Listen to the Call:
11514 PERRIN BEITEL RD.
SAN ANTONIO, TX 78217-2113
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?
CALLER: You do?
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.
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.
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: It’s just your information and everything’s confidential.
CALLER: Oh, okay.
CALLER: Okay. Well, if it ended up that I wasn’t pregnant, could I get birth control there?
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.
CALLER: Okay. And what was your name again?
CALLER: Okay. Thank you.
CLINIC: You’re welcome. Bye bye.
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