Listen to the Call:
NORTH JERSEY WOMEN’S MEDICAL GROUP
WEST NEW YORK, NJ 07093
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.
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?
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.
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?
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.
CLINIC: Unless you want to come here.
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: 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.]
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