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#624 – Planned Parenthood in Walla Walla, WA

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PLANNED PARENTHOOD
828 S. 1ST AVE
WALLA WALLA, WA 99362-4003
509-529-3570

TAPE – 624

(dialing sound) (ringing 2X)

CLINIC: Good afternoon. Planned Parenthood.

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

CLINIC: No, we don’t. The closest place you could get one done would be in the Tri-Cities, and they only do first trimester.

CALLER: Okay. Do you have a number for that?

CLINIC: Uh-huh. It’s 783-2859.

CALLER: Okay.

CLINIC: Okay?

CALLER: Well, do you know — I’m just kind of worried because, well I’m going to be 14 later on this month. But my friend told me that you guys would have to tell my parents. But my boyfriend’s 22.

CLINIC: No.

CALLER: Could he just sign whatever it is and you wouldn’t have to tell anybody?

CLINIC: No. You would actually be responsible for your own self. Your boyfriend couldn’t sign anything for you.

CALLER: Okay.

CLINIC: If you wanted to get services through us, you could. We don’t release any information unless you give us permission to.

CALLER: Okay.

CLINIC: Okay?

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

CLINIC: Yeah. What I would probably do is go ahead and schedule an appointment to at least have a pregnancy test done.

CALLER: Could I come in and do that with you guys?

CLINIC: Well, yeah. Let me — hold on a second, okay?

CALLER: All right.

CLINIC: (pause)

CLINIC: — schedule an appointment?

CALLER: Uh-huh.

CLINIC: Okay. We can go ahead and do that for you. Did you want to come in on Monday, have that done?

CALLER: I would have to call my boyfriend to see. But do you know like if the pregnancy test came out that I wasn’t pregnant, could I get birth control there?

CLINIC: Uh-huh. We could go ahead and schedule an appointment and get you started on birth control. We would go over any birth control methods you were interested in and give you information on that. We would need to schedule an appointment for either to have a full exam or to have us just review your medical history and okay you for birth control. So if you want to check with him, you can do that and then you can just give me a call back and we can go ahead and schedule that.

CALLER: Okay. So what was your name?

CLINIC: Connie. And your options are as far as scheduling an appointment, Monday, Tuesdays or Thursdays.

CALLER: Okay.

CLINIC: Okay? So check with him and then give us a call back.

CALLER: Well, if I was getting birth control, could — the thing is, I can’t drive yet. Could my boyfriend pick up the pills?

CLINIC: If you give us permission and you put his name on the form, he can.

CALLER: Okay. And nobody would have to know anything about it?

CLINIC: No, we don’t release information unless you give us permission to.

CALLER: All right.

CLINIC: Okay.

CALLER: Okay, thanks.

CLINIC: Uh-huh. Bye bye.

CALLER: Bye.

(phone clicks)

***THE END***

#625 – Planned Parenthood in Kenmore, WA

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PLANNED PARENTHOOD
6610 NE 181ST ST. # 2
KENMORE, WA 98028-4867
425-482-1122

TAPE – 625

(dialing sound) (ringing 1X)

RECORDING: Thank you for calling Kenmore Planned Parenthood. Please listen to all the following options before making your selection. Our options include recorded messages for hours, directions and after-hour emergencies. You can press zero at any time to speak to — (dial sound) Please hold for the operator. (ringing 3X)

CLINIC: Kenmore. Can you hold, please?

CALLER: All right.

CLINIC: Thank you. Thanks for holding. How can I help you?

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

CLINIC: Yes, we do.

CALLER: Oh. How much does that cost?

CLINIC: It’s going to be based on your income.

CALLER: The thing is, I’m going to be 14 in March and I don’t have an income.

CLINIC: Okay. Then it’s probably about $350.

CALLER: Okay.

CLINIC: What I recommend is that you apply for medical coupons.

CALLER: Okay.

CLINIC: That way it will pay for the abortion.

CALLER: Well, do you know — I’m just kind of scared because like my friend told me 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 about anything?

CLINIC: Well, we wouldn’t tell your parents. We have confidentiality here.

CALLER: Would you have to tell someone other than my parents?

CLINIC: No.

CALLER: Okay.

CLINIC: But I’d still recommend applying for medical coupons.

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

CLINIC: Okay. Hold on a moment.

CALLER: Okay. (pause) Can you keep holding for a minute?

CLINIC: All right.

CLINIC: (new person comes to phone) Hi, there.

CALLER: Hi.

CLINIC: You had some questions about abortion? Jenna was — she’s back making appointment. You’re 13?

CALLER: Huh?

CLINIC: You’re 13?

CALLER: Yeah. Well, I’ll be 14 on the 9th. But I was wondering if they would have to tell my parents.

CLINIC: There’s no legal law we cannot tell your parents anything about having an abortion. It doesn’t matter how old you are.

CALLER: Okay.

CLINIC: We have strict confidentiality here.

CALLER: It’s just my boyfriend’s 22. Would he be able to take are of everything though?

CLINIC: Yeah.

CALLER: He said he would pay for everything and — like when we were talking about it he said that he would pay for everything. It’s just we don’t want a whole bunch of people to know about us. Would he have to sign anything if he was paying for it all?

CLINIC: Well, here’s the deal. It’s up to you if you want to tell us his age when you come in.

CALLER: Okay.

CLINIC: You know? I mean, he can sign things. That doesn’t mean we’re asking how old he is.

CALLER: Oh. Okay.

CLINIC: You know what I mean? Like if he has to a credit card or something like that, we’re not going to ask how old he is.

CALLER: Okay.

CLINIC: You know? If you want to give that information out you can, but then we’re going to have to deal with a whole other ball of wax.

CALLER: What do you mean?

CLINIC: Well, technically, you know, you’re a minor and he’s not, so we are responsible by law to deal with that if you if you tell us that.

CALLER: Okay.

CLINIC: Right now you don’t have to — whatever we’re talking about doesn’t count because I don’t know you, don’t know your name. You can come in and I won’t know if you’re the person I talked to because I don’t — don’t worry about it right now.

CALLER: Okay.

CLINIC: But when you come in, first thing is, we will not contact your parents whatsoever unless you sign a document telling us you want us to. Don’t worry about that. You can have an abortion, and that’s fine.

CALLER: Okay.

CLINIC: As far as the age thing goes, it’s up to you if you disclose that information to us, like if you tell us that your boyfriend is 22 then we have to talk to you about it.

CALLER: Okay.

CLINIC: I don’t –

CALLER: Just don’t — I don’t want him to get in trouble.

CLINIC: Right, because there’s laws around that, and they don’t — you know, they don’t apply — you know, they don’t always apply to everybody, but we have to by law deal with it.

CALLER: Okay. How long does it take to get an abortion?

CLINIC: You would be at the clinic 3 to 4 hours. The abortion takes about 3 to 4 minutes.

CALLER: Okay. It’s just, I would have to — my boyfriend would have to take me. I wouldn’t have any other way to get there. Would that be all right if he was there with me though?

CLINIC: Oh, yeah.

CALLER: Okay.

CLINIC: Like I said, it’s up to you if you tell us. We’re not going to ask you.

CALLER: Okay.

CLINIC: I mean, you give us whatever information you want. We don’t know if you’re telling the truth or not anyway.

CALLER: Oh, all right.

CLINIC: We just go with what you tell us. We’ll ask what your age is and you have to put it down on the form. But we don’t ask him any personal questions unless you tell us. Then if you tell us he’s 22, I mean, you know, then we know. But. You see what I’m saying?

CALLER: Yeah. Well, the main reason why I’m calling is, the main reason why I’m worried about all this is because like I haven’t had my period since like December 26, and we’re just really worried. So –

CLINIC: Have you taken a pregnancy test?

CALLER: No.

CLINIC: You should probably come in and do that first.

CALLER: Oh, all right.

CLINIC: Because of your age, it’s very common to skip your period.

CALLER: Oh. All right.

CLINIC: Do you guys use any kind of birth control?

CALLER: No.

CLINIC: No? Do you have sexual intercourse like on a regular basis?

CALLER: Well, yeah.

CLINIC: A couple times a week, whatever?

CALLER: Yeah.

CLINIC: You could be pregnant. So, yeah, you should probably — you can come in here. We do it on a walk-in. You don’t have to pay. And then we’ll do the test and find out first.

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

CLINIC: Oh, for sure. Yeah, definitely. We can give that to you.

CALLER: Okay. Well, would anyone have to know about birth control?

CLINIC: Huh?

CALLER: Would anyone have to know if I was on birth control though?

CLINIC: No. There’s nothing. You can come here and be seen for anything you want to, and we don’t have to tell your parents.

CALLER: Okay. The thing is, since I can’t drive, would my boyfriend be able to pick up like the birth control pills though?

CLINIC: If you give us his first name.

CALLER: Okay.

CLINIC: And tell us that.

CALLER: All right.

CLINIC: Our only concern is that, you know with such a huge age difference, you know making sure that you’re safe and that you’re choosing to be in this relationship.

CALLER: Well, yeah.

CLINIC: You know? And that you know –

CALLER: I mean, we’re in love. We’re going to get married. It’s just, we can’t have a kid right now.

CLINIC: Right. Okay. Do your parents know that you guys are together?

CALLER: Yeah. I mean, he works with my dad. But they don’t know we’re having sex. I mean, if they found out about that, I don’t know what they would do. So they just — they can’t find out at all.

CLINIC: Okay.

CALLER: So you sure you wouldn’t have to tell anybody?

CLINIC: Not if you don’t tell us.

CALLER: All right.

CLINIC: We only go with what you tell us.

CALLER: Okay.

CLINIC: You can tell us he’s 16. I don’t know. (laughs)

CALLER: Okay.

CLINIC: You know?

CALLER: You’ve been so nice. I wish I could talk to my mom like this.

CLINIC: Yeah. We do have a counselor here if you need to talk with a counselor; at any point you can.

CALLER: Okay.

CLINIC: But come in for that pregnancy test first. I mean, it’s silly to even put the cart before the horse if you’re not pregnant. I mean, then we don’t need to worry about that.

CALLER: Okay.

CLINIC: You know what I mean?

CALLER: Yeah.

CLINIC: I think you should get the test, find out, and then decide what you want to do on that. My name’s Amy.

CALLER: All right.

CLINIC: I’m here most of the time.

CALLER: Okay.

CLINIC: And you can talk to me. I can do your tests for you if I’m here.

CALLER: Okay.

CLINIC: Okay?

CALLER: Okay, thanks.

CLINIC: Is that helpful?

CALLER: Yes, thank you.

CLINIC: Okay.

CALLER: Okay.

CLINIC: Bye

CALLER: Bye.

(phone clicks)

***THE END***

#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)

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#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.

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#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.

***END***

#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)

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#593 – Planned Parenthood in Kent, WA

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PLANNED PARENTHOOD
10056 SE 240TH ST. # A
KENT, WA 98031-4897
253-854-2343

TAPE – 593

(dialing sounds) (ringing 2X)

RECORDING: Thank you for calling Kent Planned Parenthood. Please listen to all the following options before making your selection. Our options include recorded messages for hours, directions and after-hour emergencies. You can press zero at any time to speak to a staffperson. For the clinic address, fax number or directions, press 1. For clinic hours, press 2. For pregnancy testing and emergency contraception information press 3. To confirm or cancel an appointment, press 4. To talk with a staffmember press zero. (dial sound) Please hold for the operator. (ringing 1X)

CLINIC: Kent Planned Parenthood. How can I help you?

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

CLINIC: We do at (Whit?) Planned Parenthood. Not in our office, however.

CALLER: Okay.

CLINIC: We do in Federal Way, Seattle U District and Tacoma.

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

CLINIC: Which one would you like?

CALLER: The Federal Way one.

CLINIC: It’s 253-661-7002.

CALLER: Okay. Where is that exactly?

CLINIC: The Federal Way one?

CALLER: Uh-huh.

CLINIC: That’s 340 8th Street Exit.

CALLER: Okay.

CLINIC: The one that has the hospital and Home Depot.

CALLER: All right. I think I know where that is. All right. Okay.

CLINIC: Okay?

CALLER: Well, the thing is, do you know — like I’m going to be 14 next 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 they wouldn’t have to tell anybody?

CLINIC: I don’t know. Hold on. Did you want to make an appointment?

CALLER: Well, I just wanted to ask some questions first.

CLINIC: What, because of your age?

CALLER: Yeah.

CLINIC: And getting the abortion?

CALLER: Yeah.

CLINIC: No.

CALLER: No?

CLINIC: Um-um.

CALLER: They wouldn’t have to tell anybody?

CLINIC: No.

CALLER: Oh, okay. Well, it’s just, the main reason why I’m worried about all this is like I haven’t had my period since like December 26th, and I’m just scared.

CLINIC: Okay. Have you taken a pregnancy test?

CALLER: Well, no.

CLINIC: Okay. You can get those free here.

CALLER: Really?

CLINIC: Um-hum.

CALLER: Well, what time do you normally do those?

CLINIC: We do those every day. You have to come in 30 minutes before closing.

CALLER: What time do you close?

CLINIC: Today we close at 4:30. You can come in right now if you want to.

CALLER: Well, all right. Well, I’d have to call my boyfriend to see because that would be the only way I could get there.

CLINIC: Okay.

CALLER: But it’s just we were talking about all this and he said that — well, we decided that we didn’t’ want anyone to know about us. If he was paying for everything, would he have to sign anything?

CLINIC: No.

CALLER: Oh, okay.

CLINIC: Okay? And what’s your name?

CALLER: It’s Lisa.

CLINIC: Are you coming in today?

CALLER: Oh, I don’t know. I’d have to call him to see. But are you guys open tomorrow?

CLINIC: Um-hum. 9:00 to 4:30.

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

CLINIC: Um-hum.

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

CLINIC: No. Everything’s totally confidential.

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

CLINIC: Yeah. My name is Melissa.

CALLER: All right.

CLINIC: Okay?

CALLER: Okay. So let me call him and see what his timeframe is, and I’ll call you back. Is that all right?

CLINIC: Sure.

CALLER: Okay.

CLINIC: All right. Bye bye.

CALLER: Bye.

(phone clicks)

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