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#164 – Planned Parenthood in Washington, DC

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PLANNED PARENTHOOD
3937 MINNESOTA AVE. NE
WASHINGTON, DC 20019-2662
202-388-4770

TAPE – 164

(dialing sound) (ringing 2X)

CLINIC: Planned Parenthood. May I help you?

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

CLINIC: No, we don’t do abortions at this center. At the downtown (Service Ring?) and Falls Church Center.

CALLER: Okay. Well, do you have that phone number?

CLINIC: Which one?

CALLER: The downtown one?

CLINIC: 347-8512.

CALLER: Okay.

CLINIC: All right?

CALLER: Well, my friend actually told me that you guys have to tell my parents before I can have an abortion. Is that true?

CLINIC: Only in Virginia do you need parental consent. In DC and in Maryland you don’t.

CALLER: Okay. Well, it’s just — like my parents can’t find out at all because my boyfriend’s 22, and we’re going to get married, but they just can’t find out because they think he’s too old for me.

CLINIC: Okay. Well, you will want to get it done even either in DC or Maryland.

CALLER: All right. And do you know if there’s like — is there an age requirement for that or anything?

CLINIC: No, there isn’t.

CALLER: Because I’ll be 14 in March.

CLINIC: That’s fine.

CALLER: Okay.

CLINIC: Okay.

CALLER: Well, like do you guys do birth control there or anything?

CLINIC: Yes.

CALLER: Like say that I wasn’t pregnant. Do you guys do that there?

CLINIC: Um-hum.

CALLER: And would you have to tell anybody?

CLINIC: No.

CALLER: Okay. Well, do you guys like have a pregnancy test there?

CLINIC: Yes.

CALLER: Like, well the main reason why I’m calling is because, well, I’m scared because my last period was like the first week in December, so.

CLINIC: Okay. Well, it would do you best if you get a pregnancy test.

CALLER: Okay. And you guys don’t have to tell anybody about the pregnancy test either?

CLINIC: No.

CALLER: Okay. Is it all right if my boyfriend brings me?

CLINIC: That’s fine.

CALLER: Okay.

CLINIC: Okay.

CALLER: Well, is it okay — like I have to see, talk to my boyfriend and make sure he doesn’t have any other questions. Could I call you back and ask you?

CLINIC: Actually you probably want to call the downtown center.

CALLER: Oh, all right. Well, if he had questions about the birth control there, would — the people in the downtown wouldn’t know, would they?

CLINIC: I’m sorry. If you had questions — yes. They do birth control in all the centers.

CALLER: Oh. Well, I was just wanting –

CLINIC: Okay. You can call back if you have any questions. Okay?

CALLER: Okay. Well, what was your name?

CLINIC: Okay. We can’t give out names over the phone, but you call back and you can speak to anyone that answers the phone.

CALLER: Oh, all right.

CLINIC: Okay?

CALLER: Okay. Thanks.

(phone clicks)

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#165 – Planned Parenthood in Washington, DC

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PLANNED PARENTHOOD
1108 16TH ST. NW
WASHINGTON, DC 20036-4890
202-347-8512

TAPE – 165

(dialing sound) (ringing 2X)

CLINIC: Good morning. Planned Parenthood. How may I help you?

CALLER: Hi. Yeah. Well, who is this? I was — well, like.

CLINIC: This is Planned Parenthood.

CALLER: Oh, okay. Well, do you guys do abortions there.

CLINIC: Yes.

CALLER: Yeah?

CLINIC: Yes.

CALLER: Oh, okay. Well, how much does that cost?

CLINIC: How far pregnant are you?

CALLER: Well, I’m not real sure. My last period was like the first week in December.

CLINIC: Up to 12 weeks the cost is $325.

CALLER: Okay. Is there like an age limit for that or anything? Like I’ll be 14 in March.

CLINIC: No.

CALLER: No? All right. Well, do you guys — like my friend told me you guys have to tell my parents. Is that true?

CLINIC: Not in DC, no.

CALLER: Okay. It’s just, my parents can’t find out at all because, well my boyfriend’s 22, and we’re going to get married, but like they hate him because they think he’s too old for me. So there’s just no way that they can find out at all.

CLINIC: Okay. Well, we have appointments available Wednesday or Saturday of next week.

CALLER: Okay. Well, is it cool if I — like I don’t know when to make an appointment. I have to talk to him and see when he can get off work.

CLINIC: Okay.

CALLER: Because he’s the only one that can take me, but.

CLINIC: All right. Well, call us back.

CALLER: Okay. Well, do you guys — like say that I wasn’t pregnant. Do you guys do birth control there?

CLINIC: Yes.

CALLER: And you wouldn’t have to tell anybody about that either?

CLINIC: No.

CALLER: Would it be all right if my boyfriend brings me?

CLINIC: To this appointment?

CALLER: Yeah.

CLINIC: Yeah.

CALLER: And you guys wouldn’t –

CLINIC: I mean, you know, how are we to know who bring you to your appointment? So, no, it’s — there’s no parental, no parent notification.

CALLER: Okay.

CLINIC: It’s all confidential.

CALLER: So they wouldn’t have to ask about like my boyfriend or anything?

CLINIC: Well, I don’t know. I wouldn’t say they wouldn’t ask, but there’s no reporting to the police or any official.

CALLER: Oh.

CLINIC: Nothing outside of this agency unless it’s something that you want.

CALLER: Okay.

CLINIC: Okay.

CALLER: Well, if he had any other questions, could I call and talk to you?

CLINIC: He could call to ask questions, yes. You know, we can talk in general terms.

CALLER: Okay.

CLINIC: But as far as scheduling an appointment, that is something that you would have to do.

CALLER: Oh, all right.

CLINIC: Okay.

CALLER: What was your name?

CLINIC: My name is Ernestine.

CALLER: Okay. Thanks.

CLINIC: Um-hum.

(phone clicks)

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#166 – Planned Parenthood Federation Of America in Washington, DC

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PLANNED PARENTHOOD FEDERATION OF AMERICA
1120 CONNECTICUT AVE. NW # 461
WASHINGTON, DC 20036-3921
202-785-3351

TAPE – 166

(dialing sound) (ringing 3X)

RECORDING: You have reached a Planned Parenthood Federation of America’s Washington, DC office. If you are calling for a Planned Parenthood clinic, please hang up and dial area code 202-347-8512. All other callers, please listen carefully to the following options. If you know your party’s extension you may enter it any time during this message. For a staff directory, please press 1. To reach an attendant, please press zero. For action fund, please press 2. For Global Partners please press 3. For Government Relations please press 4. For Media please press 5. For Responsible Choices please press 7. To repeat this message, please press 9. Thank you for calling — (dial sound). Please hold on while I try that extension. (ringing 3X)

CLINIC: Planned Parenthood.

CALLER: Hi. Yeah. I was wondering — like do you know like if my parents have to know? Like my friend told me that –

CLINIC: This is an administrative office. Let me give you the clinic number.

CALLER: Oh, okay.

CLINIC: It’s 202-347-8512.

CALLER: Okay.

CLINIC: Okay?

CALLER: All right.

CLINIC: All right. Bye bye.

CALLER: Bye.

(phone clicks)

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