Listen to the Call:
720 ERIE ST
STORM LAKE, IA 50588-1810
TAPE – 184
(dialing sound) (ringing 6X)
CLINIC: Planned Parenthood Storm Lake Center. This is Chris.
CALLER: Hi. I was wondering if you guys do abortions there.
CLINIC: We do not.
CALLER: You don’t?
CLINIC: The nearest clinic would be Sioux City.
CLINIC: Do you want the telephone number?
CALLER: Yes, please.
CLINIC: Okay. It’s 712-276-6290.
CALLER: Okay. Do you know like if they have to tell my parents or anything?
CLINIC: How old are you?
CALLER: I’ll be 14 in March.
CLINIC: Okay. That is something you’ll have to discuss with them.
CALLER: Well, it’s just my parents can’t find out at all —
CALLER: Because the problem is, my boyfriend’s 22, and we’re going to get married and everything, but they hate him because they think he’s too old for me, so.
CALLER: So if they found out, I don’t know what they would do.
CALLER: They can’t find out at all.
CLINIC: Well, there is a new law that’s parental notification. Okay?
CALLER: Oh. Is there any way —
CLINIC: It’s not parental consent. But I would encourage you to ask — you know, talk to them about it, you know, because —
CALLER: I can’t talk to them. They don’t understand.
CLINIC: No, no. Sioux City, the clinic in Sioux City.
CALLER: Oh, all right.
CALLER: Do you think that they would have to tell anybody?
CLINIC: I’m not sure what ways would be around that. You would have to talk to them, okay?
CLINIC: Because we do not provide that service here.
CALLER: Oh. Well, like do you guys do pregnancy tests there?
CLINIC: Yes. We do that.
CALLER: Oh. Well, would you have to tell my parents about that?
CLINIC: No. Certainly not.
CALLER: So you wouldn’t have to tell anybody?
CLINIC: No. No.
CALLER: All right.
CLINIC: Do you want to come in for that?
CALLER: Well, yeah, I guess.
CLINIC: Okay. Do you want to come today?
CALLER: I’d have to call my boyfriend to see when he could get off work to bring me, but.
CLINIC: Okay. Well, that’s something we can do any time, so after you talk to him, why don’t you call me, and we’ll start with that.
CALLER: He was wondering about like birth control too. Do you guys do that?
CLINIC: Um-hum, yes.
CALLER: But would you guys have to tell anybody about that?
CLINIC: Nope. Nope. That’s all confidential.
CALLER: All right. Okay.
CLINIC: So I would strongly encourage you to talk to him.
CLINIC: And get — and call me and we’ll set something up, okay?
CALLER: And you’re Chris?
CLINIC: This is Chris. But yeah, you want to call and — have you done a pregnancy test?
CALLER: Well, I did a home pregnancy test over the weekend, and it was positive. I don’t — are they really all that good, or —
CLINIC: A lot of times you’re more likely to have a false negative than a false positive. Okay?
CALLER: Oh, okay.
CLINIC: So that may be accurate but I would be more than happy to bring you in here. And I can dig into my information more on minors and pregnancy and I can try to find more out for you, and we’ll go from there. But I would like to, you know, bring you on in.
CALLER: Is it okay if my boyfriend comes with me?
CLINIC: Yeah, that would be fine. That would be just fine.
CALLER: And you guys wouldn’t have to have him like fill out any information?
CALLER: Or tell anybody?
CLINIC: No. No.
CLINIC: No. So, yeah, I’d really encourage you to come in.
CLINIC: Okay? So why don’t you give me a call when you know what works, and we’ll get something worked out.
CALLER: Okay, thanks.
CLINIC: Okay, you’re welcome. Bye.
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