Listen to the Call:
1103 BROADWAY ST.
ALEXANDRIA, MN 56308-2529
TAPE – 305
(Dialing, phone ringing 2x)
CLINIC: Planned Parenthood of Alexandria. This is Rene. Could I help you?
CALLER: Yeah. Hi. I was wondering if you guys do abortions there.
CLINIC: No, we don’t.
CALLER: Okay. Well, do you know of anybody that does?
CLINIC: Let’s see. Where are you calling from?
CALLER: I’m in Glenwood.
CLINIC: Okay. I can give you several phone numbers that you can call.
CALLER: All right.
CLINIC: There’s a 1-800 number to the Planned Parenthood in St. Paul.
CLINIC: 877-890-6225. Let’s see. And there’s one in Sioux Falls, South Dakota. Is that further away?
CLINIC: There’s one in Minneapolis and Fargo.
CALLER: Okay. Well, I’ll just call this one place. My friend told me that — I’ll be 14 in March, and she said that my parents would have to sign some things. But my boyfriend is 22. Could he sign whatever it is?
CLINIC: I think you’d have to talk to them about it.
CALLER: Oh, okay. Well, could I come in there for a pregnancy test then?
CLINIC: Have you ever been here before?
CLINIC: There is some paperwork to fill out, but yes, you could.
CALLER: Does my boyfriend have to fill out anything at all?
CLINIC: Just you.
CALLER: But you guys wouldn’t have to tell my parents or you wouldn’t have to tell anybody that I was there getting a pregnancy test?
CALLER: Oh, okay.
CLINIC: If you have time tomorrow, we could do it tomorrow.
CALLER: Well, I’d have to call my boyfriend to see, but I don’t know.
CLINIC: Are you late for a period?
CALLER: Yeah. Well, my last period was like the second week in December.
CLINIC: And you’re not using birth control?
CALLER: No. But if the pregnancy test was negative, do you guys have birth control there?
CLINIC: That you need an appointment for. You’d have to have a birth control appointment.
CALLER: Would you have to tell anybody that I was on birth control?
CALLER: All right. Okay. So I’ll call my boyfriend and see what he says. Is that all right?
CALLER: All right.
CALLER: Thanks. Bye.