Listen to the Call:
GREATER CLEVELAND PLANNED PARENTHOOD – BROOKLYN CENTER
PO BOX 609009
CLEVELAND, OH 44109
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 –
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.
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?
CLINIC: (music) Okay. Ma’am, yes, the pregnancy test is going to be $10.
CALLER: Oh, 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.
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.
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?
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.
CALLER: All right.
CLINIC: So you can walk in for the pregnancy test, okay?
CLINIC: And we’re open until 8:00 p.m.
CALLER: Oh, all right.
CALLER: What was your name again?
CALLER: Okay. Thank you.
CLINIC: You’re welcome.
CALLER: Okay. Bye.
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