Listen to the Call:
990 BROADWAY ST.
VALLEJO, CA 94590-3223
TAPE – 495
(dialing sounds) (ringing 4X)
CLINIC: Thank you for calling Vellejo Planned Parenthood. This is Angie. How can I help you?
CALLER: Hi. Yeah. I was wondering if you guys do abortions there?
CLINIC: Yes. Every Thursday.
CALLER: Okay. Well, how much does that cost?
CLINIC: We start at 3:45 and they go up to 7:45.
CALLER: Okay. Well, do you know like, um, if I could come in for a pregnancy test?
CLINIC: Yeah. Those are just drop-in basis. You don’t need an appointment. We do them between 9 and 11, and 1 and 4.
CALLER: Okay. Well, do you know, like I’m just really worried about all this because like my friend told me like — I’m going to be 14 in March, and my friend told me that they would have to tell my parents. But my boyfriend is 22. Is it all right if he takes care of all that, and they wouldn’t have to tell anybody?
CLINIC: No. You can take care of it all yourself.
CLINIC: Your boyfriend can’t do anything for you.
CALLER: Oh, okay. Well, if he was — he’s going to pay for everything, but we were talking about it, and he said that he didn’t want us to — well, we decided that we didn’t want anyone to find out about us. So would you have to ask him anything if he’s paying for it?
CLINIC: You don’t want him, you don’t want anybody to find out about you two because of the age?
CALLER: I don’t know. We just don’t —
CLINIC: Well, for one, you’re 13 years old?
CLINIC: Okay. He’s 20-what?
CLINIC: 22? There will be a report reported.
CALLER: Oh. Well, who would it be reported to? What do you mean?
CLINIC: To the police.
CALLER: Well, why?
CLINIC: Because he’s an adult and you’re a minor.
CALLER: Well, so?
CLINIC: Well, that’s the law, hon. That’s just how it would go.
CALLER: Well —
CLINIC: Anywhere that you go they’re going to ask you the age of your partner.
CALLER: Oh. Well, so if I go anywhere they’ll arrest my boyfriend, or he’s going to jail?
CLINIC: I mean — no, I’m not saying that he’ll be arrested, but there will be a report, a reportable thing. You are a minor. He is an adult.
CALLER: Well, if he wasn’t there, would that be better then?
CLINIC: Either way it’s going to be reported because of your age.
CALLER: Oh. Well, okay. But I’m just worried because like I haven’t had my period since like December 21st, and I’m scared.
CLINIC: Yeah. You do need to take a pregnancy test though, because if you don’t take a pregnancy test and you don’t — you wait until too long, then you’re going to have a baby.
CALLER: Yeah? Well, so, but I couldn’t come in there for a pregnancy test without getting in trouble?
CLINIC: Now I’m not saying that you’re going to get in trouble, hon. That’s not what I’m saying. It’s a mandatory report when a minor is with an adult. You guys are consensually having sex. You’re okay with it, but it’s still reportable. It doesn’t mean that you guys are going to get in trouble for it, but the thing is, is he’s 23 years old and you’re only 13.
CALLER: Well, he’s only 22.
CLINIC: 22. He’s an adult. He’s over 20. He’s over 18.
CALLER: Oh. Well, what can I do? I’m just scared. I don’t know what to do. And I can’t tell my parents at all. I mean, if they found out I don’t know what would happen.
CLINIC: In terms of what to do of what? What is it that you’re worried about?
CALLER: Everything. I mean, could I come in and get a pregnancy test?
CLINIC: Yes. You can come in and get a pregnancy test, yes, but he has nothing to do with the pregnancy test.
CLINIC: You need to do it. He’s not taking the pregnancy test. You are.
CALLER: But are you going to tell anybody?
CLINIC: We do everything confidential here, but I just explained to you what would happen. You come in, you’re 13, it’s mandatory we have to report it that you are having sex because of your age. That’s what I’m saying. I mean, everything else is confidential, but it’s the law that we have to report it. Anywhere else it’s going to be reported too.
CALLER: Even if I wasn’t pregnant you would still have to report it?
CLINIC: It’s — okay.
CALLER: They get their pregnancy test —
CLINIC: It doesn’t have anything to do with you being pregnant or not. You’re a minor having sex with an adult.
CALLER: Okay. But if I didn’t like — if I didn’t tell you guys that when I came in, how would you know?
CLINIC: That’s not even you. You’re not going to get away with it anyways because of your age. You’re 13 years old. You’re having sex.
CLINIC: There’s no way of getting over it. Where somebody’s going to ask you about your sexual partner.
CALLER: Really? Okay. Well, I just — I haven’t taken a pregnancy test yet. And, but I just haven’t had a period since like December 21st, and I’m scared. So if I wasn’t pregnant, could I like, like if I got like a pregnancy test over the counter or whatever, are those usually right?
CLINIC: I mean, they — some can be.
CALLER: Okay. Well, if that one said that I wasn’t pregnant, could I come in there and get birth control and you guys wouldn’t have to tell anybody?
CLINIC: As long as — you know, it just depends on the paperwork. I mean, you know, you’re a minor having sex. I just explained that to you.
CALLER: Okay. All right.
CALLER: I’m just really scared and I don’t know what to do. Okay. Well, if I had any other questions could I call and talk to you?
CLINIC: Of course. My name is Angie.
CALLER: All right. Thanks.
CLINIC: All right.
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