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#536 – Planned Parenthood East Cleveland Center in Cleveland, OH

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PLANNED PARENTHOOD EAST CLEVELAND CENTER
1835 FOREST HILLS BLVD.
CLEVELAND, OH 44112-4313
216-851-1880

TAPE – 536

(dialing sounds) (ringing 2X)

RECORDING: You have reached Planned Parenthood East Cleveland Center. Someone will be with you shortly. The clinic will be closed all day on February 15 and February 22 for exams. We will continue to do pregnancy testing and emergency contraception on those two days. For directions, press “1.” For hours, press “2.” Pregnancy testing is on a walk-in basis and costs $10 cash. Free anonymous HIV testing is done on a walk-in basis Tuesday and Wednesday afternoon and all day on Friday. Emergency contraception is available on a walk-in basis for $30 cash. If you need information or if you have questions about abortion services, please call our Bedford Center at 440-232-9732. To make an appointment, press “3.” (dial sound)

Please wait while I try that extension. (music)

CLINIC: 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 any place that does?

CLINIC: I can give you their number. Their number is 440-232-9732.

CALLER: Okay. Do you know, I’m just worried because like, well I’m going to be 14 years old next month, and my friend told me that you guys would have to tell my parents. But my boyfriend’s 22. Is that old enough to take care of everything and he wouldn’t have to –

CLINIC: No, you actually need a parent. So you would actually need — his mother or your mom.

CALLER: Oh. Well, he lives on his own. He doesn’t live with his parents. And I can’t tell my parents at all. I mean, if they found out I don’t know what they would do.

CLINIC: I can give you the number to where that you can go in front of a judge about a judicial bypass and talk to the judge and he might grant it for you to get the abortion without telling your parents.

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

CLINIC: I don’t think there’s a fee for that. You would just have to pay for the abortion.

CALLER: Oh. Well, does he ever not grant that?

CLINIC: I’m not sure. I guess it depends on the situation.

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

CLINIC: Uh-huh. You can do that. We’re here from 12 to 6:30.

CALLER: Okay. Well, would you have to tell my parents I was getting a pregnancy test though?

CLINIC: No.

CALLER: Okay. It’s just, the thing is me and my boyfriend were talking about all this, and we don’t want my parents to know anything about all this. But if he was paying for it, would he have to sign anything?

CLINIC: Paying for what, the pregnancy test?

CALLER: Yeah.

CLINIC: Actually, since you’re 14 it’s covered under a program that we have, so the pregnancy test would be free.

CALLER: Well, I’m not 14 yet. Like I’ll be 14 next month.

CLINIC: Right, so you’re 13. It’s covered.

CALLER: Oh, okay. But would anybody have to know about me and my boyfriend though?

CLINIC: No.

CALLER: Oh, okay. Well, if it ended up that I wasn’t pregnant, would I be able to get birth control — just so that we don’t have to go through all this again?

CLINIC: Yes. We would, once you come in here we’ll give you all the information in regards to birth control and set you up to get on birth control if you’re not pregnant.

CALLER: Oh. Well, do you have to tell anybody about birth control though?

CLINIC: No.

CALLER: Oh, okay. Well, another thing — well I can’t drive to pick up like birth control pills. Would my boyfriend be able to pick them up?

CLINIC: We have a mailing order form system. You can come and pick them up or you can get them mailed to his house.

CALLER: I could get them mailed to his house?

CLINIC: Uh-huh. Or you can come in and pick them up.

CALLER: Okay. Well, how much does that cost?

CLINIC: Since you’re 14 years old — do you work?

CALLER: No.

CLINIC: It’s covered under this program that we have, and all you have to do is leave a donation towards your visit.

CALLER: Oh, okay.

CLINIC: Do you want to schedule an appointment?

CALLER: Well, I need to call my boyfriend and see, but can I call you back? What was your name?

CLINIC: My name is Tamika.

CALLER: Okay.

CLINIC: Okay?

CALLER: Okay. Thanks.

CLINIC: Uh-huh.

CALLER: Bye.

(phone clicks)

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#539 – Southeast Planned Parenthood in Chillicothe, OH

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SOUTHEAST PLANNED PARENTHOOD
12 S PAINT ST
CHILLICOTHE, OH 45601-3202
740-774-2948

TAPE – 539

(dialing sounds) (ringing 3X)

CLINIC: Planned Parenthood. How may 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: You’d have to call one of the offices in Columbus.

CALLER: Oh. Well, do you have the number for that?

CLINIC: You’d have to refer to the yellow pages.

CALLER: Oh, okay. Well, do you know — like I’m just really worried because like, well I’ll be 14 next month, and my friend told me that they would have to tell my parents. But my boyfriend’s 22. Could he just sign whatever it is and they wouldn’t have to tell anybody?

CLINIC: No. Your parents, to have anything, to have any procedure done like that under the age of 18 your parents have to sign no matter what.

CALLER: Oh. So there’s no way to not have to tell my parents?

CLINIC: No.

CALLER: Oh. Well, okay. But I — could I come in there for a pregnancy test? I just, I’m scared about all this because I haven’t had my period since like December 21st, and I don’t know what to do.

CLINIC: Yeah. Can you come in today like at 3:00?

CALLER: Well, I don’t know. I think so. I’d have to call my boyfriend to see, but would you have to tell my parents about that though?

CLINIC: No.

CALLER: Oh. Okay.

CLINIC: Okay?

CALLER: Would it be all right if my boyfriend was there with me?

CLINIC: That would be fine.

CALLER: Okay. It’s just, we were talking about all this and we don’t want my parents to know about any of this. So –

CLINIC: Well, if you have a positive pregnancy test, in order to have an abortion done you have to tell your parents, regardless.

CALLER: Well, if it turned out that I wasn’t pregnant, could I get birth control though just so that –

CLINIC: You’d have to schedule another appointment to come in and get an exam and stuff done.

CALLER: Okay. Well, does anybody have to know if I was on birth control though?

CLINIC: No.

CALLER: Really?

CLINIC: No.

CALLER: Okay. Well, let me see if I can come in today. What was your name so I can call you back?

CLINIC: I’m the only one here, so it’s okay. You can come in at 3:00 if you can. If not, that’s okay.

CALLER: Okay.

CLINIC: Okay?

CALLER: All right. So just call my boyfriend and then call you back?

CLINIC: You don’t have to call me back. You can just come in at 3:00.

CALLER: Oh, okay. Well, what if I couldn’t come in? Could I –

CLINIC: That’s okay.

CALLER: Well, are you guys open tomorrow?

CLINIC: No. I won’t be open again until Monday.

CALLER: Oh, okay. Well, are you going to be there on Monday?

CLINIC: Yes.

CALLER: Yeah?

CLINIC: Uh-huh.

CALLER: All right.

CLINIC: Okay.

CALLER: Okay, thanks.

CLINIC: Thanks. Bye bye.

(phone clicks)

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#544 – Greater Cleveland Planned Parenthood – Brooklyn Center in Cleveland, OH

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GREATER CLEVELAND PLANNED PARENTHOOD – BROOKLYN CENTER
PO BOX 609009
CLEVELAND, OH 44109
216-661-0400
216-881-2348

TAPE – 544

(dialing sounds) (ringing 2X)

RECORDING: You have reached Planned Parenthood of Greater Cleveland Old Brooklyn Clinic. For directions to the clinic, press 1. For center hours, press 2. To schedule an appointment or ask a question, press 3. (dial sound) Please wait while I try that extension. (Ringing 2X)

CLINIC: Thank you for holding. This is Deborah. How may I help you?

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

CLINIC: Not at this clinic. They do it on the Bradford Clinic on Rockside Road.

CALLER: Okay. Do you have that number?

CLINIC: Yes, I do if I can find it. Okay, the phone number is 440-232-9732.

CALLER: Okay. Well, do you know, I’m just worried about all this because like — well, I’m going to be 14 next month, and my friend said that you guys would have to tell my parents I’m getting an abortion. But my boyfriend’s 22. Could he just sign whatever it is and –

CLINIC: No.

CALLER: — they wouldn’t have to tell anybody?

CLINIC: No. In the state of Ohio the way things are legally that’s not going to — he would not be able to sign off for that. But there are things, something called a juvenile bypass. What you need to do is go into one of the clinics, into one of our clinics, and take a pregnancy test so you have a piece of paper, a statement of pregnancy, and they can give you all the information –

CALLER: Can I come in there for that?

CLINIC: You can do that here, yes.

CALLER: Okay.
CLINIC: We can give you all the information on how to go about it.

CALLER: Okay. Well, does that cost anything?

CLINIC: Actually — could you hold on a moment?

CALLER: Uh-huh.

CLINIC: (music) Okay. Ma’am, yes, the pregnancy test is going to be $10.

CALLER: Oh, okay.

CLINIC: Okay?

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

CLINIC: No. That is nobody’s business but yours.

CALLER: Oh, okay.

CLINIC: We have strict confidentiality protocol.

CALLER: Well, my boyfriend and I were talking about all this, and he said that he would pay for everything, but would you have to tell anybody that he was there and would he have to sign anything?

CLINIC: No. I mean, like I said, once again, it’s 100 percent confidentiality. No one could call up here, no one could come in here and ask if you were a patient or that if you had ever been here, anything. It’s none of their business. It’s complete confidentiality.

CALLER: Okay. So I’m just worried because I haven’t had my period since like December 21st, and I don’t know what to do. But so is it possible that I could be pregnant?

CLINIC: I mean, if you’ve had sex, yes. I mean, there’s always a possibility.

CALLER: Oh.

CLINIC: I mean, no matter what. I mean, if you’ve had intercourse there’s a possibility of pregnancy.

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

CLINIC: Yes. You’d have to make an appointment for that, but yes you could.

CALLER: Okay.

CLINIC: But what I would advise you to do is to come in for a pregnancy test and see what’s going on. Okay?

CALLER: Okay. Well, if I was on birth control could like my boyfriend come in and pick up the pills?

CLINIC: No.

CALLER: It’s just I cant’ drive yet, so.

CLINIC: No. Actually he cannot. We cannot give pills to anyone else but him (sic), and you have to see the clinician so you can get a prescription from her. We can’t honor somebody else’s prescription.

CALLER: Well, what about like refills or anything?

CLINIC: We cannot do that. It has to be from us.

CALLER: Oh, okay.

CLINIC: Okay?

CALLER: All right.

CLINIC: So you can walk in for the pregnancy test, okay?

CALLER: Okay.

CLINIC: And we’re open until 8:00 p.m.

CALLER: Oh, all right.

CLINIC: Okay?

CALLER: What was your name again?

CLINIC: Deborah.

CALLER: Okay. Thank you.

CLINIC: You’re welcome.

CALLER: Okay. Bye.

(phone clicks)

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#521 – Central Ohio Women’s Center- Central Planned Parenthood in Delaware, OH

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CENTRAL OHIO WOMEN’S CENTER- CENTRAL PLANNED PARENTHOOD
152 W CENTRAL AVE # C
DELAWARE, OH 43015-4708
740-369-1766

TAPE – 521

(dialing sounds) (ringing 1X)

RECORDING: Thank you for calling Planned Parenthood of Central Ohio. If this is a medical emergency hang up and dial 911 or go to your nearest emergency room or urgent care facility. If you know the extension of the party you wish to reach, you may dial it now. For directory of extensions press 7. For information about family planning services, press 1. For information about methods of payment, press 2. For information about abortion services, press 4. If you are a current patient — (dial sound) Central Ohio Women’s Center, an affiliate of Planned Parenthood of Central Ohio, provides abortion up to 13 weeks counted from the first day of your last period. Patients may choose surgical abortion with either local anesthesia or intravenous sedation or medical abortion with the abortion medication methotrex. The state of Ohio requires a two-step process to obtain a legal abortion. The first step is called an education visit. At the appointment, the patient has an ultrasound examination to determine how far along she is in the pregnancy, has one tube of blood drawn and meets one-on-one with a staffmember to discuss her options and receive educational materials. The education visit can take up to two hours, so plan your time accordingly. The law requires a 24-hour waiting period between the education visit and the procedure. At the end of the education visit, you may choose to schedule the abortion procedure. We charge $325 for an abortion with local anesthesia, $425 for an abortion with IV sedation, and $450 for a medical abortion with minimum dosage. $100 must be paid at the time of the education visit. Payment must be made by money order or credit card. Discounts and payment plans are not available. If you are under the age of 18 and want to have an abortion without your parents consent, we can give you information about judicial bypass during your education visit. To schedule an education visit hang up and dial 614-222-3531, and press zero. Stay on the line to return to the main menu, or press zero to speak to a staffperson. (dial sound) One moment, please. (music) (ringing 3X)

CLINIC: This is Betty. How can I help you?

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

CLINIC: No, we don’t at this clinic.

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

CLINIC: Yeah, we do at our East Clinic. That’s 3211 East Main Street. You want me to transfer you out there?

CALLER: Well, no. I just wanted to ask some quick questions actually.

CLINIC: Okay, you need to call them, honey, because I can’t answer any of those questions.

CALLER: Oh, it’s just my friend told me to call and talk to you guys.

CLINIC: Okay, well, hold on and I’ll let you talk to them.

CALLER: All right.

CLINIC: Okay? Hold on.

(ringing 9X)

CLINIC: Planned Parenthood East. Megan speaking.

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

CLINIC: Yes, we do.

CALLER: Okay. Well, how much does that cost?

CLINIC: It goes anywhere from $325 to $450.

CALLER: Okay. Well, do you know — like I’m just really worried because like my friend told me that, well since I’m going to be like 14 in March that you guys would have to tell my parents. But my boyfriend’s 22. Is he old enough to take care of it and you guys wouldn’t have to tell anybody about anything?

CLINIC: No. You’ll have to go get what’s called a judicial bypass.

CALLER: Okay. What is that?

CLINIC: You’re going to have to stand in front of a judge, and he’s going to ask you some questions, and you have to answer them, and then he’ll either grant or deny you permission.

CALLER: Okay. Does he usually grant it?

CLINIC: Yeah. I haven’t seen anybody yet that got denied.

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

CLINIC: No.

CALLER: Oh, really?

CLINIC: Yeah.

CALLER: Okay.

CLINIC: Okay? Did you want to schedule your education appointment?

CALLER: Well, I just was wondering — like the main reason why I’m worried about all this is because I haven’t had my period since like December 21. And I’m just scared.

CLINIC: Okay. You need to take a pregnancy test.

CALLER: Do I come in there for that?

CLINIC: You can if you would like.

CALLER: Okay.

CLINIC: But we only go to 12 weeks, 6 days.

CALLER: Okay.

CLINIC: Okay? So you’re pushing the border here.

CALLER: Oh.

CLINIC: Okay? So you’ll need to get in and get a pregnancy test and do your education quickly.

CALLER: Okay. Well, do you know, it’s just I can’t drive yet, but my boyfriend said he would bring me and take care of everything. Would that be all right if he pays for everything and was there with me?

CLINIC: Yes, that’s fine.

CALLER: Okay. It’s just we were talking about all this and we don’t want a whole bunch of people to know about us. Would you have to have him sign anything?

CLINIC: No.

CALLER: Oh, okay.

CLINIC: No. He’s not going to sign anything. It’s going to be you and your judicial bypass.

CALLER: Oh, okay.

CLINIC: Okay?

CALLER: All right.

CLINIC: You can walk in for a pregnancy test today until 4:00.

CALLER: Okay. Well, if it ended up that I wasn’t pregnant, could I get birth control there so that we don’t have to worry about all this again?

CLINIC: Yeah. We’ll give you all the information that you need to get you on birth control and stuff.

CALLER: Okay.

CLINIC: Okay?

CALLER: If I was on birth control would you have to tell anybody though?

CLINIC: No, honey, no.

CALLER: Okay.

CLINIC: All right?

CALLER: All right.

CLINIC: All right.

CALLER: Okay.

CLINIC: Umm, bye.

CALLER: Thanks. Bye.

(phone clicks)

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#522 – Planned Parenthood in Toledo, OH

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PLANNED PARENTHOOD
1530 N SUPERIOR ST
TOLEDO, OH 43604-2158
419-255-1115

TAPE – 522

(dialing sounds) (ringing 1X)

CLINIC: Planned Parenthood. This is Dorothy.

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

CLINIC: No, we don’t. I could give you a couple phone numbers of places that do.

CALLER: All right.

CLINIC: One of them is Center for Choice.

CALLER: Uh-huh.

CLINIC: That’s 255-1769.

CALLER: Okay.

CLINIC: The other is Toledo Medical Services.

CALLER: Uh-huh.

CLINIC: 407-4800.

CALLER: Okay.

CLINIC: All right.

CALLER: 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’s 22. Is he old enough to take care of it and they wouldn’t have to tell anybody anything?

CLINIC: He would not be able to give permission, but there are ways to circumvent telling your parents, and they can tell you all about those laws and how you go about doing it.

CALLER: Oh, well could I come in there for a pregnancy test though?

CLINIC: Have you had a positive pregnancy test yet?

CALLER: No, it’s just I’m really scared because I haven’t had my period since like December 21st, and I’m worried.

CLINIC: Oh, my. Yes. On Thursdays from 2:00 to 6:00 we take walk-ins for pregnancy tests.

CALLER: Okay. Well, is it all right if my boyfriend was there with me though?

CLINIC: Yeah, that’s fine.

CALLER: Because he said that he was going to pay for everything. But we were talking about all this, and we don’t want a whole bunch of people to know about us.

CLINIC: Yeah.

CALLER: Would he have to sign anything if he’s paying for it?

CLINIC: No. It’s purely confidential, and we would just have your information written down, and nobody would have access to that.

CALLER: Oh, okay.

CLINIC: Okay?

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

CLINIC: You sure can.

CALLER: Okay. Well, would anybody have to know if I was on birth control though?

CLINIC: Nope.

CALLER: Okay.

CLINIC: All right?

CALLER: All right.

CLINIC: We’ll see you tomorrow between 2:00 and 6:00.

CALLER: Okay.

CLINIC: Thanks.

CALLER: Thanks.

CLINIC: Bye bye.

(phone clicks)

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#523 – Planned Parenthood in Troy, OH

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PLANNED PARENTHOOD
510 W WATER ST
TROY, OH 45373-2981
937-335-0929

TAPE – 523

(dialing sounds) (ringing 2X)

CLINIC: Planned Parenthood. May I help you?

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

CLINIC: No, we don’t.

CALLER: Oh.

CLINIC: We can give you the number where you can get that done.

CALLER: Okay.

CLINIC: Do you have a pen?

CALLER: Yeah.

CLINIC: Okay. It’s 1-800 — this is the Dayton Women’s Center — 1-800-672-6810.

CALLER: Okay. Well, do you know — I’m just really worried about all this because my — well, I’m going to be 14 in March and my friend said that they would have to tell my parents. But my boyfriend’s 22. Is he old enough to take care of it and they wouldn’t –

CLINIC: No.

CALLER: — have to tell anybody?

CLINIC: Nope. Have to have parental consent when you’re a minor.

CALLER: Oh. Well, is there any way not to tell my parents at all because if they found out I mean I don’t know what would happen.

CLINIC: Well, what you need to do is you need to call and talk with the termination clinic. And they may have some legal ways to go about not doing that. But you need to talk to them. They do all that for you.

CALLER: Okay. Well, I haven’t had a pregnancy test yet. I’m just worried because I haven’t had my period since like December 21st, and I’m scared.

CLINIC: Okay. Well, first thing you probably need to do is, you probably need to come in with a first morning urine specimen, have a pregnancy test done.

CALLER: Okay.

CLINIC: And it’s $12.

CALLER: Oh, well, my boyfriend said that he would pay for everything. Is it all right if he’s there?

CLINIC: Yeah. That’s fine.

CALLER: Okay. He’s just worried about having to sign a bunch of papers. Would he have to sign anything?

CLINIC: No.

CALLER: Oh, okay.

CLINIC: So if — we’re open all day tomorrow or this afternoon would be a good time to come in. We have a clinic going on this morning, so any time after 12:00 noon would be fine, but you do have to bring in a urine specimen with you in a container.

CALLER: Okay.

CLINIC: And it’s $12, okay?

CALLER: So what time tomorrow?

CLINIC: All day. We’re here all day from 9:30 ’til 4:30.

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

CLINIC: What you’d have to do is, we’d have to get you in and get you on, get you an exam and we’d get you set up on birth control.

CALLER: Okay, but would you have to tell anybody that I was on birth control though?

CLINIC: No.

CALLER: Oh, okay.

CLINIC: Okay?

CALLER: Okay. Well, is it all right if I call back and ask for you if I had any other questions? What’s your name?

CLINIC: My name is Beth.

CALLER: Okay.

CLINIC: Okay?

CALLER: Thanks.

(phone clicks)

*** THE END ***

#386 – Planned Parenthood in Oxford, OH

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PLANNED PARENTHOOD
32 W WALNUT ST
OXFORD, OH 45056-1720
513-523-3818

TAPE – 386

(Dialing, phone ringing 1x)

CLINIC: Planned Parenthood. This is Heidi speaking.

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

CLINIC: Not at our center in Oxford, but at the one in Cincinnati we do.

CALLER: Okay. Do you have that number?

CLINIC: I sure do. Hang on for a moment.

CALLER: Okay.

CLINIC: Thanks.

(Short pause)

CLINIC: Thanks for holding. There number is 513-287-6488. And I believe they’re there now.

CALLER: Could I ask you a question real quick?

CLINIC: Oh, definitely.

CALLER: I’m just really worried because 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. Could he just sign whatever, and they wouldn’t have to tell anybody?

CLINIC: No, they would have to tell somebody. If you’re interested I can get you a number for — it’s Ohio state law. So if you go to Illinois, it’s the closest state I think from where we’re at where you do not need parental notification.

CALLER: Okay.

CLINIC: So I can give you a number of the Planned Parenthood in Illinois and a number — there’s an abortion center I have the number for in Chicago. I don’t know if there’s a closer one — a Parenthood closer to where we are if you don’t feel like driving that far north. I can get you their Planned Parenthood number, and you can try there, okay?

CALLER: Okay.

CLINIC: Hang on for just a moment, please.

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The emergency contraceptive pill, commonly known as the “Morning After Pill” —

CLINIC: Okay. Thanks for holding. This is somebody different. I’m Marsha. You needed the number for a place in Illinois?

CALLER: Yeah.

CLINIC: And are you interested in one that does not have parental notification; is that correct?

CALLER: Uh-huh, yeah. I can’t let my parents know at all.

CLINIC: Okay, sure. It’s a place called Family Planning Associates Medical Group. And their number is 773-725-0200.

CALLER: Okay.

CLINIC: Let me just kind of peek at — as far as Illinois — I’ll give you the Chicago affiliate. I don’t know which one provides abortions if any of them and what their regulations are. It looks like there’s a bunch of different ones. I’m going to give you just a line to the main one. It’s 312-427-2276, and maybe they can help you also.

CALLER: Okay. Would it be all right to come in there for a pregnancy test to see?

CLINIC: Oh, surely, just to verify?

CALLER: The main reason is because I’m really scared because I haven’t had my period since December 14th.

CLINIC: Okay, sure. And you are under 18, correct?

CALLER: Right. I’ll be 14 in March.

CLINIC: Okay. So the test will cost you $6, and we’ll just need you to pay for that up front before we run it. We’ll collect a urine specimen while you’ll here, and you’re fill out some forms for us, and you’ll get the results. And you can just walk in for that as long as you get here by 4:30 today.

CALLER: My boyfriend wanted to be there with me. Is that all right?

CLINIC: What we will do is we want to talk with you first before we involve him. So we’ll sit with you in a room and give you the results and talk with you, and then he can come back. But initially we just need to deal with you.

CALLER: Okay. Well, he just says that — we talked about it, and we don’t want anybody to know at all.

CLINIC: Okay. Yeah. That’s your decision.

CALLER: But you guys wouldn’t have to tell anybody?

CLINIC: So there is nobody that we do have to directly talk with as far as telling that you are here for a test. Right.

CALLER: All right. Well, if the pregnancy test said that I wasn’t pregnant, could I come there for birth control then?

CLINIC: Most definitely.

CALLER: Okay. I just don’t want to have to worry about all this again.

CLINIC: Yeah, most definitely.

CALLER: Do you know if I was there — I just don’t want anybody to know about my boyfriend or anything. Would you guys have to say anything?

CLINIC: Well, we do have — it depends on how much information you give us. If you come in and you tell us information that is a reportable incident, then we will have to report it. You can choose —

CALLER: What do you mean?

CLINIC: — not to tell us information. There’s certain laws about age, dating. So if you were to report, say, that possibly your boyfriend is older than you are, and you’re a minor, then we would definitely have to call and report that. If you do not give us that information or do not say that to us, then we are not required to report it. We are state mandated to report any information you give us regarding that.

CALLER: Oh. So I just shouldn’t say anything?

CLINIC: It’s your choice what you want to tell us, okay?

CALLER: All right. If I was on birth control, you guys wouldn’t have to tell anybody at all?

CLINIC: No, we do not have to tell anybody if you’re on birth control. No. All of our services are confidential.

CALLER: All right.

CLINIC: Okay?

CALLER: Okay.

CLINIC: All rightly.

CALLER: So I don’t have to tell my parents anything at all?

CLINIC: No, you do not, not for birth control, no. There is parental notification for abortions unless you go somewhere else, which you’ve probably already been through that before, correct?

CALLER: Yeah.

CLINIC: Okay.

CALLER: What do you mean?

CLINIC: Pardon?

CALLER: What do you mean by I’ve already been —

CLINIC: You knew that because you were asking for a number where you didn’t have to — correct?

CALLER: Yeah.

CLINIC: But not for birth control. And like I said, we just do pregnancy tests on a walk-in basis. So there are people here for scheduled appointments. We just work you in between them. And you just need to be here by 4:30.

CALLER: And your name was Marsha?

CLINIC: I’m Marsha.

CALLER: All right.

CLINIC: Okay?

CALLER: Okay. Thank you.

CLINIC: Uh-huh. Bye bye.

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#387 – Planned Parenthood in Calcutta, OH

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PLANNED PARENTHOOD
15549 STATE ROUTE 170 # 10
CALCUTTA, OH 43920-9216
330-385-2508

TAPE – 387

(Dialing, phone ringing 3x)

CLINIC: Good morning, Planned Parenthood. May I help you?

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

CLINIC: No, we do not.

CALLER: Do you know of anyplace that might?

CLINIC: There are places from Youngstown on. We do have a listing of some different ones. If you’re wanting to stop in and pick up a listing, you’re more than welcome to. And they have the names, the addresses and the numbers on there.

CALLER: Okay. Could I ask you some questions?

CLINIC: Actually we don’t do anything like that, so I probably really can’t answer your question. What kind of question did you want to ask?

CALLER: Well, I’m just worried because 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. Could he just say whatever they need, and they wouldn’t have to tell anybody?

CLINIC: You know what? I would have no idea. I don’t know. I really don’t know. You probably would need to either call those places and find out or whatever, but I would have no idea. Because we don’t deal with anything like that.

CALLER: Well, it’s just I’m scared. My last period was December 14th, and I don’t know what to do. I’m just worried.

CLINIC: Well —

CALLER: Could I come in there for a pregnancy test?

CLINIC: Yeah, we can do a pregnancy test for you.

CALLER: Would you have to tell anybody that I was there for that?

CLINIC: No, no. We can do that. That’s the only thing we can do. And then we can give you papers on — if that’s what you want to do, termination, or continue pregnancy or whatever, then we can do that.

Let me see. I don’t have anything today. Could you come in Monday morning?

CALLER: I think so. But would it be all right if both me and my boyfriend came in?

CLINIC: Yeah. Yeah. He can come with you; that’s not a problem.

CALLER: Okay.

CLINIC: Could you come in like 9:00 Monday morning?

CALLER: Yeah, I think so.

CLINIC: What is your name?

CALLER: It’s Christine.

CLINIC: Christine?

CALLER: Yeah.

CLINIC: With a “C” or a “K”?

CALLER: A “Ch.”

CLINIC: And your last name?

CALLER: Smith.

CLINIC: Okay. And you’ve never been here before; is that correct?

CALLER: Right.

CLINIC: What I would need for you to do, Christine, is I would need for you to collect your first morning urine. Put it in a clean, air-tight container and bring it with you. I don’t care what kind of container it is, just make sure it’s good and clean and it’s got a good-fitting lid on it.

CALLER: Okay. Well, if turned out that I wasn’t pregnant, could I come in for birth control there too?

CLINIC: Yeah. Yeah. If the test would become negative, what could we do is schedule you. We can’t do anything on Monday because we don’t have a nurse practitioner here on Mondays. But what we could do is get you in here, then we could set up an appointment for you.

CALLER: Well, it’s just me and my boyfriend don’t want to have to go through this again.

CALLER: Right, right. Yeah. My suggestion would be that’s what you need to do.

CALLER: All right. But you guys wouldn’t have to tell anybody that I was on birth control?

CLINIC: No, no. Everything here is confidential whether you’re 15 or you’re 82. Everything here is confidential. So no. No one would know. We would not be calling your parents or anything of that nature.

CALLER: So let me call my boyfriend and see. Could I call you back? What’s your name?

CLINIC: Sure. My name’s Beth. I penciled you in, and see if that will be okay. If it won’t, then you can call me back and see what else we can do for you, okay?

CALLER: All right.

CLINIC: Thank you. Bye bye.

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#381 – Planned Parenthood in Middletown, OH

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PLANNED PARENTHOOD
3537 ROOSEVELT BLVD.
MIDDLETOWN, OH 45044-6510
513-424-0344

TAPE – 381

(Dialing, phone ringing 1x)

CLINIC: Planned Parenthood?

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

CLINIC: No, not here.

CALLER: Well, do you know of anyplace that does?

CALLER: Yeah. Cincinnati.

CALLER: Do you have that phone number?

CLINIC: Yes, I do. Hang on for just a second, okay?

CALLER: Okay.

(Pause)

CLINIC: Okay. The phone number is 513-287-6488.

CALLER: Okay. I’m really scared because my friend told me that since I’ll be 14 in March that they would have to tell my parents. But my boyfriend’s 22. Could he just sign whatever that is, and they wouldn’t have to tell anybody?

CLINIC: You really need to call this number and talk to them, and ask them about that. I don’t know. I have somebody else here that can talk to who might know a little bit more. Could you hold for just a minute?

CALLER: Yeah.

(Pause)

RECORDING: — and meetings. If you’d like more information about our teaching tools, let us know when we return to the line.

Did you know that Planned Parenthood offers men’s healthcare services? We offer testing and treatment for sexually transmitted infections. We also offer —

CLINIC: Hi, this is Vicky the assistant manager. You had some questions?

CALLER: Yeah. I was wondering about getting an abortion. But 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 sign whatever it is, and they wouldn’t have to tell anybody?

CLINIC: They do have to notify your parents, one of your parents. They don’t have to get their consent; they just have to talk to them on the phone.

CALLER: Is there any way not to tell my parents? Well, if they found out I don’t know what would happen.

CLINIC: You got the number to Cincinnati?

CALLER: Yeah.

CLINIC: You just need to call them, and they can talk to you about what to do. Because we don’t deal with that here.

CALLER: Oh, okay.

CLINIC: Okay?

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

CLINIC: You’re not sure that you’re pregnant?

CALLER: No, I’m just really scared because my last period was December 14th.

CLINIC: Yes, you can come here. It would cost $6.

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

CLINIC: No, no.

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

CLINIC: He wouldn’t be able to come back with you, and we have to just take you back by yourself. He could come in and sit in the waiting room.

CALLER: He’s just worried that you guys would ask a lot of questions. Would you ask anything?

CLINIC: Well, no.

CALLER: Or have him sign anything?

CLINIC: No. No, not at all.

CALLER: Oh, okay. If it turned out that I wasn’t pregnant, could I get birth control there? It’s just I don’t want to have to worry about all this again.

CLINIC: Yeah, right, definitely. Do you live with him or not?

CALLER: No, I live with my parents.

CLINIC: Okay. Yeah, we can do that for you.

CALLER: Okay.

CLINIC: You can come in. If you want to come in today you can.

CALLER: Well, I’d have to call him and see. But are you guys open next week?

CLINIC: Yeah. We’re just open until 2 today. You wouldn’t need an appointment if you just want to come in for a pregnancy test. You can come in Monday anytime from 9 to 4, or Tuesday anytime from 12 to 6.

CALLER: Okay. Well, I’m not able to drive because I’m not old enough. But is it all right if my boyfriend picks up the pills after everything?

CLINIC: Yeah, as long as we — that’s down the road though. After we find out if you’re pregnant or not.

CALLER: But he’d be able to pick them up and that would be all right?

CLINIC: Um-hmm.

CALLER: And you guys wouldn’t have to tell anybody that I was on birth control or anything?

CLINIC: Right.

CALLER: All right. Okay. Thanks.

CLINIC: All right. Bye bye.

CALLER: Bye.

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#382 – Greater Cleveland Planned Parenthood in Cleveland, OH

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GREATER CLEVELAND PLANNED PARENTHOOD
20800 CENTER RIDGE RD.
CLEVELAND, OH 44116-4306
440-331-8744

TAPE – 382

(Dialing, phone ringing 2x)

RECORDING: Thank you for calling Planned Parenthood of Greater Cleveland’s Rocky River Clinic. If this is a medical emergency, please hang up and dial 911. For all other calls, please listen carefully to the following menu options. Dial zero at anytime to speak with a staff member (dial button pressed).

Please hold while your call is being transferred to extension number 264.

(Short pause)

CLINIC: Thanks for calling. How can I help you?

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

CLINIC: No, we don’t. You have to call Bedford or Pre-Term.

CALLER: Okay. Do you have that number?

CLINIC: Budford’s number is 440-232-9732. But their office is probably closed today.

CALLER: Oh, okay. Well, could I ask you a quick question then?

CLINIC: Uh-huh.

CALLER: Well, I’m just worried because 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. Could he just take care of it, and they wouldn’t have to say anything?

CLINIC: Nope. Actually, you need parental consent, not even that they’re telling your parents but that your parents are consenting to it.

CALLER: Oh. Well, is there any way not to do that? Because if they found out I don’t know what they would do.

CLINIC: You can try to go — if you call Budford they’ll probably be able to tell you more about it. But you go in front of a judge and try to make your case that you’re responsible enough to make this decision on your own. The only problem with that is it usually takes a while. Do you know how far along you are?

CALLER: No. It’s just I’m really scared. The main reason why I’m scared about all this is because my last period was December 14th. So I don’t know.

CLINIC: December 14th. So you were probably — you’re at the end of your first trimester, between 10 and 11 weeks based on — that’s just a rough guess based on your last period. Bedford only does them up to 13 weeks. Pre-Term is the other clinic, and they’ll do the second trimester abortion. But I don’t know if you can go before the judge and do a second trimester. I don’t know. Because we don’t do them here so I don’t really know a whole lot about them.

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

CLINIC: Yeah, they’re $10.

CALLER: I would really like it if my boyfriend was there with me. Would that be all right?

CLINIC: That’s fine.

CALLER: He’s just worried that you guys would ask about him. Would I have to tell anybody about him or anything?

CLINIC: Do your parents — I mean, It doesn’t matter to us.

CALLER: Oh, okay. What do you mean?

CLINIC: That he’s 22?

CALLER: Yeah.

CLINIC: The clinician might lecture you, but I’m not going to say anything.

CALLER: Say that I wasn’t pregnant, could I get birth control there?

CLINIC: Yeah, but you’d have to make an appointment for that.

CALLER: If I was on birth control, would you guys have to tell anybody that I was?

CLINIC: No.

CALLER: So my parents wouldn’t have to know anything at all?

CLINIC: Nope, not about birth control.

CALLER: Okay.

CLINIC: Okay?

CALLER: Well, if I had any other questions — I need to talk to my boyfriend and see, but could I call and talk to you? What was your name?

CLINIC: My name is Meagan. I’m the only one here today. In fact, we’re technically closed today, but I’ll be here until probably about 11:30 if you want to come and get that pregnancy test.

CALLER: Okay.

CLINIC: Okay?

CALLER: How long does it take?

CLINIC: Just a couple minutes. It’s just a urine test.

CALLER: Oh, okay.

CLINIC: And what it test for is a hormone that only pregnant women produce. So it’s pretty hard to get a false positive.

CALLER: Oh, okay.

CLINIC: Okay?

CALLER: Thank you.

CLINIC: Uh-huh. Bye.

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