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#258 – Planned Parenthood in Gallipolis, OH

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PLANNED PARENTHOOD
PO BOX 42
GALLIPOLIS, OH 45631
740-446-0166

TAPE – 258

(dialing sound) (ringing 2X)

CLINIC: Planned Parenthood. This is April.

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

CLINIC: No, we don’t.

CALLER: Do you know of any place that might?

CLINIC: You need to look in the phone book. You can probably look under “abortions,” and there’s listings in Columbus.

CALLER: Okay. Well, do you guys like do the pregnancy test there?

CLINIC: We can do that.

CALLER: Okay. Do you have to be a specific age for that? Like I’ll be 14 in March.

CLINIC: No.

CALLER: No? So you wouldn’t have to tell anybody that I was there?

CLINIC: No. But if you are pregnant and to have an abortion you do have to let your parents know.

CALLER: Really?

CLINIC: Yes.

CALLER: Like my boyfriend’s 22. Could he do whatever they have to do?

CLINIC: No. No. You’re under age. You have to have your parents’ consent for an abortion.

CALLER: There’s just no way they can find out though. Like I don’t know what they would do.

CLINIC: Honey, you have to let them know if you’re going to have an abortion. They have to have — I mean, they have their consent in order to do that procedure for you.

CALLER: Well, my friend said something about getting like a lawyer or something. Could I do that?

CLINIC: You could file for an emancipated minor.

CALLER: Yeah? What does that involve?

CLINIC: You’d probably have to talk to an attorney.

CALLER: Oh. Well, do I have to — how do I pay for that?

CLINIC: With — honey, I don’t know how that works with you being underage. I’m really not sure. I would just contact an attorney’s office and ask a few general questions about it and then go from there.

CALLER: Would they have to — so like, well could I come in there and get a pregnancy test to see?

CLINIC: Yeah. You’re only 13?

CALLER: Yeah.

CLINIC: And he’s 22?

CALLER: Uh-huh.

CLINIC: That, under Ohio law, is a statutory rape.

CALLER: What is that? I don’t understand.

CLINIC: He could get in a bunch of trouble because you’re way underage and –

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

CLINIC: But that doesn’t matter. Your ages is too far apart. H’s 22 and you’re 13.

CALLER: What could happen to him?

CLINIC: He could possibly go to jail.

CALLER: Well, he could go to jail? Like, well, who’s going to find out or anything? Like –

CLINIC: If you’re going to a lawyer and see about getting an abortion, the lawyer’s going to know for one.

CALLER: Oh, and he would have to send him to jail?

CLINIC: Well, they would end up being charges pressed.

CALLER: Well, what could I do? Like would it be better just not to say anything about him?

CLINIC: Why don’t you come in and take the pregnancy test, and then you’re going to have to end up talking to your parents.

CALLER: But he’s going to — I can’t tell my parents, and he’s the only way that I could get there.

CLINIC: He can bring you in.

CALLER: And you guys wouldn’t have to say anything about him?

CLINIC: No. We won’t say anything. But I mean, you’re going to end up having to tell your parents. Go ahead and come in and do the pregnancy test, and we’ll talk to you from there. Okay?

CALLER: Well, what if I wasn’t pregnant? Do you guys like –

CLINIC: No.

CALLER: Huh?

CLINIC: No.

CALLER: You wouldn’t have to say anything to anybody?

CLINIC: No.

CALLER: Okay. Well, do you guys have birth control there?

CLINIC: Yes.

CALLER: And would you have to have tell anybody that I was on birth control or anything?

CLINIC: No.

CALLER: So yo wouldn’t have to say anything about my boyfriend if I was on birth control?

CLINIC: No.

CALLER: Okay.

CLINIC: You have to get here before noon to do the pregnancy test.

CALLER: Today?

CLINIC: Uh-huh.

CALLER: Is there any other day? Like my boyfriend’s at work.

CLINIC: Unless you can come to Athens.

CALLER: Okay.

CLINIC: We’re open Monday through Friday in Athens. You can come there any time.

CALLER: Okay.

CLINIC: Okay?

CALLER: I’ll talk to him and see. All right.

CLINIC: Okay. Come on in for the pregnancy test, and then we’ll work with you from there, okay?

CALLER: Okay.

CLINIC: Okay.

CALLER: Bye.

CLINIC: Bye bye.

(phone clicks)

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#259 – Planned Parenthood in Findlay, OH

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PLANNED PARENTHOOD
1039 N MAIN ST
FINDLAY, OH 45840-3671
419-423-4611

TAPE – 259

(dialing sounds) (ringing 2X)

CLINIC: Hello. Planned Parenthood. This is Jen. Can I help you?

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

CLINIC: Actually, we do not. We are not a provider. Can you hold on one second?

CALLER: Yeah.

RECORDING: Planned Parenthood is also your best resource for school and organization programs.

CLINIC: You just need — the closest place you need to go is Toledo.

CALLER: Uh-huh.

CLINIC: And there are a number of different places in Toledo that provide the service.

CALLER: Do you have that phone number?

CLINIC: One place is called Center for Choice. Are you ready? I can give you the number.

CALLER: Yeah.

CLINIC: It’s 419-255-7769.

CALLER: Okay.

CLINIC: And there’s a couple other ones, but you just have to try the phone book.

CALLER: Okay. Well, do you know like — well, my friend told me that my parents have to sign something, but like my boyfriend’s 22. Could I have him do that?

CLINIC: You would have to call the clinic where you’re going to get it done. I’m not sure what their policies are.

CALLER: Okay. Do you know like if there’s a specific age for that? I’ll be 14 in March.

CLINIC: I don’t know.

CALLER: You don’t know?

CLINIC: Okay. I mean, it’s because we don’t perform them we don’t deal with that at all.

CALLER: Okay. Well, do you know if my parents have to know at all?

CLINIC: I have no idea.

CALLER: Okay. Well, do you guys do like the pregnancy tests there so I don’t have to –

CLINIC: Uh-huh.

CALLER: — drive all the way out there?

CLINIC: They do — they will require an ultrasound and a pregnancy test and that kind of thing, so the first thing you ought to do would be to call them and decide what clinic you’re going to do it at and then if there’s anything we could do for you then give us a call back.

CALLER: Well, is it okay to go to where you’re at because my friend told me to go there. So.

CLINIC: To go here for what?

CALLER: Like the pregnancy test.

CLINIC: I would call them first and see what they need because they might not accept it from us. You might have to do it there anyways.

CALLER: Oh.

CLINIC: You know what I’m saying?

CALLER: Well, do you guys do pregnancy tests at all?

CLINIC: Yes, we do.

CALLER: Oh. Could I just come there and get one just to make sure?

CLINIC: Sure.

CALLER: And see if I was pregnant or not?

CLINIC: Sure.

CALLER: Well, do you guys have to tell anybody if I’m there?

CLINIC: No. We are completely confidential. We won’t release any information about you without your written permission.

CALLER: Well, after the pregnancy, like if it was negative do you guys do birth control there?

CLINIC: Yes.

CALLER: Would you have to tell anybody if I’m on birth control?

CLINIC: No.

CALLER: Would it be all right if my boyfriend brings me?

CLINIC: He could come to the clinic, but you would be seen by the nurse by yourself.

CALLER: Okay. But it’s all right if he brings me? because I don’t know how else I would get there.

CLINIC: Yeah.

CALLER: Okay.

CLINIC: Okay, so if you want to do that you would just need to make an appointment. We see patients on Tuesdays and Thursdays.

CALLER: Okay.

CLINIC: Okay?

CALLER: I would just have to call him to see when he can get off work, but.

CLINIC: Okay.

CALLER: All right.

CLINIC: Thanks.

CALLER: Thanks.

CLINIC: Bye.

CALLER: Bye.

(phone clicks)

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#241 – Planned Parenthood in Akron, OH

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PLANNED PARENTHOOD
444 W. EXCHANGE ST
AKRON, OH 44302-1711
330-535-2671

TAPE – 241

(dialing sound) (ringing 2X)

CLINIC: Planned Parenthood. Can I help you?

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

CLINIC: No, we don’t.

CALLER: Do you know of anyone that might?

CLINIC: Yeah. I can give you a phone number.

CALLER: Okay.

CLINIC: 535-9191.

CALLER: Okay. Well, is it all right if I ask you quick question?

CLINIC: Sure. I don’t know if I have the answer, but, yeah, go ahead.

CALLER: Okay. Well, like I was — my friend told me to call you guys, so — but she said that like since I’ll be like — I’ll be 14 in march.

CLINIC: Uh-huh.

CALLER: And that my parents have to know that I’m going to have an abortion.

CLINIC: Yeah.

CALLER: But my boyfriend’s 22. Could he like sign whatever papers he’s going to do?

CLINIC: No, I don’t think so. What you’re going to need to do is call that number I gave you and explain your situation to them and ask them what you can do. I think you have to have a parent or a guardian’s permission, and I don’t think he would — that would not be him.

CALLER: Okay.

CLINIC: Okay? So you can ask them though, okay? They might know better than me.

CALLER: Okay.

CLINIC: Okay.

CALLER: Well, could I get my like pregnancy test there?

CLINIC: Oh, you haven’t had a test yet?

CALLER: No.

CLINIC: Well, how do you know you need to have a procedure? You don’t even know if you’re pregnant?

CALLER: Well, no.

CLINIC: Okay.

CALLER: I took a home pregnancy test over the weekend and it was positive, but –

CLINIC: Oh, okay.

CALLER: — I wasn’t sure if I did it right.

CLINIC: Well, you can come here and have a test. We do them like Monday through Thursday from 10 to 5.

CALLER: Okay.

CLINIC: You just walk in and they’re $8.00.

CALLER: You wouldn’t have to tell anybody about that at all?

CLINIC: That’s correct.

CALLER: Okay. Would it be all right if my boyfriend brings me?

CLINIC: Yes, it is.

CALLER: Okay. So like if the pregnancy test was negative, could I like get birth control there?

CLINIC: Well, we can talk to you about making an appointment. You wouldn’t be able to have it that day.

CALLER: Oh, okay.

CLINIC: Okay? But we can set something up, yeah.

CALLER: But if like I was on birth control you wouldn’t have to tell anybody that I was on it?

CLINIC: No. We don’t have to do any of that here.

CALLER: Okay.

CLINIC: Okay?

CALLER: Would my boyfriend be able to pick it up?

CLINIC: No. You have to come and get it.

CALLER: Oh, all right.

CLINIC: Okay? And you have to have an exam when you start coming here.

CALLER: Okay.

CLINIC: But let’s do the test first, one step at a time.

CALLER: Okay.

CLINIC: Okay? And you come in and have that first, and then we’ll go from there.

CALLER: Okay.

CLINIC: Okay?

CALLER: Is it all right if I call you back? What was your name?

CLINIC: Vicki.

CALLER: Okay.

CLINIC: Okay?

CALLER: Thanks.

CLINIC: Sure. Bye.

CALLER: Bye.

(phone clicks)

*** THE END ***

#242 – Planned Parenthood in Wooster, OH

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PLANNED PARENTHOOD
334 E MILLTOWN RD
WOOSTER, OH 44691-1248
330-345-7798

TAPE – 242

(dialing sound) (ringing 2X)

CLINIC: Planned Parenthood. This is Trish. Can I help you?

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

CLINIC: We do not.

CALLER: Do you know of any place that would?

CLINIC: Akron, Cleveland or Columbus are the areas closest to us, and they are listed in the — have you had a test done somewhere?

CALLER: No.

CLINIC: Okay. If you’ve not had a pregnancy test done at the center then it’s best to schedule a pregnancy test here and then we can give you the referral information if you need it.

CALLER: Okay.

CLINIC: Okay? Do you want to go ahead and set that up?

CALLER: Well, I’d have to call my boyfriend to see but is there like an age requirement for that? Like I’ll be 14 in March.

CLINIC: Is there a what?

CALLER: An age requirement to have a pregnancy test?

CLINIC: No. Uh-uh. No. Um-um. Not at all. You can call any time and get a pregnancy test scheduled.

CALLER: So it’s all right if I’m going to be 14 in March?

CLINIC: It doesn’t make any difference.

CALLER: Okay.

CLINIC: Okay?

CALLER: And you guys wouldn’t have to tell my parents or anything?

CLINIC: No. Uh-uh. Not at all.

CALLER: Okay. Well, it’s just my friend told me that you guys would ask about like my boyfriend and have to tell my parents and they just can’t find out because they hate my boyfriend. They think he’s too old. But he’s only 22, so I don’t understand.

CLINIC: Yeah. I mean, it depends upon — you know, there are some guidelines for Children’s Services that have to be followed, and that goes everywhere.

CALLER: What do you mean?

CLINIC: I mean, if there’s a difference of four years then it is probably going to be reported to Children’s Services, yeah.

CALLER: Like what could happen?

CLINIC: What could happen? I have no idea. I mean, once — you know anybody that we see is in a dangerous situation or anything like that, we’re required to report to Children’s Services. So I mean, and then what happens after that is, you know, not our doing. So I don’t know. I mean, my guess it’s investigated or whatever.

CALLER: But we’re in love. We’re going to get married. There’s no danger.

CLINIC: Well, I mean, there’s just some guidelines that have to be followed according to the state, and you know we’re obliged to do that as is any physician.

CALLER: Well, what could I do?

CLINIC: What can you do?

CALLER: Yeah.

CLINIC: Well, you can do a home test. Did you do that?

CALLER: Well, I did one of those over the weekend, but I wasn’t sure if I did it right.

CLINIC: What did it say?

CALLER: It was positive.

CLINIC: Okay, and is that a possibility?

CALLER: Well, I guess.

CLINIC: Well, have you been having sex without using anything?

CALLER: Yeah.

CLINIC: Oh, well, then. Well, if that’s the case then you know, you’re not going to get — you’re not going to get an abortion done without your parental notification. So.

CALLER: But they can’t find out at all. What am I supposed to do?

CLINIC: Well, I mean, that’s something you’re going to have to figure out. But I mean, you know, there is a way to go through the court system to get it done without, but I doubt at your age that that’s going to happen.

CALLER: You don’t think that they would say that it was all right?

CLINIC: Nope.

CALLER: Okay.

CLINIC: So, you know, you need to probably I would say, you know, look in the phone book and call one of the abortion centers in Akron and, you know, tell them you had a home test and what your situation is and see what they suggest. But I doubt you’re going to be able to do that without parental notification.

CALLER: Oh. Well, say that I wasn’t pregnant. Do you guys have birth control there?

CLINIC: Uh-huh.

CALLER: Would you have to tell anybody about that?

CLINIC: We never — anybody can come and get birth control.

CALLER: Okay. Would it be all right if my boyfriend brings me, because there wouldn’t be any other way to get there?

CLINIC: No, it doesn’t make any difference. Yeah.

CALLER: All right.

CLINIC: It doesn’t make any difference. You know, so — you know, I’m not sure what your next step is to be, but, you know, you definitely, I would run another home pregnancy test and see if it’s positive. Then if it is, you know, start making some phone calls.

CALLER: Okay.

CLINIC: Okay?

CALLER: But if I was on birth control and you wouldn’t have to like report my boyfriend or anything?

CLINIC: You don’t have to tell us that.

CALLER: Oh, okay.

CLINIC: You know what I’m saying?

CALLER: Yeah.

CLINIC: Uh-huh.

CALLER: All right.

CLINIC: Okay?

CALLER: All right.

CLINIC: All righty. Good luck.

CALLER: Bye.

CLINIC: Bye bye.

(phone clicks)

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#243 – Planned Parenthood in Canton, OH

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PLANNED PARENTHOOD
2663 CLEVELAND AVE NW
CANTON, OH 44709-3393
330-456-7191

TAPE – 243

(dialing sound) (ringing 2X)

CLINIC: Planned Parenthood. May I help you?

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

CLINIC: No, we don’t. We have a couple names of clinics in Akron that does those.

CALLER: Okay.

CLINIC: I could give you the name and number.

CALLER: All right.

CLINIC: Okay, it’s Akron Women’s Medical Group, and it’s 1-800-428-2673.

CALLER: Okay.

CLINIC: And the other Akron Women’s Med Center is 1-800-362-9150.

CALLER: Okay. Well, do you know if they would have to tell my parents? Like my friend told me that since I’ll be 14 in March that they have to tell my parents. But like my boyfriend’s 22. Could he just sign whatever it is?

CLINIC: No, because he is not your legal guardian, so it would have to be parents.

CALLER: Is there any way not to tell them, because if they found out they would be furious.

CLINIC: No. There is a way to get, go, get a judicial bypass, and I’m not quite sure on the procedure of that.

CALLER: What is that?

CLINIC: You’d have to go before a judge and prove that you were competent to take care of yourself and that you know what you’re doing. I’m not quite sure what it all involves.

CALLER: Do they ever say no?

CLINIC: Yeah, they do.

CALLER: Well, what would I do then?

CLINIC: Well, there really isn’t anything you could do, you know, aside from having a baby and either giving it up for adoption or keep it, you know. There isn’t anything you can do.

CALLER: Well, is it okay to come in to there and get a pregnancy test?

CLINIC: Yes.

CALLER: Would you guys have to tell anybody that I was getting a pregnancy test?

CLINIC: No. No. Everything we do here is confidential, so no one would know unless you release, you know, wanted to release that information.

CALLER: Okay. Well, is it okay if my boyfriend brings me because I wouldn’t know how else to get there.

CLINIC: Yes. We’d have to schedule an appointment. You’ve never been here before?

CALLER: No.

CLINIC: Okay.

CALLER: Would you guys have to say anything about him to anyone?

CLINIC: No. No. Nothing is released here, you know, without your permission.

CALLER: Okay. I’m just worried that my parents will find out, so.

CLINIC: Okay. Let me get your information — your last name?

CALLER: It’s Smith. But you’re sure nobody has to find out at all about anything?

CLINIC: Yeah. Everything is kept confidential here.

CALLER: Okay.

CLINIC: The only way they would know is if they see you come in here or someone you know would see you, you know, and tell them, but otherwise they wouldn’t know from any of us here because it jeopardizes our job if anyone would ever know from any of us.

CALLER: Okay.

CLINIC: So that’s pretty sure. (laughs) I’m not about to risk my job for someone. I’m sorry. (laughs) Okay. And your first name?

CALLER: Christine.

CLINIC: With a C or a K?

CALLER: A C-H.

CLINIC: And your birth date?

CALLER: It’s March 19, 1988.

CLINIC: And your address?

CALLER: Do I have to tell you that?

CLINIC: Well, we need an address. At some time. You can tell when you come in here, but they will need an address.

CALLER: Okay.

CLINIC: We don’t mail anything to the house. I’ll put it on here –

CALLER: Could I give you like the address of a friend?

CLINIC: When you come — well, yes, you can give it and then let them know when you come in that it’s a friend.

CALLER: Okay.

CLINIC: Okay? And the address then?

CALLER: Well, I don’t know it. I’d have to get it. But is it okay if I call you back?

CLINIC: Yeah, you can do that.

CALLER: Okay. Well, what was your name?

CLINIC: This is Jean.

CALLER: Okay.

CLINIC: Okay.

CALLER: Thanks.

CLINIC: Uh-huh.

CALLER: Bye.

(phone clicks)

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#244 – North Central Ohio Planned Parenthood in Mansfield, OH

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NORTH CENTRAL OHIO PLANNED PARENTHOOD
35 PARK ST N # 275
MANSFIELD, OH 44902-1762
419-525-3075

TAPE – 244

(dialing sound) (ringing 1X)

RECORDING: Thank you for calling Planned Parenthood of North Central Ohio, your quality healthcare provider in Wayne, Richland, Crawford and Ashland County. You have reached the Mansfield Clinic. Thank you for calling Planned Parenthood. To make an appointment, press 5. If you are trying to reach the administrative offices, please hang up and dial 525-3080. If you received a letter regarding test results, press 1, then 266. If you know your party’s extension, press 1 and the number. For an agency directory, press 3. Press zero for further assistance. (dial sound) Planned Parenthood provides services on a sliding fee scale. Please provide income verification, a check stub from each member of the household at the time of your appointment. All other patients will be charged normal fees. Payment is expected at the time of your service. Please present any insurance cards at the time of your appointment. If you have a Medicaid card you must present the current month card at the time of your appointment. You will now be routed to the next available receptionist.

Thank you. One moment, please. (music) Your call is very important to us. Please hold for our next available receptionist. If you are a Galion patient your call has been forwarded to our Mansfield office. (beep, beep)

CLINIC: Deanne (sp) speaking. May I help you?

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

CLINIC: No, we don’t.

CALLER: Do you know of anyone that does?

CLINIC: Um-hum. They’re in Cleveland, Akron and Columbus.

CALLER: Okay. Do you have like their number?

CLINIC: Um-hum. Which one did you prefer?

CALLER: The one in Columbus.

CLINIC: 1-800-282-0708, and it’s Northwest Women’s Center.

CALLER: Okay. Well, do you guys do like the pregnancy test there?

CLINIC: Um-hum.

CALLER: Would you have to tell anybody or anything –

CLINIC: No.

CALLER: I’ll be in 14 in March.

CLINIC: No. It’s completely confidential.

CALLER: It’s just my friend told me that you guys have to tell my parents. But is it all right if my boyfriend — like he’s 22. Is it all right if he takes care of everything?

CLINIC: If you’re under 18 you have to have a parent consent.

CALLER: But they can’t find out at all.

CLINIC: Okay, then you won’t be able to have one done. You can have a pregnancy test. But as far as an abortion? If you’re under 18 you have to have a parent consent.

CALLER: So my boyfriend’s not old enough to do that?

CLINIC: Uh-uh, nope, because you’re still legally a minor.

CALLER: Even if he’s 22?

CLINIC: Nope. It don’t matter.

CALLER: Oh. Well, is there any way that my parents don’t have to find out at all?

CLINIC: Uh-uh.

CALLER: I can’t tell them. They would be furious.

CLINIC: You would have to — I’m trying to think. Hold on a minute, okay?

CALLER: Okay.

RECORDING: (music) Please continue to hold. Assistance is just ahead. (music) Thank you for calling. Your call and your business –

CLINIC: Hi. This is Amanda.

CALLER: Hi.

CLINIC: Okay. You’re 14 years old?

CALLER: Uh-huh.

CLINIC: Is what you need to do is call Akron’s Medical Group. Did we give you the number for that?

CALLER: Yeah.

CLINIC: Let me make sure you got the right number here. It’s 1-800-428-3673. And what they’re going to need to do is they’re going to need to get a judicial bypass.

CALLER: Okay. What is that?

CLINIC: A judicial bypass means you’re going to have to go in front of a judge, and you’re going to have to prove to him that you’re in some kind of danger and that you’re competent enough to make this decision.

CALLER: Okay.

CLINIC: This kind of “danger” would be that if your parents found out they’re going to kick you out or they’re going to beat you up or they’re going to hurt you.

CALLER: Oh.

CLINIC: Is what they’ll do is, you’ll make an appointment with Akron, you’ll go up for probably a consultation. He’ll go straight over to the courthouse. Somebody will go with you. They will then take you back and you’ll have the procedure done the same day.

CALLER: Do I have to get like a lawyer or anything?

CLINIC: They can take care of that. You will — I mean, there is a major cost for an abortion. I mean, it’s very expensive.

CALLER: Okay. How much is it?

CLINIC: It depends on how far along you are. You’re talking about probably $600.

CALLER: Oh. Well, my boyfriend said he would take care of it, so.

CLINIC: Okay. How old’s your boyfriend?

CALLER: He’s 22.

CLINIC: That’s another problem you may run into, having him involved with this.

CALLER: Uh-huh.

CLINIC: He’s 22, you’re 14. In the state of Ohio, even if it’s consensual, that’s statutory rape.

CALLER: What do you mean? I don’t understand. Like –

CLINIC: Okay, because you’re 14 years old and he’s 22 years old, in the state of Ohio even though you said it was okay to sleep together, you guys had sex and you agreed to it, the state of Ohio still considers that statutory rape.

CALLER: But what could happen?

CLINIC: He can go to jail.

CALLER: What? Well, what can I do? I don’t understand.

CLINIC: What you need to do is, you need to call Akron Women’s Medical Group.

CALLER: Yeah.

CLINIC: I would probably keep him as far out of this as possible.

CALLER: Just don’t tell them about him, or –

CLINIC: Yes.

CALLER: Okay.

CLINIC: Because if it gets into the court, then they can get him on statutory rape. You’re going to probably have to say you’re not sure who the father is.

CALLER: Okay. So if the judge doesn’t find out about my boyfriend, would he say no?

CLINIC: No. You’re going to have to go prove to him that you’re in some kind of danger and that you’re competent enough to make this decision.

CALLER: Well, so he wouldn’t say no, or you don’t –

CLINIC: I can’t promise you what the judge will say. There’s no way for me to promise you that. In Richland County there’s no way the judge is going to say yes. We know that Ron Spahn (sp) is, he won’t do it. But in Akron they have a pretty good reputation for letting them go through.

CALLER: Oh.

CLINIC: So it would be your best and probably only bet right now.

CALLER: Okay.

CLINIC: Okay?

CALLER: Okay.

CLINIC: So give them a call and see what you can come up with. If you need anything else, you give us a call back.

CALLER: Okay.

CLINIC: Okay?

CALLER: Well, if like I wasn’t pregnant, like do you guys do birth control there?

CLINIC: Yes, we do.

CALLER: Would you have to tell anybody about it?

CLINIC: No, nobody.

CALLER: Would you have to tell anybody about my boyfriend?

CLINIC: Nobody.

CALLER: All right.

CLINIC: Okay?

CALLER: Okay.

CLINIC: Give us a call back if you need us.

CALLER: Okay.

CLINIC: Okay.

CALLER: Thanks.

CLINIC: Bye.

CALLER: Bye.

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#236 – Planned Parenthood in Columbus, OH

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PLANNED PARENTHOOD
3255 E MAIN ST
COLUMBUS, OH 43213-2739
614-222-3531

TAPE – 236

(dialing sound) (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 a 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 and have received a notice to call us or have a non-urgent medical question, press 5. For a listing of health center locations and hours, press 6. To make an appointment or speak to a staff member during office hours, press zero or stay on the line. (dial sound) One moment, please. (music) (ringing 2X)

CLINIC: Planned Parenthood East. This is Barbara. How can I help you?

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

CLINIC: Yes, we do.

CALLER: Well, do you know — like my friend told me that since like I’ll be 14 in March that you guys have to tell my parents Is that true?

CLINIC: No. No, no, no. You can go get a judicial bypass, and we’ll explain that when you come in for your education.

CALLER: Okay.

CLINIC: Do you want to make an appointment, honey?

CALLER: Well, I’d have to talk to my boyfriend and see when he can drive me in.

CLINIC: Okey doke. Well, give us a call because we’re booking into Thursday, and once that’s full you’ll have to wait until next week.

CALLER: Okay. If I came in for a pregnancy test, do you guys do — would you guys have to tell anybody about that?

CLINIC: No, not at all.

CALLER: Okay. Would it be all right if my boyfriend brings me?

CLINIC: Yes, it is.

CALLER: Okay. Would he have to sign anything or anything –

CLINIC: No.

CALLER: Because he said he was –

CLINIC: But you will have to fill out paperwork.

CALLER: Okay.

CLINIC: You will. As a patient here. But everything is confidential.

CALLER: So like, is it okay — like, like if my parents had to sign anything, could my boyfriend do it because he’s like 22.

CLINIC: No. Absolutely not.

CALLER: Really?

CLINIC: No. And being 14 years old, why are you with a 22-year-old man?

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

CLINIC: Okay, honey. He can bring you in.

CALLER: Um-hum.

CLINIC: But in order to get parental consent you don’t have to do that. We can get you a judicial bypass.

CALLER: Okay.

CLINIC: But you will have to go in front of a judge and explain the situation.

CALLER: Oh. What if he says no?

CLINIC: Then you’re going to have to go to your parents. Being 14 years old, that’s up to the judge.

CALLER: Oh. But there’s no way that I can tell my parents. I would get –

CLINIC: Well, you need to tell the judge that, honey.

CALLER: Okay.

CLINIC: There’s nothing I can do about that.

CALLER: Okay.

CLINIC: Okay?

CALLER: Well, do you guys have to tell my parents about my boyfriend or anything?

CLINIC: No. I just was very thrown off by that. His age is 22 and you’re 14.

CALLER: Oh. Well, what do you mean?

CLINIC: It just surprised me.

CALLER: Oh. All right. Is that bad or anything?

CLINIC: No, that’s up to you, honey. That’s your business. (laughs

CALLER: Okay.

CLINIC: Okay?

CALLER: Well, like if I came in and had a pregnancy test there, do you guys have birth control?

CLINIC: Yes.

CALLER: Would you have to tell anybody that I was on birth control?

CLINIC: No, ma’am. Everything here is confidential.

CALLER: Okay.

CLINIC: Okay?

CALLER: Okay.

CLINIC: Thank you.

CALLER: Thanks.

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#237 – Planned Parenthood in Toledo, OH

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PLANNED PARENTHOOD
1301 JEFFERSON AVE
TOLEDO, OH 43624-1850
419-255-1115

TAPE – 237

(dialing sound) (ringing 2X)

CLINIC: Planned Parenthood. This is Darcy.

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

CLINIC: No, we don’t.

CALLER: Do you know of any place that might?

CLINIC: Center for Choice and Toledo Medical Services. Would you like their phone numbers?

CALLER: Yeah.

CLINIC: Center for Choice is 255-7769.

CALLER: Okay.

CLINIC: And Toledo Medical Services is 407-4800.

CALLER: Okay. Well, do you know if they have to say anything to my parents? Because like my friend told me that — like I’ll be 14 in March, and she said that you guys would have to tell my parents. But my boyfriend’s 22 –

CLINIC: There is a process that you can go through that, where you don’t need parental consent, but they would be able to tell you what that is. It’s called judicial bypass.

CALLER: Yeah?

CLINIC: But I’m not sure what it entails. But they could tell you there.

CALLER: Oh, okay.

CLINIC: Okay?

CALLER: Is it okay if my boyfriend like signs for me, because he’s 22.

CLINIC: No.

CALLER: No?

CLINIC: Nope.

CALLER: Oh, okay. Just like the judge or whatever?

CLINIC: Yeah. The judge has to give you permission.

CALLER: Okay. Do you know if he ever says no or anything?

CLINIC: I don’t know anything about it since we don’t do that here, hon.

CALLER: Oh, all right.

CLINIC: Ask one of the clinics. They’ll know.

CALLER: Do you do pregnancy tests there?

CLINIC: Yes, we do.

CALLER: Is it all right if my boyfriend brings me because that’s the only way I’d get there?

CLINIC: Have you had a pregnancy test yet?

CALLER: Well, I took a home pregnancy test, but I don’t — over the weekend. But I don’t know if it, if I did it right.

CLINIC: Was it positive?

CALLER: Yeah.

CLINIC: Okay. If it was positive, it’s right. You’re not going to get a false positive.

CALLER: Oh, okay.

CLINIC: So instead of wasting your money and time, you should probably just call Center for Choice first because they can also follow up and make sure. They’re going to do an ultrasound and make sure you’re pregnant anyway.

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

CLINIC: Yeah. You should probably call one of the clinics first because the earlier you get things done, the cheaper it is and the less risky it is. So you don’t want to waste any time.

CALLER: Okay.

CLINIC: Okay?

CALLER: Well, do you guys do birth control there?

CLINIC: Yes, we do.

CALLER: Okay.

CLINIC: After you have your procedure it’s recommended that you come in within a week so we can get you started.

CALLER: Okay. Well, would you guys have to tell anybody –

CLINIC: No.

CALLER: — if I’m on birth control?

CLINIC: No. You can come in by yourself. We don’t need parental consent.

CALLER: And you wouldn’t have to tell anybody about my boyfriend or anything?

CLINIC: Nope.

CALLER: Okay.

CLINIC: All right.

CALLER: Thanks.

CLINIC: Thanks. Bye bye.

CALLER: Bye.

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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.

(phone clicks)

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#239 – Planned Parenthood in Medina, OH

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PLANNED PARENTHOOD
2747 MEDINA RD
MEDINA, OH 44256-8284
330-723-1300

TAPE – 239

(dialing sound) (ringing 2X)

CLINIC: Planned Parenthood. Christine speaking.

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

CLINIC: No, we do not.

CALLER: You don’t? Do you know of anyone that does?

CLINIC: No, I don’t.

CALLER: Oh. Okay. Well, do you guys do pregnancy tests there?

CLINIC: Yes, we do.

CALLER: Oh, okay. Do you have to be a specific age for that? Like I’ll be 14 in March.

CLINIC: No, you don’t. The cost is $8.00 for them.

CALLER: Is it okay if my boyfriend brings me because like that’s the only way I would be able to get there.

CLINIC: That’s, you know, up to you.

CALLER: Okay.

CLINIC: Depending upon what your — your transportation.

CALLER: Okay. Well, does anybody have to tell my parents that I’m there?

CLINIC: Do you mean, are we?

CALLER: Right?

CLINIC: Every — all your examinations and all of your — everything that we do is confidential. So if you needed a pregnancy test then you can come in and have a test done.

CALLER: Okay. Would it be all right if my boyfriend comes with me?

CLINIC: That’s up to you.

CALLER: Oh, because like he — like you guys wouldn’t have to tell my parents? It’s just, if my parents found out they would be really mad because they don’t like him. They think he’s too old for me, but he’s only 22, so I don’t understand. But. They just can’t find out.

CLINIC: Okay. That’s — you know. That’s your choice.

CALLER: All right.

CLINIC: Okay?

CALLER: Well, after the pregnancy test could I get birth control there if it was like negative?

CLINIC: Hold on one second, okay?

CALLER: All right.

CLINIC: (pause)

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