Listen to the Call:
RICHMOND, CA 94804-1911
TAPE – 498
(dialing sound) (ringing 1X)
CLINIC: Planned Parenthood. This is Latasha (sp).
CALLER: Hi. Yeah. I was wondering if you guys do abortions there?
CLINIC: No. We do at our Hilltop office.
CALLER: Oh. Well, do I call them for that, or — Do you have that number?
CLINIC: Just a second, okay? 222-5290.
CALLER: Okay. Well, do you know — like I’m just really worried because like my friend told me that since like I’m going to be 14 in March she said that they would have to tell my parents I’m getting an abortion. But my boyfriend’s 22. Is he old enough to take care of it, and they wouldn’t have to tell anybody about anything?
CLINIC: Oh, yeah. It’s confidential. They won’t have to tell your parents.
CALLER: Oh, okay. Well, could I — we just were talking about everything, and we don’t want anyone to know about us, so.
CLINIC: Okay. Do you have Medical?
CALLER: No. Well, my boyfriend said that he would pay for everything, so.
CLINIC: Well, before you have him do that, just go in there and tell them that you have zero income. They might have you fill out a paper, and you might be eligible for state income.
CALLER: Well, would they have to tell my parents?
CLINIC: Um-um. No. Not at all. It’s confidential. Trust me. (laughs)
CALLER: Oh. All right. Well, so they wouldn’t have to know anything about my boyfriend or anything?
CLINIC: Nope. You don’t even have to bring him into it. No.
CALLER: Oh. Well, he’d be the only way I could get there. I mean —
CLINIC: You can take him. But, you know, you don’t have to — they won’t be interested in all that.
CALLER: Oh, okay.
CLINIC: Actually there.
CALLER: Well, could I come there for a pregnancy test though?
CALLER: It’s just I’m really worried about all this because I haven’t had — I just haven’t had my period since like December 21st, and I’m scared.
CLINIC: Okay. You can come in for a pregnancy test.
CALLER: Okay. Well, if it turned out that I wasn’t pregnant, could I get birth control there then? That way I don’t have to worry about all this anymore?
CLINIC: Yep. You can.
CALLER: Okay. But would you have to tell anybody that I was on birth control though?
CLINIC: Nope. No. It’s your chart, and it’s strictly confidential.
CALLER: Okay. But the only thing is, I’m not old enough to drive yet. Could my boyfriend pick up the birth control pills?
CLINIC: Umm. Well, first come in and take your pregnancy test and all that, and then you can talk to someone about that. Probably so.
CALLER: All right.
CALLER: Okay, thanks.
CLINIC: Okay, bye.
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