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#238 – Planned Parenthood in Kent, OH

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PLANNED PARENTHOOD
152 E MAIN ST
KENT, OH 44240-2525
330-678-8011

TAPE – 238

(dialing sound) (ringing 1X)

CLINIC: Planned Parenthood. This is Cara. How may I help you?

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

CLINIC: We do not.

CALLER: Do you know of any place that might?

CLINIC: Actually, they’re listed in the very front of your yellow pages under “abortion.”

CALLER: Okay.

CLINIC: They’re listed there for you.

CALLER: Well, like, my friend told me to just call you guys, but do you guys do pregnancy tests there?

CLINIC: Test we do, yes.

CALLER: Okay. Well, is it okay like if my boyfriend brings me because I can’t let my parents find out at all.

CLINIC: Um-hum. Yeah. You can come in. It’s just $8, and it’s a urine test.

CALLER: Okay.

CLINIC: Okay?

CALLER: Is there like an age requirement for that all? Like –

CLINIC: Not at all.

CALLER: I’ll be 14 in March, and that’s still okay?

CLINIC: Yep.

CALLER: You wouldn’t have to tell anybody that I was there?

CLINIC: Not unless you give us information that we would have to. But just if you just came in and wanted a test, no, not at all.

CALLER: What do you mean that you would have to?

CLINIC: Well, like if you told us your boyfriend was 30 or –

CALLER: Well, he’s not 30. He’s only 22.

CLINIC: Okay. If you come in and tell us that, we will probably have to report something like that.

CALLER: Like what would — report it to my parents or –

CLINIC: We would report it to Children and Family Services, and they would probably contact your parents.

CALLER: What would happen?

CLINIC: I’m not sure, but I know that’s a really big age difference.

CALLER: But we’re in love. We’re going to get married.

CLINIC: Okay. Well, like I said, if you come in your parents probably will be contacted as a result of that.

CALLER: Oh. But they — what can I do? They can’t find out.

CLINIC: Well, you can get a home test.

CALLER: Oh.

CLINIC: Or you can just come in by yourself and just get the test done.

CALLER: Like just have him drop me off, or what?

CLINIC: It’s up to you.

CALLER: Because I don’t have any other way to get there besides him.

CLINIC: Um-hum.

CALLER: So.

CLINIC: Yeah. I’m just letting you know, if you divulge that information to us we would have to act on it.

CALLER: Oh. Okay.

CLINIC: Okay?

CALLER: Well, would I be able to get like birth control there?

CLINIC: If you have an exam done you could.

CALLER: Okay. So — and you wouldn’t have to tell anybody that I was on birth control?

CLINIC: Again, unless you gave us some information like we just talked about.

CALLER: Okay. All right. So just don’t say anything?

CLINIC: Well, I can’t tell you that. But if you told us that when you came in, we would have to act on it.

CALLER: Oh. Okay.

CLINIC: Okay?

CALLER: Well, how could I get an abortion then if like I would get in trouble?

CLINIC: You can’t unless you have your parents’ permission.

CALLER: And there’s no way not to have them know?

CLINIC: Not that I’m aware of.

CALLER: All right. Well, okay.

CLINIC: Why don’t you do one step at a time? Why don’t you make sure you’re pregnant first and then go from there?

CALLER: All right.

CLINIC: And then that way you can decide either way.

CALLER: Okay.

CLINIC: So if you want to come in and get a test, we can start there.

CALLER: Okay.

CLINIC: Okay?

CALLER: All right.

CLINIC: All right.

CALLER: Thanks.

CLINIC: Um-hum. Bye bye.

CALLER: Bye.

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