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#381 – Planned Parenthood in Middletown, OH

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MIDDLETOWN, OH 45044-6510

TAPE – 381

(Dialing, phone ringing 1x)

CLINIC: Planned Parenthood?

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

CLINIC: No, not here.

CALLER: Well, do you know of anyplace that does?

CALLER: Yeah. Cincinnati.

CALLER: Do you have that phone number?

CLINIC: Yes, I do. Hang on for just a second, okay?



CLINIC: Okay. The phone number is 513-287-6488.

CALLER: Okay. I’m really scared because my friend told me that since I’ll be 14 in March that they would have to tell my parents. But my boyfriend’s 22. Could he just sign whatever that is, and they wouldn’t have to tell anybody?

CLINIC: You really need to call this number and talk to them, and ask them about that. I don’t know. I have somebody else here that can talk to who might know a little bit more. Could you hold for just a minute?



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Did you know that Planned Parenthood offers men’s healthcare services? We offer testing and treatment for sexually transmitted infections. We also offer —

CLINIC: Hi, this is Vicky the assistant manager. You had some questions?

CALLER: Yeah. I was wondering about getting an abortion. But my friend told me that since I’ll be 14 in March that they would have to tell my parents that I’m getting an abortion. But my boyfriend’s 22. Could he just sign whatever it is, and they wouldn’t have to tell anybody?

CLINIC: They do have to notify your parents, one of your parents. They don’t have to get their consent; they just have to talk to them on the phone.

CALLER: Is there any way not to tell my parents? Well, if they found out I don’t know what would happen.

CLINIC: You got the number to Cincinnati?


CLINIC: You just need to call them, and they can talk to you about what to do. Because we don’t deal with that here.

CALLER: Oh, okay.


CALLER: Well, could I come in there for a pregnancy test then?

CLINIC: You’re not sure that you’re pregnant?

CALLER: No, I’m just really scared because my last period was December 14th.

CLINIC: Yes, you can come here. It would cost $6.

CALLER: Okay. Well, would you have to tell anybody I was there for that?

CLINIC: No, no.

CALLER: Oh, okay. Well, I would really want my boyfriend to be there with me. Would that be all right?

CLINIC: He wouldn’t be able to come back with you, and we have to just take you back by yourself. He could come in and sit in the waiting room.

CALLER: He’s just worried that you guys would ask a lot of questions. Would you ask anything?

CLINIC: Well, no.

CALLER: Or have him sign anything?

CLINIC: No. No, not at all.

CALLER: Oh, okay. If it turned out that I wasn’t pregnant, could I get birth control there? It’s just I don’t want to have to worry about all this again.

CLINIC: Yeah, right, definitely. Do you live with him or not?

CALLER: No, I live with my parents.

CLINIC: Okay. Yeah, we can do that for you.


CLINIC: You can come in. If you want to come in today you can.

CALLER: Well, I’d have to call him and see. But are you guys open next week?

CLINIC: Yeah. We’re just open until 2 today. You wouldn’t need an appointment if you just want to come in for a pregnancy test. You can come in Monday anytime from 9 to 4, or Tuesday anytime from 12 to 6.

CALLER: Okay. Well, I’m not able to drive because I’m not old enough. But is it all right if my boyfriend picks up the pills after everything?

CLINIC: Yeah, as long as we — that’s down the road though. After we find out if you’re pregnant or not.

CALLER: But he’d be able to pick them up and that would be all right?

CLINIC: Um-hmm.

CALLER: And you guys wouldn’t have to tell anybody that I was on birth control or anything?

CLINIC: Right.

CALLER: All right. Okay. Thanks.

CLINIC: All right. Bye bye.