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#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.

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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.

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#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.

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#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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#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.

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