Listen to the Call:
426 W. MAIN ST
WAUKESHA, WI 53186-4636
TAPE – 198
(dialing sound) (ringing 10X)
CLINIC: Planned Parenthood.
CALLER: Hi. I was wondering if you guys do abortions there?
CLINIC: No, we don’t. We can recommend you to go to the one in Jackson Street.
CLINIC: But you need to schedule an appointment with them. Would you like their number so you can schedule an appointment with them.
CLINIC: Okay. Can I put you on hold?
CLINIC: Okay, thanks. (pause) Ma’am?
CLINIC: Okay. You need to call the one on Jackson Street, and their phone number is 414-276-8777.
CALLER: Okay. Well, do you know, like — well my friend actually told me to call you guys, so I was wanting to — but do you guys do like pregnancy tests there?
CLINIC: Yes, we do. It’s on a walk-in basis so you’re welcome to come in and get a pregnancy test to see if you are positive.
CALLER: Okay. Well, do you have to be a specific age for that? Like I’ll be 14 in March.
CLINIC: Okay. No.
CALLER: Okay. Do you guys have to tell my parents about that or anything?
CLINIC: No. Everything is confidential here.
CALLER: Okay, because I can’t tell my parents at all because, well it’s just my boyfriend is 22 and we’re going to get married and everything, but my parents hate him because they think he’s too old. So. They can’t find out at all.
CLINIC: Okay. No, they won’t find out anything. It’s everything between confidential. It’s just between you and us, so no one else needs to know. I mean, we won’t tell anyone.
CALLER: Okay. Do my parents have to say it’s okay for me to get an abortion?
CLINIC: I believe you’re going to have to go tot he courthouse and then waiver that.
CALLER: Oh. What do I do for that?
CLINIC: Okay. First of all, we need to have, make sure that you are pregnant. So you would have to come in here and make sure that you, that we test you. And then once that is done you can go to the courthouse or we’ll let you know what you have to do in order to do that.
CALLER: Do I need like a lawyer for that or anything?
CLINIC: I don’t believe so, no.
CALLER: Oh, okay.
CALLER: Well, like is it all right if — like, well if I wasn’t pregnant do you guys do birth control there?
CLINIC: Yes, we do.
CALLER: Okay, and you wouldn’t have to tell anybody about that either?
CALLER: Well, is it okay if I call you guys back and like I have to talk to my boyfriend and see if he has any other questions. But could I talk to you?
CLINIC: Sure. You can talk to us. But like I said, if you’re here for a pregnancy test it’s on a walk-in basis so you can come in any time. If you want to schedule to be put on birth control after we’re done testing you for the pregnancy you can schedule an appointment with us so we can definitely — you can get birth control pills.
CALLER: Okay. Well, you’re so nice. Is it okay if I ask you like — if I had any other questions?
CLINIC: Sure. My name is Josie.
CLINIC: Thank you.