Listen to the Call:
PO BOX 728
FAIRMONT, MN 56031
TAPE – 302
(Dialing, phone ringing 1x)
CLINIC: Family Planned Parenthood. This is Linda.
CALLER: Hi. Yeah. I was wondering if you guys do abortions there.
CLINIC: No, we don’t. They do them in Sioux Falls, South Dakota and at St. Paul.
CALLER: Do you have the number for St. Paul?
CLINIC: I sure do. I just have to find it. It’s 877-890-6225.
CALLER: Okay. I’ll be 14 in March. And my friend told me that my parents have to sign some stuff. But my boyfriend is 22. Could he do that?
CLINIC: Ask them when you call. It’s an 800 number. But usually they make you go in front of a judge if you don’t have your parents’ approval or signature, the last I knew. Okay?
CALLER: Could I come in there for a pregnancy test?
CLINIC: Yes. So you’re not sure if you’re pregnant?
CALLER: Well, not really. I’m just scared because my last period was the second week in December.
CLINIC: Okay. Yeah. Sure. Come on in. Do we have a chart on you? Have you ever been here?
CLINIC: Okay. Yeah, just come on in —
CALLER: But you guys wouldn’t have to tell anybody that I was there or anything?
CLINIC: No, no, no.
CALLER: If it’s all right if my boyfriend brings me?
CLINIC: Sure, that’s fine.
CALLER: He’s just worried that you guys would ask questions about him. You guys wouldn’t?
CLINIC: No, no, no. Nope, nobody will know but us here.
CALLER: If I wasn’t pregnant, do you guys do birth control there?
CLINIC: We sure do.
CALLER: And you guys wouldn’t have to tell anybody that I was on birth control?
CLINIC: Nope, uh-uh. It’s all confidential. We’ll real strong about the confidentiality. That’s very important. Yeah, we can do the pregnancy test today. But if it’s negative, you’d have to come back either a Monday or Thursday to see our nurse practitioner.
CALLER: I would have to call and see when my boyfriend can get off work, but that’s cool.
CLINIC: Yeah. So you just have to schedule a time that you think he could bring you in. But you can come in anytime for the pregnancy test.
CALLER: My parents can’t find out because they don’t like him. I mean, he’s a really nice guy. They just don’t like him because they think he’s too old for me.
CLINIC: Yeah, well. Us parents are funny people. Yeah, no. It’s totally confidential here, hon.
CLINIC: All righty.
CLINIC: Um-hmm. Bye bye.