Listen to the Call:
PO BOX 1121
FRIDAY HARBOR, WA 98250-1121
TAPE – 596
(dialing sounds) (ringing 2X)
CLINIC: Cayman Island Planned Parenthood. This is Cheryl.
CALLER: Hi. Yeah. I was calling to see — well, do you guys do abortions there?
CLINIC: Not here.
CLINIC: No. We refer out to places on the mainland.
CLINIC: Okay? What kind of information did you need? Did you need to come in and get any testing done, and for conformation?
CALLER: Well, I was just wondering if I could ask some questions really, like I’m just worried about all this because — well I’ll be 14 next month, and my friend told me that they would have to tell my parents 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?
CLINIC: We have completely confidential means on taking care of that.
CLINIC: And we also have programs that would cover the cost.
CLINIC: Especially because of your age.
CALLER: Well, my boyfriend said that he would pay for everything, so.
CLINIC: Well, that’s very good. That’s very nice. (laughs) So we wouldn’t have to worry about that. Do you need to come in and get a confirmation though by getting a pregnancy test?
CALLER: Well, I just — I don’t know what I really need, but I just am worried because I haven’t had my period since like December 26, and I’m scared.
CLINIC: Understandably so. Are you able to come in today and do that pregnancy test?
CALLER: Well, what are your hours today?
CLINIC: We’re open until 5:00.
CLINIC: Otherwise, Jean is here Monday from 10 until 2:00 and she’d be able to do that for you then.
CLINIC: It’s pretty much whatever will work better for you.
CALLER: Well, I would want my boyfriend to come with me. Would that be all right?
CLINIC: That is perfectly fine. He is more than welcome.
CLINIC: So if you wanted to come in today and have that test done, that would be great. If not, Monday from 10:00 to 2:00 Jean would be more than happy to see you.
CALLER: Okay. Well, if it turned out that I wasn’t pregnant, could I come there for birth control?
CLINIC: You sure could, and everything would be taken care of, or your boyfriend would be more than — it would be more than nice for him to help. (laughs) But we do have programs if you needed some assistance. But we do the birth control pills plus the shots once a month or once every three months.
CALLER: Well, would he be able to pick up the pills for me if —
CLINIC: Certainly. I would just have to have you sign a piece of paper that has his name on it that authorizes him to pick the pills up for you.
CALLER: Okay. So that way my parents — well, you wouldn’t have to tell my parents about birth control?
CLINIC: Not at all. We would put an alert in the computer that you are not to be contacted at all.
CLINIC: So it’s pretty much you come here or he comes here, and that’s it.
CALLER: So nobody would have to know about any of this?
CLINIC: Nobody at all.
CALLER: Oh. All right.
CLINIC: It’s completely confidential.
CLINIC: We strive for that, because we understand. We’ve been there too.
CALLER: All right.
CLINIC: So if you can get here before 5:00, if you get here a little before that would be great so that we — because we have a little bit of paperwork to do.
CLINIC: But if not, Monday 10 to 2:00 Jean is here, and just wander on in. Do you know where we are?
CALLER: Well, yeah. My boyfriend does.
CLINIC: Okay, good.
CALLER: All right. Thank you.
CLINIC: You’re very welcome.
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