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#841 – Cedar Rapids Clinic For Women in Cedar Rapids, IA

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CEDAR RAPIDS CLINIC FOR WOMEN
CEDAR RAPIDS, IA 52404
319-390-4342

TAPE – 841

(Dialing, phone ringing 3x)

CLINIC: Cedar Rapids Planning for Women.

CALLER: Hi. Yeah. I was calling to see if you guys do abortions there.

CLINIC: We do.

CALLER: Do you know how much it cost for that?

CLINIC: It depends on how many weeks pregnant you are.

CALLER: How do you know?

CLINIC: This is for yourself?

CALLER: Yeah.

CLINIC: And when was your last period?

CALLER: January 15th.

CLINIC: (Pause) Are you calling from Cedar Rapids?

CALLER: Yeah.

CLINIC: Okay. Yeah. Have you had a pregnancy test done?

CALLER: Well, no.

CLINIC: Okay. Well, we first need to do a pregnancy test and a pelvic exam. And then once we did that we could determine what the cost would be.

CALLER: Okay. The thing is, my boyfriend said he would pay cash for every thing. But I’m going to be 14 later on this month, and my friend said that you guys would have to tell my parents. But my boyfriend’s 22, and he was going to take care of it all. Would that be all right, and you wouldn’t have to tell anybody?

CLINIC: You either need to have parental notification or you would need to get a judicial bypass.

CALLER: What’s that?

CLINIC: That’s where you go through the court system, and a judge would grant you the ability to have an abortion without telling your parents.

CALLER: Do I need a lawyer for that?

CLINIC: No. You would just need to call the clerk of the court. There’s no cost to you for that.

CALLER: Oh, okay. Well, does the judge usually say it’s all right?

CLINIC: In most cases, yeah. I haven’t heard them turn one down yet. But we would give you that information also once you had a pregnancy test. Do you want to make an appointment for a pregnancy test?

CALLER: Well, yeah. What time do you normally do them?

CLINIC: We’re open Monday through Friday. What time of day is better for you?

CALLER: What times are you open?

CLINIC: From 9:30 to 5.

CALLER: Okay. I would have to call my boyfriend to see. But we were talking about all this, and he said he would pay for it all, but we don’t want anyone to know about us. Would he have to sign anything or have his name on any forms?

CLINIC: No, he wouldn’t.

CALLER: Okay. Well, if it turned out that I wasn’t pregnant, would I be able to get birth control from you guys?

CLINIC: You can. We would need to do a yearly gyn exam, a pap test, and then we could put you on birth control pills.

CALLER: Well, how much does that cost?

CLINIC: The exam is $55 and the pills are $15 for each month.

CALLER: Okay. But would anybody have to know if I was on birth control?

CLINIC: No, uh-uh.

CALLER: So you’re open tomorrow from 9 to 5?

CLINIC: Uh-huh.

CALLER: Okay. Well, let me call my boyfriend and call you back. What was your name?

CLINIC: I’m Marty.

CALLER: Okay.

CLINIC: Um-hmm.

CALLER: All right. Okay. Thanks.

CLINIC: Um-hmm. Bye bye.

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#423 – Planned Parenthood in Fort Madison, IA

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PLANNED PARENTHOOD
4821 AVENUE O # 2
FORT MADISON, IA 52627-9677
319-372-1130

TAPE – 423

(dialing sounds) (ringing 1X)

CLINIC: Planned Parenthood. This is Dianna.

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

CLINIC: We do not, no.

CALLER: Okay. Well, do you know of anybody that does?

CLINIC: If you look in the yellow pages under abortion services, they’re listed.

CALLER: Really?

CLINIC: Uh-huh.

CALLER: Well, do you know like one that’s good?

CLINIC: They’re all good.

CALLER: Really?

CLINIC: Yeah.

CALLER: Okay. Well, could I like — I’m just really scared of everything because like my last period was like December 21st, and I don’t know what to do. But could I come in there for like a pregnancy test?

CLINIC: Okay. Yeah, you can do that. Let me set up an appointment here for you.

CALLER: Okay. You sure that like — I’m just worried because like my friend told me that since like I’ll be 14 in March she said that they would have to — that you guys would have to tell my parents. But –

CLINIC: Well, we don’t, but when you go — you have to have permission from your parents.

CALLER: Oh. Well, my boyfriend’s 22. Could he just give permission?

CLINIC: No. It has to be a parent.

CALLER: Really?

CLINIC: It’s a law in Iowa. Yeah. There is a place in Peoria, and they don’t have to have parental consent.

CALLER: Oh, okay.

CLINIC: But — yeah. It’s quite a ways away. But that’s a possibility for you.

CALLER: I just can’t tell my parents at all.

CLINIC: Um-hum.

CALLER: I mean, I don’t know what they would do if they found out.

CLINIC: Uh-huh.

CALLER: So I don’t –

CLINIC: Well, why don’t you come in for the pregnancy test? What time can you come in, do you think?

CALLER: Probably like tomorrow afternoon.

CLINIC: Okay. I’m not open on Tuesday. I could see you Wednesday.

CALLER: All right.

CLINIC: Okay, what time Wednesday?

CALLER: Wednesday afternoon though?

CLINIC: Okay, let me see here. How about 3:30? Would that work?

CALLER: That would probably pretty good.

CLINIC: Okay. What’s your name?

CALLER: It’s Christine.

CLINIC: And your last name?

CALLER: Smith.

CLINIC: Okay.

CALLER: Well, do you know like if the pregnancy test came out that I wasn’t pregnant, do you guys have birth control there?

CLINIC: We do, yes.

CALLER: Well, would you have to tell anybody I was on birth control though?

CLINIC: No. It’s all confidential.

CALLER: Okay. So even if like I’ll be 14 in March you wouldn’t have to tell anybody?

CLINIC: No. Uh-uh. Do you — have you been having regular periods?

CALLER: Well, yeah, usually.

CLINIC: Okay. Okay. Well, I have you down Wednesday the 27th at 3:30.

CALLER: Is it all right if my boyfriend’s there with me though?

CLINIC: Sure. That’s not a problem.

CALLER: Okay. Like — so, well, I guess I’ll talk to you later after I talk to my boyfriend. But thanks.

CLINIC: And you know where I’m located?

CALLER: Yeah. He knows.

CLINIC: Okay. We’ll see you then Wednesday.

CALLER: Okay, thanks.

CLINIC: Uh-huh. Bye bye.

(phone clicks)

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#412 – Planned Parenthood in Indianola, IA

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PLANNED PARENTHOOD
108 W. CLINTON AVE
INDIANOLA, IA 50125-1813
515-961-0541

TAPE – 412

(dialing sounds) (ringing 1X)

CLINIC: Good afternoon. Ananolis (ph) Planned Parenthood. This is Linda. May I help you?

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

CLINIC: No, we do not.

CALLER: Oh, well, do you know of any place that does?

CLINIC: They do do them at the central location in Des Moines. I could give you that number.

CALLER: All right.

CLINIC: It’s 280-7000.

CALLER: Okay. Well, do you — well, do you guys do pregnancy tests there?

CLINIC: Yes, we do.

CALLER: Oh, okay. Well, do you know — like it’s just — I’m just worried about all this because like my friend told me that since like I’m going to be 14 in March, she said that they would have to tell my parents about getting an abortion. And my boyfriend’s 22. Could he just take care of all this and they wouldn’t have to tell anybody?

CLINIC: No. Only one parent has to be notified if you’re under 18.

CALLER: Really?

CLINIC: There is a parental notification law.

CALLER: But I can’t tell anybody. I mean, if they found out that I was having sex with my boyfriend I don’t know what they would do. They can’t find out at all.

CLINIC: That’s the state law.

CALLER: Is there any way not to tell them at all?

CLINIC: Not unless you would go before a judge and ask to have permission to have a bypass for them not to tell your parents.

CALLER: Oh. Well, do I need a lawyer for that?

CLINIC: Yes. You would have to contact, and there’s a number and a pamphlet that we have got.

CALLER: Oh. Well, how much does it cost to get a lawyer?

CLINIC: I think they do it for free. I think it’s through Drake Law School probably, somewhere around there.

CALLER: Oh, okay. Well, is there any reason why a judge would say no for that?

CLINIC: I don’t have any idea. I mean, it would just depend on whether you could convince him that that’s what you wanted to do and what you needed to do without your parents knowing.

CALLER: Well, do you know if he’s ever said no?

CLINIC: I don’t know that.

CALLER: Oh, okay. Well, so, if I come in for a pregnancy test is it all right if my boyfriend’s there with me?

CLINIC: Sure.

CALLER: Okay. Well, say that the pregnancy test ended up being like that I wasn’t pregnant. Do you guys have birth control there?

CLINIC: Yes.

CALLER: But would you guys have to tell anybody that I was on birth control though?

CLINIC: No. That is not something that we have to notify anyone for.

CALLER: Oh, okay.

CLINIC: You can do birth control without –

CALLER: It’s just my boyfriend and I don’t want to have to go through all this again, so. But if he was there, like we were talking about this and we decided that we don’t want anyone to know about us. If he was there with me would you guys have to have him sign anything or tell anybody?

CLINIC: That he was here with you to get birth control?

CALLER: Yeah.

CLINIC: No.

CALLER: Or the pregnancy test?

CLINIC: No, that is strictly confidential for those things, and that’s up to you if you tell anybody. We don’t.

CALLER: Oh, okay. Okay. Well, so –

CLINIC: Could you hold just a moment while I get my other line?

CALLER: Well, I’ll just — I’m all done I guess.

CLINIC: Okay.

CALLER: Okay, thanks.

(phone clicks)

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#188 – Planned Parenthood in Spencer, IA

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PLANNED PARENTHOOD
PO BOX 372
SPENCER, IA 51301
712-262-1545

TAPE – 188

(dialing sounds) (ringing 3X)

CLINIC: Thank you for calling Planned Parenthood. This is Mindy. How may I help you?

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

CLINIC: No, we don’t.

CALLER: Do you know of anyone that would?

CLINIC: The Sioux Falls Planned Parenthood.

CALLER: Okay.

CLINIC: Performs terminations.

CALLER: Okay.

CLINIC: Sioux City and Des Moines Planned Parenthoods also do them.

CALLER: Okay. Well, do you have the phone number for them?

CLINIC: Which one would you like?

CALLER: Just the — I guess the Sioux Falls one.

CLINIC: Okay, let’s see here. It’s 605-361-6100.

CALLER: Okay. Well, do you know –

CLINIC: I’m sorry, that’s a 5. It’s 5100.

CALLER: 5100?

CLINIC: Yeah.

CALLER: Oh, all right. Okay. Well, my friend told me that you guys have to tell my parents before I can have an abortion. Is that true?

CLINIC: Are you under 18?

CALLER: I’ll be 14 in March.

CLINIC: Oh, yeah, um-hum. You have to have — let’s see. Actually if you have it in the state of Iowa there is a parental notification law.

CALLER: Really?

CLINIC: And that means your parents have to be notified. Otherwise, you have the choice of going through a judicial bypass, which is going before a judge. He has to consider whether he feels like you’re a mature, you know, a mature adult in your decision-making and that kind of thing, and decide whether you can decide this on your own without contacting your parents. So you either have to contact your parents — they don’t have to give permission for it, but you have to contact them.

CALLER: They have to tell them? Like they can’t find out at all because like, well the problem is –

CLINIC: It’s not, it can’t happen because no — it’s illegal to do that for a minor without parental notification in Iowa.

CALLER: But they can’t find out because like, well my boyfriend’s 22, and we’re in love and everything, but we’re going to get married, but like my parents hate him because they think he’s too old for me, and they can’t find out at all.

CLINIC: Okay. But you know, I think you just probably should calla the center, you know, that I gave you, because South Dakota law may be — I don’t remember if it’s consent or notification, but all of the states in the surrounding area are either consent or notification. So, and it’s illegal for a center like that to perform an abortion on a minor without either going through that legal process, the judicial bypass that I talked about, or –

CALLER: What does that mean?

CLINIC: Okay. Like I said, it would probably be better if you called one of the centers because they go through that every day, and they’d be able to help you probably better than I can. But what that is, is it’s an option for you to go before a judge. He would listen to the case. He would decide whether he thinks you are mature enough to make the decision to have an abortion or not. And he may grant you permission. He may not. It just depends on the judge that you get and how he feels about your situation. And then your parents would not be notified.

CALLER: Oh, okay.

CLINIC: But you do need to go through the bypass in order to do that if you don’t want to notify your parents.

CALLER: Okay. Well, my boyfriend just doesn’t want anybody to know about us at all, so like –

CLINIC: Yeah. And you know, that’s something you’re going to need to talk to somebody. And what — can you tell me, where are you calling him, again?

CALLER: My boyfriend?

CLINIC: Your boyfriend. Did you call him — does he live with you or –

CALLER: No.

CLINIC: Okay.

CALLER: I live with my parents.

CLINIC: Okay. Because of your age, you know, there is a — I’m sure there’s a — is he concerned about legally his — he could be in some trouble?

CALLER: I don’t know.

CLINIC: Yeah, because you know there is — you know there are some laws that — you know, you would need to talk to somebody about that too, and you know, if you went before a judge you wouldn’t have to tell him your boyfriend, you wouldn’t have to include him as far as telling them who he is, how old he is. But they may ask you that. I’m not going to say they’re not going to. I don’t really know. They ask the questions they want to ask and you can answer them. You know, that’s just the way it is.

CALLER: What laws are you talking about? Like –

CLINIC: Well, you know, I don’t want to get into — I don’t, I don’t know your situation well enough and I don’t want to say. But I just — someone’s got to know about it. You can’t — no one is going to perform a termination for you, okay, with you just going there.

CALLER: Well, is it okay if we can come in and talk to you?

CLINIC: You bet, uh-huh, and I can give you as much information as I have here. You can, you know, get you started, that thing. But you know, really the centers that really do a good job with that would be like Sioux City and Des Moines because they help a lot of, I wouldn’t say a lot of minors but they have helped minors before.

CALLER: Okay.

CLINIC: They can’t tell their parents then they can help you go through that bypass, yes. Um-hum. Have you had a pregnancy test done somewhere?

CALLER: No.

CLINIC: No. Okay, so that would be the first thing to start with because maybe you’re not even pregnant.

CALLER: Well, would you guys have to tell my parents about that?

CLINIC: No.

CALLER: You wouldn’t have to tell anybody at all?

CLINIC: No.

CALLER: Okay.

CLINIC: Everything here would be confidential.

CALLER: So if like my boyfriend and I came in you guys could talk to us and you wouldn’t have to tell anybody that we were there?

CLINIC: That’s correct. Um-hum. Yep.

CALLER: Okay. Well, like if I — like after the pregnancy test there, could you guys — like if it was negative or whatever, could you guys — do you do birth control there?

CLINIC: Yes, we do, um-hum.

CALLER: And would you guys have to tell anybody about that?

CLINIC: No. No. It’s just, it’s just the law right now that we do have to notify parents for abortions. That is the only thing we have to notify a parent for, okay?

CALLER: Okay.

CLINIC: That’s the only law that’s on the books at this point. So as far as being a minor, you can always come in and have an exam. You could come in and have pregnancy testing. You can come have screening for infections including like if you ever had a yeast infection or maybe feel like you could have a sexually shared infection, those things. Birth control. You can come here and we encourage you to talk to your parents about it.

CALLER: Oh.

CLINIC: Okay? But we would not tell your parents that you were here.

CALLER: Okay. So it’s all right if like my boyfriend and I come in and talk to you, and you guys wouldn’t have to tell anybody?

CLINIC: Right. That’s correct.

CALLER: Okay.

CLINIC: Um-hum.

CALLER: Okay.

CLINIC: But now if you want to come in, I’d really like it if you would make an appointment.

CALLER: Okay.

CLINIC: Because then that would be helpful for us because if we’re seeing other patients you may have to wait or — you know. And it’s easier for us to get you back and save time to talk to you if we know you’re coming.

CALLER: Okay. Well, is it all right if I call him and see when he can –

CLINIC: You bet. Um-hum. And we’re open later on Mondays.

CALLER: Okay.

CLINIC: Too if that helps you.

CALLER: Okay.

CLINIC: Okay?

CALLER: Thanks.

CLINIC: All righty. Bye bye.

CALLER: Bye.

(phone clicks)

*** THE END ***
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#189 – Planned Parenthood in Council Bluffs, IA

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PLANNED PARENTHOOD
1604 2ND AVE
COUNCIL BLUFFS, IA 51501-3801
712-322-6650

TAPE – 189

(dialing sounds) (ringing 3X)

CLINIC: Planned Parenthood. Patty speaking. May I help you?

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

CLINIC: Yes, we do.

CALLER: Okay. How much does that cost?

CLINIC: $325 cash, Mastercard or Visa. And then if your blood type is negative, then it costs another $50.

CALLER: Okay. Well, my friend actually told me that you have to be a specific age. Like I’ll be 14 in March. Is that all right?

CLINIC: You’d either need to have your family or your parent, one of your parents.

CALLER: Oh. Is there any way not to do that? Because like, the problem is, I can’t tell my parents because — well, my boyfriend’s 22. And we’re planning on getting married, but they hate him because they think he’s too old for me.

CLINIC: Well, honey, he is. What’s a 22-year-old man doing with a 14-year-old girl?

CALLER: Well, we’re in love. We’re going to get married.

CLINIC: Why — okay. (laughs) You know what that would be like? That would — a 22-year-old man is much too old. He’s much more mature. He’s had way too much experience to be with a 14-year-old. Why isn’t he with a 22-year-old woman?

CALLER: Because we’re in love. I mean, I don’t — I don’t understand. But –

CLINIC: Okay. Yeah, he is too old. But we can’t get into that. And besides, that is rape. That’s statutory rape.

CALLER: What? What do you mean? I don’t understand. We’re in love. How is that — that –

CLINIC: By the law he cannot have sex with you, hon. It’s rape.

CALLER: But we’re in love. We’re going to get married. I don’t –

CLINIC: It doesn’t matter. You’re 14 and he’s 22. That’s rape.

CALLER: Could he get in trouble or anything?

CLINIC: Yes. He could go to prison.

CALLER: Well, what am I going to do? What are you — I don’t. What do I do?

CLINIC: Umm. I — you know, I don’t know. You can maybe get a judicial bypass.

CALLER: Okay. What’s that?

CLINIC: You’d have to talk to a lawyer.

CALLER: Okay.

CLINIC: And go in front of a judge.

CALLER: Okay. Well, how much does that cost?

CLINIC: That’s free.

CALLER: And I don’t — I have to get a lawyer, or –

CLINIC: No. Planned Parenthood will get the lawyer for you. You’d go in front of a judge with the lawyer, and the judge would talk to you. If he thought that you were mature enough, then he would go ahead and let you get the termination without your parents knowing it.

CALLER: Okay.

CLINIC: Okay?

CALLER: But they wouldn’t have to say anything like about my boyfriend or anything?

CLINIC: You know, I don’t know. I don’t know what he’ll ask you or what he’ll — you know, I’ve never gone through one so I don’t know what he’d ask.

CALLER: Oh. What if the judge says no? What do I do then?

CLINIC: Then you’re — you just have to have it.

CALLER: Have?

CLINIC: The baby. You can’t get a termination.

CALLER: But then my parents will find out.

CLINIC: Well, yeah.

CALLER: Okay. Well, like, what would I do? I don’t know what to do.

CLINIC: What do you mean you don’t know what to do?

CALLER: Well, if my parents find out I would get in — I don’t even know what they would do.

CLINIC: Um-hum.

CALLER: And I don’t want my boyfriend to go to prison.

CLINIC: Well, he knows — but he knows this. He knows that he’s, he’s committing statutory rape.

CALLER: But he, he never said anything.

CLINIC: Well, honey, that’s because he’s 22, and he just wants to have a young girl and to sleep with.

CALLER: But we’re in love. I don’t — I mean, he’s, he’s a nice guy. I don’t understand what you mean.

CLINIC: Because he’s 22 years old.

CALLER: But –

CLINIC: And you’re 14. That would be like you dating an 8-year-old. Could you love an 8-year-old?

CALLER: Well –

CLINIC: And have intercourse with an 8-year-old?

CALLER: Well, no, but –

CLINIC: Okay. And what kind of company would an 8-year-old be with you, for you? Wouldn’t you want to be with somebody your own age that’s 14?

CALLER: I don’t –

CLINIC: He’s 22. He can go out to the bars, he can drink, he can — you know, he’s got a driver’s license. You’re a child. He’s a man. He’s a 22-year-old man. You guys have nothing in common.

CALLER: Well, can we come in and talk to you?

CLINIC: No. I’m a mandatory reporter, and I’d have to report you, report it as a rape.

CALLER: Oh.

CLINIC: Okay?

CALLER: Okay.

CLINIC: My best — I mean, if I was you, and I know you’re probably in love because you’re 14, but you can be in love — you’ll probably in love six times in your lifetime if not 10. (laughs) It just happens. You know? Because you’re 14. And I know you think you know that you’re madly in love and there will never be another man out there for you, but it’s not — there will be.

CALLER: Okay.

CLINIC: You know?

CALLER: Well, is it okay if like he brings me in for like a pregnancy test because I don’t know how else I would get there.

CLINIC: How do you know — I mean, you haven’t had a pregnancy test so you don’t know if you’re pregnant?

CALLER: No. I did a home pregnancy test, but I don’t know if it’s –

CLINIC: And that showed positive?

CALLER: Yeah.

CLINIC: Well, then you probably are.

CALLER: Oh. They’re like –

CLINIC: Um-hum.

CALLER: I just wanted to make sure that someone else — like I just don’t know if I did it right.

CLINIC: Okay. It’s really, really hard to get a false positive pregnancy test.

CALLER: Oh. So –

CLINIC: Okay?

CALLER: But you guys wouldn’t be able to do that, or –

CLINIC: We could go ahead with a pregnancy test. That costs $10 cash.

CALLER: Okay.

CLINIC: But I wouldn’t suggest him bring you in. I surely wouldn’t suggest that you tell anybody that he’s 22 because like I say we’re mandatory reporters.

CALLER: Okay.

CLINIC: That’s sexually abused and statutory rape, and I would have to call the police.

CALLER: Oh.

CLINIC: And report it.

CALLER: Well, if I had a pregnancy test would you have to tell anybody about that?

CLINIC: No.

CALLER: No? Okay. Well, like if, say like after the pregnancy test there and it was negative, or whatever, do you guys do birth control?

CLINIC: Yes, we do.

CALLER: And you wouldn’t have to tell anybody about that?

CLINIC: No.

CALLER: Okay.

CLINIC: Just don’t come in here and tell us that you’re with a 22-year-old man.

CALLER: All right.

CLINIC: Because once you do that, then, you know all bets are off. We have to turn that in.

CALLER: Okay.

CLINIC: Think about what I’m telling you. Okay?

CALLER: Oh. All right.

CLINIC: All right? Because like I said, you’re going to fall in love a million times in your lifetime. And, you know, and there’s something wrong with him being 22 years old that wants to be with a 14-year-old girl.

CALLER: Oh.

CLINIC: All right?

CALLER: And your name was Patty?

CLINIC: Yes.

CALLER: All right. Okay.

CLINIC: All righty.

CALLER: Thanks.

CLINIC: Bye bye.

CALLER: Bye.

(phone clicks)

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#190 – Planned Parenthood in Red Oak, IA

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PLANNED PARENTHOOD
422 E. REED ST.
RED OAK, IA 51566-2332
712-623-5522

TAPE – 190

(dialing sound) (ringing 2X)

CLINIC: Good afternoon. (Redover?) Planned Parenthood Center. This is Lisha. How may I help you?

CALLER: Yeah. I was calling to see if you guys do abortions there?

CLINIC: We don’t at our center.

CALLER: Okay.

CLINIC: Here in town. Our Des Moines center does.

CALLER: Okay. Do you have the number for that?

CLINIC: I can get you the number for that.

CALLER: Okay.

CLINIC: Okay. One moment, please. (pause) Thank you for holding. 1-800-568-2404. That will be our central clinic.

CALLER: Okay. Do you know if you have to be a specific age for that? Like I’ll be 14 in March. Is that okay?

CLINIC: I’m not for sure how that works because we don’t really deal with them too much here. They will know.

CALLER: Okay. Well, my friend said that you guys have to tell my parents. Is that true?

CLINIC: I’m trying to think. I’m not for sure either about that.

CALLER: Oh, okay. Because like they can’t tell my parents at all because well the problem is my boyfriend’s 22 and we’re going to get married, but like they hate him because they think he’s too old for me.

CLINIC: Yeah. This 800 number and stuff should be able to answer your questions more appropriately.

CALLER: Okay. Do you guys do pregnancy tests there?

CLINIC: Yes, we do.

CALLER: You do?

CLINIC: Uh-huh.

CALLER: Would you have to tell my parents about that?

CLINIC: No, no. No. That’s all confidential.

CALLER: Okay. So you guys wouldn’t have to tell anybody?

CLINIC: Right.

CALLER: Okay. If the pregnancy test was — if it was negative, do you guys do birth control?

CLINIC: Yes, we do.

CALLER: Okay. And you wouldn’t have to tell anybody about that either?

CLINIC: Nope. Nope. It’s all confidential.

CALLER: Okay. Would it be all right if my boyfriend brings me and everything?

CLINIC: For like to get on birth control and stuff, you’ll need an appointment.

CALLER: Okay.

CLINIC: Would you like to make an appointment for that?

CALLER: Well, I’d have to call him and see when he can get off work.

CLINIC: Okay. Once you find — the nurse is here on Mondays.

CALLER: Okay.

CLINIC: And I’ve got just a couple times left on this coming Monday.

CALLER: Okay.

CLINIC: I’ve got like a –

CALLER: But it’s okay if my boyfriend brings me?

CLINIC: Sure. Sure.

CALLER: You don’t have to tell anybody?

CLINIC: Nope. That’s quite all right.

CALLER: Okay.

CLINIC: It looks like I’ve got a 1:40 appointment and like a 5:00 or a 5:20 appointment on Monday.

CALLER: Okay. Well, I don’t know. I’d have to talk to him and see.

CLINIC: Okay.

CALLER: But is it all right if I call back and stuff?

CLINIC: Sure. That’s fine.

CALLER: Okay.

CLINIC: Okay.

CALLER: Thanks.

CLINIC: Thanks.

CALLER: Bye.

CLINIC: Bye bye.

#191 – Planned Parenthood in Washington, IA

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PLANNED PARENTHOOD
PO BOX 44
WASHINGTON, IA 52353
319-653-3525

TAPE – 191

(dialing sound) (ringing 2X)

CLINIC: Planned Parenthood. This is Carol.

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

CLINIC: No, we don’t. You’d have to — the closest one would be Iowa City Planned Parenthood or Emma Goldman in Iowa City.

CALLER: I called there. They’re closed.

CLINIC: Emma Goldman or– ? Yeah.

CALLER: The Iowa City one. Like their little automated thing said that they were open on Fridays 9 to 5 but they were closed.

CLINIC: It did say that they were closed or they just couldn’t come to the phone at the moment?

CALLER: Like it said that they were closed. They weren’t even taking messages or anything.

CLINIC: Yeah. You have to just keep trying them. We don’t do that here.

CALLER: Oh. Well, is it okay if I ask you some questions? Like, well, my friend told me that you guys have to tell my parents before I can have an abortion. Is that true?

CLINIC: No. There is some legal help available, so I know that you don’t have to tell your parents. I don’t know the legalities of it, but I’m sure, you know, at one of those places they could help you out with that.

CALLER: Well, because I’ll be 14 in March.

CLINIC: Um-hum.

CALLER: So that’s like — I would still have to — it’s not old enough or –

CLINIC: Yeah. You don’t have to tell your parents. No. That’s what I’m saying.

CALLER: Okay. Because like I can’t tell my parents at all because they can’t stand my boyfriend. Like they think he’s like — well, he’s 22, and we’re in love and we’re going to get married, but they think he’s too old for me. So they can’t find out at all.

CLINIC: Okay, yeah. I’m sure that everything there is confidential.

CALLER: Okay.

CLINIC: You know? You just have to explain the situation to them and I’m sure that they’ll help you out with it.

CALLER: Okay. Well, do you guys like do pregnancy tests there?

CLINIC: We do do pregnancy tests. You have to be 6 weeks past your menstrual period.

CALLER: Okay. Well, like my last one was like the first week in December.

CLINIC: Okay, um-hum.

CALLER: And you guys wouldn’t have to tell my parents about –

CLINIC: No.

CALLER: — getting a pregnancy –

CLINIC: No.

CALLER: So you wouldn’t have to tell anybody at all?

CLINIC: No.

CALLER: Okay. Is it all right if my boyfriend brings me?

CLINIC: Yeah. It’s best to make an appointment.

CALLER: Okay. I’d actually have to call him to see if he can get off work and when I can come in.

CLINIC: Okay. I could see you today at 3:30.

CALLER: Oh, well, he’s going to be at work until 5:00, so.

CLINIC: Okay. Well, we close at 5:00. But on Tuesdays we’re open later.

CALLER: Okay.

CLINIC: Tuesday will be the next day that we’re open here if you want to try back then.

CALLER: Okay.

CLINIC: Okay?

CALLER: He was also wondering about birth control. Do you guys do that there?

CLINIC: Yes, we do.

CALLER: Would you have to tell my parents about that?

CLINIC: No. But you have to have an exam first of all. Okay?

CALLER: Okay.

CLINIC: With a pap. Do you know what that is?

CALLER: No.

CLINIC: Okay. It’s where they test a little of the tissue from the cervix, okay? It’s like a pre-cancer screening. It’s just a preventative cancer screening.

CALLER: Okay.

CLINIC: Okay? But it’s required that you have one of those every year.

CALLER: Okay. But you guys wouldn’t have to tell anybody about birth control at all?

CLINIC: No.

CALLER: All right.

CLINIC: But you do — if you wanted to make an appointment for that, you know, you have to make, you have to tell me so I can make a longer appointment.

CALLER: Okay.

CLINIC: Okay?

CALLER: So it’s all right if I call you back?

CLINIC: Sure.

CALLER: Okay.

CLINIC: Okay.

CALLER: All right. Thanks.

CLINIC: You’re welcome. Bye.

(phone clicks)

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#192 – Planned Parenthood in Burlington, IA

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PLANNED PARENTHOOD
620 N 8TH ST
BURLINGTON, IA 52601-5037
319-753-6209

TAPE – 192

(dialing sound) (ringing 1X)

CLINIC: Good afternoon. Planned Parenthood.

CALLER: Yeah. I was calling to see if you guys do abortions there?

CLINIC: No, we don’t.

CALLER: You don’t?

CLINIC: You need to talk to a nurse though?

CALLER: Well, yeah. I guess.

CLINIC: Okay. Hold on. Let me get you the clinic.

CALLER: Thanks.

CLINIC: (pause) I’m sorry. The nurse is out to lunch until 2:00. Can you call back?

CALLER: Well, could I ask you some questions?

CLINIC: What do you need to know?

CALLER: Well, my friend told me that you guys have to tell my parents before I can have an abortion. Is that true?

CLINIC: Hold on a second. Okay?

CALLER: All right.

CLINIC: (pause) This is Cherry. Can I help you?

CALLER: Yeah. Well, I was wanting to know like my friend told me that my parents have to be told before I can have an abortion. Is that true?

CLINIC: How old are you?

CALLER: Well, I’ll be 14 in March.

CLINIC: Okay. Where do you live?

CALLER: I live in New London.

CLINIC: New London? Okay. There is a law right now that is parental notification.

CALLER: Uh-huh.

CLINIC: So that’s correct. If you went to a place to have an abortion they would have to notify your parents.

CALLER: Are you serious? Like there’s no way they can find out. Because like my boyfriend’s 22 and they’re planning on getting married, or like we’re in love and we’re going to get married and everything. But my parents hate him because they think he’s too old for me. So they can’t find out at all.

CLINIC: Okay. So have you had a pregnancy test?

CALLER: I did a home pregnancy test over the weekend.

CLINIC: Okay. Let me see if I can get hold of somebody that might be able to answer your questions better.

CALLER: All right.

CLINIC: Is there a way I can call you back or would it be better for you to call back later?

CALLER: It would be better to call you back later.

CLINIC: Okay. What’s your name?

CALLER: I’m Christine.

CLINIC: Christine. Okay, and what number did you call me on, Christine?

CALLER: The — it’s the 753-5209 number.

CLINIC: Okay. Why don’t you call back — when could you call back?

CALLER: Well, I’m at my friend’s house. I don’t know.

CLINIC: Are you going to be there this afternoon?

CALLER: Yeah.

CLINIC: Why don’t you call back in about an hour?

CALLER: Okay.

CLINIC: And that should give me time to try to get hold of somebody and probably what I’ll do then is give you a phone number for them.

CALLER: Okay.

CLINIC: So they might be able to help you with that. Okay?

CALLER: Okay.

CLINIC: Thank you.

CALLER: Thanks.

CLINIC: Bye bye.

(phone clicks)

(dialing sound) (ringing 2X)

CLINIC: Planned Parenthood. May I help you?

CALLER: Hi, yeah. I was wanting to talk to Cherry.

CLINIC: One moment.

(ringing 1X)

CLINIC: This is Cherry.

CALLER: Hi. Yeah. I was calling you back. You said to call you back. I’m the one that was wanting to know about if my parents have to know.

CLINIC: Okay. I have a person that you can talk to at another Planned Parenthood office.

CALLER: Okay.

CLINIC: This is the Planned Parenthood in Iowa City and they do do abortions there. They also do counseling. So she knows a lot more about the parental notification than I do and what your choices are on that, okay?

CALLER: Okay.

CLINIC: Okay, so you want to call before 5:00 today and ask for Jill. Her phone number is 319-354-8000.

CALLER: Okay.

CLINIC: And I just gave her your first name and told her that you’d probably call her this afternoon.

CALLER: Okay.

CLINIC: Okay?

CALLER: Okay.

CLINIC: Good luck.

CALLER: Thanks.

CLINIC: Um-hum.

(phone clicks)

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#182 – Planned Parenthood in Des Moines, IA

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PLANNED PARENTHOOD
500 ARMY POST RD. # 17
DES MOINES, IA 50315-6240
515-285-6500

TAPE – 182

(dialing sounds) (ringing 2X)

CLINIC: Planned Parenthood. Des Moines South.

CALLER: Hi. I was wondering, do you guys do abortions there?

CLINIC: Not at this clinic. You would need to contact the central location for that information.

CALLER: Okay.

CLINIC: Do you have their phone number?

CALLER: No.

CLINIC: It’s — you have pen and paper?

CALLER: Yeah.

CLINIC: It’s 280-7002.

CALLER: 7002. Well, do you know like if you have to be a certain age to have an abortion?

CLINIC: How old are you?

CALLER: I’ll be 14 in March.

CLINIC: You do need to notify a parent.

CALLER: Is there any way not to do that? Like if I told them they would totally flip out because like — well like the problem is, my boyfriend’s 22, and we’re in love, and we’re going to get married, but like they hate him because they think he’s too old for me.

CLINIC: Okay. You can contact the central location. They may be able to help you out with that.

CALLER: Okay.

CLINIC: But in the state of Iowa if you’re under 18 you’re required to give parental notification.

CALLER: And there’s no way around that at all?

CLINIC: You can contact the central location about that.

CALLER: Okay. Well, like do you guys do birth control there at all?

CLINIC: Yes, we do.

CALLER: Would you guys have to tell anybody about that?

CLINIC: Not for birth control.

CALLER: Okay.

CLINIC: But we can’t get you started on birth control if you’re already pregnant.

CALLER: Oh. Well, okay. But my boyfriend just doesn’t want anybody to know, so they wouldn’t have to tell anybody, right?

CLINIC: Are you currently pregnant?

CALLER: Well, I think so. I don’t know.

CLINIC: Well, if you’re pregnant you’ll need to take care of that before we can offer you any birth control.

CALLER: Oh, all right. Well, like do you guys do pregnancy tests there?

CLINIC: Yes, we do.

CALLER: Okay. Would you have to tell anybody about that?

CLINIC: No.

CALLER: Oh, okay.

CLINIC: Did you want to set up an appointment for a pregnancy test?

CALLER: Yeah.

CLINIC: Okay. I could have you come in next Monday.

CALLER: Okay.

CLINIC: What time can you come in?

CALLER: Well, I’d have to talk to my boyfriend to see what time is good for him, but I think probably like in the afternoon.

CLINIC: Okay. Do you want to check with him and give us a call back?

CALLER: Yeah. Is it okay if I — what was your name so that I can call you back?

CLINIC: You can contact any of us.

CALLER: Okay, well, is it okay if I call you because you’re just nice, so I don’t want to talk to anyone that’s mean.

CLINIC: My name’s Susan, but I can’t guarantee that I’ll be able to answer the phone.

CALLER: Oh, all right. Okay.

CLINIC: Okay?

CALLER: Thanks.

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#193 – Planned Parenthood in Keokik, IA

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PLANNED PARENTHOOD
206 1/2 N 7TH ST
KEOKIK, IA 52632-5529
319-524-2759

TAPE – 193

(dialing sound) (ringing 2X)

CLINIC: Good afternoon. This is Planned Parenthood. I’m Chelsea. How can I help you?

CALLER: Hi. I was just on the phone with you and my friend’s mom came in and I had to hang up real quick. I’m sorry.

CLINIC: Okay. Here she is. One second.

CALLER: Thanks.

CLINIC: Okay. Hello. This is Lisa, the nurse practitioner.

CALLER: Oh. Hi.

CLINIC: Hi. What can I do for you?

CALLER: Well, I was just like — my friend told me that my parents have to be told before I can have an abortion. Is that true?

CLINIC: Yes, it is.

CALLER: Okay. Is there any way around that? Like I can’t tell them at all because they hate my boyfriend, and if they found out — like well they hate him because — well, we’re going to get married, and he loves me, but like — I don’t know. He just said he was going to take care of me and everything. So they just can’t find out. Like he’s old enough to take care of me. He’s 22. But they can’t find out at all.

CLINIC: Well, if you’re going to get a termination there’s not really much that you can do about it because they will need parent consent. They have to — in order to get a termination or an abortion you have to have parental consent.

CALLER: Okay.

CLINIC: Okay? Or a guardian, whoever is your legal guardian, parental consent or guardian, okay?

CALLER: Well, say that I wasn’t pregnant and like do you guys do birth control there?

CLINIC: Yes, we do.

CALLER: Okay.

CLINIC: We do birth control. Yes, we do.

CALLER: But you wouldn’t have to tell anybody?

CLINIC: Yes, I do.

CALLER: You do? About birth control?

CLINIC: If I know — no, not about the birth control, but if you come in and tell me your boyfriend is 22 years old, I have to turn him in for sexual abuse.

CALLER: What? But we’re in love. I don’t understand.

CLINIC: If you come in and you don’t tell me, you know, that your boyfriend is 22 years old, I don’t know how old your boyfriend is. You know? I mean, that’s none of my business. But if you come in and you tell me that your boyfriend is 22 years old, he’s going to get charged for statutory rape first of all.

CALLER: Like what could happen?

CLINIC: What could happen?

CALLER: Yeah. Well, would he get in trouble?

CLINIC: He could get in trouble, yeah. I mean, I don’t know. Yes, he — there is a possibility that he could get in trouble. I know — do your parents know that — your parents evidently do not know that you’re dating a 22-year-old man, right?

CALLER: Well, they just don’t like him. I mean, they know him.

CLINIC: Oh, they know that you guys are dating and having sex and everything?

CALLER: Well, no, but –

CLINIC: (laughs) Okay. Well, it sounds like you do need to get on some type of birth control definitely, okay?

CALLER: Okay.

CLINIC: All right?

CALLER: But you guys wouldn’t have to tell my parents about that?

CLINIC: No. We do not tell parents about birth control. No, we do not.

CALLER: Okay.

CLINIC: Now if you were pregnant, we wouldn’t even tell them that, okay?

CALLER: Okay.

CLINIC: All right? I mean, that’s something that you’ll have to — you would have to tell them. But if you want to get an abortion which we do not do here, and you’re under the age of 18, you have to have parental consent. Your parents have to know that you’re getting an abortion in the state of Iowa.

CALLER: Oh.

CLINIC: Now in Illinois I don’t think that they have to know, but in Iowa if you go anywhere in Iowa they have to know. They have to know about it.

CALLER: Oh, okay.

CLINIC: Okay?

CALLER: Okay. Well, do you know like what I could do if I wanted to go to Illinois?

CLINIC: If you wanted to go to Illinois? You could come in and get a pregnancy test first of all. Then we could determine if you’re pregnant or not. Then we can give you a list of abortion facilities in the area.

CALLER: Okay.

CLINIC: Okay?

CALLER: But like if I came in and got a pregnancy test you guys wouldn’t have to tell my parents about that?

CLINIC: No, I would not tell your parents you had a pregnancy test, no.

CALLER: Okay. So nobody would have to know at all?

CLINIC: No one would have to know at all. You’re exactly right.

CALLER: Okay.

CLINIC: Okay?

CALLER: Okay.

CLINIC: Do you — would you like to call back later and make an appointment for a pregnancy test?

CALLER: Yeah.

CLINIC: Okay. Why don’t you do that? And then if you want to make an appointment for an annual exam, why don’t you go ahead and do that also? Okay? All right? An exam would be so we could get you started on some birth control if you’re not pregnant. That would probably be the best route to go.

CALLER: Okay.

CLINIC: Okay?

CALLER: Okay.

CLINIC: All right.

CALLER: Thank you.

CLINIC: Thank you. Bye bye.

(phone clicks)

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