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#484 – Planned Parenthood in Midland, TX

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PLANNED PARENTHOOD
307 E. TEXAS AVE.
MIDLAND, TX 79701-5365
915-570-5184

TAPE – 484

(dialing sounds) (ringing 1X)

CLINIC: Good morning, Planned Parenthood.

CALLER: Hi. Yeah. I was wondering if you guys do abortions there?

CLINIC: Yes, we do.

CALLER: Oh. Well, how much does that cost?

CLINIC: When was your last period?

CALLER: December 21st.

CLINIC: It will be $375 up to 13 weeks, and then from 13 to 15 it’s $525.

CALLER: Okay. Well, do you know — like I’m just really worried because like my friend told me that since like I’m going to be 14 in March that you guys would have to tell my parents I’m getting an abortion. But my boyfriend is 22. Could he just sign whatever it is and you wouldn’t have to tell anybody?

CLINIC: No. We still have to notify your parents.

CALLER: Oh. Well, is there any way not to have to tell them? Because they can’t find out at all.

CLINIC: You can do a judicial bypass. But most of the time they’re not granted.

CALLER: Really?

CLINIC: Um-hum.

CALLER: Oh.

CLINIC: You’ll have to get an attorney and you can do it that way.

CALLER: Oh. Well, how much does that cost?

CLINIC: That I’m not too sure how expensive that is.

CALLER: Well, could I come in there and get a — would you guys do a pregnancy test to see if I was pregnant though?

CLINIC: Yeah. We can do that.

CALLER: Okay. It’s just, I’m really scared and I don’t know what to do. So.

CLINIC: Right. I understand, but those are your — I mean –

CALLER: Would you have to tell anybody that I was getting a pregnancy test though?

CLINIC: No, we can do that without telling nobody.

CALLER: Okay. Well, would it be all right like if my boyfriend was there with me because that would be the only way that I could get there?

CLINIC: Yeah, that’s fine.

CALLER: But you wouldn’t have to — we were just talking about all this, and we decided that we didn’t want anyone to know about us. Would you have to ask him anything?

CLINIC: Ask him anything?

CALLER: Yeah.

CLINIC: No.

CALLER: Really? But if he’s paying for everything, would he have to sign anything?

CLINIC: No. Uh-uh.

CALLER: Oh, okay. If it ended up that like I wasn’t pregnant, do you guys do birth control there?

CLINIC: Uh-huh.

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

CLINIC: No.

CALLER: Okay. It’s just, the only thing is like I can’t drive because I’m not old enough. But like could my boyfriend come and pick up like the birth control pills?

CLINIC: I’m sorry. Say that again.

CALLER: Since I can’t drive, would it be all right if my boyfriend picked up like birth control pills?

CLINIC: Your boyfriend?

CALLER: Yeah.

CLINIC: The first two sets you’re going to have to pick up because we’ll have to check your weight and blood pressure to make sure it’s okay. Okay?

CALLER: But after that would it be all right?

CLINIC: It will be all right if he’s on your emergency contact list.

CALLER: Oh, okay.

CLINIC: Okay?

CALLER: Okay. What was your name again?

CLINIC: My name’s Melody.

CALLER: Oh, okay.

CLINIC: Okay?

CALLER: Thanks.

CLINIC: Uh-huh. Bye bye.

(phone clicks)

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#471 – Planned Parenthood in Borger, TX

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PLANNED PARENTHOOD
100 N. MCGEE ST. # 38
BORGER, TX 79007-4016
806-274-2072

TAPE – 471

(dialing sounds) (ringing 1X)

CLINIC: Planned Parenthood. This is Paula.

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: Yeah. If you want to come in sometime today or tomorrow I can give you some brochures, but I mean they’re not with us.

CALLER: Okay. Do you know — 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 I’m getting an abortion. But my boyfriend’s 22. Is he just, is he old enough to take care of that and they wouldn’t have to tell anybody?

CLINIC: I don’t think they would have to tell on you.

CALLER: Really?

CLINIC: Uh-huh.

CALLER: Would they have to tell on him?

CLINIC: I don’t — I wouldn’t mention him.

CALLER: Really?

CLINIC: Yeah.

CALLER: Okay. Well, how come?

CLINIC: Because you’re not old enough.

CALLER: But I’m going to be 14 in March.

CLINIC: Yeah. You’re not 18.

CALLER: Oh.

CLINIC: Legally it’s indecency with a child.

CALLER: Oh. But what do you mean?

CLINIC: I mean, in the laws?

CALLER: Yeah.

CLINIC: I mean, if you have that old of a boyfriend then, I mean, it’s basically like rape.

CALLER: But he’s not raping me. I mean, we’re in love.

CLINIC: I know. I’m just telling you about a law.

CALLER: Well, what could happen?

CLINIC: He could go to jail.

CALLER: He could go to jail?

CLINIC: Yeah.

CALLER: Well, he can’t go to jail.

CLINIC: Yeah, he can.

CALLER: Well, I mean, I need him. I mean, would you guys — if he goes to jail would my — well, what can I do?

CLINIC: Well, there’s nothing you can do. That’s why I say, I wouldn’t mention him if you are consensual.

CALLER: Yeah. Well, would my parents have to know though?

CLINIC: Well, don’t your parents already know you’re dating a 22-year-old?

CALLER: Yeah, but they don’t know we’re having sex. I mean, if they found out we were having sex I don’t know what would happen. They’d be furious.

CLINIC: Well, I’m sure they would.

CALLER: But you guys wouldn’t tell them, would you?

CLINIC: I’m not going to tell nobody nothing.

CALLER: Oh, okay.

CLINIC: Okay? I can’t. I can’t tell. You’re over 14. I can’t tell nobody nothing.

CALLER: Well, I’ll be 14 in March. I’m 13 right now.

CLINIC: Well, I would have to report that.

CALLER: Oh.

CLINIC: Okay? If you’re not 14 yet and you’re pregnant and I gave you a positive pregnancy test and you’re not 14, I will have to report that by law.

CALLER: Oh.

CLINIC: Okay?

CALLER: Okay. Well, so would you like — well, could I come in there and get a test though?

CLINIC: Yeah. You can come in and –

CALLER: I’m just worried because I haven’t had my period since like December 21st, and I’m scared.

CLINIC: Yeah? Well, you are welcome to come in here and take a pregnancy test. But I am telling you if you are 13 years old, not yet 14, and I give you a positive pregnancy test, I will have to report that to the department.

CALLER: Well, what if it’s not positive?

CLINIC: Then I don’t, I’m not obligated to report that.

CALLER: Oh. It’s just, me and my boyfriend were talking about all this and we don’t want to have to go through all this again. So could I get birth control?

CLINIC: Uh-huh.

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

CLINIC: No.

CALLER: Really?

CLINIC: No. If I have a positive pregnancy test or a positive like chlamydia, gonorrhea, I have to report that by law. My hands are tied on that. You know? I mean, if it was your 14th birthday and it was the day after your 14th birthday, or whatever, and you told me you were positive pregnancy test, I won’t have to report that. But if you’re not 14 yet, I have to report that. My hands are tied. There’s no way around that.

CALLER: All right.

CLINIC: Okay? I’m just letting you know what’s ahead if you come in here.

CALLER: Okay. Well, if — so if I wasn’t pregnant and I was on birth control, would my boyfriend be able to pick it up because I can’t drive to come get it.

CLINIC: No. You all have to — he can bring you up here or whatever, but I have to hand the pills to you.

CALLER: Oh, okay.

CLINIC: Okay?

CALLER: Okay. All right. Well, do you know like if there’s anything else I could do? Like would you guys have to tell my parents if the pregnancy test was positive?

CLINIC: It’s going to go beyond that is what I’m telling you. I will have to tell the department of the state. I’d have to basically tell the state police that you’re pregnant.

CALLER: Oh.

CLINIC: Okay? We’re way past your parents if you’re 13 years old and pregnant.

CALLER: Oh. Well, could anything happen to my parents?

CLINIC: I don’t know about that. Your parents will be notified. I know that. They would do an investigation, and your parents would be, you know, notified. Your parents would find out.

CALLER: Well, if I didn’t say anything about my boyfriend, could I come in and you wouldn’t get anybody in trouble?

CLINIC: Well, I can’t bend the law, okay? I cannot bend the law for you or anybody else. If you are 13 years old and pregnant, I have to report that.

CALLER: Oh, okay.

CLINIC: Okay? There’s no way around that.

CALLER: But if I wasn’t’ pregnant you wouldn’t have to tell anybody?

CLINIC: No.

CALLER: Okay.

CLINIC: What I really suggest you do is go get a home pregnancy test and try that first.

CALLER: Are those usually right though?

CLINIC: If you get a good one.

CALLER: What’s a good one?

CLINIC: One of the more expensive ones.

CALLER: Oh, okay.

CLINIC: Don’t get the little cheapie ones. Get the more expensive ones and go from that. If you get a negative, you come in here and you get on birth control immediately.

CALLER: Okay. Well, how much does birth control cost?

CLINIC: For you it won’t cost anything I’m sure.

CALLER: Okay. All right.

CLINIC: But I want you to realize and I want you to understand the law, okay? That if you are less than 14 years old it has to be reported. Okay?

CALLER: Okay.

CLINIC: And I want you to know that.

CALLER: Okay. Thanks.

CLINIC: All right. Bye bye.

(phone clicks)

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#472 – Planned Parenthood in Pampa, TX

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PLANNED PARENTHOOD
408 W. KINGSMILL AVE. # 173 A
PAMPA, TX 79065-6343
806-665-2291

TAPE – 472

(dialing sound) (ringing 2X)

CLINIC: Good morning, Planned Parenthood. This is Gloria. Can 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: We have a pamphlet that gives you the name and numbers of places that do, and you’d have to call and find out on that. But we don’t do them here. I’m sorry.

CALLER: Oh. Well, could I come in and get the pamphlet though?

CLINIC: Um-hum. Have you already got your positive pregnancy test?

CALLER: Well, no. I’m just really worried because I haven’t had my period since like December 21st and I’m scared.

CLINIC: Okay. Yeah. You’d have to come in first and get that pregnancy test. And as soon as we get that pregnancy test we can give you that stuff. Okay?

CALLER: Okay. Well, I’m just worried because like, well I’m going to be 14 in March, and my friend said that you guys would have to tell my parents that I’m there. But my boyfriend’s 22. Could he just sign whatever it is and they wouldn’t have to tell anybody?

CLINIC: Um-um.

CALLER: No?

CLINIC: No. You’re 13 years old.

CALLER: Yeah.

CLINIC: Okay. Yeah, no. You’d have to — and this is one thing. I don’t know. It’s just the law that they have. Anybody who comes in under the age of 14 we have to report it, no matter what.

CALLER: Who do you have to report it to?

CLINIC: That I’d have to speak to my nurse practitioner for sure, but I think it’s someone in Lubbock.

CALLER: Lubbock?

CLINIC: Um-hum.

CALLER: Well, would they have to tell my parents?

CLINIC: I don’t know. That’s a totally different thing from us.

CALLER: But even if I came in there just for a pamphlet would you have to calla them?

CLINIC: No. Not if you just came in for a pamphlet. I mean, I won’t know who you are. I won’t know — you know, your age or anything like that. But if we do a pregnancy test on you and it comes out positive, we’ve got to.

CALLER: Oh. Well, what if it was negative?

CLINIC: If it was negative we wouldn’t have to worry about it, but if you’re really worried about getting pregnant you need to get on birth control.

CALLER: Well, would you have to tell my parents I’m on birth control?

CLINIC: No. No, we wouldn’t have to tell your parents you’re on birth control. Now, let me tell you that the law that, the same law I’m telling you about right now the only thing is if it comes out, if you ever have like a positive test as far as like, let’s see, STD test that comes out positive or something, we have to tell them on that. We have to tell, not your parents, but we have to tell the law on that.

CALLER: Oh. Well, what could happen?

CLINIC: I don’t know. We’ve never had to do it, so I don’t know. I couldn’t honestly tell you.

CALLER: Oh.

CLINIC: But, yeah, if you’re going to want to do that though you need to come in, because if you need to get on birth control you need to do that soon because, I mean, if it comes out negative you need to get on something because you’re really young, and you won’t — I’m going to show you right now it will be hard for you to, you know, have a baby, especially at your age.

CALLER: Well, do you know, like I, it’s just the thing is I can’t drive or anything, but my boyfriend — would my boyfriend be able to pick up the pills if I was on birth control?

CLINIC: No. You’d have to come in and pick those up. Now, you can come in like have someone maybe a friend or something drop you off. And you can come in, just swing by and pick them up. Like I said, you have to get your exam before we can do anything as far as like birth control. Okay? So if you’re going to want to do that you do, like I said, need to come in soon and do that because the sooner that you get it done the less you have to worry about it.

CALLER: Well, would you have to tell anybody about my boyfriend or anything if I came in?

CLINIC: I don’t know. That’s something I’d have to ask the nurse practitioner to make sure, but as far as them being that age and you being under the age of 14 I don’t know. I don’t know.

CALLER: Would it better if I didn’t say anything?

CLINIC: Well, see, I don’t know why not. I don’t — I’m trying to tell you I honestly I don’t know. But as far as that, I mean you can come in and do whatever you got to do. And I don’t know what happens in the exam room. I’ve only been in there like for translating, and I don’t stay in for the exam, so I don’t know what all gets asked.

CALLER: Oh. Well, if I was pregnant would you guys have to tell my parents then?

CLINIC: No. You would tell your parents. But this is what I’m saying though. With you being under the age of 14, it’s the law that we would have to report it to the law. And I don’t know what they do from there.

CALLER: Oh.

CLINIC: Okay?

CALLER: All right.

CLINIC: Well, either come by here or –

CALLER: Well, is there any way of getting around not having to tell my parents?

CLINIC: I mean, here we don’t tell your parents, okay? I’ll tell you right now. We don’t talk to parents at all. But, you know, if they were to come out positive, or whatever, and you know the law does their own thing. I don’t know what they do from here. We don’t tell your parents. I know that for sure because our confidentiality. But I don’t know what the enforcement, law enforcements do. So. Okay?

CALLER: All right.

CLINIC: All righty then. So just give me a call back or come back, come in here and we can do that. Okay?

CALLER: Okay. What was your name again?

CLINIC: It’s Gloria.

CALLER: Okay, thanks.

CLINIC: Uh-huh. Bye bye.

(phone clicks)

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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.

(phone clicks)

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#474 – Planned Parenthood in Abilene, TX

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PLANNED PARENTHOOD
PO BOX 209
ABILENE, TX 79604
915-672-0574

TAPE – 474

(dialing sounds) (ringing 1X)

CLINIC: Planned Parenthood. This is Jason. Can I help you?

CALLER: Hi. Yeah. I was wondering if you guys do abortions there?

CLINIC: No, we do not do those here at this clinic.

CALLER: Really? Do you know of anybody that does?

CLINIC: Dallas or Ft. Worth would be the closest place.

CALLER: Oh, okay. Well, do you know — like well, I’m just really worried because like, well I’m going to be 14 in March, and my friend told me that they would have to tell my parents I’m getting an abortion. But my boyfriend’s 22. Could he just sign whatever it is and they wouldn’t have to tell anybody?

CLINIC: I think you yourself would have to go before an attorney.

CALLER: Well, how much does that cost?

CLINIC: I’m not sure what the cost is on it.

CALLER: Oh. Okay. Well, what would I do with the attorney though?

CLINIC: They just make you sign some papers. It’s just an official red tape process.

CALLER: Okay. But do they always say it’s all right, and they wouldn’t have to tell my parents?

CLINIC: Well, to be honest with you I’m not sure what exactly happens there. You need to contact an attorney.

CALLER: Oh, okay.

CLINIC: And ask them.

CALLER: Well, do you guys do the pregnancy tests there though?

CLINIC: Yes, we will do that for free.

CALLER: Oh, really? But would you have to tell my parents about that?

CLINIC: Oh, no, not with the pregnancy test, no.

CALLER: Oh, okay. Well, but the only thing is, my boyfriend will be the only way I could get there. Would that be all right if he’s there with me?

CLINIC: Yes, of course.

CALLER: Okay. Well, it’s just — I’m wondering because like we were talking about all this, and we didn’t want anyone to know about us, so would you –

CLINIC: Don’t worry.

CALLER: — guys have to ask anything about him?

CLINIC: Well, not about him, no. He’s completely confidential. We’ll have to ask you some questions, but that’s it.

CALLER: Oh, okay. Well, if it ended up that I wasn’t pregnant, could I get birth control there?

CLINIC: Yes, you can.

CALLER: Oh, okay. Well, would you have to tell anybody if I was on birth control though? It’s just I don’t want to have to go through this again.

CLINIC: Actually, I do not know. If you want to come and take a pregnancy test, we can talk about it then though. Okay?

CALLER: All right.

CLINIC: Okay.

CALLER: Well, is there like a counselor or somebody there that –

CLINIC: There will be someone here you can talk to her, a nurse practitioner.

CALLER: Okay. Okay. Well, what was your name again?

CLINIC: Jason.

CALLER: All right. Okay. Thanks.

CLINIC: Bye bye.

CALLER: Bye.

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#475 – Planned Parenthood in Odessa, TX

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PLANNED PARENTHOOD
910 S. GRANT AVE. # B
ODESSA, TX 79761-6316
915-580-7404

TAPE – 475

(dialing sound) (ringing 3X)

CLINIC: Thank you for calling Planned Parenthood. How can I help you?

CALLER: Hi. Yeah. I was wondering if you guys do abortions there?

CLINIC: Not at this clinic, but our Midland Planned Parenthood does.

CALLER: Oh. Well, do you know if — you know that number?

CLINIC: I sure do. It is 570-5184.

CALLER: Okay. Well, do you know — like I’m just really worried because my friend told me — well, I’m going to be 14 in March, and she said that they would have to tell my parents, but my boyfriend’s 22. Could they just have him sign whatever, and they wouldn’t have to tell anybody?

CLINIC: No. And it is parental consent. I mean, not parental consent. It’s just parental notification. But they do have to notify a legal guardian.

CALLER: Oh. Well, is there any way not to tell my parents, because well, it’s just, they can’t find out at all. I mean, if they — it’s just, they hate my boyfriend because — I mean, he’s a great guy. They just hate him because they think he’s too old for me. So they can’t find out at all.

CLINIC: Well, you can go through something called the Judicial Bypass and go before a judge, and you know, and try to — you know, if you explain your case and they think, okay, there’s a good reason for her parents not to know, then it can happen that way. We’ve got some information here on that if you want to come in and pick it up and go that way.

CALLER: Well, do they ever say no?

CLINIC: Yes.

CALLER: Really?

CLINIC: They do. Yeah.

CALLER: Oh. Well, what would I do if they said no?

CLINIC: Then they’d have to notify your parents.

CALLER: Oh. All right. Well, could I come in there for like a pregnancy test though?

CLINIC: Sure.

CALLER: Well, it’s just — I’m just scared because I haven’t had my period since like December 21st, and I don’t know what to do.

CLINIC: Okay. Well, go ahead and come in and take a pregnancy test. You can come in this afternoon from like 1 to 4, and then we’ll do a pregnancy test and we can give you some information.

CALLER: Okay. Well, do you know like the only way I’d be able to get there is if my boyfriend is there with me. Would that be all right?

CLINIC: Yeah. That’s fine.

CALLER: Okay. It’s just we were talking about all this, and we didn’t want anyone to know about us. But would you have to ask him any questions or anything?

CLINIC: No. Uh-uh.

CALLER: All right. Well, if I came in for a pregnancy test would you have to tell anybody that I was there for that?

CLINIC: No. Everything is confidential.

CALLER: Oh, okay. Well, do you know — like if the pregnancy test came out that I wasn’t pregnant would I be able to get birth control?

CLINIC: We could do a physical. We wouldn’t be able to do one today, but we could set you up an appointment for a physical, and we could get you started on birth control.

CALLER: Well, how soon could you like do that?

CLINIC: Well, we don’t have our schedule yet for March, but it would be sometime in March, probably within the next week or two.

CALLER: All right. Well, if I was on birth control would you have to tell anybody?

CLINIC: No. Uh-uh.

CALLER: Okay. It’s just, we don’t want to have to go through all this again. So.

CLINIC: Right. I understand.

CALLER: But do you know, like since I can’t drive yet, would my boyfriend be able to pick up the pills?

CLINIC: No. It would have to be you.

CALLER: Oh, okay. Okay. Well, let me talk to my boyfriend real quick. Can I call you back? What was your name?

CLINIC: Tanya.

CALLER: All right. Okay. Thanks.

CLINIC: Um-hum. Bye.

CALLER: Bye.

(phone clicks)

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#476 – Planned Parenthood in El Paso, TX

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PLANNED PARENTHOOD
2817 E. YANDELL DR.
EL PASO, TX 79903-4026
915-566-6707

TAPE – 476

(dialing sound) (ringing 1X)

CLINIC: Planned Parenthood. This is Regina speaking. Can you please hold?

CALLER: Hi. Yeah. I was wondering if you guys do abortions there?

CLINIC: I’m sorry? No, we don’t.

CALLER: Oh, okay. Well, could i ask somebody some questions then?

CLINIC: Are you a patient here?

CALLER: No.

CLINIC: No, then I cannot transfer you through.

CALLER: Oh. Well, do you know — could I ask you real quick? I’m just really worried.

CLINIC: Okay. As far as abortions, we don’t do abortions here. I really — if you need anything about abortions I can give you a number that you can call.

CALLER: Oh. Well, what is that?

CLINIC: The number is 544-2769.

CALLER: Okay. Well, do you know — like I’m just really worried because like, well my friend said that since like I’m going to be 14 in March 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: I’m not sure, ma’am.

CALLER: Oh. Well, okay. Well, do you know if I could come in there for like a pregnancy test though?

CLINIC: Yeah. But you will have to go and set up an appointment for that. We don’t go by walk-ins.

CALLER: Oh. Well, what time do you guys do appointments?

CLINIC: It just depends on when you would like to come in. Hold on, okay?

CALLER: All right. (long pause)

CLINIC: Thank you for holding. How may I help you?

CALLER: Yeah. I was wondering if I could come in for a pregnancy test and –

CLINIC: When would you like to come in?

CALLER: Tomorrow, I think. What time do you have tomorrow?

CLINIC: What time I have? 8:30 tomorrow morning.

CALLER: Okay. Well, I’d have to call my boyfriend to see, but he’d be the only one that could bring me. Would that be all right if he was there with me?

CLINIC: That’s fine.

CALLER: Really?

CLINIC: Um-hum.

CALLER: But would anybody have to know about us or anything?

CLINIC: No.

CALLER: Oh, really?

CLINIC: Um-um.

CALLER: Okay. Well, if it turned out that I wasn’t pregnant, could I get birth control?

CLINIC: You will have to have an exam done here first.

CALLER: Well, could I get that scheduled tomorrow?

CLINIC: How about 8:40? Is that fine?

CALLER: Okay.

CLINIC: Can I have your name?

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

CLINIC: No, ma’am. May I have your name, please?

CALLER: It’s Christine.

CLINIC: Your last name?

CALLER: Smith.

CLINIC: Date of birth?

CALLER: March 19, 1988.

CLINIC: And day time phone number that we can contact you to confirm an appointment?

CALLER: Well -

CLINIC: Or we just go ahead and confirm it. What you need to do is go ahead and just bring in at least $10 with you. Okay? Also, we ask 24 hours prior to appointment do not have any sexual intercourse, no vaginal creams, no douching, and you cannot be on your period.

CALLER: Okay.

CLINIC: Okay? So then we’ll see you tomorrow at 8:40.

CALLER: But would you have to tell my parents at all about anything?

CLINIC: I’m sorry?

CALLER: Would you have to tell my parents –

CLINIC: No. Everything that we do here is confidential.

CALLER: Everything?

CLINIC: Yes, ma’am.

CALLER: All right.

CLINIC: Okay? Thank you. Bye bye.

CALLER: Bye.

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#445 – Planned Parenthood in Rosenberg, TX

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PLANNED PARENTHOOD
4203 AVENUE H # 7
ROSENBERG, TX 77471-2843
281-342-8408

TAPE – 445

(dialing sounds) (ringing 1X)

CLINIC: Thanks for calling Planned Parenthood. This is Valerie. Can I help you?

CALLER: Hi. Yeah. I was wondering if you guys do abortions there?

CLINIC: Not at this location. The only location with Planned Parenthood would be downtown on Sunnan (sp) Street.

CALLER: Okay. Do you have that number?

CLINIC: Yes. 713-535-2400. Now when you’re going to dial this number you’re going to have options, okay? One of which will be abortion, okay? But be patient because it may take a little while before you get someone on the phone.

CALLER: Oh, okay.

CLINIC: Okay? Don’t hang up on them. They will get on the phone, and they will give you financial and medical information.

CALLER: Okay. Well, do you know — like I’m just worried because 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 –

CLINIC: (unclear)

CALLER: — could he just sign whatever it is?

CLINIC: No. Let me explain to you. If you are 17 and under, okay, the Texas law requests now — it’s been going on for over a year — that one of your parents is informed. It doesn’t mean that they have to agree with it, but they, one of them will have to sign a document stating that they have been informed of your pregnancy and your wish to terminate.

CALLER: Oh. Well, I can’t tell my parents at all. I mean, I don’t know what they would do.

CLINIC: Okay. Now when you’re going to go to downtown for the first counseling, they’re going to give you options. If there’s no way that you can tell your parents, you can go in front of a judge.

CALLER: Really?

CLINIC: Yes. And the judge would tell you, would basically discuss it with you and tell you whether he believes that you’re mature enough to make your own decision.

CALLER: Oh. Well, does he ever say no?

CLINIC: Well, he — yes, it has happened. That’s one thing that you need to discuss with them downtown. That’s all they do, so they will be able to help you out with doing that if you want to.

CALLER: Oh, okay.

CLINIC: Okay? So give them a call. Be patient on the phone. You will get someone on line to give you all the information, give you an appointment as soon as possible.

CALLER: Well, could I come in there for like a pregnancy test though?

CLINIC: With us?

CALLER: Uh-huh.

CLINIC: Yeah, if you want, but –

CALLER: I’m just really worried because I haven’t’ had my period since like December 21st, so I’m scared.

CLINIC: Oh, okay. Do you have any symptoms of pregnancy?

CALLER: Huh?

CLINIC: Do you have any other symptoms like full breasts, fatigue, dizziness?

CALLER: No.

CLINIC: No? Okay. Well, if you want come on in for a pregnancy test, and then if it’s positive we’ll give you the information to go downtown.

CALLER: Okay. Well, if it came out that it wasn’t positive –

CLINIC: Then you can see the nurse and she will start you on birth control to regulate, to, for you to have your period.

CALLER: Would you have to tell anybody that I was on birth control?

CLINIC: Absolutely — no, not for that.

CALLER: Really?

CLINIC: No, it’s completely anonymous.

CALLER: Well, my boyfriend said that he would pay for everything. Would he have to sign anything though?

CLINIC: No. No. We need your information, but we won’t contact you. We won’t write you. Everything is confidential, and for you it will be no more than $20.

CALLER: Okay.

CLINIC: Okay?

CALLER: Well, could I give you like my boyfriend’s cell number though?

CLINIC: Yes, we can, but — one thing that we will need is your address. We will not write to you, but we have to have that information.

CALLER: Oh. Well, could I give you like my boyfriend’s address though?

CLINIC: Yes, you can, if we have to contact you, but we still going to need your information. We’re not going to use them, but that’s the law, we have to have them.

CALLER: Oh.

CLINIC: But we will not write to you, and if we had to contact you we have no problem contacting your boyfriend. We do that all the time with teenagers.

CALLER: Okay. Well, me and my boyfriend were talking about all this, and we decided that we didn’t want anyone to know about us. Would you guys have to say anything? Like do you have to know about him or anything?

CLINIC: No. The only thing is if your tests come back, your pregnancy test comes back negative and you want to start on birth control then we’re going to do a Pap smear and breast exam and we’re going to check for STDs. And usually when the results come back, if the results are negative we don’t contact you. That means that it’s good news. But if the results are, if there’s one result that is positive and you need medication, then we would need a phone number so we could call your boyfriend, and he would tell you to come in to pick up medication. That’s the way we usually do it.

CALLER: All right.

CLINIC: Okay?

CALLER: All right.

CLINIC: And if you want to do that — you want to schedule an appointment for that?

CALLER: Yeah, I guess.

CLINIC: What is your date of birth?

CALLER: It’s March 19, 1988.

CLINIC: Your last name?

CALLER: Smith.

CLINIC: Your first name?

CALLER: Christine.

CLINIC: And phone number where I can get hold of you or your boyfriend’s number if you want or a cell phone.

CALLER: Well, I need to get that number. He just got it, and I don’t know the number yet, so.

CLINIC: Okay, that’s fine. Okay. Okay. Let me check. So it’s going to be no more than $20. Do you want to come in today?

CALLER: What time today?

CLINIC: Because we only do the pregnancy test — if it’s positive we’re not going to do anything else. Let me check. Hold on one second. Bear with me.

CALLER: But you wouldn’t tell anybody if it was a positive test, right?

CLINIC: No. No. It’s completely confidential.

CALLER: Okay.

CLINIC: Okay? No one — we won’t tell anyone. Even if your boyfriend calls and said, you know, is my girlfriend done, all ready to go? I won’t, we won’t be able to say anything. Okay?

CALLER: Oh, okay.

CLINIC: Now, could you come in at 3:00?

CALLER: I’d have to call to see, but I think so.

CLINIC: Okay. Well, I’ll schedule you for 3:00 and give us a call back if you can’t make it. Otherwise we’ll see you at 3:00.

CALLER: Okay.

CLINIC: Okay, Christine?

CALLER: Thanks.

CLINIC: Bye.

CALLER: Bye.

(phone clicks)

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#456 – Planned Parenthood in Austin, TX

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PLANNED PARENTHOOD
2013 WELLS BRANCH PKWY # 108
AUSTIN, TX 78728-6903
512-251-7844

TAPE – 456

(dialing sounds)

CLINIC: Planned Parenthood, Wells Branch.

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: Yeah. Do you have a pencil and paper handy?

CALLER: Yeah.

CLINIC: Okay. First number is 835-6403. Another number, 458-8274. Another number 443-2888.

CALLER: Well, are all of those like in Austin?

CLINIC: Uh-huh. All of them are in Austin.

CALLER: Oh, okay. Well, do you — could I ask you real quick, like I’m just worried 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 sign whatever it is and they wouldn’t have to tell anybody?

CLINIC: No, absolutely not. But call, you know, one of those three providers. And they will give you guidance on how you’re going to have to proceed since you’re only 14.

CALLER: Okay.

CLINIC: Okay? They’ll give you all the information that you need.

CALLER: Well, I’m just worried about all this because like my last period was like December 21st. I don’t know what to do.

CLINIC: You should call today. All right? Call one of those places. They’re just three different providers, all here in Austin. They know all the ins and outs of, you know, what you need to do if you’re under 18. And you need to get the ball started.

CALLER: Well, could I come there for a pregnancy test? It’s just my boyfriend said to call you.

CLINIC: Have you taken a pregnancy test at home?

CALLER: No. I didn’t know that the home ones were any good.

CLINIC: Yeah. They’re very good.

CALLER: Really?

CLINIC: Read the instructions and do the test right, they’re very accurate.

CALLER: Okay.

CLINIC: Okay? If you come here, it’s going to cost you between $20 and $24.

CALLER: Oh. Well, he said he would pay for everything, so.

CLINIC: And the — is it Austin Reproductive Services that does the free pregnancy test? The 458-8274 number, they’ll do a free pregnancy test.

CALLER: Oh, okay.

CLINIC: Okay?

CALLER: Well, if I wasn’t pregnant could I come in there for birth control?

CLINIC: You absolutely better come in here for birth control if you’re not. How about that?

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

CLINIC: No. Nope.

CALLER: Really?

CLINIC: Nope. Nobody but you.

CALLER: Okay. Well, would you guys have to know anything about my boyfriend or anything?

CLINIC: No.

CALLER: It’s just, we were talking about all this and we don’t want anyone to know about us.

CLINIC: Right.

CALLER: Okay.

CLINIC: Right. Yeah. Just, you wouldn’t mention any of that.

CALLER: But is it all right if he comes and picks up the pills? Because I can’t drive yet.

CLINIC: (sighs) You know, that’s probably not a good idea.

CALLER: How come?

CLINIC: Because he’s so old.

CALLER: Oh. Okay.

CLINIC: Okay?

CALLER: All right.

CLINIC: All righty. Well, call one of those numbers. You’ve got more important things to worry about right now. If you’re pregnant you need to, you know, get rolling on this. Okay?

CALLER: Okay.

CLINIC: All righty.

CALLER: All right. You’ve been so nice. What was your name?

CLINIC: Okay. I’m Gerry.

CALLER: Okay. Thanks.

CLINIC: Okay? All right. Bye bye.

CALLER: Bye.

(phone clicks)

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#446 – Planned Parenthood in Stafford, TX

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PLANNED PARENTHOOD
3727 GREENBRIAR DR # 118
STAFFORD, TX 77477-3929
281-494-5757

TAPE – 446

(dialing sounds) (ringing 1X)

CLINIC: Planned Parenthood. This is Aieta (sp). Can you hold, please?

CALLER: Yeah.

CLINIC: Thank you.

Hi. How may I help you?

CALLER: Yeah. I was wondering if you guys do abortions there?

CLINIC: No, not at this location. The only clinic that does that is downtown.

CALLER: Okay. Well, do you have that phone number?

CLINIC: Sure. 713-535-2400.

CALLER: Okay. Well, do you know, like 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.

CLINIC: Yeah.

CALLER: But my boyfriend’s 22. Could he just sign whatever it is and they wouldn’t have to tell anybody?

CLINIC: No. No, you would have to contact surgical services. They have to explain to you the procedure.

CALLER: Okay.

CLINIC: Okay?

CALLER: Well, do you know if there’s any way not to tell my parents?

CLINIC: You have to discuss it with them.

CALLER: Oh. Well, could I come in there for a pregnancy test though?

CLINIC: It’s going to be $25.

CALLER: Okay. I’m just really worried because like I haven’t had my period since like December 21st, and I’m scared.

CLINIC: Um-hum.

CALLER: So. If — like would it be all right if like my boyfriend was there with me though to get the pregnancy test?

CLINIC: We bring you back alone.

CALLER: Oh. Well, he was going to pay for everything. Does he have to sign anything, or anything?

CLINIC: No.

CALLER: Really? All right. But nobody would have to know about him or anything?

CLINIC: No. Um-um.

CALLER: Okay. Well, if it turned out that I wasn’t pregnant after the pregnancy test, could I come in — or could I get birth control the same day?

CLINIC: No. You have to make an appointment.

CALLER: Oh. Well, do you — would you after the appointment though could I get birth control and you wouldn’t have to tell anybody that I was on birth control?

CLINIC: No. You have to just make an appointment.

CALLER: Oh, okay.

CLINIC: Did you want to make an appointment now?

CALLER: Well, yeah, I guess. I just don’t know.

CLINIC: What is your date of birth?

CALLER: It’s March 19, 1988.

CLINIC: And how old are you?

CALLER: I’ll be 14 in March.

CLINIC: So you’re 13.

CALLER: Yeah.

CLINIC: Okay. You do have to realize that it has to be reported that you are sexually active. It has to be reported to CPS because of your age.

CALLER: How come?

CLINIC: Because of your age.

CALLER: Would they — would I get in trouble?

CLINIC: I mean, it has to be reported whether CPS follows up on it, that’s a different situation. But we have to let you know that it is reported.

CALLER: Well, what would they do?

CLINIC: I’m not really sure.

CALLER: Oh. Would they have to tell my parents?

CLINIC: I’m not really sure from there.

CALLER: Oh.

CLINIC: Normally we don’t’ report it unless, if it’s 14 and up. But you’re under 13, 13 and under it has to be reported.

CALLER: Well, could I get in trouble, or could my boyfriend get in trouble?

CLINIC: It’s possible if they find out his age.

CALLER: Really? What could happen?

CLINIC: I mean, I really don’t know. I don’t know the legality about that. I don’t know.

CALLER: Oh. Well, what if the pregnancy test said that I wasn’t pregnant? Would you guys still have to report it?

CLINIC: If you’re having intercourse? Yes. When you come in for the full exam because we would put down that you’re sexually active and you’ve had a pregnancy test.

CALLER: Oh. Okay. So, well, would I be able to go anywhere that they wouldn’t have to report it?

CLINIC: I’m not really sure about any other clinic’s protocol.

CALLER: Oh, okay. Okay.

CLINIC: Okay?

CALLER: All right. So –

CLINIC: Do you want to go ahead and make the appointment?

CALLER: Well, I don’t know. I need to call my boyfriend and see.

CLINIC: Okay.

CALLER: But — okay. Thanks.

CLINIC: Uh-huh.

CALLER: Bye.

CLINIC: Bye bye.

(phone clicks)

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