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#552 – Planned Parenthood in West Valley, UT

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2107 E. 3500 S.
WEST VALLEY, UT 84119-3441

TAPE – 552

(dialing sounds) (ringing 2X)

RECORDING: Thank you for calling West Valley Planned Parenthood. On President’s Day our clinic will be open between the hours of 8:00 to 12:00 with limited services. These services are morning after pills, pregnancy tests, depo and Lunell (sp) shots, and (unclear). As you know, the Olympics are here. Our clinic hours during the Olympics are Monday through Friday between the hours of 8:00 to 4:00 p.m. and Saturday between the hours of 9:00 to 5:00 p.m. — during the Olympics only. Thank you.

Thank you for calling Planned Parenthood. For information in English please press 5. For information in Espanol — (dial sound) Planned Parenthood West Valley is located at 2107 West 3500 South. You do not need appointments for emergency contraception or the morning after pill, pregnancy tests or HIV tests. If you would like to make an appointment, please press zero. (dial sound)

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CLINIC: Hello. West Valley.

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



CLINIC: Uh-uh. No.

CALLER: Well, do you know of any place that does?

CLINIC: You have to call 521-9192.

CALLER: Oh, okay. Well, do you know — like I’m just worried because my friend told me that since like I’m going to be 14 in March 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 anything?

CLINIC: Nope. That’s not going to work. And actually your boyfriend could get in a lot of problems because you’re not 14 yet.

CALLER: Well, what kind of trouble? What do you mean?

CLINIC: With — let me tell you before you call them, okay? Because I know all the laws and I’m going to help you, okay?


CLINIC: Your boyfriend could get in a lot of problems because you are under 14. If you go in and get an abortion you’re only 13, your boyfriend could get into — does your parents know that you’re dating somebody that old?

CALLER: Well, yeah, but they don’t know we’re having sex. That’s why they can’t find out. I mean, if they found out we were having sex, I don’t know what they would do.

CLINIC: They could press charges and put him in prison.

CALLER: Well, he would go to jail?


CALLER: He would go to jail?


CALLER: They would send him to jail?

CLINIC: It could happen. You’re only 13, and you’re pregnant, and your boyfriend is more than 21 — what 23?

CALLER: He’s 22.

CLINIC: Uh-huh. It could happen.

CALLER: Well, he can’t go to jail. I mean, he’s going to take care of me for the rest of my life. He can’t —

CLINIC: I’m just telling you what I know. I’m not telling you that’s going to happen or not. That’s going to depend on your parents. You’re only, you’re under 13.

CALLER: Well, what can I do?

CLINIC: I don’t know.


CLINIC: I don’t know because I mean, either way you go to — either way you’re going to — because you’re only 13. That’s the whole case.


CLINIC: Okay? If you were — I think I’m not sure what the laws — I know that if you’re a minor, if you’re under 18, one of your parents have to sign for you to get an abortion in the state of Utah, but it has to be with your parents.



CALLER: All right. Well, I’m not really sure if I’m pregnant actually. I just haven’t had my period since like December 21st, and I’m scared.

CLINIC: Uh-huh.

CALLER: Well, is there any —

CLINIC: The whole thing is that you are 13.


CLINIC: So that’s a big deal.

CALLER: Could I come in there for a pregnancy test to see if I was pregnant?

CLINIC: Yeah, but can you hold on? Let me find out something. If you come in here and do a pregnancy test because you’re under 13 we might have to kind of —

CALLER: Well, I’m 13 right now. I’m not under 13.

CLINIC: Right. Do you want to hold on for a second and let me find out?


CLINIC: Okay. Hold on. Hello?


CLINIC: Okay. Yeah. We would have to do the same thing. The only reason because you are 13.

CALLER: Oh, for like a pregnancy test I would have to tell my parents?

CLINIC: No, you wouldn’t have to tell your parents. What we do, we call the DFD.

CALLER: What is that?

CLINIC: That is — I think DFC or — it’s where child protective service. That’s DFS I think it is — child protective service. And what they do, they find out things like your boyfriend, this and that, and all the other things.



CALLER: Well, so I couldn’t go in there for a pregnancy test without my boyfriend getting in trouble?

CLINIC: You don’t have to — we wouldn’t ask you hold old you are.


CLINIC: You’re going to have to fill out a form where you put your date of birth. (talking low) Whatever you put in there is confidential. We don’t ask you.

CALLER: Oh, okay.

CLINIC: If you want, that’s up to you, you know, you have to be older than 14. So we don’t have to tell nobody.


CLINIC: Okay? But you could come in and do a pregnancy test.

CALLER: Okay. Just don’t tell you guys that I’m 14?

CLINIC: I don’t know.

CALLER: Okay. Well, if it turned out that I wasn’t pregnant, could I get birth control there?

CLINIC: But when is your birthday?

CALLER: March 19.


CALLER: March 19, 1988.

CLINIC: Okay. So you’re only about — if you want — yeah. If you are older than 13 like I said, we could give you birth control.

CALLER: Oh, okay. And you wouldn’t have to tell anybody?

CLINIC: Not if you’re older than 14.

CALLER: Oh, okay.

CLINIC: And don’t say nothing about how old your boyfriend is (speaking low).



CALLER: All right.

CLINIC: So I’m just telling you so you know. But if you are 13 at this time, you might want to wait. If you’re not pregnant you might want to wait until you’re 14. Or if you could come in tomorrow if you want.

CALLER: Okay. Well, you’ve been a lot of help. Thanks. Well, if I thought of any other questions could I call and ask you? What’s your name?


CALLER: Oh, okay.


CALLER: All right.

CLINIC: I’m leaving in a few minutes, but tomorrow I’ll be here between 9:00 and 11;00.

CALLER: Oh, okay.


CALLER: All right. Thanks.

CLINIC: Okay. Good bye.


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