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#557 – Planned Parenthood in Tempe, AZ

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1250 E. APACHE BLVD. # 106
TEMPE, AZ 85281-5870

TAPE – 557

(dialing sounds) (ringing 2X)

CLINIC: Planned Parenthood. This is Paula.

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

CLINIC: Yes, we do.

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

CLINIC: The charge for an abortion, depending on your blood type is either $440 or $380.

CALLER: Okay. Well, so do you know — like I’m just worried about this because my friend told me that since like I”m going to be — I’ll be 14 next month.

CLINIC: 14 weeks or 14 years old?

CALLER: 14 years old. She said that you guys would have to tell my parents.


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

CLINIC: We don’t ask. We don’t need parental consent in the state of Arizona.

CALLER: Oh. All right.



CLINIC: Do you have an appointment already?

CALLER: No. I just am worried about all this because I haven’t had my period since like December 21st, and I don’t know what to do. So.

CLINIC: Okay. Your period was December 21st you said?

CALLER: Uh-huh.

CLINIC: Okay. Let’s see. Okay. Did you want to schedule an appointment now or did you want to call back?

CALLER: Well —

CLINIC: Are you wanting to schedule an appointment now?

CALLER: Well, I need to find out if I’m actually pregnant really.

CLINIC: Okay. So just come on in and we’ll take a test, and then if you are we can go ahead and set you up with an appointment. Okay?

CALLER: Okay. Well, what are your hours?

CLINIC: We’re open until 7:00, but we stop doing pregnancy tests at 6:30, and the test is $10.

CALLER: Okay. Well, my boyfriend said that he would pay for everything, but it’s just we were talking about everything, and we decided that we didn’t want a whole bunch of people to know about us. Would he have to sign any papers if he was paying for everything?

CLINIC: No. He wouldn’t have to sign any papers. We don’t — it doesn’t matter where the money comes from. Okay?

CALLER: All right.

CLINIC: So if you want to come in today the test will be $10, however you pay. It doesn’t matter. Just come in and we’ll have you fill out the paperwork.



CALLER: Well, it’s just — I have to call my boyfriend to see if he can bring me tonight, but it would be all right if he was there with me?

CLINIC: He doesn’t need to be there with you.

CALLER: Well —

CLINIC: Unless you need him to pay. He doesn’t have to be there. I mean, if you’re — it doesn’t matter how old you are. There is no parental consent needed in the state of Arizona to have anything done family planning-wise. So if you’re wanting birth control, if you’re wanting to get a pregnancy test, that’s not important. But what I would recommend to you, just to make you aware, that if you come in they will ask the age of your partner, and if your partner is four years your senior —


CLINIC: — we will have to call CPS.


CLINIC: Because you are a minor.

CALLER: Well, what would happen?

CLINIC: We would just call and report that you were involved with a man who was four years older or greater than you.

CALLER: Oh. Well, so it would just be better not to have him there?

CLINIC: Pretty much.

CALLER: Oh, okay.


CALLER: All right.

CLINIC: So we will see you then before 6:30?

CALLER: Well, I’d have to call him to see if he can take me, but I think so.


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

CLINIC: Um-hum.

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

CLINIC: Nope, nope.

CALLER: All right.



CLINIC: All right. We’ll see you then.

CALLER: And your name was Paula?


CALLER: All right. Thanks.

CLINIC: Okay? Uh-huh.



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