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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***

#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)

*** THE END ***

#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)

*** THE END ***

#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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#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)

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#355 – Planned Parenthood in Ballwin, MO

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PLANNED PARENTHOOD
15425 MANCHESTER RD. # 11
BALLWIN, MO 63011-3077
636-227-8575

TAPE – 355

(Dialing, phone ringing 1x)

CLINIC: Planned Parenthood in Bolling (ph).

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

CLINIC: We do at our location in the Central West End. I can give you their phone number.

CALLER: Okay.

CLINIC: It’s 314-531-7526, extension 529.

CALLER: Okay. Could I ask you a quick question?

CLINIC: Absolutely.

CALLER: I’m scared. My friend told me that since — I’m going to 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. Could he take care of whatever that is?

CLINIC: No. Your boyfriend’s not your legal guardian, so that wouldn’t work in the state of Missouri. What you could do since you’re 14 is you could go to Illinois where they don’t have as strict of laws for abortion. And I’ll give the number to the Hope Clinic.

CALLER: Okay.

CLINIC: Would you like their number?

CALLER: Yes, please.

CLINIC: It’s 1-800-844-3130. And your parents wouldn’t have to know if you got it done in Illinois.

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

CLINIC: Sure. You can just walk in for a pregnancy test.

CALLER: I’m just scared because my last period was December 14th, and I’m just really worried.

CLINIC: Sure. You could just walk in today and get a pregnancy test.

CALLER: Okay. Well, I wanted my boyfriend to be there with me. Is that okay?

CLINIC: Sure. He can come and wait in the waiting room with you.

CALLER: Well, would he have to sign anything or anything? He’s just scared. He just doesn’t want anybody to know.

CLINIC: Nope. He can just sit in the waiting room. You’ll have to fill out some paperwork, but he won’t.

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

CLINIC: We do.

CALLER: Would you have to tell anybody at all that I was on that?

CLINIC: No. Not at all.

CALLER: Well, would it be all right if my boyfriend came and picked up the pills? Because I can’t drive to get there.

CLINIC: Let’s do first things first, and why don’t you come in and take a pregnancy test.

CALLER: Okay.

CLINIC: To get on birth control you have to have a full exam. That’s a pelvic exam, a pap smear and a breast exam. And then if you choose to go on birth control pills, you can have somebody else pick them up for you. You just need to give us permission to do that.

CALLER: Oh, okay.

CLINIC: Okay?

CALLER: You’re so nice. Could I call you back if I had any questions?

CLINIC: Sure. You can call if you have any questions.

CALLER: What was your name?

CLINIC: My name’s Kelly. And you can walk in today and take a pregnancy test at anytime. We’re open until 7:30.

CALLER: Until 7:30?

CLINIC: Uh-huh.

CALLER: Okay.

CLINIC: All right?

CALLER: Okay. Thanks. Bye.

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#347 – Planned Parenthood in Florissant, MO

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PLANNED PARENTHOOD
2796 N. HIGHWAY 67
FLORISSANT, MO 63033-1402
314-921-4445

TAPE – 347

(Dialing, phone ringing 1x)

CLINIC: Planned Parenthood. Can I help you?

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

CLINIC: No, ma’am. Let me give you the number that does. You ready?

CALLER: Uh-huh.

CLINIC: 531-7526.

CALLER: Where is that exactly?

CLINIC: That’s on Forest Parkway, down by Boeing* Hospital.

CALLER: Is it all right if I ask you a quick question?

CLINIC: Uh-huh, go ahead.

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

CLINIC: Actually, how old are you?

CALLER: I’ll be 14 in March.

CLINIC: Okay. Hold on. Hold one second.

CALLER: Okay.

(Pause)

CLINIC: Ma’am?

CALLER: Yeah?

CLINIC: I’m not really sure. Go ahead and call the number for me, and they can answer any questions that you have about that situation, okay?

CALLER: Okay.

CLINIC: Because I’m not really sure.

CALLER: I actually had a couple of other questions. It’s just that I’m scared because my last period was December 14th, and I don’t what to do. Could I come in there for a pregnancy test maybe?

CLINIC: Now that you can do. You can come in here for a pregnancy test. You can do that. They are $10, okay?

CALLER: Well, my boyfriend said he would pay for everything.

CLINIC: That’s fine.

CALLER: Is it all right if he’s there with me?

CLINIC: That’s fine.

CALLER: Well, could he sign for the test?

CLINIC: For the pregnancy test?

CALLER: Yeah.

CLINIC: You can do that yourself. You don’t need a consent for the pregnancy test. But as far as the abortion part, you need to call them because I’m not really sure.

CALLER: Well, does anybody have to know that I’m getting a pregnancy test there?

CLINIC: No, ma’am.

CALLER: Oh, okay.

CLINIC: Okay?

CALLER: Well, if the pregnancy test turned out negative, could I get birth control?

CLINIC: Yeah, we can make you an appointment for one our teen clinics and start getting birth control if you’re not pregnant.

CALLER: Well, how soon could I get birth control?

CLINIC: You have to wait until the next available teen clinic. Since you’re 13, I’m pretty sure you don’t have really any income.

CALLER: Right, I don’t have a job.

CLINIC: Right. So we want to put you on one of our teen clinic days where you don’t have to pay for anything. And that’s some time in March, okay? So you’re going to come in today for the pregnancy test?

CALLER: I’d have to call my boyfriend and see. But if I was on birth control, could my boyfriend come and pick it up? Because I don’t have any way to — I can’t drive to come get it.

CLINIC: Right. I understand, honey. First you have to get here for an appointment, first off.

CALLER: Oh, okay.

CLINIC: So first try to get here for the pregnancy test, and we’ll work from there. We’ll make your appointments or whatever we need to do before you leave here.

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

CLINIC: Yes, you can. My name is Kowanna (ph). You can call me back if you need to.

CALLER: Okay. Thanks.

CLINIC: Okay?

CALLER: Okay.

CLINIC: Bye bye.

CALLER: Bye.

***END***

#348 – Central Westend Planned Parenthood in St. Louis, MO

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CENTRAL WESTEND PLANNED PARENTHOOD
4251 FOREST PARK AVE.
ST. LOUIS, MO 63108-2810
314-531-7525

TAPE – 348

(dialing sounds) (ringing 2X)

RECORDING: Thank you for calling Planned Parenthood. If you know your party’s extension, please dial it now. (Spanish interpretation) For birth control, pap smears, infection checks, pregnancy testing and emergency contraception press 1. For surgical abortions or the abortion pill, emergency contraception, counseling and tubal ligations from our affiliate, Reproductive Health Services of Planned Parenthood of the St. Louis Region press 2. For directions to this facility from Missouri, press 3. For directions to this facility from Illinois, press 4. For information about the abortion pill, press 5. For adminIstration and education press 6. For other services or assistance, press zero. (dial sound) I’ll transfer you now. (music)

CLINIC: Good morning. Planned Parenthood.

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

CLINIC: Yes, we do. Hold on. I’ll transfer you.

RECORDING: Besides the wide variety of services that Planned Parenthood provides for women, we also offer specific services for men including (music). Thank you for calling Planned Parenthood of the St. Louis region.

Thank you for calling Reproductive Health Services of Planned Parenthood. If you would like to make an appointment, our operators are available Monday through Friday 8 a.m. to 4:45 p.m. and Saturday 8 a.m. to 2:45 p.m. All lines are currently busy. However, your call is important to us. Please press 1 to leave a message. Or please hold on the line and we will try your call again.

Please hold for assistance. (music) At Planned Parenthood we offer a wide range of affordable medical services –

Thank you for calling Reproductive Health Services of Planned Parenthood. If you would like to make an appointment, our operators are available Monday through Friday 8 a.m. to 4:45 p.m. and Saturday 8 a.m. to 2:45 p.m. All lines are currently busy. However, your call is important to us. Please press 1 to leave a message or please hold on the line and we will try your call again. Please hold for assistance. (music) Planned Parenthood of the St. Lewis

CLINIC: This is Eileen. May I help you?

CALLER: Hi. Yeah. I was wondering if I could ask some questions about getting an abortion?

CLINIC: Certainly. For yourself?

CALLER: Yeah.

CLINIC: Okay.

CALLER: Well, it’s just — I’m just really scared. I don’t know. But my friend told me that since like I’ll be 14 in March and she said that my parents would have to sign some stuff, but my boyfriend’s 22. Is he old enough to take care of that?

CLINIC: No. The law says parent or legal guardian.

CALLER: Oh.

CLINIC: Yeah. In Missouri.

CALLER: Well –

CLINIC: What do you think would happen if you told your parents?

CALLER: I don’t know. They would — they don’t — if they found out I was having sex they would — I don’t know what would happen. They would be furious.

CLINIC: Really? And then they’d get over it, or –

CALLER: I don’t know. I don’t know what they would do.

CLINIC: You can go to Illinois. There’s a clinic in Granite City, and Illinois at this point doesn’t need parental consent.

CALLER: Okay.

CLINIC: Can your boyfriend — if he’s 22, then he can get you over there, right?

CALLER: Yeah.

CLINIC: Okay. You both want to do this?

CALLER: Yeah.

CLINIC: You’re both in agreement on this?

CALLER: Yeah.

CLINIC: All right. Let me give you their number. You got a pen ready?

CALLER: Yeah.

CLINIC: It’s an 800 number so it won’t cost you to call there.

CALLER: Okay.

CLINIC: Wait, I’m looking for it. Hold on. Where are my phone numbers?

CALLER: I’m just really scared because like — well I don’t know if I am pregnant really, but like I’ve missed my period like the last time I had my period was like December 14. I’m just really worried.

CLINIC: Well, you need to go to the drugstore and get yourself a pregnancy test. They’re about $10 or so.

CALLER: Are they accurate though?

CLINIC: Yeah, they’re very accurate.

CALLER: Oh.

CLINIC: Is there a phone number list? I can’t seem to find it. Yeah, they’re very accurate. Oh, here it is. I got it. Never mind. Hope Clinic, 1-800-844-3130.

CALLER: Okay. Well, could I come in there for a pregnancy test? I would just rather have someone else do it.

CLINIC: Let me connect you to the health center. They have a free teen clinic.

CALLER: Oh. Well, I just was wanting to ask some —

CLINIC: Where do you live?

CALLER: I live in Eureka.

CLINIC: Eureka. South? Is that south or north?

CALLER: It’s south.

CLINIC: Yeah. Well, there’s a Planned Parenthood on South Grand.

CALLER: Uh-huh.

CLINIC: And there’s one on –

CALLER: Well, my friend just told me to call you guys.

CLINIC: Okay.

CALLER: She said that it would be better to go to you for some reason. I don’t know. But –

CLINIC: We’ll be glad to run a pregnancy test. That’s $10. If you just want to do that. December 13 makes you about — you sure you had a good period in December?

CALLER: Yeah.

CLINIC: That makes you now about 10, almost 11 weeks.

CALLER: Okay.

CLINIC: And so you’re still in your first trimester. But you know, pregnancy is divided into three parts.

CALLER: Okay.

CLINIC: You’re still in the first part, but you’re getting closer to the second part of your pregnancy when the price gets more.

CALLER: Oh.

CLINIC: So –

CALLER: It’s just my boyfriend doesn’t want anybody to know, so.

CLINIC: Okay. All right. Well, then let him go get you a pregnancy test at Walgreen’s. And you can run it yourself, and if it comes out positive you call Hope Clinic. And I’d get in there as soon as possible.

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

CLINIC: No.

CALLER: If it was negative, could I come in and get like birth control?

CLINIC: Yeah. Then you call the health center, absolutely. Then you call the same number and you do extension 549.

CALLER: 549?

CLINIC: Yeah, but I don’t know what’s closer to you. If you’re in Ballwin?

CALLER: I just don’t want anybody to know.

CLINIC: Oh, so you’d rather come down here?

CALLER: Yeah.

CLINIC: Okay. Yeah. If it’s negative then you make an appointment for birth control. Ask them for the free teen clinic.

CALLER: Okay.

CLINIC: See, you go get your own pregnancy test then it’s quicker and then you can get into Hope Clinic quicker.

CALLER: Okay.

CLINIC: You have to be sure you’re pregnant. Okay?

CALLER: Okay.

CLINIC: Well, do you know if anybody has to know about me and my boyfriend or anything?

CALLER: Not in Illinois.

CALLER: Okay.

CLINIC: Here your mother would have to know.

CALLER: She would have to know if I got like birth control there?

CLINIC: No. No. Nobody has to know about birth control. You don’t need parental consent to get birth control.

CALLER: Okay. And nobody has to know about my boyfriend or anything?

CLINIC: No.

CALLER: He’s just worried.

CLINIC: Yeah. No. He’s a little old for you though, isn’t he?

CALLER: Oh, I don’t know.

CLINIC: You’re 13?

CALLER: Yeah. But why do you say that?

CLINIC: He’s 22?

CALLER: Yeah.

CLINIC: Yeah, well, that’s kind of a big difference when you’re 13. That’s what I was thinking.

CALLER: Oh.

CLINIC: Does he know? I mean, are you going to use birth control after this now?

CALLER: Well, yeah. We don’t want to have to go through all this again.

CLINIC: Right. Right. Well, does your mom know him?

CALLER: Well, she doesn’t know we’re having sex. I mean, she knows him.

CLINIC: Uh-huh.

CALLER: He used to work with my dad. But –

CLINIC: I see. Well, you’ve got to really take care of yourself, hon. You get yourself — really. Let me go to Walgreen’s and buy it for you or you — you know, or you can go buy it, and then run it, and then you get yourself to Hope Clinic, and then you go — I guess they’ll get you started on some pills or something, whatever you think you want, because you could take something right after the abortion.

CALLER: Okay. Well, do you think if I was on — like if I got birth control that he could pick them up because I can’t drive. I don’t have any way to get there.

CLINIC: If it’s negative, you mean?

CALLER: Right.

CLINIC: He’d have to bring you over.

CALLER: Well, like could he pick up the like birth control pills or whatever?

CLINIC: No, because you’ve got to sign for them.

CALLER: Oh.

CLINIC: He would have to bring you here to pick them up.

CALLER: Okay.

CLINIC: Okay?

CALLER: But nobody would have to know anything?

CLINIC: Not with birth control. You don’t have to tell the parents for birth control.

CALLER: Okay.

CLINIC: Okay?

CALLER: And your name was Eileen?

CLINIC: Eileen, uh-huh.

CALLER: All right, thanks.

CLINIC: Thank you. Bye.

(phone clicks)

***THE END***

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