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#617 – Lakewood Planned Parenthood in Tacoma, WA

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LAKEWOOD PLANNED PARENTHOOD
10510 GRAVELLY LAKE DR. # 214
TACOMA, WA 98499-5038
253-582-4144

TAPE – 617

(Dialing, phone ringing 1x)

RECORDING: Thank you for calling the Lakewood Planned Parenthood Clinic. Please listen to all of the following options before making your selection. Our options include reported messages for hours, directions and after-hour emergencies. You can press zero at anytime to speak to a staff person (dial button pressed).

Please hold for an operator.

(Phone ringing 1x)

CLINIC: Good morning, Planned Parenthood. This is Beth.

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

CLINIC: At our Tacoma Clinic. And that number is 779-3900.

CALLER: Okay. I’m just worried. I’m going to be 14 this 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 guys wouldn’t have to tell anybody?

CLINIC: Well, 22 is a little bit too old for a 14-year-old.

CALLER: What do you mean?

CLINIC: It’s against the law.

CALLER: Why?

CLINIC: Because he’s an adult and you’re a minor.

CALLER: So would he get in trouble?

CLINIC: Yes.

CALLER: Well, what kind of trouble?

CLINIC: Well, like I said, it’s against the law for that.

CALLER: Well, what could happen?

CLINIC: Well, I don’t know what would happen. He could be charged.

CALLER: For what?

CLINIC: Because you’re under age. You’re a child in the eyes of the court.

CALLER: I’ll be 14.

CLINIC: (Chuckles) You’re still a child in the eyes of the court. That’s how that is, and it would be against the law.

CALLER: Well, what can I do?

CLINIC: Well, you need to —

CALLER: I mean, I don’t want him to get in trouble.

CLINIC: Well, he should be.

CALLER: Why?

CLINIC: Because he should be. Anyway, what you need to do is find out first — do you know if you’re pregnant?

CALLER: Well, not really. I just haven’t had my period since December 26th, and I’m just scared.

CLINIC: Well, what you need to do is come in for a pregnancy test first.

CALLER: But if I come in you would get my boyfriend in trouble?

CLINIC: I didn’t say that. I’m just telling you what could be repercussions of all this.

CALLER: Oh.

CLINIC: We’re giving pregnancy tests — you won’t be able to do it until Tuesday, Tuesday at 10:30 to 12:30 in the morning.

CALLER: Well, how much does it cost for that?

CLINIC: There’s no charge.

CALLER: Oh. But would you have to tell anybody if I was there for that?

CLINIC: No.

CALLER: Oh, all right. Well, if I got the pregnancy test and I wasn’t pregnant, could I get birth control there?

CLINIC: Yes, you can.

CALLER: But would you have to tell anybody about that?

CLINIC: No.

CALLER: Oh, okay. My parents can’t find out at all. They know me and my boyfriend —

CLINIC: He is an adult and you are a minor. Like I said, it’s against the law.

CALLER: Well, would you have to tell my parents?

CLINIC: No. I’m telling you.

CALLER: What should I do then?

CLINIC: Well, I can’t tell you what to do. I would recommend that you come in for a pregnancy test if you’re concerned about being pregnant.

CALLER: But would anyone get in trouble if I was there though?

CLINIC: No.

CALLER: All right. Okay. But if it turned out that I wasn’t pregnant I could get birth control and nobody would have to know anything?

CLINIC: That’s correct.

CALLER: All right.

CLINIC: Okay?

CALLER: Do you think it’s possible that I’m not pregnant though?

CLINIC: Well, I have no idea. I’d have to have you tested first.

CALLER: Oh, all right.

CLINIC: So if you can try to come in next week we’ll give you a free pregnancy test, and we’ll go from there and see what happens.

CALLER: Okay.

CLINIC: All righty.

CALLER: Thanks.

CLINIC: Bye bye.

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#616 – Planned Parenthood in Tacoma, WA

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PLANNED PARENTHOOD
813 MARTIN LUTHER KING JR. WAY
TACOMA, WA 98405-4147
253-779-3900

TAPE – 616

(Dialing, phone ringing 1x)

RECORDING: Thank you for calling Tacoma Planned Parenthood. Please listen to all the following options before making your selection. Our options include recorded messages for hours, directions, pregnancy testing and emergency contraception, and after-hour emergencies. You may press zero at anytime to speak to a staff person (dial button pressed).

Please hold for an operator.

(Phone ringing 1x)

CLINIC: Tacoma Planned Parenthood. This is Allison.

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

CLINIC: Yes, we do. Could I put you on hold for just a second?

CALLER: All right.

(Pause)

(Call disconnected)

(Dialing, phone ringing 1x)

RECORDING: Message partly repeated (dial button pressed).

Please hold for the operator.

(Phone ringing 1x)

CLINIC: Tacoma Planned Parenthood. This is Allison.

CALLER: Hi. Yeah. I was just on hold, and I had to hang up real quick because my friend’s mom came in.

CLINIC: Okay. We only do procedures on Tuesdays. Does that work for you?

CALLER: I was actually wondering if I could ask you a quick question.

CLINIC: Oh, yeah.

CALLER: I’m going to be 14 later on this month, and my friend told me that you guys would have to tell my parents.

CLINIC: No.

CALLER: But my boyfriend’s 22. Could he just sign whatever it is, and you wouldn’t have to tell anybody?

CLINIC: Can you hold just for a minute?

CALLER: All right.

(Pause)

CLINIC: Thanks for holding. No, he can’t sign for you. But since you are pregnant you’re emancipated. So you can sign for the procedure yourself.

CALLER: Oh, okay. Well, I wasn’t really sure if I was pregnant. I just haven’t had my period since December 26th, and I’m just really worried.

CLINIC: Is there any way that you could come in for a test?

CALLER: Yeah. When?

CLINIC: Well, is there any way that you could come in today? Are you busy, are you at school?

CALLER: Well, what time today?

CLINIC: Well, we do pregnancy testing between 12 and 2. And if you want to come in some time — just let me know a good time for you. That would be great if you could.

CALLER: Okay. Well, I would have to call my boyfriend to see. But how much does the pregnancy —

CLINIC: It doesn’t cost anything.

CALLER: How much does an abortion cost?

CLINIC: It’s based on your monthly income. And since you’re not working what I would do is give you some paperwork to fill out for the state of Washington so that they can pay for it.

CALLER: Well, would they have to tell my parents though?

CLINIC: No. Your parents would not know.

CALLER: Oh, okay.

CLINIC: So if you think you could come during those hours today; if not, at anytime do you think you might be able to come in?

CALLER: Well, yeah. I’d have to call him though. But we were talking about all this, and we decided we don’t want a whole bunch of people to know about us. But he said he was going to pay for everything. If he was paying though, would he have to sign anything?

CLINIC: No.

CALLER: Oh, okay. All right. If it ended up that I wasn’t pregnant, do you guys do birth control there too?

CLINIC: Yes, we do.

CALLER: Oh, okay. Would anybody have to know about birth control though?

CLINIC: No, based on confidentiality.

CALLER: All right. So if he could bring me in before 2:00 that would be best?

CLINIC: Yes, it would be. And if not, just give us — can I have your name so I can just let the people up front know. If you can’t come by 2 — we close at 4. If there’s any way that you could come in anytime before then would be great.

CALLER: Okay.

CLINIC: What’s your name?

CALLER: My name is Lisa.

CLINIC: Lisa?

CALLER: Yeah.

CLINIC: Okay. Thanks, Lisa.

CALLER: No problem.

CLINIC: Okay. Bye bye.

CALLER: And you are Allison?

(Call disconnected)

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