Listen to the Call:
5404 AMES AVE
OMAHA, NE 68104-2898
TAPE – 357
(Dialing, phone ringing 2x)
CLINIC: Planned Parenthood. This is Dee.
CALLER: Hi. I was wondering if you guys do abortions there.
CLINIC: Nope. I can give you a number.
CALLER: All right.
CLINIC: It’s 322-6650.
CALLER: Okay. Well, where is that exactly?
CLINIC: Planned Parenthood in Council Bluffs.
CALLER: Oh, okay.
CALLER: Can I ask a question real quick?
CALLER: It’s just I’m scared because my friend told me that — I’ll be 14 in March, and she said that my parents would have to know about it. But my boyfriend is 22. Could he just sign whatever it is and no one would have to know anything?
CLINIC: You know, that I can’t tell you. But you can try to do judicial bypass.
CALLER: What is that?
CLINIC: And that’s when you go before a judge, and a judge will award you competency to get an abortion, says that it’s okay for you to have an abortion.
CALLER: Well, does the judge ever say no?
CLINIC: Very rarely do they say no. And if you call that clinic, they’ll set up a time for you to come in. And they’ll talk to you and go over what’s it like to be in front of the judge and some of the questions that he would ask you. But very rare do they deny them.
CALLER: Oh, okay. I’m just scared because my last period was like December 14th. Is there any way that I couldn’t be pregnant you think?
CLINIC: Have you taken a pregnancy test?
CLINIC: Well, that would be your first step.
CALLER: Oh, okay. Could I come in there for that?
CLINIC: Sure. You can do it anytime before 5:00 today.
CALLER: Well, do you have any times like tomorrow?
CLINIC: Anytime before 4:00, 9 to 4.
CALLER: I really wanted my boyfriend to be there with me. Is that okay if he’s there?
CLINIC: That’s fine.
CALLER: Okay. He just doesn’t want a whole bunch of people asking questions. Does he have to sign anything if he’s there?
CLINIC: No. He doesn’t have to sign anything.
CALLER: He just doesn’t want anyone to know. My parents can’t find out at all. And I’m scared that they would, because I don’t know what would happen if they found out.
CLINIC: No. We’re strictly a confidential clinic. So if you come in for a pregnancy test, you don’t tell, we’re not telling. Okay? Ten dollars, cash or credit card only. And you can do it tomorrow between 9 to 4.
CALLER: If the pregnancy test was negative, do you guys have birth control there?
CLINIC: Yes, we do.
CALLER: Would you have to tell anybody if I was on birth control?
CLINIC: We sure wouldn’t.
CALLER: Do you know if it would be all right if my boyfriend came and picked it up? Because I don’t have a car. I don’t know how I’d pick it up.
CLINIC: That would be fine.
CLINIC: All right. We’ll see you some time tomorrow.
CALLER: Okay. Thanks.
CLINIC: Uh-huh. Bye bye.