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#468 – Planned Parenthood in Pharr, TX

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PHARR, TX 78577-4846

TAPE – 468

(dialing sounds) (ringing 1X)

CLINIC: Thank you for calling Planned Parenthood. (Desiree?). Can I help you?

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

CLINIC: No, ma’am, we don’t.

CALLER: Do you know of anybody that does?

CLINIC: We have a booklet that has a list of, little booklet of places that you can call to, but you need to come in and get it in here.

CALLER: Okay. Well do you know like — I’m just really worried about all this because like I haven’t had my period since like December 21st, and I don’t know what to do because like — well my friend told me — like I’m going to be 14 in March, and she said that they would have to tell my parents that I was getting an abortion. But my boyfriend’s 22. Is he old enough to take care of it and they wouldn’t have to tell anybody about anything?

CLINIC: How old are you?

CALLER: I’ll be 14 in March.

CLINIC: So you’re 13. Far as you doing anything right now, the abortion, you need to let your parents know.

CALLER: But my boyfriend’s 22. Is he old enough to take care of it?

CLINIC: No, because the patient would be you.

CALLER: So they would have to tell my parents?


CALLER: Well, is there any way not to tell my parents, because if they found out I don’t know what they would do.

CLINIC: Um-um.

CALLER: I mean, they would, they would be furious.

CLINIC: You would need to probably call to other places that does that. And you can ask them, see maybe if they go by confidentiality or what.

CALLER: Oh, okay. Well, could I come in there for a pregnancy test though?

CLINIC: Even if you do come in for a pregnancy test, do we need to let your parents know. It would be best if you just call there where they do that. Come and get a booklet where different places you can call to and probably see what they do.


CLINIC: And when is your birthday?

CALLER: March 19, 1988.

CLINIC: Yeah. Call there. See what — come and get by and get a booklet and you can call there, see what they tell you. But as far as coming here, they will let your parents know.

CALLER: Oh. Well, if I wasn’t pregnant could I come in there and get birth control and you wouldn’t have to tell anybody?

CLINIC: It would be better after your birthday.

CALLER: Oh, so like after I’m 14 I could get birth control?



CLINIC: Because 13 we do. 14 we don’t.

CALLER: Oh, okay. All right.


CALLER: Well, if like after I’m 14 and I came in for a birth control, would my boyfriend be able to pick it up? Because I still wouldn’t be able to drive to come get them.

CLINIC: He can come with you, but you need to be here.

CALLER: Oh, okay.


CALLER: All right.

CLINIC: All right. Okay.

CALLER: Thanks.

CLINIC: Um. Bye.

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