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#550 – Planned Parenthood in Orem, UT

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PLANNED PARENTHOOD
1842 S. COLUMBIA LN.
OREM, UT 84097-8036
801-226-5246

TAPE – 550

(dialing sounds) (ringing 2X)

CLINIC: Planned Parenthood.

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

CLINIC: I’m sorry. What?

CALLER: Do you guys do abortions there?

CLINIC: We do the informed consent.

CALLER: Okay.

CLINIC: The Utah Women’s Clinic up in Salt Lake does the procedures. So you want their number?

CALLER: Yeah.

CLINIC: Okay. It’s 1-801-531-9192.

CALLER: Okay. Well, do you know, my friend told me that since like I’m going to be 14 in March she 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 about anything?

CLINIC: No. They have to take, talk to your parents about it.

CALLER: Oh, really?

CLINIC: Uh-huh.

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

CLINIC: Who is your guardian?

CALLER: Huh?

CLINIC: Who’s your guardian?

CALLER: My parents.

CLINIC: Yeah, exactly. So that’s who they need to need to notify.

CALLER: Well, is there any way not to tell them, because they can’t find out all. I mean, if they found out I don’t know what would happen.

CLINIC: I know. Yeah. That’s a toughie, but they have to be notified.

CALLER: Oh.

CLINIC: They’re probably going to have to go with you.

CALLER: Okay. Well –

CLINIC: You can give them a call. Utah Women’s Clinic. They’ll tell you about everything you want to know.

CALLER: Okay. Well, I just haven’t had my period yet since like, since December 21st. And that’s the main reason why I’m concerned about all this. But could I come in there for a pregnancy test to see?

CLINIC: Uh-huh.

CALLER: Well, would you have to tell my parents about that?

CLINIC: No. Not at all. It’s confidential. You can come in today. They’re $5 today.

CALLER: Okay.

CLINIC: Okay?

CALLER: Well, my boyfriend would be the only way I could get there. Would that be all right if he’s there?

CLINIC: No, that’s not a problem.

CALLER: Okay. It’s just –

CLINIC: You can just come in any time.

CALLER: We were talking about all this, and we don’t want a whole bunch of people to know about us. So if he was paying for everything would he have to sign anything?

CLINIC: No. No, no, no. All you have to do is just fill out a paper and we could do that, get urine sample, go (unclear) back again and we run the test and tell you.

CALLER: Okay.

CLINIC: Okay?

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

CLINIC: Uh-huh. You have to schedule an appointment.

CALLER: Oh. Well, how long does that take?

CLINIC: To the 11th of March. That’s when our next opening will be.

CALLER: No, like how long does it take to get the exam?

CLINIC: Until the 11th of March.

CALLER: Oh, well, how –

CLINIC: We’re filled up right now so.

CALLER: Huh?

CLINIC: We are booked right now.

CALLER: Oh. Well, I mean, like how long does it — like does it take a long time to do the actual exam itself, or –

CLINIC: No, no, no. Once you come in for your appointment it takes 30 to 45 minutes.

CALLER: Oh, okay.

CLINIC: Uh-huh.

CALLER: All right. Well, I have actually a lot of questions that I can’t think of right now, but could I call and ask you? What was your name?

CLINIC: That’s fine. That is not a problem. It’s Ruth.

CALLER: Okay.

CLINIC: Okay?

CALLER: Thanks.

CLINIC: Not a problem. Bye bye.

CALLER: Bye.

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