Listen to the Call:
11 QUAKER ST.
GRANVILLE, NY 12832-1028
TAPE – 095
(Dialing, phone ringing)
CLINIC: Planned Parenthood. Can I help you?
CALLER: Do you guys do abortions there?
CLINIC: At this clinic?
CALLER: No? Do you know of anyone that does?
CLINIC: They do it in the Glen Falls office. Have you been to this clinic before?
CLINIC: Are you pregnant?
CALLER: Well, I took a pregnancy test over the weekend, and it came out positive.
CLINIC: Okay. And you haven’t been here before?
CALLER: No. It’s just my friend told me to talk to you guys.
CLINIC: Okay. The first place I would start would be coming in and talking to Beth. She’s the pregnancy counselor. And if you’re thinking about terminating, you’d have to have like a pre-surgery exam.
CALLER: Do you have to be a certain age to have an abortion, because I’ll be 14 in March.
CLINIC: No, you don’t.
When did you want to come in?
CALLER: Well, I don’t know. I’d have to talk to my boyfriend and see when he can get off because he’s going to drive me here. But you guys don’t have to tell my parents or anything, right?
CALLER: The problem is, I can’t tell my parents, because my boyfriend is 22. And we’re going to get married, but my parents don’t like him because they think he’s too old for me. But there’s just no way that they can find out.
CLINIC: Now, do you have insurance or not?
CALLER: Well, no. My boyfriend’s going to pay for everything.
CLINIC: Are you a New York State resident or Vermont?
CALLER: I live in Hartford.
CLINIC: Okay. Just get back to me when you decide what you want to do.
CALLER: Well, if I end up not being pregnant, could you guys get birth control for me?
CALLER: And you guys wouldn’t have to tell anybody about that either?
CALLER: Okay. Is it okay if I call you back and talk to you?
CALLER: Just in case my boyfriend has a question or something.
CALLER: Is it all right if I talk to you?
CALLER: What was your name?
CLINIC: All right.
CALLER: Okay. Thanks.