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#306 – Planned Parenthood in Bakersfield, CA

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2535 16TH ST. # 100
BAKERSFIELD, CA 93301-3417

TAPE – 306

(Dialing, phone ringing 1x)

RECORDING: Thank you for calling the Bakersfield Center of Planned Parenthood Marmonte. If you know the extension you are trying to reach, please enter it now or stay on the line for further instructions.

(Message repeated in Spanish)

RECORDING: For clinic hours, information about our services, or directions to our Bakersfield location, please press 3. If you have questions about birth control, pregnancy testing, sexually transmitted infection, testing or treatment, please hang up and call our Facts of Life line, seven days a week, 24 hours a day, at 1-800-711-9848. To make an appointment or speak to the first available staff person, please press zero or remain on the line (dial button pressed).

One moment please while I transfer your call.

(Phone ringing 2x)

CLINIC: Thank you for calling Planned Parenthood. How can I help you?

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

CLINIC: No. Let me give you the number.


CLINIC: 323-6023.

CALLER: Okay. Could I ask a couple questions?

CLINIC: Go ahead.

CALLER: Well, my friend told me that since I’ll be 14 in March, that my parents have to know about it. My boyfriend’s 22. Could he just sign whatever papers there are?

CLINIC: Well, since he’s 22, he’s not suppose to be dating you.

CALLER: What do you mean?

CLINIC: That’s like statutory rape.

CALLER: What is that? He’s not raping me. I mean, we’re in love. We’re going to get married.

CLINIC: Okay. But that what’s the law says. What you need to do is call Family Planning, and they can answer those questions for you. Because we really don’t deal with all that.


CLINIC: So that would be probably a better source for you to go to.

CALLER: Do you guys do the pregnancy test there? Could I get that?

CLINIC: You can come here and get your verification, because you will need that to get an abortion.

CALLER: Would you guys have to tell anybody about that?


CALLER: Is it all right if my boyfriend brings me? Because I don’t know how else to get there.

CLINIC: Yeah, he can bring you. That’s fine.

CALLER: Well, would he get in trouble or anything?

CLINIC: No, no, no.

CALLER: Okay. If I wasn’t pregnant, do you guys have birth control there?

CLINIC: Yeah. You can get — we’ll set you up here. Come on in before for, and we can take you today if you can.

CALLER: But nobody has to know or anything?

CLINIC: No. Our services here are confidential.

CALLER: Okay. What’s your name?

CLINIC: My name is Marlena (sp).

CALLER: Okay. Well, I’ll call you back. I have to ask my boyfriend if he can take me, but I’ll call back. Is that all right?

CLINIC: That’s fine.


CLINIC: All righty.

CALLER: Thanks.