Listen to the Call:
111 W. MAIN ST.
OWATONNA, MN 55060-2913
TAPE – 299
(Dialing, phone ringing 2x)
CLINIC: Planned Parenthood. Darlene.
CALLER: Hi. I was wondering if you guys do abortions there.
CLINIC: No. You have to go to the cities.
CALLER: Oh, okay. Well, do you have a number for any of them?
CLINIC: Yes, I do. Let me see here. You’ve got a pen and paper?
CALLER: Is it all right if I ask you a couple of questions?
CALLER: My friend told me — I’ll be 14 in March, and she said that you guys have to tell my parents. But is there any way — my boyfriend’s 22. Could he just take care of that?
CLINIC: Actually, there’s ways around that. Call the Cities. I don’t know the details of it. Call that number — and that is a toll free number — and they will answer any questions you have.
CALLER: Okay. Could I come in to where you’re at and get a pregnancy test though?
CLINIC: The first day of your last period — can I put you on hold for a minute?
RECORDING: Looking for information on reproductive health. Let the Planned Parenthood Resource Center help you with —
CLINIC: Okay. The first day of your last period was when?
CALLER: I think it was around December 14th.
CLINIC: Have you taken one at home?
CLINIC: Yeah. You can come in anytime and we can do a test for you.
CALLER: Well, would you have to tell anybody about that?
CALLER: Okay. Is it all right if my boyfriend brings me? Because I don’t know any other way to —
CLINIC: That’s fine.
CALLER: Oh, okay. If it ended up that I wasn’t pregnant, do you guys do birth control there?
CALLER: Okay. And you wouldn’t have to tell anybody that I was on birth control?
CALLER: Okay. I guess I’ll —
CLINIC: Do you want to come in for an appointment on Thursday?
CALLER: Well, I’d have to call my boyfriend to see. But what time is it that you guys normally do that?
CLINIC: Let me pull up that schedule so you can at least take a couple of days and times down, so you can check with him and his schedule.
CLINIC: On Thursday the 21st we would have time from 9 until 2:00. And then next week we would have Monday. Monday we have times from 9 until 3:30. And next Tuesday, 9 until 5:30. And those are every half an hour.
So go ahead and just call him and see what — you can talk to him in a couple days and see what his schedule looks like, then you can just get back to us.
CALLER: He doesn’t want anyone asking a whole bunch of questions. You guys wouldn’t do that, would you?
CLINIC: Like about what?
CALLER: Well, I don’t know. He’s just worried about my parents finding out and getting in trouble.
CLINIC: No. That’s not an issue.
CALLER: So you’re sure that nobody would find out anything?
CLINIC: Yep, that’s right.
CALLER: Okay. Thanks.
CLINIC: You’re welcome.
CLINIC: Bye bye.