Listen to the Call:
313 E. 1ST ST.
ALICE, TX 78332-4836
TAPE – 462
(dialing sounds) (ringing 1X)
CLINIC: Planned Parenthood. This is Ursi. Can I help you?
CALLER: Hi. Yeah. I was wondering if you guys do abortions there?
CLINIC: No, we don’t. In San Antonio we do.
CALLER: Do you have that number?
CLINIC: Yes. It’s 210-736-8262.
CALLER: Well do you know — like I’m just worried about everything because like, well I’m going to be 14 in March. And my friend told me that they would have to tell my parents. But my boyfriend’s 22. Could he just take care of everything and they wouldn’t have to tell anybody?
CLINIC: Let me ask, okay? Hold on. So how old are you right now?
CALLER: I’ll be 14 in — well, I’m 13 right now but I’ll be 14 in March.
CLINIC: Okay, hold on. (pause) Ma’am.
CLINIC: Okay. Since you are 13 and you are pregnant they would have to report it to the cops unless you wait until you’re 14 unless you want to go to Dr. Akino. I don’t know how their standards are.
CLINIC: Hold on. Okay? I don’t know what their standards are, but you might want to call them. That’s in Corpus. But Planned Parenthood will have to report you to the cops.
CALLER: What would happen?
CLINIC: Well, they would go, they’ll just check up on you.
CLINIC: They’ll just follow up.
CALLER: I’m not real sure if I’m pregnant yet. I just am worried because like I haven’t had my period since like December 21st. So, well, could I come in there for like a pregnancy test to see?
CLINIC: Yeah. You can come in here for a pregnancy test.
CALLER: But would you have to tell anybody that I was there for that?
CLINIC: Well, if it’s positive we would have to report it.
CALLER: Oh. Well, what could happen?
CLINIC: Nothing. Just the cops would follow up with the –
CALLER: Well, would they tell my parents?
CLINIC: More than likely.
CALLER: But they can’t tell my parents. I mean, if my parents found out I don’t know what would happen.
CLINIC: You see, that’s their procedure.
CLINIC: That’s what they do.
CALLER: Well, could I go to jail?
CLINIC: No, I don’t think you would go to jail.
CLINIC: I think they would notify your parents and let them know, just in case.
CALLER: Me and my boyfriend have been talking about this and everything, but he would be the only one — like he said he was going to pay for everything, but he would be the only one that I could, that could bring me in. Would he get in trouble or anything?
CLINIC: Let me ask. Okay? Let me ask on that. Okay? Hold on. Okay?
CALLER: All right.
CLINIC: (pause) Ma’am.
CLINIC: Okay, the only way that your boyfriend will get in trouble if when they tell your parents if your parents press charges against him for statutory rape.
CALLER: Oh. But he’s not raping me. I mean, we’re in love. We’re going to get married.
CLINIC: That’s not what it means, that he’s not raping you. Statutory rape is when he’s not a minor. You’re a minor. And that’s when he’s way older than you. Because he’s, what, like 8 years older than you, 9 years older than you.
CALLER: Oh. Well, could he bring me in for the pregnancy test though and not get in trouble?
CLINIC: Yeah. The only thing is that if we report it is that, you know, it depends on what your parents do. All we do is report it and the cops just follow up and report to your parents.
CALLER: Well, are you going to report him?
CLINIC: Report him on pregnancy tests? I think we have to. Yeah. And I don’t know if anybody else does that, but I know it’s a new law that we have.
CALLER: Well, what can I do then?
CLINIC: Buy one at ATB to find out for sure.
CALLER: Are they usually right?
CLINIC: Like the EPT, those are real good.
CLINIC: Yeah. Those are good.
CALLER: Well, if it turned out that I wasn’t pregnant, could I come in and get birth control there?
CLINIC: Yes. Yes, you can.
CALLER: But would you guys have to tell about that?
CLINIC: No. No.
CALLER: Not to anybody?
CLINIC: No. Only you.
CALLER: All right. Well, the only thing is, like I’m not old enough to drive. Would my boyfriend be able to pick up the pills?
CLINIC: Yeah, you could put him on your list.
CALLER: Oh, okay.
CLINIC: And he can come pick them up when you do make an appointment.
CLINIC: You’ll become a patient here.
CALLER: But you wouldn’t have to report him if he was picking them up?
CLINIC: Um-um. No. No. Only on the positive pregnancy test we do because you’re a minor and he’s way older than — he’s older than 17.
CALLER: Oh, okay.
CALLER: All right.
CLINIC: Bye bye.
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