Listen to the Call:
6 W HIGH ST # 600
SPRINGFILED, OH 45502-1289
TAPE – 257
(dialing sound) (ringing 1X)
CLINIC: Planned Parenthood. Can I help you?
CALLER: Yeah. I was wondering if you guys do abortions there.
CLINIC: No, we don’t.
CALLER: Do you know of anybody that does?
CLINIC: Contact Dayton.
CLINIC: Contact Dayton Abortion Clinic.
CALLER: Do you have the number for that?
CALLER: Okay. Well, is it okay if I ask a quick question?
CALLER: Well, it’s just, my friend told me that my parents have to sign for something. But my boyfriend’s 22. Could he take care of that?
CLINIC: I doubt it.
CALLER: Because there’s just no way my parents can find out at all.
CLINIC: Well, if you’re under 18 years old —
CALLER: Well, I’ll be 14 in March.
CLINIC: Well, you’re going to need parental consent.
CALLER: Is there any way not to do that because I don’t know what they would do if they found out.
CLINIC: No, ma’am. You’re going to have to have parental consent. You’re just a minor.
CALLER: Okay. Well, there’s just no way they can find out. Like what can I do?
CLINIC: Nothing. They’re going to have to find out. If you’re trying to get an abortion and you’re 14 years old, and you’re pregnant by a 22-year-old — first of all, that’s rape.
CALLER: But we’re in love. I don’t understand. That can’t be rape. We’re in love. We’re going to get married.
CLINIC: Law is rape. That is rape by law.
CALLER: Well, what can I do?
CLINIC: Well, you need to talk to your parents because you can’t get an abortion without their consent.
CALLER: But is it all right like if I came in there to get like a pregnancy test?
CLINIC: Yeah, you can do it Wednesday, Thursday from 2:00 to 4:00 —
CALLER: Would you guys have to tell anybody at all?
CLINIC: No. Well, depending on the type of information that you give us, yeah, we will have to turn him over to the authorities.
CALLER: But what if I just didn’t say anything?
CLINIC: That would be up to you.
CALLER: Okay. Well, so like if I didn’t say anything it would be all right and you guys wouldn’t have to tell anybody?
CLINIC: Well, you just need to quit feeding me information now.
CALLER: Oh. All right. Well, like say the pregnancy test was negative. Do you guys do birth control there?
CLINIC: Yes, we do.
CALLER: And you wouldn’t have to tell anybody?
CLINIC: No, we wouldn’t.
CALLER: Okay. Is it all right if I call you back? Like I need to see if my boyfriend had any other questions. But could I call you back and talk to you?
CLINIC: You absolutely sure can.
CALLER: What was your name?
CLINIC: Shawn (sp).
CLINIC: All right.
CLINIC: You’re welcome.
CLINIC: Bye bye.
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