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#675 – All Women’s Health Services in Eugene, OR

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1020 N. EAST 2ND AVE
EUGENE, OR 97401

TAPE – 675

(Dialing, phone ringing 1x)

CLINIC: All Women’s Health Services.

CALLER: Hi. Yeah. I was calling to see if you guys do abortions there.

CLINIC: We do.

CALLER: Oh, okay. Well, how much does that cost?

CLINIC: Do you have any kind of insurance or do you qualify for the Oregon Health Plan?

CALLER: Well, I don’t know. But my boyfriend said that he would pay for everything.

CLINIC: Okay. Well, then the cost is going to be starting at $350, and then depending on your lab work and some medication, it could be up to 435.

CALLER: Okay. My problem is I’m going to be 14 later on this month, and my friend said you guys would have to tell my parents. But my boyfriend’s 22. Is he old enough to take care of it, and you wouldn’t have to tell anybody?

CLINIC: No. You’re the one having the abortion, so it applies to you. You have to be 15. So if you’re going to just be 14 then you need to have a parent signing off on all of the forms with you.

CALLER: But I can’t tell my parents at all. I mean, if they found out me and my boyfriend were having sex I don’t know what they would do. They can’t find out at all.

CLINIC: Well, we’re not going to provide an illegal abortion for you. That would get us in a lot of trouble.

CALLER: Well, is there any way not to have to tell my parents and you wouldn’t get in trouble?

CLINIC: It’s illegal to provide an abortion for someone under the age of 15 without parental consent.

CALLER: Well, is there anyplace I could go?

CLINIC: It’s a state law or it might be a federal law; I’m not sure. But that’s the law. So I mean, you really have —

CALLER: Well, what can I do?

CLINIC: You have to tell your parents or —

CALLER: But I can’t tell my parents.

CLINIC: Well, there’s nothing that I can do to change the law. We’re not going to provide the abortion for you unless your parents sign off on everything.

CALLER: Would you have to tell them about my boyfriend though?

CLINIC: Well, they’re going to know that you got pregnant from someone. That’s up to you. I don’t know. We just need them to sign off consenting to the procedure.

CALLER: Oh. Okay.

CLINIC: Yeah. It’s a law. There’s nothing that we can really do about it.

CALLER: Well, could I get a pregnancy test without my parents having to know about that?

CLINIC: Yeah. You can get a pregnancy test. They’re the same that you buy in the store even.

CALLER: Oh, really?


CALLER: Well, if it turned out that I wasn’t pregnant, could I get birth control from you guys?

CLINIC: I think that you still have to be 15 to do that.



CALLER: So what should I do then?

CLINIC: Well, I mean, you might just want to talk to your parents about what’s going on in your life.

CALLER: But they don’t ever listen to me. I mean, they don’t ever understand anything.

CLINIC: Maybe it’s just time that they know what’s going on with you. And maybe it will be hard for them at first, but a lot of times after just talking things through, people can be more understanding. I mean, do you know that you’re definitely pregnant? Have you taken a pregnancy test?

CALLER: Well, no. I just haven’t had my period since January 3rd, and I’m just really scared.

CLINIC: Right. Well, do you normally miss periods?

CALLER: Well, no.

CLINIC: Okay. Have you been feeling pregnant at all?

CALLER: I don’t know.

CLINIC: Do you feel nauseous or do you have any breast tenderness or anything like that?


CLINIC: Okay. Well, those would be signs of pregnancy, but not everybody feels like that when they’re pregnant. Some people don’t have any signs. So I guess the best thing for you to do would be to take a pregnancy test.

CALLER: Oh, okay.

CLINIC: If it’s positive and an abortion is what you want, then you definitely have to tell your parents, and they need to be with you.

CALLER: Well, my boyfriend’s 22. Is that not old enough to take care of it?

CLINIC: Your boyfriend is not your parent, and the abortion is for you. So that’s a whole different issue on its own, you being 14 and him being 22. I mean, that’s a totally separate issue. But he is not your parent.

CALLER: Oh. Well, I just have a lot of questions and I’m really confused. Could I call you back if I thought of anything else to ask? What was your name?

CLINIC: My name is Samantha, but anyone can answer your questions if I’m not available.

CALLER: Oh, okay. All right.


CALLER: Well, thank you.



CLINIC: Bye bye.


#589 – Planned Parenthood in Eugene, OR

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1670 HIGH ST
EUGENE, OR 97401-4151

TAPE – 589

(dialing sounds) (ringing 1X)

RECORDING: Thank you for calling Planned Parenthood. (Spanish interpretation) If you know the extension you would like to reach, you may enter it at any time during this message or press 3 for a staff directory. To reach our newly opened Springfield clinic, please hang up and dial 744-7121. To hear a recording of our clinic hours and location, please press 2. To reach a receptionist to make an appointment or if you have a question, please press zero now. (dial sound) Please hold. (ringing 2X)

CLINIC: Hi. Clinic. Can you hold, please?


CLINIC: (pause) How can I help you?

CALLER: Hi. Yeah. I was calling to see if you guys do abortions there?

CLINIC: No, we don’t. We can give you a referral of places to go, but we don’t actually perform them here, no.

CALLER: Okay. Well, do you have a number of a place then?

CLINIC: Sure, absolutely. Do you have a pen ready?


CLINIC: Okay. We have — are you looking just in Springfield, or —

CALLER: Well, around Eugene actually.

CLINIC: Around Eugene okay?


CLINIC: There is 342-5940, and that’s All Women’s Health Services.


CLINIC: And then All Women’s Care Associates is 342-8550, and those are the two places in Eugene.

CALLER: Oh, okay. Well, the thing is like — I’m going to be 14 next month, and my friend told me that you guys would have to tell my parents. But my boyfriend’s 22. Is he old enough to take care of it and you wouldn’t have to tell anybody?

CLINIC: We actually don’t tell anybody. I would probably call one of those two places and see what their guidelines are for how old you need to be. But your boyfriend’s not your guardian, and especially since he is older and you’re that much younger it’s mandatory to report that by state law if he was to be your guardian because technically that’s statutory rape.

CALLER: But what do you mean? I mean, he’s not raping me. We’re in love. We’re going to get married.

CLINIC: I know. I’m not saying it’s wrong, but I’m just saying by law because you’re so young and he’s over — especially over 18. He’s 22?

CALLER: Uh-huh.

CLINIC: If you report that to them, then it’s mandatory for them to report that because technically by law that is statutory rape. So I don’t think that that would work as far as him being your guardian to sign for you.

CALLER: Oh. So what should I do then?

CLINIC: Well, that I don’t know, but I think probably the best thing not to do would be to tell them — I mean, unless you’re wanting to get into something legal as far as from the state for statutory rape from him.

CALLER: Well, no.

CLINIC: Yeah. I wouldn’t tell them that then. I would probably just call and see if there has to be an age limit, and if so does it have to be your guardian who signs for you or can somebody else sign for you.

CALLER: Oh, okay.

CLINIC: But if somebody else can sign for you, don’t let it be your 22-year-old boyfriend.


CLINIC: Okay? (laughs) Just a word to the wise.

CALLER: Well, okay. Well, the thing — the main reason why I’m worried about all this is because I haven’t had my period since like December 26, and I’m just really scared.

CLINIC: You haven’t even had a positive pregnancy test yet?


CLINIC: Okay. I think that would be probably be step one.


CLINIC: You’re not going to get abortion until you know that you’re pregnant.

CALLER: Well, could I come in there for that?

CLINIC: Yeah, you can. Yeah. How about you just drop in before 7:00 tonight, and we could do that service for you?

CALLER: Okay. Well, my boyfriend would have to bring me. Would that be all right, or —

CLINIC: Yeah, it’s okay. He can bring you.



CALLER: But would he get in trouble?

CLINIC: We don’t report things unless you want us to report them, but like I was saying, if you were wanting to get an abortion done and if you were wanting him to sign for you, then that could lead to trouble. But as far as —

CALLER: Well, he would have to pay for it. Would they have to have him sign anything then?

CLINIC: You know, I don’t really know how their facility works.

CALLER: Well, I mean, like to get the pregnancy test?

CLINIC: For him? No. We have a funding program that your services would be free, so you don’t have to worry about cost.

CALLER: Oh. Okay.

CLINIC: You know, unless you tell somebody in the room when they call you back for your pregnancy test, I don’t want to be with him, then that’s the only way we would report it. But abortion, that’s a different story.

CALLER: Oh. Well, if it turned out that I wasn’t pregnant, could I get birth control the same, like tonight?

CLINIC: Not tonight, no. We’d need to set up an appointment, but we could get it for you pretty soon.

CALLER: Oh, okay.


CALLER: But would anybody have to know if I was on birth control?

CLINIC: Nope. It’s completely confidential.

CALLER: Oh, okay.


CALLER: Well, if I had any other questions like I need to call him and tell him when to come in tonight, but could I call you if I had any other questions? What was your name?

CLINIC: Certainly. My name’s Dana.


CLINIC: And I’ll be here until 8:00, but don’t forget we do stop seeing people at 7:00 tonight.




CLINIC: All right.

CALLER: All right.

CLINIC: Bye bye.


(phone clicks)

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