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#507 – Planned Parenthood in Manteca, CA

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MANTECA, CA 95336-5943

TAPE – 507

(dialing sounds. phone ringing)

CLINIC: You have reached Planned Parenthood of Mantika (sp). If you’d like to make an appointment, please press zero. (dial sound)

One moment, please, while I transfer your call. (music)

Planned Parenthood?

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

CLINIC: No, I’m sorry. We don’t.

CALLER: Oh. Well, do you know of anybody that does?

CLINIC: 477-4103, and that’s our Planned Parenthood in Stockton.

CALLER: In Stockton?

CLINIC: Um-hum.

CALLER: Okay. Well, could I come there for a pregnancy test just to see?

CLINIC: Yeah, you can.

CALLER: Oh, okay. Well, I’m just really worried about all this because like, um, my friend said that since like I’m going to be 14 in March —

CLINIC: You could actually come today between — well, you can come in now up until 4:00, okay?

CALLER: Okay. But I’d have to wait until my boyfriend could bring me, but, uh, do you know? I’m just really worried that they would have to tell my parents that I was having an abortion, but my boyfriend’s 22. Could he just sign whatever it is, and is he old enough to take care of that, and they wouldn’t have to tell anybody?

CLINIC: You’re — how old are you?

CALLER: I’ll be 14 in March.

CLINIC: So you’re only 13 right now?


CLINIC: And your boyfriend’s how old?


CLINIC: Um. Okay.


CLINIC: Yeah. Just come on in. Okay?

CALLER: All right. Well, would it be all right if my boyfriend’s there with me?

CLINIC: Oh, yeah.


CLINIC: Um-hum.

CALLER: But would you have to tell anybody that we were there?

CLINIC: We probably would have to report it.

CALLER: Well, why? To who?

CLINIC: Because you’re underage, you’re under — I mean, you’re 13, under 18, and he’s over 18.

CALLER: Well, but he just said that he doesn’t want anybody to know so that I don’t get in trouble or anything. Would you guys be asking a lot of questions?

CLINIC: Yeah. We’d have to ask a lot of questions.

CALLER: Oh. Well, what would happen?

CLINIC: You know, I really don’t know, but I think — I think that’s illegal.


CLINIC: For him to be going out with a 13-year-old.


CLINIC: Well, because.

CALLER: Because?

CLINIC: You’re under-age and he’s over-age.

CALLER: Well, what can I do then?

CLINIC: Oh, I don’t know what you can do. But you can come in and get a pregnancy test, and we’ll give you the pregnancy test.

CALLER: So should I not bring him?

CLINIC: No, you can bring him.

CALLER: But would you tell on him?

CLINIC: Well, there’s some things that we have to — we’re mandated to report, yes.

CALLER: Well, then why should I bring him if he’s going to be reported? Who do you have to report him to?

CLINIC: CPSD — Child Protective Services.

CALLER: Why? I mean —

CLINIC: Because he’s over 18. It’s the law.

CALLER: So is it better not to bring him then?

CLINIC: Oh, I don’t know. You can bring him if you want.

CALLER: But if I bring him, he’s going to be reported and get in trouble?

CLINIC: You know what? I don’t know. (sighs) You’d have to talk to the nurse about that.



CALLER: Well, so if, like if I came in for a pregnancy test and it said that I wasn’t pregnant, would you have to report him?

CLINIC: You know? I really don’t know. You’d have to come in and talk to the nurse about that.

CALLER: Okay. Well, if I came in would I get in trouble?

CLINIC: (laughs) No. We, we don’t get people in trouble. (laughs)

CALLER: Oh, okay.

CLINIC: Okay? (chuckles)

CALLER: Well, what can I do then?

CLINIC: Well, just come on in and take a pregnancy test.



CALLER: Well, if it was — if the pregnancy test said that I wasn’t pregnant, could I get birth control?

CLINIC: Oh, you sure can.

CALLER: It’s just, I don’t want to have to worry about all this again.

CLINIC: That’s fine.

CALLER: So, but would you have to tell anybody if I was on birth control though?

CLINIC: If you’re 13, yes, we do.


CLINIC: We’re mandated to report certain things.

CALLER: Well, so I can’t get birth control then?

CLINIC: No, you can get birth control.

CALLER: You just have to tell?

CLINIC: We just have to report it. Um-hum.

CALLER: Well, then my parents would find out if you reported it?

CLINIC: Possibly.

CALLER: Oh. Well, my parents can’t find out at all. I mean, if they found out I don’t know what would happen.

CLINIC: You know what? You can come in and talk to the nurse.

CALLER: Well, would she have to tell anybody?

CLINIC: Yes, she would.

CALLER: Well, I don’t want to come in if, if she’s going to have to tell anybody.

CLINIC: (laughs) You know, we’re mandated — I don’t — we’re mandated to report certain things.

CALLER: Well, is there any other place I could go that they wouldn’t have to tell?

CLINIC: I don’t know. I really don’t know. You’d have to call them and — but. That is the law. We’re mandated to report, and it’s not that we’re trying to get anybody in trouble.



CALLER: Well, it just sounds like there’d be in trouble.

CLINIC: I’m sorry. What?

CALLER: It just sounds like I’d be in trouble. I don’t know. Is it all right if I talk to my boyfriend and think about this and then call you back?

CLINIC: Yes, please do.

CALLER: What’s your name?

CLINIC: My name is Mari (sp).


CLINIC: Okay? Sorry about that. Bye.

(phone clicks)

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