Listen to the Call:
3000 MAPLEWOOD AVE.
WINSTON SALEM, NC 27103-4002
TAPE – 211
(dialing sounds) (ringing 2X)
CLINIC: Planned Parenthood. (Doyle?).
CALLER: Yeah. I was wondering if you guys do abortions there?
CLINIC: Yes, we do.
CALLER: Well, how much does that cost?
CLINIC: How many weeks are you?
CALLER: Well, I don’t really know. Like, well, my last period was like the second week in December.
CLINIC: Let me see. Second week in December, and today we’re the 18th. You’re 9 weeks. You’re in the range of $285, ma’am.
CALLER: Okay. Well, like do you have to be a specific age to have an abortion? Like I’ll be 14 in March.
CLINIC: Well, you need to bring a parent to sign your consent.
CALLER: Is there any way not to bring a parent, because I can’t tell them at all. Like they can’t find out because they hate my boyfriend. They think he’s too old for me. Like, well he’s 22. And I don’t understand, but they just can’t find out at all.
CLINIC: Well, okay. Well, if you hold on I’ll give you that information. Please hold.
CALLER: All right.
CLINIC: Ma’am, you need to call this number right here. It’s 761-2384.
CLINIC: And you just call and give them your information. I think what will happen is, you’ll have to go — you have to make an appointment.
CALLER: Who are they? What is it?
CLINIC: It’s just a permunal (sic) rights, permunal — I can’t pronounce it. (laughs) Counsel. You’re giving away your parent rights.
CALLER: What all does that involve?
CLINIC: You just go before a judge and just ask him, you know —
CALLER: Do I have to get a lawyer for that or anything?
CLINIC: I don’t know. You just have to call that number and find out.
CALLER: Okay. Well, do you know if the judge ever says no or anything?
CALLER: Well, do you guys do like birth control there or anything?
CLINIC: We do.
CALLER: Okay. Because my boyfriend was wanting to know about that. But like if I was on birth control you guys wouldn’t have to tell anybody or anything?
CALLER: Okay. Would it be all right?
CALLER: Like is it all right if my boyfriend brings me, or whatever?
CALLER: Because my parents can’t find out about that either.
CLINIC: That’s fine, long as you have that paper signing over your rights you should be fine.
CALLER: Okay. So nobody has to know about my boyfriend or anything?
CLINIC: You call that number, okay?
CALLER: Okay. Thanks.
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