Listen to the Call:
828 S. 1ST AVE
WALLA WALLA, WA 99362-4003
TAPE – 624
(dialing sound) (ringing 2X)
CLINIC: Good afternoon. Planned Parenthood.
CALLER: Hi. Yeah. I was calling to see if you guys do abortions there?
CLINIC: No, we don’t. The closest place you could get one done would be in the Tri-Cities, and they only do first trimester.
CALLER: Okay. Do you have a number for that?
CLINIC: Uh-huh. It’s 783-2859.
CALLER: Well, do you know — I’m just kind of worried because, well I’m going to be 14 later on this month. But my friend told me that you guys would have to tell my parents. But my boyfriend’s 22.
CALLER: Could he just sign whatever it is and you wouldn’t have to tell anybody?
CLINIC: No. You would actually be responsible for your own self. Your boyfriend couldn’t sign anything for you.
CLINIC: If you wanted to get services through us, you could. We don’t release any information unless you give us permission to.
CALLER: Well, it’s just the thing is, the main reason why I’m worried about all this is I haven’t had my period since like December 26, and I’m just scared.
CLINIC: Yeah. What I would probably do is go ahead and schedule an appointment to at least have a pregnancy test done.
CALLER: Could I come in and do that with you guys?
CLINIC: Well, yeah. Let me — hold on a second, okay?
CALLER: All right.
CLINIC: — schedule an appointment?
CLINIC: Okay. We can go ahead and do that for you. Did you want to come in on Monday, have that done?
CALLER: I would have to call my boyfriend to see. But do you know like if the pregnancy test came out that I wasn’t pregnant, could I get birth control there?
CLINIC: Uh-huh. We could go ahead and schedule an appointment and get you started on birth control. We would go over any birth control methods you were interested in and give you information on that. We would need to schedule an appointment for either to have a full exam or to have us just review your medical history and okay you for birth control. So if you want to check with him, you can do that and then you can just give me a call back and we can go ahead and schedule that.
CALLER: Okay. So what was your name?
CLINIC: Connie. And your options are as far as scheduling an appointment, Monday, Tuesdays or Thursdays.
CLINIC: Okay? So check with him and then give us a call back.
CALLER: Well, if I was getting birth control, could — the thing is, I can’t drive yet. Could my boyfriend pick up the pills?
CLINIC: If you give us permission and you put his name on the form, he can.
CALLER: Okay. And nobody would have to know anything about it?
CLINIC: No, we don’t release information unless you give us permission to.
CALLER: All right.
CALLER: Okay, thanks.
CLINIC: Uh-huh. Bye bye.