Listen to the Call:
1200 S AIR DEPOT BLVD. # G
OKLAHOMA CITY, OK 73110-4848
TAPE – 369
(Dialing, phone ringing 1x)
CLINIC: Planned Parenthood. How can I help you?
CALLER: Hi. Yeah. I was wondering if you guys do abortions there.
CLINIC: No, we don’t.
CALLER: Do you know of anybody that does?
CLINIC: All we’re doing is asking people to just look in a phone book.
CALLER: Oh, okay. Well, do you guys do the pregnancy tests there?
CLINIC: Yes, we do.
CLINIC: But it doesn’t really matter. You’re going to have to have one there when you go to the clinic anyway. If that’s your option, then you’re going to have to have that for the clinic.
CALLER: Could I get that there and then take it over there? Could I go to where you’re at?
CALLER: It’s just my friend told me it would be best to go to you guys.
CLINIC: Oh, okay. Yeah. We don’t offer the abortion though, but yeah.
CALLER: Do you have to be a certain age for that? My friend told me that since I’ll be 14 in March that you guys would have to tell my parents. But my boyfriend’s 22. Could he just take care of that?
CLINIC: We would have to tell your parents what?
CALLER: That I was there.
CLINIC: We don’t have to tell your parents anything.
CALLER: Oh, okay.
CALLER: I would just feel better if my boyfriend was there with me. Is that all right?
CLINIC: That’s fine.
CALLER: You wouldn’t have to ask anything about him? He’s just worried that you guys would be asking a lot of questions.
CLINIC: About him? Why would we need to know about him?
CALLER: I don’t know.
CLINIC: He’s not filling out any paperwork or anything, is he?
CALLER: Well, I don’t know. Would he have to?
CLINIC: No, he doesn’t have to. That’s my point. He doesn’t have to do anything but just sit there (chuckle).
CALLER: Oh, okay.
CLINIC: So no. I don’t have to know anything about him, or your parents don’t get to know anything or whatever.
CALLER: If it turned out that I wasn’t pregnant, could I get birth control there?
CLINIC: Yeah. But that would be something that you will have to do with the nurse whenever you come in. If she’s not here, I’ll give you her schedule.
CALLER: Well, how long does it take to do that?
CLINIC: Do what?
CALLER: Talk to the nurse and get birth control?
CLINIC: About 30 minutes. Hassle-free.
CLINIC: I said it’s hassle-free.
CALLER: Well, if I was on birth control, would you guys have to tell anybody that I was on birth control?
CLINIC: Nope. We don’t have to tell your parents anything. We are strictly confidential. When you come in here, it’s you. Your parents don’t have to know anything. The only way they have to know is if you tell them. They can’t call here and get any information about you.
CALLER: Okay. It’s just I don’t want anybody to know.
CLINIC: Right. I understand. And we are not allowed to tell anyone anything. And if you feel someone’s done that, then you have the right to take action. Your information is confidential, no matter your age or anything. Okay?
CALLER: You’ve been just so helpful. What was your name?
CLINIC: My name is Sharonda, S-h-a-r-o-n-d-a.
CLINIC: You’re welcome. Bye bye.