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#450 – Planned Parenthood in San Antonio, TX

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PLANNED PARENTHOOD
11514 PERRIN BEITEL RD.
SAN ANTONIO, TX 78217-2113
210-590-0202

TAPE – 450

(dialing sounds) (ringing 3X)

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

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

CLINIC: Yes.

CALLER: You do?

CLINIC: Um-hum.

CALLER: Well, how much does that cost?

CLINIC: They’re $290.

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

CLINIC: No. If you don’t want to tell your parents, you would have to go through court.

CALLER: Okay.

CLINIC: And get permission from a judge to have it done.

CALLER: Oh, well, how do I do that? Like do I need like a lawyer or anything?

CLINIC: No. You would come in here. We have to give you a pregnancy test first to confirm it with us, and then we would give you paperwork that you could take a judge and have him sign it, and then you can come back and have it done.

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

CLINIC: No. Not that I know of.

CALLER: Oh, okay. Well, what time could I come in for a pregnancy test then?

CLINIC: You can walk in. We’re open until 7:00.

CALLER: Today?

CLINIC: Yeah, and it’s $10 for urine test and $25 for a blood draw.

CALLER: Okay. Well, me and my boyfriend were talking about this and he said that he was going to pay for everything, but we don’t want anyone to know about us. Would you have to have him sign anything?

CLINIC: No.

CALLER: Really?

CLINIC: It’s just your information and everything’s confidential.

CALLER: Oh, okay.

CLINIC: Okay?

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

CLINIC: Yes.

CALLER: Really?

CLINIC: Um-hum.

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

CLINIC: No, ma’am. Everything’s confidential here. Nobody will find out anything about any of our patients.

CALLER: Oh, okay. All right. I’m just worried because like my parents can’t find out at all. I mean, I don’t know what they would do if they found out. So.

CLINIC: Okay. Once you start birth control you need to be on your menstrual cycle, and it’s $35 for office visit and $16 for a pack of pills.

CALLER: Oh, okay. Well, would it be all right — like say that I wasn’t pregnant. Would it be all right if he picked up the birth control because I don’t have a car. I can’t drive.

CLINIC: You would have to come in for the initial like patient education of the pills and then you could put him on your list to pick them up and he can get them for you.

CALLER: Oh, okay.

CLINIC: Okay?

CALLER: Okay. And what was your name again?

CLINIC: Veronica.

CALLER: Okay. Thank you.

CLINIC: You’re welcome. Bye bye.

CALLER: Bye.

(phone clicks)

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#461 – Planned Parenthood in El Paso, TX

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PLANNED PARENTHOOD
1801 WYOMING AVE. # 202
EL PASO, TX 79902-5707
915-544-8195

TAPE – 461

(dialing sounds) (ringing 2X)

CLINIC: Planned Parenthood. May I help you?

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

CLINIC: Not here personally at the Planned Parenthood. No, we don’t. All we do is refer out.

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

CLINIC: In the city, in El Paso?

CALLER: Yeah.

CLINIC: Yeah. There’s a place called Reproductive Services. Yeah, in Yandel.

CALLER: Do you have the number for that?

CLINIC: I can look it up. Just a moment, please.

CALLER: Okay.

CLINIC: I’m sorry to keep you waiting. I was on the other side of the desk and now I can’t put my hands on it. Just hang on. It’s here. I had my rolladex. It’s on Yandel in the downtown area. It’s Reproductive Services. Now hang on. All the little cards are sticking together. This isn’t working. What part of the city are you in?

CALLER: I’m just like by the freeway. By Ft. Bliss.

CLINIC: Ft. Bliss, okay. Then that’s not too far to go over. Well, for goodness sake. Can you believe, it would be faster pulling out the phone book. Here we go. 544-2865.

CALLER: Okay.

CLINIC: All right, thanks.

CALLER: Could I ask you a quick question?

CLINIC: Sure.

CALLER: I’m just really worried about all this.

CLINIC: Sure.

CALLER: 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 that and they wouldn’t have to tell anybody?

CLINIC: You know, that’s a question that I really can’t answer you, and I’d hate to give you some bad advice. I really don’t know because of your age. What you’re going to have to do is call them and ask them what’s going on with the laws with that now to make sure, you know, to see what you can do. Because it’s tricky because you are 14. You are even — if you were 18 it would be no problem, but you’re 14. Even though he’s 22, it has nothing to do with your age. That’s the problem. But call them. You know, there’s no way they can tell who you are over the phone. It’s just like you’re talking to me now. I don’t know who you are. So just call them and ask them your questions.

CALLER: Okay. Well, could I come there to get a pregnancy test?

CLINIC: From our clinic? Sure. Sure you can.

CALLER: Yeah?

CLINIC: Yeah, there’s one on the five points that I can give you the telephone number. They can give you a pregnancy test.

CALLER: Oh, okay.

CLINIC: The sooner you know the better. Then you have more time to make up your mind what you’re going to do. Okay? It’s never good to wait.

CALLER: Okay.

CLINIC: Even if they say you’re still too early, that’s better to hear that then you’ve waited too long. So let me see. The clinic at the five points, which is our main one is 566-6707. Call them and just say you’d like a pregnancy test, what do you need to do? If you need financial help, tell them that too.

CALLER: Oh. Well, so I couldn’t come there for a pregnancy test?

CLINIC: No. This is the offices. This is the administration office.

CALLER: Oh, okay.

CLINIC: Where we do — you know, we take care of all the clinics’ paperwork. But, no, we don’t –

CALLER: Well, would they have to tell anybody that I was there for a pregnancy test?

CLINIC: No, and there’s no way by law that they — no. No.

CALLER: Okay.

CLINIC: You know? I don’t know what name you’re going to give them, so. You know, they wouldn’t know.

CALLER: All right.

CLINIC: They shouldn’t ask for a check. I wouldn’t think so.

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

CLINIC: Sure can. Oh, yeah. That’s one of the things we believe in, so sure. Yeah.

CALLER: But would they have to tell anybody I was on birth control though?

CLINIC: No. There’s nobody they have to notify. Like your family doctor, you mean, or something, or your parents?

CALLER: Right.

CLINIC: Again, being that you’re 14, I don’t know exactly what the clinics do on that, but I would think not. But, you know, don’t quote me on that because I don’t know. But call and ask, just like you’re asking me. It doesn’t’ hurt to ask. Okay? And if they don’t put you on the pill, if they can’t for some reason or another, then you need to do your homework. Then call us back and ask for the Education Department, and they’ll explain all of the birth control that’s out there.

CALLER: Okay.

CLINIC: Okay? So if you can’t do one then you at least can do something else. Okay?

CALLER: Okay.

CLINIC: All right. Good luck.

CALLER: Thanks. You’ve been really nice. What’s your name?

CLINIC: My name is Andrea.

CALLER: Okay.

CLINIC: Okay. Take care of yourself.

CALLER: Thank you.

CLINIC: Bye bye.

CALLER: Bye.

(phone clicks)

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#440 – Planned Parenthood-fannin Clinic in Houston, TX

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PLANNED PARENTHOOD-FANNIN CLINIC
3601 FANNIN ST
HOUSTON, TX 77004-3998
713-535-2400

TAPE -440

(dialing sounds) (ringing 2X)

RECORDING: Thank you for calling Planned Parenthood. You’ve reached Surgical Services at 3601 San An. We provide abortion colposcopy and vasectomy services. At this time if you’d like to make an appointment, please press 2. You are a current client and you have a medical emergency –

(dial sound)

One moment, please. (ringing)

You have reached the Planned Parenthood Administrative Offices. Your call is very important to us. Please hold and it will be answered in the order it was received. Thank you.

CLINIC: Planned Parent. How can I help you?

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

CLINIC: Yes, we do.

CALLER: Well, how much does that cost?

CLINIC: If you’re anywhere from 5 to 11 weeks the fee is $375.

CALLER: Okay. Well, how do you know? I just — I’m — I haven’t had a period since like December 21st, so how would you know?

CLINIC: Okay. hold on. (pause) Okay, December 21st?

CALLER: Uh-huh.

CLINIC: Okay, so you’re already like 9 weeks.

CALLER: Okay.

CLINIC: It’s going to be $375.

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 you guys would have to tell my parents. But my boyfriend’s 22. Could he just sign whatever that is and you wouldn’t have to tell anybody?

CLINIC: No. Because he’s not your parent. I mean, it’s the law. We have to abide by it.

CALLER: Oh. Well, is there any way not to have to tell my parents at all?

CLINIC: You can go before a judge.

CALLER: Really?

CLINIC: Yeah, and see what they’d tell you.

CALLER: Well, how much does that cost?

CLINIC: Well, you come in and — it’s free. But you come in here and we have an ultrasound and counseling is $220. And then we refer you to an attorney, and then you’ll wait to get a hearing date.

CALLER: Oh, well, does the judge ever say no?

CLINIC: It depends. I mean, it depends where you go. I mean, it’s up to the judge. I mean, we don’t know what your story is. It’s really up to the judge to grant permission if you don’t tell them or not.

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

CLINIC: Um-hum.

CALLER: Okay, well, how much does that cost?

CLINIC: Well, you’re already pregnant, right?

CALLER: Well, I think so. I don’t know. I’m just worried. I haven’t had a pregnancy test yet. But I haven’t — I’m just worried.

CLINIC: If you want to you could come into the teen clinic, and I think their fees are, have a sliding scale as long as you’re in school.

CALLER: Oh, well, I’m homeschooled. Would that still work, or –

CLINIC: Oh, yeah. Let them know, okay? Hold on. (pause)

RECORDING: You have reached Bennen (sp) Family Planning and Teen Clinic. Your call is very important to us. Please hold and your call will be answered in the order it was received.

CLINIC: Planned Parenthood. Susie. How may I help you?

CALLER: Hi. Yeah. I was wondering about getting an abortion.

CLINIC: Okay. Let me transfer you to that department, okay?

CALLER: Okay.

RECORDING: You have reached the Planned Parenthood Administrative Offices. Your call is very important to us. Please hold and it will be answered in the order it was received. Thank you.

CLINIC: Planned Parenthood. How can I help you?

CALLER: Hi. Yeah. I don’t know who I was talking to before, but they sent me to the Teen people and then they sent me back here. I was just –

CLINIC: Okay. Well, you can come in and pay for a pregnancy test. It’s $25.

CALLER: Okay.

CLINIC: Are you the one that I was talking to before?

CALLER: Yeah.

CLINIC: Oh, okay. What was your name?

CALLER: Reesa (sp).

CLINIC: Oh, okay. Well, so do you know if like the pregnancy test ended up that I wasn’t pregnant, could I get birth control there?

CALLER: No. You would have to go over to the Teen Clinic. It would be in the same building.

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

CALLER: No.

CLINIC: Really?

CALLER: No. I mean, it’s only — it goes for pregnancy. Okay? I mean, there’s also a 1-800 number that I could give you so you could talk to somebody. Okay?

CLINIC: All right.

CALLER: Hold on. Let me get that for you.

CLINIC: Okay, the number is 1-866-wwwjane. J-A-N-E.

CALLER: Oh, okay.

CLINIC: It’s nonprofit, provides info to teens about judicial bypass and parental notification.

CALLER: Okay. But would they have to know anything about my boyfriend? Like he’s just worried that — like he was actually wanting me to call and ask if you guys had to know that he was 22. Would you guys have to say anything, or –

CLINIC: I mean, you’re not our patient yet. I don’t know what the counselors would do.

CALLER: Oh. Well, if I was a patient do you know?

CLINIC: I don’t know.

CALLER: Oh. Okay.

CLINIC: I mean, you could call Children’s Protective Services and see what they tell you.

CALLER: Oh.

CLINIC: Do you want their number so you could just ask?

CALLER: I’ll just talk to the counselors I guess.

CLINIC: Okay. Well, call this number and see what they tell you, okay?

CALLER: Okay.

CLINIC: All right. Bye bye.

(phone clicks)

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#451 – Planned Parenthood in San Antonio, TX

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PLANNED PARENTHOOD
6203 PECAN VALLEY DR.
SAN ANTONIO, TX 78223-3226
210-333-5454

TAPE – 451

(dialing sounds) (ringing 1X)

CLINIC: Planned Parenthood. This is Lydia. How may I help you?

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

CLINIC: We do them at the one on Babcock. I could give you the number to there.

CALLER: Okay.

CLINIC: 736-2262.

CALLER: Okay. Well, do you know, 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: How old are you?

CALLER: I’ll be 14 in March.

CLINIC: No. Um-um. You’re 13?

CALLER: Yeah.

CLINIC: And how old is your boyfriend?

CALLER: He’s 22.

CLINIC: 22. No, it doesn’t matter. They will have to — you have to go over there to the clinic. You have to go the clinic and they have to do like your paperwork and stuff, and you have to go to court. You have to go to court and you have to get some papers from court saying that you want to have an abortion and that you don’t want your parents to find out.

CALLER: Oh. Well, how much does it cost to go to court?

CLINIC: That doesn’t cost you a thing.

CALLER: Oh, really?

CLINIC: Um-hum. When you go to that location on Babcock they’re going to give you more information about it. There’s this lady there who’s in charge of that. Her name is Rachel. She’ll be the one be able to tell you more information how about you do, what is it that you do. Even though your boyfriend’s — did you say 22?

CALLER: Yeah.

CLINIC: It doesn’t matter. He can’t sign for you. It has to be your parents.

CALLER: Oh, okay.

CLINIC: And does your mom know that you’re with him?

CALLER: Well, she knows we’re going out, but she doesn’t know we’re having sex. I mean, if they found out about that I don’t know what they would do.

CLINIC: Yeah. So the best thing for you to do is just call them and make an appointment because before you go to court the court people will have to tell you, you have to make sure that you already went to Planned Parenthood and you already got all your papers ready. The best thing for you to do, call them and make an appointment so you could go.

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

CLINIC: Where?

CALLER: Where you’re at?

CLINIC: Yeah.

CALLER: My boyfriend said to go to you guys. It’s just, I’m just really scared because I haven’t had a period since like December 21st, and I don’t know what to do.

CLINIC: Yeah, you could come in and get a pregnancy test if you want and then from there we could just get you an appointment here to make your paperwork, but you have to go over there for the abortion itself.

CALLER: Oh, okay. Well, would you guys have to tell anybody that I was getting a pregnancy test there?

CLINIC: No. Um-um.

CALLER: Really?

CLINIC: The best thing for you to do — that way you could get everything done over there — they’ll probably just be better for you to go over there. That way you could talk to Rachel and she’ll give you the papers so you could go to court.

CALLER: Oh, okay. Well, do you know, like if I — when I get a pregnancy test if it came out that I wasn’t pregnant, could I get birth control though?

CLINIC: Yeah. Um-hum.

CALLER: Well, would anybody have to say anything about me being on birth control?

CLINIC: No. Nobody’s going to say anything.

CALLER: Well, do you know– like if my boyfriend can come with me if they would have to say anything? He was going to pay for everything, so –

CLINIC: Oh, don’t worry about that. Only about the abortion, yeah, you do have to get those court papers.

CALLER: Okay. But they wouldn’t have to say anything about my boyfriend?

CLINIC: No.

CALLER: It’s just we don’t want anyone to know about us. SO.

CLINIC: No, that’s fine.

CALLER: All right.

CLINIC: Okay?

CALLER: Okay.

CLINIC: Okay, bye bye.

CALLER: Bye.

(phone clicks)

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#462 – Planned Parenthood in Alice, TX

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PLANNED PARENTHOOD
313 E. 1ST ST.
ALICE, TX 78332-4836
361-664-0831

TAPE – 462

(dialing sounds) (ringing 1X)

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

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

CLINIC: No, we don’t. In San Antonio we do.

CALLER: Really?

CLINIC: Uh-huh.

CALLER: Do you have that number?

CLINIC: Yes. It’s 210-736-8262.

CALLER: Well do you know — like I’m just worried about everything 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 take care of everything and they wouldn’t have to tell anybody?

CLINIC: Let me ask, okay? Hold on. So how old are you right now?

CALLER: I’ll be 14 in — well, I’m 13 right now but I’ll be 14 in March.

CLINIC: Okay, hold on. (pause) Ma’am.

CALLER: Uh-huh.

CLINIC: Okay. Since you are 13 and you are pregnant they would have to report it to the cops unless you wait until you’re 14 unless you want to go to Dr. Akino. I don’t know how their standards are.

CALLER: Okay.

CLINIC: Hold on. Okay? I don’t know what their standards are, but you might want to call them. That’s in Corpus. But Planned Parenthood will have to report you to the cops.

CALLER: What would happen?

CLINIC: Well, they would go, they’ll just check up on you.

CALLER: Oh.

CLINIC: They’ll just follow up.

CALLER: I’m not real sure if I’m pregnant yet. I just am worried because like I haven’t had my period since like December 21st. So, well, could I come in there for like a pregnancy test to see?

CLINIC: Yeah. You can come in here for a pregnancy test.

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

CLINIC: Well, if it’s positive we would have to report it.

CALLER: Oh. Well, what could happen?

CLINIC: Nothing. Just the cops would follow up with the –

CALLER: Well, would they tell my parents?

CLINIC: More than likely.

CALLER: But they can’t tell my parents. I mean, if my parents found out I don’t know what would happen.

CLINIC: You see, that’s their procedure.

CALLER: Oh.

CLINIC: That’s what they do.

CALLER: Well, could I go to jail?

CLINIC: No, I don’t think you would go to jail.

CALLER: Oh.

CLINIC: I think they would notify your parents and let them know, just in case.

CALLER: Me and my boyfriend have been talking about this and everything, but he would be the only one — like he said he was going to pay for everything, but he would be the only one that I could, that could bring me in. Would he get in trouble or anything?

CLINIC: Let me ask. Okay? Let me ask on that. Okay? Hold on. Okay?

CALLER: All right.

CLINIC: (pause) Ma’am.

CALLER: Uh-huh.

CLINIC: Okay, the only way that your boyfriend will get in trouble if when they tell your parents if your parents press charges against him for statutory rape.

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

CLINIC: That’s not what it means, that he’s not raping you. Statutory rape is when he’s not a minor. You’re a minor. And that’s when he’s way older than you. Because he’s, what, like 8 years older than you, 9 years older than you.

CALLER: Oh. Well, could he bring me in for the pregnancy test though and not get in trouble?

CLINIC: Yeah. The only thing is that if we report it is that, you know, it depends on what your parents do. All we do is report it and the cops just follow up and report to your parents.
CALLER: Well, are you going to report him?

CLINIC: Report him on pregnancy tests? I think we have to. Yeah. And I don’t know if anybody else does that, but I know it’s a new law that we have.

CALLER: Well, what can I do then?

CLINIC: Buy one at ATB to find out for sure.

CALLER: Are they usually right?

CLINIC: Like the EPT, those are real good.

CALLER: Really?

CLINIC: Yeah. Those are good.

CALLER: Well, if it turned out that I wasn’t pregnant, could I come in and get birth control there?

CLINIC: Yes. Yes, you can.

CALLER: But would you guys have to tell about that?

CLINIC: No. No.

CALLER: Not to anybody?

CLINIC: No. Only you.

CALLER: Okay.

CLINIC: Okay?

CALLER: All right. Well, the only thing is, like I’m not old enough to drive. Would my boyfriend be able to pick up the pills?

CLINIC: Yeah, you could put him on your list.

CALLER: Oh, okay.

CLINIC: And he can come pick them up when you do make an appointment.

CALLER: Okay.

CLINIC: You’ll become a patient here.

CALLER: But you wouldn’t have to report him if he was picking them up?

CLINIC: Um-um. No. No. Only on the positive pregnancy test we do because you’re a minor and he’s way older than — he’s older than 17.

CALLER: Oh, okay.

CLINIC: Okay?

CALLER: All right.

CLINIC: Okay.

CALLER: Thanks.

CLINIC: Bye bye.

CALLER: 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.

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#442 – Planned Paretnhood in Houston, TX

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PLANNED PARETNHOOD
3995 FM 1960 RD W
HOUSTON, TX 77068-3505
281-587-8081

TAPE – 442

(dialing sounds) (ringing 2X)

CLINIC: Planned Parenthood. Alma speaking.

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

CLINIC: Not at this location. It’s done downtown on Fannon (ph).

CALLER: Do you have that number?

CLINIC: 713-535-2400.

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

CLINIC: I’m sorry. One moment, please. (pause) Okay?

CALLER: 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: No. You have — you need the parents’ consent to go through the abortion. What you can do, call the clinic on Fannon. There’s three different methods, different ways of doing it. You know? So they’ll let you know how you can go about in doing that. Okay?

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

CLINIC: Um-hum. That’s fine.

CALLER: It’s just, I’m really scared because I don’t know if I’m pregnant really, but — I’m just scared because I haven’t had my period since like December 21st. So would it be all right to come in there for a pregnancy test?

CLINIC: No problem. That was $25 for the pregnancy test.

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

CLINIC: No. No.

CALLER: Okay. Well, my boyfriend is the only way I would be able to get there. Would that be all right if he was there with me?

CLINIC: No problem.

CALLER: Oh, okay.

CLINIC: No problem. (laughs)

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

CLINIC: Yes. We can do an exam for you — you know, breast, pelvic, pap smear, put you on birth control. The exam would be $68 and the birth control pills would be $20 for a pack.

CALLER: Oh, okay. Well, do you guys have to tell anybody that I was on birth control though?

CLINIC: No. (laughs)

CALLER: Okay.

CLINIC: There’s no way that your parents can find out, you know, that you’ve been here or, you know, that you had — you were put on birth control.

CALLER: Okay. It’s just, me and my boyfriend were talking about it, and we don’t want anyone to find out about us, so you guys wouldn’t have to say anything?

CLINIC: One thing is that you are a minor.

CALLER: Uh-huh.

CLINIC: You’re under 13?

CALLER: Yeah. Well, I’ll be 14 in March.

CLINIC: 14 in March. When in March?

CALLER: March 19.

CLINIC: March 19th? Yeah, the thing is that — hmm. One moment, okay? Hold on. (long pause) Hello?

CALLER: Yeah.

CLINIC: Okay. What I was trying to let you know is, because of your age because you’re under, you’re 13 and under, it does, by law, it needs to be reported.

CALLER: Really?

CLINIC: Yeah.

CALLER: What has to be reported?

CLINIC: It has to be reported that you’re sexually active.

CALLER: Really?

CLINIC: Uh-huh.

CALLER: Well, who would you have to report it to?

CLINIC: It’s some phone number that we have.

CALLER: Oh.

CLINIC: It’s not reported to you — we don’t call your parents and tell them you were here. (laughs)

CALLER: Would they call my parents?

CLINIC: No. I really don’t know how that works. All I know is that we have to report it to someone.

CALLER: Well, could anything happen?

CLINIC: I’m sorry?

CALLER: Could anything happen if you report it to them?

CLINIC: I really don’t know what they do after that. All I know is that it’s our responsibility to report if someone is 13 and under and sexually active. That’s the only thing we would report is that. You know, they don’t need to find out the person’s name or age or nothing like that. But we would just report that.

CALLER: Well, would you have to tell on my boyfriend?

CLINIC: No. The only thing we say is that you are just sexually active.

CALLER: Oh, well, so –

CLINIC: Unless –

CALLER: Even if I came in for just a pregnancy test?

CLINIC: No. No. Just a pregnancy test, no. But for the other stuff, yes.

CALLER: For like birth control and stuff?

CLINIC: Um-hum. Unless if you were 14 and over then that’s not a problem.

CALLER: So would it just be better to wait until I was 14 to get birth control?

CLINIC: Probably. (laughs)

CALLER: Oh. Okay. All right. Well, I don’t know. I have to talk to my boyfriend and see.

CLINIC: Yeah. I mean, you can just come in for the pregnancy test. It’s $25. Or, but you haven’t done a home pregnancy test, have you?

CALLER: No. I didn’t know if those were right.

CLINIC: Yeah. Yeah, that’s not a problem. You can just come in and do that. It’s not a problem.

CALLER: But he would still have to bring me for the pregnancy test. Would that be all right?

CLINIC: No problem. That’s not a problem.

CALLER: Okay, and you wouldn’t have to tell anybody?

CLINIC: No.

CALLER: Okay.

CLINIC: Um-hum.

CALLER: All right.

CLINIC: Okay. Hmm. Bye bye.

CALLER: Thanks.

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#453 – Planned Parenthood in San Antonio, TX

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PLANNED PARENTHOOD
6749 BANDERA RD.
SAN ANTONIO, TX 78238-1438
210-681-7800

TAPE – 453

(dialing sounds) (ringing 1X)

CLINIC: Planned Parenthood. This is Jennifer.

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

CLINIC: No, we don’t do that at this clinic.

CALLER: Do you know of any place that does?

CLINIC: Yeah. Let me give you a number.

CALLER: All right.

CLINIC: 736-2262.

CALLER: Okay. Where is that exactly?

CLINIC: The Babcock Center.

CALLER: Oh, okay. Well, do you know if like — I’m just worried because like — well, my friend told me that they would — 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. Is he old enough to take care of everything and they wouldn’t have to tell anybody?

CLINIC: Yeah. That’s fine.

CALLER: It is?

CLINIC: Yeah.

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

CLINIC: Yeah. It’s $10 for urine, $25 for blood.

CALLER: Oh, okay. Well, if there’s like any way that I could — like if it said that I wasn’t pregnant, would you guys be able to do birth control?

CLINIC: Yeah.

CALLER: Yeah?

CLINIC: Um-hum.

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

CLINIC: No.

CALLER: Really?

CLINIC: Yes.

CALLER: Okay. It’s just my boyfriend said that he would pay for everything, but he doesn’t want to sign anything. Would he need to sign anything or answer any questions?

CLINIC: Hold on. (pause) Okay, thank you for holding. May I help you?

CALLER: Oh, yeah. Are you — I was just talking to Jennifer. Are you Jennifer?

CLINIC: No.

CALLER: Oh, okay.

CLINIC: Okay. How old are you?

CALLER: I’m going to be 14 in March.

CLINIC: Okay. So you’re 13 right now or 12?

CALLER: I’m 13.

CLINIC: Okay. We’re going to have to report that.

CALLER: What do you mean? Who would you have to report it to?

CLINIC: Anybody that is under 14 we have to report it.

CALLER: Oh. Well, what would happen? What am I supposed to do? I mean, would they tell my parents? I mean, my parents can’t find out at all. I don’t, I don’t know what they would do if they found out.

CLINIC: Okay. Yeah. It would be reported to the police.

CALLER: Well, why?

CLINIC: Because you’re under 14.

CALLER: Oh. Well, well, but — what, would I go to jail?

CLINIC: I don’t know. Just a minute. Okay?

CALLER: All right.

CLINIC: (pause) Hello? This is Esther.

CALLER: Hi.

CLINIC: Okay. You wanted to know why we had to report it?

CALLER: Yeah.

CLINIC: Okay. Because you’re a minor. According to the law you’re a minor, and if you were to come in here with your boyfriend, we’d have to call the police.

CALLER: Well, what would happen? What should I do?

CLINIC: Well, what do you need to come in for, ma’am?

CALLER: Well, I mean, I don’t know if I was pregnant or not. I was wanting to come in and get a pregnancy test. I’m just scared because I haven’t had my period since like December 21st.

CLINIC: I see.

CALLER: I just don’t know what to do.

CLINIC: Well, you know, all I — you know, I can’t tell you want to do. I mean, you could buy a pregnancy test over the counter, but –

CALLER: Are those usually right?

CLINIC: Oh, yeah, they’re accurate. But what are you going to do after that? Have you talked to your mother about this?

CALLER: No. She can’t find out at all. I mean, if she found out I don’t know what would happen.

CLINIC: Well, you know, if you came in here, we would have to report it like I said, and your boyfriend would probably get arrested.

CALLER: Well, why would he get arrested? I mean –

CLINIC: It’s statutory rape according to the law.

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

CLINIC: Yeah. Well, you know, but that’s the law, ma’am. We don’t make the laws. But we have to abide by them.

CALLER: Well, so there’s just nothing I can do?

CLINIC: I don’t know how to advise you, dear.

CALLER: Well, well, what if I took like the home pregnancy test and it said that I wasn’t pregnant? Could I come in and get birth control?

CLINIC: We would still have to report it because of your age.

CALLER: Oh. Well, even if like I’m going to be 14 in March. Would that make any difference?

CLINIC: That might make some difference. I think it’s 13 and under.

CALLER: Oh. So like I could come in for a birth control after I’m 14?

CLINIC: You could probably, uh-huh.

CALLER: But you guys wouldn’t have to tell anybody then?

CLINIC: I don’t think so.

CALLER: Oh, okay.

CLINIC: Okay?

CALLER: All right.

CLINIC: But meanwhile if your test is negative, you know, you could have your boyfriend use condoms.

CALLER: Okay.

CLINIC: Okay?

CALLER: All right.

CLINIC: All right.

CALLER: Well, what was your name again?

CLINIC: Esther.

CALLER: Oh, all right.

CLINIC: Okay?

CALLER: Okay, thanks.

CLINIC: Um-hum.

(phone clicks)

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