Listen to the Call:
817 FRANKLIN ST
JOHNSTOWN, PA 15901-2825
TAPE – 125
(dialing sounds) (ringing 5X)
CLINIC: Planned Parenthood. Can I help you?
CALLER: Yeah. I was wondering if you guys do abortions there?
CLINIC: No, we do not.
CALLER: Do you know anywhere that would?
CLINIC: Yeah. We have — if you come in and have a positive pregnancy test we give you a list of places to go.
CLINIC: And there’s a place in Pittsburgh that’s like — we’re an affiliate of that place.
CLINIC: But we don’t do them here.
CALLER: Okay. Well, like my friend told me that you guys have to tell my parents before I can have an abortion. Is that true?
CALLER: No? Okay. Because like my parents can’t find out at all because, well the problem is like my boyfriend’s 22, and we’re going to get married and move out, but they hate him because they think that he’s too old for me, so.
CLINIC: How old are you?
CALLER: I’ll be 14 in March.
CLINIC: (silence) The best I can do right now is if you want to come in and have a pregnancy test we can do that here.
CALLER: Okay. They wouldn’t have to tell anybody?
CALLER: Okay. Well, what if like I wasn’t pregnant. Do you guys do birth control there?
CLINIC: We sure do.
CALLER: And you wouldn’t have to tell anybody about that either?
CALLER: Okay. Like, well the main reason why I’m worried about it is because my last period was like the first week in December, so I’m just — I don’t know what to do.
CLINIC: Do you want to come in today for a test?
CALLER: Well, I can’t come in today. I have to get my boyfriend to bring me and he’s at work.
CLINIC: What time does he get off work?
CALLER: He gets off at 5:00.
CLINIC: We’re here until 6:00. Can you be here at 5:30?
CALLER: Well, I’d have to see, but I think so, maybe.
CLINIC: Okay. Try to get here at 5:30.
CALLER: All right. Is it all right if like I think of any more questions to call you back?
CLINIC: Yeah. What you need to do is pee in a cup though and bring it in with you.
CALLER: All right.
CLINIC: First of December. Even if you don’t bring it, you’ll probably be able to pee in a cup here because it would have been long enough. Our test should pick it up.
CLINIC: All righty?
CALLER: Okay. And you guys like wouldn’t have to tell anybody, right?
CALLER: Okay. So it’s all right if like my boyfriend brings me and everything?
CLINIC: Be here for 5:30, no later, because we leave at 6:00.
CLINIC: All right?
CALLER: Okay. So is it all right if I call you back and ask you any more questions if I have any?
CALLER: Okay. What was your name?
CALLER: Okay. Thanks.
CLINIC: Bye bye.
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