Listen to the Call:
87 WESTCOTT RD.
DANIELSON, CT 6239-2929
TAPE – 030
(Dialing, phone ringing 1x)
CLINIC: Planned Parenthood.
CALLER: Hi. I was wondering if you guys do abortions there.
CLINIC: No. They do them in Norwich.
CALLER: In Norwich?
CLINIC: Um-hmm. Do you want the number there?
CLINIC: It’s 860-889-5211.
CALLER: Do you know if I can ask you a question?
CLINIC: What kind of question do you have?
CALLER: My friend told me that I have to tell my parents if I want to have an abortion.
CLINIC: No, you don’t have to tell your parents. Nope.
CALLER: Not at all?
CALLER: The problem is, I can’t tell my parents because my boyfriend’s 22. And we’re plan on getting married, but my parents hate him. They say he’s too old for me.
CLINIC: Okay. Well, you don’t have to tell them.
CALLER: Not at all?
CLINIC: Any other questions?
CALLER: Yeah. How do you know for sure?
CLINIC: If you’re pregnant?
CALLER: Yeah —
CLINIC: You need to do a pregnancy test.
CALLER: Yeah. I took one, but it says it was positive, but I don’t know.
CLINIC: Well, you can come on down and we’ll do one here.
CALLER: Is there any age limit or anything for that?
CLINIC: How old are you?
CALLER: I’m going to be 14 in March.
CLINIC: Okay. Then you just want to come in and ask for a pregnancy test. We’ll give you the paperwork, and we’ll have you leave a urine sample.
CLINIC: There will be no charge or you.
CALLER: No charge?
CLINIC: Yeah. But the abortion will cost $500. So you may want to let your boyfriend know that.
CALLER: But you won’t have to tell anybody about this at all?
CLINIC: No. Okay?
CLINIC: Then we’ll see you later.
CALLER: Ummm —
CALLER: Can I call you back. I need to talk to him about this. But can I call you back?
CALLER: What was your name?
CLINIC: My name is Heidi.
CLINIC: Yep. Bye.
CALLER: Umm —
CLINIC: What? (laughing)
CALLER: If I wasn’t pregnant would there be any way that I could get birth control there?
CLINIC: You need to have an exam, and then they’ll get you birth control.
CALLER: Okay. And you guys wouldn’t have to tell anybody about that either?
CALLER: All right.
CLINIC: Bye bye.