Listen to the Call:
2009 W. MICHIGAN AVE
JACKSON, MI 49202-4010
TAPE – 296
(Dialing, phone ringing 1x)
CLINIC: Planned Parenthood. This is Tee.
CALLER: Hi. I was wondering if you guys do abortions there.
CLINIC: No, we don’t here. We do in Ann Arbor.
CALLER: Oh. Well, do you have that number?
CLINIC: It’s 1-800-638-0540
CALLER: Okay. Can I ask you a real quick question?
CALLER: My friend said since I’ll be 14 in March that my parents have to sign some stuff. But my boyfriend’s 22. Can he sign it?
CLINIC: He’s what?
CALLER: He’s 22.
CLINIC: Hang on, and I’ll check for you, okay?
CALLER: All right.
CLINIC: Are you there?
CLINIC: No. Even though he’s 22 it has to be a parent. But there is a judicial bypass that you can do.
CALLER: Okay. What is that?
CLINIC: That is something that — you can come in here and get a counseling appointment, and we can sit and go over it with you and tell you what’s that all about. That could be a confidential consult.
CALLER: Well, do I have to pay for that?
CLINIC: No. That’d be fine. How old are you, 14?
CALLER: I’ll be 14 in March.
CLINIC: Yeah, you’re still in school, so it’d be on a donation basis. It wouldn’t cost you anything.
CLINIC: You could just make an appointment to come in and talk to one of us here, and we could tell you all about that.
CALLER: Could my boyfriend come in with me?
CLINIC: Sure, no problem. Have you been here before?
CLINIC: Okay. We set up an appointment for you.
CLINIC: You want to hang on a second?
CLINIC: Did you want to hold a minute; we can set it up for you now?
CALLER: All right.
CLINIC: Okay. Hang on.
CLINIC: You can come in anytime we’re open, okay?
CALLER: When is that exactly?
CLINIC: Tuesday, Thursday and Friday, 9 to 5; Wednesday, 9 to 7:30 p.m., and Saturday, 9 to 1.
CALLER: Okay. Is it okay if I bring my boyfriend in case he has any questions?
CLINIC: Sure. It’s up to you.
CALLER: And you wouldn’t have to tell anybody?
CLINIC: No. It’s patient confidentiality. We can’t release any information.
CALLER: Okay. If I ended up not being pregnant, do you guys have birth control there?
CLINIC: Do we what?
CALLER: Do you have birth control there?
CLINIC: Yes, we do. And we could set you up for an appointment for that as well.
CALLER: And you wouldn’t have to tell anybody about birth control either?
CALLER: Okay. Thanks.