Listen to the Call:
332 SANTA FE DR. # 120
ENCINITAS, CA 92024-5131
TAPE – 158
(dialing sound) (ringing 1X)
CLINIC: Encinitas Planned Parenthood.
CALLER: Hi. I was wondering if you guys do abortions there.
CLINIC: Yes, we do.
CALLER: How much does that cost?
CLINIC: It depends on your income. It ranges anywhere from $340 the least and $391 would be the most.
CALLER: Okay. Well, what if I don’t have an income? Like I’m 14, or I’ll be 14 in March.
CLINIC: Okay. So you would need to pay $340, but if you don’t think you’re going to come up with that, we would advise you to apply for emergency Medical.
CALLER: Okay. Well, like my boyfriend said he would pay it. Like –
CALLER: Because he was going to take care of everything.
CLINIC: Okay. So it would be $340.
CALLER: Okay. So even if like — like he has a job. He’s 22. So —
CLINIC: Yeah. We just go by your income. He’s 22 and you’re 14?
CLINIC: Okay. Yeah. We still go by your income.
CALLER: Okay. Well, do you guys have to tell my parents or anything? Because they would–
CLINIC: Well, the thing is, it’s confidential.
CLINIC: But just keep in mind because you’re a minor and he’s an adult, even though it’s consensual, you really need to be careful because some places that you go to they can report that to —
CALLER: What would they, what would they do? What do you mean?
CLINIC: Well, because you’re a minor and he’s an adult. And even though you’re having consensual sex —
CALLER: So why is there anything wrong? What would have to be reported?
CLINIC: Well, no. I’m just saying like if you were to go somewhere. I’m not saying that’s what we’re going to do.
CALLER: Oh. But you guys won’t tell anybody?
CLINIC: No. But the thing is, in case of an emergency since you’re a minor, we had to send you to the hospital, we need to notify your parents, but we don’t —
CALLER: But they can’t find out at all.
CLINIC: Well, the thing is, in cases of an emergency and we had to send you to the hospital, the hospital will notify your parents.
CALLER: Well, why can’t my boyfriend just take care of it?
CLINIC: Well, the thing is, if you are a minor under 18 by law the hospital has to notify your parents regardless if you’re there with your boyfriend, if you’re there with your grandmother. If you’re a minor under 18 and something was to happen to you, automatically wherever you go they have to contact your parents. They don’t say that you’re at Planned Parenthood having an abortion. They just say you’re at the hospital for, you know. I just want you to be aware of that.
CALLER: But like you’re not going to tell anybody, right?
CLINIC: Oh, no.
CALLER: You wouldn’t tell anybody about my boyfriend or anything?
CLINIC: No. Um-um.
CALLER: Okay. Like if — would it be okay if he brought me because that’s the only person that could take me.
CLINIC: Yes, that’s fine.
CLINIC: That’s fine. But I just want you to be aware that in case of an emergency —
CALLER: Would they ask anything about him or anything?
CLINIC: I don’t know. You know what? I don’t know. I have no idea. But I’m just saying that in case of an emergency — because you do have to fill out a consent form.
CALLER: Oh. Well, like if —
CLINIC: Hold on just a moment, okay? Hold on. (pause) Hello? So I just want you to be aware that we do have you sign a consent in case of an emergency and we had to send you to the hospital.
CLINIC: But by law the hospital will notify your parents because you’re under 18.
CALLER: But you guys don’t have to tell them about my parents, or you don’t have to tell my parents?
CLINIC: No. Everything’s strictly confidential when you come here.
CALLER: Okay. So like you guys wouldn’t tell anybody at all?
CLINIC: No. Uh-uh.
CALLER: All right.
CLINIC: What’s the first day of your last normal period?
CALLER: It was in the first week of December.
CLINIC: And you’ve done a pregnancy test already?
CALLER: I did a home pregnancy test over the weekend.
CLINIC: Okay. I have — let’s see. I do have some cancellations for tomorrow. Otherwise, it would be Wednesday.
CALLER: Okay. Well, what time on Wednesday?
CLINIC: Wednesday I have anywhere from 7:30 to 8:30 or 12:00 to 1:00 would be the latest.
CALLER: Okay. Is it all right if I call my boyfriend and see?
CLINIC: We’re going to turn our phones over so — so you don’t want for timbre, right? Because you’re going to —
CALLER: Right. Yeah. Well, he has to be able to ask for the time off to take me.
CLINIC: Okay. Well, why don’t you go ahead and give us a call at 8:00 in the morning?
CALLER: All right.
CLINIC: Because there’s still a lot of appointments available.
CALLER: Okay. Well, what was your name?
CLINIC: Marie, and you can ask for me.
CALLER: All right.
CLINIC: Uh-huh. Bye bye.
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