Listen to the Call:
2405 AVENUE I # C
HUNTSVILLE, TX 77340-5831
TAPE – 444
(dialing sounds) (ringing 2X)
CLINIC: Thank you for calling Planned Parenthood. This is Leslie. Can I help you?
CALLER: Hi. Yeah. I was wondering if you guys do abortions there?
CLINIC: No, ma’am, we don’t provide that service at this particular clinic, but we do at our Bryan Clinic and our Fannon Clinic.
CALLER: Okay. Well, do you have the numbers for those?
CLINIC: Uh-huh. The number to — which one do you want first?
CALLER: The Bryan one.
CLINIC: Okay. It’s 979-846-1744.
CALLER: All right. Well, do you know — like if — I’m just worried because like 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 sign whatever it is and they wouldn’t have to tell anybody?
CLINIC: You’re going to have to talk to them about that. I’m not sure of their exact procedure.
CALLER: Oh. Well, could I come in there for like a pregnancy test?
CLINIC: Uh-huh. Can you hold for one second?
CLINIC: (pause) Ma’am?
CLINIC: Okay. I can’t get you in today. I won’t be able to get you in until Wednesday.
CALLER: Oh, okay. Well, would you have to tell my parents that I was there for a pregnancy test though?
CLINIC: No. Everything’s completely confidential here.
CALLER: Oh, okay. But –
CLINIC: But they are $25.
CALLER: Oh. Well, my boyfriend said that he would pay for it. IS that all right if he’s here with me and takes care of everything?
CLINIC: Oh. Yes, that’s fine. We just can’t get you in until Wednesday.
CALLER: Okay. But would he have to sign for anything?
CALLER: It’s just, we were talking about everything, and we decided that we didn’t want anybody to know about us. So.
CLINIC: Okay. No, that’s, that’s fine.
CALLER: Okay. So nobody would have to know until like I had an abortion or anything?
CLINIC: Right. I mean, you sign the consent yourself.
CALLER: Oh, okay. Well, if the pregnancy test was — like if it said that I wasn’t pregnant, do you guys have birth control there?
CALLER: Well, would it be all right, like if my boyfriend was there with me for that too?
CLINIC: If you want him to be there, that’s fine.
CALLER: Oh, okay. But would you have to tell anybody that I was on birth control though?
CLINIC: No. We don’t have to share that with anybody.
CALLER: Okay. I’m just really worried that my parents just can’t find out at all. Like if they knew that we were having sex I don’t know what they would do. So I’m just really worried about it. But –
CLINIC: Well, if you call the Bryan clinic they can give you more information on the ABs than we can.
CALLER: Oh, okay. Well, how much does it cost for birth control?
CLINIC: If you’re a student it’s $15, but for you it would just — if you’re 14 then there’s no charge.
CALLER: Oh, okay.
CLINIC: All right.
CLINIC: Bye bye.
*** THE END ***