Listen to the Call:
140 HOSPITAL DR # 307
BENNINGTON, VT 5201-5018
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?
CLINIC: Have you been here for anything else?
CLINIC: Okay. Thursday the 7th. When was your last period?
CALLER: January 3rd.
CLINIC: Can you come in at 11:10?
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.
CALLER: Would you have to tell anybody if he was paying for everything?
CLINIC: Okay. Yeah, that’s okay.
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.
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.