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#176 – Planned Parenthood in Virginia Beach, VA

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PLANNED PARENTHOOD
5441 VIRGINIA BEACH BLVD. # 103
VIRGINIA BEACH, VA 23462-1749
757-473-8116

TAPE – 176

(dialing sound) (ringing 1X)

CLINIC: Planned Parenthood. Virginia Beach office. How may I help you?

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

CLINIC: We do.

CALLER: Okay. Well, do you have to be a specific age for that? Like I’ll be 14 in March.

CLINIC: Okay. What you would need to do, there are other options. There is also adoption.

CALLER: Okay. Well, my boyfriend — we just decided on doing this because they can’t find out at all about this because like — well like my problem is I can’t tell my parents at all because well my boyfriend’s 22 and we’re in love and we’re going to get married and everything, but like if they find out that — I don’t know what would happen.

CLINIC: Right. Okay. And we do offer prenatal care as well. What I’d probably need you to do is call our counselors. They can better assist you. Okay? You have to have counseling, and you will need parental consent.

CALLER: I can’t tell my parents at all.

CLINIC: Okay. I understand that. Can you hold on one moment?

CALLER: Yeah.

CLINIC: (pause) Ma’am?

CALLER: Uh-huh.

CLINIC: Okay. Is there a number that we can reach you so that one of the counselors can call and talk with you, go over your options?

CALLER: I’m at my friend’s house and her mom’s here, so there wouldn’t be any way to call.

CLINIC: Okay. Can you call back in like 15 minutes?

CALLER: Oh. Who should I ask for?

CLINIC: You can ask to speak to Barbara.

CALLER: Barbara?

CLINIC: Um-hum.

CALLER: Okay.

CLINIC: All righty.

CALLER: All right. Thanks.

(phone clicks)

(dialing sounds) (ringing 1X)

CLINIC: Planned Parenthood, Virginia Beach Office. How may I help you?

CALLER: Yeah. Can I talk to Barbara?

CLINIC: This is she. Hold on one moment, okay?

CALLER: Thanks.

(dialing sounds) (ringing 1X)

CLINIC: Planned Parenthood. May I help you?

CALLER: Yeah. Can I talk to Barbara?

CLINIC: All right.

CALLER: I was — my friend’s mom came in and I had to hang up real quick.

CLINIC: My name is Natishina Baldy (sp). I’m the clinical director.

CALLER: Okay.

CLINIC: Now, you’re 14 years old?

CALLER: Uh-huh. Well, I’ll be 14 in March.

CLINIC: You’re 13.

CALLER: Yeah.

CLINIC: If you come in here and you tell me that your boyfriend is 22, I have to report it to the police.

CALLER: Well, what could — okay.

CLINIC: That is considered statutory rape. Okay?

CALLER: Okay.

CLINIC: Upfront right now. Now, if you go to the courts and you’re 13 years old –

CALLER: Yeah.

CLINIC: — you can go to the — you have to call the courts and find out where you go, and you get what they call just — you get a bypass.

CALLER: What’s that?

CLINIC: Where you can go to the court, tell them that you know what you want and that you don’t want your parents to know about it, and they will sign a paper and let you get the abortion.

CALLER: Okay. Well, like what if they say no?

CLINIC: Then you can’t do it.

CALLER: Well, what can I do then?

CLINIC: Not anything really. If you’re 13 years old, your parents have a lot of say about it. Where are your parents right now?

CALLER: They’re at home. I’m at my friend’s house.

CLINIC: Okay. And they don’t even know you’re pregnant?

CALLER: No.

CLINIC: What will happen if they find out?

CALLER: I don’t know. I don’t want to find out.

CLINIC: Okay. The only thing you can do right now is to go to court.

CALLER: Okay. Do I need like a lawyer for that or anything?

CLINIC: No. No, no, no. You call them up and you ask — you tell them that you’re pregnant and that you want the abortion and that you’re underage, and ask them where you go from there.

CALLER: Okay.

CLINIC: Okay?

CALLER: Well, do they usually say no, or what?

CLINIC: They usually say yes, but we’ve never had a 13-year-old that’s come in. We’ve had 15-year-olds who come in.

CALLER: Oh, okay.

CLINIC: Okay? The fact that you’re 13 — why can’t you tell your parents?

CALLER: Because they would totally — I don’t — they would flip out. Like they just hate my boyfriend because they think he’s too old, and they just — I can’t tell them at all.

CLINIC: Okay. You can’t leave the state because they can get him for kidnap. He’ll go to prison. He may even go to prison now, the fact that you’re pregnant.

CALLER: Really?

CLINIC: Really.

CALLER: Okay. So like what can I do so that he doesn’t get in trouble?

CLINIC: He might get in trouble, period, okay? I’m not trying to be ugly to you, angel, but 13-year-olds and 22 is just too much. It really is.

CALLER: Oh, okay.

CLINIC: So what you need to do is, you need to call for the juvenile courts and find out what you can do as far as going through an abortion.

CALLER: Okay.

CLINIC: Now if you want to call me back, you can call me back at this number.

CALLER: Okay.

CLINIC: 641-1295.

CALLER: Okay.

CLINIC: But I mean, what we’re talking about is some really some serious stuff, okay?

CALLER: Okay.

CLINIC: So call me back at 641-1295 after you’ve called the courts. What county do you live in?

CALLER: Well, I live in Princess Anne.

CLINIC: Okay. I would call the courthouse for the juvenile courts and find out how you can go about signing papers so that you can sign for your own procedure. Okay?

CALLER: Okay.

CLINIC: All right. Can I have your first name?

CALLER: I’m Christine.

CLINIC: Christi? Okay? I’m Nancy.

CALLER: Hi.

CLINIC: Okay. So call me back, okay?

CALLER: Well, like if I talk to the court, like will they have to talk to my boyfriend or anything?

CLINIC: No.

CALLER: Okay.

CLINIC: Hold on. Okay?

CALLER: All right. Thanks.

CLINIC: Bye bye.

CALLER: Bye.

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