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#601 – Planned Parenthood in St Albans, VT

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ST ALBANS, VT 5478-1728

TAPE – 601

(Dialing, phone ringing 2x)

CLINIC: Good morning, Planned Parenthood.

CALLER: Hi. Yeah. I was calling to see if you guys do abortions there.

CLINIC: We don’t do them here. We do a counseling here, and then we would send you to another place. Would you like the number to Burlington or Barre?


CLINIC: Okay. Which one would you like?

CALLER: The one in Burlington.

CLINIC: Burlington? Okay. Let me just find it. Sorry. 863-6326.

CALLER: So I would come in there to get a pregnancy test.

CLINIC: Yeah. Or you could do it there; it’s up to you.

CALLER: Okay. Well, I would just rather go there. My friend told me to go to you guys.

I’m going to be 14 next month, and my friend told me that you guys would have to tell my parents. But my boyfriend’s 22. Is he old enough to take care of it, and you wouldn’t have to tell anybody?

CLINIC: That’s something you would discuss with them for this. We are confidential —

CALLER: Oh, okay.

CLINIC: — and we wouldn’t tell anybody.

CALLER: So if I came in there for a pregnancy test, you wouldn’t have to tell anybody?


CALLER: Oh, okay. How much does it cost for a pregnancy test?

CLINIC: It would probably be at a contribution level for you. It wouldn’t cost anything most likely. It’s a very low amount of money.

CALLER: Well, my boyfriend said that he would pay for everything. But we were talking about all this, and we decided we don’t want a whole bunch of people to know about us. Would he have to sign anything if he’s paying for it all?


CALLER: Oh, okay.

CLINIC: Hold on just one second.


CLINIC: Thanks.


CLINIC: Sorry about that. Hello?

CALLER: I’m here.

CLINIC: So did you want to set up an appointment?

CALLER: Well, I’d have to call my boyfriend to see when he could bring me. What time do you normally —

CLINIC: We’re here Monday through Friday. We have a walk-in every Wednesday between 1 and 4; otherwise just call and set up an appointment.

CALLER: Well, if it turned out that I wasn’t pregnant after the pregnancy test, could I get birth control today?

CLINIC: Absolutely. I can try to get you in today. I don’t know when — are you trying to come in today?


CLINIC: The only thing I have today is — have you missed your period at all?

CALLER: Well, yeah. I haven’t had it since December 26th. That’s the main reason why we’re worried about all this.

CLINIC: And have you taken a home pregnancy test at all?


CLINIC: So let me see. I can tell you, we have an appointment at 3 open.


CLINIC: So do you want to schedule or give me a call back?

CALLER: I’d have to call you back after I talk to him.

CLINIC: Okay. Why don’t you do that?

CALLER: What was your name?


CALLER: Okay. Thanks.

CLINIC: You’re welcome.


CLINIC: Bye bye.