CLINIC: That’s fine.

CALLER: Okay. Well, it’s just — we’ve talked about all this and everything, and we decided we don’t want anyone to know about this. Would you guys have to say anything about him or anything?

CLINIC: Everything’s confidential.

CALLER: Okay. Well, if the pregnancy test came out to be that I wasn’t pregnant, do you guys have birth control there then?

CLINIC: Uh-huh.

CALLER: Yeah?

CLINIC: We can get you started on birth control today if you wanted.

CALLER: Oh. Well, do you guys have to tell anybody that I was on birth control though?

CLINIC: Nope. That’s all confidential.

CALLER: Okay. Well, how late do you go, do you do pregnancy tests today?

CLINIC: We are closed. We close at 5:00.

CALLER: Oh, okay. Well, but I could get birth control today?

CLINIC: Um-hum.

CALLER: If I –

CLINIC: If your test comes back negative.

CALLER: All right. Well, let me — do you know how long it would take though?

CLINIC: Not even five minutes.

CALLER: Oh, really?

CLINIC: Um-hum.

CALLER: Okay. Well, let me call my boyfriend and see. Could I call you back and make sure if he had any other questions? What was your name?

CLINIC: Jennifer.

CALLER: All right.

CLINIC: Okay?

CALLER: Thanks.

CLINIC: Uh-huh.

(phone clicks)

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#350 – Planned Parenthood in Kirksville, MO

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PLANNED PARENTHOOD
PO BOX 763
KIRKSVILLE, MO 63501
660-665-5672

TAPE – 350

(Dialing, phone ringing 1x)

CLINIC: Tri-Rivers Planned Parenthood.

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

CLINIC: No, we don’t.

CALLER: Oh, okay. Well, do you know of anybody that does?

CLINIC: Um-hmm. Where are you located?

CALLER: I’m in Queen City.

CLINIC: Okay. Columbia’s probably going to be the closest.

CALLER: Okay.

CLINIC: Do you want me to give you that number?

CALLER: Yes, please.

CLINIC: Okay. Hold on just a second. That is 573-875-4177.

CALLER: Okay. Is it all right if I ask you a couple of questions real quick?

CLINIC: Sure.

CALLER: It’s just I’m scared, and I don’t know what to do. My friend told me that — I’ll be 14 in March, and she said that you guys would have to tell my parents I’m getting an abortion. But my boyfriend’s 22. Is he old enough to take care of it, and nobody would have to know?

CLINIC: I don’t know. You’d have to talk with Columbia.

CALLER: Oh, all right.

CLINIC: I don’t know what their stipulations are.

CALLER: Well, I’m worried about all this because my parents don’t like him, and they think he’s too old for me. But I don’t understand that. He’s only 22. I’m just scared. Because my last period was December 14th, and I don’t know. Could I get a pregnancy test there?

CLINIC: Have you already taken one?

CALLER: No, not yet.

CLINIC: Are your periods usually normal?

CALLER: Usually.

CLINIC: Yeah. We can do one of those here. But if it’s been two months since you’ve had a period, then I’d say that’s pretty accurate.

CALLER: Oh.

CLINIC: Yeah. When was your last one?

CALLER: It was December 14th.

CLINIC: That was the first day of it?

CALLER: Yeah.

CLINIC: Okay. Well, that’s going to put you about — you’re about 11 weeks almost.

CALLER: Okay.

CLINIC: They’ll do one there too. Wherever you decide to go, they’ll run one.

CALLER: Oh. Well, my friend just told me to go to you guys because that’s where she went.

CLINIC: We can run one. We can do that. You haven’t taken like a home test?

CALLER: No.

CLINIC: Yeah, we can run one. That’s fine.

CALLER: Okay. Well, would you guys have to tell anybody?

CLINIC: No. You’re in the city? You do whatever you want.

CALLER: Well, I just really don’t want anyone to see me or anything. I want my boyfriend to be there with me. Is that okay?

CLINIC: Uh-huh.

CALLER: Yeah?

CLINIC: Yeah.

CALLER: He’s just worried that you guys would ask a whole bunch of questions about him.

CLINIC: Oh, no. No. We wouldn’t do anything like that. When would you like to come in?

CALLER: I don’t know. I’d have to call my boyfriend to see.

CLINIC: Okay. Why don’t you just do that, and then call us back.

CALLER: Okay. Do you have any hours tomorrow?

CLINIC: Uh-huh. You can come in anytime tomorrow and just have a test.

CALLER: Okay.

CLINIC: That will be fine. If you want to call us and tell us what time, and we can write it down, whatever you want to do.

CALLER: If the pregnancy test ends up being negative, could I have birth control?

CLINIC: Can you?

CALLER: Yeah.

CLINIC: We would have to make you an appointment to have an exam.

CALLER: How old do you have to be for that, to get birth control?

CLINIC: You’re fine. Your age is fine.

CALLER: Okay.

CLINIC: Okay?

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

CLINIC: Sure. My name is Terry, but you can speak with anyone in the clinic. That would be fine. Or if you come in tomorrow, we can sit down and talk to you too. Okay?

CALLER: Okay.

CLINIC: All right.

CALLER: Thank you.

CLINIC: You’re welcome. Bye bye.

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#351 – Planned Parenthood in Joplin, MO

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PLANNED PARENTHOOD
710 ILLIONOIS AVE
JOPLIN, MO 64801-5005
417-781-6500

TAPE – 351

(Dialing, phone ringing 2x)

CALLER: Planned Parenthood. This is Tisha. May I help you?

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

CLINIC: No, but I have about three phone numbers that I could give to you.

CALLER: Okay.

CLINIC: The closest place is in Springfield. Do you want that phone number?

CALLER: Yeah.

CLINIC: It’s 1-800-666-7298. And there’s one in Kansas City and there’s one in Tulsa if you want those phone numbers too.

CALLER: Oh, well, okay.

CLINIC: Do you want those also?

CALLER: Yeah.

CLINIC: Okay. The one in Tulsa is 1-800-821-7237. And the other one is 1-800-227-1918.

CALLER: Okay. I’m scared. And my friend told me that since I’ll be 14 in March that they would have to tell my parents that I’m getting an abortion. But my boyfriend’s 22. Could he just take care of that?

CLINIC: I don’t know. They probably want like a parent or guardian.

CALLER: Oh, okay.

CLINIC: I don’t know. You’ll have to ask them. But most likely they’ll want like a parent or guardian to sign for you. I don’t know.

CALLER: I’m really worried because my last period was December 14th. I just usually am pretty regular, so I don’t know.

CLINIC: Have you already taken a pregnancy test?

CALLER: No.

CLINIC: No? Okay.

CALLER: Could I come in there for that?

CLINIC: Yeah. And they’re only $5 today if you want to come in. And we’re open until 7.

CALLER: I would have to call my boyfriend to see, but I really wanted him to be there with me. Is that all right?

CLINIC: Yeah, that’s fine.

CALLER: Okay. But he doesn’t want anybody to know about this or him or be asking a whole bunch of questions. Would you guys have to say anything?

CLINIC: We’re completely confidential. So we’d only give information to you unless you gave us permission to talk to somebody else.

CALLER: Okay.

CLINIC: Okay? So you can come in anytime that you want to. We’re open until 7 today.

CALLER: So you’re sure whenever we come in that nobody would have to say anything to him?

CLINIC: Right.

CALLER: Okay. Well, if the pregnancy test ended up being negative, could I get birth control?

CLINIC: Yeah. We could work on getting birth control with you. You don’t have to have an exam. Do you have Medicaid or anything?

CALLER: No. He said he was going to pay for everything.

CLINIC: We could do a consultation. It’s $25, and then your pills would be about $18 a month if you’re wanting pills.

CALLER: Okay.

CLINIC: Okay?

CALLER: Since I don’t drive, could he come and pick up the pills?

CLINIC: Yes.

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

CLINIC: Yeah. You sign something saying that he can come and pick up your pills.

CALLER: Okay.

CLINIC: Okay?

CALLER: Okay.

CLINIC: All right. So you can come in anytime today, okay?

CALLER: All right.

CLINIC: All right.

CALLER: Thank you.

CLINIC: You’re welcome.

CALLER: Bye.

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#352 – Planned Parenthood in Lake Ozark, MO

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PLANNED PARENTHOOD
2545 BAGNELL DAM BLVD. # 209
LAKE OZARK, MO 65049-9806
573-365-3244

TAPE – 352

(Dialing, phone ringing 1x)

CALLER: Good morning, Planned Parenthood. This is Julie. Can I help you?

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

CLINIC: No, we do not. But I can give you referral places if you’d like to call them.

CALLER: Okay.

CLINIC: Okay. Hold on.

(Pause)

CLINIC: Okay. You may want to give them a call. I’m thinking Columbia does it. The number in Columbia Clinic is 573-443-0427. And then I can give you a couple others that are a little further off. There’s one is St. Louis, is 1-800-419-0301. And there’s one in Overland Park, Kansas, 1-800-227-1918.

CALLER: Okay.

CLINIC: And Granite City, Illinois, which is just outside of St. Louis. It’s 1-800-844-3130. Try the Columbia Clinic first though because I think they may do them now.

CALLER: Oh, okay.

CLINIC: Okay.

CALLER: Well, could I ask you a quick question?

CLINIC: Sure.

CALLER: I’m just really scared about all this. My last period was December 14th, and I’m usually pretty regular, and I’m just scared. My friend told me that since I’ll be 14 in March that you guys have to tell my parents I’m getting an abortion. But my boyfriend’s 22. Is he old enough to take care of it, and you wouldn’t have to say anything about anything?

CLINIC: You know what I would do? I would call these clinics and ask them, because we don’t deal with that; they do.

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

CLINIC: Yes, we do.

CALLER: Oh. Well, could I come in there for that then?

CLINIC: Yeah. Can you hold on a minute?

CALLER: Yeah.

(Pause)

CLINIC: Okay, I’m sorry. Thank you for holding. What was your question again?

CALLER: I was wondering if you guys did the pregnancy test there?

CLINIC: We do pregnancy tests. Yes, we do.

CALLER: I really wanted my boyfriend to be there with me. But is that all right?

CLINIC: Yes, he can come. The only thing I’m going to say is we are booked today with more or less appointments. If you’d want to come in tomorrow, it might work a little better for us, if you could wait until tomorrow for a pregnancy test.

CALLER: What time tomorrow?

CLINIC: Anytime you want to come in is fine. Anytime during the day. I’ll be here from 9 in the morning until about 5:00 that night. And then as for the question about — you had another question. I would call those clinics and ask them.

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

CLINIC: You can, but you’d have to see the nurse practitioner, and you’d have to make an appointment for that. She’s only here Monday and Thursday, but we could make an appointment if you’d like when you come in for that.

CALLER: Is there any problem with my boyfriend picking up the birth control? Because I can’t drive.

CLINIC: Well, we can’t give that to you until the nurse practitioner sees you and you actually have what we call an initial visit with her.

CALLER: Okay. Well, like after that?

CLINIC: If you give the okay for him to do it, and you sign a piece of paper, he can pick up the pills for you, yes.

CALLER: Okay. But you guys wouldn’t have to tell anybody that I was there or getting birth control or anything?

CLINIC: Right, uh-huh. But what I would do is I would call if you have questions regarding that concerning — the facilities that I just gave you, I would call them and ask them if they are confidential also.

CALLER: Oh, okay.

CLINIC: Okay?

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

CLINIC: Right, uh-huh.

CALLER: He’s just really worried about people saying a whole bunch of stuff.

CLINIC: No, that’s confidential.

CALLER: Okay.

CLINIC: Okay.

CALLER: Thank you.

CLINIC: Uh-huh. Bye.

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