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#480 – Planned Parenthood in Corpus Christi, TX

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PLANNED PARENTHOOD
3536 HOLLY RD.
CORPUS CHRISTI, TX 78415-3214
361-855-9107

TAPE – 480

(dialing sounds) (ringing 2X)

CLINIC: Planned Parenthood. This is Pam. 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 any place that does?

CLINIC: Uh-huh. Dr. Akino (sp) does in town here. It’s 888-7972.

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

CLINIC: I don’t think he can. It has to be a relative.

CALLER: Oh.

CLINIC: I believe it has to be your parent actually.

CALLER: Really?

CLINIC: Call them and find out.

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

CLINIC: Have you taken a pregnancy test yet?

CALLER: No.

CLINIC: Well, I would suggest you take one. You know, buy one at the store and take it first before you call Dr. Akino.

CALLER: Oh. Are those usually right though?

CLINIC: Oh, yeah. They’re very accurate. Um-hum.

CALLER: Oh. Well, my friend just told me to come in there because you guys were better to go to, and I would feel better if someone else was doing it.

CLINIC: Okay. Well, you can come in here, and they’re $12.

CALLER: Okay. But would you have to tell anybody that I was there for that though?

CLINIC: No. It’s completely confidential.

CALLER: Okay. Well, do you know — like I would just feel better if my boyfriend was there. Would it be all right if he was there with me?

CLINIC: Sure. Uh-huh.

CALLER: But would you guys have to ask anything about him? Like he would pay for everything he said, but does he have to sign anything? It’s just, we were talking about all of this, and we don’t want anyone to know about us. So.

CLINIC: Um-hum. Why don’t you both come in and then we can discuss it when you get here? Okay?

CALLER: All right.

CLINIC: All right.

CALLER: Well, if it ended up that I wasn’t pregnant –

CLINIC: Uh-huh.

CALLER: — would you guys be able to do birth control?

CLINIC: Well, we can get you an appointment for that one too. Uh-huh.

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

CLINIC: No. Everything is completely confidential.

CALLER: Okay.

CLINIC: All righty.

CALLER: Okay.

CLINIC: Bye bye.

CALLER: Thanks.

(phone clicks)

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#469 – Planned Parenthood in Raymondville, TX

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PLANNED PARENTHOOD
112 S. 1ST ST.
RAYMONDVILLE, TX 78580-2310
956-689-5585

TAPE – 469

(dialing sounds) (ringing 2X)

CLINIC: Planned Parenthood. May I help you?

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

CLINIC: No, ma’am, we don’t. I can give you a number.

CALLER: All right.

CLINIC: 428-6242.

CALLER: Okay. Well, do you know if, um, like I’m just really worried because like, well, I’ll be 14 in March. And my friend told me that they would have to tell my parents.

CLINIC: Right.

CALLER: But my boyfriend’s 22. Is he old enough to take care of that?

CLINIC: I don’t think so. You can call and ask them.

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

CLINIC: Okay. You can come on Wednesday. We’re closed already.

CALLER: Oh, really?

CLINIC: Uh-huh.

CALLER: I’m just really worried because like I haven’t had my period since like December 21st, so I don’t know what to do, and I’m scared.

CLINIC: Right. Well, do you want to try calling them? I think they do — what is your name, ma’am?

CALLER: It’s Christine.

CLINIC: Christine?

CALLER: Smith.

CLINIC: Smith?

CALLER: Yeah.

CLINIC: Christine Smith. Can you come in — do you want to come in on Wednesday morning?

CALLER: Well, what time?

CLINIC: At 8:00.

CALLER: Yeah, I guess. I don’t know. I would have to call my boyfriend to see, but I think so.

CLINIC: Okay. You can come in then if you want to. If it’s positive, you wanted to have an abortion?

CALLER: Um, yeah.

CLINIC: Okay. Well, maybe you can call that office and see if they can see you tomorrow and make other arrangements if you want it done right away.

CALLER: Okay. Well, it’s just –

CLINIC: If not, we can see you here Wednesday morning.

CALLER: Okay. Well, me and my boyfriend were just talking about this, and we don’t want anyone to know about us but –

CLINIC: Everything is confidential here, ma’am.

CALLER: All right. So you guys wouldn’t have to ask anything about him or anything?

CLINIC: Anything about him?

CALLER: Right. Like we just don’t want anyone to know about us, and — but he was going to pay for everything. So does he have to sign anything?

CLINIC: I don’t think that he would. I don’t know if the age problem would be a problem, ma’am.

CALLER: What do you mean?

CLINIC: He’s more than three years older than you.

CALLER: Yeah? Well, is that bad?

CLINIC: Well, I think by law it’s like statutory rape.

CALLER: But he’s not raping me.

CLINIC: Right.

CALLER: I mean, we’re in love. We’re going to get married.

CLINIC: Statutory rape does not mean that you were forced. It just means that you’re sex with a minor.

CALLER: Well, what could happen?

CLINIC: Without parental consent. I don’t know the law very well, so I don’t know what could happen there. But I know that these people would be able to give you more information on that.

CALLER: Oh, okay.

CLINIC: Okay?

CALLER: Well, so what should I do then? Just — I mean, I don’t know what to do. I’m scared.

CLINIC: Right. Do you want to have a baby?

CALLER: No.

CLINIC: (sighs) Well, I know you would need parental consent to get an abortion. Your boyfriend would not be good enough. You need –

CALLER: Oh, but I can’t tell my parents at all.

CLINIC: The legally I don’t think they’ll do an abortion, ma’am. Like I’m telling you, they would be able to give you more information. They are the ones that perform it.

CALLER: Oh. But if the pregnancy test came out that I wasn’t pregnant, could I get birth control there?

CLINIC: Yes, ma’am. We can help you. You don’t need parental consent for that.

CALLER: Really?

CLINIC: Yes.

CALLER: Well –

CLINIC: But if you’re not pregnant, ma’am, you need to make sure you go get on some condoms or something to be using.

CALLER: Oh, okay.

CLINIC: Just because you’re not pregnant right now doesn’t mean you can’t get pregnant.

CALLER: Yeah.

CLINIC: Okay?

CALLER: Well, would it be all right — like I can’t drive yet. But my, would it be all right if my boyfriend picked up like the birth control though?

CLINIC: The birth control pills? No. You have to come in for an exam.

CALLER: Oh. Well, after that? Could he pick up like the pills or whatever?

CLINIC: I’m sure when you come in we can make some kind of arrangements.

CALLER: Oh, okay.

CLINIC: Okay?

CALLER: All right.

CLINIC: Okay, ma’am.

CALLER: You’ve been so helpful. Thanks. What was your name?

CLINIC: My name is Eliza. If you want to, ma’am, you can come here Wednesday morning.

CALLER: All right.

CLINIC: And we can go ahead and take care of the pregnancy test, or like I said you can call that number. I know an abortion’s going to cost you a pretty penny, and –

CALLER: Okay. How much?

CLINIC: I’m thinking about $350 and up.

CALLER: Oh, okay.

CLINIC: You can call that number. They know more about all the legal procedures.

CALLER: Okay.

CLINIC: And I think there might be a way for you to go around telling your parents but you would have to go through a judge.

CALLER: Oh, really?

CLINIC: So — yes.

CALLER: Do I need a lawyer for that or anything?

CLINIC: I don’t think you do.

CALLER: Really?

CLINIC: Uh-huh. Like I said, they would be able to give you more information on that.

CALLER: Oh, okay.

CLINIC: But feel free to come on by or send him to get some condoms for you on Wednesday if you don’t come in for a pregnancy test.

CALLER: Okay.

CLINIC: Okay?

CALLER: So could he just come in and get –

CLINIC: Yeah, he can come in. It’s going to cost him $2 a dozen.

CALLER: Oh, okay.

CLINIC: Okay?

CALLER: All right. Thanks.

CLINIC: Uh-huh. You’re welcome, ma’am.

CALLER: Bye.

CLINIC: Bye.

(phone clicks)

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#481 – Planned Parenthood in Corpus Christi, TX

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PLANNED PARENTHOOD
4410 DILLION LN. # 1
CORPUS CHRISTI, TX 78415-5333
361-857-0101

TAPE – 481

(dialing sounds) (ringing 1X)

CLINIC: Planned Parenthood. This is Veronica.

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: The only doctor who does it here, Dr. Akino.

CALLER: Oh. Well, do you have the number for him?

CLINIC: Uh-huh. 888-7972.

CALLER: Oh, okay. Well, do you know — like I’m just really 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 anything?

CLINIC: You could try asking. If not, you’ll have to get a, like a thing called like a bypass where you go into I believe the courthouse and you go in front of a judge and, you know, let them know why you need this done, why you don’t want to have a baby, why you feel abortion is the correct thing to do for you at this time, and then if they approve it you don’t need your parents to do that. If they approve for you to have one, they’ll write you a bypass and you take it to the doctor and they’ll do it for you.

CALLER: Do they ever not approve it?

CLINIC: It just depends. If they feel like you don’t know enough about abortion, if you don’t — if you feel like it’s just something to do and you might regret it later. You really have to stand your ground and know that that’s what you want and you know that’s what you want and what it’s about. You know?

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

CLINIC: The bypass?

CALLER: Yeah.

CLINIC: I don’t think there’s a cost.

CALLER: Really? Okay. But would they have to tell anybody?

CLINIC: I don’t — no. That’s what it’s for. That way your parent — you can go on your own without your parents.

CALLER: Oh, okay. Well, could I — I’m just really worried about all this because like I haven’t had my period since like December 21, and I’m scared. I mean, usually it’s — my periods are normal.

CLINIC: Right. Well, I would think you need to do this as soon as possible because the further along you are the more expensive it’s going to be to have it terminated.

CALLER: Well, could I come in there for a pregnancy test to see if I really was pregnant?

CLINIC: Um-hum. 8:30 to 11:00, 1:30 to 4:00.

CALLER: Okay. Well, do you know, would you guys have to tell my parents that I was there for that though?

CLINIC: No. Uh-uh.

CALLER: Okay. But me and my — like my boyfriend would be the only way I could get there. Would you have to say anything about him though?

CLINIC: No. Uh-uh. It’s all confidential here.

CALLER: Oh, okay.

CLINIC: Okay?

CALLER: It’s just, we were talking about it. We decided we didn’t’ want anyone to know about us. So.

CLINIC: Right.

CALLER: But he was going to pay for everything. Would he have to sign anything though?

CLINIC: How old are you?

CALLER: I’ll be 14 in March.

CLINIC: When you come, you fill out your own paperwork. We put you in the program that you don’t have, you won’t have to pay. So there’s no charge. And everything’s confidential. We don’t call, we don’t do anything to your parents.

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

CLINIC: Uh-huh. Yeah. Same thing. No cost. We schedule you an appointment. And we don’t contact anybody that you’re here, that, you know, we need permission to see you, nothing like that.

CALLER: Oh, okay.

CLINIC: Okay?

CALLER: Well, if I was on birth control would my boyfriend be able to pick up the pills? Because I can’t drive yet.

CLINIC: Yeah. What we would do, the day you’re here, get your exam, we give you three months worth. You will have to come in at the end of the three months because we check your weight and blood pressure to see how you’re doing on these pills. And if they’re fine, then you can take the rest of the year with you.

CALLER: Oh, okay.

CLINIC: Okay?

CALLER: All right. Thanks.

CLINIC: Um-hum. Bye bye.

CALLER: Bye.

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#470 – Planned Parenthood in San Benito, TX

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PLANNED PARENTHOOD
195 E. HEYWOOD ST.
SAN BENITO, TX 78586-4632
956-399-2662

TAPE – 470

(dialing sounds) (ringing 2X)

CLINIC: Planned Parenthood. May I help you?

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

CLINIC: No, ma’am, we don’t.

CALLER: Oh. Well, do you know of any place that does?

CLINIC: You can look it up in the yellow pages under “abortions.”

CALLER: Oh, okay. Well, do you know — like I’m just really worried because like my friend told me that — like 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 he just sign whatever it is and they wouldn’t have to tell anybody?

CLINIC: Let me — let me tell you something, ma’am.

CALLER: Uh-huh.

CLINIC: By you being 14 and your boyfriend is 22, it’s going to be reported also to the law.

CALLER: Why?

CLINIC: Because it’s considered statutory rape.

CALLER: But he’s not raping me. I mean, we’re in love. We’re going to get married.

CLINIC: I understand that.

CALLER: What could happen?

CLINIC: Let me — don’t get angry, ma’am. I’m just telling you what’s going to happen, okay?

CALLER: Um-hum.

CLINIC: That means he’s three years older than you are.

CALLER: Um-hum.

CLINIC: Okay? I wouldn’t even bring this up if I were you.

CALLER: Oh, okay.

CLINIC: Okay? Because if you do, yes, this is considered statutory rape, and he will be prosecuted for a rapist, okay? Regardless of your consenting it. Another thing is, yes you do need a parental consent for this abortion or you would have to go in front of a judge and get the permission to get it. If you don’t want your parents to find out, you need to get a judge consent.

CALLER: Well, how much does that cost?

CLINIC: It’s just going to be depending on how far along you are.

CALLER: Oh. Well, how do you know?

CLINIC: From your last — are you sure you’re pregnant now?

CALLER: Not really. I’m just scared because like my last period was like December 21st.

CLINIC: Okay, and you haven’t had a pregnancy test done?

CALLER: No. Could I come in there for that?

CLINIC: You can.

CALLER: But would you have to tell anybody?

CLINIC: I don’t want to know who you are, okay? Put it that way.

CALLER: It’s just, the thing is, I’m not old enough to drive, and my boyfriend would be the only one that could take me. But would he be reported if he took me?

CLINIC: If he sat outside, no.

CALLER: Okay.

CLINIC: But like I said, if anybody finds out that he’s three years older than you are, this is considered rape.

CALLER: Okay.

CLINIC: Especially with the new laws that there is. Thank God that you’re not 13, because if you were 13 things would be worse.

CALLER: But I’ll be 14 in March. I am 13 right now.

CLINIC: Oooh. Okay. Let me tell you one more thing before you come in. If I do have a positive result, I do have to report you.

CALLER: Oh.

CLINIC: I do have to report you — by law. If I do have a positive pregnancy test on you, I will have to report you.

CALLER: Well, is there any way to get a pregnancy test without coming in?

CLINIC: Hold on. Unless you — have you bought one over the counter at like Walmart, HEB?

CALLER: No. Are those usually right though?

CLINIC: If you do them correctly, they should be.

CALLER: Really?

CLINIC: Um-hum.

CALLER: Okay. Well, if that came out that I wasn’t pregnant, could I come over there to get birth control?

CLINIC: We can get you started on something, yes, ma’am.

CALLER: But would you have to tell anybody though?

CLINIC: Okay. If any of your results — okay. No. But if any of your results did come back positive, yes we would have to.

CALLER: Oh, okay.

CLINIC: You don’t have to give us the information that your boyfriend is 13 — I mean 22. But then if I have any positive results like say chlamydia, gonorrhea, syphilis, any of the sexually transmitted infection results do come back positive, yes, definitely we will have to report it anyway.

CALLER: Oh.

CLINIC: Okay?

CALLER: So I can’t get birth control until I’m tested though?

CLINIC: Well, we’ll give you some, but we will test you at the time.

CALLER: Oh. But if any of the tests come back where I’m positive then –

CLINIC: Yes. Then we would have to by law.

CALLER: Well, do you know — like the thing is I can’t drive. So would my boyfriend be able to pick up like the birth control pills?

CLINIC: He would have to — hold on, ma’am. (pause) Ma’am?

CALLER: Uh-huh.

CLINIC: Okay. Like I said, we will be glad to help you out as much as we can, but if I do have any positive results I will definitely have to report you by law.

CALLER: Oh. Well, all right. Well, thanks for saying, answering all my questions. I just don’t have anybody to talk to. So.

CLINIC: The thing is that if you’re nervous also, that will also make your period be held up. Are you irregular in your periods, or –

CALLER: Usually.

CLINIC: Usually? Okay. Are you having any nausea, breast tenderness?

CALLER: No.

CLINIC: Feeling tired?

CALLER: No.

CLINIC: No? Like I said, we can do a pregnancy test on you, and if it’s negative yes we can see you this afternoon, and we can do a complete physical exam on you, and we can check you for everything and get you started on a method of birth control. But if by your boyfriend being 22, it’s not, not correct. Not correct, because for the fact that you’re still very, very young and actually he knows more than what you do, and he is considered an adult.

CALLER: Okay. Well, I’m going to — I just really need to think about all this. I’ll, I’m going to run out and get a pregnancy test. But could I call and talk to you if I had any other questions?

CLINIC: Sure. You may.

CALLER: What was your name?

CLINIC: Marie.

CALLER: Okay.

CLINIC: Okay?

CALLER: Thank you.

CLINIC: Uh-huh. Good luck.

CALLER: Bye.

CLINIC: Um-hum.

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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.

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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.

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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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#441 – Planned Parenthood in Houston, TX

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PLANNED PARENTHOOD
11834 AIRLINE DR
HOUSTON, TX 77037-1004
281-820-5305

TAPE – 441

(dialing sounds) (ringing 2X)

CLINIC: Planned Parenthood Greasepoint (Grosse Point?) (sp). This is Melissa.

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

CLINIC: Not here. I can give you the number.

CALLER: Okay.

CLINIC: It’s 713-535-2400.

CALLER: Okay. Where is that exactly?

CLINIC: That’s the Planned Parenthood on Fannon (sp).

CALLER: Oh, okay. Well, do you know, like I’m just really 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 is 22. Can he just sign whatever it is and they wouldn’t have to tell anybody?

CLINIC: No, ma’am. You’d have to tell your parents.

CALLER: Really? Is there any way not to have to tell them?

CLINIC: Huh?

CALLER: Is there any way not to have to tell them?

CLINIC: No. They’d — well, they won’t make you but you’ll have to. I mean, they’ll explain to you when you call over there.

CALLER: But I can’t tell my parents at all. I don’t know.

CLINIC: Well, that way it’s not– I mean, you’re not going to be able –

CALLER: All right. Well, could I come in there for a pregnancy test and you guys wouldn’t have to tell anybody?

CLINIC: Oh, no.

CALLER: No?

CLINIC: I mean, we won’t. If you come in for a pregnancy test, it’s confidential. I mean –

CALLER: Okay. Well, my boyfriend would have to bring me in. Would that be all right?

CLINIC: That’s fine.

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

CLINIC: Yeah, that’s fine, except for you’ll have to come back by yourself to the back.

CALLER: Oh, okay.

CLINIC: Okay?

CALLER: Okay. Well, if they ended up that I wasn’t pregnant would I be able to get birth control soon, or –

CLINIC: Yes. You’d have to schedule an appointment to get your pap, pelvic and breast exam.

CALLER: Uh-huh.

CLINIC: And then we can get you on birth control.

CALLER: Well, would you have to tell anybody about that?

CLINIC: No.

CALLER: Okay. Would anyone have to know anything about my boyfriend or anything?

CLINIC: I don’t think we’d ask.

CALLER: Okay. It’s just we don’t — we were talking about all this and we don’t want anyone to know anything. So.

CLINIC: Yeah.

CALLER: Okay.

CLINIC: Okay, well, just if you want to come in for a pregnancy test. You can just go ahead and walk in. The test is $25.

CALLER: All right.

CLINIC: Okay?

CALLER: Okay, thank you.

CLINIC: All right. Bye bye.

(phone clicks)

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#452 – Planned Parenthood in San Antonio, TX

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PLANNED PARENTHOOD
803 CASTROVILLE RD. # 234
SAN ANTONIO, TX 78237-3148
210-434-4811

TAPE – 452

(dialing sounds) (ringing 2X)

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

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

CLINIC: Not at this location. It would be the one in Babcock.

CALLER: Do you have that number?

CLINIC: Yes. It’s 736-2262.

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

CLINIC: No, ma’am. You still need your parents.

CALLER: Oh. Well, is there any way not to tell my parents? Like I can’t — I don’t know what would happen if they found out.

CLINIC: Can you hold on?

CALLER: Yeah.

CLINIC: (pause) Ma’am?

CALLER: Uh-huh.

CLINIC: It would either be — you know, you would need to get your parents’ permission, or you would need to go to court and speak to a judge in what is called judicial bypass.

CALLER: Oh, well, do I need like a lawyer for that?

CLINIC: You would need to go to the court and see what you would need to — you know, what are the requirements and everything.

CALLER: Well, how much does that cost?

CLINIC: That’s what you would need to go to the court and find out.

CALLER: Oh. Well, do you know if the judge ever says no?

CLINIC: That’s what I’m saying – you need to go to the court and find out.

CALLER: Okay. Well, would it be all right to come in there for like a pregnancy test? It’s just I’m really worried because my — the main reason why I’m worried is because I haven’t had my period since I was, since like December 21st. So.

CLINIC: Okay.

CALLER: Would it be all right to come in there for a pregnancy test?

CLINIC: You can, but we do charge for a pregnancy test. It’s $10 for the urine test or $25 for the blood test.

CALLER: Oh. Well, my boyfriend said that he would pay for everything but he’s worried that he would have to sign stuff. Would he –

CLINIC: No, ma’am.

CALLER: Oh, all right.

CLINIC: Okay?

CALLER: Well, if it ended up that I wasn’t pregnant would you guys be able to do birth control there?

CLINIC: Yes, ma’am.

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

CLINIC: I’m sorry?

CALLER: Would you have to tell anybody –

CLINIC: No.

CALLER: — that I was on birth control?

CLINIC: No.

CALLER: Oh, okay.

CLINIC: Okay?

CALLER: But my boyfriend would be able to come in with me and you wouldn’t have to ask any questions or anything?

CLINIC: It would probably just be yourself coming in.

CALLER: Oh. So my boyfriend can’t come in?

CLINIC: Yeah, he can wait int he waiting area, but we would need to speak to you first.

CALLER: Oh, okay.

CLINIC: Okay?

CALLER: All right.

CLINIC: Okay.

CALLER: Okay, thanks.

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#463 – Planned Parenthood in Kingsville, TX

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PLANNED PARENTHOOD
117 S. 5TH ST.
KINGSVILLE, TX 78363-5418
361-592-2649

TAPE – 463

(dialing sounds) (ringing 2X)

CLINIC: Planned Parenthood. This is Terry. May I help you?

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

CLINIC: No, we sure don’t. The closest is Corpus, and then we have a Planned Parenthood in San Antonio that does.

CALLER: Oh. Well, do you have that number, the one for Corpus?

CLINIC: Corpus is a private physician. His number is 888-7972.

CALLER: Oh, okay.

CLINIC: Okay?

CALLER: Well, do you know — like I’m just really worried and I don’t know — like my friend told me, 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. Is he old enough to take care of it and they wouldn’t have to tell anybody?

CLINIC: No. There is a law in Texas that the parents have to be notified. They don’t have to have consent, but they do have to be notified.

CALLER: Oh.

CLINIC: There is a way to get around that. It’s called a judicial bypass where you have to go before a judge and prove that you’re making a sound decision. And if the doctor in Corpus will not help you with that, you can go to the San Antonio Planned Parenthood. We have someone there that will take you through the process to help you get it done.

CALLER: Okay, well, do I need like a lawyer for that?

CLINIC: No.

CALLER: Oh.

CLINIC: No. They’ll help you with all the paperwork and everything and, like I say, it goes before the judge and he makes the decision.

CALLER: Well, what if the judge says no?

CLINIC: Well, and it’s possible that he would, but generally he doesn’t.

CALLER: Really?

CLINIC: Yeah, and it may be different judges that make the decision, but as a general rule if you go through the process and everything you can prove that you’re making a decision not, you know, it’s not a quick decision — that you’ve thought about it, you know your options, that kind of stuff. That’s what they want to see.

CALLER: Oh, okay.

CLINIC: Okay?

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

CLINIC: You can. It’s $10. Well, you’re 14? It’s $5.

CALLER: Okay. Well, it’s just –

CLINIC: I will tell you that there is a law in the state of Texas. Now, see you’re 14 already, right?

CALLER: I’ll be 14 in March.

CLINIC: Okay. There’s a law in the state of Texas that says if you are under the age of 14 or even under the age of 16 or 17 if your boyfriend is more than 3 years older than you we have to report it to the police.

CALLER: Why?

CLINIC: It’s the law.

CALLER: Well, what could happen?

CLINIC: They usually come and make a report, and — but we cannot control from there whether they call your parents or notify them or anything like that.

CALLER: Oh.

CLINIC: So — and I don’t know that they do. It’s usually just a report to prove that you weren’t being taken advantage of that, kind of stuff.

CALLER: Well, no, we’re in love, we’re going to get married.

CLINIC: Yeah. But that’s — I mean, it’s the law. And so, just so you know.

CALLER: So if I came in there for a pregnancy test you’d have to report me?

CLINIC: Yep. Sure would.

CALLER: Oh.

CLINIC: Yeah. If you tell us your boyfriend’s that much older than you, then we have to report it.

CALLER: Well, should I just not say anything?

CLINIC: I can’t tell you that.

CALLER: Oh.

CLINIC: Okay? (laughs)

CALLER: All right. Well, it’s — would it be better just to get like a home pregnancy test?

CLINIC: You can do that.

CALLER: Are they usually right though?

CLINIC: If you get a quality one, like EPT or something like that. Don’t buy a cheap one.

CALLER: Okay. Well, if it ended up that I wasn’t pregnant could I come in there for birth control?

CLINIC: Sure.

CALLER: Well, would you have to report me if I was there for that?

CLINIC: If we know that your boyfriend’s that much older than you, yes. If you’re just a 14-year-old coming in for birth control, you can do that.

CALLER: Oh, okay.

CLINIC: Okay?

CALLER: But you wouldn’t have to tell anybody that I was there for that?

CLINIC: No. The only thing would be if you — you know, if you’re being abused or anything. But no.

CALLER: But, but I won’t be 14 until like next month, so.

CLINIC: That’s okay. Now, I will tell you, if you come back pregnant or if you come back with a sexually transmitted diseases — those are two other situations in which we have to report it. Okay?

CALLER: Okay. All right.

CLINIC: Okay?

CALLER: Well, thanks.

CLINIC: You’re welcome.

CALLER: Bye.

CLINIC: Bye bye.

(phone clicks)

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