Listen to the Call:
1108 16TH ST. NW
WASHINGTON, DC 20036-4890
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.
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.
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.
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?
CALLER: And you wouldn’t have to tell anybody about that either?
CALLER: Would it be all right if my boyfriend brings me?
CLINIC: To this appointment?
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.
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.
CLINIC: Nothing outside of this agency unless it’s something that you want.
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.
CLINIC: But as far as scheduling an appointment, that is something that you would have to do.
CALLER: Oh, all right.
CALLER: What was your name?
CLINIC: My name is Ernestine.
CALLER: Okay. Thanks.
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