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#364 – Planned Parenthood in Great Falls, MT

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211 9TH ST S
GREAT FALLS, MT 59405-2115

TAPE – 364

(Dialing, phone did not ring)

RECORDING: Thank you for calling the Great Falls Planned Parenthood. For your pill refill, please press 1. For appointments or to speak with one of our staff members in the office, please press 2 (dial button pressed.)

Please hold.


(Phone ringing 1x)

CLINIC: Good afternoon, Planned Parenthood.

CALLER: Hi. I was wondering if you guys do abortions there.

CLINIC: No, we don’t. I have the name of some doctors in town that do.

CALLER: All right.

CLINIC: If you could hold for me, and I can just get that notebook.




CLINIC: Okay. Are you in Great Falls?

CALLER: Well, I live in Carter.

CLINIC: In where?

CALLER: Carter.

CLINIC: Carter. How far is that from Great Falls?

CALLER: About 30 minutes.

CLINIC: About 30 minutes? Okay. The doctors that we have is Dr. — I can’t even pronounce the name — Kindau (ph).

CALLER: How do you spell that?

CLINIC: It’s K-u-y-k-e-n-d-l-l. And he accepts up to 20 weeks.

CALLER: Okay. Well, now do you know how many weeks you are?

CLINIC: You’d have to do a pregnancy test and go through that. And it’s from —

(Talking to someone else) A pregnancy test goes from the last day of your menstrual period?

Oh, the date that you may have conceived, that you think you possibly conceived the child. And it would go from there.

CALLER: I’m not really sure. I’m must really scared. My last period was December 14th, and I don’t know what to do.

CLINIC: December? And you’re not on the pill or anything?

CALLER: No. Well, my friend told me that since I’ll be 14 in March that they would have to tell my parents. But I can’t tell my parents at all. But my boyfriend’s 22. Could he do whatever my parents need to do, and it would be all right?

CLINIC: (Talking to somebody else) She can come in for a pregnancy test, and it’s kept confidential.

Okay. If you could have your brother bring you in. And anything that’s done here is kept confidential. We only release what information and who you want us to release it to. Other than your coming here, you don’t exist. No one knows. If anyone calls, we can’t give out the information until we get a signed consent from you saying that it’s okay.

So, yeah. If your brother brings you in —

CALLER: My brother? I don’t have a brother.

CLINIC: Oh. Who were you talking about?

CALLER: My boyfriend.

CLINIC: Oh, your boyfriend. Yeah, he can bring you in.

CALLER: Oh, okay. And you guys wouldn’t have to say anything about him?

CLINIC: No, no, no. Nothing. Anything that come sin here, anything that is done, is not released unless you give us permission to do so. If anybody calls here from your family inquiring if you had been here, we would tell them no.

CALLER: Okay. Well, would you guys have to tell my parents if I was having an abortion?

CLINIC: I don’t know how that works. I don’t know how you would schedule that if you do that since we don’t do them here. I know the one in Billings they have the outpatient surgical. That’d be something that you’d have to work out with the doctors. I know Dr. Joyner — can you hold for a minute, please?



CLINIC: Okay. I know the one doctor here has parental consent; it needs parental consent over 18. Now that first doctor’s name, I don’t know how he works. It doesn’t say here. So I guess if you are pregnant and you were going to have that done, I would talk to the first doctor’s name that I gave you, the K-u-y-k-u-n-d-l-l.


CLINIC: And there number is 761-7924. And that’s the doctor I would choose to talk to I guess.

Would you like to set up an appointment to come in and have a pregnancy test done?

CALLER: Yeah. I just have to talk to my boyfriend to see when he could take me. If the pregnancy test ended up being that I wasn’t pregnant, would I be able to get birth control there?

CALLER: Yes, um-hmm.

CALLER: Would you guys have to tell anybody that I was on birth control?

CLINIC: No, no. Nope, nope, nope. Everything is confidential. It’s up to you whoever you want to share the information to. That’s up to you. You come here — like I said, you come here and you do your thing, and you’re gone. And that’s it. We don’t see you until you come in for your next pill cycle or Depo shot or whatever birth control you’re going to choose to use.

CALLER: Okay. Well, I’ve got to call my boyfriend. Can I call you back? What was your name?

CLINIC: Carol.



CALLER: Thank you.

CLINIC: You’re welcome. Bye bye.