Listen to the Call:
5310 S. 139TH PLAZA # 301
OMAHA, NE 68137-2975
TAPE – 359
(dialing sounds) (ringing 2X)
CLINIC: Planned Parenthood. This is Michelle.
CALLER: Hi. I was wondering actually if you guys do abortions there?
CLINIC: We don’t. Our Council Bluffs office is the only one that does.
CALLER: Oh. Do you have the number for that?
CLINIC: Sure. It’s 322-6650.
CALLER: Okay. Well, do you know — like my friend actually told me like, I’ll be 14 in March and she told me that my parents would have to be told that I was getting an abortion. But my boyfriend’s 22. Could he just take care of that?
CLINIC: He could, yeah. Just have him go ahead and — he can set up an appointment to talk to somebody actually beforehand.
CLINIC: Just let them know the situation when you’re setting up, when you call to set up your appointment, and they’ll go ahead and rearrange so they can go ahead and do the process with him.
CALLER: So you’re sure that no one has to know anything at all?
CLINIC: They’ll have you — what they’ll have you do is just go in and you’ll end up signing a waiver and probably talking to a lawyer so that you don’t have to tell your parents.
CLINIC: Well, how much does the lawyer cost?
CALLER: That’s no charge.
CLINIC: Okay? But yeah, just let them know that you’re probably going to be interested in the judicial bypass.
CLINIC: And then just let them know your situation.
CALLER: Okay. It’s just, I’m just really scared because like I just haven’t had a period since December 14, so I don’t know what to do.
CLINIC: Have you had a test yet, a pregnancy test yet?
CLINIC: Okay. Just let them know that. They might want to have you come in first.
CALLER: Oh. Well, could I come in there for that? Like my friend gave me this number because she said that you were the best place to go.
CLINIC: Okay. We do that — if you want to come in we do that Saturday from 9 to 12:30 or Monday 9 to 5:30.
CLINIC: And it’s $10.
CALLER: Is it all right like — I wanted my boyfriend to be there with me. Is that all right?
CLINIC: Yeah. That’s fine.
CALLER: Okay. Well, he just doesn’t want anybody to know about us. Would you guys be asking a whole bunch of questions or anything?
CLINIC: Yeah. That’s what we do.
CALLER: Okay. So what could I do then?
CLINIC: Let me see. Just a second.
CLINIC: (pause) Okay. So you said you haven’t had a, you haven’t run a pregnancy test yet?
CLINIC: Okay. With the difference in age, legally if you come in we would have to report —
CALLER: What do you mean? Who would you have to report it to?
CLINIC: The police. It’s statutory rape.
CALLER: Well, he’s not raping me. I mean, we’re in love. We’re going to get married.
CLINIC: I know, but that’s the law.
CALLER: Well, what could happen?
CLINIC: He would still be charged whether you consent or not.
CALLER: But, so what could I do then? I mean, I don’t want him to go to jail.
CLINIC: Otherwise you’re going to have to notify your parents.
CALLER: They can’t tell my parents. I don’t know what they would do.
CLINIC: Any health clinic that you go into is going to be — they’re mandatory reporters. Anybody’s going to have to call the cops.
CALLER: Well, okay. Well, would it just be better not to say anything about him and not to have him come with me?
CLINIC: If you want to go through that alone. If you don’t tell them, you can try going to the Council Bluffs clinic because they don’t know what’s going on then.
CLINIC: Thank you. Bye bye.
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