Listen to the Call:
PLANNED PARENTHOOD EAST CLEVELAND CENTER
1835 FOREST HILLS BLVD.
CLEVELAND, OH 44112-4313
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?
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?
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?
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?
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?
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. Thanks.
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