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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***

#057 – Planned Parenthood in Dover, NJ

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PLANNED PARENTHOOD
30 N MORRIS ST.
DOVER, NJ 7801-3910
973-361-6006

TAPE – 057

CLINIC: Planned Parenthood, Dover. Brenda speaking. How may I help you?

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

CLINIC: No, we don’t.

CALLER: No? Do you know anyone that, like, would or anything?

CLINIC: You’d have to be a patient here to get the information. We have to be the one to do your pregnancy test and so forth in order to give you a referral.

CALLER: Okay. Well, how do I — what do I need to do?

CLINIC: You have to have a pregnancy test.

CALLER: Yeah.

CLINIC: If the test is positive, then you have to have a doctor’s appointment for a complete gynecological check-up with a pap smear to determine how pregnant you are. Then we can make a referral.

CALLER: All right. What do I need to do?

CLINIC: Have you missed a period?

CALLER: Well, yeah, like —

CLINIC: Are you more than 14 days late?

CALLER: Well, I think so.

CLINIC: Okay. Once you’ve missed a period and you’re 14 days late, you can come at anytime that we’re open, which is Monday through Saturday. We open at 9:00. Tuesday and Friday we close at 4:00.

CALLER: Oh, okay.

CLINIC: Monday, Wednesday and Thursday we close at 7:00, and Saturday at 3:00.

CALLER: Okay.

CLINIC: You can just walk in anytime. We’ll do a pregnancy test. And if it turns out positive, then we’ll make you an appointment to come in and see the doctor.

CALLER: Okay.

CLINIC: All right?

CALLER: What if I — I did do a pregnancy test like last weekend.

CLINIC: You have to do a professional test. We have to do the test to establish it’s —

CALLER: Okay. Do you have to be like — do you guys have to tell my parents or anything?

CLINIC: No. How old are you?

CALLER: Well, I’ll be 14 in March.

CLINIC: No. You can come in and get a test.

CALLER: Okay.

CLINIC: All right?

CALLER: And nobody would have to tell anybody?

CLINIC: No. Of course, in order for you to get the termination, I mean, you may need some money. And that may be that you’d have to talk to your parents about it or talk to somebody that can help you pay for it.

CALLER: Oh, well, my boyfriend will pay for that.

CLINIC: Okay.

CALLER: It’s just my parents can’t know at all. He’s 22. And we’re plan on getting married, but they can’t stand him because they think he’s too old for me. But they just can’t find out that we’re having sex.

CLINIC: Oh, okay.

CALLER: I would get in big trouble.

CLINIC: Okay. So then just come in, and we’ll do the test, and see what we have to do after that, okay?

CALLER: Okay.

CLINIC: All right.

CALLER: If you guys did the test and I wasn’t pregnant, would there be any way to get birth control?

CLINIC: Yep.

CALLER: Yeah? Would you guys have to tell anybody about that at all?

CLINIC: No. You just have to make an appointment to come in to see the doctor. The doctor will examine you, and then give you a method of birth control.

CALLER: Okay.

CLINIC: All right?

CALLER: Well, can I call you guys back later today or —

CLINIC: Well, you can just come in. You don’t need an appointment to come in for the pregnancy test.

CALLER: Oh.

CLINIC: So you just come in for that. And once that’s done, then we can make arrangements, appointments to come back for the rest of the stuff.

CALLER: Well, I need to talk to my boyfriend. But if he has questions, can I talk to you later?

CLINIC: Yeah, sure. Well, today is Tuesday. So we’re only here until 4:00.

CALLER: Oh, okay.

CLINIC: So tomorrow would be the best day because we’re here from 9:00 in the morning until 7:00 at night.

CALLER: Okay. Well, what was your name so I can ask you.

CLINIC: My name is Brenda. I may or may not be here. But any of the girls will help you as well.

CALLER: Okay.

CLINIC: Okay?

CALLER: Thanks.

CLINIC: Okay. Bye bye.

CALLER: Bye.

***END***

#084 – Planned Parenthood in Trenton, NJ

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PLANNED PARENTHOOD
941 WHITE HORSE MERCERVILLE RD
TRENTON, NJ 8610-1407
609-585-4747

TAPE – 084

(dialing sounds) (ringing 2X)

CLINIC: Planned Parenthood.

CALLER: Hi. Do you guys do abortions there?

CLINIC: East Bay Street. You want that number?

CALLER: Yeah.

CLINIC: 599-4881.

CALLER: Okay. Do you know if they would have to tell my parents or anything?

CLINIC: I don’t think so.

CALLER: You don’t think so? It’s just, my parents can’t find out because like I’m 13 years old, and like my boyfriend is 22, and we’re going to get married, but my boyfriend — or my parents can’t stand my boyfriend because like they think he’s too old for me. But I don’t understand. Do you think he’s too old for me or anything?

CLINIC: I think it’s confidential.

CALLER: Okay. So they wouldn’t have to find out anything?

CLINIC: Make sure you don’t use their insurance.

CALLER: Okay. Well, he would pay for it.

CLINIC: Okay. Yeah, because if you use their insurance it will come up in their explanation.

CALLER: Yeah. All right.

CLINIC: Okay?

CALLER: So like say that wasn’t pregnant, could I come in to see you guys and get birth control?

CLINIC: Uh-huh.

CALLER: Yeah?

CLINIC: If you’re not pregnant you can come to the Hamilton clinic.

CALLER: Okay. Well, like they wouldn’t have to tell anybody about the birth control either?

CLINIC: No. Whatever is done here is completely confidential.

CALLER: Okay.

CLINIC: Okay?

CALLER: Is it cool if I call you back and talk to you?

CLINIC: Umm.

CALLER: Like if he has a question or anything is it cool if I call you later and talk to you?

CLINIC: Yeah.

CALLER: Yeah? What was your name?

CLINIC: Sonia (sp), but I won’t be here for long.

CALLER: Okay.

CLINIC: I’ll be back tomorrow.

CALLER: Okay.

CLINIC: Okay?

CALLER: Okay.

CLINIC: Bye.

CALLER: Bye.

(phone clicks)

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#047 – Planned Parenthood in Plainfiled, NJ

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PLANNED PARENTHOOD
123 PARK AVE. # 6
PLAINFILED, NJ 7060-1203
908-756-3736

TAPE – 047

CLINIC: Planned Parenthood. This is Millie. May I help you?

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

CLINIC: No, we don’t.

CALLER: No? Do you know of anyone that does?

CLINIC: I cannot give that information until you have check-up with us. We can give you a referral after a check-up.

CALLER: A check-up? Okay. What would I do for that?

CLINIC: You need to make an appointment. Have you been here before?

CALLER: No.

CLINIC: The soonest that I can put you in will be Saturday, the 23rd or the 25th, Monday.

CALLER: Okay. Well, I don’t know. I have to call my boyfriend and see if he can get off work. But can you answer a question for me?

CLINIC: What?

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

CLINIC: No.

CALLER: No?

CLINIC: No.

CALLER: It’s just my parents can’t know.

CLINIC: Don’t worry. They don’t have to know.

CALLER: Okay.

CLINIC: Okay?

CALLER: Because if they found out we were having sex, they would be so mad. They can’t stand him. He’s 22, and they think he’s too old for me.

CLINIC: Okay. Don’t worry. If you want a referral, first of all we need a check-up, and we can give a referral. After that, you have to call them up, and ask how much it is, and whatever you want to go.

CALLER: What if it turned out that I wasn’t pregnant?

CLINIC: Well, that’s why you need a check-up here and a pregnancy test first.

CALLER: Okay. Would you guys be able to give me birth control or anything?

CLINIC: After the termination? Yeah.

CALLER: Well, like if I wasn’t pregnant.

CLINIC: Oh yeah. If you were not pregnant, yeah.

CALLER: Is there like an age limit for that or anything?

CLINIC: No.

CALLER: So it’s okay if I’m like —

CLINIC: If you’re 12.

CALLER: Okay. Well, I’m going to be 14 in March.

CLINIC: That’s okay. All right?

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

CLINIC: No. It’s confidential.

CALLER: Can I call you back?

CLINIC: Yeah. Like I said, 10:15 on the 23rd or Monday the 25th at 3:30.

CALLER: What was your name?

CLINIC: Millie.

CALLER: Millie? Okay.

CLINIC: Okay.

CALLER: Thank you.

CLINIC: All right. Bye.

***END***

#058 – Planned Parenthood in Newton, NJ

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PLANNED PARENTHOOD
8 MORAN ST
NEWTON, NJ 7860-1806
973-383-5218

TAPE – 058

CLINIC: Good afternoon, Planned Parenthood. Rosemary speaking. How can I help you?

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

CLINIC: No, we don’t.

CALLER: No? Do you know who I should call for that?

CLINIC: Well, you can look in the phone book under clinics and/or abortions.

CALLER: Okay.

CLINIC: Okay?

CALLER: Is there any way I could ask you a couple questions?

CLINIC: Go ahead.

CALLER: Like, my friend told me that my parents have to find out about it before I can have an abortion.

CLINIC: Right.

CALLER: Is that true?

CLINIC: Yep.

CALLER: They do?

CLINIC: Yep. That’s a law that was passed last year.

CALLER: Is there any way that they wouldn’t have to know? It’s just — my problem is I can’t tell my parents, because my boyfriend’s 22. And we’re planning to get married, but my parents can’t stand him because he’s —

CLINIC: Where do you live, hon?

CALLER: I live in Andover.

CLINIC: What you would do with us is you can become a patient here.

CALLER: Yeah?

CLINIC: And you have to come in and have a complete examination, including a pregnancy test.

CALLER: Okay.

CLINIC: And then we would refer you out.

CALLER: Oh, okay.

CLINIC: Would you want to do that?

CALLER: Well, would anybody have to know?

CLINIC: I don’t believe so. You know what you can do? Give us a call in about an hour, then one of the nurses could talk to.

CALLER: Oh. Well, if like —

CLINIC: How about 8:00?

CALLER: Eight o’clock tonight?

CLINIC: Uh-huh.

CALLER: I don’t know.

CLINIC: No, this is just to call and talk.

CALLER: Yeah. Well, I’m like at my friend’s house now. At 8:00 her parents will be here.

CLINIC: All right. How about in half an hour?

CALLER: Well, I don’t know.

CLINIC: I’ll have a nurse available in half an hour.

CALLER: Well, I don’t know. My friend said that you guys have to just know everything. And I just don’t want my parents to find out at all.

CLINIC: If you become a patient of ours.

CALLER: Oh. Okay. Well, do you have to be a certain age to be a patient?

CLINIC: No.

CALLER: I’m going to be 14 in March.

CLINIC: Where are you going to come up with this money?

CALLER: Well, my boyfriend will pay for it.

CLINIC: Okay. Because our fee here is going to run around, oh, let’s say about $25-$30. And then it’s about between $200 and $300 for a termination.

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

CLINIC: No.

CALLER: Well, if it ended up where the pregnancy test was negative or whatever —

CLINIC: Are you late for your period?

CALLER: Well, yeah.

CLINIC: How late?

CALLER: I don’t really know. I think —

CLINIC: When were you due?

CALLER: Well, maybe around the first week or so of this month.

CLINIC: Okay. So you’re not too, too late. So you’ve got time.

What do you want to do? Do you want to set up an appointment, and this way you can talk to the counselor. And the nurse can give you all your options?

Why don’t you do this? This is going to be easier for you. Why don’t you do this?

CALLER: Okay.

CLINIC: Just come in. Come in tomorrow. Can you have your boyfriend bring you tomorrow?

CALLER: Well, I don’t know. I’d have to talk to him and see if he can get off work.

CLINIC: No, no. Just to come in for a pregnancy test.

CALLER: Well, he’d have to drive me, and he’d have to be off to be able to take me.

CLINIC: All right. Do you know what day he can take off?

CALLER: I guess — I think Friday.

CLINIC: Friday he can take off? Because you could come in Friday anytime between, say, 9:30 and 4:00. You can have the pregnancy test done, because you would need to have one to become our patient. And then you can sit and talk with the nurse, and she can give you all the legalities. And she can give you all the information on which way you want to go.

CALLER: Okay.

CLINIC: Okay?

CALLER: But she wouldn’t have to tell anybody?

CLINIC: Well, you’ll talk to her about that. Well, she’s not going to — if somebody walks in here — this is total confidentiality.

CALLER: Total?

CLINIC: Total.

CALLER: Okay.

CLINIC: Somebody could walk in here and say, “I’m Mary Smith’s mother. I want to know if she was here.” And we could not give out any information that you were even here.

CALLER: They wouldn’t have to tell about, like —

CLINIC: That you’re going to have to talk to the nurse about.

CALLER: Okay.

CLINIC: So why don’t you come in Friday. Have him bring you in Friday.

CALLER: Okay.

CLINIC: And it’s only going to take five or ten minutes for the test, and then you’ll talk with the nurse.

CALLER: Okay. They wouldn’t tell anyone about my boyfriend then?

CLINIC: No. No. Absolutely not.

CALLER: No?

CLINIC: No, we can’t.

CALLER: Oh.

CLINIC: We can’t. We can’t. Okay?

CALLER: All right.

CLINIC: So don’t worry about that.

CALLER: Okay. I just don’t want to get in trouble.

CLINIC: Yep.

CALLER: All right.

CLINIC: Okay? So come in Friday between 9:30 but before 4:00.

CALLER: All right.

CLINIC: Okay?

CALLER: Okay, thanks.

CLINIC: All right. We’ll see you Friday.

CALLER: Bye.

CLINIC: Bye bye.

***END***

#048 – Planned Parenthood in Newark, NJ

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PLANNED PARENTHOOD
151 WASHINGTON ST FL 2
NEWARK,NJ 7102-3099
973-622-3900

TAPE – 048

RECORDING: Thank you for calling Parenthood of Metropolitan New Jersey. For English press 1.

If you know the extension you are calling, you may dial that number at anytime. To reach our clinic or support center, press 1.

For appointments only, dial 201.

One moment, please.

RECORDING: The person you have called is not available. If you know the extension you are calling, you may dial that number at any time. To reach our clinic or support center, press 1.

For appointments only, dial 201. For test results, dial 242. For medical questions, dial 206.

CLINIC: Planned Parenthood. May I help you?

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

CLINIC: No, we don’t.

CALLER: No? Do you know of any place —

CLINIC: We don’t give that information over the phone, baby.

CALLER: Oh, you don’t?

CLINIC: No. You have to become a client either our facility or some other facility, and they give you that information in person.

CALLER: How do I become a client?

CLINIC: You become a client by making an appointment for an exam.

CALLER: Okay. Can I ask you a question?

CLINIC: Um-hmm.

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

CLINIC: No, we don’t.

CALLER: Not at all?

CLINIC: No.

CALLER: Okay. It’s just my parents can’t find out because my boyfriend’s 22. And they don’t like him because they think he’s too old for me.

CLINIC: He is too old for you. And because you’re saying your parents don’t like him, doesn’t matter. But it sounds like from the tone of your voice, he is too old for you. We can discuss that when you’re here, that’s if you decide to come here.

CALLER: Okay. How do you know he’s too old for me?

CLINIC: Because you sound very young, and you said your parents don’t like him because they think he’s too old for you. So I’m thinking you’re a teenager and he’s 22. Am I correct?

CALLER: Well, I’ll be 14 in March.

CLINIC: Baby, he’s way too old for you.

CALLER: But we’re in love. We’re going to get married.

CLINIC: He’s too old for you. If you’re 13 and he’s 22, you need to be asking yourself what does a 22-year-old man see in a 13-year-old. And he needs to be saying to himself, if I love this young woman, and she’s 13, and I know I can go to jail messing around with a 13-year-old, what’s wrong with me.

CALLER: Do you have to tell anybody?

CLINIC: No, we don’t have to tell anybody. We just talk to you about it. And yes, we definitely will talk to you about it.

CALLER: Okay.

CLINIC: Do you still want to make an appointment?

CALLER: Do you guys do birth control there?

CLINIC: Yes, we do.

CALLER: Would you guys have to tell anybody about that or anything?

CLINIC: No, we wouldn’t. No. So what you do here is between us and you.

CALLER: Okay. And no one would have to know?

CLINIC: No. No one would have to know. We do encourage you to talk to your parents, but we don’t go tell them the information.

CALLER: Okay.

CLINIC: Okay. When you come, you will need money. You’re looking at, at least, $26, at least.

CALLER: I would have to talk to my boyfriend. Can I call you back?

CLINIC: When you call back, you want the front desk to make an appointment. That’s extension 201, okay?

CALLER: Well, can I talk to you?

CLINIC: Sure. If you want to talk to me, you can.

CALLER: What was your name?

CLINIC: Ms. Jefferson.

CALLER: Ms. Jefferson?

CLINIC: Yes.

CALLER: Okay.

CLINIC: All right.

CALLER: Thank you.

CLINIC: You’re welcome.

CALLER: Bye.

CLINIC: Bye bye.

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#059 – Planned Parenthood in Morristwon, NJ

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PLANNED PARENTHOOD
196 SPEEDWELL AVE
MORRISTWON, NJ 7960-3889
973-539-1364

TAPE – 059

CLINIC: Planned Parenthood. Ann speaking.

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

CLINIC: No, not here. But we would give you a referral.

CALLER: Oh, okay.

CLINIC: You need to come in and see our doctor.

CALLER: Oh. Can I ask a couple of questions first?

CLINIC: Sure.

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

CLINIC: Do you live in New Jersey?

CALLER: Yeah, I do.

CLINIC: No. Then you don’t.

CALLER: Oh, okay. The problem is they can’t tell my parents at all, not at all. Because like my boyfriend is 22. And we’re planning to get married because we really love each other. But my parents hate him because they think he’s too old for me.

CLINIC: Well, how old are you?

CALLER: I’m going to be 14 in March.

CLINIC: You’re 13 and he’s 22?

CALLER: Uh-huh. But we’re in love, and we’re going to get married. And he’s going to take care of everything.

CLINIC: Well, I’m going to be honest with you.

CALLER: Yeah?

CLINIC: You are really under the age of what’s legal for him to be having any kind of relationship with.

CALLER: Okay.

CLINIC: Okay? If you’re under the age of 16, it’s considered an illegal act on his part.

CALLER: What would happen to him?

CLINIC: He could go to jail.

CALLER: What? But — what can I do?

CLINIC: Do you have anybody that you can talk to?

CALLER: No.

CLINIC: Do you live with your parents?

CALLER: Yeah, but they absolutely hate him. Like they don’t understand anything.

CLINIC: Where do you go to school?

CALLER: I’m home-schooled.

CLINIC: Why are you home-schooled? Just their choice, or —

CALLER: Yeah.

CLINIC: So you have no — do you have any contact with a guidance counselor or anybody at the local school?

CALLER: No.

CLINIC: Where do you live?

CALLER: I live in Oldwick.

CLINIC: Where?

CALLER: Oldwick.

CLINIC: Oh, Oldwick.

CALLER: Yeah.

CLINIC: Do you have a church that you go to or anyone there?

CALLER: Well, we just moved here. We don’t really have like a normal church that we go to.

CLINIC: Where did you move from?

CALLER: We moved from Texas.

CLINIC: I see. Well, I think you need to come in and talk to somebody.

CALLER: Okay.

CLINIC: Do you have a friend that could bring you?

CALLER: Well, my boyfriend will bring me.

CLINIC: Okay. Well, I think you definitely need to come in and talk to someone.

CALLER: Would they tell anybody? They wouldn’t tell on us, would they?

CLINIC: Well, they can’t — how long have you known this person?

CALLER: For like a year.

CLINIC: And he goes to school, or he works?

CALLER: He’s got a job.

CLINIC: He’s got a job. Okay. Well, like I said, you really need to go and talk to someone.

CALLER: Okay.

CLINIC: How far along are you? Do you have any idea?

CALLER: I don’t know exactly. I took a pregnancy test over the weekend. It said it was positive.

CLINIC: Okay. Well, why don’t you just come in and have the pregnancy test first.

CALLER: Okay.

CLINIC: We’ll start there, and then we’ll figure out what to do from there. Okay? You can walk in anytime for a pregnancy test, okay?

CALLER: Okay.

CLINIC: They’re only going to — if you don’t give his name, no one will ever know who he is.

CALLER: Oh, okay.

CLINIC: Okay?

CALLER: So like I wouldn’t have to tell anybody, and no one will find out?

CLINIC: Well, not unless you told them.

CALLER: Okay. If, like, I ended up not being pregnant, would you guys provide birth control?

CLINIC: Sure.

CALLER: Yeah?

CLINIC: Um-hmm.

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

CLINIC: No.

CALLER: No?

CLINIC: No.

CALLER: All right.

CLINIC: Okay.

CALLER: Is it all right if I call you back like if my boyfriend has any questions or whatever?

CLINIC: Sure.

CALLER: What was your name.

CLINIC: Well, my name is Ann. But you don’t have to talk — you can talk to whoever is here.

CALLER: Okay. Well, all right.

CLINIC: Okay?

CALLER: Okay.

CLINIC: Okay.

CALLER: Thanks.

CLINIC: You’re welcome.

CALLER: Bye.

CLINIC: Bye.

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#049 – Planned Parenthood in Pompton Lakes, NJ

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PLANNED PARENTHOOD
750 HAMBURG TPKE
POMPTON LAKES, NJ 7442-1452
973-839-2363

TAPE – 049

CLINIC: Planned Parenthood. Can I help you?

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

CLINIC: No, we don’t. We confirm the pregnancy, and we can give you a referral.

CALLER: Okay. What do you need to do to confirm the pregnancy?

CLINIC: You need an appointment. You come in, pee in a cup. We do some paperwork. You’re on your way.

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

CLINIC: Sure.

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

CLINIC: Well, we don’t perform them here.

CALLER: Okay. But do my parents have to know or anything?

CLINIC: I’m not sure. You would have to ask at where we refer you, at the termination facility.

CALLER: It’s just they can’t find out at all. Like, if they knew that — 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.

CLINIC: How old are you?

CALLER: I’m going to be 14 in March. But if they found out we were having sex, they would be furious.

CLINIC: Actually, that’s considered statutory rape. You’re 14 and he’s 22.

CALLER: Well, what can I do?

CLINIC: You need to come in and let us evaluate you.

CALLER: Okay. Would you guys have to tell anybody?

CLINIC: Here? No. We don’t tell anybody anything.

CALLER: What if it turns out that I’m not pregnant after you guys do the test or whatever?

CLINIC: We would suggest you come back, become a patient with us, get you on some birth control.

CALLER: Would you guys have to tell anybody about birth control at all?

CLINIC: No. The thing is, you shouldn’t be with somebody who’s 22, not at the age of 14.

CALLER: Well, he loves me. We’re going to get married.

CLINIC: Let me tell you something. I’ve been there, done that. I had my first child at the age of 14, and I was married before I got pregnant. But the guy was only three years older than me. Twenty-two and 14, he’s taking advantage of you. I don’t care what he tells you.

CALLER: Okay.

CLINIC: But we need to talk to you more. Don’t worry. We cannot talk to your parents without your consent.

CALLER: Okay. Would you have to talk to anybody at all, like besides my parents or anything?

CLINIC: I want to talk to you.

CALLER: Would he get in trouble or anything?

CLINIC: Not by me.

CALLER: Okay. Can I call you back?

CLINIC: Um-hmm.

CALLER: What was your name?

CLINIC: My name is Debbie.

CALLER: Debbie?

CLINIC: I’m the nurse here.

CALLER: Thanks.

CLINIC: Okay. Bye.

CALLER: Bye.

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