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#486 – Planned Parenthood in Salinas, CA

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SALINAS, CA 93901-2818

TAPE – 486

(dialing sounds) (ringing 1X)

CLINIC: Thank you for calling the Salinas Planned Parenthood at 316 North Main Street. (Spanish interpretation) If you know the extension — (dial sound)

One moment, please, while I transfer your call. (music) Thank you for calling —

Good morning. Planned Parenthood. This is Maria. How can I help you?

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

CLINIC: No, we don’t.

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

CLINIC: Besides Planned Parenthood? Or you can get information on for Choice.

CALLER: Do you have the number?

CLINIC: Choice? No, we don’t. The only number I have of course is Planned Parenthood in Seaside, but we don’t have anything to do with Choice.

CALLER: Oh, okay. Well, do you have the number for the other one then?

CLINIC: Yeah. It’s 394-1691.

CALLER: Okay. Well, do you know — like I’m just worried because like, well my friend told me that since like I’m going to be 14 in March that they would have to tell my parents.


CALLER: But my boyfriend’s 22. Could he just sign whatever it is?

CLINIC: What? I’m sorry?

CALLER: My boyfriend’s 22. Could he just sign whatever it is and they wouldn’t have to tell anybody?

CLINIC: No. You don’t have to tell anybody. Everything’s confidential. And you can go have the abortion and nobody needs to know, and we don’t give no information whatsoever.

CALLER: Oh, okay.

CLINIC: More because you’re a minor.


CLINIC: Okay? Don’t worry. Everything’s confidential, and you can have it, and nobody needs to know.

CALLER: Well, could I go in there for a pregnancy test though?

CLINIC: Yes. You can come here for the pregnancy test. Uh-huh.

CALLER: Well, how much does that cost?

CLINIC: Well, do you have Medical?

CALLER: Well, no. My boyfriend said that he was going to take care of everything. Would that be all right?

CLINIC: Yeah. That’s fine. That’s fine.

CALLER: It’s just, we were talking about all this and we decided we didn’t’ want anyone to know about us. But would he have to sign anything if he’s paying?

CLINIC: No. You’re the only one to sign paperwork. He doesn’t have to pay anything.

CALLER: Oh, okay. Well, if it ended up that I wasn’t pregnant could you guys do birth control there?

CLINIC: Um-hum. Yeah. We can put you under the state funded program, and they can pay for it.

CALLER: Well, if I was on the state funded program would they have to tell my parents?

CLINIC: No. Nothing. Um-um.


CLINIC: No. So if you come and ask for a pregnancy test, you know if it’s a negative — but when you come in instead of just asking for a pregnancy test tell them that you want to start birth control and you also want a pregnancy test because then you get a full consultation. Otherwise, you won’t be able to have, you won’t be able to see the nurse. Okay? So ask for birth to start birth control and a pregnancy test. If it comes out positive that’s fine, you know. But at least you already have assigned for a consultation, because otherwise when we just do the pregnancy test then you have to come back for a consultation.

CALLER: Well, if it comes out positive does anybody have to know?

CLINIC: Only us here.

CALLER: Oh, okay.

CLINIC: The medical assistants and of course only the office.

CALLER: Okay. Well, if I wasn’t pregnant and I was on birth control — I can’t drive. But could my boyfriend come and pick up the pills if –


CALLER: Really?

CLINIC: Nobody has to pick up the pills. You are the only one that has to come over and pick up the pills.

CALLER: So he couldn’t pick up the pills if I –

CLINIC: No, because everything is confidential so we won’t be giving him any information anyways.

CALLER: Oh, okay.

CLINIC: Everything has to be done by you.

CALLER: Oh. Okay.


CALLER: All right.

CLINIC: Okay, bye.

CALLER: And your name was Maria?

CLINIC: Marianna.

CALLER: Okay, thanks.


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