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#626 – Western Washington Planned Parenthood in Seattle, WA

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WESTERN WASHINGTON PLANNED PARENTHOOD
4500 9TH AVE NE # 324
SEATTLE, WA 98105-4778
206-632-0345

TAPE – 626

(dialing sound) (ringing 2X)

RECORDING: Thank you for calling Planned Parenthood of Western Washington’s University District Clinic. Please listen to the following options. (dial sound) Please hold for the operator. (ringing 1X)

CLINIC: Planned Parenthood. How can I help you?

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

CLINIC: Uh-huh.

CALLER: Oh. How much does that cost?

CLINIC: It’s based on your gross monthly income. Do you work?

CALLER: Well, no.

CLINIC: So how do you support yourself?

CALLER: Well, I’m going to be 14 this month, and I live with my parents.

CLINIC: Oh, you live with your parents. Probably about $347. Would you be able to swing that?

CALLER: Well, my boyfriend said that he would pay for everything.

CLINIC: Oh, okay.

CALLER: It’s just, the thing is, he’s 22, and he’s got a job, so.

CLINIC: Okay. So yeah. It would be probably $347.

CALLER: Okay. So is it all right if he’s paying for it and –

CLINIC: Yeah, that’s fine.

CALLER: Okay. But would you have to tell my parents?

CLINIC: No. Everything’s confidential.

CALLER: Oh. All right. It’s just, the thing is, we were talking, me and my boyfriend were talking about all this, and we don’t want a whole bunch of people to know about us. If he was paying for it all, would he have to sign any papers or anything?

CLINIC: Well, is he coming with you?

CALLER: Well, yeah. He was going to pay for everything.

CLINIC: Well, how’s he paying? Is he paying with cash, credit card?

CALLER: Cash.

CLINIC: Okay. No, he doesn’t have to fill out anything.

CALLER: Okay. So you wouldn’t have to tell my parents though?

CLINIC: No, I don’t think so.

CALLER: Okay.

CLINIC: Let me just check one other thing, okay? Can you hold for must a moment?

CALLER: Yeah.

CLINIC: Okay. I was just checking. I was calling our, one of our counseling coordinators to check out one thing because I don’t know — you know, when you’re telling me how old you were and how old your partner was?

CALLER: Uh-huh.

CLINIC: I don’t know as far as legalities as far as because he’s an adult and you’re not, that’s why I’m checking that one out. But she’s with a patient so I can’t get the answer for you right now, but I just wanted to, you know, give you all the information that you would need before you came in.

CALLER: Okay.

CLINIC: So that you –

CALLER: What do you mean by that?

CLINIC: Well, because of the fact that you’re under 16 and he’s an adult.

CALLER: Well, so — if I didn’t tell you, would it matter so much?

CLINIC: Yeah. Well, see right now, like I don’t even know any information about you. (laughs) So I’m just wondering, do you want to just call back in like about an hour?

CALLER: All right.

CLINIC: And I can just — I’ll talk to her and just run it by her and see.

CALLER: Okay.

CLINIC: Okay? It doesn’t sound like it’s unconsensual. I mean, it’s a consensual thing, right?

CALLER: Well, yeah. We’re in love. We’re going to get married.

CLINIC: Oh, okay. And do your parents know about him and stuff?

CALLER: Yeah. Like he works with my dad.

CLINIC: Oh, okay. So your parents know you guys are dating and all that stuff?

CALLER: Yeah.

CLINIC: So it’s not like something where your parents –

CALLER: But they don’t know we’re having sex. I mean, they can’t find out about that at all.

CLINIC: Right. Right.

CALLER: If they knew I don’t know what they would do.

CLINIC: Right. Right. But they know that you guys are dating and that’s cool with them.

CALLER: Uh-huh.

CLINIC: Oh. Okay. Okay.

CALLER: They don’t really like him. But –

CLINIC: (laughs) But still, they know you’re dating and they don’t put up a fuss about that.

CALLER: Yeah. Well, do you know — like –

CLINIC: Normally, we would, I mean, we wouldn’t normally like have to tell your parents. I don’t think that we would have to tell your parents. But what I’m wondering is, what are we legally bound to as far as — you know, because like if — usually in that kind of a situation if you’re under 16 and he’s an adult, you have to legally make a report to CPS. So that’s what I was just going to just make sure that we don’t — you know, to see if we would have to do that or not. You know, I don’t want to panic you yet, but I want to just let you know what we might be legally bound to do.

CALLER: Okay.

CLINIC: Does that make sense?

CALLER: Well, so if I told you guys like hold old he was you would have to –

CLINIC: Well, see that’s what I don’t know. That’s what I have to talk to our counseling coordinator about to see what we would be legally bound to. But that’s why I wanted to find out, you know, do your parents know that you’re dating him, blah, blah. So this may not be even something that we’d even have to worry about. But I don’t know. I don’t know but in all fairness to you I think you should know that before you come in. So I’m just going to run it by her and then do you want to give me a jingle back and I can let you know?

CALLER: Could I ask you real quick?

CLINIC: Sure.

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

CLINIC: But you haven’t done a home pregnancy test yet or anything?

CALLER: Well, no. I didn’t know that those were all that right.

CLINIC: They’re pretty accurate, but you can go into any of our clinics and get a pregnancy test and they’re free.

CALLER: Oh, really? Would they have to tell anybody then?

CLINIC: No, no. I mean, yeah, you can come in and we wouldn’t have to tell anybody at all.

CALLER: Okay.

CLINIC: Yeah.

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

CLINIC: Oh, yeah. Just –

CALLER: It’s just me and my boyfriend don’t want anyone to know about all this.

CLINIC: I’m sorry. What?

CALLER: It’s just, me and my boyfriend don’t want to have to worry about all this anymore.

CLINIC: Okay. Hang oh. She’s on the other phone. Let me go get, answer that call. Okay?

CALLER: Okay.

CLINIC: Are you there?

CALLER: Uh-huh.

CLINIC: She said if we know the age difference we’re bound by law to report that to CPS or to the police.

CALLER: The police?

CLINIC: Yeah. Well, it’s because it’s — because of the age difference if it’s more than 48 months when you’re a minor it’s considered statutory rape.

CALLER: But he’s not raping me. I mean, we’re in love. We’re going to get married.

CLINIC: I know. But that’s what’s in the legality terms of it. That’s what they’re called — that’s what –

CALLER: What could happen?

CLINIC: What do you mean what could happen?

CALLER: What could happen if you guys find out and report it and –

CLINIC: I don’t know. I don’t know how they would handle it. That’s the problem, because we don’t — you know, we — if we had to report it would turn it over to them, but we don’t know how they deal with it. But by law anybody who has a license and knows that has to report that kind of an age difference to CPS or to the local police. So –

CALLER: So is the best thing just to not say anything about him?

CLINIC: Well, I can’t say that. All I can say is, if we don’t know the age difference — I mean, there’s — and we don’t, you know, then there’s nothing to report. But I can’t say that you can’t tell us that.

CALLER: Okay. If I come in for the pregnancy test and it turned out that I wasn’t pregnant, could I get birth control there?

CLINIC: Sure, yeah. We can set you up an appointment to get birth control.

CALLER: Oh. But would you have to tell anybody anything then?

CLINIC: No, no. I mean, if you’re coming in just to get birth control, that sort of thing, you know, normally like you could come in and get services as a minor without your parental permission if that’s what you’re asking.

CALLER: Okay.

CLINIC: Okay?

CALLER: Okay. What time do you normally do the pregnancy tests?

CLINIC: Today we do them up until 4:00.

CALLER: Okay. Do I need an appointment for that?

CLINIC: No. We do a walk-in basis.

CALLER: Okay. If I had any other questions, could I call and talk to you? What was your name?

CLINIC: My name’s Mary.

CALLER: Okay.

CLINIC: Okay.

CALLER: Okay. Thanks.

CLINIC: Bye.

(phone clicks)

***THE END***

#616 – Planned Parenthood in Tacoma, WA

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PLANNED PARENTHOOD
813 MARTIN LUTHER KING JR. WAY
TACOMA, WA 98405-4147
253-779-3900

TAPE – 616

(Dialing, phone ringing 1x)

RECORDING: Thank you for calling Tacoma Planned Parenthood. Please listen to all the following options before making your selection. Our options include recorded messages for hours, directions, pregnancy testing and emergency contraception, and after-hour emergencies. You may press zero at anytime to speak to a staff person (dial button pressed).

Please hold for an operator.

(Phone ringing 1x)

CLINIC: Tacoma Planned Parenthood. This is Allison.

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

CLINIC: Yes, we do. Could I put you on hold for just a second?

CALLER: All right.

(Pause)

(Call disconnected)

(Dialing, phone ringing 1x)

RECORDING: Message partly repeated (dial button pressed).

Please hold for the operator.

(Phone ringing 1x)

CLINIC: Tacoma Planned Parenthood. This is Allison.

CALLER: Hi. Yeah. I was just on hold, and I had to hang up real quick because my friend’s mom came in.

CLINIC: Okay. We only do procedures on Tuesdays. Does that work for you?

CALLER: I was actually wondering if I could ask you a quick question.

CLINIC: Oh, yeah.

CALLER: 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.

CALLER: But my boyfriend’s 22. Could he just sign whatever it is, and you wouldn’t have to tell anybody?

CLINIC: Can you hold just for a minute?

CALLER: All right.

(Pause)

CLINIC: Thanks for holding. No, he can’t sign for you. But since you are pregnant you’re emancipated. So you can sign for the procedure yourself.

CALLER: Oh, okay. Well, I wasn’t really sure if I was pregnant. I just haven’t had my period since December 26th, and I’m just really worried.

CLINIC: Is there any way that you could come in for a test?

CALLER: Yeah. When?

CLINIC: Well, is there any way that you could come in today? Are you busy, are you at school?

CALLER: Well, what time today?

CLINIC: Well, we do pregnancy testing between 12 and 2. And if you want to come in some time — just let me know a good time for you. That would be great if you could.

CALLER: Okay. Well, I would have to call my boyfriend to see. But how much does the pregnancy —

CLINIC: It doesn’t cost anything.

CALLER: How much does an abortion cost?

CLINIC: It’s based on your monthly income. And since you’re not working what I would do is give you some paperwork to fill out for the state of Washington so that they can pay for it.

CALLER: Well, would they have to tell my parents though?

CLINIC: No. Your parents would not know.

CALLER: Oh, okay.

CLINIC: So if you think you could come during those hours today; if not, at anytime do you think you might be able to come in?

CALLER: Well, yeah. I’d have to call him though. But we were talking about all this, and we decided we don’t want a whole bunch of people to know about us. But he said he was going to pay for everything. If he was paying though, would he have to sign anything?

CLINIC: No.

CALLER: Oh, okay. All right. If it ended up that I wasn’t pregnant, do you guys do birth control there too?

CLINIC: Yes, we do.

CALLER: Oh, okay. Would anybody have to know about birth control though?

CLINIC: No, based on confidentiality.

CALLER: All right. So if he could bring me in before 2:00 that would be best?

CLINIC: Yes, it would be. And if not, just give us — can I have your name so I can just let the people up front know. If you can’t come by 2 — we close at 4. If there’s any way that you could come in anytime before then would be great.

CALLER: Okay.

CLINIC: What’s your name?

CALLER: My name is Lisa.

CLINIC: Lisa?

CALLER: Yeah.

CLINIC: Okay. Thanks, Lisa.

CALLER: No problem.

CLINIC: Okay. Bye bye.

CALLER: And you are Allison?

(Call disconnected)

***END***

#627 – Planned Parenthood in Federal Way, WA

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PLANNED PARENTHOOD
1105 S. 348TH ST. # B103
FEDERAL WAY, WA 98003-7027
253-661-7002

TAPE – 627

(dialing sound) (ringing 2X)

CLINIC: Planned Parenthood. Federal Way. This is Kathy. How can I help you?

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

CLINIC: Yes, we do. We provide abortion services on Wednesdays only.

CALLER: Okay. Well, how much does that normally cost?

CLINIC: Our usual and customary fee is about $650. You may be eligible for a discount based on income and family size.

CALLER: Oh. The thing is, I’m going to be — I’ll be 14 like later on this month, and I don’t have any income. But my boyfriend’s 22. He has a job. Could he just pay for it?

CLINIC: Um-hum. So are you — how far along are you?

CALLER: I’m not really sure. I just — the main reason why I’m worried about all this is because I haven’t had my period since like December 26. So. We’re just really worried.

CLINIC: Where is my little calendar? Have you had a pregnancy test yet?

CALLER: No.

CLINIC: Well, that’s probably the first thing you should do is come in and get a pregnancy test.

CALLER: Okay. Well, how much does that cost?

CLINIC: They’re free.

CALLER: Oh. Okay.

CLINIC: So if you want to come in today, we’re doing them until 4:00 on a walk-in basis.

CALLER: Well, would you have to tell anybody if I was there for that?

CLINIC: No. Uh-uh.

CALLER: Okay. It’s just, my friend told me that you guys would have to tell my parents. But would you really have to, or –

CLINIC: No. Not in the state of Washington.

CALLER: Oh, okay. All right.

CLINIC: Okay?

CALLER: Well, so what time are you doing the pregnancy test?

CLINIC: Until 4:00.

CALLER: Today?

CLINIC: Yes.

CALLER: Okay.

CLINIC: All right?

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

CLINIC: Well, we would have to schedule an appointment for you to be seen by the clinician.

CALLER: Oh.

CLINIC: Yeah. That’s prescription drug, so you have to be seen by a medical provider, and we don’t do that on a walk-in basis.

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

CLINIC: No.

CALLER: Oh, okay.

CLINIC: All righty?

CALLER: Okay.

CLINIC: Okay.

CALLER: Well –

CLINIC: Yeah?

CALLER: (laughs) I just have a lot of questions. Are you guys open tomorrow if I can’t come in today?

CLINIC: No, we’re not. We’ll be open again on Monday, and we do that from 9:30 to 1;00 and then again from 2:00 to 5:00.

CALLER: Okay. Are you open like during the lunch hour?

CLINIC: We are open, but we don’t do that during the lunch hour because our employees need to go to lunch too.

CALLER: Okay.

CLINIC: Okay?

CALLER: Okay> Thanks.

CLINIC: Um-hum. Bye bye.

(phone clicks)

***THE END***

#617 – Lakewood Planned Parenthood in Tacoma, WA

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LAKEWOOD PLANNED PARENTHOOD
10510 GRAVELLY LAKE DR. # 214
TACOMA, WA 98499-5038
253-582-4144

TAPE – 617

(Dialing, phone ringing 1x)

RECORDING: Thank you for calling the Lakewood Planned Parenthood Clinic. Please listen to all of the following options before making your selection. Our options include reported messages for hours, directions and after-hour emergencies. You can press zero at anytime to speak to a staff person (dial button pressed).

Please hold for an operator.

(Phone ringing 1x)

CLINIC: Good morning, Planned Parenthood. This is Beth.

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

CLINIC: At our Tacoma Clinic. And that number is 779-3900.

CALLER: Okay. I’m just worried. I’m going to be 14 this 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 guys wouldn’t have to tell anybody?

CLINIC: Well, 22 is a little bit too old for a 14-year-old.

CALLER: What do you mean?

CLINIC: It’s against the law.

CALLER: Why?

CLINIC: Because he’s an adult and you’re a minor.

CALLER: So would he get in trouble?

CLINIC: Yes.

CALLER: Well, what kind of trouble?

CLINIC: Well, like I said, it’s against the law for that.

CALLER: Well, what could happen?

CLINIC: Well, I don’t know what would happen. He could be charged.

CALLER: For what?

CLINIC: Because you’re under age. You’re a child in the eyes of the court.

CALLER: I’ll be 14.

CLINIC: (Chuckles) You’re still a child in the eyes of the court. That’s how that is, and it would be against the law.

CALLER: Well, what can I do?

CLINIC: Well, you need to —

CALLER: I mean, I don’t want him to get in trouble.

CLINIC: Well, he should be.

CALLER: Why?

CLINIC: Because he should be. Anyway, what you need to do is find out first — do you know if you’re pregnant?

CALLER: Well, not really. I just haven’t had my period since December 26th, and I’m just scared.

CLINIC: Well, what you need to do is come in for a pregnancy test first.

CALLER: But if I come in you would get my boyfriend in trouble?

CLINIC: I didn’t say that. I’m just telling you what could be repercussions of all this.

CALLER: Oh.

CLINIC: We’re giving pregnancy tests — you won’t be able to do it until Tuesday, Tuesday at 10:30 to 12:30 in the morning.

CALLER: Well, how much does it cost for that?

CLINIC: There’s no charge.

CALLER: Oh. But would you have to tell anybody if I was there for that?

CLINIC: No.

CALLER: Oh, all right. Well, if I got the pregnancy test and I wasn’t pregnant, could I get birth control there?

CLINIC: Yes, you can.

CALLER: But would you have to tell anybody about that?

CLINIC: No.

CALLER: Oh, okay. My parents can’t find out at all. They know me and my boyfriend —

CLINIC: He is an adult and you are a minor. Like I said, it’s against the law.

CALLER: Well, would you have to tell my parents?

CLINIC: No. I’m telling you.

CALLER: What should I do then?

CLINIC: Well, I can’t tell you what to do. I would recommend that you come in for a pregnancy test if you’re concerned about being pregnant.

CALLER: But would anyone get in trouble if I was there though?

CLINIC: No.

CALLER: All right. Okay. But if it turned out that I wasn’t pregnant I could get birth control and nobody would have to know anything?

CLINIC: That’s correct.

CALLER: All right.

CLINIC: Okay?

CALLER: Do you think it’s possible that I’m not pregnant though?

CLINIC: Well, I have no idea. I’d have to have you tested first.

CALLER: Oh, all right.

CLINIC: So if you can try to come in next week we’ll give you a free pregnancy test, and we’ll go from there and see what happens.

CALLER: Okay.

CLINIC: All righty.

CALLER: Thanks.

CLINIC: Bye bye.

***END***

#618 – Planned Parenthood in Olympia, WA

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PLANNED PARENTHOOD
402 LEGION WAY SE # 201
OLYMPIA, WA 98501-1494
360-754-5522

TAPE – 618

(Dialing, phone ringing 1x)

RECORDING: Thank you for calling Olympia Planned Parenthood. Please listen to all of the following options before making your selection. Our options include recorded messages for hours, directions and after-hour emergencies. You can press zero at anytime to speak to a staff — (dial button pressed).

Please hold for the operator.

(Phone ringing 2x)

CLINIC: Olympia Planned Parenthood. Can you hold, please?

CALLER: All right.

CLINIC: Hi. How can I help you?

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

CLINIC: We don’t at this clinic. Are you looking for a place in Olympia that does?

CALLER: Well, yeah.

CLINIC: Okay. I can tell you about the two that do. One is called Eastside Women’s Health. It’s on Eastside Street, right down Helm. The other is called Sound Choice. And you can look both of them up in the phone book.

Have you already had a pregnancy test?

CALLER: No, I just haven’t had my period since December 26th, and I’m just worried about it.

CLINIC: Well, we do do free pregnancy tests.

CALLER: Oh, really?

CLINIC: Yeah. And if you come in for those and it does turn out that you’re pregnant, we can give you a referral to one of the places that do abortions.

CALLER: Well, 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. But my boyfriend’s 22. Is he old enough to take care of everything, and you wouldn’t have to tell anybody?

CLINIC: We don’t have to tell anybody in any case.

CALLER: Oh, really?

CLINIC: No.

CALLER: Even if I was getting an abortion?

CLINIC: Yeah. Well, we don’t do abortions, so we wouldn’t deal with abortion.

CALLER: Oh, okay. Well, I was actually just wanting to find out if I was pregnant so I could come in there.

CLINIC: Yeah, you can. We usually only do pregnancy tests in the morning. But if you feel like you really can’t wait until Monday, then it’s okay.

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

CLINIC: Yes, you can.

CALLER: Could I get it like the same day?

CLINIC: Probably if you think you’re going to want to do it that way I think the best would be to wait until Monday because we’re going to be really busy this afternoon. Can you wait until Monday?

CALLER: I think so. But if I got birth control, would anybody have to know about that though?

CLINIC: No. Let me put it this way. We don’t check on how old you are. You don’t have to provide proof. So you’re as old as you tell us you are.

CALLER: Well, the thing is, I can’t drive yet. Would my boyfriend be able to pick up the birth control pills?

CLINIC: Yes. If you sign that it’s okay, then he can.

CALLER: Oh, okay. I need to talk to him to see if he can bring me in. Could I call and talk to you if I had any other questions? What was your name?

CLINIC: My name is Karen, and you absolutely can. Anybody who works up here can answer questions for you. I should let you know about one other thing.

CALLER: What’s that?

CLINIC: In the state of Washington if you are under age and your boyfriend’s 22, that’s considered statutory rape.

CALLER: But what is — he’s not raping me. I mean, we’re in love. We’re going to get married.

CLINIC: I know. That’s the way the law is written, and it’s not a matter of whether or not you consent. I’m just telling you because if you come in and you tell us that, we’re required by the law to tell Social Services about that.

CALLER: Oh.

CLINIC: Okay?

CALLER: All right.

CLINIC: So I’m just letting you know what all your options are. So you can come in and get that pregnancy test if you want to.

CALLER: All right.

CLINIC: Okay?

CALLER: Okay. Thanks.

CLINIC: Bye.

CALLER: Bye.

***END***

#619 – Planned Parenthood in Centralia, WA

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PLANNED PARENTHOOD
1020 W. MAIN ST.
CENTRALIA, WA 98531-2853
360-330-2899

TAPE – 619

(Dialing, phone ringing 1x)

RECORDING: Thank you for calling Centralia (?) Planned Parenthood. Please listen to all of the following options before making your selection. Our options include recorded messages for hours, directions and after-hour emergencies. (Message continued in Spanish) (dial button pressed).

Please hold for the operator.

(Phone ringing 2x)

CLINIC: Centralia Planned Parenthood. This is Linda. May I help you?

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

CLINIC: No, we do not. There isn’t a facility in Lewis County. The closest would be Olympia.

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

CLINIC: Yes. Can you hold for a moment?

CALLER: Okay.

CLINIC: Thanks.

(Pause)

CLINIC: Okay. Thanks for holding. One place is Eastside Women’s Health. Are you calling long distance to Olympia?

CALLER: No, I’m from Oakville.

CLINIC: Okay. It’s 367-943-5127. I have an 888 number if you were long distance. And the other location in Olympia is Sound Choice Health Center. And that is 360-456-0291.

CALLER: Okay.

CLINIC: Okay? And you call each of them, and they can give you information on what their services are and their prices, et cetera.

CALLER: I’m just kind of worried. I’m going to be 14 later on this month, and my friend told me that they would have to tell my parents. But my boyfriend’s 22. Could he just sign whatever it is, and they wouldn’t have to tell anybody anything?

CLINIC: You’ll need to go over that with them.

CALLER: The main reason why I’m worried about all this is my last period was December 26th, and I’m just scared.

CLINIC: And you said you’re 14?

CALLER: I’ll be 14 on the 9th.

CLINIC: Okay. I would give that information to both of those facilities and see what their rules are.

CALLER: Oh, okay. Well, could I come in there for a pregnancy test to see though?

CLINIC: To confirm if you are?

CALLER: Yeah.

CLINIC: Have you gotten a positive pregnancy test?

CALLER: Well, no. I just haven’t had my period since like the day after Christmas.

CLINIC: Yes, you can. This afternoon we’ll be testing between 12:30 and 3:30. And what we will do is, if you are, we’ll set the time based on when your last period was.

CALLER: Okay. Would you have to tell anybody if I was getting a pregnancy test though?

CLINIC: No. No, not at all.

CALLER: Well, how much does that cost?

CLINIC: It’s free.

CALLER: Oh, okay. If it ended up that I wasn’t pregnant, could I get birth control there too?

CLINIC: We could make you an appointment to get your started on birth control. You bet.

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

CLINIC: No. There’s the steps that you could carry through on confidentiality.

CALLER: The only thing is I can’t drive. Would my boyfriend be able to pick up the pills?

CLINIC: Yes. You could make him the person that could pick up your pills for you.

CALLER: Okay. Would you have to say anything about him?

CLINIC: No. If you go under the confidentiality we should be okay.

CALLER: Okay.

CLINIC: This afternoon between 12:30 and 3:30.

CALLER: Okay. Thanks.

CLINIC: Um-hmm. Bye bye.

CALLER: Bye.

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#620 – Planned Parenthood in Shelton, WA

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PLANNED PARENTHOOD
310 W. BIRCH ST. # 4
SHELTON, WA 98584-1799
360-426-2933

TAPE – 620

(dialing sounds) (ringing 2X)

RECORDING: Thank you for calling the Shelton Planned Parenthood. Please listen to all the (dial sound.) Please hold for the operator. (ringing 1X)

CLINIC: Hello. Shelton Planned Parenthood.

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

CLINIC: No, we do not.

CALLER: Oh. Well, do you know of anybody that does?

CLINIC: We can refer you to Olympia or if you want to check in the phone directory.

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

CLINIC: No. Here, there two different places is Sound Choice or Eastside Women’s Health.

CALLER: Okay.

CLINIC: Um-hum.

CALLER: All right. Well, do you know — I’m just worried because like I’m going to be 14 like later on this month, and my friend told me that you guys would have to tell my parents. But my boyfriend’s 22. Could he just sign whatever it is and they wouldn’t have to tell anybody?

CLINIC: What do you mean? To do termination?

CALLER: Uh-huh.

CLINIC: You need to call them and I don’t know (unclear) but you need to talk to them.

CALLER: Okay.

CLINIC: Okay?

CALLER: Well, could I come in there for a pregnancy test just to see if I was pregnant?

CLINIC: Over here?

CALLER: Uh-huh.

CLINIC: Yes. Uh-huh.

CALLER: But my boyfriend would have to bring me. Would that be all right if he was there with me?

CLINIC: It won’t be any problem.

CALLER: Oh. But would you have to tell anybody that I was getting a pregnancy test though?

CLINIC: You mean we?

CALLER: Right.

CLINIC: No. We cannot. We don’t. It’s up to you.

CALLER: Okay.

CLINIC: Okay?

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

CLINIC: Yes.

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

CLINIC: No. We don’t do those kind of things. Unless you wanted to talk to somebody and let us know you want some help, but that’s it.

CALLER: Okay.

CLINIC: Okay?

CALLER: Okay.

CLINIC: (unclear) confidentiality. So no, we don’t.

CALLER: Well, if I had any other questions, could I call and talk to you? What was your name?

CLINIC: If I give you what?

CALLER: If I had any other questions? Could I talk to you? What was your name?

CLINIC: Actually you can talk to any of us here.

CALLER: Okay.

CLINIC: We do the same thing, and we will say the same thing.

CALLER: Okay. It’s just, you’re just so nice, so I would just rather talk to you actually. So –

CLINIC: It’s not necessary. But if you want to come back here to come here it’s in Shelter and please come after 1:00.

CALLER: After 1:00?

CLINIC: Um-hum.

CALLER: Okay.

CLINIC: Okay?

CALLER: All right. Thank you.

CLINIC: You’re welcome.

(phone clicks)

***THE END***

#621 – Planned Parenthood in Yakima, WA

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PLANNED PARENTHOOD
208 N. 3RD AVE
YAKIMA, WA 98902-2688
509-248-3625

TAPE – 621

(dialing sound) (ringing 2X)

CLINIC: Good afternoon. Planned Parenthood.

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

CLINIC: No, we do not.

CALLER: Oh. Well, do you know of anybody that does?

CLINIC: Here in Yakima Valley?

CALLER: Uh-huh.

CLINIC: Have you had a pregnancy test that was done at a clinic yet?

CALLER: No.

CLINIC: Do you have proof of pregnancy?

CALLER: Well, I just haven’t had my period since like December 26. So I’m just worried about it.

CLINIC: Okay. There is a clinic here. There’s other providers, but you do need referrals for that in order for you to go in to have that done — if you are pregnant. But we can schedule an appointment for a pregnancy test if you’d like.

CALLER: Well, if I wasn’t pregnant could I get birth control there?

CLINIC: You sure can.

CALLER: Okay. But would you have to — it’s just, the thing is –

CLINIC: We would do the pregnancy test first.

CALLER: The thing is, 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 everything and you wouldn’t have to tell anybody?

CLINIC: We don’t — we are Planned Parenthood. We are strictly confidential. We don’t tell your parents.

CALLER: Oh.

CLINIC: Unless you want us to, but we don’t. Like say for instance your mom called to say, well my daughter was in there you know. I’m sorry. We can’t — you know. If she says, you know, can you look, or whatever, we cannot. We won’t tell anybody anything unless we have something in writing from you.

CALLER: Okay.

CLINIC: Okaying us, saying you can tell Dr. So and So what was done at my visit here with us. But unless we have written consent from you, we do not give any information out to anyone.

CALLER: Okay. It’s just me and my boyfriend were talking about all this, and he said that he was going to pay for everything, but we just don’t want anyone to know about us. So like if he was paying for it would he have to sign anything?

CLINIC: Being that we don’t do the abortions here, we have — and being that you’re pregnant and you need, you want to have an abortion, we can give you referrals for like medical coupons.

CALLER: Uh-huh.

CLINIC: And the medical coupon would pay for that service so your boyfriend wouldn’t have to pay for it. The state would.

CALLER: Okay.

CLINIC: So –

CALLER: But would the state have to, would the state know and have to tell anybody?

CLINIC: No. Not at all.

CALLER: Oh.

CLINIC: No. Your parents don’t find out about that. Of course, when you come in if you do qualify for medical coupons then if you don’t — they’ll probably send them to you in the mail so one think you would want to remember is, don’t put the address, your home parents address. Put your boyfriend’s address.

CALLER: Okay.

CLINIC: That way they go to his house and not to your house.

CALLER: Okay.

CLINIC: And you’re 14?

CALLER: I’ll be 14 on the 9th.

CLINIC: Okay. We do have Teen Clinic today. We see 19 and younger every Friday between 1 and 5. You’re more than welcome to come in today on a walk-in basis, and we can do a pregnancy test and then give you any referral or numbers that you may need for whatever choice you decide.

CALLER: Okay.

CLINIC: And we are strictly confidential. Let me mention that again.

CALLER: Okay. If it ended up that I wasn’t pregnant and I was on birth control — it’s just the thing is I’m not old enough to drive yet. Could my boyfriend pick up the pills?

CLINIC: When you come in, you fill out a form, and then on the form it asks you, an alternate person like say for instance you can’t come in, you want to put him on there to pick up pills for you, then if you put it on there then, yes, he can come.

CALLER: Okay.

CLINIC: Okay?

CALLER: All right.

CLINIC: We’re here between 1 and 5. And the sooner you get here the better it is because sometimes we get busy but sometimes we’re not. But the sooner that you can get here to be seen we’ll be able to see you for whatever visit you have today.

CALLER: Okay.

CLINIC: Okay?

CALLER: I just wish I could talk to my mom like I talk to you.

CLINIC: Ohh. I’m sorry. You know, I wish you could. You know, it’s hard I know. Parents just can’t understand. But I don’t know. But you know, if you ever have any questions whether you come here or not in the future, you’re more than welcome to call and we always have counselors that are — we’re always willing to help even if you wanted a phone number for Safeway we’d be able to give that to you. We don’t — you know. You know, don’t — if you ever feel that you need to speak to someone you can always call and talk to someone here. You don’t even need to come in person. You can call on the phone.

CALLER: Could I call and talk to you if I thought of anything else?

CLINIC: Oh, sure.

CALLER: What was your name?

CLINIC: My name is Adella.a

CALLER: All right. Thanks.

CLINIC: Okay? You’re welcome.

CALLER: Bye.

CLINIC: Bye bye.

(phone clicks)

***THE END***

#622 – Planned Parenthood in Pullman, WA

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PLANNED PARENTHOOD
1125 NW NYE ST
PULLMAN, WA 99163-3430
509-334-1525

TAPE – 622

(dialing sound) (ringing 2X)

CLINIC: Planned Parenthood. This is Sara.

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

CLINIC: Not here. We get you set up for them. They do the actual procedures in Spokane.

CALLER: Okay. Do you know if they would — it’s just I’m worried because like I’m going to be 14 later on this 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: We are strictly confidential.

CALLER: Oh.

CLINIC: We would never say anything to anybody if you didn’t want us to.

CALLER: Really?

CLINIC: Yeah.

CALLER: All right.

CLINIC: No, never. (laughs) It’s your choice and it’s up to you.

CALLER: Okay.

CLINIC: Okay?

CALLER: It’s just, the main reason why I’m worried about all this is because like I haven’t had my period since like December 26, and I’m scared. So.

CLINIC: So do you know that you are?

CALLER: Well, no. I just haven’t had my period for awhile.

CLINIC: Okay. So December 26. Okay, hang on. Today is March 1. Yeah, that puts you at 9.5 weeks.

CALLER: Okay.

CLINIC: If you were. So my– what I would do, come in and take a pregnancy test.

CALLER: Okay.

CLINIC: Okay? So you know.

CALLER: Yeah.

CLINIC: They’re $12 here.

CALLER: Okay. Well, my boyfriend said that he would pay for everything, so.

CLINIC: Oh, good. Then come in here, take a test, and then if you are we can make you an appointment if that’s where you want to go.

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

CLINIC: We could talk to you about it and get you set up for it, sure.

CALLER: Okay. And you wouldn’t have to tell anybody about that though?

CLINIC: No, honey. We are strictly confidential, okay?

CALLER: Okay.

CLINIC: We don’t say anything if you don’t want us to.

CALLER: Okay.

CLINIC: Okay?

CALLER: All right. Well, the thing is, I can’t drive yet. But would my boyfriend be able to pick up the pills?

CLINIC: If you wrote a note stating that he could, yes. You would have to come in first because we’d have to see you.

CALLER: Oh, okay.

CLINIC: Okay?

CALLER: All right. What time do you normally do the pregnancy tests?

CLINIC: You can walk in for that any time. We close at 5:00.

CALLER: You close at 5:00 today?

CLINIC: Yes.

CALLER: All right.

CLINIC: Okay?

CALLER: How long does the test take?

CLINIC: 15 minutes.

CALLER: Okay.

CLINIC: Okay?

CALLER: All right. Bye.

CLINIC: Bye.

(phone clicks)

***THE END***

#595 – Mount Baker Planned Parenthood in Bellingham, WA

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MOUNT BAKER PLANNED PARENTHOOD
500 GRAND AVE.
BELLINGHAM, WA 98225-4025
360-734-9095

TAPE – 595

(dialing sounds) (ringing 1X)

RECORDING: Welcome to Mt. Baker Planned Parenthood. Please choose from the following four menu options. For directions to the Bellingham Clinic, for Bellingham Clinic hours, press 1 now. For test results of tests performed only at the Bellingham clinic, press 2 now. To make or change an appointment at any of our clinics or to speak with a staffperson press 3 now. (dial sound) Please hold on while I try that extension.

CLINIC: Planned Parenthood. Can I help you?

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

CLINIC: We don’t actually do them here at this clinic. We do pretermination services. So if you wanted to have an abortion, we could do the pre-exam for you. But they’re done over at our (unclear) clinic, now Baker Family Medicine.

CALLER: Oh, okay. Well, so I would come there for like a pregnancy test?

CLINIC: A pregnancy test, but there’s a full exam that happens before you have an ab — a termination of pregnancy. Pelvic exam to see how far along you are, a couple of STD screenings, and then there’s just a lot of information as well.

CALLER: Oh. Well, do you know, it’s just, the thing is, I’m going to be 14 next month, and my friend told me that you guys would have to tell my parents I was getting an abortion. But my boyfriend’s 22. Could he just sign whatever it is and they wouldn’t have to tell anybody?

CLINIC: It doesn’t matter that you’re only 13. You can do this under your own steam in Washington if you’re only 13.

CALLER: Oh, really?

CLINIC: Yeah. Yeah, so he doesn’t have to sign anything for you. You’re welcome to bring him with you of course, but. But, no, he doesn’t — because he’s not legally responsible for you because he’s not your parent. But you can be legally responsible for yourself for this healthcare situation.

CALLER: Okay.

CLINIC: (unclear) encourage you to talk to your parents about it if you feel that you can, if you feel that you can –

CALLER: Well, no.

CLINIC: Okay. But yeah, you’re welcome to come and see us by yourself if you want to or with your boyfriend or with a friend, whoever.

CALLER: Okay. Well, it’s just, the reason, the main reason why I’m wondering about all this is because like I haven’t had my period since like December 26, and I’m just really scared.

CLINIC: Have you taken a pregnancy test yet?

CALLER: No.

CLINIC: Have you had regular periods up to then?

CALLER: Usually, yeah.

CLINIC: When did you start having your period? How old were you when you started having your period?

CALLER: Well, I was 12.

CLINIC: So the first thing to do would be to take a pregnancy test, and I can actually tell you a place where we do that for free, and you don’t have to have an appointment.

CALLER: Really? Where?

CLINIC: Do you know where the DSHS office is, Department of Social and Health Services?

CALLER: Well, I live in Ferndale. I’m not real sure where that is.

CLINIC: Okay. Well, I can tell you that it’s — let’s see. Well, you’re not old enough to drive yet. So it’s in Bellingham it’s in the same shopping complex where Christ the King Church and Cost Cutter are.

CALLER: Oh, okay. I know where that is.

CLINIC: Does that sound familiar?

CALLER: Yeah.

CLINIC: In that same complex there’s a kind of a light brown brick building, and that’s the Department of Social and Health Services, DSHS, and we have a nurse practitioner there every weekday between 8:30 and 4:30.

CALLER: What’s her name?

CLINIC: Her name is Sylvia.

CALLER: Oh, okay.

CLINIC: And she’s just there — it’s easy to find her. You just walk in the door and you can see her. I think she’s off to the right.

CALLER: Okay. But would she have to tell anybody about anything?

CLINIC: Nope. This is completely confidential. She’s not obligated to tell anyone about what’s going on, and you’re not obligated to tell anyone about what’s going on. There’s no judges or courts or parental notification, nothing like that in Washington.

CALLER: Oh, okay.

CLINIC: Yeah. In Washington you’re completely free to take care of you reproductive health needs as soon as you’re 13.

CALLER: Okay. Well, so my boyfriend can just drive me there and they would be able to do the pregnancy test and you wouldn’t –

CLINIC: Uh-huh. They could do the pregnancy test, and they could — and she can talk to you about, you know, if you’re pregnant, the various options that you have, and if you’re not pregnant why this might be going on and maybe to help you get started on a birth control method of some kind if you’d like to do that.

CALLER: Okay.

CLINIC: And she’ll have lots of information for you, and she’ll have information for your boyfriend too if you want to bring him along.

CALLER: So I could get birth control there and they wouldn’t have to tell anybody that I was on birth control?

CLINIC: Yep. Nope. We don’t have to tell anybody. She can only do a couple of months. You’d need to come back here to get an exam to get more months of birth control, but she’s a good place to get started because it’s quick and you don’t have to wait for an appointment.

CALLER: OH. It’s just, I don’t drive. Would he be able to pick up the pills after everything like to come there and pick up the other pills?

CLINIC: Uh-huh.

CALLER: Really?

CLINIC: Yeah, because you can put him on your list of people that are approved to pick up pills.

CALLER: Oh, okay.

CLINIC: And he could pick them up for you.

CALLER: All right. Well, I just have so many questions. I mean, I can’t think of them all right now. But if I thought of one, could I call and talk to you? What was your name?

CLINIC: Yeah. My name is Becky.

CALLER: Okay.

CLINIC: Yeah. You’re very welcome to talk to me.

CALLER: All right.

CLINIC: And you know what you could even do? I could give you Sylvia’s phone number right now.

CALLER: Okay.

CLINIC: Because she’s the nurse practitioner, and she has a lot of information about birth control, a lot more than I do.

CALLER: Okay.

CLINIC: So let me see. Her phone number is 714-4051. So you can talk to me if you feel comfortable, but if I have questions that I can’t answer I’ll give you a medical staffperson and they can — they’re also very helpful.

CALLER: Okay.

CLINIC: They have lots of information too.

CALLER: But you’re just sure that no one has to know anything about this?

CLINIC: Yep. I’m absolutely sure. Quite a few very young women of ages 13 and 14 do come and see us, and we’re absolutely confidential. We — nobody is allowed legally to talk to someone after that age unless you’ve specified that it’s okay. It’s not like going to a pediatrician’s office. It’s different, because this is an adult concern.

CALLER: Okay.

CLINIC: So you’re treated as an adult in the state of Washington.

CALLER: All right.

CLINIC: All right?

CALLER: Okay.

CLINIC: I’ll talk to you later.

CALLER: Okay, thanks.

CLINIC: You’re welcome.

CALLER: Bye.

CLINIC: Bye.

(phone clicks)

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