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#448 – Planned Parenthood in Bryan, TX

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PLANNED PARENTHOOD
4112 E 29TH ST
BRYAN, TX 77802-4302
979-846-1744

TAPE – 448

(dialing sounds) (ringing 2X)

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

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

CLINIC: Yes, we do.

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

CLINIC: How many weeks along?

CALLER: I’m not really sure. I just –

CLINIC: The first day of the last period?

CALLER: It was December 21st.

CLINIC: Okay. It will be $390 at this point.

CALLER: Okay. Well, do you know, like — do you know if I have to be — like, well, I’m going to be 14 in March, and my friend told me that you guys would have to tell my parents I’m getting an abortion. But my boyfriend’s 22. Could he — is he old enough to take care of it and you wouldn’t have to tell anybody?

CLINIC: No. By law we have to at least notify your parents. They don’t have to give consent, but they have to be notified.

CALLER: Really?

CLINIC: Um-hum.

CALLER: I just — is there any way not to tell my parents? Because I don’t know what would happen if they found out. I mean, they can’t find out at all.

CLINIC: Basically by law, there’s really nothing else we could do. There is a thing called a judicial bypass. You have to go through the court system to do that. And it usually takes quite a while.

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

CLINIC: I don’t know. You’d have to call the courthouse and talk to hem about it.

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

CLINIC: No, that’s the whole reason.

CALLER: Oh, okay.

CLINIC: To call them is to not have to tell your parents.

CALLER: Okay. Well, does the judge ever say no or anything?

CLINIC: Actually, nobody’s ever tried it in this county before.

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

CLINIC: Have you already taken one at home?

CALLER: No. I didn’t know if the ones that you could take at home were right.

CLINIC: Yes, they’re pretty dang accurate.

CALLER: Oh.

CLINIC: Yep.

CALLER: Okay, well, could I come in there anyways and take one?

CLINIC: Sure.

CALLER: I just don’t know — I just would rather have you guys do that.

CLINIC: Yes. Absolutely. Absolutely. And how old are you?

CALLER: Huh?

CLINIC: You’re 14 you said?

CALLER: I’ll be 14 in March.

CLINIC: Okay. It would be, I believe, $10 to have that done.

CALLER: Okay. Well, me and my boyfriend talked about all this, and we decided that like he was going to pay for everything, but we don’t want anyone to know about us or anything. Would you guys ask any questions or anything?

CLINIC: By law we’re required to.

CALLER: Really?

CLINIC: Um-hum. By law. There’s nothing we can do besides follow the law.

CALLER: Oh. Would he get in trouble or anything?

CLINIC: There’s a possibility.

CALLER: Well, what could happen?

CLINIC: It just depends on what the court system would decide to do.

CALLER: Well, if I came in for a pregnancy test you would have to talk to the court?

CLINIC: Yes. We would have to call and report it to the Child Protective Services.

CALLER: Oh. Okay. Well, so like even if the pregnancy test came out that I wasn’t pregnant?

CLINIC: Correct.

CALLER: Oh. Okay.

CLINIC: If you just came in for a pregnancy test on your own and if you didn’t fill out like — basically you don’t really have to fill out too much paperwork when you come in for a pregnancy test. And if you just — it’s hard to explain to you, but whatever you write down is what we ask you about. If you don’t write it down we don’t ask you.

CALLER: Oh, okay. So if I came in without him and the pregnancy test said that I was not pregnant, could I get birth control?

CLINIC: Yes.

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

CLINIC: Nope.

CALLER: Really?

CLINIC: Yep.

CALLER: Okay. Okay. Well, so just when I’m signing stuff don’t tell everybody everything?

CLINIC: You know, I can’t really say that but I’ll just tell you that anything that you list we have to ask you about.

CALLER: Oh, okay.

CLINIC: Does that make sense?

CALLER: Yeah.

CLINIC: Okay. And if you wanted to make an appointment, I could definitely do that for you.

CALLER: Oh, what time?

CLINIC: Our next appointment would be Wednesday.

CALLER: Okay, what time on Wednesday?

CLINIC: We have morning and afternoon.

CALLER: Afternoon would probably be better.

CLINIC: Okay. How about 3:30?

CALLER: Yeah, I guess.

CLINIC: And what’s your name?

CALLER: Christine.

CLINIC: And what’s your last name?

CALLER: Smith.

CLINIC: What’s your phone number?

CALLER: Well, do you guys really need that?

CLINIC: Just in case we need to reschedule. Is there a phone number that we could call in case, you know, like if somebody gets sick and we have to reschedule the appointment?

CALLER: Oh. Well, my boyfriend got a new cell phone. Could I give you that number?

CLINIC: That’s fine.

CALLER: Okay, well I don’t know it yet because he just got it, but can I give you that? Like can I call you back with that?

CLINIC: That’s fine.

CALLER: All right. Well, what was your name so that I can call you back?

CLINIC: This is Sara.

CALLER: Oh, okay.

CLINIC: Okay?

CALLER: Was there anything else you needed?

CLINIC: I don’t think so. We’ll just see you Wednesday the 27th at 3:00 if for some reason I don’t talk to you again.

CALLER: All right.

CLINIC: Okay?

CALLER: Thank you.

CLINIC: Uh-huh.

CALLER: Bye.

(phone clicks)

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#459 – Planned Parenthood in Waco, TX

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PLANNED PARENTHOOD
PO BOX 1518
WACO, TX 76703-1518
254-759-5750

TAPE – 459

(dialing sounds) (ringing 1X)

RECORDING: Thank you for calling the Planned Parenthood Ross Street Clinic. To hear this menu in English, press 1. (dial sound) To make an appointment at this clinic, press 1. (dial sound) Please hold while I transfer your call.

We help individuals make informed decisions and responsible choices about their fertility and reproductive health, reduce, teen pregnancy, provide counseling for all –

CLINIC: Thank you for calling the Planned Parenthood. This is Alice for Surgi Clinic. Can I help you?

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

CLINIC: We do them at the Columbus clinic.

CALLER: Okay. Do you have that number?

CLINIC: Yes. It’s 759-5772.

CALLER: Okay. Well, I’m just worried because like I’m — well, I’m going to be 14 in March, and my friend told me that they would have to tell my parents that I was getting an abortion. But my boyfriend’s 22. Could he just sign whatever it is –

CLINIC: No, no.

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

CLINIC: There is a law that if you’re under 17 years old and you’re going to get an abortion, your parents do have to be notified.

CALLER: Really?

CLINIC: In fact, they have to come with you, your legal guardian or your parent has to come with you to sign an affidavit.

CALLER: Oh. Well, is there any way not to do that, because I don’t know what would happen if they found out. I mean –

CLINIC: The only way you can do that is you have to get ahold of a lawyer, and the judge has to overrule, has to overrule the parents consent and that they will give you a paper to bring to us.

CALLER: Okay.

CLINIC: But the only way you could do that is, you have to get ahold of a lawyer.

CALLER: Yeah.

CLINIC: And he takes it before a judge. And the judge would give you a form saying that, you know — in other words, you got to tell the judge why it wouldn’t be a good idea for your parents to know.

CALLER: Oh.

CLINIC: And if the judge gives his okay, then you bring that paper to us.

CALLER: Okay. Well, how much does a lawyer cost?

CLINIC: I have no idea.

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

CLINIC: I don’t know because the people go to different judges. There have been some cases where they bring the letter from the judge.

CALLER: Really?

CLINIC: Uh-huh.

CALLER: Okay.

CLINIC: But it’s just a law now that if you’re under 17 and getting an abortion your parents do have to sign. Your parent or your legal guardian.

CALLER: Okay. Well, I’m just scared because like the whole reason is because like I haven’t had my period since like December 21st, and I don’t know what to do.

CLINIC: So how far along do you think you are?

CALLER: I’m not really sure.

CLINIC: You’re not sure. Okay. Well, they cost $190 if you’re under 13 weeks. And you say your period was started when?

CALLER: December 21st was my last period.

CLINIC: Okay, that’s when it started?

CALLER: Yeah.

CLINIC: Okay, December 21st. Let me see how far along you are. December 21st. And this is February the 25th. Okay. You would still be considered first trimester. You really will have to get in there like kind of quick, like next Wednesday. We do abortions only on Wednesday mornings, and you will have to, you know, call over there and make your appointment.

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

CLINIC: Yeah, you can get a pregnancy test. I mean, if you get just the pregnancy test it’s $10.

CALLER: Oh, okay. My boyfriend said he would pay for anything, for everything. But we were talking about all this, and we decided that we didn’t’ want anyone to know about us. Would you have to say anything to him? Like he would be the only way I could get there.

CLINIC: Do we have to say anything to your boyfriend?

CALLER: Huh? Yeah. Well, he said he would pay, but he’s just worried. He doesn’t want to sign anything.

CLINIC: Okay. No, he doesn’t have to sign anything for the pregnancy test.

CALLER: Oh, okay.

CLINIC: He doesn’t. As far as him — I mean, if you want us to tell him about your pregnancy we can, but if you don’t want us to we don’t have to.

CALLER: Well, he already knows. I mean –

CLINIC: Oh, okay. Okay.

CALLER: He’s taking care of everything. So.

CLINIC: As far as the abortion, you do have to have parents’ consent. Okay? That parent has to be there to sign.

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

CLINIC: Yes. We do it here at the Ross Clinic and at the Columbus Clinic.

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

CLINIC: No. No.

CALLER: Really?

CLINIC: No. Not if you’re on birth control.

CALLER: Okay. Well, do you know, like I’m not old enough to drive, but would my boyfriend be able to pick up the pills if –

CLINIC: No. You have to come in yourself.

CALLER: Oh, really?

CLINIC: Uh-huh.

CALLER: Okay.

CLINIC: Okay? If you decide to go to the Columbus Clinic, the number there is 759-5772.

CALLER: Okay. Well, thank you.

CLINIC: Okay?

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

CLINIC: My name is Alice.

CALLER: Okay. Thanks.

CLINIC: You’re welcome. Bye bye.

CALLER: Bye.

(phone clicks)

*** THE END ***

#438 – Planned Parenthood in Fort Worth, TX

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PLANNED PARENTHOOD
2470 JACKSBORO HWY
FORT WORTH, TX 76114-2201
817-625-2891

TAPE – 438

(dialing sounds) (ringing 7X)

CLINIC: Northside Planned Parenthood. Martha. Can you hold one second?

CALLER: Yeah.

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

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

CLINIC: Not here at this clinic. I could give you the number.

CALLER: All right.

CLINIC: 882-1175.

CALLER: Okay.

CLINIC: All right?

CALLER: Where is that exactly?

CLINIC: It’s 817 the area code, and they’ll give you instructions.

CALLER: Okay. Well, I was actually talking to someone at a Ft. Worth number. It was Kathy, and she told me to talk to you guys about it.

CLINIC: Okay, but we don’t do them here at this clinic. That’s why I’m giving you that number. Just tell them that you need a number — that they do them here in Ft. Worth. Because this is not the number. All right?

CALLER: Okay. It’s just — 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. But my boyfriend’s 22. Is it all right if he takes care of it and they wouldn’t have to tell anybody?

CLINIC: I don’t have any information on that. Just call that number — 882-1175. They should be able to answer all your questions.

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

CLINIC: After for a pregnancy test or before?

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

CLINIC: Yes.

CALLER: I don’t know if I’m pregnant.

CLINIC: Yes, you can come in here from 1:00 to 3:00 today.

CALLER: Oh, okay.

CLINIC: Okay?

CALLER: Well, would you have to tell anybody?

CLINIC: No, we don’t. Everything’s confidential.

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

CLINIC: I don’t know about that, about abortion. I don’t know about that.

CALLER: Well, like for the pregnancy test.

CLINIC: Oh, for the pregnancy test? He could pay.

CALLER: Oh, okay.

CLINIC: That’s not a problem.

CALLER: Well, he wouldn’t have to sign anything if he was paying for it?

CLINIC: No, he don’t have to sign. He don’t have to sign anything.

CALLER: Okay. Well, if it turned out that I wasn’t pregnant, do you guys do birth control there?

CLINIC: Yes, we do.

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

CLINIC: No. Everything’s confidential here.

CALLER: Oh, okay. Well, so it’s all right if like my boyfriend’s there with me for that too?

CLINIC: Well, not inside for your exam. He will come in, you know, for your visit but outside.

CALLER: Okay. Well, I just have so many questions, and I’m confused. I don’t know what to do. But is it all right if like I call you back? What was your name?

CLINIC: You can go ahead and call us back.

CALLER: Okay. Well, what was your name?

CLINIC: Josie.

CALLER: Okay.

CLINIC: All right?

CALLER: Thanks.

CLINIC: Okay, bye bye.

CALLER: Bye.

(phone clicks)

*** THE END ***

#449 – Planned Parenthood in San Antonio, TX

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PLANNED PARENTHOOD
120 W. ASHBY PL
SAN ANTONIO, TX 78212-5838
210-736-2475

TAPE – 449

(dialing sounds) (ringing 3X)

CLINIC: Planned Parenthood. This is Lisa. How can I help you?

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

CLINIC: Not this clinic, ma’am, but the one on Babcock. You want the number over there?

CALLER: Yes, please.

CLINIC: Okay, it isn’t Planned Parenthood, however. It’s 736-3262.

CALLER: Okay. Well, do you know — like I’m going to be 14 in March. My friend — I’m just worried because like 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: You would have to ask them because they’re the ones that take care of it.

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

CLINIC: Yeah, the pregnancy test, the urine is $10 and the blood is $25.

CALLER: Okay. Well, would you have to tell anybody that I was getting a pregnancy test though?

CLINIC: No. Uh-uh.

CALLER: Really?

CLINIC: Um-um.

CALLER: Okay. Well, my boyfriend said that, like we were talking about all this, and he said that he would pay for everything. Would it be all right if he was there with me?

CLINIC: Can you hold on for one second?

CALLER: Yeah.

CLINIC: Okay, ma’am? Pay for what, ma’am?

CALLER: The pregnancy test and everything.

CLINIC: Oh, that’s fine.

CALLER: Really? Well, would he — would you guys have to talk to him or ask him any questions? He just — we just don’t want anyone to know about us, so.

CLINIC: Um-um.

CALLER: Really?

CLINIC: You just get the $10 and you can come in for the pregnancy test.

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

CLINIC: You could. However, you would need an appointment for that.

CALLER: Oh, okay. But would you have to tell my parents I was on birth control?

CLINIC: No. Um-um. It’s confidential.

CALLER: Oh, okay. So, okay.

CLINIC: Okay?

CALLER: Well, do you know — like how much does it cost for a birth control actually?

CLINIC: How old are you?

CALLER: I’ll be 14 in March.

CLINIC: It would just be a donation because there wouldn’t be any charges for you.

CALLER: Oh, okay. Well, if I was on birth control, would my boyfriend be able to pick up the pills? Because I can’t drive. He’d be the only way that I could get them.

CLINIC: Yeah, as long as you were to put him down.

CALLER: Oh, okay. Okay.

CLINIC: Um-hum.

CALLER: Thanks.

(phone clicks)

*** THE END ***

#460 – Planned Parenthood in El Paso, TX

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PLANNED PARENTHOOD
1130 MONTANA AVE.
EL PASO, TX 79902-5510
915-543-3062

TAPE – 460

(dialing sounds) (ringing 1X)

CLINIC (male): Good afternoon. Planned Parenthood. Desert Rainbow Center. May I help you?

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

CLINIC: I’m sorry, no we don’t. All I know is on the clinics we do pregnancy testing. Other than that, nothing to do with abortions.

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

CLINIC: I sure don’t, not right offhand.

CALLER: Okay. Well, I just was wanting to ask some questions about it really. Do you — could I ask you real quick?

CLINIC: Okay. Can you hold on? I’ll get you someone that might be able to help you. Hold on a second.

CALLER: Okay.

CLINIC (female): This is Gail.

CALLER: Hi. Yeah. I was wondering about — I had a few questions about getting an abortion, and I was wanting to talk to someone.

CLINIC: Okay. All I can do is give you a phone number. We don’t do that here.

CALLER: Okay.

CLINIC: Let me put you on hold. Let me find the number for you, okay?

CALLER: All right.

CLINIC: Okay, ma’am?

CALLER: Uh-huh.

CLINIC: It’s 544-2769.

CALLER: Okay. Well, do you know like — well, I’m just worried because like my friend — like I’m going to be 14 in March. And she told me that they would have to tell my parents. But my boyfriend’s 22. Could he just tell them?

CLINIC: You know what? I hate to tell you this, but, yeah, they have to tell your parents, and your boyfriend can get into a lot of trouble.

CALLER: For what? What do you mean?

CLINIC: You know, you’re 14 and he’s 22?

CALLER: Yeah.

CLINIC: Yeah. Yeah. Do your parents, do they know you’re having sex?

CALLER: Well, no, that’s why they can’t tell them. They can’t find out at all. I mean, if they found out I don’t know what would happen.

CLINIC: Well, that’s the only thing. In the state of Texas you have to have your parents permission to get an abortion.

CALLER: Well, is there any way not to tell them?

CLINIC: You’re going to have to go up to a judge.

CALLER: Yeah?

CLINIC: And you’re going to probably have to persuade him.

CALLER: Well, how much does that cost?

CLINIC: I don’t know because we don’t do abortions. I can’t tell you. But if you want, call that number. They should be able to help you.

CALLER: Well, I was really just wanting to get like a pregnancy test. Could I do that there?

CLINIC: Okay, no. All we do here is HIV and AIDS testing and presentations. But they can help you at that same place that I give you the number at. They can help you with that also. They also do the pap smears and they do birth control also.

CALLER: Well, the guy that I talked to before said that you guys do pregnancy tests.

CLINIC: Not here. Not where we’re at. He’s a volunteer. All we do is HIV and AIDS testing here. He’s probably referring to the clinic. That’s probably what he was talking about. Yeah, clinics do the pregnancy test, but we don’t do them here in this building.

CALLER: Okay.

CLINIC: Yeah, we do HIV testing, presentations, things like that.

CALLER: Oh.

CLINIC: Okay? Once you get this taken care of, it’s really important, you might want to consider birth control.

CALLER: Well, would you guys be able to do that there?

CLINIC: No. You have to go to our clinics. All we do is HIV, presentations and things like that.

CALLER: Well, do you know if anybody would have to know if I was on birth control?

CLINIC: I’m sorry? Oh, no, no. That part, no.

CALLER: Really?

CLINIC: No. That part you wouldn’t have to tell your parents, but for the abortion you do have to go to your parents. Call them, calla the number I gave you. See what they tell you because they may be able to give you some more information. But like I said, since we don’t do it we don’t have that information. I don’t know what the procedure is. But, yeah, according to the law you would have to tell your parents if you do want to get an abortion.

CALLER: Okay. Well, you’ve been a lot of help thanks.

CLINIC: Uh-huh.

CALLER: What’s your name?

CLINIC: My name is Gail.

CALLER: Okay.

CLINIC: Okay?

CALLER: Thanks.

CLINIC: Uh-huh. Bye bye.

CALLER: Bye.

(phone clicks)

*** THE END ***

#439 – Planned Parenthood in Waco, TX

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PLANNED PARENTHOOD
1927 COLUMBUS AVE.
WACO, TX 76701-1032
254-759-5772

TAPE – 439

(dialing sounds) (ringing 1X)

CLINIC: Planned Parenthood. Pam. May I help you?

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

CLINIC: Yes, ma’am.

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

CLINIC: Depends on how far along you are. When was the first day of your last period?

CALLER: December 21st.

CLINIC: Okay. It would be $390.

CALLER: Oh, okay. Well, do you know — like, well, 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. Is he old enough to take care of it, and you wouldn’t have to tell anybody about anything?

CLINIC: No, ma’am. One of your parents has to come with you.

CALLER: Really?

CLINIC: Yes, ma’am.

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

CLINIC: Not with you’re 14 and he’s 22?

CALLER: Uh-huh.

CLINIC: Did you know that that’s statutory rape in the state of Texas?

CALLER: What do you mean? He’s not raping me. I mean, we’re in love. We’re going to get married.

CLINIC: Okay. Because of you age and because of his age we would have to report that.

CALLER: To who?

CLINIC: To the police.

CALLER: Well, what could happen?

CLINIC: Well, he could be arrested.

CALLER: He could be arrested?

CLINIC: Yes, ma’am.

CALLER: Well, he can’t be arrested. I mean, he’s — we’re going to get married, and he’s going to take care of me for the rest of our lives.

CLINIC: Hmm.

CALLER: I mean –

CLINIC: That’s just the law, ma’am.

CALLER: Uh-huh. Well, what can I do then?

CLINIC: I don’t know what you could do. If you come into this clinic, I’m letting you know ahead of time that we have to report that to the police.

CALLER: Oh.

CLINIC: And that he stands the possibility of being arrested. So I did, I do want to let you know that.

CALLER: Well, what —

CLINIC: Plus, we have to send — one of your parents has to bring you for the procedure. Or you could go before a judge and get what’s called a judicial bypass with — but with your situation I don’t know if that would be good for you to do because of his age.

CALLER: Well, would it be better just not to tell anybody about him?

CLINIC: Well, they’re going to ask you some questions.

CALLER: Yeah? So you don’t think that I could get a judicial bypass?

CLINIC: If you explain that to the judge, it’s possible. I really couldn’t tell you. I really wouldn’t know. Hold on a minute.

CALLER: Okay.

CLINIC: (pause) Do you have a good reason for not telling your mother?

CALLER: Well, I can’t tell them at all. I mean, I don’t know what would happen. They’d be furious.

CLINIC: Well, yeah. But I mean, that wouldn’t be a good enough reason for you to tell the judge. You have to be able to convince a judge why are you getting this procedure. You would have to be able to convince him.

CALLER: Well, what should I say?

CLINIC: Girl, I don’t know. In your situation, I don’t know.

CALLER: Well, how could I find out that I was pregnant for sure?

CLINIC: You could take a urine pregnancy test.

CALLER: Oh. Do I come in there for that?

CLINIC: Have you taken the test?

CALLER: No. I’m just really worried because I haven’t had my period for awhile.

CLINIC: Okay. You come here and you take this test, and your test turns out to be positive? We have to report that.

CALLER: But what if it was negative?

CLINIC: If it’s negative, you don’t have anything to worry about. But if your test is positive, then we have to report that.

CALLER: Well, could I get on birth control if it was negative?

CLINIC: Yeah. You can get on birth control.

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

CLINIC: No.

CALLER: Really?

CLINIC: Um-um.

CALLER: And my boyfriend wouldn’t get in trouble?

CLINIC: Have you missed a period?

CALLER: Yeah. Haven’t had it since December 21st.

CLINIC: Ooh. So, and you’ve been having unprotected sex?

CALLER: Yeah.

CLINIC: Okay. Well, (sighs) it’s possible that you could be pregnant, and if you are pregnant and you come in here, we’d have to report it.

CALLER: Oh. But if I wasn’t, you wouldn’t have to say anything?

CLINIC: Right.

CALLER: Well, so, could I get birth control if I wasn’t pregnant then?

CLINIC: Yes, ma’am, you could get birth control. It’s $28 one-time charge and then the pills are $15 a pack. For your very first would be $43. And then it would be $15 a pack after that. But if you have a missed period, then you’re not going to be able to get birth control from us until you have a period. You’d have to be on your period to start the birth control pills.

CALLER: Well, would anybody have to know about my boyfriend if I was in birth control?

CLINIC: No, ma’am.

CALLER: Really?

CLINIC: No, long as your test comes out negative.

CALLER: Okay.

CLINIC: So you want to come in?

CALLER: Well, I got to talk to my boyfriend to see. But –

CLINIC: Yeah — you, yeah, that’s something you need to discuss with him, because if you come in here and your test is positive, we have to report that.

CALLER: Oh. All right.

CLINIC: Okay? And we definitely could not give you an abortion without one of your parents coming with you unless you got a judicial bypass, and I don’t even know how you would go before a judge with your situation. You know what I’m saying?

CALLER: Yeah. All right.

CLINIC: Okay?

CALLER: Okay. So –

CLINIC: Something to think about.

CALLER: So I’ll just call you back. Okay, thanks.

CLINIC: All right.

CALLER: Bye.

CLINIC: Bye bye.

(phone clicks)

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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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