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#421 – Medical Offices Of Planned Parenthood in Ithaca, NY

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MEDICAL OFFICES OF PLANNED PARENTHOOD
314 W STATE ST.
ITHACA, NY 14850-5478
607-273-1513

TAPE – 421

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RECORDING: Welcome to the medical offices of Planned Parenthood. If this is a medical emergency or you need to make an appointment or ask a medical question, please press 1. (dial sound) Please hold.

CLINIC: Planned Parenthood. Could you please hold?

CALLER: Yeah.

CLINIC: Thanks. (long pause)

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RECORDING: (repeat) (dial sound) Please hold. (ring)

CLINIC: Planned Parenthood. Can I help you?

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

CLINIC: Yes.

CALLER: Okay. Do you know how much it costs?

CLINIC: $400.

CALLER: Okay. Well, do you know — like I’m just really scared because like my friend told me that since like I’m going to be 14 in March.

CLINIC: Uh-huh.

CALLER: And she said that they would have — that you guys would have to tell my parents about it.

CLINIC: No. No. No.

CALLER: But my boyfriend is 22. Could you just have him sign whatever it is and you wouldn’t have to tell anybody?

CLINIC: No. You don’t have to. You don’t have to tell anybody. Nobody has to sign anything for you.

CALLER: Oh, okay.

CLINIC: Nobody has to know. And there’s different — you might not have to pay the full amount. There’s different ways we can, different programs that can help you. So it might get paid for for you.

CALLER: Well, I don’t have a job or anything. My boyfriend said he would pay. Is that all right?

CLINIC: Yeah.

CALLER: Okay.

CLINIC: So do you want to make an appointment?

CALLER: Well, is it all right if he’s there with me?

CLINIC: Yes.

CALLER: Okay.

CLINIC: Yep. And what our protocol is, first you meet with a counselor. And both of you can come. And then she’ll schedule you for the abortion if that’s what you choose.

CALLER: It’s just we were talking, and we don’t want anyone to know about us. Would you guys have to be asking a lot of questions or anything?

CLINIC: Well, what do you mean by that?

CALLER: Well, I’m just — just about me and you wouldn’t have to say anything about him?

CLINIC: No.

CALLER: Oh, okay.

CLINIC: No. No.

CALLER: So like could I come in there for like a pregnancy test though?

CLINIC: Yep. Okay. Yep. Hold on.

CALLER: Okay. I’m just really scared because like I haven’t had my period since like December 21st, and I don’t know what to do. But I just — I can’t let my parents find out at all because I don’t know what would happen.

CLINIC: Okay.

CALLER: So is it all right to come in there for a pregnancy test though?

CLINIC: Yep. I’m trying to find — does your boyfriend work?

CALLER: Yeah. He has a job.

CLINIC: And do you want him to come to counseling too?

CALLER: Yeah.

CLINIC: So where does he work?

CALLER: He works like on like daily construction. So.

CLINIC: Okay, so in the evening would be better?

CALLER: Right.

CLINIC: Can you come tomorrow evening?

CALLER: I’d have to call and talk to him, but what time tomorrow?

CLINIC: I have a 5:45 or a 6:30.

CALLER: Oh, okay. Probably 6:30.

CLINIC: Do you want to take it and then see?

CALLER: Yeah, I guess.

CLINIC: Okay. So let’s schedule it. And then if there’s a problem you can call us, okay?

CALLER: Okay.

CLINIC: Okay. What’s your last name?

CALLER: It’s Smith.

CLINIC: Smith? Okay.

CALLER: Do you know though like, if the pregnancy test came out that I wasn’t pregnant if I could get birth control?

CLINIC: Yep.

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

CLINIC: Right. No. We wouldn’t tell anybody anything.

CALLER: All right.

CLINIC: Okay? What’s your first name?

CALLER: It’s Christine.

CLINIC: With a K or a C?

CALLER: A C-H.

CLINIC: And let’s see. Do you know your Social Security number or not?

CALLER: No.

CLINIC: Okay. What’s your date of birth?

CALLER: It’s March 19, 1988. Do I need a Social Security number?

CLINIC: No, that’s okay.

CALLER: Oh, okay.

CLINIC: March 19, ’88.

CALLER: Right.

CLINIC: Okay. And do you have a phone? You might want to give his.

CALLER: Well, my boyfriend has a cellphone, but I don’t know the number yet because he just got it. But we were wanting to use that number.

CLINIC: Okay. Well, when you come in you can let us know, okay?

CALLER: All right. okay. So –

CLINIC: Let’s see.

CALLER: So just call you back if I needed to change the appointment?

CLINIC: Yeah. If everything’s okay, then call us back.

CALLER: Oh, okay.

CLINIC: Your last period –

CALLER: What was your name?

CLINIC: Rachel. You said your last period was in December, right?

CALLER: Yeah.

CLINIC: December — do you know the date?

CALLER: 21st.

CLINIC: 21st. Okay. All right. Okay, so you’re all set for tomorrow evening at 6:30, okay?

CALLER: Okay. I’ll tell him and see what he says.

CLINIC: Okay.

CALLER: Okay, thanks.

CLINIC: Yep. Bye bye.

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