Listen to the Call:
3821 22ND ST.
LUBBOCK, TX 79410
TAPE – 478
(dialing sound) (ringing 1x)
CLINIC: Planned Parenthood. This is Teresa. Can I help you?
CALLER: Hi. Yeah. I was wondering if you guys do abortions there?
CLINIC: No. Aron’s (sp) Women’s Clinic.
CALLER: Do you have the number for that?
CLINIC: I don’t know. Hold on one moment. (pause)
Okay. It’s in the phone book. I’m not sure of the number.
CALLER: Okay. Well, do you know if — I’m just really worried because like — well my friend told me — like I’m going to be 14 in March. And she said that they would have to tell my parents. But my boyfriend is 22. Is he old enough to take care of it and they wouldn’t have to tell anybody?
CLINIC: No. If you’re under 13, I mean under 14, it needs to be reported.
CALLER: Reported to who?
CLINIC: To the state.
CALLER: Well, what would happen?
CLINIC: He’ll get investigated for child abuse.
CALLER: Well, but he’s not abusing me. I mean, we’re in love. We’re going to get married.
CLINIC: I understand that, but that’s just the law.
CALLER: Well, what should I do? I mean, I don’t want him to get in trouble.
CLINIC: Umm. That’s — I don’t know. Maybe you could just not tell them who. I don’t know. I don’t know what you could do. I mean, that’s the law.
CALLER: Oh, okay.
CLINIC: You know, nothing I could tell you to do really.
CALLER: Well, it’s just I’m really worried about all this because like I haven’t had my period since like December 21st, and I’m scared. So I don’t know what to do.
CLINIC: Yeah. Well, you need to make an appointment there, and then let — they could tell you from there what you need to do because I’m not real familiar with that situation since we don’t do that here.
CALLER: Well, could I come in there for a pregnancy test? It’s just, my friend told me to go to you guys because it was better.
CLINIC: Yeah. You could come here. They’re 8 if they’re negative and 30 if they’re positive because then they do an exam to see how far along you are.
CALLER: Oh, okay. Do you know like if you would have to tell my parents if I was there for that though?
CLINIC: Hold on. Yeah, we have to tell your parents.
CALLER: Oh. Well, would it be better — well, is there any way not to have to tell my parents at all?
CLINIC: I don’t know. Here, we would — I don’t know what other agencies do, but here we would have to. You might want to try the Storks Nest. They do free pregnancy testing there.
CALLER: Oh, okay.
CALLER: What was that again?
CLINIC: The Storks Nest.
CALLER: Where is that?
CLINIC: That’s at Highland.
CALLER: Oh, okay. But if I came in for a pregnancy test you would have to tell my parents?
CALLER: Oh. Okay.
CLINIC: All right?
CALLER: Well, what if I wasn’t pregnant? Could I get birth control and you wouldn’t have to tell my parents?
CLINIC: You’d have to make an appointment here and get a pap smear done to become a patient here.
CALLER: But would you have to tell anybody if I was getting birth control there?
CALLER: Okay. So — well I’m just really worried. I don’t know what to do.
CLINIC: I understand. Well go over there first and see if you are pregnant, and if you’re not then call back and make an appointment here. Okay?
CALLER: Okay. Thanks.
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