Listen to the Call:
521 N VANDEMARK RD
SIDEY, OH 45365-2454
TAPE – 255
(dialing sounds) (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.
CALLER: Do you know of any place that does?
CLINIC: Yeah. The Women’s Centers in Dayton, Cincinnati, and Columbus. Do you need a number?
CLINIC: Okay. I’ll look it up for you. The one in Dayton is 1-800-672-6810.
CALLER: Well, is it okay if I ask you a quick question?
CALLER: Well, it’s just, my friend told me that my parents have to sign for it, but my boyfriend’s 22. Is he old enough to take care of that?
CLINIC: Nope. How old are you?
CALLER: I’ll be 14 in March.
CLINIC: Oh, no. You’ve got to have parental consent.
CALLER: But they can’t find out at all because — well, they can’t find out. They don’t know we’re having sex. And they would be furious.
CLINIC: I know, but that’s a surgical procedure, so they’re going to — what you’ll need to do is call the termination clinic and they’ll give you some counseling on what you need to do and how to go through that. But at this point –
CALLER: If I go there, would they have to tell my parents?
CLINIC: Yeah. Because they have to have parental consent for that type of procedure.
CALLER: But is there any way not — like, like — my friend had a lawyer one time when she, she told me that –
CLINIC: That’s if you can prove that they’re — that the parents would be abusive to the patient or that there would be a major problem going on there.
CALLER: Well, would I be able to do that at all?
CLINIC: Well, you need to talk to that clinic in regards to that. But do you know that, at your age at 14, the age of your partner, that that’s an offense?
CALLER: What do you mean?
CLINIC: That’s illegal.
CALLER: What could happen to him?
CLINIC: That’s considered rape.
CALLER: But we’re in love. We’re going to get married. There’s — I don’t understand.
CLINIC: Right. It’s against the law. That age span that’s there. So they may question that.
CALLER: Well, what could happen to him?
CLINIC: He would probably he would have charges against him with the police.
CALLER: With the police?
CALLER: Well, what would — what could I do?
CLINIC: Well, probably what you need to do first is you need to call the Women’s Center and they will be very confidential, and talk to them as far as the procedure.
CALLER: Well, are they going to tell anybody about him?
CLINIC: Yeah. The law states that they would have to report it, yes.
CALLER: But I can’t — they can’t say anything. I mean, well, he can’t get in trouble. What do you mean?
CLINIC: Well, that’s against the law.
CALLER: But –
CLINIC: For a 14-year-old to have sex with a 21-year-old.
CALLER: Well, what can I do? I mean — I don’t know what to do.
CLINIC: Well, you need to go in and get some counseling, hon. What you need to do is call them and go and get some counseling.
CALLER: But if I go in there they’re going to send my boyfriend to jail?
CLINIC: Well, they’re going to counsel you and let you know what needs to be done.
CALLER: Well, I don’t want to go in and not have a boyfriend anymore.
CLINIC: Well, do you want to continue the pregnancy?
CALLER: Well, no.
CLINIC: And eventually someone’s going to find out about the partner and the age.
CALLER: Well, my parents know him. They just really don’t like him.
CLINIC: Well, you need to get some counseling, so you probably need to call them and get in and get scheduled.
CALLER: Well, is it all right if I come into there and get a pregnancy test because it’s — like my friend told me to go to you guys.
CLINIC: You haven’t even had a pregnancy test done yet to prove that it’s a positive pregnancy?
CALLER: Well, no. I took a home pregnancy test over the weekend.
CALLER: But I didn’t know if I did it right.
CLINIC: Okay. What you would need to do is bring in a first-morning urine specimen in a container.
CLINIC: And it’s $12 for a pregnancy test.
CALLER: Would you guys have to tell anybody about my boyfriend if I came in there?
CALLER: Okay. Well, um, (sigh) okay. Well, would you have to have to tell anybody that I was there?
CALLER: Yeah? Okay.
CALLER: Well, if the pregnancy test was negative would you have to tell anybody?
CLINIC: Yeah, still I would. We’d have to report it.
CALLER: Okay. Well, is it okay if I call you back?
CALLER: What was your name?
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