Listen to the Call:
2663 CLEVELAND AVE NW
CANTON, OH 44709-3393
TAPE – 243
(dialing sound) (ringing 2X)
CLINIC: Planned Parenthood. May I help you?
CALLER: Yeah. I was wondering if you guys do abortions there.
CLINIC: No, we don’t. We have a couple names of clinics in Akron that does those.
CLINIC: I could give you the name and number.
CALLER: All right.
CLINIC: Okay, it’s Akron Women’s Medical Group, and it’s 1-800-428-2673.
CLINIC: And the other Akron Women’s Med Center is 1-800-362-9150.
CALLER: Okay. Well, do you know if they would have to tell my parents? Like my friend told me that since I’ll be 14 in March that they have to tell my parents. But like my boyfriend’s 22. Could he just sign whatever it is?
CLINIC: No, because he is not your legal guardian, so it would have to be parents.
CALLER: Is there any way not to tell them, because if they found out they would be furious.
CLINIC: No. There is a way to get, go, get a judicial bypass, and I’m not quite sure on the procedure of that.
CALLER: What is that?
CLINIC: You’d have to go before a judge and prove that you were competent to take care of yourself and that you know what you’re doing. I’m not quite sure what it all involves.
CALLER: Do they ever say no?
CLINIC: Yeah, they do.
CALLER: Well, what would I do then?
CLINIC: Well, there really isn’t anything you could do, you know, aside from having a baby and either giving it up for adoption or keep it, you know. There isn’t anything you can do.
CALLER: Well, is it okay to come in to there and get a pregnancy test?
CALLER: Would you guys have to tell anybody that I was getting a pregnancy test?
CLINIC: No. No. Everything we do here is confidential, so no one would know unless you release, you know, wanted to release that information.
CALLER: Okay. Well, is it okay if my boyfriend brings me because I wouldn’t know how else to get there.
CLINIC: Yes. We’d have to schedule an appointment. You’ve never been here before?
CALLER: Would you guys have to say anything about him to anyone?
CLINIC: No. No. Nothing is released here, you know, without your permission.
CALLER: Okay. I’m just worried that my parents will find out, so.
CLINIC: Okay. Let me get your information — your last name?
CALLER: It’s Smith. But you’re sure nobody has to find out at all about anything?
CLINIC: Yeah. Everything is kept confidential here.
CLINIC: The only way they would know is if they see you come in here or someone you know would see you, you know, and tell them, but otherwise they wouldn’t know from any of us here because it jeopardizes our job if anyone would ever know from any of us.
CLINIC: So that’s pretty sure. (laughs) I’m not about to risk my job for someone. I’m sorry. (laughs) Okay. And your first name?
CLINIC: With a C or a K?
CALLER: A C-H.
CLINIC: And your birth date?
CALLER: It’s March 19, 1988.
CLINIC: And your address?
CALLER: Do I have to tell you that?
CLINIC: Well, we need an address. At some time. You can tell when you come in here, but they will need an address.
CLINIC: We don’t mail anything to the house. I’ll put it on here –
CALLER: Could I give you like the address of a friend?
CLINIC: When you come — well, yes, you can give it and then let them know when you come in that it’s a friend.
CLINIC: Okay? And the address then?
CALLER: Well, I don’t know it. I’d have to get it. But is it okay if I call you back?
CLINIC: Yeah, you can do that.
CALLER: Okay. Well, what was your name?
CLINIC: This is Jean.
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