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#349 – Planned Parenthood in St. Peters, MO

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PLANNED PARENTHOOD
2971 S. OLD HIGHWAY 94
ST. PETERS, MO 63376-7525
636-926-2070

TAPE – 349

(Dialing, phone ringing 1x)

CLINIC: Planned Parenthood. Can I help you?

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

CLINIC: They do down at the Center West End (ph) office.

CALLER: Okay.

CLINIC: Let me give you that number– 314-531-7526. Then you want to talk to the Reproductive Health Center.

CALLER: Okay. Well, is it all right if I ask you a couple quick questions?

CLINIC: Sure.

CALLER: My last period was like December 14th, and I’m just scared.

CLINIC: Have you had a pregnancy test?

CALLER: No.

CLINIC: No?

CALLER: No.

CLINIC: That’s what you need to do first.

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

CLINIC: Uh-huh. They’re $10.

CALLER: Okay. Do you have to be like a specific age? My friend told me that — I’ll be 14 in March, and she said that you guys would have to tell my parents if I’m getting an abortion. My boyfriend’s 22. Is he old enough to take care of that, and nobody would have to tell anybody about anything?

CLINIC: That’s a question for Reproductive Health Services. I do think that you have to have parental consent at your age at Reproductive Health Services. Now, I do think there is a clinic in Alton called the Hope Clinic for Women. I do not think you have to have parental consent there.

CALLER: Okay.

CLINIC: Okay? But you first need to make sure you’re pregnant, get a pregnancy test first of all.

CALLER: I really want my boyfriend to be there. Is that okay if he’s there with me?

CLINIC: When we do the pregnancy test?

CALLER: Yeah.

CLINIC: Sure.

CALLER: Yeah?

CLINIC: You can come in anytime today up until 5:30, or tomorrow you can come in anytime up until 3:30.

CALLER: Well, my friend said that you guys would have to tell on my boyfriend if he came in.

CLINIC: Would have to what?

CALLER: Would have to tell on my boyfriend if he came in. Would he get in trouble if he was there with me?

CLINIC: (Pause) He’s 22?

CALLER: Yeah.

CLINIC: You know what? I would not bring him in.

CALLER: Just don’t bring him at all.

CLINIC: That’s right.

CALLER: Okay.

CLINIC: Forget that you told me that.

CALLER: Okay.

CLINIC: Okay?

CALLER: Well, if I wasn’t pregnant after you guys do the pregnancy test, could you do birth control?

CLINIC: Um-hmm.

CALLER: Well, how soon would I be able to get that?

CLINIC: Well, the next available appointment. And I think that’s probably about a week or maybe two weeks.

CALLER: Okay.

CLINIC: Okay?

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

CLINIC: No. We do give birth control without parental consent.

CALLER: Okay.

CLINIC: Absolutely we do.

CALLER: Well, if I had any other questions that I didn’t think of just now, could I call you and talk to you?

CLINIC: Uh-huh. But are you going to come in today for a pregnancy test?

CALLER: Well, I don’t know. I’d have to call my boyfriend and see when he can take me because I don’t know how else to get there.

CLINIC: Oh, okay.

CALLER: Could I call and talk to you? You’re just nice. What was your name?

CLINIC: Kathy. You can call.

CALLER: Okay. Thank you.

CLINIC: Okay. You’re welcome.

CALLER: Bye.

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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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#353 – Planned Parenthood in Springfield, MO

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PLANNED PARENTHOOD
626 E. BATTLEFILED ST
SPRINGFIELD, MO 65807-4806
417-883-3800

TAPE – 353

(Dialing, phone ringing 1x)

CLINIC: Planned Parenthood. This is April. Can I help you?

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

CLINIC: No, we don’t. But I can give you referrals for places that do.

CALLER: All right.

CLINIC: Hold on just a second, okay?

CALLER: Okay.

(Pause)

CLINIC: Okay. The first one is in Overland Park, Kansas. And their number is 1-800-227-1918. And there’s one in St. Louis, Missouri. Their number is 1-314-531-7526. And then there’s one here in Springfield. And it is 831-7298.

CALLER: Okay. My friend told me that since I’ll be 14 in March that they would have to tell my parents I’m getting an abortion. But my boyfriend’s 22. Is he old enough to take care of that, and nobody would have to know?

CLINIC: I have no idea. I mean, you would have to call the abortion clinic itself.

CALLER: It’s just I’m scared. And my parents can’t find out at all because they hate my boyfriend. They think he’s too old for me.

CLINIC: Okay. I don’t know. I know in the state of Missouri if you’re under the age of 18, you have to have a parent’s consent. So I’m not really sure. Now, I can give you this other place. It’s in Illinois. It’s Granite City, Illinois. It’s right outside St. Louis. And their number is 1-800-844-3130. And they might do it without a parent’s consent.

CALLER: Okay. Well, could I come in there for a pregnancy tests? I haven’t had one yet, but I’m scared. My last period was December 14th.

CLINIC: Yeah. The pregnancy tests are $22 cash or credit card, and you can come anytime before 6:00.

CALLER: Okay. Well, is it all right if my boyfriend’s in there with me?

CLINIC: Sure.

CALLER: Yeah?

CLINIC: Yeah.

CALLER: He would pay for everything.

CLINIC: Yeah, that’s fine.

CALLER: He’s just worried that you guys would ask a lot of questions, and he doesn’t want anybody to know about it.

CLINIC: Okay. That’s fine. Everything is totally confidentiality here. We can’t give out any kind of information about you or what we have talked to you about or anything.

CALLER: Okay.

CLINIC: Okay?

CALLER: It’s just that my parents can’t find out at all about anything. They just really hate him.

CLINIC: Really. They can’t get any kind of information from us whatsoever.

CALLER: Okay. I’m just scared, and I don’t know what to do.

CLINIC: Okay. Well, you can come in and do the test. Like I said, they’re $22, anytime before 6:00 tonight.

CALLER: Well, do you think that there’s any way that I couldn’t be pregnant?

CLINIC: There could be a possibility. We can talk to you whenever you come in for the test if you’d like. Okay?

CALLER: Well, if I wasn’t pregnant, could I get birth control there?

CLINIC: You sure could.

CALLER: Would he be able to pick it up? Because I don’t have any way to drive there.

CLINIC: Yeah. Yeah.

CALLER: Yeah?

CLINIC: Yeah.

CALLER: But you guys wouldn’t have to say anything about anything, right?

CLINIC: No, not at all.

CALLER: Okay. So you wouldn’t say anything to anybody?

CLINIC: No.

CALLER: Okay.

CLINIC: Okay. Uh-huh. Bye bye.

CALLER: Thank you.

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#354 – Planned Parenthood in Rolla, MO

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PLANNED PARENTHOOD
1032 KINGSHIGHWAY ST # B
ROLLA, MO 65401-2921
573-364-1509

TAPE – 354

(Dialing, phone ringing 1x)

CLINIC: Good morning, Planned Parenthood. Gina.

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

CLINIC: No, we don’t.

CALLER: Do you know of anyplace that might?

CLINIC: Um-hmm. Our closest is Columbia.

CALLER: Okay.

CLINIC: Do you want the number?

CALLER: Yes, please.

CLINIC: 573-875-4177. Do you want the St. Louis number also?

CALLER: Yeah, I guess.

CLINIC: Okay. 1-800-419-0301.

CALLER: Okay. I’m just really scared. My friend told me that — I’ll be 14 in March, and she said that my parents have to be told that I’m getting an abortion. But I can’t tell them at all. My boyfriend’s 22. Could he take care of everything —

CLINIC: Not if you’re a minor I don’t think.

CALLER: Really?

CLINIC: I don’t think so, but call the clinic and find out for sure.

CALLER: I don’t really know. But I’m scared because my last period was December 14th.

CLINIC: Have you taken a test yet?

CALLER: No.

CLINIC: That’s probably your next step.

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

CLINIC: Um-hmm. We’ll be here all day tomorrow 8 to 5. We’ll be here Saturday.

CALLER: Okay.

CLINIC: We can do that for you.

CALLER: It’s just my boyfriend doesn’t want anybody to know. Would you have to tell anybody I was getting a pregnancy test?

CLINIC: You have to do papers, and you have to be in our computer, but it’s all confidential.

CALLER: Oh, okay. But nobody would have to anything about him?

CALLER: Uh-uh.

CALLER: Oh, okay. I just really wanted to have him there with me. Is that okay?

CLINIC: Yeah.

CALLER: Yeah?

CLINIC: Yeah.

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

CLINIC: Yes, we do.

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

CLINIC: No. It’s all confidential.

CALLER: Is it okay if my boyfriend picks it up? Because I don’t drive. I wouldn’t have any way to pick it up.

CLINIC: The birth control?

CALLER: Yeah.

CLINIC: Yeah, we’ll cross that when we get there. Let’s get the pregnancy test done first, because you’re going to have to come back for an exam. If it’s negative, we’ll make you an appointment for an exam. And if you get on pills, we can have him sign a thing.

CALLER: Okay.

CLINIC: Okay?

CALLER: So just come and get them after the exam?

CLINIC: Yeah, when you get all that — you need to become a patient first. So we need to do all that first.

CALLER: All right.

CLINIC: Okay?

CALLER: Was your name Tina?

CLINIC: Gina.

CALLER: Okay.

CLINIC: Okay?

CALLER: Thanks.

CLINIC: Uh-huh. Bye bye.

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