Listen to the Call:
6203 PECAN VALLEY DR.
SAN ANTONIO, TX 78223-3226
TAPE – 451
(dialing sounds) (ringing 1X)
CLINIC: Planned Parenthood. This is Lydia. How may I help you?
CALLER: Hi. Yeah. I was wondering if you guys do abortions there?
CLINIC: We do them at the one on Babcock. I could give you the number to there.
CALLER: Okay. Well, do you know, like I’m just 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. But my boyfriend’s 22. Could he just sign whatever it is and they wouldn’t have to tell anybody?
CLINIC: How old are you?
CALLER: I’ll be 14 in March.
CLINIC: No. Um-um. You’re 13?
CLINIC: And how old is your boyfriend?
CALLER: He’s 22.
CLINIC: 22. No, it doesn’t matter. They will have to — you have to go over there to the clinic. You have to go the clinic and they have to do like your paperwork and stuff, and you have to go to court. You have to go to court and you have to get some papers from court saying that you want to have an abortion and that you don’t want your parents to find out.
CALLER: Oh. Well, how much does it cost to go to court?
CLINIC: That doesn’t cost you a thing.
CALLER: Oh, really?
CLINIC: Um-hum. When you go to that location on Babcock they’re going to give you more information about it. There’s this lady there who’s in charge of that. Her name is Rachel. She’ll be the one be able to tell you more information how about you do, what is it that you do. Even though your boyfriend’s — did you say 22?
CLINIC: It doesn’t matter. He can’t sign for you. It has to be your parents.
CALLER: Oh, okay.
CLINIC: And does your mom know that you’re with him?
CALLER: Well, she knows we’re going out, but she doesn’t know we’re having sex. I mean, if they found out about that I don’t know what they would do.
CLINIC: Yeah. So the best thing for you to do is just call them and make an appointment because before you go to court the court people will have to tell you, you have to make sure that you already went to Planned Parenthood and you already got all your papers ready. The best thing for you to do, call them and make an appointment so you could go.
CALLER: Well, could I come in there for a pregnancy test?
CALLER: Where you’re at?
CALLER: My boyfriend said to go to you guys. It’s just, I’m just really scared because I haven’t had a period since like December 21st, and I don’t know what to do.
CLINIC: Yeah, you could come in and get a pregnancy test if you want and then from there we could just get you an appointment here to make your paperwork, but you have to go over there for the abortion itself.
CALLER: Oh, okay. Well, would you guys have to tell anybody that I was getting a pregnancy test there?
CLINIC: No. Um-um.
CLINIC: The best thing for you to do — that way you could get everything done over there — they’ll probably just be better for you to go over there. That way you could talk to Rachel and she’ll give you the papers so you could go to court.
CALLER: Oh, okay. Well, do you know, like if I — when I get a pregnancy test if it came out that I wasn’t pregnant, could I get birth control though?
CLINIC: Yeah. Um-hum.
CALLER: Well, would anybody have to say anything about me being on birth control?
CLINIC: No. Nobody’s going to say anything.
CALLER: Well, do you know– like if my boyfriend can come with me if they would have to say anything? He was going to pay for everything, so —
CLINIC: Oh, don’t worry about that. Only about the abortion, yeah, you do have to get those court papers.
CALLER: Okay. But they wouldn’t have to say anything about my boyfriend?
CALLER: It’s just we don’t want anyone to know about us. SO.
CLINIC: No, that’s fine.
CALLER: All right.
CLINIC: Okay, bye bye.
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