Listen to the Call:
PLANNED PARENTHOOD OF NEW MEXICO
702 SAN MATEO BLVD. NE
ALBUQUERQUE, NM 87108
TAPE – 810
(Dialing, phone ringing 1x)
CLINIC: Planned Parenthood. Can I help you?
CALLER: Hi. Yeah. I was calling to see if you guys do abortions there.
CLINIC: We do.
CALLER: Okay. Well, how much does it cost for that?
CLINIC: For 12 weeks or less, it’s $350.
CALLER: How do you know how many weeks you are?
CLINIC: By the first day of your last menstrual period.
CALLER: Oh. Well, that was January 3rd.
CLINIC: Okay. That would put you about nine weeks now.
CLINIC: So $350.
CLINIC: Did you want to set up an appointment?
CALLER: Well, I actually wanted to ask a question. I’m just kind of worried. 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. Is he old enough to take care of it all, and you wouldn’t have to tell anybody?
CLINIC: You’re 13 now?
CLINIC: Okay. Are you going to be paying with cash?
CALLER: Yeah. By boyfriend said he would pay for everything with cash.
CLINIC: Your boyfriend is 22?
CLINIC: Okay. Hold on one second.
CLINIC: Okay, no, not that I know of. If you can hold on one second, I could find out for you.
CLINIC: Okay, yeah. That should be fine.
CALLER: So it would cost 350?
CALLER: I haven’t had a pregnancy test yet. Would you guys do that beforehand just to make sure?
CLINIC: Actually, you need to get a positive pregnancy test before we schedule the appointment for you.
CALLER: Okay. Well, do you guys do that there?
CLINIC: We do. But we won’t be doing those for another two weeks. Let me give you a phone number to a clinic that can do that for you. Are you close to Central and Carlisle or Candelaria and Eubank?
CALLER: Well, my boyfriend can drive to Central.
CALLER: And they wouldn’t have to tell anybody I was there for that?
CALLER: So if it turned out that I was pregnant, I’d call you guys back?
CALLER: Well, I wasn’t pregnant, could I get birth control from you guys?
CLINIC: Sure. You can get that from that clinic that you go to for your pregnancy test.
CALLER: But would they have to tell anybody if I was on birth control?
CLINIC: No, nobody’s going to tell anybody.
CALLER: If I had any other questions, could I call and talk to you? What was your name?
CALLER: Okay. All right. Thanks.