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#474 – Planned Parenthood in Abilene, TX

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PO BOX 209

TAPE – 474

(dialing sounds) (ringing 1X)

CLINIC: Planned Parenthood. This is Jason. Can I help you?

CALLER: Hi. Yeah. I was wondering if you guys do abortions there?

CLINIC: No, we do not do those here at this clinic.

CALLER: Really? Do you know of anybody that does?

CLINIC: Dallas or Ft. Worth would be the closest place.

CALLER: Oh, okay. Well, do you know — like well, I’m just really worried because like, well I’m going to be 14 in March, and my friend told me that they would have to tell my parents I’m getting an abortion. But my boyfriend’s 22. Could he just sign whatever it is and they wouldn’t have to tell anybody?

CLINIC: I think you yourself would have to go before an attorney.

CALLER: Well, how much does that cost?

CLINIC: I’m not sure what the cost is on it.

CALLER: Oh. Okay. Well, what would I do with the attorney though?

CLINIC: They just make you sign some papers. It’s just an official red tape process.

CALLER: Okay. But do they always say it’s all right, and they wouldn’t have to tell my parents?

CLINIC: Well, to be honest with you I’m not sure what exactly happens there. You need to contact an attorney.

CALLER: Oh, okay.

CLINIC: And ask them.

CALLER: Well, do you guys do the pregnancy tests there though?

CLINIC: Yes, we will do that for free.

CALLER: Oh, really? But would you have to tell my parents about that?

CLINIC: Oh, no, not with the pregnancy test, no.

CALLER: Oh, okay. Well, but the only thing is, my boyfriend will be the only way I could get there. Would that be all right if he’s there with me?

CLINIC: Yes, of course.

CALLER: Okay. Well, it’s just — I’m wondering because like we were talking about all this, and we didn’t want anyone to know about us, so would you —

CLINIC: Don’t worry.

CALLER: — guys have to ask anything about him?

CLINIC: Well, not about him, no. He’s completely confidential. We’ll have to ask you some questions, but that’s it.

CALLER: Oh, okay. Well, if it ended up that I wasn’t pregnant, could I get birth control there?

CLINIC: Yes, you can.

CALLER: Oh, okay. Well, would you have to tell anybody if I was on birth control though? It’s just I don’t want to have to go through this again.

CLINIC: Actually, I do not know. If you want to come and take a pregnancy test, we can talk about it then though. Okay?

CALLER: All right.


CALLER: Well, is there like a counselor or somebody there that —

CLINIC: There will be someone here you can talk to her, a nurse practitioner.

CALLER: Okay. Okay. Well, what was your name again?

CLINIC: Jason.

CALLER: All right. Okay. Thanks.

CLINIC: Bye bye.


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