Listen to the Call:
1325 TRAVIS BLVD. # C
FAIRFIELD, CA 94533-4611
TAPE – 516
(dialing sounds) (ringing 2X)
CLINIC: Family Health Centers of Planned Parenthood. This is Rebecca. Can I help you?
CALLER: Hi. Yeah. I was wondering if you guys do abortions there?
CLINIC: Yes, we do.
CALLER: Well, how much do those cost?
CLINIC: Well, it depends on how, what term you are. If you’re a first trimester which is 11 1/2 weeks or less, it’s $345. Now anything over that we do not do at this clinic. You’d have to go somewhere else, and I know that the cost can increase by $100 or $200 each week after.
CALLER: Oh. Well, how do you know how far along you are?
CLINIC: Well, you could — if you are unsure you can always schedule like an appointment to get a pregnancy pelvic exam done which determines how far along you are. It’s like a pelvic sizing.
CALLER: Oh, okay. Well, do you know, it’s just, I’m worried because like my friend told me that since like I’m going to be 14 in March that they would have to tell my parents. But my boyfriend’s 22. Is he old enough to take care of it and they wouldn’t have to tell anybody?
CLINIC: See, I know for a fact that if your boyfriend is 22 and you are 14 we would have to report that to the police.
CLINIC: Because you’re a minor, and that’s illegal. It’s called statutory rape.
CALLER: But he’s not raping me.
CLINIC: Oh, I know.
CALLER: We’re in love. We’re going to get married.
CLINIC: I know. Even though it’s consensual, it’s just because you’re 14 years old, because you’re still considered a child.
CALLER: Well, is he going to go to jail?
CALLER: Well, I don’t want him to go to jail. I mean, he can’t go to jail. He’s the only one that’s here for me.
CLINIC: Well, I really — I know for a fact that your parents would have to know about that because you are 14 years old.
CALLER: But they can’t find out at all. I mean, if — if they found out I don’t know what would happen.
CLINIC: Let me ask you a few questions. Have you had a positive pregnancy test?
CLINIC: Okay. Have you missed your period?
CALLER: Well, yeah. That’s why I’m worried. I haven’t had my period since like December 21st, and I’m scared.
CLINIC: Well, what I would do before you stress yourself out anymore, you know, because I know how stressed you probably are right now, is I would get a pregnancy test just to make sure, you know, maybe ease your nerves a little bit. And then —
CALLER: Well, could I come there for that?
CLINIC: Yes, you can come here for that, but just so you know we may ask you a few questions about your partner and what not, and we would have to report you because you are 14 years old.
CALLER: Oh. Well, would it be better if I didn’t say anything about him?
CLINIC: Well, it wouldn’t necessarily be better.
CLINIC: Okay? And if you feel uncomfortable with that whole situation you can always go and just buy a pregnancy test over the counter at a drugstore.
CALLER: Oh. Are those usually right though?
CLINIC: Oh, yeah. They’re the same ones we use here.
CALLER: Okay. Well, if it turned out that I wasn’t pregnant could I come in there and get birth control?
CLINIC: You most definitely can.
CALLER: But would you have to tell anybody about that though?
CLINIC: No. No.
CALLER: Oh, okay.
CALLER: But, so you wouldn’t tell anybody about my boyfriend if I got birth control?
CLINIC: Um, well you see, what I’m trying to say is the fact that you’re 14 and your boyfriend’s 22, even though it’s consensual it’s still statutory rape. Okay? And we’re mandated reporters here. We would have to report that, okay?
CALLER: Oh, okay.
CLINIC: There’s no way we could not report it.
CLINIC: All right?
CALLER: All right. Well, what can I do then?
CLINIC: Well, it’s your decision or what you choose to do with your body? You can still come in for birth control. That is not a problem at all, and you can come here for a pregnancy test. But you know, it’s basically your own decision on what you want to do.
CALLER: All right.
CLINIC: If you have any further questions, please give us a call, all right?
CLINIC: All right.
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