Listen to the Call:
1316 3RD ST PROMENDADE # B5
SANTA MONICA, CA 90401-1324
TAPE – 152
(dialing sound) (ringing 1X)
CLINIC: Good afternoon. Planned Parenthood. How can I help you?
CALLER: Hi. Yeah. I was wondering if you guys do abortions there.
CLINIC: Not at this clinic, but at some of our other clinics. Do you need to make an appointment?
CALLER: Yeah, I guess.
CLINIC: Okay. Let me give you the number for the appointment line. It’s 1-800-230-PLAN.
CALLER: Oh, okay.
CALLER: Well, can I ask you something real quick?
CLINIC: I can try to answer it. This is actually the administration office, so I don’t know a lot about the procedure, but I can see if I can help you.
CALLER: Okay. Well, like my friend told me that you guys have to tell my parents before I can have an abortion. Is that true?
CLINIC: No. There’s no parental consent laws in California, which means that you don’t have to get your parents’ permission or approval to get it done.
CALLER: Okay. Well, it’s because like I’ll be 14 in March and like they just can’t find out or anything.
CLINIC: Okay. Yeah. You know what? There’s no law that says that they have to find out, so it’s completely confidential.
CALLER: Well, do you know — like if I got birth control or anything that that would be all right?
CLINIC: Yeah, that would be fine.
CALLER: And they wouldn’t have to tell anybody?
CLINIC: They don’t — no. You’re not allowed to tell anybody about that either.
CALLER: Like would it be okay like if my boyfriend dropped me?
CLINIC: Sure, that would be fine. When you call and make an appointment they’ll give you more details, but that’s not a problem. You know, they’d probably like somebody to come along with you so —
CALLER: Yeah, he’s good. He’s old enough to take care of me. He’s like 22, so.
CLINIC: Okay. Well, yeah, give a call and they’re going to ask you some questions regarding when you last had your period and stuff just to determine, you know, your physical status, and then they’ll set you up with an appointment.
CALLER: But nobody has to know anything?
CLINIC: Nope. It’s completely confidential.
CALLER: Oh, okay.
CALLER: If like I have any other questions, could I talk to you?
CLINIC: You know what? This is not a clinic. This is the administrative office, so I don’t know that many details. When you call the phone center though they’ll be able to help you.
CALLER: Oh, all right.
CLINIC: Bye bye.
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