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#473 – Planned Parenthood in Amarillo, TX

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PLANNED PARENTHOOD
1501 S. TAYLOR ST.
AMARILLO, TX 79101-4307
806-372-8731

TAPE – 473

(dialing sound) (ringing 1X)

CLINIC: (recording) Welcome to Planned Parenthood. If you know your party’s extension you may enter it at any time. (dial sound)

Please hold while I transfer you to the operator. (music) (ringing)

Good morning. Planned Parenthood. May 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 anybody that does?

CLINIC: You would have to come in and get some pamphlets, and we can do counselling if you like. I’m not allowed to give that information over the phone.

CALLER: Oh, okay.

CLINIC: Okay.

CALLER: Well, what time are you guys open?

CLINIC: You can come in any time. We just ask that you be here before 4:30 today.

CALLER: Oh, okay.

CLINIC: No, 6:30 today. Today is Tuesday. I’m sorry. Okay?

CALLER: Well, do you know — I’m just really worried because like — well, I’m going to be 14 in March, and my friend said that they would have to tell my parents. But my boyfriend’s 22. Is he old enough to take care of it and they wouldn’t have to tell anybody?

CLINIC: I really don’t know. You would have to come in. I’m not really allowed to give that information over the phone.

CALLER: Oh, okay.

CLINIC: Okay?

CALLER: Well, would you guys have to tell my parents if I came in though?

CLINIC: No. No. You can just come in.

CALLER: Oh, really?

CLINIC: Okay?

CALLER: Well, is it all right if my boyfriend is there with me?

CLINIC: Um-hum.

CALLER: Because I don’t have any other way to get there.

CLINIC: That’s fine. That’s fine.

CALLER: Okay.

CLINIC: Okay?

CALLER: Do you guys do pregnancy tests there though?

CLINIC: Um-hum. We do pregnancy tests here also. All right?

CALLER: Well, how much do those cost?

CLINIC: Oh, they’re free, and we do those on a walk-in basis also.

CALLER: Okay. Well, do you know like if the pregnancy test came out that I wasn’t pregnant if I could get birth control?

CLINIC: Yeah. You could, we also have the HOPES program that we call. You can get up to three cycles of pills without an exam. How old are you, you said?

CALLER: I’ll be 14 in March.

CLINIC: Yeah, okay. We can, they can also do that today if your test came out to be negative. You would have to talk to the nurse and see. It’s just really up to her.

CALLER: Well, would you have to tell anybody that I was on birth control though?

CLINIC: No. Everything’s confidential.

CALLER: Okay. It’s just, me and my boyfriend were talking about all this, and we don’t want anyone to –

CLINIC: Yeah. Everything’s confidential. I mean, you don’t have to bring a parent in or anything for you to come in here.

CALLER: Oh, okay.

CLINIC: Okay?

CALLER: Okay, so if I had a positive test would you have to tell anybody?

CLINIC: No. Everything’s confidential.

CALLER: Okay.

CLINIC: You would just get referred out to Medicaid if you’re wanting to keep the baby and then for that you’d just have to come in for counseling and stuff. Okay?

CALLER: Oh. Well, it’s just my friend told me that you would have to tell if I had a positive pregnancy test.

CLINIC: No. No. No. We don’t have to tell. Okay? Do you have any more questions?

CALLER: Well, if I do could I call and talk to you? What was your name?

CLINIC: My name is Martha.

CALLER: Okay.

CLINIC: Okay?

CALLER: Okay, thanks.

CLINIC: Okay. You’re welcome. Bye.

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