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#278 – Planned Parenthood in New Castle, IN

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540 S. MAIN ST # D
NEW CASTLE, IN 47362-3307

TAPE – 278

(Dialing, phone ringing 2x)

CLINIC: Planned Parenthood. Can I help you?

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

CLINIC: No, we don’t.

CALLER: Do you know of anyplace that does?

CLINIC: You need to go to Indie (ph). You can look in the phone book or you can come in and we can give you a list.

CALLER: Okay. Could I get a pregnancy test there?

CLINIC: You sure can.

CALLER: Do you have to be like a specific age for that? I’ll be 14 in March.


CALLER: Would you guys have to tell my parents or have my parents sign anything? My boyfriend’s 22. Could he do it?

CLINIC: If you’re 13 and pregnant, we do have to report it.

CALLER: Oh, you do?

CLINIC: Uh-huh.

CALLER: Who would you have to report it to?

CLINIC: To the Child Protection Services.

CALLER: What do you mean? Would I get in trouble?

CLINIC: Well, if you’re pregnant, your parents are going to find out.

CALLER: But they can’t find out. They would be furious. I don’t know what you mean. What would happen?

CLINIC: I don’t know what will happen but you cannot get an abortion in Indiana without parental consent.

CALLER: Well, what could I do? Could I go someplace else?

CLINIC: You need to come in and talk to us. A pregnancy test is $5.

CALLER: Well, would you have to tell my parents that I was there?

CLINIC: We have to report it to Child Protection, and they would probably contact your parents. I don’t know.

CALLER: My parents can’t find out at all.

CLINIC: You’re probably going to have to tell them if you’re wanting an abortion because you have to have parental consent.

CALLER: Well, what if I wasn’t pregnant?

CLINIC: Then we don’t tell anybody anything.

CALLER: Oh. Well, could I get birth control then?


CALLER: Would you have to tell anybody about that?



CLINIC: As long as you’re —

CALLER: As long as what?

CLINIC: As long as you’re old enough we don’t have to. Under a certain age, we have to report it to the State Board of Health.

CALLER: Well, I’ll be 14 in March. Is that old enough?

CLINIC: Yep. We can make you an appointment in March. If you want birth control you can come in. It’s $5 for a pregnancy test.

CALLER: Okay. Well, is it okay if I call my boyfriend to see when he can bring me and call you back? What was your name?

CLINIC: You can call us back, okay? Bye bye.