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#414 – Planned Parenthood in Costa Mesa, CA

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601 W 19TH ST. # B
COSTA MESA, CA 92627-5060

TAPE – 414

(dialing sounds) (ringing 2X)

CLINIC: Thank you for calling Planned Parenthood of Costa Mesa. (dial sound)

One moment, please. (ring)

CLINIC: Planned Parenthood.

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

CLINIC: They’re not done here. They’re done at the Orange office. Did you confirm a pregnancy?

CALLER: No. I’m just scared because like my last period was December 14. I don’t know.

CLINIC: Okay. You should come in and confirm the pregnancy first.


CLINIC: Because they’ll give you a pregnancy test, and we have walk-in hours. You can try coming in on Monday. They start at 10:30. That’s the best time to come in.

CALLER: Okay. Well, what all I need to do that?

CLINIC: Well, you need to come in and confirm the pregnancy test, and if you’re positive we’ll give you your options. If you want to go for that, we could set up the appointment with you.

CALLER: Okay. Well, my friend told me — I’m just scared because like my friend told me that since like I’m going to be 14 in March, and she said that they would have to tell my parents I’m getting an abortion. But my friend, my boyfriend’s 22. Can he just sign whatever it is and they wouldn’t have to tell anybody?

CLINIC: Basically it’s confidential here, and in Planned Parenthood the only thing if your boyfriend’s 18 years or over I’m not sure if they have to report it or not. It depends on you.

CALLER: What would they have to report?

CLINIC: Because he’s overage and you’re 14.

CALLER: Well, who would they report it to?

CLINIC: To the police.


CLINIC: Because it’s kind of I think the age, the age difference. It’s kind of way far out.


CLINIC: So they look at it as — I wouldn’t say like a rape incident but they kind of take it as a child abuse because you’re under 18.

CALLER: Well, what do I do? I mean, what could happen to him?

CLINIC: Well, it just depends, like I said. I’m not sure what they do. Let me ask. Hold on. Okay?

CALLER: All right.

CLINIC: Hello?


CLINIC: Yeah, basically it would be reported by law because it’s a law when you’re 18 years and under, and he’s older than you.

CALLER: Well, what can I do then? I mean, I don’t want him to get in trouble. I mean —

CLINIC: Yeah, when you come in you don’t have to say anything. So.

CALLER: Oh, okay.

CLINIC: Yeah. But you need to confirm it first. Okay?

CALLER: Okay. Well —

CLINIC: And we’ll give your options.

CALLER: So I shouldn’t bring him with me?

CLINIC: No. Well, it’s up to you, whatever you say here with us and everything, but you could confirm it.

CALLER: Confirm the pregnancy?

CLINIC: Uh-huh.

CALLER: Well, if the pregnancy test there said that I wasn’t pregnant could I get birth control? I don’t want to have to go through all this again.

CLINIC: Yeah. We could start you up on that.



CALLER: But does anybody have to know that I was on birth control?

CLINIC: No. Everything’s confidential.


CLINIC: Okay? You could just come in as you’re coming in for birth control, and then we’ll run a pregnancy test on you since you haven’t had your period.

CALLER: Okay. Well, I’m just really scared, and I have a lot of questions. If I could think of anything else, can I call you back and talk to you?


CALLER: What’s your name?

CLINIC: Gloria.



CALLER: Thank you.

CLINIC: Uh-huh. Bye bye.


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