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#662 – Planned Parenthood in Bennington, VT

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PLANNED PARENTHOOD
140 HOSPITAL DR # 307
BENNINGTON, VT 5201-5018
802-442-8166

TAPE – 662

(Dialing, phone ringing 2x)

CLINIC: Good afternoon, Planned Parenthood. Janice speaking.

CALLER: Hi. Yeah. I was calling to see if you guys do abortions there.

CLINIC: No, we don’t.

CALLER: Okay. Well, do you know of anyplace that does?

CLINIC: Yeah. They do them at our Rutland Center. They do them in Burlington and West Lebanon. And also there’s one or two private doctors that do them also.

CALLER: Okay. Well, do you have the number for the one in Burlington?

CLINIC: Okay. Just one sec. Burlington is 802-863-6326 or 6327.

CALLER: Okay. The thing is, I’m going to be 14 later on this month, and my friend said that you guys would have to tell my parents. But my boyfriend’s 22. Could he just sign whatever it is, and you wouldn’t have to tell anybody about anything?

CLINIC: Well, probably if you’re only 14 I think you’ll have to come here for a pre-exam first and a sizing and a pregnancy test. And then you can set it up up there. And right now I don’t think we have to notify your parents. I could get you in Thursday for that. Have you been here for anything before?

CALLER: Huh?

CLINIC: Have you been here for anything else?

CALLER: No.

CLINIC: Okay. Thursday the 7th. When was your last period?

CALLER: January 3rd.

CLINIC: Can you come in at 11:10?

CALLER: Today?

CLINIC: On Thursday?

CALLER: Oh. Well, I’d have to call my boyfriend to see.

CLINIC: Okay. Well, I’ve got some openings on Thursday. So if you want to find out about that, that would be one of the openings. And I could also do it 1:30 in the afternoon.

CALLER: Well, the only thing is, me and my boyfriend talked about all this, and we don’t want anybody to know about us.

CLINIC: Right.

CALLER: Would you have to tell anybody if he was paying for everything?

CLINIC: Okay. Yeah, that’s okay.

CALLER: Really?

CLINIC: As long as you can pay for it, that’s not a problem. So why don’t you check with him and let me know, and then we can set something up for Thursday.

CALLER: Okay. One other thing. If it ended up that I wasn’t pregnant, do you guys do birth control there?

CLINIC: Yes, we do.

CALLER: It’s just we don’t want to have to worry about all this again.

CLINIC: Right. Yeah, we can do all that. Sure.

CALLER: Okay.

CLINIC: So you can call me back when you find out. The late morning or the early afternoon would be the best time

CALLER: Okay. So I’ll talk to him and call you back.

CLINIC: Okay. Bye bye.

CALLER: Thanks.

***END***

#642 – Vermont Women’s Health Center (p.p. Affiliate) in Burlington, VT

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VERMONT WOMEN’S HEALTH CENTER (P.P. AFFILIATE)
336 NORTH AVE.
BURLINGTON, VT 5401
802-863-1386

TAPE – 642

(Dialing, phone ringing 2x)

CLINIC: Women’s Health Center.

CALLER: Hi. Yeah. I was calling to see if you guys do abortions there.

CLINIC: We actually don’t provide surgical abortions here. We do that at the Planned Parenthood in Burlington, and they take care of all the scheduling there.

CALLER: Okay. Is this a Planned Parenthood center though?

CLINIC: We are an affiliate.

CALLER: Oh. Okay. The reason why I’m calling is because my friend told me to call you guys. Do you guys do pregnancy tests there?

CLINIC: We do that, yeah.

CALLER: Oh, okay. I’m just kind of scared of all this because I haven’t had my period since January 3rd, and I’m just really worried.

CLINIC: Have you done a pregnancy test?

CALLER: Well, no.

CLINIC: Well, it sounds like you should do that before you jump to any conclusions about getting an abortion.

CALLER: The thing is, I’m going to be 14 at the end of the month, and my friend said that they would have to tell my parents about all this. But my boyfriend’s 22. Could he just sign whatever it is, and they wouldn’t have to tell anybody about anything?

CLINIC: Well, we would not need to tell your parents regardless

CALLER: Is there anyone else?

CLINIC: Well, if you are 14 and you have a partner who’s 22, that might be something that we need to talk about.

CALLER: What do you mean?

CLINIC: That is something that might possibly, depending on the situation, be reportable to the state.

CALLER: To the state?

CLINIC: Um-hmm.

CALLER: Well, what could happen?

CLINIC: I don’t know the answer to that.

CALLER: Well, would I get in trouble?

CLINIC: I don’t believe so.

CALLER: Would my boyfriend get in trouble?

CLINIC: I don’t know the answer to that. You’d have to discuss that with a provider.

CALLER: Okay. The thing is, if I come in there for a pregnancy test, would you have to say anything?

CLINIC: I’m sorry?

CALLER: If I came in there for a pregnancy test, would you have to say anything about anything?

CLINIC: I don’t know the answer to that. If you wanted a pregnancy test, Planned Parenthood has walk-in hours this afternoon —

CALLER: Where?

CLINIC: — from 1 to 7. At Planned Parenthood.

CALLER: Oh. The one in Burlington?

CLINIC: Yep. And I think if you are a teenage, I think the pregnancy tests are —

CALLER: Well, would they have to tell anybody?

CLINIC: — free. I don’t know the answer to that. You’d have to talk to them.

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

CLINIC: Yep. You would need to have an appointment for that.

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

CLINIC: No.

CALLER: Oh, okay. All right. I’m just really confused about all this. If I thought of any other questions, could I call you? What was your name?

CLINIC: My name is Amanda. I’m not often here, so I wouldn’t ask for me.

CALLER: Oh, all right.

CLINIC: And usually anyone who answers the phone can help you.

CALLER: Really?

CLINIC: Yep.

CALLER: Okay.

CLINIC: All right?

CALLER: Okay.

CLINIC: So I would start off there before you jump to any conclusions about needing an abortion. You should go get a pregnancy test.

CALLER: All right.

CLINIC: Okay?

CALLER: Okay.

CLINIC: All right. Good luck.

CALLER: Thanks.

CLINIC: Bye.

***END***

#637 – Planned Parenthood in Hyde Park, VT

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PLANNED PARENTHOOD
MAIN ST
HYDE PARK, VT 05655
802-888-3077

TAPE – 637

(dialing sound) (ringing 2X)

CLINIC: Good morning. Planned Parenthood. Can I help you?

CALLER: Hi. Yeah. I was calling to see if you guys do abortions there?

CLINIC: We don’t, no.

CALLER: Okay.

CLINIC: If you wanted to go through Planned Parenthood, they’re done at the Burlington and Barre clinics.

CALLER: Well, do you have a the number for those?

CLINIC: Both of them? Or did you want one in particular?

CALLER: Just the one in Burlington, I guess.

CLINIC: 863-6326.

CALLER: All right. Well, do you like if they have to — it’s just the thing is, I’m going to be 14 later on this month and my friend told me that you guys would have to tell my parents.

CLINIC: No. Nobody has to know.

CALLER: But my boyfriend’s 22. Could he sign whatever it is?

CLINIC: He doesn’t need to sign anything. It’s totally up to you.

CALLER: Oh, really?

CLINIC: Yes.

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

CLINIC: Yeah.

CALLER: I’m just scared because I haven’t had my period since like January 3, and I’m just really worried.

CLINIC: Okay. So let me put you on hold for just a moment, okay?

CALLER: All right.

CLINIC: Then I can find an appointment for you. Okay?

CALLER: Well, do you know if the pregnancy test came out that I wasn’t pregnant if you guys do birth control there?

CLINIC: We do do birth control here, yes.

CALLER: Oh. But would you have to tell my parents about that?

CLINIC: No.

CALLER: Okay. So you wouldn’t have to tell anybody if I was there about anything?

CLINIC: No.

CALLER: Really?

CLINIC: Nope.

CALLER: Okay. It’s just me and my boyfriend were talking about all this, and we don’t want a whole bunch of people to know about us, so.

CLINIC: Yeah.

CALLER: So if he was paying for everything would he have to sign anything though?

CLINIC: He doesn’t have to sign anything, and there’s — you know, definitely some issues there with how much difference there is your ages.

CALLER: What do you mean?

CLINIC: There’s quite a difference in your ages.

CALLER: Okay. Well, what do you mean? Like is that bad?

CLINIC: It can be. Sure. I mean, we’d, you know, certainly — it’s preferable that there not be such an age gap.

CALLER: Oh. Well, what does that mean? I don’t understand.

CLINIC: Yeah. Well, there’s different laws concerning minors and, and legally how old the person is that they can be.

CALLER: Okay. I don’t understand what you mean. What do you mean?

CLINIC: It’s actually really hard to explain but basically legally you know, the law states that for someone to go out with someone that is a minor under a certain age there can’t be a certain number of years between the two of them.

CALLER: Well, could something happen?

CLINIC: You know, I don’t actually know.

CALLER: Oh. Well, are you going to have to tell anybody?

CLINIC: If you let us know, yes.

CALLER: Oh, okay. So okay.

CLINIC: Okay?

CALLER: Well, if he was there — well, what should I do?

CLINIC: You just need to really be aware and you need to be aware of what information you’re giving out.

CALLER: Okay.

CLINIC: Okay?

CALLER: Well, would it be bad if he was there with me? Because he was going to pay for everything.

CLINIC: No, not if — I mean, we can’t guess someone’s age by the way they look.

CALLER: Okay.

CLINIC: Okay? But that also too, those laws are there for a reason, so you need to be aware of that, and you really need to think about it.

CALLER: Okay.

CLINIC: Okay?

CALLER: Well, if I come in for a –

CLINIC: (unclear) really valid.

CALLER: Okay.

CLINIC: Okay?

CALLER: All right. Well, if I come in for a pregnancy test, what time do you normally do those?

CLINIC: Let’s see what we have available. On Wednesday is the walk-in clinic is between 2 and 5, and that’s only on a Wednesday. So let me tell you what we have available today if you wanted to come in today.

CALLER: Okay.

CLINIC: I have any time between 2:50 and 3:30 available. I have a 4:10 or a 4:20, and those would be the only appointments available today.

CALLER: Okay. I have to call my boyfriend to see. Can I call you back? What was your name?

CLINIC: My name is Pamela. I’m the only one answering the phone.

CALLER: Oh, all right.

CLINIC: Okay?

CALLER: Okay, thanks.

CLINIC: Sure. Bye bye.

(phone clicks)

***THE END***

#638 – Planned Parenthood in Middlebury, VT

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PLANNED PARENTHOOD
102 COURT ST
MIDDLEBURY, VT 5753-1455
802-388-2765

TAPE – 638

(dialing sound) (ringing 2X)

CLINIC: Planned Parenthood. This is Patty.

CALLER: Hi. Yeah. I was calling to see if you guys do abortions there?

CLINIC: No, we don’t. It’s Rutland or Barre or Burlington. I don’t know where you’re closest to.

CALLER: Could I have the one for Barre, I guess?

CLINIC: Barre? Hold on. That number is 476-6696.

CALLER: Okay. Do you know — I’m just kind of worried because my friend told me that they would have to tell my parents. But it’s cause –

CLINIC: No.

CALLER: — like I’m going to be 14 later on this month. And she said that they would have to tell my parents since I’m so young. But my boyfriend’s 22. Could he just sign whatever it is and they wouldn’t have to tell anybody?

CLINIC: I don’t think — as far as I know they don’t tell your parents.

CALLER: Really?

CLINIC: Yep.

CALLER: Well, do they tell anybody besides my parents?

CLINIC: I don’t know why they would.

CALLER: Oh, okay. You just made it sound like they won’t tell your parents, but okay.

CLINIC: No. You know, they don’t — you know. You don’t have to have your parents’ consent if that’s what you’re — you don’t have to have signed consent form or anything.

CALLER: It’s just me and my boyfriend were talking about all this and we don’t want a whole bunch of people to know about us. But if we went in there and — he said he would pay for everything and take care of it all, but if he was paying for it would he have to sign anything?

CLINIC: No.

CALLER: Really? Okay. Well, could I come in to where you’re at and get a pregnancy test though? It’s just, the main reason is because I haven’t had my period since like January 3, and that’s why we’re scared about all this.

CLINIC: Yes. That puts you really close to being over.

CALLER: Over?

CLINIC: You can have it done up to 12 weeks.

CALLER: Okay.

CLINIC: So you should probably come in and have a test done. You haven’t done one yet?

CALLER: Well, no.

CLINIC: Okay. Yeah, you can come in and do it today if you want.

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

CLINIC: I couldn’t do it today but I could do it — see what the schedule’s like — we could do it tomorrow.

CALLER: Okay. Just come in for the pregnancy test tomorrow then?

CLINIC: Well, you can either come in today and we can make an appointment for tomorrow, or you can do both tomorrow. I guess it doesn’t matter.

CALLER: Okay.

CLINIC: Did you want to just do it both tomorrow?

CALLER: That would probably be better.

CLINIC: Okay.

CALLER: But I’d really have to call my boyfriend to see, but I think that would be better.

CLINIC: Okay.

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

CLINIC: No.

CALLER: Okay.

CLINIC: Do you want to do it at 9:00?

CALLER: Tomorrow?

CLINIC: Yeah.

CALLER: Well, I’d have to call him to see but I’m pretty sure. Let me call him and call you back. What was your name again?

CLINIC: My name’s Heidi.

CALLER: Okay.

CLINIC: All right.

CALLER: Thanks.

CLINIC: Yep. Bye bye.

(phone clicks)

***THE END***

#599 – Planned Parenthood in Brattlboro, VT

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PLANNED PARENTHOOD
402 CANAL ST
BRATTLBORO, VT 5301-6622
802-257-0534

TAPE – 599

(dialing sounds) (ringing 1X)

CLINIC: Planned Parenthood. This is Amy.

CALLER: Hi. Yeah. I was calling to see — well, do you guys do abortions there?

CLINIC: No, not here, but we do do referrals to other places who do.

CALLER: All right.

CLINIC: Yeah. Although there are some other Planned Parenthoods in the area, but we do not do them at out site.

CALLER: Oh, okay. Well, do you have a number for one that does?

CLINIC: Um — yep. Is this for yourself?

CALLER: Yeah.

CLINIC: Okay. And did you take a home pregnancy test, or did you have a test somewhere else?

CALLER: Well, no. I just — I’m scared because I haven’t had my period since like December 26, and I’m scared.

CLINIC: Okay. We would like you to come in and take a test before you make any appointment somewhere. You do need to have a confirmation of pregnancy.

CALLER: Okay.

CLINIC: So are you in Brattleboro area?

CALLER: Well, I’m in Chesterfield.

CLINIC: Chesterfield. Okay. So it’s not far from here, right?

CALLER: Right.

CLINIC: Okay. So we are open today until 5:00. Is there any way of you coming in today at some point to –

CALLER: Well, I’d have to call my boyfriend to see, but I was really wondering also if like — well, my friend told me that since like I’ll be 14 next month 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?

CLINIC: No. In Vermont you don’t have to do that.

CALLER: Oh, okay.

CLINIC: So we wouldn’t — it wouldn’t be an issue of telling your parents.

CALLER: Okay.

CLINIC: Okay? But we would like to see you here for just a confirmed test.

CALLER: Okay.

CLINIC: Okay? And we’re open tomorrow 9:00 to 12:00.

CALLER: Oh, okay. Well, it’s just me and my boyfriend were talking about all this, and we decided we don’t want a whole bunch of people to know about us.

CLINIC: You’re fine. Nobody — it’s a confidential.

CALLER: Well, he said that he was going to pay for everything, but would he have to sign anything if he was paying?

CLINIC: Well, it’s only within our system, so it’s not that — you know. In fact, you would have a free pregnancy test. There would be no charge.

CALLER: Oh, okay.

CLINIC: Okay?

CALLER: All right.

CLINIC: So will we see you today or tomorrow do you think?

CALLER: I have to call him to see when he can take me.

CLINIC: Okay.

CALLER: But I’m not sure.

CLINIC: Okay.

CALLER: Well, it’s just — if it ended up that I wasn’t pregnant could I get birth control there? It’s just we don’t have to — we don’t want to have to worry about this anymore.

CLINIC: Yeah. Well, it’s certainly something that would be discussed, okay? So we can certainly take it from there, and there’s a lot of options for you in that regard. Okay?

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

CLINIC: Nope.

CALLER: Oh, okay.

CLINIC: Nobody does.

CALLER: All right.

CLINIC: Okay?

CALLER: All right. Okay. So let me call him and I’ll call back.

CLINIC: You don’t have to call back. You can just show up.

CALLER: Oh, really?

CLINIC: Uh-huh.

CALLER: What time was it?

CLINIC: We’re open today until 5:00, so you’d need to come in like at least at 4:30.

CALLER: Okay.

CLINIC: Okay?

CALLER: All right.

CLINIC: We’ll see you.

CALLER: What time are you open tomorrow?

CLINIC: 9:00 to 12:00.

CALLER: All right.

CLINIC: And we just squeeze you in between patients.

CALLER: Oh, okay.

CLINIC: Okay?

CALLER: All right.

CLINIC: All right.

CALLER: Thank you.

CLINIC: Um-hum. Bye bye.

(phone clicks)

*** THE END ***

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#600 – Planned Parenthood in Burlington, VT

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PLANNED PARENTHOOD
23 MANSFIELD AVE
BURLINGTON, VT 5401-3390
802-863-6326

TAPE – 600

(Dialing, phone ringing 9x)

RECORDING: Hello. You have reached Planned Parenthood of Northern New England in Burlington, Vermont. All lines are currently busy. If you would like to hear our health center hours, press 1 now. If you would like to hear about the Facts of Life line, press 2 now. Otherwise, please stay on the line, and a healthcare associate will be with you as soon as possible.

(Pause)

RECORDING: Message repeated.

(Pause)

CLINIC: Planned Parenthood. This is Chris.

CALLER: Hi. Yeah. Do you guys do abortions there?

CLINIC: Yes, we do.

CALLER: How much does that cost?

CLINIC: For a local abortion with local anesthetic it’s $370, and general is $515. How old are you?

CALLER: Well, I’ll be 14 next month.

CLINIC: You’ll be 14? Then it’s 420 for general.

CALLER: I’m just kind of worried because my friend told me that you would have to tell my parents I was getting an abortion. But my boyfriend’s 22. Is he old enough to take care of it, and you wouldn’t have to tell anybody?

CLINIC: Uh-uh. We shouldn’t have to. It all depends. Are you going to have a surgical?

CALLER: I don’t know. What is that?

CLINIC: The surgical abortion is when you come in — that’s when we do the abortion here. Or there’s a medical abortion which you do at home, and then your parents do have to know about it.

CALLER: Oh. So what’s the difference?

CLINIC: Medical abortion is when you come in, you take a pill. And then you take another one. And then on Saturday or two days later you insert a pill that looks like Monistat into your vagina, and it makes you miscarry at home.

CALLER: Oh, okay.

CLINIC: What’s your first name?

CALLER: It’s Lisa.

CLINIC: May I ask your last name, Lisa?

CALLER: It’s Carter.

CLINIC: Do your parents know about your boyfriend and you?

CALLER: Yeah, they know we’re going out. I mean, he works with my dad. But they just don’t know we’re having sex. If they found out we were having sex, I don’t know what they would do. So they just can’t find out at all.

CLINIC: Right.

CALLER: The main reason why I’m worried about all this is I haven’t had my period since December 26th, and I’m scared.

CLINIC: Okay. Let me get my pregnancy calculator out, okay?

CALLER: Okay.

CLINIC: You said December 26th. When was the first day of your last menstrual period?

CALLER: The day after Christmas.

CLINIC: That was the first day?

CALLER: Yeah.

CLINIC: Okay. (Pause) So you’re nine weeks, two days.

CALLER: Okay.

CLINIC: Have you taken a pregnancy test?

CALLER: Well, no.

CLINIC: Well, that’s the first step. We need you to take a pregnancy test. You can come in today if you want and take one. We have walk-in hours until 4:00.

CALLER: Well, I’d have to call my boyfriend to see. If I wasn’t pregnant, could I get birth control there?

CLINIC: You can.

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

CLINIC: No.

CALLER: Okay. Well, my boyfriend and I were talking about all this, and we decided that we didn’t want a whole bunch of people to know about us. And he said he was going to pay for everything. Would he have to sign anything?

CLINIC: He would. And we would have to take his i.d. if he walked in the door, if you decide to come in and you are pregnant.

CALLER: Would you have to tell anybody about both of this?

CLINIC: No. Your health care is absolutely confidential.

CALLER: Okay. So nobody would find out about my boyfriend?

CLINIC: Nope.

CALLER: All right. So what time do you guys do the pregnancy tests?

CLINIC: We have them until 3:45 today.

CALLER: And I don’t have to have an appointment for that? I just come in?

CLINIC: You just walk in and tell them you’re here for a pregnancy test.

CALLER: Okay. Well, how long does it normally take to do that?

CLINIC: Well, when you come in we ask you to leave the urine sample. And then we do see our walk-ins in between our regular-scheduled patients, so sometimes there’s a wait.

CALLER: Oh, okay. So if I found out that I wasn’t pregnant, could I get birth control today?

CLINIC: We may need to make you an appointment, but we could get you in on Monday for that.

CALLER: Oh, okay. It’s just I don’t want to have to go through all this again.

CLINIC: No, I understand. Are you using any kind of birth control now? Are you using condoms?

CALLER: No. That’s why we were wanting to get birth control because me and my boyfriend don’t want to have to worry about this again.

CLINIC: Right. Okay. But yeah, we could definitely get you in today for a pregnancy test. So just come between now and 3:45.

CALLER: Okay.

CLINIC: Okay?

CALLER: Thanks.

CLINIC: You’re welcome.

CALLER: Bye.

CLINIC: Bye bye.

***END***

#601 – Planned Parenthood in St Albans, VT

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PLANNED PARENTHOOD
80 FAIRFIELD ST
ST ALBANS, VT 5478-1728
802-527-1727

TAPE – 601

(Dialing, phone ringing 2x)

CLINIC: Good morning, Planned Parenthood.

CALLER: Hi. Yeah. I was calling to see if you guys do abortions there.

CLINIC: We don’t do them here. We do a counseling here, and then we would send you to another place. Would you like the number to Burlington or Barre?

CALLER: Yeah.

CLINIC: Okay. Which one would you like?

CALLER: The one in Burlington.

CLINIC: Burlington? Okay. Let me just find it. Sorry. 863-6326.

CALLER: So I would come in there to get a pregnancy test.

CLINIC: Yeah. Or you could do it there; it’s up to you.

CALLER: Okay. Well, I would just rather go there. My friend told me to go to you guys.

I’m going to be 14 next month, 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?

CLINIC: That’s something you would discuss with them for this. We are confidential —

CALLER: Oh, okay.

CLINIC: — and we wouldn’t tell anybody.

CALLER: So if I came in there for a pregnancy test, you wouldn’t have to tell anybody?

CLINIC: No.

CALLER: Oh, okay. How much does it cost for a pregnancy test?

CLINIC: It would probably be at a contribution level for you. It wouldn’t cost anything most likely. It’s a very low amount of money.

CALLER: Well, my boyfriend said that he would pay for everything. But we were talking about all this, and we decided we don’t want a whole bunch of people to know about us. Would he have to sign anything if he’s paying for it all?

CLINIC: No.

CALLER: Oh, okay.

CLINIC: Hold on just one second.

CALLER: Okay.

CLINIC: Thanks.

(Pause)

CLINIC: Sorry about that. Hello?

CALLER: I’m here.

CLINIC: So did you want to set up an appointment?

CALLER: Well, I’d have to call my boyfriend to see when he could bring me. What time do you normally —

CLINIC: We’re here Monday through Friday. We have a walk-in every Wednesday between 1 and 4; otherwise just call and set up an appointment.

CALLER: Well, if it turned out that I wasn’t pregnant after the pregnancy test, could I get birth control today?

CLINIC: Absolutely. I can try to get you in today. I don’t know when — are you trying to come in today?

CALLER: Yeah.

CLINIC: The only thing I have today is — have you missed your period at all?

CALLER: Well, yeah. I haven’t had it since December 26th. That’s the main reason why we’re worried about all this.

CLINIC: And have you taken a home pregnancy test at all?

CALLER: No.

CLINIC: So let me see. I can tell you, we have an appointment at 3 open.

CALLER: Okay.

CLINIC: So do you want to schedule or give me a call back?

CALLER: I’d have to call you back after I talk to him.

CLINIC: Okay. Why don’t you do that?

CALLER: What was your name?

CLINIC: Lisa.

CALLER: Okay. Thanks.

CLINIC: You’re welcome.

CALLER: Bye.

CLINIC: Bye bye.

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#602 – Planned Parenthood in Williston, VT

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PLANNED PARENTHOOD
183 TALCOTT RD # 101
WILLISTON, VT 5495-2075
802-878-7232

TAPE – 602

(Dialing, phone ringing 2x)

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

CALLER: Hi. Yeah. I was calling to see if you guys do abortions there.

CLINIC: You’re calling our central office in Williston. I can refer you to a closer medical service office.

CALLER: Well, I live in Eden.

CLINIC: Eden, Vermont?

CALLER: Uh-huh.

CLINIC: You could try Burlington Planned Parenthood, Rutland or Barre. I can give you those phone numbers.

CALLER: Could I get the one in Burlington?

CLINIC: Sure. It’s 863-6326.

CALLER: Okay.

CLINIC: Do you want the one in Barre as well?

CALLER: Oh, all right.

CLINIC: You want to just try Burlington?

CALLER: Yeah. Well, could I ask you real quick — I’m just worried. I’ll be 14 next month, and my friend told me that you guys would have to tell my parents. But my boyfriend’s 22. Is that old enough to take care of it, and you wouldn’t have to tell anybody?

CLINIC: Well, you should call the Burlington office because they would have the correct medical information. But you do not need parental consent in Vermont for abortion services.

CALLER: Oh, okay. Well, do they do pregnancy tests there too though?

CLINIC: Yep. So you should give them a call directly.

CALLER: Well, if it turned out that I wasn’t pregnant, do they also do birth control?

CLINIC: Um-hmm.

CALLER: Oh, okay. It’s just me and my boyfriend don’t want to have to go through all this again. But they wouldn’t have to tell anybody about birth control either?

CLINIC: No. Parental consent is not required for that.

CALLER: Oh, okay. All right. Me and my boyfriend don’t want a whole bunch of people to know about us. But he said that he would pay for everything. Would they have him sign anything if he was paying?

CLINIC: No. But you should call them directly.

CALLER: Okay. All right. Thanks.

CLINIC: Sure. Bye bye.

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#603 – Planned Parenthood in Barre, VT

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PLANNED PARENTHOOD
90 WASHINGTON ST
BARRE, VT 5641-4253
802-476-6696

TAPE – 603

(Dialing, phone ringing 2x)

CLINIC: Hello, Planned Parenthood. This is Alana (ph).

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

CLINIC: Yes, we do.

CALLER: Well, how much does that cost?

CLINIC: $370.

CALLER: Okay. Well, I’ll be 14 next month, and my friend told me that you guys would have to tell my parents. But —

CLINIC: No.

CALLER: — my boyfriend’s 22. Is that all right?

CLINIC: No, no. You don’t have to tell your parents.

CALLER: Okay.

CLINIC: It doesn’t matter how old your partner is.

CALLER: Oh, really?

CLINIC: No. You don’t need to tell your parents.

CALLER: Oh, okay. All right. Well, do you guys do pregnancy tests there too?

CLINIC: Yes, we do.

CALLER: The main reason why I’m worried about all this is because I haven’t had my period since December 26th, and I’m just really scared.

CLINIC: Okay. Do you know where we’re located?

CALLER: Well, my boyfriend does. He said that he would take care of everything and take me here.

CLINIC: Let’s see. So today you can come in anytime between 1 and 4, and we can give you a pregnancy test.

CALLER: All right. Well, how long does it take for a pregnancy test?

CLINIC: Just anywhere between 15 minutes and a half an hour.

CALLER: Oh, okay. Well, if it turned out that I wasn’t pregnant, could I get birth control today?

CLINIC: Actually, we have walk-in teen hours on Monday. So if you wanted to come back and get pills you could come back on Monday anytime between 2 and 5.

CALLER: Would my boyfriend be able to pick up the pills? Because I can’t drive to come get them.

CLINIC: You would need to come in for an initial exam on Monday, which would be a very quick visit, probably about a half an hour as well. And then after that he could pick them up.

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

CLINIC: No, no, no. It’s completely confidential. We wouldn’t even ask him his name. He would just have to know your name and birth date. Okay?

CALLER: All right.

CLINIC: Do you have any other questions?

CALLER: I don’t think so.

CLINIC: Okay.

CALLER: But I could come in today for a pregnancy test?

CLINIC: Yep. Yep, you could.

CALLER: All right. Okay, thanks.

CLINIC: Bye.

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#604 – Planned Parenthood in Waterbury, VT

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PLANNED PARENTHOOD
55 S MAIN ST
WATERBURY, VT 5676-1505
802-244-5651

TAPE – 604

(Dialing, phone ringing 2x)

CLINIC: Planned Parenthood. This is Jennifer.

CALLER: Hi. Yeah. I was calling to see — well, do you guys do abortions there?

CLINIC: We don’t at the Waterbury site, but we do at Planned Parenthood. We do it for example in Barre and in Burlington.

CALLER: Okay. Well, do you have the number for the Burlington one?

CLINIC: Sure. Burlington is 802-863-6326.

CALLER: All right. I’m just worried. I’ll be 14 next month, and my friend told me that you guys would have to tell my parents.

CLINIC: That’s not true.

CALLER: But my boyfriend’s 22. Is he old enough to take care of it?

CLINIC: It’s not true that we have to tell your parents.

CALLER: Oh, okay. Well, would you have to tell anyone else besides my parents?

CLINIC: We wouldn’t have to tell anybody.

CALLER: Oh, okay. All right. We were talking about all this, and we just don’t want a whole bunch of people to know about us.

CLINIC: Yeah. We don’t have to inform your parents, no.

CALLER: Okay. Well, if my boyfriend was paying for everything, would he have to sign anything?

CLINIC: We accept cash.

CALLER: Oh, okay. Would it be all right if I came in there to get a pregnancy test just to make sure?

CLINIC: Yeah.

CALLER: It’s just that I haven’t had my period since December 26th, and I’m just really worried.

CLINIC: We don’t happen to have appointments today. Are you calling from the Burlington area?

CALLER: I live in Jonesville.

CLINIC: Jonesville. Where the heck is Jonesville?

CALLER: It’s not very far from where you’re at. That’s why I have this number.

CLINIC: Right. I happen to know that — well, of course it’s something that you can get at a drug store. And I also happen to know that Barre does walk-in hours until 5.

CALLER: Oh, okay. But that’s kind of far.

CLINIC: Right. I’m just trying to think of your options.

CALLER: Well, what other days do you do pregnancy tests?

CLINIC: We’re open on Monday, Wednesday and Friday.

CALLER: I can come in Monday?

CLINIC: Sure. Let me look at the schedule. Hold on just one sec.

CALLER: All right.

(Pause)

CLINIC: Hello?

CALLER: Hi.

CLINIC: The first appointment we have is on Wednesday at 3:45.

CALLER: Okay.

CLINIC: Do you want to do that?

CALLER: Well, I’d have to call my boyfriend to tell him.

CLINIC: Okay. Well, just call back.

CALLER: If it turned out that I wasn’t pregnant, could I get birth control the same day?

CLINIC: Yeah, you can.

CALLER: Oh, really? But would anybody have to know if I was on birth control though?

CLINIC: No.

CALLER: Oh. And you’re sure that no one would have to know about me and my boyfriend?

CLINIC: What you tell the practitioner about your boyfriend is up to you.

CALLER: Oh, okay. Should I not tell them then?

CLINIC: (Laughing) I’m just saying that we don’t inform your parents. I’m not really sure what you’re concerned about because we don’t —

CALLER: Well, we just don’t want a whole bunch of people to know about us. He doesn’t want us to get in trouble.

CLINIC: Right. I do believe that the Vermont law is that — the age of consent I think is 17 or 18. So like for example even if someone is 17 and their partner is 18, that’s still reportable as a statutory rape.

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

CLINIC: I was trying to explain to you what I think it is that you’re concerned about. And so it’s totally up to you what you want to talk to the practitioner about.

CALLER: What could happen?

CLINIC: It’s up to you what could happen is what I’m saying.

CALLER: All right.

CLINIC: If you feel it’s not a consensual relationship then you can talk about that to the doctor.

CALLER: Oh. But we love each other. We’re going to be together for the rest of our lives. I mean, he’s not doing anything bad.

CLINIC: Okay.

CALLER: All right. So I could come in there and it would be okay?

CLINIC: Sure.

CALLER: So you had Wednesday open at 3?

CLINIC: At quarter to 4.

CALLER: So let me call him.

CLINIC: Okay.

CALLER: What was your name again?

CLINIC: Jennifer. I’m the only one here.

CALLER: Oh, okay. All right. So thanks.

CLINIC: You’re welcome.

CALLER: Bye.

CLINIC: Bye bye.

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