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#665 – Planned Parenthood in Wisconsin Rapids, WI

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TAPE – 665

(Dialing, phone ringing 1x)

CLINIC: Thank you for calling Planned Parenthood. This is Nancy. May I help you?

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

CLINIC: No, we don’t.

CALLER: Oh. Okay. Well, do you know of anybody that does?

CLINIC: The Appleton Planned Parenthood and Milwaukee.

CALLER: Do you have that phone number for the one in Appleton?

CLINIC: Yeah. Hold on. 920-731-9534.

CALLER: Okay. The main problem I have is I’m going to be 14 later on this month, and my friend said that they would have to tell my parents. But my boyfriend’s 22. Could he just sign whatever it is, and they wouldn’t have to tell anybody?

CLINIC: You better call them and find that out.

CALLER: Oh. All right.


CALLER: Well, could I come in there for a pregnancy test just to make sure I am pregnant?

CLINIC: When was the last time you had a period?

CALLER: It was January 3rd.

CLINIC: January 3rd.


CLINIC: Okay. So you missed a whole period.


CLINIC: Are you a patient of ours?


CLINIC: Okay. You’ll need to come in and fill out some paperwork. And there is a charge for that.

CALLER: Well, my boyfriend said that he would take care of everything. So is that all right if he was there with me?

CLINIC: Um-hmm. Okay. Did you want to come in today?

CALLER: I don’t know. I’d have to talk to him and see what time he can bring me.

CLINIC: Well, figure it out. We’re open Monday and Thursdays. And you would need to be here pretty soon if you’re coming in today, or you can come in Thursday. Did you do an over-the-counter pregnancy test?

CALLER: No. I didn’t know that those were right.

CLINIC: That’s pretty much the same thing we use —

CALLER: Oh, okay.

CLINIC: — with a urine sample.

CALLER: Oh. Well, I would just really feel better if I had you guys do it. But if it ended up that I wasn’t pregnant, could I get birth control there?

CLINIC: Um-hmm.

CALLER: Well, would you have to tell anybody if I was getting birth control pills?

CLINIC: No. No, you can consent for your own treatment here.

CALLER: You don’t know if I have to tell them about an abortion though?

CLINIC: I’m sorry, what?

CALLER: You don’t know if I have to —

CLINIC: I think you do need consent for that.

CALLER: Well, do you know if there’s any way around that?

CLINIC: You need to call them and ask them.

CALLER: Okay. So I could come in there for a pregnancy test and maybe birth control.

CLINIC: Yeah. And call me back when you can figure out when you can come in, and I’ll schedule you an appointment.

CALLER: All right.

CLINIC: Okay. Thank you.