Listen to the Call:
102 COURT ST
MIDDLEBURY, VT 5753-1455
TAPE – 638
(dialing sound) (ringing 2X)
CLINIC: Planned Parenthood. This is Patty.
CALLER: Hi. Yeah. I was calling to see if you guys do abortions there?
CLINIC: No, we don’t. It’s Rutland or Barre or Burlington. I don’t know where you’re closest to.
CALLER: Could I have the one for Barre, I guess?
CLINIC: Barre? Hold on. That number is 476-6696.
CALLER: Okay. Do you know — I’m just kind of worried because my friend told me that they would have to tell my parents. But it’s cause —
CALLER: — like I’m going to be 14 later on this month. And she said that they would have to tell my parents since I’m so young. But my boyfriend’s 22. Could he just sign whatever it is and they wouldn’t have to tell anybody?
CLINIC: I don’t think — as far as I know they don’t tell your parents.
CALLER: Well, do they tell anybody besides my parents?
CLINIC: I don’t know why they would.
CALLER: Oh, okay. You just made it sound like they won’t tell your parents, but okay.
CLINIC: No. You know, they don’t — you know. You don’t have to have your parents’ consent if that’s what you’re — you don’t have to have signed consent form or anything.
CALLER: It’s just me and my boyfriend were talking about all this and we don’t want a whole bunch of people to know about us. But if we went in there and — he said he would pay for everything and take care of it all, but if he was paying for it would he have to sign anything?
CALLER: Really? Okay. Well, could I come in to where you’re at and get a pregnancy test though? It’s just, the main reason is because I haven’t had my period since like January 3, and that’s why we’re scared about all this.
CLINIC: Yes. That puts you really close to being over.
CLINIC: You can have it done up to 12 weeks.
CLINIC: So you should probably come in and have a test done. You haven’t done one yet?
CALLER: Well, no.
CLINIC: Okay. Yeah, you can come in and do it today if you want.
CALLER: Okay. Well, if it turned out that I wasn’t pregnant, could I get birth control today?
CLINIC: I couldn’t do it today but I could do it — see what the schedule’s like — we could do it tomorrow.
CALLER: Okay. Just come in for the pregnancy test tomorrow then?
CLINIC: Well, you can either come in today and we can make an appointment for tomorrow, or you can do both tomorrow. I guess it doesn’t matter.
CLINIC: Did you want to just do it both tomorrow?
CALLER: That would probably be better.
CALLER: But I’d really have to call my boyfriend to see, but I think that would be better.
CALLER: But if I was on birth control, would I have to tell, would you guys have to tell anybody?
CLINIC: Do you want to do it at 9:00?
CALLER: Well, I’d have to call him to see but I’m pretty sure. Let me call him and call you back. What was your name again?
CLINIC: My name’s Heidi.
CLINIC: All right.
CLINIC: Yep. Bye bye.