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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***

#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.

***END***

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#060 – Planned Parenthood in Beverly, NJ

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PLANNED PARENTHOOD
2224 ROUTE 130 # A10
BEVERLY, NJ 8010
609-871-4220

TAPE – 060

CLINIC: Planned Parenthood. How can I help you?

CALLER: Hi. Yeah. Well, do you guys do abortions there?

CLINIC: No, we don’t.

CALLER: No? Do you know of any place that I could talk to or call?

CLINIC: No. You can just look in the phone book. We don’t give that information over the phone though.

CALLER: Oh, okay. Is it all right if I ask you a question real quick?

CLINIC: We don’t give any information about abortion over the phone, at all.

CALLER: Oh, okay. Well, like, I’m just really worried. My friend told me that you guys have to tell my parents before I can have an abortion. Is that true?

CLINIC: We don’t do abortions, hon. You’d have to ask whoever you called. Okay?

CALLER: Oh. All right. Well, do you guys do like birth control there?

CLINIC: Yes, we do.

CALLER: Yeah? Do you have to tell my parents about that?

CLINIC: No.

CALLER: Okay. Well, do you have to be a certain age for that?

CLINIC: No.

CALLER: Because I’ll be 14 months in March. And that’s all right and everything?

CLINIC: Yes.

CALLER: And you guys wouldn’t tell my parents or anybody at all? Because my boyfriend’s 22, and we’re going to get married. But they don’t like him because they think he’s too old for me.

CLINIC: Well, he probably is. But we don’t do that here. You can come in. You can go on birth control. But we don’t do the termination, so you’d have to do that on your own.

CALLER: Oh, all right. But if I was doing birth control, you wouldn’t have to tell anybody?

CLINIC: No. You called yesterday in Camden. I talked to you yesterday.

CALLER: Oh, okay. I’m sorry.

CLINIC: Everything is confidential at Planned Parenthood.

CALLER: All right.

CLINIC: Okay?

CALLER: Okay.

CLINIC: All right. Bye bye.

CALLER: Bye.

***END***

#050 – Planned Parenthood in Paterson, NJ

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PLANNED PARENTHOOD
171 MARKET ST
PATERSON, NJ 7505-1701
973-345-3883

TAPE – 050

CLINIC: Good afternoon, Planned Parenthood.

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

CLINIC: No, we don’t.

CALLER: No? Do you know of anyplace that I could call?

CLINIC: Hold on.

(Pause)

CLINIC: Hillegrand (ph) or either Metropolitan.

CALLER: Well, I — Metropolitan, I guess.

CLINIC: Um-hmm. That’s up in Englewood.

CALLER: Okay.

CLINIC: So you can go there and have it done. But they don’t do it here.

CALLER: Okay. Do you have the number for that?

CLINIC: Also Barnet (sp) Clinic does it too.

CALLER: Okay. So you do you not have a phone number?

CLINIC: Barnet is 684-6867.

CALLER: Okay. Can I ask you a question?

CLINIC: Okay.

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

CLINIC: I don’t know. How old are you?

CALLER: I’m going to be 14 in March.

CLINIC: That — I haven’t heard anything about that. You shouldn’t even — I can’t give you yes; I can’t give you no. Hold on.

(Pause)

CLINIC: Hello? Can I help you?

CALLER: Yeah. I was talking to someone. But I just wanted to ask some questions.

CLINIC: About?

CALLER: Like, I was telling her that my friend told me that I have to tell my parents before I can have an abortion. Is that true?

CLINIC: How old are you?

CALLER: I’m going to be 14 in March.

CLINIC: Um, hold on.

(Pause)

CLINIC: Hello?

CALLER: Yeah?

CLINIC: Okay. It depends where you go —

CALLER: Oh, okay.

CLINIC: — if they require to tell your parents or not.

CALLER: Okay. Like, why?

CLINIC: I’m sorry?

CALLER: Why does it matter?

CLINIC: I don’t know. It depends on the rules over the facility you’re going to.

CALLER: Okay. It’s just that I can’t tell my parents at all.

CLINIC: Okay. You know where you can go? You can go to Women’s Health in Barnet Hospital.

CALLER: Okay.

CLINIC: And they refer you to a doctor from there. Or you can go — you can go to Metropolitan in Hackensack.

CALLER: Okay.

CLINIC: And I know a doctor, Ramine Cocazello (ph), that does that too.

CALLER: Okay.

CLINIC: But you’ll have to pay for anesthesiology, and you have to pay for him too.

CALLER: But they wouldn’t have to tell my parents?

CLINIC: No.

CALLER: Okay. Because if they found out I was having sex with my boyfriend, they would flip out. They absolutely hate him, because he’s 22. They think he’s too old for me.

CLINIC: Yeah, well it depends on the rules of the facility you go to.

CALLER: Okay.

CLINIC: You want the number for Women’s Health in Barnet?

CALLER: Yes, please.

CLINIC: 973-977-6867.

CALLER: 973-977-6867?

CLINIC: Um-hmm.

CALLER: Well, you’re sure no one has to know?

CLINIC: Well, you can ask there.

CALLER: Okay.

CLINIC: That depends on the rule. I told you. I don’t know how they work.

CALLER: Okay. Well, if it ends up that I’m not pregnant, do you guys do birth control?

CLINIC: Yeah, we do.

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

CLINIC: No.

CALLER: Not at all?

CLINIC: No.

CALLER: Okay.

CLINIC: Okay?

CALLER: Could I call you back?

CLINIC: Sure.

CALLER: What was your name?

CLINIC: Jamie.

CALLER: Jamie?

CLINIC: Yes.

CALLER: All right. Thank you.

CLINIC: You’re welcome. Bye bye.

CALLER: Bye.
***END***

#061 – Planned Parenthood in Camden, NJ

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PLANNED PARENTHOOD
317 S. BROADWAY
CAMDEN, NJ 8103-1253
856-365-3519

TAPE – 061

RECORDING: Thank you for calling Planned Parenthood. To hear this information in Spanish, please press 1. If you know your party’s extension, please enter it now. For pregnancy testing information, press 5. For general information and appointments, including family planing, prenatal and other medical services, press 4.

Please hold while I try that extension.

CLINIC: Reception Desk?

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

CLINIC: No, we don’t.

CALLER: No? Do you know who I would talk to?

CLINIC: What you could do is come in here for a pregnancy test, and we do a pregnancy test. And then if it’s positive, we would give you referrals.

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

CLINIC: I think from the state of New Jersey parental notification isn’t necessary.

CALLER: It’s not?

CLINIC: Not to my knowledge. But, like I said, I’d rather you come in and get a pregnancy test done, and then we would give you a referral and talk to you.

CALLER: Well, they can’t find out at all. Because my boyfriend’s 22 —

CLINIC: Well, we’re not going to call your parents and tell them.

CALLER: Yeah?

CLINIC: No. We don’t do that.

CALLER: Because if they found out –

CLINIC: We’re not going to do that.

CALLER: — they hate him. They think he’s too old for me.

CLINIC: Okay. Well, we’re not going to do that.

CALLER: Okay.

CLINIC: So if you want, you can come in Monday or Wednesday morning. Have you ever been to our Camden office?

CALLER: No.

CLINIC: Have you ever been to any of our offices?

CALLER: No.

CLINIC: Where do you live?

CALLER: I live in Berlin.

CLINIC: In Berlin?

CALLER: Uh-huh.

CLINIC: Do you know where Chesilhurst is?

CALLER: Well, I think my boyfriend does.

CLINIC: Okay. Well, you can go over there tomorrow morning at 10:00.

CALLER: Okay, well —

CLINIC: Oh, wait. No. Never mind, today’s Tuesday. So you can go there next Tuesday at 10:00.

CALLER: Oh, all right.

CLINIC: It’s a walk-in clinic.

CALLER: Do you have to be a certain age for that or anything?

CLINIC: No, honey.

CALLER: Okay. Because I’m going to be 14 in March, so it will be okay?

CLINIC: Are you sure that you’re pregnant?

CALLER: Well, I’ve — I think so, yeah. I had a pregnancy test over the weekend. Like I took one — I got one at the store.

CLINIC: Okay. Well, you can go in there next Tuesday at 10:00, and they’ll do a pregnancy test and give you referrals.

CALLER: Okay. Well, they won’t tell anybody?

CLINIC: No. We don’t do that.

CALLER: Okay. Okay. Well, if like I wasn’t pregnant, would they be able to give me birth control or anything?

CLINIC: We could set you up for an appointment for that, yes.

CALLER: Okay. And they wouldn’t tell anybody about birth control either?

CLINIC: No.

CALLER: Okay.

CLINIC: All right. Do you want the address where they’re at?

CALLER: Yeah.

CLINIC: It’s 1000 Industrial Drive in Chesilhurst.

CALLER: Cheselhurst.

CLINIC: And it’s right off of the White Horse Pike. Do you want directions now, or do you want to call back later?

CALLER: I’ll call back later. I have to talk to my boyfriend. Is it all right if I talk to you later?

CLINIC: I don’t know — well, we’re leaving here around 5:00, so you can call back tomorrow or the next day. My name is Becky.

CALLER: Becky?

CLINIC: Yes.

CALLER: All right.

CLINIC: All right. Thanks.

CALLER: Thanks.

***END***

#051 – Planned Parenthood in Hackensack, NJ

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PLANNED PARENTHOOD
575 MAIN ST. #1
HACKENSACK, NJ 7601-5987
201-489-1140

TAPE – 051

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

CALLER: Hi. Yeah. Do you guys do abortions there?

CLINIC: No, we don’t do that. We can refer you, but no, not the procedure here.

CALLER: Okay. Who would you refer me to?

CLINIC: The doctor. You have to see the doctor for the doctor to refer you.

CALLER: Oh. Okay. Do I need like an appointment for that?

CLINIC: Yes. You have to pay for that. It’s based on your income, yes.

CALLER: Okay. Well, can I ask a question then too?

CLINIC: Um-hmm.

CALLER: Well, the biggest thing is that my friend told me that you guys have to tell my parents before I can even go through having an abortion. Is that true?

CLINIC: Well, I didn’t understand what you say.

CALLER: Well, do you guys have to tell my parents if I’m having an abortion?

CLINIC: No, they can — you can come, but they say, no, nothing, because everything is confidential here.

CALLER: Okay. It’s just they can’t find out.

CLINIC: No.

CALLER: Okay. Is there like an age limit or anything?

CLINIC: No. Only you need to make an appointment to see the doctor that also will refer you to someplace.

CALLER: Okay, so —

CLINIC: Okay. You want to make appointment?

CALLER: Well, I —

CLINIC: Or do you want to call again?

CALLER: Well, I just was really wanting to know, like — like the thing is, she also — my friend, she said that you guys have to know about my entire story. The problem is, my parents can’t find out about this because —

CLINIC: No, no, no. They won’t find out.

CALLER: My boyfriend’s 22. And we’re planning to get married, because we love each other. But my parents absolutely hate him, and they think he’s too old for me. And I’m only — I’ll be 14 in March. I don’t understand what the problem is.

CLINIC: Okay. Will be good idea that you come, make appointment. You want to wait for make appointment?

CALLER: Well, no one will find out about it?

CLINIC: You want to make appointment today or you want to call later for that?

CALLER: Well, yeah. I have to call my boyfriend and see.

CLINIC: Oh, okay. Okay.

CALLER: Can I talk to you later?

CLINIC: Oh, yes, of course, anytime.

CALLER: What was your name?

CLINIC: Oh, you can talk with anybody here, okay?

CALLER: Well —

CLINIC: Okay?

CALLER: — can I just talk to you later?

CLINIC: I don’t think so. I be leaving now. I don’t think so, that I will be here. But you can just speak with everybody here, okay?

CALLER: Could I call you tomorrow?

CLINIC: Oh, yes, of course.

CALLER: What was your name?

CLINIC: Dora.

CALLER: Dora?

CLINIC: Yes.

CALLER: Okay?

CLINIC: Okay?

CALLER: Thank you.

CLINIC: Bye bye.
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#062 – Planned Parenthood in Hightstown, NJ

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PLANNED PARENTHOOD
268 ACADEMY ST
HIGHTSTOWN, NJ 8520-3803
609-448-3439

TAPE – 062

CLINIC: Planned Parenthood?

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

CLINIC: No, we don’t.

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

CLINIC: Yeah. Let me give you the number.

CALLER: Okay.

CLINIC: 599-4881.

CALLER: 599-4881. Do you know — 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: How old are you?

CALLER: Well, I’ll be 14 in March.

CLINIC: Well, the number to the place that I gave you won’t do it (unclear) you’re 14.

CALLER: Why?

CLINIC: It’s just a policy they have.

CALLER: Oh, okay. Where can I go then?

CLINIC: You can call — hold on a second, okay?

CALLER: Okay.

(Pause)

CLINIC: You can call 514-9191.

CALLER: 514-9191?

CLINIC: Yes.

CALLER: Okay. Will they have to tell my parents or anything?

CLINIC: I doubt it. You can ask them.

CALLER: Oh, okay. Well, it’s just they can’t tell my parents at all. Because like my boyfriend’ —

CLINIC: You need to talk to them about it.

CALLER: They can’t —

CLINIC: I don’t know what they’re going to say.

CALLER: Oh.

CLINIC: You need to talk to them.

CALLER: Do you guys do like birth control there or anything?

CLINIC: Yes, we do.

CALLER: Okay. Would you have to tell anybody about that?

CLINIC: No.

CALLER: Okay. Is it all right if my boyfriend comes and takes me?

CLINIC: And does what?

CALLER: If he takes me there?

CLINIC: I don’t see why that would be a problem.

CALLER: Okay. Well, like, he would pay for it all. Well, he’s got a job because he’s like 22. Is it all right if he brings me and pays for it?

CLINIC: Why would that be a problem?

CALLER: Well, I don’t know. I just don’t want anybody to know.

CLINIC: Well, I mean, it should be fine.

CALLER: Okay.

CLINIC: Okay?

CALLER: Is it all right if I talk to you later if I had any more questions?

CLINIC: Sure.

CALLER: What was your name?

CLINIC: Um —

CALLER: Because I just don’t know who else to talk to.

CLINIC: Just call back. Whoever answers the phone, they can answer questions for you.

CALLER: Okay.

CLINIC: Okay?

CALLER: Well, you’re nice. And I just want to talk to you.

CLINIC: Just anybody — when you call in, anybody who picks up the phone can answer whatever question you have.

CALLER: Okay.

CLINIC: Okay?

CALLER: Thanks.

CLINIC: All right. Bye bye.

CALLER: Bye.

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#052 – Planned Parenthood in Englewood, NJ

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PLANNED PARENTHOOD
40 N VAN BRUNT ST
ENGLEWOOD, NJ 7631-2740
201-894-0966

TAPE – 052

CLINIC: Good afternoon, Planned Parenthood. How may I help you?

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

CLINIC: No.

CALLER: No? Do you know of anyplace I could talk to?

CLINIC: You can look up in the Yellow Pages for that information because we’re not allowed to give that information out.

CALLER: Okay. Well, can I ask a couple of questions?

CLINIC: Okay, sure. I’ll put you on hold for one second, okay?

CALLER: Okay?

CLINIC: Hello?

CALLER: Hi.

CLINIC: Sorry to keep you waiting.

Go ahead. You had a few questions for me?

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

CLINIC: I’m sorry. Say that again.

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

CLINIC: No. Everything here is confidential.

CALLER: Okay. So nobody would have to know or anything?

CLINIC: No. But we don’t do that here. We don’t do the procedure, the actual procedure, here.

CALLER: Oh. The problem is, I can’t tell my parents, and they can’t find out. My boyfriend’s 22. And we’re planning to get married, but my parents absolutely hate him. They think he’s too old for me. And there’s just no way they can find out that we’re having sex.

CLINIC: How old are you?

CALLER: I’m going to be 14 in March.

CLINIC: Okay. And are you close by to us? Do you want to come to this clinic —

CALLER: Yeah.

CLINIC: — and be checked?

CALLER: Uh-huh.

CLINIC: Okay. Do you want to schedule an appointment for tomorrow? We’re opened tomorrow from 3 to 9.

CALLER: Oh, well, I would have to talk to my boyfriend to see.

CLINIC: You want to call me back with that information?

CALLER: Well, yeah. I got to talk to him, but he doesn’t get off work until like 5:00. So I can’t talk to him until like then. But —

CLINIC: Okay. So what do you want to do? Do you want to schedule an appointment anyway?

CALLER: Yep.

CLINIC: You want to schedule an appointment?

CALLER: Okay.

CLINIC: You’ve never been here before?

CALLER: No.

CLINIC: Where are you located right now?

CALLER: I’m in Morristown.

CLINIC: Morristown?

CALLER: Uh-huh.

CLINIC: Okay. You know we’re in Englewood?

CALLER: Yeah.

CLINIC: This is the Planned Parenthood of Englewood, New Jersey.

CALLER: Yeah. I just don’t want to go anywhere where anyone will see me.

CLINIC: Okay, no problem.

Okay. And your first name?

CALLER: Is Christine.

CLINIC: Christine. Last name?

CALLER: Smith.

CLINIC: Okay. All right. Hold on one second. Let me get the book so I can write you down, okay?

CALLER: Okay.

(Pause)

CLINIC: Okay. So you want to come tomorrow. What time do you want to come in tomorrow?

CALLER: Afternoon, I guess.

CLINIC: After what?

CALLER: In the afternoon.

CLINIC: 5:00 is good?

CALLER: I’d have to call my boyfriend.

CLINIC: 5:45?

CALLER: Well, I’d have to call him and see.

CLINIC: Okay. So I’ll put you down for 5:45. If there is any changes then you call me back.

CALLER: Okay. What was your name?

CLINIC: Seline (sp).

CALLER: Okay.

CLINIC: Okay? So Christine Smith.

CALLER: Well, actually I have another question. If I wasn’t pregnant after you guys like —

CLINIC: We’ll run a pregnancy test on you.

CALLER: Okay. If I wasn’t pregnant, could I get birth control from you guys?

CLINIC: Yes.

CALLER: And you still wouldn’t have to tell anybody?

CLINIC: No. Everything is confidential.

CALLER: Okay.

CLINIC: Okay?

CALLER: Okay.

CLINIC: A number where I can reach you?

CALLER: Well, I — I don’t know.

CLINIC: A friend’s number or anything where I can reach you in case any — I mean, I’m not going to call you. I’ll wait for you to call me to confirm the appointment on that hour, okay?

CALLER: Okay. Well, I’ll just call you back. Is that okay?

CLINIC: That’s fine.

CALLER: Okay.

CLINIC: Okay?

CALLER: Okay.

CLINIC: All right. Bye bye.

CALLER: Bye.
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