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2500 CALUMET AVE
VALPARAISO, IN 46383-3733
TAPE – 270
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CLINIC: Valparaiso Planned Parenthood.
CALLER: Hi. I was wondering if you guys do abortions there.
CLINIC: Not at this clinic. I can give you the Maryville center.
CLINIC: Do you want that number?
CALLER: Yes, please.
CALLER: Okay. Well do you know — like my friend told me that — like I’ll be 14 in March and she said that you guys have to have my parents sign some stuff. But like my boyfriend’s 22. Could he sign whatever that is?
CLINIC: No. You need a parental consent for an abortion in the state of Indiana.
CALLER: Is there any way not to tell them because they can’t find out at all. I don’t know what I — I don’t know what would happen, but they can’t find out at all.
CLINIC: Okay. Can you hold a moment?
CLINIC: Thank you. (pause) Okay. I’m going to give you the — I believe in Illinois you don’t have to have a parental consent.
CLINIC: But you need to call there and ask them for sure.
CLINIC: I’m going to give you that number. It is 312-266-1033.
CALLER: Well, would it be all right to go there where you’re at and get a pregnancy test?
CLINIC: Well, you know — do you know that you’re pregnant?
CALLER: Well, I think so.
CLINIC: Have you missed a period?
CALLER: Yeah. Well, like my last period was like the second week in December.
CLINIC: Okay. Have you taken a pregnancy, a home pregnancy test?
CALLER: Well, no.
CLINIC: Okay. Well, yeah, you can come here and get a pregnancy test if you want.
CALLER: How much does that cost?
CLINIC: It’s $5.00.
CLINIC: And you need to be here — you don’t need an appointment, but you do need to be here before like 4:00, an hour prior to closing any day.
CALLER: Okay. Well, would you guys have to tell anybody?
CLINIC: No. We just — there’s just some papers you need to fill out to get you in the computer, and then we’ll run the test.
CLINIC: We don’t, we don’t — no. We don’t need anything for that.
CALLER: Okay. Well, my boyfriend will bring me. Is that —
CLINIC: That’s fine.
CLINIC: But you have to be here — today we close at 5:00, so we do not do pregnancy testing after 4:00.
CALLER: Oh. Well, I’d have to call him to see when he can get off work to bring me. But. What was your name?
CLINIC: My name is Charlene.
CALLER: If like the pregnancy test was negative do you guys do birth control there?
CALLER: And you wouldn’t have to tell anybody about that either?
CLINIC: No. Right.
CLINIC: So we can give you some information then on that too when you come in.
CALLER: Thank you.
CLINIC: Um-hum. Bye bye.
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