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#606 – Planned Parenthood in Biddeford, ME

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PO BOX 1556
BIDDEFORD, ME 4005-1556

TAPE – 606
(dialing sounds) (ringing 2X)

CLINIC: Good morning. Thank you for calling Planned Parenthood.

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

CLINIC: No, we do not.

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

CLINIC: Have you done a positive pregnancy test?

CALLER: No. I just haven’t had my period since like December 26, and I’m scared.

CLINIC: Okay. So you probably should do a pregnancy test first before you start inquiring about anything.


CLINIC: Did you — are you a patient of any of the Planned Parenthoods?


CLINIC: Which one are you close by?

CALLER: The one that you guys —

CLINIC: The Biddeford — here, the Biddeford site?

CALLER: Uh-huh.

CLINIC: You can either come in after 12:30 today to do a pregnancy test and then get some options counseling at that time and go from there.


CLINIC: So, you know, it could be — are you having symptoms of pregnancy?

CALLER: Well, no. I just haven’t had my period since like the day after Christmas.

CLINIC: Right. How old are you?

CALLER: I’ll be 14 next month.

CLINIC: Okay. Well, you need to come in and do a pregnancy test.

CALLER: Okay. But would you have to tell my parents or anything? Like my boyfriend’s 22. Is he old enough to take care of it and you wouldn’t have to tell anybody?

CLINIC: No. No. We wouldn’t be telling your parents.

CALLER: Oh, okay.

CLINIC: No. So — but you do need to, you do need to come in. I don’t know. We’ll be back from lunch around 12:30.


CLINIC: So if you want to come in after 12:30 and then we’ll at least do the pregnancy test and go from there — because it could be something as simple that you need to go on birth control pills to regulate your period, so.


CLINIC: You know. So there are other things that could be wrong.

CALLER: So I could be on birth control and you wouldn’t have to tell anybody about that either?

CLINIC: Not about going on birth control, no.


CLINIC: No. We do the pregnancy tests are free if you decide if it’s a negative pregnancy test today and you want to go on birth control, if you don’t have insurance or Medicaid or anything like that —

CALLER: Well, my boyfriend said he would pay for everything.

CLINIC: Okay, all right. So he can pay for the office visit and pay for the pills and —

CALLER: But it’s just we were talking about all this and we don’t want a whole bunch of people to know about us. If he was paying for it, would he have to sign anything?

CLINIC: He wouldn’t have to sign anything at all.


CLINIC: You would have to have — you would fill out forms and so forth. We would need all your information, but we wouldn’t call your parents to tell them that you’re coming here to go on pills or anything like that.

CALLER: Okay. So nobody would know about him?

CLINIC: Your parents won’t know about him, no.

CALLER: Okay. Well, like just nobody at all?

CLINIC: Well, we’ll know. (laughs)


CLINIC: We’ll know about him because you’re going to be coming in here, so.

CALLER: It’s just, we don’t want his ex-wife to know about us either, so.

CLINIC: Um-hum, well, we’re not going to tell his ex-wife either. (laughs)

CALLER: All right.

CLINIC: So. But come in and do the pregnancy test.



CALLER: All right.

CLINIC: All right.

CALLER: Well, I need to call him and see if he can bring me today, but —


CALLER: If he thought up of any other questions, could I call and talk to you? What was your name?

CLINIC: My name’s Christine.

CALLER: All right.



CLINIC: All right. Bye bye.

CALLER: Thanks. Bye.

(phone clicks)

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