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280 E STATE ST
ATHENS, OH 45701-1827
TAPE – 260
(dialing sound) (ringing 1X)
CLINIC: Planned Parenthood. Gerry speaking.
CALLER: Hi. Yeah. I was wondering if you guys do abortions there.
CLINIC: No. We do not.
CALLER: Do you know of any place that would?
CLINIC: What we can do if you come in we have some information we can hand you. And we do a consult with you, you know, kind of making sure that that’s what you really want to do, and — but we’re, they are doing construction on our building, and we’re getting ready to close today.
CLINIC: If you could come in tomorrow morning?
CALLER: Well, it’s just — well, my friend said that you guys have to tell my parents and have them sign some stuff. Is it okay if my boyfriend does it because he’s 22?
CLINIC: Well, we’re not going to do the abortion here, hon. We’re — all I can do — all you can do here and you can come in by yourself is to come in and talk to someone.
CLINIC: And we’ll be in here tomorrow in order to do that.
CALLER: Well, is there like an age limit for that? Like I’ll 14 in march.
CALLER: What do you mean? Like is it all right to come in there?
CLINIC: It’s okay to come in by yourself, yes.
CLINIC: And it’s totally anonymous. Your parents do not have to know that you’ve come in and gotten information.
CLINIC: All right?
CALLER: Well, so like I could come in there and get a pregnancy test just to make sure?
CALLER: Okay, and you guys wouldn’t have to tell anybody about it at all?
CALLER: Is it all right like if my boyfriend brings me?
CLINIC: We’ll be open tomorrow.
CALLER: Okay. If it turned out that I wasn’t pregnant, do you guys have birth control there?
CLINIC: Yes. We can set you up with an appointment for that.
CALLER: And you wouldn’t have to tell anybody that I was on birth control?
CALLER: Okay. Would you guys have to know anything about my boyfriend at all if he brings me?
CALLER: Okay. All right. So just come in and like get a pregnancy test and go from there?
CLINIC: Right. Right.
CALLER: And I can come in tomorrow for that?
CALLER: What time –
CALLER: Are you there?
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