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#396 – Planned Parenthood in Eau Claire, WI

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EAU CLAIRE, WI 54703-5996

TAPE – 396

(Dialing, phone ringing 3x)

CLINIC: Planned Parenthood. Can I help you?

CALLER: Hi. Yeah. I was wondering if you guys do abortions there.

CLINIC: No. There’s no place in the Eau Claire that does abortions.

CALLER: Oh. Do you know of anyplace that might though?

CLINIC: The Twin Cities is the closest.

CALLER: Do you have that phone number?

CLINIC: There’s a few places there.

CALLER: All right.

CLINIC: Do you want the ones that just have 800 numbers?


CLINIC: There is Meadowbrook Women’s Clinic, 1-800-721-7708.

CALLER: I’m just really scared. I’ll be 14 in March, and my friend told me that they would have to tell my parents about it. But my boyfriend’s 22. Could he just sign whatever, and you guys wouldn’t have to tell anybody?

CLINIC: No. You have a couple of different options. If you have a brother or a sister that’s over the age of 25, or a grandparent, or I believe an aunt or uncle can give consent.

CALLER: I don’t have anybody.

CLINIC: Or you can get what’s called a judicial bypass.

CALLER: Okay. What is that?

CLINIC: They can help you out with that when you call the clinic.

CALLER: Oh, okay. Do you know how much that cost or anything?

CLINIC: I don’t think that cost anything.

CALLER: Oh, okay.

CLINIC: It’s just you meet with a judge, and he says it’s okay for you to get an abortion without your parents’ consent.

CALLER: Well, does he ever say no?

CLINIC: As far as I know it’s usually pretty easy to get.

CALLER: Oh, okay. All right.

CLINIC: And they can help you out with all that when you call the clinic. You can ask them about judicial bypass.

CALLER: Well, could I come in there for a pregnancy test though?


CALLER: I’m just really worried. I don’t know what to do because my last period was December 14th, and I’m scared.

CLINIC: Okay. Have you done a pregnancy test though?


CLINIC: Okay. We have a full schedule today, but we’re not busy now if you wanted to come in now.

CALLER: Oh. Well, I’d have to call my boyfriend to see if he could bring me.

CLINIC: Or you can just get a test over the counter.

CALLER: Are those usually right?

CLINIC: They’re just exactly the ones we do. So you can just get a test and run it, and you’re going to get an accurate result as long as you follow the directions.

CALLER: Okay. Well, my boyfriend and I talked about it, and we don’t want anybody to know about this. Would you guys have to say anything?

CLINIC: No. It’s all confidential.

CALLER: Well, if it turned out that I wasn’t pregnant, could I come in there and get birth control?

CLINIC: You sure could.

CALLER: Because I just don’t want to have to worry about this again.

CLINIC: Yep, you sure could.

CALLER: Would you guys have to tell anybody I was getting birth control though?

CLINIC: No. It’s completely confidential. We’re actually more confidential than the regular doctor’s office. Because your mom can call the doctor and ask him questions; they can’t call here and ask questions.

CALLER: Oh, okay.

CLINIC: I won’t tell anything about your care here unless I have your written consent.

CALLER: Oh, okay. So you wouldn’t have to tell about my boyfriend either?

CLINIC: (No response).

CALLER: Well, he just doesn’t want anyone to be asking questions, and we don’t want anybody to know at all.

CLINIC: (Pause) As long as we’re doing your care, your care is confidential.

CALLER: All right.

CLINIC: Could you hold on for just a second?



(Call disconnected)

(Dialing, phone did not ring)

RECORDING: You have reached the Planned Parenthood of Wisconsin Auclair (ph) Clinic’s voicemail system. We are either closed or on another line at this time. Our address is 1231 Monaminy (ph) Street. Our phone number is 715-833-2279. Our clinic hours are Monday, 12 to 7; Wednesday —

(Call disconnected)

(Dialing, phone ringing 3x)

CLINIC: Planned Parenthood. Can I help you?

CALLER: Hi. Yeah. I was on hold, and it got disconnected. I don’t know who I was talking to.

CLINIC: Okay. I just need you to hold on for another second.

CALLER: All right.


CLINIC: Okay. Thanks for holding. So you said your boyfriend is 22.


CLINIC: Okay. And you are?

CALLER: I’ll be 14 in March.

CLINIC: So you know that this is illegal.

CALLER: What’s illegal? What do you mean?

CLINIC: For him to be having sex with you at 13.

CALLER: Why? I don’t understand. We’re in love. We’re going to get married.

CLINIC: This is illegal, and it’s reportable to the police.

CALLER: What could happen?

CLINIC: And because you’re under 18, we would have to report it to the police if you came here.

CALLER: Oh. Well, what can I do?

CLINIC: This is not a good relationship for you to be in. If he is 22 and you’re only 13, do you realize he’s an adult and you are still an adolescent?

CALLER: He’s a great guys. He said he was going to take care of me until we’re old and gray.

CLINIC: I guy told me the same thing 10 years ago, and I haven’t seen him, and I have a nine-year-old daughter.

CALLER: Yeah, but he’s a sweetheart. He wouldn’t do that.

CLINIC: Guys will do that. Men will do anything and say anything to have sex with you. They will.

CALLER: But he loves me.

CLINIC: And they will say that too.

CALLER: Well, what can I do?

CLINIC: You can still come here, but we do have to report it.

CALLER: Well, then I can’t come there. I don’t want him to get in trouble and go to jail.

CLINIC: But if he is 22 having sex with a 13-year-old — if you had a 13-year-old daughter, what would you say if she came to you and said I’m having sex with a 22-year-old man?

CALLER: I don’t know.

CLINIC: You would freak out.

CALLER: Well, I don’t know. I mean, if they were in love and happy.

CLINIC: You know in 10 years when you’re 23, you could be in love and happy. But your body is still changing so much that —

CALLER: Well, what should I do then? What can I do?

CLINIC: Well, I can’t tell you what to do. But this is not a relationship that you should be in.


CLINIC: And that is exactly why he doesn’t want you to tell anybody, because he knows that it’s wrong, and he knows that he will go to jail.


CLINIC: That’s why you’re not suppose to tell anybody.

CALLER: Well, he said he just didn’t want me to get in trouble because —

CLINIC: No. He doesn’t want himself to get in trouble. You won’t get in trouble.

CALLER: I won’t? Well, if my parents found out, I’d get in big trouble.

CLINIC: Well, he doesn’t want to get in trouble, and he doesn’t want to go to jail. That’s why he told you not to tell anybody? He knows that it’s wrong, and he knows that this is something he shouldn’t be doing.

CALLER: Well, I can’t — I don’t know who to talk to. I don’t know what to do then. I mean, if he wasn’t there for me, I don’t — there’s nobody.

CLINIC: At 13 it’s so easy to think that. And I remember thinking exactly the same thing. It doesn’t seem like it, but you do have people that are there for you.

CALLER: Well, what can I do about all of this? What can I do? I don’t know what to do.

CLINIC: First of all we need to make sure that you’re not pregnant.

CALLER: But if I come in there, you have to send my boyfriend to jail?

CLINIC: Right.

CALLER: So where can I go then? Is there anyplace that I can go?

CLINIC: You can buy an over-the-counter test if you don’t want to come in here.


CLINIC: But you really should come in here and get on protection, and probably get some tests done to make sure that he hasn’t given you any diseases.

CALLER: Would you tell?

CLINIC: Yes, we would report that he was having sex with you. Under law we have to because you’re under 18.

CALLER: Okay. So you just want me to come in there and have my boyfriend go to jail, and I’ll never see him ever again. I mean, I don’t want to come in if my boyfriend’s going to be sent to jail.

CLINIC: Well, this behavior he is having is wrong. This is a relationship that should not happen.

CALLER: But we’re in love.

CLINIC: You know, it might sound like it’s coming from an old adult that doesn’t know anything, but you don’t know what love is yet. It might feel like it. And I know at 13 you think everything is wonderful and you’re going to live happily ever after — at 18 I still thought that. And he told me he was going to take care of me forever, and we were going to live happily ever after. Got me in bed, left and never came back.

CALLER: But he wouldn’t do that.

CLINIC: You don’t know that.

CALLER: Yeah, I do. I mean, well — what can I do? I don’t know what to do. Is there anything I can do?

CLINIC: Well, what I think you should do and what you think you should do are two different things.

CALLER: What do you think I should do?

CLINIC: I think you should get a pregnancy test and make sure you’re not pregnant. And you need to end the relationship. Even if you don’t come in here and we don’t report it, you still need to end the relationship. Because this is wrong for him to be doing this. There’s got to be something wrong in his mind for him —

CALLER: Well, if it ended up that I wasn’t pregnant, could I come in and get birth control so that I wouldn’t have to worry about this anymore?

CLINIC: You could. But if you tell us about him, he still has to be reported for having sex with somebody under 16.

CALLER: But if I don’t tell you, it will be okay?

CLINIC: Well, you need to be open and honest with your caregivers. You need to tell them everything so that they know the best way to help you.

CALLER: Okay. All right. Well, I don’t know what to do now. But could I call and ask you if I had any other questions?

CLINIC: You sure can.

CALLER: What was your name?

CLINIC: My name is Nickie (sp).

CALLER: All right.

CLINIC: And you can call me anytime I’m here.



CALLER: When are you normally there?

CLINIC: Whenever the clinic’s open I’m here. So Monday, Wednesday, Thursday or Friday. Okay?

CALLER: All right. Thank you.

CLINIC: You bet. Bye.