Listen to the Call:
3727 GREENBRIAR DR # 118
STAFFORD, TX 77477-3929
TAPE – 446
(dialing sounds) (ringing 1X)
CLINIC: Planned Parenthood. This is Aieta (sp). Can you hold, please?
CLINIC: Thank you.
Hi. How may I help you?
CALLER: Yeah. I was wondering if you guys do abortions there?
CLINIC: No, not at this location. The only clinic that does that is downtown.
CALLER: Okay. Well, do you have that phone number?
CLINIC: Sure. 713-535-2400.
CALLER: Okay. Well, do you know, like I’m just worried because like I’m going to be 14 in March and my friend told me that they would have to tell my parents.
CALLER: But my boyfriend’s 22. Could he just sign whatever it is and they wouldn’t have to tell anybody?
CLINIC: No. No, you would have to contact surgical services. They have to explain to you the procedure.
CALLER: Well, do you know if there’s any way not to tell my parents?
CLINIC: You have to discuss it with them.
CALLER: Oh. Well, could I come in there for a pregnancy test though?
CLINIC: It’s going to be $25.
CALLER: Okay. I’m just really worried because like I haven’t had my period since like December 21st, and I’m scared.
CALLER: So. If — like would it be all right if like my boyfriend was there with me though to get the pregnancy test?
CLINIC: We bring you back alone.
CALLER: Oh. Well, he was going to pay for everything. Does he have to sign anything, or anything?
CALLER: Really? All right. But nobody would have to know about him or anything?
CLINIC: No. Um-um.
CALLER: Okay. Well, if it turned out that I wasn’t pregnant after the pregnancy test, could I come in — or could I get birth control the same day?
CLINIC: No. You have to make an appointment.
CALLER: Oh. Well, do you — would you after the appointment though could I get birth control and you wouldn’t have to tell anybody that I was on birth control?
CLINIC: No. You have to just make an appointment.
CALLER: Oh, okay.
CLINIC: Did you want to make an appointment now?
CALLER: Well, yeah, I guess. I just don’t know.
CLINIC: What is your date of birth?
CALLER: It’s March 19, 1988.
CLINIC: And how old are you?
CALLER: I’ll be 14 in March.
CLINIC: So you’re 13.
CLINIC: Okay. You do have to realize that it has to be reported that you are sexually active. It has to be reported to CPS because of your age.
CALLER: How come?
CLINIC: Because of your age.
CALLER: Would they — would I get in trouble?
CLINIC: I mean, it has to be reported whether CPS follows up on it, that’s a different situation. But we have to let you know that it is reported.
CALLER: Well, what would they do?
CLINIC: I’m not really sure.
CALLER: Oh. Would they have to tell my parents?
CLINIC: I’m not really sure from there.
CLINIC: Normally we don’t’ report it unless, if it’s 14 and up. But you’re under 13, 13 and under it has to be reported.
CALLER: Well, could I get in trouble, or could my boyfriend get in trouble?
CLINIC: It’s possible if they find out his age.
CALLER: Really? What could happen?
CLINIC: I mean, I really don’t know. I don’t know the legality about that. I don’t know.
CALLER: Oh. Well, what if the pregnancy test said that I wasn’t pregnant? Would you guys still have to report it?
CLINIC: If you’re having intercourse? Yes. When you come in for the full exam because we would put down that you’re sexually active and you’ve had a pregnancy test.
CALLER: Oh. Okay. So, well, would I be able to go anywhere that they wouldn’t have to report it?
CLINIC: I’m not really sure about any other clinic’s protocol.
CALLER: Oh, okay. Okay.
CALLER: All right. So –
CLINIC: Do you want to go ahead and make the appointment?
CALLER: Well, I don’t know. I need to call my boyfriend and see.
CALLER: But — okay. Thanks.
CLINIC: Bye bye.
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