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#393 – Planned Parenthood in Fond Du Lac, WI

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PLANNED PARENTHOOD
333 N. PETERS AVE.
FOND DU LAC, WI 54935-8257
920-922-9884

TAPE – 393

(Dialing, phone ringing 1x)

CLINIC: Planned Parenthood Oconomowoc.

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

CLINIC: Not here, not at this facility. Are you pregnant?

CALLER: Well, I’m not sure. I jus am real scared because I haven’t had my period since like December 14th. So I don’t know what to do.

CLINIC: Have you taken a home test?

CALLER: No. Are those usually right though?

CLINIC: Yeah.

CALLER: Really?

CLINIC: Yeah. I would recommend you take a home test. Either that or come in here, we can test you. And then I can give you your options.

CALLER: Okay.

CLINIC: There is a charge though, and that’s why I recommended the home test first. Our pregnancy test and counseling is going to run around $45.

CALLER: Okay. Well, my boyfriend said he would pay for everything and take care of it.

CLINIC: Okay.

CALLER: The problem is I’ll be 14 in March, and my friend said that you guys would have to tell on my boyfriend because he’s 22.

CLINIC: Yeah. Yeah. You’re 13 now?

CALLER: Yeah.

CLINIC: Holy cow. Ummmm. Yeah, that’s reportable.

CALLER: Well, what could happen?

CLINIC: I don’t know. He could be in a lot of trouble.

CALLER: Well, I don’t want him to get in trouble. What can I do?

CLINIC: I know. Oh boy. (Sighing) First of all, you better do a home test.

CALLER: Okay.

CLINIC: Boy. This is a tough one. Because if you want to terminate the pregnancy if you are pregnant — where they do it is in Appleton, Planned Parenthood there. And I’ll tell you that so that at least you know where to call.

CALLER: Would they have to tell my parents that I was getting an abortion though?

CLINIC: No. We can’t tell your parents. But the problem is —

CALLER: Yeah?

(Pause, Clinic speaking to someone else)

CLINIC: Hold on a minute, hon, okay?

CALLER: Okay.

(Pause)

CLINIC: Hon?

CALLER: Yeah.

CLINIC: Okay. You’re 13. You think you’re pregnant.

CALLER: Yeah.

CLINIC: I’m going to tell you this up front. The minimum you’re going to pay for an abortion is $455.

CALLER: Okay.

CLINIC: But you’re under 18. If you don’t want your parents to know you’re going to have to get a judicial bypass, which means you’re going to have to make an appointment with the DA. Go to court.

CALLER: How much does that cost?

CLINIC: I don’t know. What I can do is I can give you the number to the abortion clinic up in Appleton, and they are wonderful ladies. They will tell you everything you need to know. Because it sounds like you’re pretty far along, so you’re looking at a pretty expensive procedure.

CALLER: Okay. Well, what’s the number for them?

CLINIC: Okay, hold on. It’s 1-888-844-5771.

CALLER: Okay.

CLINIC: And they’re nice. But you need to find out that you’re pregnant first. You haven’t taken a pregnancy test?

CALLER: No. I just didn’t know that they were right or not.

CLINIC: Well, what we do here, or what you do in the store, they’re just simple urine tests. And the ones in the store they are pretty accurate. What they’re doing is detecting that HCG hormone. And that’s the hormone that lets us know you’re pregnant. It won’t come up positive if you don’t have that in there. So they’re pretty reliable. If they tell you you’re pregnant, you’re pregnant, hon.

CALLER: Well, would I be able to come in with my boyfriend and get like a pregnancy test there though?

CLINIC: You could. You could.

CALLER: But would you have to say anything about him?

CLINIC: See, I don’t know because you are so young and he is old. He could get in trouble for that (chuckle).

CALLER: Well, if I took a home pregnancy test, if it came out that I wasn’t pregnant, could I come in there and get birth control? Because I don’t want to have to go through all this again.

CLINIC: Yeah. If you’re negative, by all means come on in and get birth control pills.

CALLER: But you guys wouldn’t have to tell anybody that I was on birth control though?

CLINIC: No. We’re not allowed to.

CALLER: Well, would you have to tell about my boyfriend?

CLINIC: That I’m not quite sure of. That I’m not quite sure of. I’m not sure.

CALLER: So would it just be better not to say anything about my boyfriend to you guys?

CLINIC: Well, we know now (laughing).

CALLER: Yeah.

CLINIC: Hold on. Let me go back and ask a nurse real quick. Hold on.

(Pause)

CLINIC: Okay. Thanks for holding. You’re kind of in a sticky situation because you’re 13 and you’re sleeping with a 22-year-old.

CALLER: But we’re in love. We’re going to get married.

CLINIC: Right. And we’re not here to judge. But legally they would have to report that because it is technically statutory rape. Your pregnancy would be —

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

CLINIC: Right. But by the law, if anyone found out that you were — even if you were in love to the umpteenth degree, if the wrong person found out, it could be trouble. It could be trouble.

CALLER: But you’re not going to tell anybody now, are you?

CLINIC: Well, no.

CALLER: Oh, okay.

CLINIC: But if you came in we would have to. But now that leaves you in a bind. Because if you’re pregnant and you go up to the AB clinic, then they’re going to know, you know what I’m saying? I mean, it’s great that you guys are in love, but technically because you are so young and he’s over 18 —

CALLER: Well, do you know if there’s any other place I could go?

CLINIC: Why don’t you take your home test first? Take your home test first before you get yourself really worried. Take your home test first. My suggestion would be if you’re negative, please get on the pill. Protect yourself.

CALLER: But where could I go for that?

CLINIC: My suggestion would be — you could go anywhere if you just kind of keep your mouth shut.

CALLER: Oh, okay.

CLINIC: You know what I’m saying?

CALLER: Yeah. I’m just so scared. I don’t know.

CLINIC: I know. And it is scary. And if you were like 16 and he was 22, it would be a different story, but you’re 13. And like I said, we’re not here to judge you, and we will not. But technically that’s the law, and the nurses here do have to abide by that. So if you came in and they knew that you were sleeping with a 22-year-old man, they would have to report it.

CALLER: Oh, okay.

CLINIC: But that’s anyplace. That’s not just us, hon; that’s anyplace.

CALLER: Okay. You’re so nice. I wish I could talk to my mom like I talk to you. She just doesn’t ever listen to me.

CLINIC: And you know, a lot of moms they see it differently. But we understand. We’ve been there ourselves and we see it everyday, so we understand.

CALLER: Okay.

CLINIC: My suggestion would be, if you find out you’re pregnant just take care of it how you have to take care of it. You’ve got the number to the AB clinic. Call the ladies. They’ll tell you about funding or what not and cost and all that good stuff. But I really wouldn’t advertise that you’re dating a 22-year-old.

CALLER: Yeah. Well, if I thought of any more other questions, could I call and talk to you? What was your name?

CLINIC: Yes, you can. My name is Sarah (sp).

CALLER: Okay. Thanks.

CLINIC: You’re welcome. Bye now.

CALLER: Bye.

***END***

#394 – Planned Parenthood in Appleton, WI

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PLANNED PARENTHOOD
508 W WISCONSIN AVE
APPLETON, WI 54911-4313
920-731-6304

TAPE – 394

(Dialing, phone ringing 2x)

CLINIC: Good morning, Planned Parenthood, Appleton. Could you hold please?

CALLER: Yeah, I guess.

CLINIC: Thank you.

(Pause)

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

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

CLINIC: Not at this clinic, no. I can give you the number for the Appleton clinic that does.

CALLER: All right.

CLINIC: It’s 731-9534.

CALLER: Okay. My friend told me that since I’ll be 14 in March that they would have to tell my parents. But my boyfriend’s 22. Could he just sign whatever, and they wouldn’t have to tell anybody?

CLINIC: No. We have to have a legal guardian.

CALLER: Well, is there any way not to tell them. If they found out, I don’t know what they would do.

CLINIC: Okay. Why don’t you talk with the abortion clinic to see what you can do, okay?

CALLER: Oh, all right. Well, could I come in there for a pregnancy test though? I’m just really scared because my last period was December 14th, and I don’t know what to do.

CLINIC: Okay. Are you a student?

CALLER: Well, I’m homeschooled.

CLINIC: Okay. Because the pregnancy test is going to be $30.

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

CLINIC: Okay. Yeah, you can come in and have a pregnancy test. Just make sure that you do not go to the bathroom for three hours before you come in. And you don’t need an appointment or anything; it’s a walk-in service. On the day that you come in, you have to come in at least an hour before closing time though.

CALLER: Oh, okay.

CLINIC: Okay?

CALLER: What time do you guys close?

CLINIC: Today at 1:00. So you’d have to get here by noon.

CALLER: Oh, okay. I would really feel better if my boyfriend was there with me. Would that be all right?

CLINIC: Yeah, that’s fine. And you’ll have to pay about $30 today.

CALLER: Oh, okay. Well, he just doesn’t want anybody to know about us, so would you guys be asking questions or anything?

CLINIC: We’ll have you fill out some paperwork.

CALLER: Would he have to sign anything?

CLINIC: No.

CALLER: Oh, okay.

CLINIC: Nope. It doesn’t really have anything to do with him.

CALLER: Oh, okay. Well, if it turned out that I wasn’t pregnant, do you guys have birth control there?

CLINIC: Yes.

CALLER: Would you have to tell anybody that I was on birth control though?

CLINIC: Nope. It’s confidential.

CALLER: Okay.

CLINIC: But you would have to come in for an exam and a pap smear before we could start you on birth control.

CALLER: How much does that cost?

CLINIC: That can cost up to $100.

CALLER: Could I get on birth control right away?

CLINIC: You’d have to make an appointment to come back. If you came in for a pregnancy test, you’d have to schedule an appointment for a different time to come in and get birth control.

CALLER: Okay. The problem is I can’t drive because I’m not old enough. But can my boyfriend pick up the birth control after the exam or whatever?

CLINIC: Sure. He would just have to bring in — we give every patient that gets birth control here an identification card. And he would just have to bring that in for you, and he’d be able to pick up your pills or your birth control or whatever.

CALLER: Does he have to sign anything for that?

CLINIC: No. He won’t be a part of anything that you do here. It’s all having to do with you.

CALLER: All right.

CLINIC: Okay?

CALLER: Well, thanks. You’re just so nice. If I had any other questions, could I call and talk to you? What was your name?

CLINIC: Sure. My name is Sarah (sp).

CALLER: All right. Thanks.

CLINIC: You’re welcome.

CALLER: Bye.

CLINIC: Bye bye.

***END***

#395 – Planned Parenthood in Oshkosh, WI

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PLANNED PARENTHOOD
549 HIGH AVE. # A
OSHKOSH, WI 54901-4710
920-235-0115

TAPE – 395

(Dialing, phone ringing 2x)

CLINIC: Hello, Planned Parenthood. This is Jamie. Can I help you?

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

CLINIC: No, we don’t. But I can give you a number.

CALLER: All right.

CLINIC: Okay?

(Pause)

CLINIC: Okay. That would be 920-731-9534.

CALLER: Where is that?

CLINIC: That is Appleton North.

CALLER: Oh, okay.

CLINIC: So if you call them, they will help you, okay?

CALLER: Well, could I ask a quick question? I’m just really scared because my friend told me that — I’ll be 14 in March, and she said that they would have to tell my parents I’m getting an abortion. But my boyfriend’s 22. Could he just sign whatever, and then you guys wouldn’t have to tell anybody?

CLINIC: We are suppose to have confidentiality. And I’m not sure on the age limit on that. But you call the girls up there in Appleton, and they know everything about that. So they can help you with that. I don’t want to give you any false information. But that’s what they do up there. They handle it. They know everything about it, and they can answer all your questions.

CALLER: Well, could I come in there for a pregnancy test though?

CLINIC: You could do that, yeah.

CALLER: Okay.

CLINIC: It’s kind of expensive. Have you tried an at-home?

CALLER: No. I just didn’t know if they were right. I would really rather to come in there where you guys are at and know for sure.

CLINIC: Okay. The store-bought ones are very effective. I just want you to know that because the prices are fairly expensive.

CALLER: Well, my boyfriend said he would take care of everything.

CLINIC: It’s probably like $30 for a pregnancy test, just so you know. But if you really want to do that, you can do that.

CALLER: Okay. Well, I would really like my boyfriend to be there with me. Would that be all right?

CLINIC: For your pregnancy test?

CALLER: Yeah.

CLINIC: It’s just a urine test. And they usually don’t have them go in the room or anything.

CALLER: Oh, okay. But is it okay if he’s out in the waiting room with me?

CLINIC: Oh, yeah. Yeah.

CALLER: Well, if it turned out that I wasn’t pregnant, do you guys do birth control there?

CLINIC: Yes, we do.

CALLER: Would you have to tell anybody I was on birth control though?

CLINIC: I don’t think so. I don’t think so. Just hold on a second.

CALLER: All right.

(Pause)

CLINIC: Okay. This is what I think you should try, okay?

CALLER: Okay.

CLINIC: I think you should try a test from the store. And if that’s not good, you come in here — how long has it been?

CALLER: Well, my last period was like December 14th.

CLINIC: Okay. I’ll tell you what. Call the Appleton Clinic, talk to one of them, and they’ll tell you what to do. If you need to come in here today, we really need you to get in here by noon, okay?

CALLER: Okay.

CLINIC: So you talk to them first and see what they say.

CALLER: But would it be all right if my boyfriend came with me today? Because I wouldn’t have any other way to get there. I can’t drive.

CLINIC: Right. Yeah. No, that’s not a problem. They just don’t let them in the exam rooms, that’s all.

CALLER: But no one would say anything about him?

CLINIC: No.

CALLER: Because we just talked about it, and we decided that we didn’t want anyone to know about anything.

CLINIC: Okay.

CALLER: So you sure you wouldn’t tell anybody —

CLINIC: No, no. We can’t. But you need to call the Appleton Clinic first because you have time issues and you have other things going on there. So you call them first, okay?

CALLER: Okay.

CLINIC: All right. I’ll talk to you later.

CALLER: Okay. Thanks.

CLINIC: Bye bye.

CALLER: Bye.

***END***

#396 – Planned Parenthood in Eau Claire, WI

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PLANNED PARENTHOOD
1231 MENOMONIE ST.
EAU CLAIRE, WI 54703-5996
715-833-2279

TAPE – 396

(Dialing, phone ringing 3x)

CLINIC: Planned Parenthood. Can I help you?

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

CLINIC: No. There’s no place in the Eau Claire that does abortions.

CALLER: Oh. Do you know of anyplace that might though?

CLINIC: The Twin Cities is the closest.

CALLER: Do you have that phone number?

CLINIC: There’s a few places there.

CALLER: All right.

CLINIC: Do you want the ones that just have 800 numbers?

CALLER: Yeah.

CLINIC: There is Meadowbrook Women’s Clinic, 1-800-721-7708.

CALLER: I’m just really scared. I’ll be 14 in March, and my friend told me that they would have to tell my parents about it. But my boyfriend’s 22. Could he just sign whatever, and you guys wouldn’t have to tell anybody?

CLINIC: No. You have a couple of different options. If you have a brother or a sister that’s over the age of 25, or a grandparent, or I believe an aunt or uncle can give consent.

CALLER: I don’t have anybody.

CLINIC: Or you can get what’s called a judicial bypass.

CALLER: Okay. What is that?

CLINIC: They can help you out with that when you call the clinic.

CALLER: Oh, okay. Do you know how much that cost or anything?

CLINIC: I don’t think that cost anything.

CALLER: Oh, okay.

CLINIC: It’s just you meet with a judge, and he says it’s okay for you to get an abortion without your parents’ consent.

CALLER: Well, does he ever say no?

CLINIC: As far as I know it’s usually pretty easy to get.

CALLER: Oh, okay. All right.

CLINIC: And they can help you out with all that when you call the clinic. You can ask them about judicial bypass.

CALLER: Well, could I come in there for a pregnancy test though?

CLINIC: Sure.

CALLER: I’m just really worried. I don’t know what to do because my last period was December 14th, and I’m scared.

CLINIC: Okay. Have you done a pregnancy test though?

CALLER: No.

CLINIC: Okay. We have a full schedule today, but we’re not busy now if you wanted to come in now.

CALLER: Oh. Well, I’d have to call my boyfriend to see if he could bring me.

CLINIC: Or you can just get a test over the counter.

CALLER: Are those usually right?

CLINIC: They’re just exactly the ones we do. So you can just get a test and run it, and you’re going to get an accurate result as long as you follow the directions.

CALLER: Okay. Well, my boyfriend and I talked about it, and we don’t want anybody to know about this. Would you guys have to say anything?

CLINIC: No. It’s all confidential.

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

CLINIC: You sure could.

CALLER: Because I just don’t want to have to worry about this again.

CLINIC: Yep, you sure could.

CALLER: Would you guys have to tell anybody I was getting birth control though?

CLINIC: No. It’s completely confidential. We’re actually more confidential than the regular doctor’s office. Because your mom can call the doctor and ask him questions; they can’t call here and ask questions.

CALLER: Oh, okay.

CLINIC: I won’t tell anything about your care here unless I have your written consent.

CALLER: Oh, okay. So you wouldn’t have to tell about my boyfriend either?

CLINIC: (No response).

CALLER: Well, he just doesn’t want anyone to be asking questions, and we don’t want anybody to know at all.

CLINIC: (Pause) As long as we’re doing your care, your care is confidential.

CALLER: All right.

CLINIC: Could you hold on for just a second?

CALLER: Yeah.

(Pause)

(Call disconnected)

(Dialing, phone did not ring)

RECORDING: You have reached the Planned Parenthood of Wisconsin Auclair (ph) Clinic’s voicemail system. We are either closed or on another line at this time. Our address is 1231 Monaminy (ph) Street. Our phone number is 715-833-2279. Our clinic hours are Monday, 12 to 7; Wednesday —

(Call disconnected)

(Dialing, phone ringing 3x)

CLINIC: Planned Parenthood. Can I help you?

CALLER: Hi. Yeah. I was on hold, and it got disconnected. I don’t know who I was talking to.

CLINIC: Okay. I just need you to hold on for another second.

CALLER: All right.

(Pause)

CLINIC: Okay. Thanks for holding. So you said your boyfriend is 22.

CALLER: Yeah.

CLINIC: Okay. And you are?

CALLER: I’ll be 14 in March.

CLINIC: So you know that this is illegal.

CALLER: What’s illegal? What do you mean?

CLINIC: For him to be having sex with you at 13.

CALLER: Why? I don’t understand. We’re in love. We’re going to get married.

CLINIC: This is illegal, and it’s reportable to the police.

CALLER: What could happen?

CLINIC: And because you’re under 18, we would have to report it to the police if you came here.

CALLER: Oh. Well, what can I do?

CLINIC: This is not a good relationship for you to be in. If he is 22 and you’re only 13, do you realize he’s an adult and you are still an adolescent?

CALLER: He’s a great guys. He said he was going to take care of me until we’re old and gray.

CLINIC: I guy told me the same thing 10 years ago, and I haven’t seen him, and I have a nine-year-old daughter.

CALLER: Yeah, but he’s a sweetheart. He wouldn’t do that.

CLINIC: Guys will do that. Men will do anything and say anything to have sex with you. They will.

CALLER: But he loves me.

CLINIC: And they will say that too.

CALLER: Well, what can I do?

CLINIC: You can still come here, but we do have to report it.

CALLER: Well, then I can’t come there. I don’t want him to get in trouble and go to jail.

CLINIC: But if he is 22 having sex with a 13-year-old — if you had a 13-year-old daughter, what would you say if she came to you and said I’m having sex with a 22-year-old man?

CALLER: I don’t know.

CLINIC: You would freak out.

CALLER: Well, I don’t know. I mean, if they were in love and happy.

CLINIC: You know in 10 years when you’re 23, you could be in love and happy. But your body is still changing so much that —

CALLER: Well, what should I do then? What can I do?

CLINIC: Well, I can’t tell you what to do. But this is not a relationship that you should be in.

CALLER: Okay.

CLINIC: And that is exactly why he doesn’t want you to tell anybody, because he knows that it’s wrong, and he knows that he will go to jail.

CALLER: Okay.

CLINIC: That’s why you’re not suppose to tell anybody.

CALLER: Well, he said he just didn’t want me to get in trouble because —

CLINIC: No. He doesn’t want himself to get in trouble. You won’t get in trouble.

CALLER: I won’t? Well, if my parents found out, I’d get in big trouble.

CLINIC: Well, he doesn’t want to get in trouble, and he doesn’t want to go to jail. That’s why he told you not to tell anybody? He knows that it’s wrong, and he knows that this is something he shouldn’t be doing.

CALLER: Well, I can’t — I don’t know who to talk to. I don’t know what to do then. I mean, if he wasn’t there for me, I don’t — there’s nobody.

CLINIC: At 13 it’s so easy to think that. And I remember thinking exactly the same thing. It doesn’t seem like it, but you do have people that are there for you.

CALLER: Well, what can I do about all of this? What can I do? I don’t know what to do.

CLINIC: First of all we need to make sure that you’re not pregnant.

CALLER: But if I come in there, you have to send my boyfriend to jail?

CLINIC: Right.

CALLER: So where can I go then? Is there anyplace that I can go?

CLINIC: You can buy an over-the-counter test if you don’t want to come in here.

CALLER: Okay.

CLINIC: But you really should come in here and get on protection, and probably get some tests done to make sure that he hasn’t given you any diseases.

CALLER: Would you tell?

CLINIC: Yes, we would report that he was having sex with you. Under law we have to because you’re under 18.

CALLER: Okay. So you just want me to come in there and have my boyfriend go to jail, and I’ll never see him ever again. I mean, I don’t want to come in if my boyfriend’s going to be sent to jail.

CLINIC: Well, this behavior he is having is wrong. This is a relationship that should not happen.

CALLER: But we’re in love.

CLINIC: You know, it might sound like it’s coming from an old adult that doesn’t know anything, but you don’t know what love is yet. It might feel like it. And I know at 13 you think everything is wonderful and you’re going to live happily ever after — at 18 I still thought that. And he told me he was going to take care of me forever, and we were going to live happily ever after. Got me in bed, left and never came back.

CALLER: But he wouldn’t do that.

CLINIC: You don’t know that.

CALLER: Yeah, I do. I mean, well — what can I do? I don’t know what to do. Is there anything I can do?

CLINIC: Well, what I think you should do and what you think you should do are two different things.

CALLER: What do you think I should do?

CLINIC: I think you should get a pregnancy test and make sure you’re not pregnant. And you need to end the relationship. Even if you don’t come in here and we don’t report it, you still need to end the relationship. Because this is wrong for him to be doing this. There’s got to be something wrong in his mind for him —

CALLER: Well, if it ended up that I wasn’t pregnant, could I come in and get birth control so that I wouldn’t have to worry about this anymore?

CLINIC: You could. But if you tell us about him, he still has to be reported for having sex with somebody under 16.

CALLER: But if I don’t tell you, it will be okay?

CLINIC: Well, you need to be open and honest with your caregivers. You need to tell them everything so that they know the best way to help you.

CALLER: Okay. All right. Well, I don’t know what to do now. But could I call and ask you if I had any other questions?

CLINIC: You sure can.

CALLER: What was your name?

CLINIC: My name is Nickie (sp).

CALLER: All right.

CLINIC: And you can call me anytime I’m here.

CALLER: Okay.

CLINIC: Okay?

CALLER: When are you normally there?

CLINIC: Whenever the clinic’s open I’m here. So Monday, Wednesday, Thursday or Friday. Okay?

CALLER: All right. Thank you.

CLINIC: You bet. Bye.

***END***

#198 – Planned Parenthood in Waukesha, WI

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PLANNED PARENTHOOD
426 W. MAIN ST
WAUKESHA, WI 53186-4636
262-544-0708

TAPE – 198

(dialing sound) (ringing 10X)

CLINIC: Planned Parenthood.

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

CLINIC: No, we don’t. We can recommend you to go to the one in Jackson Street.

CALLER: Okay.

CLINIC: But you need to schedule an appointment with them. Would you like their number so you can schedule an appointment with them.

CALLER: Yeah.

CLINIC: Okay. Can I put you on hold?

CALLER: Yeah.

CLINIC: Okay, thanks. (pause) Ma’am?

CALLER: Uh-huh.

CLINIC: Okay. You need to call the one on Jackson Street, and their phone number is 414-276-8777.

CALLER: Okay. Well, do you know, like — well my friend actually told me to call you guys, so I was wanting to — but do you guys do like pregnancy tests there?

CLINIC: Yes, we do. It’s on a walk-in basis so you’re welcome to come in and get a pregnancy test to see if you are positive.

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

CLINIC: Okay. No.

CALLER: No?

CLINIC: No.

CALLER: Okay. Do you guys have to tell my parents about that or anything?

CLINIC: No. Everything is confidential here.

CALLER: Okay, because I can’t tell my parents at all because, well it’s just my boyfriend is 22 and we’re going to get married and everything, but my parents hate him because they think he’s too old. So. They can’t find out at all.

CLINIC: Okay. No, they won’t find out anything. It’s everything between confidential. It’s just between you and us, so no one else needs to know. I mean, we won’t tell anyone.

CALLER: Okay. Do my parents have to say it’s okay for me to get an abortion?

CLINIC: I believe you’re going to have to go tot he courthouse and then waiver that.

CALLER: Oh. What do I do for that?

CLINIC: Okay. First of all, we need to have, make sure that you are pregnant. So you would have to come in here and make sure that you, that we test you. And then once that is done you can go to the courthouse or we’ll let you know what you have to do in order to do that.

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

CLINIC: I don’t believe so, no.

CALLER: Oh, okay.

CLINIC: Okay?

CALLER: Well, like is it all right if — like, well if I wasn’t pregnant do you guys do birth control there?

CLINIC: Yes, we do.

CALLER: Okay, and you wouldn’t have to tell anybody about that either?

CLINIC: No.

CALLER: Okay.

CLINIC: Okay?

CALLER: Well, is it okay if I call you guys back and like I have to talk to my boyfriend and see if he has any other questions. But could I talk to you?

CLINIC: Sure. You can talk to us. But like I said, if you’re here for a pregnancy test it’s on a walk-in basis so you can come in any time. If you want to schedule to be put on birth control after we’re done testing you for the pregnancy you can schedule an appointment with us so we can definitely — you can get birth control pills.

CALLER: Okay.

CLINIC: Okay?

CALLER: Okay. Well, you’re so nice. Is it okay if I ask you like — if I had any other questions?

CLINIC: Sure. My name is Josie.

CALLER: Okay.

CLINIC: Okay?

CALLER: Thanks.

CLINIC: Thank you.

CALLER: Bye.

CLINIC: Bye.

(phone clicks)

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#199 – Planned Parenthood in Milwaukee, WI

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PLANNED PARENTHOOD
1674 S. 9TH ST.
MILWAUKEE, WI 53204-3426
414-645-8383

TAPE – 199

(dialing sound) (ringing 3X)

CLINIC: Planned Parenthood, Mitchell Street. Can I help you?

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

CLINIC: No, we don’t, but I can give you a number to call.

CALLER: Okay.

CLINIC: It’s our Jackson Street Planned Parenthood. They do abortions.

CALLER: Okay.

CLINIC: The phone number is 276-8777.

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

CLINIC: Um-hum.

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

CLINIC: Oh, no. You don’t have to be a specific time for that.

CALLER: Okay. And you guys don’t have to tell my parents or anything?

CLINIC: No.

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

CLINIC: Okay. Yeah. No. We don’t tell your parents.

CALLER: All right.

CLINIC: You can pay a pregnancy test. You can come in on a walk-in which is Monday through Friday from 10 to 4 are pregnancy tests, and Saturdays they’re from 9 to 12. You don’t have to make an appointment for a pregnancy test. So you basically come in, ask us for a pregnancy test, and we give you the slot and you see what times we have available.

CALLER: Okay. Do you know if I have to tell my parents to get an abortion?

CLINIC: No.

CALLER: No?

CLINIC: No.

CALLER: Okay.

CLINIC: Okay?

CALLER: So like if like I took the pregnancy test and it was negative, do you guys do birth control there?

CLINIC: Yes.

CALLER: And you wouldn’t have to tell anybody about the birth control either?

CLINIC: No.

CALLER: Okay. Well, is it okay if my boyfriend brings me?

CLINIC: Yeah, that’s fine.

CALLER: That’s the only way I could get there.

CLINIC: Yeah. That’s fine.

CALLER: Okay.

CLINIC: In order for you to start birth control you have to be on your period though. So if you wanted a pregnancy test for a pregnancy test you can just come in.

CALLER: Okay.

CLINIC: And you can talk to the nurse and you go from there.

CALLER: Okay. Is it okay if I talk to my boyfriend and ask if he has any other questions and call you back?

CLINIC: Yeah, that’s fine.

CALLER: Okay. What was your name?

CLINIC: Judy.

CALLER: Okay.

CLINIC: Okay?

CALLER: Thanks.

CLINIC: Bye bye.

CALLER: Bye.

(phone clicks)

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#200 – Planned Parenthood in Madison, WI

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PLANNED PARENTHOOD
2202 S. PARK ST.
MADISON, WI 53713-1916
608-261-9256

TAPE – 200

(dialing sound) (ringing 1X)

CLINIC: Planned Parenthood. This is Kim. How can I help you?

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

CLINIC: No, we don’t.

CALLER: You don’t? Do you know of any place that does?

CLINIC: I can give you the phone number to the Madison Abortion Clinic.

CALLER: Okay.

CLINIC: 251-5900.

CALLER: Okay. Do you know like if — like my friend told me you guys have to tell my parents before I can have an abortion. Is that true?

CLINIC: Um, you’re under the age of 18?

CALLER: I’ll be 14 in March.

CLINIC: Okay. The Wisconsin law says that you have to have written consent of a parent or a close relative.

CALLER: Is there any way to get around that? Like I can’t tell my parents because like my boyfriend’s 22 and we’re going to get married, but like they can’t find out at all because they hate him. They think he’s too old for me.

CLINIC: Uh-huh. Do you have an older brother or sister, aunt or uncle, grandparent?

CALLER: No. Uh-uh.

CLINIC: Okay. There is a way to get around it, but you would have to go to court for it.

CALLER: Oh. Well, what would I do?

CLINIC: Hold on one second.

CALLER: All right. (pause) Okay, thanks for holding. Actually, there is the state of Illinois does not have that law.

CALLER: Okay.

CLINIC: Their Rockford Abortion Clinic would be able to do that without parental consent.

CALLER: Okay. Do you have their number?

CLINIC: I don’t.

CALLER: Oh, all right.

CLINIC: Okay.

CALLER: Well, they wouldn’t have to tell my parents or anybody at all?

CLINIC: Nope.

CALLER: Okay. Well, do you guys actually do the pregnancy tests there?

CLINIC: Yes.

CALLER: Do you have to tell my parents for that?

CLINIC: No. You can come in on Monday for that. We’re open 12 to 5.

CALLER: Is it okay if my boyfriend brings me?

CLINIC: Yep.

CALLER: Yeah?

CLINIC: You’d have to be here by 4:00 probably though.

CALLER: 4:00? All right. Well, he was actually wondering about birth control too. Do you guys do that there?

CLINIC: Yeah, but — we can. But obviously we’ll have to wait until after the abortion to make an appointment for you.

CALLER: Okay.

CLINIC: You will probably have to have a checkup after that too, so you could do that here if you wanted.

CALLER: All right. Well, do you guys have to tell anybody if I’m on birth control?

CLINIC: No.

CALLER: No?

CLINIC: Nope.

CALLER: Okay.

CLINIC: Okay.

CALLER: Thanks

CLINIC: Bye bye.

CALLER: Bye.

(phone clicks)

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