Listen to the Call:
30 S 3RD ST
TERRE HAUTE, IN 47807-3426
(dialing sounds) (ringing 1X)
CLINIC: Planned Parenthood.
CALLER: Hi. I was wondering if you guys do abortions there?
CLINIC: No, we don’t.
CALLER: Do you know of any place that does?
CLINIC: Yeah. Indianapolis and Bloomington.
CALLER: Do you have the phone number for that?
CLINIC: Um-hum. Okay, the one in Bloomington — are you calling from Indiana?
CLINIC: Okay, the one in Bloomington is 800-828-7525.
CLINIC: And then the one in Indianapolis is 800-352-1901.
CALLER: Well, like do you have to be a specific age for that? Like I’ll be 14 in March.
CLINIC: You’ll be what?
CALLER: I’ll be 14 in March.
CLINIC: You don’t have to be a specific age, but you do have to have parental consent.
CALLER: Oh. Well, my boyfriend’s 22. Could he just sign whatever papers they need?
CLINIC: No. They need parental consent. He’s not your parent.
CALLER: Okay. Well, is there any way not to tell my parents, because they can’t find out at all.
CLINIC: Not in Indiana. No.
CLINIC: No, there isn’t. Not in Indiana. Indiana law requires.
CALLER: Well, what could I do then?
CLINIC: I’m not sure. You might have to look at going out of state.
CALLER: Like which state do you think?
CLINIC: Maybe Illinois.
CALLER: Okay. And you don’t think they’d have to tell my parents?
CLINIC: I’m not sure. I don’t know Illinois law. At one time they didn’t. It could have changed.
CALLER: Well, could I come in to where you’re at to get a pregnancy test?
CLINIC: Oh, yeah. You can come in and get a pregnancy test.
CALLER: Would you have to tell anybody that I was getting a pregnancy test?
CLINIC: No. No. No. That’s confidential. The cost of the test is $5.
CALLER: Okay. Well, is it all right like if my boyfriend brings me and everything, if he’s there?
CLINIC: Oh, yeah, that’s no problem. You can come in and get a birth control method without parental consent, but to have an abortion you have to have parental consent.
CALLER: So you’re saying, you said if I wasn’t pregnant I could get birth control there?
CALLER: Oh, okay.
CLINIC: Yes, you can. Have you had a pregnancy test yet?
CLINIC: No? I suggest you have a pregnancy test. And then when you come there’s a paper that we can give you that will list all of the abortion clinics.
CLINIC: And the test, cost of your test is $5. If you were coming today we would ask that you be here no later than 4:30.
CALLER: Oh. Well, I’d have to call my boyfriend and see. Could I call you back? What was your name?
CLINIC: Oh, well, you don’t have to call me back.
CLINIC: You don’t have to — it’s not an appointment. It’s a walk-in service, and if you can get in today before 4:30 all you have to do is show up.
CLINIC: Otherwise, tomorrow we’re here from 10:30 until 6:30.
CLINIC: Now my name’s Silver, okay?
CLINIC: All righty?
CALLER: All right, thanks.
CLINIC: Uh-huh. Bye.
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