Listen to the Call:
533 WASHINGTON AVE # 203
BRIDGEVILLE, PA 15017-2072
TAPE – 144
(dialing sound) (ringing 2X)
CLINIC: Planned Parenthood. Nancy speaking.
CALLER: Hi. Yeah. I was wondering if you guys do abortions there.
CLINIC: We don’t, but we refer you to a Planned Parenthood site in Pittsburgh that does them. Do you want the number for that?
CLINIC: Okay, hold on. (pause) Okay, you still there?
CLINIC: Okay, the number is area code 412-562-1900.
CALLER: Well, is it all right if I ask — well, my friend told me that you guys have to tell my parents before I can have an abortion.
CALLER: Is that true?
CLINIC: No. You don’t have to tell your parents, honey.
CLINIC: They’ll explain all that to you when you call. Tell them that you can’t tell your parents, and they’ll tell you exactly what to do. They’ll walk you through it.
CALLER: Well, it’s just, I can’t tell anyone because —
CLINIC: Well, that’s okay. That’s okay. They’ll explain all that to you. Yeah.
CALLER: Okay. Do you know if there’s like an age requirement for having an abortion?
CLINIC: No, I don’t think so.
CALLER: Like, because I’ll be 14 in March, and that’s still all right?
CLINIC: That I don’t know. You’d have to ask them. But I would imagine it’s okay.
CALLER: Okay. Well, and you’re sure that they wouldn’t tell my boyfriend or my parents?
CLINIC: No, I know they won’t tell anybody. Yeah. I know they won’t tell anybody. Seriously. They can’t. Okay? So just give them a call and ask them all those questions.
CLINIC: If you feel more comfortable ask them all the questions before you give them your name
CLINIC: So they won’t know who you are.
CALLER: Okay. Well, do you guys do — like if it turned out that I wasn’t really pregnant, do you guys do birth control there?
CALLER: Because my friend told me to call you guys.
CLINIC: Yeah. Did you take a pregnancy test? Was it positive?
CALLER: Well, I took one over the weekend, and it was.
CLINIC: Okay. Okay. So the first thing you need to do is to call them and get that all taken care of, okay?
CLINIC: Then after the termination they’ll start you on birth control, and then you can just come to one of us at the other sites, and we’ll keep you on it.
CALLER: Okay, and you guys wouldn’t have to tell anybody?
CLINIC: No. No. We’re not allowed to tell anybody.
CALLER: Okay. Is it all right like if my boyfriend pays for it because he’s 22?
CLINIC: Oh, yeah.
CALLER: He’s got a job.
CLINIC: Oh, yeah, sure.
CALLER: So like could he pick it up and everything?
CLINIC: Pick up what?
CALLER: The birth control?
CLINIC: Well, you’d have to come to the place to get it.
CLINIC: You have to be seen first, you know?
CALLER: Okay, but you guys wouldn’t tell anybody or anything?
CLINIC: No, no. We can’t tell anybody.
CLINIC: Okay? So juste give them a call, and they’ll start you on the way. Okay?
CALLER: If I had any — well, yeah. Okay.
CALLER: All right. Thanks.
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