Listen to the Call:
1111 W. AIRPORT FWY # 207
IRVING, TX 75062-6205
TAPE – 427
(dialing sounds) (ringing 1X)
CLINIC: Irving Planned Parenthood. This is Christine. How may I help you?
CALLER: Hi. Yeah. I was wondering if you guys do abortions there?
CLINIC: Not at this clinic. I can give you the number. There’s one in Dallas and one in Ft. Worth that does.
CLINIC: Which one did you want?
CALLER: The one in Dallas.
CLINIC: It’s 214-373-1868.
CALLER: Okay. Well, do you know like — I’m just worried because like I’m going to be 14 in March, and my friend said that they would have to tell my parents I’m getting an abortion. But my boyfriend’s 22. Could he just take care of that and they wouldn’t have to tell anybody?
CLINIC: Oh, no, they would have to know.
CALLER: Oh, really?
CLINIC: Your parents would have to know. Yes, ma’am.
CALLER: Is there any way not to tell them, because I can’t tell them at all. I don’t know what they would do if they found out.
CLINIC: No, because it’s a state regulation that anyone 18 or younger that wants to get the procedure done — that’s just state law.
CALLER: Really? There’s no way not to tell them at all?
CLINIC: There’s no way of getting around that.
CALLER: Well, I’m just worried because I haven’t had my period since December 21st.
CLINIC: Have you taken a pregnancy test?
CALLER: Well, no.
CALLER: Could I come in there for that?
CLINIC: Yes, ma’am. It’s $15 for students.
CALLER: Well, is it all right if my boyfriend’s there with me?
CLINIC: Yeah, but he can’t come back when we do the pregnancy test.
CALLER: Oh, okay, but it’s okay if he brings me and it’s —
CLINIC: Yeah, that’s fine.
CALLER: Okay. It’s just, I just don’t want anybody to know about us. So would you guys be asking a lot of questions about him or anything?
CLINIC: About what?
CALLER: That he’s my boyfriend and —
CLINIC: Oh, no. All we do when you come in, we’ll have you sign in, you fill out the information for the pregnancy test, and we’ll bring you back and run the test. That’s all.
CALLER: Oh, okay. Well, would you guys have to tell my parents that I’m there for a pregnancy test?
CLINIC: Not for that, no.
CALLER: Oh, well, if it turned out that I wasn’t pregnant could I get birth control?
CALLER: Well, would you have to tell my parents I was on birth control though?
CLINIC: No, ma’am. If you come in and the test is negative, we will have to do an annual examination before we can put you on birth control.
CALLER: How long does that take?
CLINIC: That’s going to take about 30 minutes to an hour.
CLINIC: And the exam is $40.
CALLER: Oh, okay. Well, my boyfriend said he would pay for everything. So.
CLINIC: Okay. And then the birth control pills, if you wanted to get on birth control pills, are $12 a month for a student. You have to have your student ID or like grades or something like that.
CALLER: Oh. Well, what if I don’t have like an ID? I’m homeschooled.
CLINIC: Then bring grades or something.
CLINIC: If you wanted to get on the injection, the injection is $58 every three months for a student.
CALLER: Oh, okay.
CALLER: All right. Well —
CLINIC: For the pregnancy test you can come in any time, but if you want to get — if it’s negative then we’ll have to schedule you an appointment to come in probably at a different day.
CALLER: Oh, okay. All right. Thanks.
CLINIC: Uh-huh. Bye.
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