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#731 – Planned Parenthood in Shelton, CT

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PLANNED PARENTHOOD
415 HOWE AVE # 22
SHELTON, CT 6484-3174
203-924-7756

TAPE – 731

(Dialing, phone ringing)

CLINIC: Planned Parenthood (male voice).

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

CLINIC: No, we don’t. Our New Haven facility does.

CALLER: The where?

CLINIC: New Haven.

CALLER: Do you have the number for that?

CLINIC: 637-3131.

CALLER: 3131?

CLINIC: Um-hmm.

CALLER: Okay. Well, I was actually wondering if — the thing 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. Is he old enough to take care of it, and you wouldn’t have to tell anybody?

CLINIC: I really don’t know that. You have to ask them that. But I think they do have to tell.

CALLER: They don’t tell?

CLINIC: They do have to tell because you’re 14.

CALLER: Oh. Okay.

CLINIC: Okay?

CALLER: Do you know if I could come in where you’re at and get a pregnancy test though?

CLINIC: Yeah. Have you done one at home yet?

CALLER: Well, no. I didn’t know that the ones that you take at home were normally right.

CLINIC: Yeah. When can you come in?

CALLER: Well, when do you guys normally do it?

CLINIC: Can you come in today?

CALLER: Well, I’d have to call my boyfriend and see. But what are your hours today?

CLINIC: You have to get here before 3:00.

CALLER: 3:00? Do you do them any other day?

CLINIC: Yeah. We do them tomorrow. We’re here from 12 to 6 tomorrow.

CALLER: Okay. But would anybody have to know if I was getting a pregnancy test?

CLINIC: No.

CALLER: Oh, okay.

CLINIC: Okay?

CALLER: Well, how much does it cost for that?

CLINIC: There’s no charge.

CALLER: Okay.

CLINIC: Okay?

CALLER: Well, if it ended up that I wasn’t pregnant, could I get birth control there?

CLINIC: Yeah, but not the same day. You have to make an appointment when you leave.

CALLER: Oh, okay. Well, would anybody have to know if I was on birth control though?

CLINIC: No.

CALLER: Okay. It’s just, me and my boyfriend don’t want to have to worry about all this anymore.

CLINIC: Okay.

CALLER: So let me call him and call you back. What was your name?

CLINIC: Jody, J-o-d-y.

CALLER: Okay. Thank you.

CLINIC: Okay. Bye bye.

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#734 – Medical Options in Danbury, CT

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MEDICAL OPTIONS
135 MAIN ST.
DANBURY, CT 6813
203-743-5064

TAPE – 734

(Dialing, phone ringing)

CLINIC: Good afternoon, Medical Options. This is Karen. How may I help you?

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

CLINIC: Uh-huh.

CALLER: Okay. Do you know how much it cost for that?

CLINIC: Six hundred dollars.

CALLER: Okay. The thing is, I’m going to be 14 later on this month. And my friend told me that you guys would have to tell my parents. But my boyfriend’s 22. Is he old enough to take care of everything, and you won’t have to tell anybody?

CLINIC: You would have to sign minor consent forms. And we would need to put down a parent as an emergency phone number. We wouldn’t need parental consent. Let me just check on that. Hold on.

(Short pause)

CLINIC: Yes, that’s right.

CALLER: Okay.

CLINIC: So did you want to make an appointment?

CALLER: I just was wanting to ask a few more questions. Me and my boyfriend were talking about all this. And he said that he would pay cash for everything, but he didn’t want to sign anything. If he was paying for it all, would he have to sign any papers or fill out any forms?

CLINIC: Hold for a second.

CALLER: All right.

(Pause)

CLINIC: Hello?

CALLER: Yeah.

CLINIC: Okay. What was your question?

CALLER: I was wondering if my boyfriend had to sign anything if he was paying for everything.

CLINIC: He only has to sign anything if he wants to go with you for the termination into the procedure room.

CALLER: Oh. So he could just stay in the lobby, and he wouldn’t have to sign anything?

CLINIC: Right.

CALLER: Okay. Do you guys do a pregnancy test beforehand just to make sure?

CLINIC: Yes, and an ultra sound.

CALLER: It’s just I haven’t had a pregnancy test. I haven’t had my period since January 3rd. We’re just really scared about all this.

CLINIC: Since January 7th?

CALLER: 3rd.

CLINIC: January 3rd. Do you get regular periods every month?

CALLER: Well, usually. Sometimes I’m like a week late or so but never this long.

CLINIC: If you want, you can come and take a pregnancy test here with us or you can go to a supermarket and get one. You can take a home pregnancy test. And if it comes out positive, then you can make an appointment with us.

CALLER: Are those usually right though?

CLINIC: Yes.

CALLER: Really?

CLINIC: Um-hmm.

CALLER: Are the ones that you guys do better?

CLINIC: They’re the same.

CALLER: Oh, really?

CLINIC: Um-hmm. They’re about 98 percent sure or 99 percent even.

CALLER: Okay. Well, if it turned out that I wasn’t pregnant, could I get birth control from you guys?

CLINIC: You would have to get that from a regular doctor.

CALLER: Oh. You guys don’t do birth control there?

CLINIC: No. But you might be able to get that from Planned Parenthood if you don’t have a regular gynecologist.

CALLER: Yeah, I don’t. Would they have to tell anybody if I was on birth control though?

CLINIC: Would Planned Parenthood?

CALLER: Right.

CLINIC: I don’t think so, but you’d have to ask them.

CALLER: Okay. All right. So when do you guys normally do abortions? Do I need an appointment?

CLINIC: Oh yeah, definitely. We would do two appointments for you. We would have you come in beforehand where we would do an ultrasound. And then we would have a counseling session, where you would sign a consent form. We’d have to take your blood pressure, do all that sort of thing. The two appointments are included in the total fee, but in the first appointment you would pay $250, and then for the second appointment you would pay the balance of 350.

CALLER: Okay. So my boyfriend would have to take two days off to bring me?

CLINIC: It would — yeah. Does he work on Saturdays?

CALLER: Well, no.

CLINIC: Because Saturday is the day that we do a termination.

CALLER: Oh, okay. So just come in on a normal weekday for the first part, and then come on Saturday for the abortion?

CLINIC: Right.

CALLER: Do you know what times you have in the middle of the week?

CLINIC: For next week?

CALLER: Yeah.

CLINIC: Okay. Let me see. Does it matter which day it is? We’re not open on Wednesdays.

CALLER: Thursday or Friday probably.

CLINIC: Friday?

CALLER: Yeah.

CLINIC: Thursday or Friday. Thursday would be better because I imagine that you don’t know your blood type.

CALLER: Right.

CLINIC: So let me see. We’re going to need to know your blood type. We can draw it when you come here or you can have it drawn somewhere else. But it’s $20 to be drawn here or we can send it to a Quest lab. I have no idea how much they charge.

CALLER: How much does it cost for you guys to do it?

CLINIC: Twenty dollars.

CALLER: Okay. We should probably just go there to you guys for that. Do you know how much money my boyfriend should bring for everything?

CLINIC: On Thursday when you come in, he should bring $270. That includes the blood draw. And then when you come back on Saturday, then he would pay the balance of 350. As long as you’re a first trimester and as long as you are planning to have twilight anesthesia. There’s two kinds of anesthesia. You can also have local anesthesia, which is a less expensive procedure, but it’s also less comfortable, meaning we would only numb the cervix. With twilight anesthesia you would be sedated. You’d be mostly asleep. You’d be sort of kind of high and cloudy and relaxed.

CALLER: Okay. So that one’s better?

CLINIC: Yes.

CALLER: Okay.

CLINIC: (Chuckles). Okay. So you want to come in on Thursday?

CALLER: Well, let me call him and see what time on Thursday.

CLINIC: Okay. Because you need to get your blood drawn, I would almost recommend that you came in on Tuesday instead just in case. Because it would just sort of hopefully come in from the lab by Saturday if you came in on Thursday, but if you need to do Thursday, then we’ll do that. You should come on Tuesday, but if not, Thursday’s fine.

CALLER: So what time on Tuesday then?

CLINIC: Whenever time you can, except 3:00 on Tuesday. That’s the only other appointment we have on Tuesday. So anytime basically.

CALLER: So what do you have on Thursday?

CLINIC: Anything before 3:00.

CALLER: Okay. Well, let me call him and tell him that.

CLINIC: But it can’t be between 12 and 1 because that’s the lunch hour.

CALLER: Okay.

CLINIC: Okay?

CALLER: All right.

CLINIC: So give me a call back.

CALLER: And you were Karen?

CLINIC: Karen, uh-huh. What was your name?

CALLER: Lisa.

CLINIC: Lisa. Okay.

CALLER: Okay, bye.

CLINIC: Bye.

***END***

#658 – Planned Parenthood – Hartford North Center in Hartford, CT

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PLANNED PARENTHOOD – HARTFORD NORTH CENTER
1229 ALBANY AVE FL 4
HARTFORD, CT 6112-2156
860-728-0203

TAPE – 658

(Dialing, phone ringing 2x)

CLINIC: Planned Parenthood.

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

CLINIC: No, not at this site. I can give you the West Hartford number.

CALLER: Okay.

CLINIC: It’s 953-6201.

CALLER: The thing is, I’m going to be 14 on the 20th, and my friend said that you guys would have to tell my parents. But my boyfriend’s 22. Could he just sign whatever it is, and you wouldn’t have to tell anybody?

CLINIC: No, they don’t tell your parents. You don’t need parental consent.

CALLER: Oh, okay. Well, could I come in there for a pregnancy test just to make sure?

CLINIC: Where? At his clinic?

CALLER: Yeah.

CLINIC: Yeah, you can come in if you want. We’re here to 6:45 today.

CALLER: Okay. It’s just I haven’t had my period since January 3rd, and I’m just really scared.

CLINIC: Okay.

CALLER: Me and my boyfriend were talking about all this, and we don’t want a whole bunch of people to know about us. Would you have to tell anybody if we were there?

CLINIC: No, you don’t have to — well, you know, just the counselor who takes you in. But you don’t have to tell anybody.

CALLER: Okay. So if he was paying for everything he wouldn’t have to sign any papers or anything?

CLINIC: Hold on. You said you’re 13?

CALLER: Yeah.

CLINIC: And he’s 22?

CALLER: Uh-huh.

CLINIC: Can you hold on one minute, please?

CALLER: All right.

(Short pause)

CLINIC: Okay. Hello?

CALLER: Uh-huh.

CLINIC: I was just told if you do come in and you do proceed — you’re only 13 you said — we would have to report you for that.

CALLER: To who? What do you mean?

CLINIC: I’m sorry?

CALLER: What do you mean?

CLINIC: Because you’re under age and he’s over 18.

CALLER: Well, what should I do?

CLINIC: I really don’t know what you can do. I can give you the number to West Hartford and maybe they can talk to you about what you can do.

CALLER: So I can’t come in there for a pregnancy test then?

CLINIC: Well, if you come in and they start asking you questions, they can report you because you’re a minor.

CALLER: Well, what would happen?

CLINIC: He would be reported to the authorities because he’s older and you’re a minor.

CALLER: Well, what can happen to him?

CLINIC: He could probably — I really couldn’t tell you what can happen. He can really get into trouble.

CALLER: Oh. So if I don’t bring him would it be better then?

CLINIC: I mean, you can come in, and just don’t say how old he is.

CALLER: Okay.

CLINIC: Okay?

CALLER: Okay. So I could come in for a pregnancy test and just not say anything, and it would be all okay?

CLINIC: Hold on one minute, okay?

CALLER: All right.

(Pause)

CLINIC: Yep. When you come in just don’t say how old he is.

CALLER: So I could come in and get a pregnancy test and it would be all okay?

CLINIC: Yep, and just don’t tell them how old he is.

CALLER: Well, if it ended up that I wasn’t pregnant, could I get birth control there too?

CLINIC: Yeah, you can do that.

CALLER: How much does that cost?

CLINIC: When you come in, you’re under age, so it wouldn’t be a cost to you. But you would have to make an appointment in order to start on birth control pills.

CALLER: The thing is I can’t drive. Would my boyfriend be able to bring me?

CLINIC: He can probably, but just don’t say how old he is.

CALLER: But if I was on birth control, would you have to tell anybody that I was on birth control?

CLINIC: No.

CALLER: Oh, okay.

CLINIC: Not for that. Just don’t say how old he is, okay?

CALLER: Okay. Are you still there?

CLINIC: Yeah.

CALLER: Well, I need to talk to my boyfriend and see. What time are you guys normally open?

CLINIC: On Mondays and Thursdays we’re open from 11 to 6:45; Tuesdays and Wednesdays, 9 to 12; and the Friday, 9:30 to 4.

CALLER: So I need to call him and see. But if I had any other questions, could I call and talk to you? What was your name?

CLINIC: Yeheira (ph).

CALLER: Okay.

CLINIC: All right then.

CALLER: Thanks.

CLINIC: Okay. Bye bye.

CALLER: Bye.

***END***

#659 – Planned Parenthood in Bridgeport, CT

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PLANNED PARENTHOOD
779 MAIN ST. # 1
BRIDGEPORT, CT 6604-4980
203-366-0664

TAPE – 659

(Dialing, phone ringing 1x)

CLINIC: (Unclear) Planned Parenthood. How can I help you?

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

CLINIC: We don’t do the actual abortions here, but we do an appointment before the termination is done for a test for STDs and a blood draw to find out your RH type. Where do you live?

CALLER: I live in Derby.

CLINIC: In Derby. Okay, so you can make an appointment here. Actually, there’s one in Sheldon you could call.

CALLER: I just wanted to come there so that no one would see me.

CLINIC: Oh, I see. That’s fine. No problem. But then once that appointment is done, you’d have to go to Stanford or New Haven. Would you have transportation there?

CALLER: Well, my boyfriend said that he would take me and take care of everything.

CLINIC: Okay, great.

CALLER: But the thing is, I’m just kind of worried because my friend told — well, I’m going to be 14 later on this month, and my friend said you guys would have to tell my parents. But my boyfriend’s 22. Could he just take care of it, and you wouldn’t have to tell anybody?

CLINIC: No, we wouldn’t have to tell anybody.

CALLER: Okay. So it’s all right if he takes care of it and everything?

CLINIC: Yeah.

CALLER: So just come in there for a pregnancy test?

CLINIC: You do know what you want to do, right? You do want to abort?

CALLER: Yeah. We were talking about all this, and that’s what we decided would be best.

CLINIC: Okay. The fact that it is illegal for you to be with him —

CALLER: What do you mean?

CLINIC: If you’re 14 and he’s 22, that’s illegal.

CALLER: Well, what do you mean? What could happen?

CLINIC: Nothing if you do don’t want to press charges. It’s just that it’s not legal. There’s an opening March 14th at 6:45 or 5:30 actually. Can you do 5:30?

CALLER: Today?

CLINIC: No, March 14th. It’s a Thursday.

CALLER: I’d have to call him to see when he could get off work, but I think so. It’s just I haven’t had a period since January 3rd, and I’m scared.

CLINIC: January 3rd. Okay, let’s see. That was the first day of your last period?

CALLER: Yeah.

CLINIC: And today is March. You might be better off calling — you know what? I’m going to give you New Haven’s number because they can do a one-stop. Ask specifically for a “one stop,” because you need it done as soon as possible. The number is 387-3131.

CALLER: Okay. But would they have to tell anybody?

CLINIC: No. We’re all affiliated, Planned Parenthood. Everything is confidential regardless of how old you are.

CALLER: Well, what do you mean by it’s illegal?

CLINIC: Well, you’re not suppose to be having relations with somebody that old at your age. Nobody will — as long as — I don’t know. It’s not legal.

CALLER: Well, he’s got to drive me and take me. Could something happen?

CLINIC: No. I don’t foresee it being a problem. So you’ve got New Haven’s number, 387-3131. And ask for a one stop.

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

CLINIC: Of course.

CALLER: It’s just we don’t want to have to go through all this again.

CLINIC: Most definitely. That’s excellent.

CALLER: Okay.

CLINIC: Okay. So just give us a call and set up that appointment.

CALLER: Well, how much does it cost to get birth control there?

CLINIC: It depends on what you get. The pill is around $20 a pack. The Levonelle injection is around 35 to 40. And the Depo is a little bit more, but that’s for three months. When you have the appointment they can go over all of that with you, like the different birth control methods that are available.

CALLER: But I could get them all there where you’re at?

CLINIC: Yes.

CALLER: If I had any other questions, could I call and talk to you? What was your name?

CLINIC: Janelle. Of course, that’s fine. And if you find that New Haven doesn’t have anything soon enough, just give us a call back, and we’ll set you up with that appointment.

CALLER: Oh, okay.

CLINIC: I just know that we’re a busy site. And for how far along you are, I’d rather have you do it all at once if possible.

CALLER: Okay. All right. Thank you.

CLINIC: Bye bye.

CALLER: Bye.

***END***

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#660 – Planned Parenthood in Waterbury, CT

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PLANNED PARENTHOOD
969 W MAIN ST # 2
WATERBURY, CT 6708-2653
203-753-2119

TAPE – 660

(Dialing, phone ringing 1x)

CLINIC: Good afternoon, Planned Parenthood.

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

CLINIC: Not in this office. In the New Haven office and the West Hartford office.

CALLER: Okay. Well, do you have the number for that?

CLINIC: Sure, which one?

CALLER: The New Haven one.

CLINIC: Sure. Can you hold on for one minute?

CALLER: Okay.

CLINIC: Thanks.

(Pause)

CLINIC: Hello?

CALLER: Uh-huh.

CLINIC: You said New Haven, right?

CALLER: Uh-huh.

CLINIC: It’s 387-3131.

CALLER: The thing is, I’m going to be 14 on the 20th, and my friend told me that you guys would have to tell my parents I was getting an abortion. But my boyfriend’s 22. Is he old enough to take sign whatever it is, and you wouldn’t have to tell anybody?

CLINIC: Yes. And we wouldn’t tell anybody no matter how old you were?

CALLER: Oh, really?

CLINIC: Um-hmm.

CALLER: Well, could I come in to where you’re at and get a pregnancy test just to make sure though?

CLINIC: Yes, you do need to do that before you go down to the —

CALLER: Oh, okay. Well, how much does it cost for that?

CLINIC: A pregnancy test?

CALLER: Uh-huh.

CLINIC: Fifteen dollars. Do you have insurance?

CALLER: Well, no. My boyfriend said he would pay for everything.

CLINIC: Okay, $15 then.

CALLER: Okay. If the pregnancy test came out that I wasn’t pregnant, could I get birth control there?

CLINIC: Yes, you could.

CALLER: But would you have to tell anybody about that though?

CLINIC: Nope.

CALLER: Okay. If I had any other questions, could I call and talk to you? What was your name?

CLINIC: Kathy (sp).

CALLER: Okay. All right, thank you.

CLINIC: Yep.

CALLER: Bye.

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#661 – Planned Parenthood in Torrington, CT

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PLANNED PARENTHOOD
249 WINSTED RD. #102
TORRINGTON, CT 6790-2958
860-489-5500

TAPE – 661

(Dialing, phone ringing 1x)

CLINIC: Planned Parenthood. May I help you?

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

CLINIC: We don’t do them here. Planned Parenthood’s other locations does them.

CALLER: Okay. Well, do you have a number for another place that does it?

CLINIC: Where do you live?

CALLER: I live in New Hartford.

CLINIC: You could go to New Haven or you could go to West Hartford. Do you want the number?

CALLER: Do you have the West Hartford? Yes, please.

CLINIC: The West Hartford number is 860-353-6201. And New Haven is 203-387-3131.

CALLER: I’m just kind of worried. I’m going to be 14 on the 20th, and my friend said that you guys would have to tell my parents that I was getting an abortion. But my boyfriend’s 22. Could he just sign whatever it is, and you wouldn’t have to tell anybody anything?

CLINIC: It has nothing to do with him. Well, I would call those numbers right away and see how quickly they can take you; because it really depends on their schedule. We also have numbers for other places that can take you a little farther along.

Have you had an exam and everything yet?

CALLER: No. I just haven’t had my period for a while so I’m worried.

CLINIC: Have you had a positive pregnancy test?

CALLER: No.

CLINIC: You could come in here and have that kind of stuff done, and we could do a sizing to figure out how far along you are.

CALLER: Oh, really? But would anybody have to know if I was there for that?

CLINIC: No. It’s confidential.

CALLER: The thing is my boyfriend has to bring me, so would that be okay if he was there?

CLINIC: It’s fine. Let me put you on hold, and we’ll see how soon we could get you in.

CALLER: Okay. If it turned out that I wasn’t pregnant, do you guys do birth control there?

CLINIC: Oh, yeah.

CALLER: Well, how much does that cost?

CLINIC: It’s a sliding fee scale, so it’s based on your income. Are you a teenager?

CALLER: Well, yeah. I’m going to be 14 on the 20th.

CLINIC: It would probably be no charge.

CALLER: Oh, okay.

CLINIC: But I can’t promise.

CALLER: But would anybody have to know if I was on birth control though?

CLINIC: No.

CALLER: Oh, okay.

CLINIC: Okay?

CALLER: All right.

CLINIC: So hold on a minute.

CALLER: Okay.

(Pause)

CLINIC: Can I help you?

CALLER: Hi. Yeah. Was I talking to you earlier?

CALLER: Oh, okay. I don’t know who I was talking to, but I was just asking about getting an abortion. Do you know if —

CLINIC: We were suppose to schedule you for something. What are we scheduling you for?

CALLER: I haven’t had a pregnancy test yet. What time do you normally do those?

CLINIC: Whenever you want to schedule it. You want to do a pregnancy test, and then you want to have a pre-AB exam?

CALLER: Yeah. If it ended up that I was pregnant, yeah.

CLINIC: Pardon me?

CALLER: If it ended up that I was pregnant, yeah.

CLINIC: Yeah. So next Monday the 11th I have a 12:30, 12:45, 1:15, 1:30, 1:45.

CALLER: Okay. Well, I have to call my boyfriend to find out when he can bring me. Could I call you back? What was your name?

CLINIC: Sure. Monday early afternoon or early evening. And that’s the 11th, and ask for Cindy.

CALLER: For Cindy?

CLINIC: Yep.

CALLER: All right. Thank you.

CLINIC: Right. Bye bye.

CALLER: Bye.

***END***

#636 – Planned Parenthood in New Haven, CT

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PLANNED PARENTHOOD
50 FITCH ST. FL 2
NEW HAVEN, CT 6515-1366
203-387-3131

TAPE – 636

(dialing sound) (ringing 2X)

CLINIC: Planned Parenthood.

CALLER: Hi. Yeah. I was on hold and I had to hang up the phone because my friend’s mom came in. But –

CLINIC: Okay. Hold on, please.

CALLER: Well, do you know like if — do you know if there’s a specific age to have an abortion?

CLINIC: (unclear). How can I help you?

CALLER: Hi, yeah. I was wondering like — well, do you have to be a specific age to get an abortion? Like I’ll be 14 later on this month.

CLINIC: No, not within the state of Connecticut.

CALLER: Oh, really?

CLINIC: No.

CALLER: Okay. It’s just my friend said that you guys would have to tell my parents and stuff. But my boyfriend’s 22. Is it okay if he signs whatever it is and you wouldn’t have to tell anybody?

CLINIC: None of that matters here, hon.

CALLER: Okay.

CLINIC: You can come here and it doesn’t matter.

CALLER: Oh, all right. Well, so how much did you say that it was?

CLINIC: It’s between 4 and 7, depending on how far along you are.

CALLER: Oh. Well, how do you know how far along you are?

CLINIC: You do the exam and ultrasound here.

CALLER: Okay. It’s just the main reason why I’m scared about all this is because I haven’t had my period since like January 3, and I’m just really worried.

CLINIC: Okay. Do you live in the New Haven area?

CALLER: I live in Northford.

CLINIC: Northford? So you’re closer to where, Meridon?

CALLER: I think — well, I think I’m closer to you guys, so.

CLINIC: Okay. Do you want to schedule an appointment here?

CALLER: Well, I would have to call my boyfriend to see, but — because he would be the only way to take me.

CLINIC: Okay, talk to him, and why don’t you guys call me together and we’ll schedule an appointment for you to come in?

CALLER: Well, it’s just — the thing is, me and him were talking about all this and we don’t want a whole bunch of people to know about us. If he was paying for everything –

CLINIC: Everything is confidential here, hon. I just need you to check with him on his schedule and call me to schedule an appointment.

CALLER: Okay. Well, if he was paying for everything would he have to sign anything?

CLINIC: No.

CALLER: Okay.

CLINIC: No.

CALLER: All right.

CLINIC: Okay?

CALLER: Well, when do you normally do appointments?

CLINIC: Monday through Saturday.

CALLER: What time?

CLINIC: Can you check on his schedule with him first and then we’ll figure out the best time for you to come in?

CALLER: Okay. Well if —

CLINIC: Hold on, please? Do you know his schedule enough to schedule an appointment now?

CALLER: Well, no. He usually works 8 to 5 though.

CLINIC: Okay. Do you want to come in for the exam and everything — do you know that you are pregnant?

CALLER: Huh?

CLINIC: Do you know that you’re pregnant?

CALLER: Well, no. I just haven’t had my period –

CLINIC: You just haven’t had your period, okay. So do you want to come in for a urine test today?

CALLER: I don’t know. What time today?

CLINIC: What time could you come in?

CALLER: Well, how late are you open today?

CLINIC: We take our last appointment at 6:30.

CALLER: I could probably make it in before then.

CLINIC: Okay. What time can you come in?

CALLER: Let me call him and see. But if ended up that I wasn’t pregnant, could I get birth control there?

CLINIC: Yes, you can.

CALLER: Would I be able to get that today?

CLINIC: No. We’d need to schedule you for another appointment.

CALLER: But would anybody have to know if I was on birth control though?

CLINIC: No, hon. No one’s going to know that you come here.

CALLER: Okay.

CLINIC: Okay?

CALLER: Well, let me call my boyfriend and call you back. What was your name?

CLINIC: You don’t have to call us back, honey. Just come in before 6:30, okay?

CALLER: To make the appointment?

CLINIC: You can just come in before 6:30.

CALLER: Okay.

CLINIC: Okay?

CALLER: What was your name if I had to –

CLINIC: My name is Sophina.

CALLER: Okay, thanks.

CLINIC: Okay?

(phone clicks)

***THE END***

#640 – Planned Parenthood in Manchester, CT

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PLANNED PARENTHOOD
419 MIDDLE TPKE W
MANCHESTER, CT 6040-3833
860-643-1607

TAPE – 640

(Dialing, phone ringing 2x)

CLINIC: Good morning, Planned Parenthood.

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

CLINIC: No, we don’t. I can give you a number for the West Hartford.

CALLER: Okay.

CLINIC: Let me put you on hold, okay?

CALLER: All right.

(Short pause)

CLINIC: Okay. Have you ever had this done, ma’am?

CALLER: No.

CLINIC: Okay. When did you have a positive pregnancy test done?

CALLER: I haven’t. I just haven’t had my period since January 3rd. So that’s why I’m worried about all this, and I’m just kind of —

CLINIC: You didn’t do a pregnancy test or you did?

CALLER: I haven’t done one.

CLINIC: Okay. Why don’t you come in for a pregnancy test, and then we’ll see how far along you are.

CALLER: Okay. Well, what times do you normally do that?

CLINIC: We’re open from 12 to 7 today. And you don’t need an appointment for that, to do a pregnancy test.

CALLER: I was talking to my boyfriend and all. It’s just the thing is, my friend told me that you guys would have to — I’m going to be 14 next month. And my boyfriend told me that — my friend told me that you guys would have to tell my parents. But my boyfriend’s 22. He said that he would take care of everything. Would that be all right if he took care of it, and you wouldn’t have to tell anybody?

CLINIC: Well, when you come in I would feel more comfortable talking to you about it. And I wouldn’t — you wouldn’t talk about that right now. We’re not going to talk about that right now.

CALLER: Well, if I came in there, would you have to tell my parents?

CLINIC: No. Everything’s kept confidential just so you know. The only thing that we would — I don’t know if she told you why we need to tell your parents, but everything’s kept confidential.

CALLER: So you wouldn’t have to tell my parents if I was getting an abortion?

CLINIC: No. We’re not suppose to. It’s basically your responsibility.

CALLER: So you wouldn’t have to tell anybody at all about anything?

CLINIC: No. It’s basically your decision.

CALLER: Oh, okay.

CLINIC: We’re open from 12 to 7 today.

CALLER: Today?

CLINIC: Yes.

CALLER: Well, if it turned out that I wasn’t pregnant, could I get birth control today?

CLINIC: Well, we don’t do the walk-ins where we hand out pills right away. We need to make an appointment for that, because if you haven’t had a period in over two months, we need to find out what’s going on. It could be something else going on.

CALLER: Well, it’s just me and my boyfriend don’t want to have to go through all this again.

CLINIC: Well, we need to find out what’s going on. So I would first come in for a pregnancy test, and if you are pregnant, then we’ll go from there. If you’re not pregnant, we need to make an appointment because you could have a possible infection that hasn’t been treated. So why don’t we take it one at a time. And I would feel more comfortable if you came in by yourself.

CALLER: Oh.

CLINIC: Okay? Don’t give any information out, don’t bring your partner in. I would definitely recommend you not bringing in your partner.

CALLER: Okay.

CLINIC: Okay? Just yourself. As far as driving, that’s fine.

CALLER: Oh, okay.

CLINIC: But I’m saying I would prefer you not bringing your partner. And I’ll explain it to you when you come in. Okay?

CALLER: What was your name?

CLINIC: Lily.

CALLER: Thanks.

CLINIC: We’re open from 12 to 7, so you can come in the morning today.

CALLER: Okay.

CLINIC: What’s your name?

CALLER: It’s Lisa.

CLINIC: Okay, Lisa. We’ll see you then.

CALLER: Okay.

CLINIC: Bye bye.

CALLER: Bye.

***END***

#641 – Planned Parenthood in Meriden, CT

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PLANNED PARENTHOOD
26 WOMEN’S WAY
MERIDEN, CT 6451-3237
203-238-0542

TAPE- 641

(Dialing, phone ringing 3x)

RECORDING: Thank you for calling Planned Parenthood of Meriden. At anytime during this message you may press zero to reach a staff member (dial button pressed).

Your call is being transferred to the receptionist.

(Phone ringing 2x)

CLINIC: Planned Parenthood. May I help you?

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

CLINIC: No, we don’t. The closest is New Haven or West Hartford.

CALLER: Okay. Well, do you have that number for the one in New Haven?

CLINIC: Sure. You’ve had a test done?

CALLER: Well, no. I just haven’t had my period since like January 3rd, and I’m just kind of scared.

CLINIC: Okay. Well, I think the best thing would be to come in for a pregnancy test.

CALLER: Well, the thing is, I’m going to be 14 later on this month, and my friend said that you guys would have to tell my parents. But my boyfriend’s 22. Is he old enough to sign whatever it is, and they wouldn’t have to tell anybody?

CLINIC: No. We don’t have to tell anyone. Why don’t you come in for the test?

CALLER: Okay.

CLINIC: Okay? Did you want to come in today?

CALLER: What time today?

CLINIC: We do them between 1 and 3.

CALLER: 1 and 3?

CLINIC: Yep.

CALLER: Well, my boyfriend works from 8 to 5. Is there any other day?

CLINIC: Yes. You can come in Wednesday after 5; 5 to 6:30 we do them.

CALLER: Oh, okay. Well, let me call him and see. But if it ended up that I wasn’t pregnant, could I get birth control the same day?

CLINIC: Well, we can make an appointment for an exam. That’s just for the test that we can do that.

CALLER: Okay. But would anybody have to know if I was on birth control though?

CLINIC: No. No.

CALLER: Oh, okay. It’s just me and my boyfriend don’t want to have to worry about all this anymore.

CLINIC: Right. Okay. We’ll see you on Wednesday.

CALLER: If I had any other questions, could I call and talk to you? What was your name?

CLINIC: Yes. My name is Glenda, but there will be other people that can give you any information.

CALLER: Oh, really?

CLINIC: It’s not just one person.

CALLER: Oh, okay.

CLINIC: But we have all the information about all the methods of birth control.

CALLER: Okay.

CLINIC: And it sounds like you want to be protected.

CALLER: Yeah.

CLINIC: So come in on Wednesday. And we always have condoms available.

CALLER: Okay. Thank you.

CLINIC: You’re welcome. Bye.

CALLER: Bye.

***END***

#612 – Planned Parenthood in West Hartford, CT

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PLANNED PARENTHOOD
1030 NEW BRITAIN AVE
WEST HARTFORD, CT 6110-2261
860-953-6201

TAPE – 612

(dialing sounds) (ringing 1X)

CLINIC: Good afternoon. Planned Parenthood.

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

CLINIC: Yes, we do.

CALLER: Oh, well do you know how much it costs?

CLINIC: Yes, I do. (laughs)

CALLER: How much does it?

CLINIC: $515.

CALLER: Oh, okay. Well, do you know, like I’m just kind of worried because like I’m going to be 14 later on this month, and my friend told me that you guys would have to tell my parents. But my boyfriend’s 22. Is he old enough to take care of it and you wouldn’t have to tell anybody?

CLINIC: (silence) We wouldn’t have to tell your parents, no. Hold one second, okay?

CALLER: All right.

CLINIC: Hello?

CALLER: Uh-huh.

CLINIC: You just gave me more information than what I needed, okay?

CALLER: Oh, like what?

CLINIC: Which was not a good thing.

CALLER: Oh.

CLINIC: Okay? The fact that your boyfriend is 22 and the fact that you’re 14, that makes us mandated, we’re mandated reporters. That means we have to report that.

CALLER: To who?

CLINIC: To the, to, to the Department of Children and Families.

CALLER: Oh. What could happen?

CLINIC: He could get in trouble.

CALLER: What kind? Like I don’t want him to get in trouble.

CLINIC: I know, hon, but that’s what could happen. So I just –

CALLER: Oh. What should I do?

CLINIC: I don’t know. I can’t advise you on that. I mean, you know, all I can tell you is if you come in here that’s what we’re going to have to do because — (silence) Hold one second, okay?

CALLER: Okay.

CLINIC: So I don’t know. You’d have to discuss that with him or your parents or somethIng.

CALLER: Okay. Well, I just can’t tell my parents at all though, like they know we’re going out, but they don’t know we’re having sex. I mean, if they found out we were having sex, I don’t know what they would do.

CLINIC: Well, and they don’t have a problem with you going out with a 22-year-old?

CALLER: Well, they don’t really like him, but — but he works with my dad. I mean, they know him and everything.

CLINIC: I know, honey, but it doesn’t — that doesn’t change the fact that we would have to report it.

CALLER: Oh. Well, would I be able to come in there for a pregnancy test and you wouldn’t have to report anything?

CLINIC: As long as I don’t know who you are and I don’t know — you know, I don’t know how old your boyfriend is. But the point is, is if we know then, you know, we have to report that.

CALLER: Oh.

CLINIC: You’re underage, and that’s, you know, statutory rape.

CALLER: But he’s not raping me. I mean, we’re in love. We’re going to get married.

CLINIC: I know, honey. That doesn’t matter. That’s just — it’s the way the law sees it.

CALLER: Oh. Well –

CLINIC: And we’re obligated to follow the law.

CALLER: Okay.

CLINIC: Okay?

CALLER: Well, if it ended up like if I came in for the pregnancy test and it ended up that I wasn’t pregnant, could I get on birth control though?

CLINIC: You could. But if we know he’s 22 we still have to report it.

CALLER: Oh. So if you didn’t know then it would be okay?

CLINIC: It’s not that it’s okay. It’s just what we don’t know we don’t know.

CALLER: Okay.

CLINIC: But — you know.

CALLER: All right. Well, I need to call him and — what time do you normally do like pregnancy tests?

CLINIC: They’re walk-in, but we’re not open this afternoon.

CALLER: Oh, and when are you open again?

CLINIC: We’re open again on Monday at 12:00.

CALLER: Okay.

CLINIC: Okay?

CALLER: Well, I need to — if I had any other questions, could I call and talk to you? What was your name?

CLINIC: No, you can just call and talk to any of us.

CALLER: Oh, okay.

CLINIC: Okay?

CALLER: All right.

CLINIC: All right. Thank you.

CALLER: Thanks.

(phone clicks?

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