Listen to the Call:
607 BIRKARTH RD # A
WARRENSBURG, MO 64093-1485
TAPE – 406
(dialing sounds) (ringing 1X)
CLINIC: Good afternoon. Warrensburg Planned Parenthood. Can I help you?
CALLER: Hi. Yeah. I was wondering if you guys do abortions there?
CLINIC: No, we don’t.
CALLER: Oh, well, do you know of anybody that does?
CLINIC: Planned Parenthood Comprehensive Health in Overland Park, Kansas does them. And the Planned Parenthood in Columbia.
CALLER: Okay. Well, do you have the one in, the first one you said? Do you have the phone number?
CALLER: Okay. Well, do you know — like I’m just really worried because my friend told me that since like I’m going to be 14 in March and she said that —
CLINIC: You’re what?
CALLER: I’ll be 14 in March?
CALLER: And she said that they would have to tell my parents I was getting an abortion. But my boyfriend’s 22. Could he just —
CLINIC: That doesn’t make any difference.
CALLER: Sign everything?
CLINIC: No. It has to be parents. You have to — is Kansas parents’ notification or parents consent?
CLINIC: Under 18 there has to be a guardian.
CLINIC: There has to be a guardian there that the court has appointed —
CLINIC: A parent or a parent for a legal guardian. If they don’t want to tell their parents they can get a judicial bypass and (unclear) would have to tell them how to do that. They have a judge and everything.
CLINIC: But you can call that number I just gave you and tell them and they can get a judicial bypass.
CALLER: What is that?
CLINIC: It’s a legal thing that says you can get it without your parents knowing it.
CALLER: Oh. Well, would there be — do I need a lawyer for that or anything?
CLINIC: No. You have to call up there.
CALLER: Oh. Well, could I come in there for a pregnancy test?
CLINIC: Have you already done one?
CLINIC: Well, how do you know you’re pregnant?
CALLER: Well, I haven’t had my period since like December 14, and I’m scared.
CLINIC: Are your periods normal?
CLINIC: Every month?
CLINIC: Pregnancy tests are $18.
CALLER: Okay. Well, is it all right — like I would want my boyfriend to be there with me. Is that all right?
CLINIC: All it is is a urine test. You know?
CLINIC: We don’t — that’s all we could —
CALLER: But he could bring me in?
CALLER: Okay. It’s just — we were talking about it, and we don’t want anyone to know about us. Would you guys have to have him sign anything or anything?
CLINIC: No, but you’re going to fill out paperwork.
CALLER: Oh, all right. But you guys wouldn’t have to tell my parents that I was there?
CLINIC: No, but someone might see you out here that knows you.
CLINIC: You know, that we don’t have any control over.
CALLER: Oh. Well, if I wasn’t pregnant –
CLINIC: Well, you could go to WalMart and get you a pregnancy test.
CALLER: Oh. Well, either way, if I wasn’t pregnant could I get a birth control? Could I get birth control there?
CALLER: Would you guys have to tell anybody that I was on birth control?
CALLER: Okay. Do you know if the pregnancy tests like at Walmart are usually accurate?
CLINIC: They are if you follow the directions.
CALLER: Oh, okay. Okay. Well, if I had any other questions, could I call and talk to you? What was your name?
CLINIC: Certainly. Julie.
CALLER: Okay. Thank you.
CLINIC: Uh-huh. Bye.
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