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#554 – Planned Parenthood in Ogden, UT

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PLANNED PARENTHOOD
4387 HARRISON BLVD. # D8
OGDEN, UT 84403-3267
801-479-7721

TAPE – 554

(dialing sounds) (ringing 2X)

CLINIC: Planned Parenthood.

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

CLINIC: We don’t. We do the counseling that’s required before them, but we don’t perform the abortions here.

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

CLINIC: There’s a few clinics in Salt Lake that do. I can give you the numbers if you want them.

CALLER: Okay.

CLINIC: Okay, that is –

CALLER: Well, what do I have to do, like, before, like coming in there?

CLINIC: It’s just a 24-hour counseling thing, just so you know what’s going to happen.

CALLER: Okay. It’s just — I’m just really worried about all this because like my friend told me that since like — well I’m almost 14. Like I’ll be 14 next month. And she said that you guys would have to tell my parents I’m getting an abortion. But my boyfriend’s 22. Is he old enough to take care of everything and you wouldn’t have to tell anybody?

CLINIC: I’m not sure. You’d have to ask the clinic. We don’t — since we don’t do it here we don’t know all the answers.

CALLER: Oh. Well, I’m just scared because I haven’t had my period since like December 21st, and I don’t know if I really am pregnant, but I just haven’t had my period in awhile. I’m worried.

CLINIC: Okay. If you want, you can come in and take a pregnancy test to be sure that you are.

CALLER: Really?

CLINIC: Yeah, before you actually call the clinic. They’ll ask you if you are, and if you say that you don’t know, then they’re just going to send you to get it anyways.

CALLER: Oh. Well, do you guys have to tell my parents if I was getting a pregnancy test?

CLINIC: No, we don’t have to inform anybody on a pregnancy test. You just come in, and we do it for you.

CALLER: Okay. Well, it’s just, me and my boyfriend were talking about all this, and we didn’t want anyone to know about us. Like he said he was going to pay for everything, but if he paid for everything would he have to sign anything?

CLINIC: I don’t know. I don’t — about on the pregnancy test you can just come in, you know. He doesn’t have to do anything, and we won’t tell anybody about that.

CALLER: Oh, okay.

CLINIC: But on the abortion, I don’t know. You’d have to talk to the clinic.

CALLER: So for the pregnancy test he could be there with me?

CLINIC: Uh-huh. Yes.

CALLER: Okay. Well, if it turned out that I wasn’t pregnant, would I be able to get birth control?

CLINIC: If you had an exam within the past year. If not, we’d have to do a pap smear.

CALLER: Oh, okay.

CLINIC: And then we could start you on birth control if everything’s okay.

CALLER: Well, is there like any age limit for birth control?

CLINIC: No.

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

CLINIC: No. No. We just have your chart here, and it’s confidential. Nobody knows but whoever you tell.

CALLER: Oh, okay. Well, when do you guys normally do pregnancy tests?

CLINIC: We can do them anytime between 9:30 and 4:00.

CALLER: Okay.

CLINIC: But let’s see, let me think. We do them for free on Mondays.

CALLER: Oh, okay.

CLINIC: The regular cost for them is $15.

CALLER: Oh. Well, I just have a lot of questions. I don’t know. But is it all right if I call you and talk to you? What’s your name?

CLINIC: Yvette.

CALLER: Oh. Okay.

CLINIC: Um-hum.

CALLER: All right. Thanks.

CLINIC: Okay. You’re welcome.

CALLER: Bye.

CLINIC: Bye.

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