Listen to the Call:
549 HIGH AVE. # A
OSHKOSH, WI 54901-4710
TAPE – 395
(Dialing, phone ringing 2x)
CLINIC: Hello, Planned Parenthood. This is Jamie. Can I help you?
CALLER: Hi. Yeah. I was wondering if you guys do abortions there.
CLINIC: No, we don’t. But I can give you a number.
CALLER: All right.
CLINIC: Okay. That would be 920-731-9534.
CALLER: Where is that?
CLINIC: That is Appleton North.
CALLER: Oh, okay.
CLINIC: So if you call them, they will help you, okay?
CALLER: Well, could I ask a quick question? I’m just really scared because my friend told me that — I’ll be 14 in March, and she said that they would have to tell my parents I’m getting an abortion. But my boyfriend’s 22. Could he just sign whatever, and then you guys wouldn’t have to tell anybody?
CLINIC: We are suppose to have confidentiality. And I’m not sure on the age limit on that. But you call the girls up there in Appleton, and they know everything about that. So they can help you with that. I don’t want to give you any false information. But that’s what they do up there. They handle it. They know everything about it, and they can answer all your questions.
CALLER: Well, could I come in there for a pregnancy test though?
CLINIC: You could do that, yeah.
CLINIC: It’s kind of expensive. Have you tried an at-home?
CALLER: No. I just didn’t know if they were right. I would really rather to come in there where you guys are at and know for sure.
CLINIC: Okay. The store-bought ones are very effective. I just want you to know that because the prices are fairly expensive.
CALLER: Well, my boyfriend said he would take care of everything.
CLINIC: It’s probably like $30 for a pregnancy test, just so you know. But if you really want to do that, you can do that.
CALLER: Okay. Well, I would really like my boyfriend to be there with me. Would that be all right?
CLINIC: For your pregnancy test?
CLINIC: It’s just a urine test. And they usually don’t have them go in the room or anything.
CALLER: Oh, okay. But is it okay if he’s out in the waiting room with me?
CLINIC: Oh, yeah. Yeah.
CALLER: Well, if it turned out that I wasn’t pregnant, do you guys do birth control there?
CLINIC: Yes, we do.
CALLER: Would you have to tell anybody I was on birth control though?
CLINIC: I don’t think so. I don’t think so. Just hold on a second.
CALLER: All right.
CLINIC: Okay. This is what I think you should try, okay?
CLINIC: I think you should try a test from the store. And if that’s not good, you come in here — how long has it been?
CALLER: Well, my last period was like December 14th.
CLINIC: Okay. I’ll tell you what. Call the Appleton Clinic, talk to one of them, and they’ll tell you what to do. If you need to come in here today, we really need you to get in here by noon, okay?
CLINIC: So you talk to them first and see what they say.
CALLER: But would it be all right if my boyfriend came with me today? Because I wouldn’t have any other way to get there. I can’t drive.
CLINIC: Right. Yeah. No, that’s not a problem. They just don’t let them in the exam rooms, that’s all.
CALLER: But no one would say anything about him?
CALLER: Because we just talked about it, and we decided that we didn’t want anyone to know about anything.
CALLER: So you sure you wouldn’t tell anybody —
CLINIC: No, no. We can’t. But you need to call the Appleton Clinic first because you have time issues and you have other things going on there. So you call them first, okay?
CLINIC: All right. I’ll talk to you later.
CALLER: Okay. Thanks.
CLINIC: Bye bye.