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#770 – Gyn Choices Center Of Nj in Somerset, NJ

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GYN CHOICES CENTER OF NJ
1527 STATE ROUTE 27 # 100
SOMERSET, NJ 8873
732-214-1500

TAPE – 770

(Dialing, phone ringing 1x)

CLINIC: GYN Choices.

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

CLINIC: Yes, we do.

CALLER: How much does it cost for that?

CLINIC: How far are you?

CALLER: I don’t know. How do you know?

CLINIC: When was the first day of your last period?

CALLER: January 3rd.

CLINIC: By your date, you’re a little bit over nine weeks. That’s going to be 350.

CALLER: Okay. 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.

CLINIC: No, no, that’s not true.

CALLER: Well, my boyfriend’s 22. He could just take care of it, right?

CLINIC: No, that’s irrelevant. You could come in here by yourself. That’s irrelevant. And it’s a patient-doctor confidentiality. So even if your mom had found out and called here and wanted to verify that you were here, we wouldn’t be able to tell her anything without your consent.

CALLER: Me and my boyfriend were talking about this, and we don’t want anyone to know about him and me. Would he have to fill out any forms or anything if he was paying?

CLINIC: No. You would. There’s a form when you first come that you’ve got to fill out. It has like your last name, your first name, your middle name, sex, birth date, age, race, address, your home phone number, marital status, whether you’re employed. It’s just a little — do you know about your medical history like in your family?

CALLER: Oh, yeah.

CLINIC: Okay. As long as you know that, you’re fine.

CALLER: Oh, okay. So his name wouldn’t be on anything?

CLINIC: As long as you have the money and yourself, you’re fine. You don’t have to worry about anybody else besides you and your boyfriend knowing about it. Anybody else who knows will be somebody ya’ll tell.

CALLER: Oh, all right.

CLINIC: (Chuckle).

CALLER: Well, do you do the pregnancy test beforehand because I really haven’t had one of those yet.

CLINIC: Um-hmm.

CALLER: How much does it cost for that?

CLINIC: That’s included. That’s free.

CALLER: If it turned out that I wasn’t pregnant, could I get birth control from you guys? It’s just we don’t want to have to worry about this anymore.

CLINIC: Um, yeah.

CALLER: How much does it cost for birth control?

CLINIC: On the amount of time that you’re late, I think it’s more probable that you are pregnant.

CALLER: Oh, okay.

CLINIC: But we do an ultra sound and all that. They give you pills and everything.

CALLER: So you’re sure that nobody would have to know about me and my boyfriend, and you wouldn’t have to tell my parents or anybody?

CLINIC: Positive. You wouldn’t have been the first. Don’t worry about it. If that makes you feel any better.

CALLER: Really?

CLINIC: Um-hmm.

CALLER: When do you guys have appointments?

CLINIC: I could give you an appointment for Saturday.

CALLER: What time on Saturday?

CLINIC: 8 a.m.

CALLER: Okay. Well, I have to call my boyfriend to see if he can take me. But can I call him and call you back? What was your name?

CLINIC: My name is Neika (ph).

CALLER: Okay.

CLINIC: What’s your name?

CALLER: Lisa?

CLINIC: Huh?

CALLER: Lisa.

CLINIC: Lisa?

CALLER: Yeah.

CLINIC: L-i-s-a?

CALLER: Right.

CLINIC: All right. I just wrote it down so I know what you’re talking about.

CALLER: Okay. So I’ll call you back.

CLINIC: All right.

CALLER: Okay, bye.

***END***

#688 – North Jersey Women’s Medical Group in West New York, NJ

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NORTH JERSEY WOMEN’S MEDICAL GROUP
WEST NEW YORK, NJ 07093
201-869-9293

TAPE – 688

(dialing sound) (ringing 6X)

CLINIC: Woman’s Medical.

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

CLINIC: Yes, we do.

CALLER: Okay. Well, do you know how much it costs for that?

CLINIC: When was the first day of your last menstruation?

CALLER: January 3rd.

CLINIC: Okay. The fee would be $350. And we do procedures on Tuesday, Thursdays and Saturdays only.

CALLER: Okay. Do you know– I’m kind of scared because like, well I’m going to be 14 later on this month, and my friend told me that you guys would have to tell my parents.

CLINIC: You’re 14 years old?

CALLER: I’ll be 14 on the 19th. But my boyfriend’s 22.

CLINIC: Okay. Hold on a moment.

CALLER: Okay.

CLINIC: Hello? You do need somebody, a relative, but that has to be over the age of 18.

CALLER: Well, my boyfriend’s 22. Could he just be there?

CLINIC: Well, your boyfriend is 22?

CALLER: Uh-huh.

CLINIC: Okay. When was the first day of your last menstruation?

CALLER: January 3.

CLINIC: Yeah. The fee would be $350. I could give you an appointment for Thursday or for Saturday.

CALLER: Is it all right if my boyfriend’s there with me?

CLINIC: Well, he’ll be in the waiting room.

CALLER: Okay. He was going to pay cash for everything, so that’s why he would have to be here. But would there be any other fees?

CLINIC: No, that’s it, $350 except the medication afterwards.

CALLER: Okay.

CLINIC: I could give you an appointment for Thursday or for Saturday. What day do you want?

CALLER: Well, I’d have to call him to see, but do you guys do pregnancy tests there just to make sure?

CLINIC: Yes.

CALLER: Okay. It’s just I haven’t had one yet. But –

CLINIC: Okay. You haven’t done a pregnancy test yet?

CALLER: Well, no, but I’m just scared because I haven’t had my period since January 3, so I’m really worried.

CLINIC: Right. So just go to the pharmacy and get one of those pregnancy testing.

CALLER: Are those usually right though?

CLINIC: Yes. Yeah.

CALLER: Okay.

CLINIC: Unless you want to come here.

CALLER: Okay.

CLINIC: It’s $5 charge.

CALLER: If it ended up that I wasn’t pregnant, could I get birth control from you guys?

CLINIC: Yes, dear. Yes.

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

CLINIC: Yeah, you would have to wait two weeks for birth control pills and all that. Okay?

CALLER: How much does it cost to get birth control?

CLINIC: Okay, the initial visit would be $30, but then afterwards it would be $70, depending on what you want.

CALLER: Okay.

CLINIC: Okay?

CALLER: But you wouldn’t have to tell anybody if I was on birth control though?

CLINIC: No. No. That’s confidential.

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

CLINIC: Bye bye. Just whoever answers the phone will help you.

CALLER: Oh, all right.]

CLINIC: Bye.

(phone clicks)

*** THE END ***

#102 – Planned Parenthood in Phillipsburg, NJ

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PLANNED PARENTHOOD
402 COVENTRY DR.
PHILLIPSBURG, NJ 8865-1969
908-454-3000

TAPE – 102

(Dialing, phone ringing)

CLINIC: Good afternoon. Planned Parenthood. This is Diane. How may I help you?

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

CLINIC: No, we don’t.

CALLER: No? Do you know of anybody I could call?

CLINIC: Is it for yourself?

CALLER: Uh-huh.

CLINIC: You know you’re pregnant?

CALLER: Well, I took a pregnancy test from the store over the weekend.

CLINIC: Okay. What I would encourage you to do is to make an appointment to have an exam.

CALLER: Okay.

CLINIC: I can’t discuss that over the phone. You have your Yellow Pages, but I’d much rather you go to a doctor to have yourself checked out. We can do that here, and we can give you your choices and information at that time.

CALLER: Okay.

CLINIC: Would you like to make an appointment here?

CALLER: Well, I’d have to talk to my boyfriend and see.

CLINIC: You do that. But we don’t do abortions here, no.

CALLER: Okay. If I got an abortion, would they have to tell my parents or anything?

CLINIC: That’s up to the facility that you go to. I don’t know.

CALLER: I can’t tell my parents at all.

CLINIC: How old are you?

CALLER: I’ll be 14 in March.

CLINIC: Okay. There are some states that do require parental consent.

CALLER: Oh.

CLINIC: That’s what I’m saying to you. And I believe that’s Pennsylvania.

CALLER: Oh, all right.

CLINIC: But you come in here, talk to you boyfriend and get checked out, and see how far along you are.

CALLER: Would you guys have to tell my parents?

CLINIC: No. We’re a confidential service here. We encourage you to speak to your parents, but we do not do that, no.

CALLER: The reason why I can’t tell my parents is because they don’t like my boyfriend. He’s 22, and they think he’s too old for me.

CLINIC: Okay. Do you know his parents at all?

CALLER: Well, he lives on his own.

CLINIC: Okay. And this is a mutual relationship that you’re having together?

CALLER: Uh-huh.

CLINIC: It’s not a forced relationship?

CALLER: Well, no. We love each other. We’re going to get married.

CLINIC: Okay, okay. Do you have an aunt or somebody that’s close to you that you can confide in with this?

CALLER: No. We just moved here.

CLINIC: From where?

CALLER: From Texas.

CLINIC: From Texas. Okay. You haven’t left any friends of family back there that you can even talk to?

CALLER: Well, no. I can’t call long distance. I’d get in trouble.

CLINIC: No siblings in the area, no brothers or sisters?

CALLER: No.

CLINIC: Okay. All right. Talk to your boyfriend. I would strongly encourage you to get an exam.

CALLER: Okay. And they wouldn’t have to tell anybody?

CLINIC: No. We would encourage you to speak to your parents, but we don’t do that.

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

CLINIC: Yes, we do. Yes, we do.

CALLER: And you wouldn’t have to tell anybody about birth control?

CLINIC: No. That’s correct.

CALLER: All right.

CLINIC: Okay?

CALLER: If my boyfriend has questions, is it all right if I talk to you later?

CLINIC: You sure can. That’s no problem. We have a doctor here Wednesday evenings and Saturday morning for appointments, okay?

CALLER: Is it all right if I talk to you later?

CLINIC: If you would like to, sure. No problem.

CALLER: What was your name?

CLINIC: I’m Diane.

CALLER: Diane? All right.

CLINIC: Okay?

CALLER: Thanks.

CLINIC: You’re welcome. Bye bye.

CALLER: Bye.

***END***

#063 – Planned Parenthood in Flemington, NJ

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PLANNED PARENTHOOD
14 COURT ST
FLEMINGTON, NJ 8822-1316
908-782-7727

TAPE – 063

CLINIC: Good afternoon, Planned Parenthood. This is Karen.

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

CLINIC: We don’t do them here. We would — if that’s what you’re seeking, we would do an exam, we would tell you how far along the pregnancy, and then we would give you a referral.

CALLER: Okay. Can I ask a few questions?

CLINIC: Sure. Well, my main question is my parents — like, my friend told me that my parents have to know about the abortion before I can have one. Is that true?

CLINIC: How old are you?

CALLER: I’m going to be 14 in March.

CLINIC: So you’re 13 now?

CALLER: Uh-huh.

CLINIC: Okay. And how did you become pregnant? A boyfriend or —

CALLER: Uh-huh, yeah.

CLINIC: Okay. We can see you hear without parental permission. But —

CALLER: It’s just not way they can find out. Because they don’t like him because they think he’s too old.

CLINIC: How old is he?

CALLER: He’s 22.

CLINIC: Uh-huh. You may have a problem finding a facility that would be willing to do it because of your age.

CALLER: Why? Just because —

CLINIC: Because you are so young.

CALLER: Oh.

CLINIC: When was your last missed period?

CALLER: Well —

CLINIC: When was your last period?

CALLER: — the last one was like — I’m not really sure how long ago it was. It was like — it was before Christmas. I think it was like probably the first week in December.

CLINIC: Okay. So the pregnancy is pretty new.

CALLER: Yeah, I guess.

CLINIC: Well, do you want to start by — I mean, we’re not going to ask for parental permission. Since you’re only 13, I would prefer if a parent or guardian came with you. Do you have an older sister or an aunt or anyone you can share this information with?

CALLER: No.

CLINIC: You have nobody.

CALLER: Um-um.

CLINIC: Okay. So how are you going to get here? Your boyfriend?

CALLER: Uh-huh, yeah.

CLINIC: Okay. You can come in and have an exam.

CALLER: Okay.

CLINIC: Have you done a home pregnancy test?

CALLER: Well, yeah. I did one over the weekend. It said it was positive.

CLINIC: Okay. Well, you can come in, and we can do the exam. And we can try and help you find someplace if that’s what you want to do.

CALLER: Okay. And they wouldn’t have to tell anybody?

CLINIC: I can’t promise you that. We would try and help you find someplace that would keep it confidential.

CALLER: Okay. Because they just can’t find out.

CLINIC: Yeah, I hear you. I hear you. What do you think would happen?

CALLER: Well, I don’t know. I don’t want to think about that. But my parents would be furious.

CLINIC: When are you available to come in?

CALLER: I don’t know. I’d have to talk to my boyfriend to see, but maybe Friday.

CLINIC: Okay. I have some appointments open Friday afternoon if you can come then.

CALLER: Okay. I have to call him and see.

CLINIC: You want to call him and call us back?

CALLER: Well, I guess. If, like — well, my other question is like, do you know if I could get birth control there or anything?

CLINIC: Umm-hmm.

CALLER: Yeah?

CLINIC: We can do birth control. Yeah. You have to deal with this pregnancy first, and then we can put you on birth control.

CALLER: Do you have to tell anybody about the birth control?

CLINIC: No.

CALLER: All right. Okay. Let me talk to my boyfriend. Is it all right if I call you back?

CLINIC: Sure.

CALLER: Okay.

CLINIC: Sure. We’ll be here until 5:00. And then if you miss us, the office opens at 9:00 tomorrow morning.

CALLER: Okay. Is it all right to talk to you?

CLINIC: Yeah. You can talk to any of the nurses that answer the phone. I’m not usually here.

CALLER: Oh.

CLINIC: Okay? But the supervisor’s name is Jean. You could talk to her. There are a couple of other nurses there. Okay?

CALLER: Is there any way I could talk to you? What was your name?

CLINIC: Karen.

CALLER: Karen?

CLINIC: Yeah. I won’t be in this office tomorrow though. If you call back before 5:00, I’ll still be here.

CALLER: Okay.

CLINIC: But if you call tomorrow, I won’t be here. Then I would say ask for Jean —

CALLER: Okay.

CLINIC: — because I can tell her what we discussed.

CALLER: Okay.

CLINIC: Okay?

CALLER: And she wouldn’t tell anybody either?

CLINIC: No.

CALLER: All right.

CLINIC: Okay?

CALLER: All right.

CLINIC: All right then.

CALLER: Thanks.

CLINIC: We’ll talk to you later.

CALLER: Bye.

CLINIC: Bye.

***END***

#053 – Planned Parenthood in Shrewsbury, NJ

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PLANNED PARENTHOOD
69 NEWMAN SPRINGS RD E
SHREWSBURY, NJ 7702-4038
732-842-9300

TAPE – 053

CLINIC: Parenthood. How may I help you?

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

CLINIC: Yes.

CALLER: Yeah?

CLINIC: You have to come for a pregnancy test.

CALLER: Well, how much does it cost?

CLINIC: Hold on, please.

(Pause)

CLINIC: Hi. Can I help you?

CALLER: Yeah. I was just wondering about abortions.

CLINIC: Okay. We do abortions here.

CALLER: Okay. Well, how much does that cost, I guess?

CLINIC: If you’re under 12 weeks, it’s $350.

CALLER: Okay. How do you know —

CLINIC: How do you go about doing it?

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

CLINIC: The first day of your last period. When was your last period?

CALLER: Well, I guess — it was probably around like maybe the first week in December.

CLINIC: What town do you live in?

CALLER: I live in Whiting (sp).

CLINIC: Wooding (ph)?

CALLER: Whiting, yeah.

CLINIC: Where’s that?

CALLER: Well it’s in — it’s in the middle.

CLINIC: Are you in New Jersey?

CALLER: Yeah.

CLINIC: Okay. What town is it?

CALLER: Whiting.

CLINIC: Whiting. Oh, down by Fort Dix?

CALLER: Yeah.

CLINIC: Oh. Oh, okay. So you’re about an hour-and-a-half from us. Do you want to go to Planned Parenthood in South Jersey?

CALLER: No, I really want to go just someplace where no one will see me.

CLINIC: Okay. So you need to come up here and speak to a counselor. You need to come in two visits.

CALLER: Oh.

CLINIC: So when do you want to come?

CALLER: Oh, I don’t know. I have to talk to my boyfriend to see. But — it’s just —

CLINIC: Okay. You don’t have a lot of time to play with. You should come up as soon as possible. So call your boyfriend and see when he can bring you up here.

CALLER: It’s just — the problem is I can’t tell my parents at all, because —

CLINIC: Okay.

CALLER: — he’s 22, and we’re planning on getting married. But my parents absolutely hate him because they think he’s too old for me.

CLINIC: Okay.

CALLER: But there’s just no way that they can find out that we’re having sex.

CLINIC: Okay. So how old are you?

CALLER: I’m going to be 14 in March.

CLINIC: Okay. So you need to talk to your boyfriend about bringing you up here, okay?

CALLER: Okay. And no one would tell anybody or anything?

CLINIC: You need to give us a call back; get your boyfriend to bring you up here.

CALLER: Okay.

CLINIC: All right?

CALLER: Well —

CLINIC: Why don’t you get a hold of him and give us a call back.

CALLER: Well, I won’t be able to talk to him until like after 5:00 when he gets off. But there would be no way that anybody would know at all?

CLINIC: You should give us a call tomorrow morning.

CALLER: Well, I just don’t want anyone to find out.

CLINIC: No. You can have an abortion in New Jersey up to 12 — you can have an abortion without parental consent or knowledge.

CALLER: Okay.

CLINIC: All right?

CALLER: If I ended up not being pregnant, would there be any way you guys could give us birth control?

CLINIC: Well, I would probably send you to another center because you’re so far from us.

CALLER: Yeah. But would I like be able to get birth control there?

CLINIC: You could.

CALLER: And no one would find out about that either?

CLINIC: No.

CALLER: No?

CLINIC: No.

CALLER: All right.

CLINIC: All right?

CALLER: Well, can I talk to you next time I call?

CLINIC: Sure. My name is Lauren.

CALLER: Lauren?

CLINIC: Uh-huh.

CALLER: All right.

CLINIC: All right?

CALLER: Thank you.

CLINIC: Oh, you’re welcome.

CALLER: Bye.
***END***

#064 – Planned Parenthood in Manville, NJ

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PLANNED PARENTHOOD
203 S MAIN ST
MANVILLE, NJ 8835-1867
908-231-9230

TAPE – 064

CLINIC: Planned Parenthood. Barbara speaking.

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

CLINIC: No, we do not.

CALLER: No? Do you know who I would talk — like call or —

CLINIC: You would have to become a patient here and see the doctor. Then you’d have to make your decision based on all the options.

CALLER: Okay.

CLINIC: You do options counseling. And if that’s what you decide to do, then you’re given names of different places, and you get to choose which one.

CALLER: Okay. Well, do you know if they would have to tell my parents before can have an abortion?

CLINIC: No, never. No.

CALLER: Never?

CLINIC: Never, no. There’s a law. No.

CALLER: Because there’s just no way they can find out.

CLINIC: That’s right. Only through you.

CALLER: Okay. They would be furious if they found out that me and my boyfriend were having sex. They think he’s too old for me. Is there any age requirement or anything to have an abortion?

CLINIC: What is it?

CALLER: Is there any age requirement to have an abortion?

CLINIC: Oh. No.

CALLER: No?

CLINIC: Uh-uh. It’s legal in this state.

CALLER: Okay. So I’m going to be 14 in March. Is that okay?

CLINIC: Yeah. You have a choice.

CALLER: Okay. Well, do you know — what if I wasn’t pregnant or anything?

CLINIC: What if you weren’t?

CALLER: Yeah.

CLINIC: So then you should get on birth control.

CALLER: Okay.

CLINIC: You would still need to see a doctor here and get a full exam.

CALLER: Okay.

CLINIC: Okay? You can come in and take a pregnancy test anytime.

CALLER: Okay.

CLINIC: You can do that without an appointment.

CALLER: Oh.

CLINIC: But if you want to go further than that, then you have to see the doctor.

CALLER: Oh, okay. Well, is it all right if my boyfriend brings me?

CLINIC: Sure.

CALLER: Yeah?

CLINIC: That’s your choice.

CALLER: Does it cost anything for the —

CLINIC: Hmm?

CALLER: Does it cost anything for the exam or anything?

CLINIC: Yes, it does. But everything’s done on a sliding scale here. And if you’re a student, there’s a special rate. But, yes, there is a charge.

CALLER: What if like — my boyfriend’s the one that’s going to be paying for it, and he’s an honor student. Like, he’s already graduated.

CLINIC: Well, that — no, he’d be paying for you though.

CALLER: Okay.

CLINIC: Everything’s based on you.

CALLER: Okay.

CLINIC: And if you had a full exam or everything, it would probably be about $60. But if you just come in for the pregnancy test, about $8 or $10.

CALLER: Okay. Well, my other question is, my friend told me that you guys have to know all about my boyfriend before I can get anything done.

CLINIC: There’s nothing we have to know to about him.

CALLER: She said that you guys have to know that he’s like 22 and stuff.

CLINIC: That’s none of our concern.

CALLER: Really?

CLINIC: Really.

CALLER: Okay.

CLINIC: No. This whole thing is based on you, and you alone– your history, your life, your decision.

CALLER: All right. So no one has to be told anything?

CLINIC: No. What he finds out is from you.

CALLER: Okay.

CLINIC: No, we won’t discuss it with him.

CALLER: You won’t tell anybody at all?

CLINIC: Um-um.

CALLER: Okay. Well, if like after the pregnancy test there, if I’m not pregnant, and I can have birth control?

CLINIC: Yeah, sure. We’ll discuss that with you. You’ll get counseling here from the nurses.

CALLER: Okay.

CLINIC: Okay?

CALLER: Is it all right if I call you back after I talk to him?

CLINIC: Yes, you can.

CALLER: To see if he has any questions or anything.

CLINIC: If you can, come in tomorrow, and we’ll do a pregnancy test. And we’ll counsel you then too.

CALLER: Okay. Could I call you back today or anything?

CLINIC: Yes, you can.

CALLER: What was your name?

CLINIC: Well, I’m Barbara. And I’m going to be busy probably with the doctor. We have a clinic.

CALLER: Oh, all right.

CLINIC: So one of the nurses, somebody will pick up.

CALLER: Okay.

CLINIC: Okay?

CALLER: Okay. Thanks.

CLINIC: All right. Bye bye.

CALLER: Bye.

***END***

#054 – Planned Parenthood in Freehold, NJ

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PLANNED PARENTHOOD
800 W. MAIN ST.
FREEHOLD, NJ 7728-2554
732-431-1717

TAPE – 054

CLINIC: Planned Parenthood. May I help you?

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

CLINIC: We don’t. We do pregnancy testing, and then we can refer you out.

CALLER: Okay. Well, I actually have a couple of questions. Like, do you know if my parents have to find out before I can have an abortion?

CLINIC: Not at this time.

CALLER: Not at this time?

CLINIC: No.

CALLER: All right. Well, the problem is that my parents can’t find out at all. Because like, well, my boyfriend’s 22, and they just absolutely hate him because they think he’s too old for me. But there’s just no way that they can find out we’re having sex at all.

CLINIC: Okay. Just so long as you don’t use insurance then usually there’s not a way for people to find out.

CALLER: Okay. Well, he’s going to pay for everything.

CLINIC: Okay. Do you want to make an appointment for a pregnancy test?

CALLER: Yeah.

CLINIC: Okay. Hold on.

(Pause)

CLINIC: Hello?

CALLER: Yeah?

CLINIC: Okay. Are you coming here for first time?

CALLER: Yeah.

CLINIC: Okay. Can I have your last name?

CALLER: It’s Smith.

CLINIC: Smith?

CALLER: Yep.

CLINIC: First name?

CALLER: Is Christine.

CLINIC: Can I have your zip code?

CALLER: Um —

CLINIC: Your date of birth is when?

CALLER: It’s March 19, 1988.

CLINIC: 9/15/80? No?

CALLER: What? It’s March 19, 1988.

CLINIC: Zip code, please?

CALLER: Well, I don’t — do you really need that?

CLINIC: This information is highly confidential, but we’re going to need some — we’re going to need your phone number, we’re going to need the name of your guardian.

CALLER: Oh, whoa.

CLINIC: I don’t have to take this information right now, but when you come in, we’re going to need some information from you. Are you a student?

CALLER: Well, yeah.

CLINIC: Okay. Can I have your phone number?

CALLER: Well, I’m at my friend’s house. I don’t —

CLINIC: We need your phone number. We would never call and say that we’re from here, but we need your — we need a number.

CALLER: Why do you need it?

CLINIC: Excuse me?

CALLER: Why do you need the phone number?

CLINIC: Suppose we need to cancel the appointment for whatever reason? We’re not going to call and say that we’re from Planned Parenthood. We’re not going to call and say we’re from Planned Parenthood.

CALLER: Like, there’s no way — my mom always answer the phone.

CLINIC: We have a name that we call, and we say — I cannot give you all the information over the phone. But when we need to call the patient, we have something that we say, and they’ll know who it is. We will explain to you this when you come in.

CALLER: Okay. But you guys won’t tell anybody at all?

CLINIC: No. It’s confidential.

CALLER: Okay.

CLINIC: Okay.

CALLER: Say like I wasn’t pregnant, do you guys do birth control there?

CLINIC: Yes, we do.

CALLER: And you wouldn’t tell anybody about that either?

CLINIC: No.

CALLER: No.

CLINIC: It’s totally confidential.

CALLER: Okay. Well, can I call you back after I talk to my boyfriend?

CLINIC: Sure. You want to call back?

CALLER: Yeah. Well, can I talk to you when I call back?

CLINIC: Okay. You can call back if you want. I know you can call me with a number that I can reach you if I need to.

CALLER: Okay. Well, what was your name?

CLINIC: Excuse me?

CALLER: What’s your name?

CLINIC: I’m the one who picked up the phone. Chris.

CALLER: Chris?

CLINIC: Um-hmm.

CALLER: Okay.

CLINIC: Okay?

CALLER: Thanks.

CLINIC: Bye.

CALLER: Bye.
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#065 – Planned Parenthood in Perth Amboy, NJ

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PLANNED PARENTHOOD
215 MARKET ST.
PERTH AMBOY, NJ 8861-4330
732-442-4499
732-842-9300

TAPE – 065

(dialing sounds) (ringing 1X)

CLINIC: Planned Parenthood. May I help you?

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

CLINIC: We don’t do them here. Our main clinic does. Do you want their number?

CALLER: Yeah.

CLINIC: Okay, it’s 732-842-9300.

CALLER: 9300?

CLINIC: Um-hum.

CALLER: Okay. Can I ask you a couple questions?

CLINIC: Go ahead.

CALLER: Well, like my friend told me that you guys have to tell my parents before I can have an abortion. Is that true?

CLINIC: That’s false.

CALLER: Oh. Okay.

CLINIC: We don’t have to tell your parents anything.

CALLER: Okay.

CLINIC: We don’t tell your parents anything.

CALLER: Okay. Because if they found out –

CLINIC: Everything is confidential.

CALLER: Yeah. If they found out I would be in big trouble. They can’t stand my boyfriend.

CLINIC: To us it’s like none of their business, you know what I mean? (laughs)

CALLER: Yeah.

CLINIC: That’s why you come to us. You know what I mean?

CALLER: Okay.

CLINIC: Because minors have rights here. And we don’t inform your parents of anything.

CALLER: Okay.

CLINIC: Okay, hon?

CALLER: Well, yeah. All right.

CLINIC: You can call them and — well, where do you live?

CALLER: Well, I live in Middletown.

CLINIC: Okay. Maybe, Spotswood is probably closer for you. Maybe you need to go in for a pregnancy test because you know you’re pregnant already?

CALLER: Well, I took a pregnancy test over the weekend, and –

CLINIC: It came out positive?

CALLER: Yeah.

CLINIC: Okay. The only way we can like give you a referral to go somewhere, you have to come into our clinic and get a pregnancy test. We have to confirm it and then we counsel you and give you a referral.

CALLER: Okay.

CLINIC: You can call Spotswood. Spotswood is close to you, right?

CALLER: Well, I don’t know.

CLINIC: Yeah, because you live in Middletown, yeah. I think it’s closer to you. You know where Perth Amboy is?

CALLER: Huh?

CLINIC: We’re in Perth Amboy. You know where we are?

CALLER: Yeah. Well, my boyfriend knows.

CLINIC: Okay. Do you just want to make an appointment for a pregnancy test?

CALLER: Well, I don’t know. They don’t have to tell anybody, right?

CLINIC: I’m sorry?

CALLER: They don’t have to tell anybody, right?

CLINIC: No. We won’t tell anybody.

CALLER: Okay.

CLINIC: This is your business.

CALLER: Even like is there an age requirement or anything?

CLINIC: There’s no age requirement.

CALLER: Okay. So it’s all right if like — like I’m going to be 14 in March.

CLINIC: It don’t matter.

CALLER: It doesn’t matter?

CLINIC: No, hon.

CALLER: All right.

CLINIC: Okay?

CALLER: My friend also told me that you guys have to know that, how old my boyfriend is.

CLINIC: We don’t have to know any information about your boyfriend. Whoever’s giving you this information is misinforming you.

CALLER: Okay.

CLINIC: Okay? So you did the right thing by calling here.

CALLER: Okay.

CLINIC: We give you the accurate information. Don’t listen to your friends because they’re giving you misinformation, okay?

CALLER: Well, she said that –

CLINIC: We don’t have to know anything about your boyfriend.

CALLER: Okay.

CLINIC: Okay? You need to come in as a patient. Come in for a pregnancy test. We’ll — if you are pregnant we’ll confirm it, and then the nurse will counsel you and refer you.

CALLER: Okay.

CLINIC: Okay, hon?

CALLER: Well, like — all right.

CLINIC: Go ahead.

CALLER: If like he — he said that we should look into birth control. Like –

CLINIC: Yes, maybe you should.

CALLER: Okay.

CLINIC: That’s definitely a good idea for you. If you’re sexually active you should be on some type of birth control. We supply that here too. So if you come in for pregnancy tests and you’re confirmed and — do you know what you would want to do? You want to avoid it?

CALLER: Well, I — yeah.

CLINIC: Okay. So after you do that you will come back in two weeks.

CALLER: Okay.

CLINIC: You know what I mean? Then you will get a whole GYN exam — pap smear and everything, and then we supply you three months worth of birth control pills. Because you’re a patient here we supply you with that. We put you on a student scale fee which is not that much, and then you just keep coming and receive your pills.

CALLER: Okay. Well, what if my boyfriend’s not — like he’s paying for it, and he’s 22. He’s not a student anymore.

CLINIC: That’s fine. We still put you on a sliding scale fee. You know what I mean? So you just give us his info — we give you the paperwork. You put his income down. That’s it.

CALLER: Okay.

CLINIC: Okay? But if it’s easier for you to just keep it as a student fee, and that way he won’t be paying that much.

CALLER: Okay.

CLINIC: Okay?

CALLER: So even if he’s not a student you just say he is, or what?

CLINIC: No. You don’t say anything about him. Information, everything on the paper you put about yourself. But in the income bracket you just put his income.

CALLER: And you guys don’t have to tell anybody or anything?

CLINIC: We don’t tell nobody nothing. Only thing that’s on your paper, we need a guardian.

CALLER: Okay.

CLINIC: You’ll need — not him. Not your boyfriend. Your mother. The only way we will call your mother is if you got hit by a car outside or something, you know what I mean? But she don’t have to know you was here. You know what I’m saying?

CALLER: Okay.

CLINIC: We aren’t going to write letters to your house. We won’t call your house, nothing like that.

CALLER: Okay.

CLINIC: And if you couldn’t pay your whole balance we wouldn’t even bill you. We’d just run a balance so that the next time you come in to receive more pills, you pay on your balance from before and your current visit. That’s how we do it. You pay as you come or you pay as you can.

CALLER: Okay.

CLINIC: Okay? So did you want to set up an appointment?

CALLER: Well, I’d have to call him to see when he can get off. Is there any way I can call you back?

CLINIC: Okay, because we — actually can’t even put you in until the 22nd. So the longer you wait the longer the appointment is going to be.

CALLER: Okay.

CLINIC: Okay? So. We, actually tonight we close at 5:30, so that’s, if you can try to call before 5:30 so I can put you in for the 22nd.

CALLER: Okay. What was your name so I can –

CLINIC: My name is Wanda.

CALLER: Wanda?

CLINIC: Yep.

CALLER: All right.

CLINIC: Okay, hon?

CALLER: Thank you.

CLINIC: All right.

CALLER: Bye.

CLINIC: Bye bye.

(phone clicks)

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#055 – Planned Parenthood in Hazlet, NJ

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PLANNED PARENTHOOD
1 BETHANY RD. # 01
HAZLET, NJ 7730-1669
732-888-4900

TAPE – 055

CLINIC: Planned Parenthood. Can I help you?

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

CLINIC: You’d have to come in for a pregnancy test and speak with a counselor.

CALLER: Oh, okay. Well, could I ask a couple of questions first?

CLINIC: Okay. Well, due to security reasons, I won’t be able to answer anything about that.

CALLER: It’s just that I need to know before I do anything.

CLINIC: No. You need to come in for the test. And then when you come in for the test, they’ll be able to discuss everything with you then.

CALLER: It’s just — I can’t — the problem is, I can’t tell my parents at all. My boyfriend’s 22. And we’re planning on getting married, but my parents can’t stand him because they think he’s too old for me. And if they found out that we were having sex, we would get in big trouble.

CLINIC: Okay. That’s no problem. We’re confidential. They don’t have to know.

CALLER: You wouldn’t have to tell anybody at all?

CLINIC: Nope.

CALLER: Okay. Well, is there like an age limit for an abortion of anything?

CLINIC: No.

CALLER: So it’s all right if I’m like — I’m going to be 14 in March, so that’s still okay?

CLINIC: Uh-huh.

CALLER: If it ended up that I wasn’t pregnant, would you guys be able to do birth control or anything?

CLINIC: Yep.

CALLER: Yeah? And still no one would have to know about that either?

CLINIC: Yep.

CALLER: Okay. So I have to come in to —

CLINIC: Yeah, you need to make an appointment. Hold on a second.

CALLER: All right.

(Pause)

CLINIC: Hold on.

CALLER: Okay.

(Pause)

CLINIC: Okay. I’m going to make you an appointment.

CALLER: Okay.

CLINIC: Could I get your name, last name first?

CALLER: Well, it’s Smith.

CLINIC: Smith?

CALLER: Uh-huh. And my first name is Christine.

CLINIC: With a “C”?

CALLER: Uh-huh.

CLINIC: What is your birthday?

CALLER: It’s March 19, 1988.

CLINIC: Phone number, cell phone, beeper?

CALLER: Well, is it all right if I — I have to talk to my boyfriend. Can I call you guys back?

CLINIC: Okay.

CALLER: Well, is it okay if I talk to you. I just don’t want —

CLINIC: Let me just set up this appointment.

CALLER: Okay.

CLINIC: What days are good for you?

CALLER: I don’t know. I’ve got to talk to my — well, I guess, maybe Friday.

CLINIC: Is he at school?

CALLER: Well, he’s at work.

CLINIC: Okay. Why don’t you call me back when you have a good time that the both of you can come. All right?

CALLER: Okay. What was your name?

CLINIC: Jackie.

CALLER: Jackie?

CLINIC: Yep.

CALLER: All right.

CLINIC: Okay?

CALLER: Thanks.

CLINIC: All right. Bye.

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#066 – Planned Parenthood in Spotswood, NJ

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PLANNED PARENTHOOD
12 SNOWHILL ST # 3
SPOTSWOOD, NJ 8884-1394
732-251-9649
732-723-9192

TAPE – 066

CLINIC: Planned Parenthood. How can I help you?

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

CLINIC: No, we don’t.

CALLER: No? Do you know —

CLINIC: Not on this site. We just give you a referral somewhere to another Planned Parenthood, or we can give you a referral somewhere else– whatever suits you best. There’s like a whole explaining process on how each clinic works, and how they work, and how the anesthetic is done. So whatever you think is best for yourself.

So you would have to come in. Schedule an appointment first, come in, get a pregnancy test done. If it comes back positive, then we’ll give you a referral somewhere else. And we’ll counsel you on what you’re going to do and what you should do.

CALLER: Okay. Can I ask a few questions?

CLINIC: Excuse me?

CALLER: Can I ask you a question or two?

CLINIC: Yeah, you can ask me questions.

CALLER: Well, my main question is, like, my friend told me that you guys have to tell my parents before I can have an abortion. Is that true?

CLINIC: No. That’s not true.

CALLER: No?

CLINIC: Everything that’s said and done here is confidential, and you do not need your parents’ consent to get an abortion.

CALLER: Oh, okay. It’s just that my parents can’t find out at all because my boyfriend’s 22. And we want to get married, but they hate him because he’s just so old. Well, they just think he’s old.

CLINIC: How old are you?

CALLER: Like, I don’t understand why they — but I’m going to be 14 in March.

CLINIC: Oh, okay. You think what’s best for you. Whatever you want to do. You can either call and make an appointment with us, and we’ll schedule you to get a pregnancy test done here.

CALLER: Okay. And nobody would have to know?

CLINIC: Nobody knows, honey. Nobody has to know.

CALLER: All right.

CLINIC: And will you go to get the abortion done, you can go with a friend, or even with him you can go.

CALLER: Okay.

CLINIC: Yeah. You have rights here, like everybody else. Everything that’s done here, we don’t need your parents’ consent.

CALLER: Okay. Like if it ends up that I’m not pregnant or whatever —

CLINIC: You can get on birth control.

CALLER: Really?

CLINIC: Yeah.

CALLER: No one would have to know about that either?

CLINIC: No.

CALLER: Okay.

CLINIC: Okay?

CALLER: Okay.

CLINIC: Do you want to set an appointment?

CALLER: Well, is it all right if I call my boyfriend, and then call you back?

CLINIC: Okay. Call your boyfriend, discuss it with him, and then call me back.

CALLER: Okay. What was your name?

CLINIC: Ask for Demaris (sp).

CALLER: Huh?

CLINIC: Ask for Demaris.

CALLER: Demaris?

CLINIC: Yes, Demaris.

CALLER: Okay.

CLINIC: Okay, sweetie?

CALLER: Thanks.

CLINIC: Okay. Bye bye.

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