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#684 – Parkmed Eastern Women’s Center in New York, NY

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PARKMED EASTERN WOMEN’S CENTER
44 E. 30TH ST. F 5
NEW YORK, NY 10016
212-686-6066

TAPE – 684

(dialing sound) (ringing 2X)

CLINIC: Good morning. (unclear) Women’s Center. How can I help you?

CALLER: Hi. Yeah. I was calling to see if you guys do abortions there.

CLINIC: Yes, we do.

CALLER: Okay. Well, how much does it cost for that?

CLINIC: Anything under 12 weeks is $375.

CALLER: Okay. Well, how do you know how many weeks you are?

CLINIC: By sonogram or by an estimate of the date of your last normal period.

CALLER: Okay. So how much is it then?

CLINIC: Anything under 12 weeks, $375.

CALLER: Okay.

CLINIC: Okay?

CALLER: Well, so do I — like it’s just the thing is I’m going to be 14 later on this month, and my friend told me that you guys would have to tell my parents. But my boyfriend’s 22. Is he old enough to take care of it and you wouldn’t have to tell anybody?

CLINIC: We don’t have to tell your parents, sweetie.

CALLER: Okay. The thing is, we were talking about all this and he said he would pay for everything, but we don’t want anyone to know about us, so would he have to like sign anything?

CLINIC: That’s no problem. Just in case like say anything God forbid something happened, he would, you know, like be responsible because he’s of age. But other than that, your parents don’t need to know. Okay?

CALLER: Okay.

CLINIC: All right, Sweetie.

CALLER: Do you guys do –

CLINIC: Hold on one second. (music) Hello?

CALLER: Hello.

CLINIC: Yeah, sorry.

CALLER: I’m sorry. I was wondering if you guys do pregnancy tests there just to make sure.

CLINIC: Yes, we do.

CALLER: Okay.

CLINIC: Do you want to set up an appointment?

CALLER: When do you guys normally do that?

CLINIC: We have appointments Tuesday through Saturday. You can call us the day before the day that you want to come in, okay?

CALLER: Okay. Well, what time on Saturday?

CLINIC: Saturday from 7:00 in the morning until 12:00 noon.

CALLER: Okay. It’s just the main reason why I’m worried about all this is because I haven’t had my period since like January 3, and I’m just really scared.

CLINIC: Okay.

CALLER: Do you think there’s any way that I’m not pregnant?

CLINIC: I don’t know. I doubt it very much. But you want to make an appointment, or no?

CALLER: Well, I’d have to call my boyfriend to see when he can get off work. That’s why I’m asking.

CLINIC: Why don’t you give us a call back then, okay?

CALLER: Well, if it ended up that I wasn’t pregnant, could I get birth control there?

RECORDED: — is appreciated. At Park Med Eastern Women’s Center surgical abortions are performed from 5 to 24 weeks.

CLINIC: Sorry about that.

CALLER: Yeah. I was just wondering if you guys do birth control there if I wasn’t pregnant.

CLINIC: Yeah, definitely.

CALLER: Oh, okay. Well, how much does it cost for birth control?

CLINIC: That’s a separate visit. That’s $100.

CALLER: Okay.

CLINIC: For the visit for the GYN, okay?

CALLER: Okay. But would anybody have to know if I was on birth control though?

CLINIC: No, not at all.

CALLER: Okay.

CLINIC: Okay?

CALLER: Well, could my boyfriend be able to pick up the pills? It’s just I can’t drive yet, so.

CLINIC: No. You have to come.

CALLER: Okay.

CLINIC: Okay?

CALLER: All right. Well, I just need to make an appointment. Can I call you back after I talk to my boyfriend? What was your name?

CLINIC: Of course you can. You can ask for anybody.

CALLER: Okay.

CLINIC: Okay? All right?

CALLER: All right. Thanks.

CLINIC: Okay, bye bye.

(phone clicks)

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#685 – All Women’s Medical Pavilion in Forest Hills, NY

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ALL WOMEN’S MEDICAL PAVILION
6930 AUSTIN ST
FOREST HILLS, NY 11373
718-793-1943

TAPE – 685

(dialing sound) (ringing 2X)

CLINIC: Women’s Medical. Angela speaking.

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?

CLINIC: $370 providing that you’re under 12 weeks.

CALLER: How do you know if you are or not?

CLINIC: Do you know the first day of your last period?

CALLER: It was January 3.

CLINIC: Okay. Let me see. January 3. So right now you would be between 8 and 9 weeks.

CALLER: Okay.

CLINIC: Okay? So you’d probably want to get in like next week or something?

CALLER: Okay.

CLINIC: Let’s see. Or you could even come in this week if you’d like.

CALLER: Okay. Well, I’d have to call my boyfriend to see. He said that he would take care of everything.

CLINIC: Okay.

CALLER: The thing is, I’m going to be 14 on the 19th, and my friend said that you guys would have to tell my parents. But my boyfriend’s 22. Could he just take care of it and you wouldn’t have to tell anybody?

CLINIC: Yeah. We wouldn’t contact your parents.

CALLER: Okay.

CLINIC: Okay?

CALLER: So it’s just, the thing is, he was going to — we were talking about all this, and we decided we don’t want anyone to know about us. But if he was paying for everything, would he have to sign anything?

CLINIC: It’s completely confidential here.

CALLER: Okay.

CLINIC: Okay? We do have a record on you and everything. Like we’ll have a file, a chart, but nobody has access to it but you.

CALLER: Okay.

CLINIC: And of course the staff here.

CALLER: Okay. Well, do you guys do a pregnancy test beforehand just to make sure?

CLINIC: Yes, we do.

CALLER: Okay. Well, it’s just I haven’t had a pregnancy test yet, but I’m just really scared, so.

CLINIC: Okay. Well, if you hadn’t had a pregnancy test yet we have free pregnancy tests on a walk-in basis if you’d like to come in and take one.

CALLER: When?

CLINIC: You can come in today until 5:00.

CALLER: Okay.

CLINIC: And then we’re — then you can come in tomorrow 8 to 5.

CALLER: Okay.

CLINIC: So we do it every day 8 to 5. Well, we prefer that you come in after 10:00 Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday.

CALLER: Okay.

CLINIC: Because we have our abortion sessions in the morning, and it gets really busy.

CALLER: Okay.

CLINIC: So it’s better for both of us if you won’t be waiting so long if you come after 8. But on Wednesday if you want to come in on Wednesday we don’t take any abortion patients on Wednesdays, so you can come in as early as you want on Wednesday. We open at 8:00.

CALLER: Okay. Well, do you know if it ended up that I wasn’t pregnant could I get birth control?

CLINIC: Of course. Yes.

CALLER: Okay. Well, how much does it cost for that?

CLINIC: You know, I’m not really sure. All I know is that they write the prescriptions here. You would have to probably come for initial office visit which would be $120.

CALLER: Okay.

CLINIC: And then she would write you a prescription, and then you’d — then basically you’d take it to a pharmacy.

CALLER: Okay.

CLINIC: Okay?

CALLER: But would anybody have to know if I was on birth control?

CLINIC: No. Nobody would have to know.

CALLER: Okay.

CLINIC: It’s confidential.

CALLER: Okay.

CLINIC: Okay?

CALLER: Thank you.

CLINIC: You want to call back and make an appointment later?

CALLER: Yes.

CLINIC: Okay, thank you.

CALLER: Bye.

CLINIC: Bye.

(phone clicks)

*** THE END ***

#598 – Planned Parenthood in Lowville, NY

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PLANNED PARENTHOOD
7518 S. STATE ST.
LOWVILLE, NY 13367-1531
315-376-7421

TAPE – 598

(dialing sounds) (ringing 2X)

CLINIC: Thank you for calling Planned Parenthood. This is Vicki (sp). How can I help you?

CALLER: Hi. Yeah. I was calling to see — well, I was wondering, do you guys do abortions there?

CLINIC: No, we don’t.

CALLER: Oh. Well, do you know of anybody that does?

CLINIC: The closest place would be Syracuse or Utica.

CALLER: Okay.

CLINIC: Okay? Do you need those phone numbers?

CALLER: Yes, please.

CLINIC: Okay. Hold on for me. (pause) Okay, in Syracuse the number is 475-5525.

CALLER: Okay.

CLINIC: And in Utica it is 724-6146.

CALLER: Okay. Well, could I come in there for a pregnancy to see if I was pregnant, just to make sure?

CLINIC: Yes.

CALLER: It’s just, the main reason why I’m worried about all this is because, well I haven’t had my period since like December 26, and I’m scared.

CLINIC: Okay. Can you come in — I don’t have anything today.

CALLER: Well, what time do you normally do pregnancy tests?

CLINIC: We do them all, I mean anytime during the day.

CALLER: Oh. Is it usually like by appointment?

CLINIC: Yes.

CALLER: Oh. Well, can I ask you real quick? I’m just worried because like my friend told me — well I’ll be 14 next month.

CLINIC: Uh-huh.

CALLER: And my friend said that you guys would have to tell my parents about all this. But my boyfriend’s 22. Is he old enough to take care of it and you wouldn’t have to tell anybody?

CLINIC: Okay. We have a very strict confidentiality policy. We can’t tell anybody without your okay.

CALLER: Oh, okay.

CLINIC: Okay? Can you come in next Friday?

CALLER: I think so, but I have to call my boyfriend to see. I mean, he’d be the only way I could — he’d be the only way I could get there.

CLINIC: Okay. Can you do 11:00? Can I put you in for that? and then have you call us back? Or I would like to reserve the spots for you, you know. I would hate to have you call back and say that, yes, you can and not have –

CALLER: Well, what time is it?

CLINIC: I have 11 or 1:00.

CALLER: Oh, today or next week?

CLINIC: Next Friday.

CALLER: Oh. I don’t know. Well, do you know — like if it ended up that I wasn’t pregnant, could I get birth control there?

CLINIC: You can. We would have to set you up with another appointment though.

CALLER: Oh.

CLINIC: We wouldn’t be able to do all of it on the same day.

CALLER: All right. But if I was on birth control, would you have to tell anybody?

CLINIC: No, it’s a — everything that we do here is on our confidentiality basis.

CALLER: Okay. I’m just worried about my parents finding out because like if they knew — like they know my boyfriend. They just don’t know that we’re having sex. But if they found out I don’t know what they would do.

CLINIC: Uh-huh. Yeah. Yeah.

CALLER: So they just can’t find out at all.

CLINIC: Right. Yeah. We do have very strict confidentiality.

CALLER: Okay.

CLINIC: Okay?

CALLER: All right. Well –

CLINIC: Do you want to set up a time, or would you be able to give us a call back today, or –

CALLER: Well, how far are you from Watertown?

CLINIC: From Watertown?

CALLER: Yeah.

CLINIC: Are you in Watertown?

CALLER: Yeah.

CLINIC: Okay, because we do have another clinic there.

CALLER: Oh.

CLINIC: Okay? Did you want the phone number?

CALLER: Okay.

CLINIC: It’s 788-8065.

CALLER: What’s it called?

CLINIC: It’s Planned Parenthood.

CALLER: Oh. Okay.

CLINIC: Okay?

CALLER: All right. Well, thanks.

CLINIC: You’re welcome.

CALLER: Bye.

CLINIC: Bye.

(phone clicks)

*** THE END ***

#571 – Planned Parenthood in Monticello, NY

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PLANNED PARENTHOOD
10 PRINCE ST
MONTICELLO, NY 12701-1930
845-794-3704

TAPE – 571

(dialing sounds) (ringing 4X)

CLINIC: Planned Parenthood. Can I help you?

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

CLINIC: Not in this office.

CALLER: Oh. Well, do you know of anybody that does?

CLINIC: You’d have to come in for an exam, and then you’d get a referral.

CALLER: Okay.

CLINIC: Do you want to do that? Do you want to come in?

CALLER: Well, could I ask you a question real quick?

CLINIC: Sure.

CALLER: I’m just worried about all this because well I’m going to be 14 this month, and my friend said that you guys would have to tell my parents about all this. But my boyfriend’s 22. Could he just sign whatever it is and you wouldn’t have to tell anybody about anything?

CLINIC: Your parents would not be informed about that.

CALLER: Oh, okay.

CLINIC: No, your girlfriend’s not correct on that.

CALLER: Okay. Well, could I –

CLINIC: The best thing I would suggest that you do is to come in for an exam and start from square one and just take it from there.

CALLER: Okay. I’m just –

CLINIC: You want to do that?

CALLER: I’m just worried because like I haven’t had my period since like December 26, and I don’t know what to do. Is it possible that I am not pregnant?

CLINIC: It could be possible. It could be anything really, but what you need to do is just to get tested first. So why don’t you do that, and –

CALLER: Could I come in there for that? I just didn’t know that the ones at the store were right.

CLINIC: Sure. No, you’re better off doing it that way. They are more accurate here.

CALLER: Oh, okay.

CLINIC: Okay?

CALLER: Well, how much do those cost?

CLINIC: I have to find that out for you. Can you hang on one second? (pause) Hello? You know, we have a teen clinic today from 2:30 to 5:00. Where are you from?

CALLER: I live in Liberty.

CLINIC: In Liberty? That would be free for you actually to come in for an exam for the test.

CALLER: Well, do I need an appointment?

CLINIC: No. You can walk in today anywhere from 2:30 to 5:00 today and it would be free.

CALLER: Okay, and nobody would have to know?

CLINIC: And nobody would know anything that you don’t want them to know.

CALLER: Okay. Well, if it ended up that I wasn’t pregnant, could I get birth control there?

CLINIC: Absolutely.

CALLER: Would I get it like today or –

CLINIC: That would be determined from the doctor what she does with that.

CALLER: It’s just, we don’t want to have to –

CLINIC: According to the date of your last period is, okay? That would be my suggestion because that’s the best bet for you if money is a problem. That’s your option that you can come in anywhere from 2:30 to 5:00 today and it’s free because of where you live.

CALLER: Okay.

CLINIC: And you’re under 19, so.

CALLER: Well, it’s just — okay. Me and my boyfriend were talking about all this, and he said that he was going to pay for everything like if I could get birth control or whatever, and — but he doesn’t want to have to sign anything because we don’t –

CLINIC: No. That, no. That wouldn’t be necessary, and if that were the case, if it was birth control after that, I think it’s around like $40.

CALLER: Okay. Well, I need to call him to see — do you know actually if I was on birth control — I just can’t drive yet. Would he be able to pick up the pills?

CLINIC: Oh, yeah. Sure, he would. You’d have to come in for the exam initially.

CALLER: Oh, okay.

CLINIC: But then he can come in and pick up the pills for you.

CALLER: Okay.

CLINIC: All right?

CALLER: Okay. Well, I just have a lot of questions, but –

CLINIC: That’s fine, and, then come in for that, just for that reason alone, even if you don’t want anything else done and you just want to talk to somebody.

CALLER: Well, could I talk to you? What was your name?

CLINIC: Dawn.

CALLER: Oh, okay.

CLINIC: Okay?

CALLER: All right.

CLINIC: All right. Hopefully I’ll see you later.

CALLER: All right.

CLINIC: Okay, bye.

CALLER: Bye.

(phone clicks)

*** THE END ***

#572 – Planned Parenthood in Clifton Park, NY

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PLANNED PARENTHOOD
1691 ROUTE 9
CLIFTON PARK, NY 12065-4344
518-383-1783

TAPE – 572

(dialing sounds) (ringing 1X)

CLINIC: Planned Parenthood. May I help you?

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

CLINIC: Not at the Clifton Park Center. We would refer you to Schenectady or Glens Falls.

CALLER: Okay. Well, do you have the number for the Schenectady one?

CLINIC: Are you from Clifton Park?

CALLER: Well, no. I live in Sloansville.

CLINIC: Okay. What you can do is, you can have your visit here and we would send you there. Did you want to make an appointment here to see a counselor?

CALLER: Well, I don’t know. Could I — I’m just worried. Could I ask you a quick question?

CLINIC: Yeah.

CALLER: It’s just — well, the thing is I’m going to be 14 next month, and my friend told me that you guys would have to tell my parents. But my boyfriend’s 22. Is he old enough to take care of it and you wouldn’t have to tell anybody?

CLINIC: We’re a confidential service, so you are able to have services here confidentially. We don’t need to, because of the laws in New York state we do not notify your family.

CALLER: Oh, okay.

CLINIC: Okay? Regardless of your age. Those are the laws in New York state. You don’t have to notify. We do provide that confidential service.

CALLER: Okay. It’s just that I haven’t had my period since like December 26, so that’s why I’m worried.

CLINIC: Okay. What we’ll need to do is schedule you for a pregnancy test with a counselor, okay?

CALLER: Okay. How much does that cost?

CLINIC: We go on a sliding fee scale. Do you have any type of insurance?

CALLER: No. My boyfriend said that he would pay for everything, so.

CLINIC: Okay. When you come on in, you’ll talk to the counselor about that and she will asses what category to put you in. There are also –

CALLER: What days do you normally do pregnancy tests?

CLINIC: Usually on a Tuesday, Thursday or Friday. Let me check. Can you hold on a minute? Have you ever been here before?

CALLER: Uh-uh.

CLINIC: (pause) Okay. The next appointment would be –

CALLER: Well, do you know if I ended up that I wasn’t pregnant, could I get birth control there?

CLINIC: Yes, absolutely.

CALLER: That’s just one thing that we were wanting to do. We just don’t want to have to worry about all this again. But would you have to tell anybody if I was on birth control?

CLINIC: No. My goodness, no. (laughs)

CALLER: Oh, okay.

CLINIC: These are confidential services, okay?

CALLER: Okay. Well, my boyfriend if — we were just talking about all this and we don’t want a whole bunch of people to know about us. If he was paying for it, would he have to sign anything?

CLINIC: No. Absolutely not. Nope.

CALLER: Oh, okay.

CLINIC: Okay?

CALLER: What days do you have like next week for this, because I would have to call my boyfriend to see when he could get off work.

CLINIC: On a Friday I’ve got 8:00 to noon.

CALLER: Tomorrow?

CLINIC: Next Friday.

CALLER: Let me call him and see if that’s good for him. Could I call you back? What was your name?

CLINIC: Yes I’m Deborah.

CALLER: Okay.

CLINIC: Either me or Lois.

CALLER: Lois?

CLINIC: Okay?

CALLER: All right.

CLINIC: And we’ll schedule that appointment for you.

CALLER: Okay. Thank you.

CLINIC: What’s your first name?

CALLER: It’s Lisa.

CLINIC: Okay, Lisa. We’ll wait to hear from you.

CALLER: Okay, thanks.

CLINIC: Okay, bye.

CALLER: Bye.

(phone clicks)

*** THE END ***

#558 – Planned Parenthood in Saranac Lake, NY

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PLANNED PARENTHOOD
47 MAIN ST.
SARANAC LAKE, NY 12983-1751
518-891-0046

TAPE – 558

(dialing sounds) (ringing 2X)

CLINIC: Good morning. Planned Parenthood. Lisa speaking.

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

CLINIC: No, we don’t. We refer you to Plattsburgh.

CALLER: To where?

CLINIC: Plattsburgh.

CALLER: Oh. Do you have that number?

CLINIC: Yeah. It’s 561-4430. But we do do the pregnancy test and all the exams that need to be done before the abortion.

CALLER: Okay. Well, do you know — like I’m just worried about all this because like, well my friend told me that since like — well I’m going to be 14 next month, and my friend told me that you guys would have to tell my parents I’m getting an abortion.

CLINIC: No.

CALLER: But my boyfriend’s 22. Is he old enough to take care of it?

CLINIC: No. We don’t need any parental consent.

CALLER: Oh, okay.

CLINIC: Yeah, so you don’t — we won’t say anything to your parents unless you tell us to say something to your parents.

CALLER: Oh, okay.

CLINIC: Yeah.

CALLER: So, well, it’s just, the thing is that me and my boyfriend were talking about all this, and we didn’t want a whole bunch of people to know about us. But he said that he was going to pay for everything. Would that be all right if he was there?

CLINIC: Yeah, that’s fine. You can have whoever you want.

CALLER: Okay. But would he have to sign anything if he’s paying for it?

CLINIC: Nope. Nope. We don’t need anybody’s signature but yours.

CALLER: Oh, okay.

CLINIC: Okay?

CALLER: Well, so what time do you normally do like pregnancy tests?

CLINIC: We can do a pregnancy — I can do a pregnancy test for you tomorrow.

CALLER: Okay.

CLINIC: Then we can do an exam for you on Monday, but we can do it all on Monday if you want to just come in the one time.

CALLER: Oh, okay. Well, I’d have to call him to see, but –

CLINIC: Monday and Thursdays are the days that we’re here to do exams.

CALLER: Oh, okay.

CLINIC: Yes.

CALLER: What time on Monday?

CLINIC: Monday I’ve only got one left — 4:00.

CALLER: Oh, okay.

CLINIC: And on Thursday I’m not quite sure what’s left on the schedule that day.

CALLER: Well, could I go ahead and be penciled in on like the Monday, 4:00 one?

CLINIC: You want to schedule the Monday? Okay. Have you ever been here before?

CALLER: No.

CLINIC: Okay. We’re going to have to take down some information from you, and I’ve got a girl training that I want her to work on the computer.

CALLER: Well, can I ask you one quick question?

CLINIC: Sure.

CALLER: If it ended up that I wasn’t pregnant, could I get birth control there too?

CLINIC: Yep, as long as you — we do the exam and everything, yeah. Yeah.

CALLER: But would anybody have to know if I was on birth control?

CLINIC: Nope. Nope. Nope.

CALLER: Okay. I’m just really worried of –

CLINIC: Nope. Nope.

CALLER: Okay.

CLINIC: Okay? So can you hold on a second?

CALLER: Okay. Well, are you there?

CLINIC: (pause)

CLINIC: Hi. This is Barb. I’m the one that’s training.

CALLER: Okay. What was the name of the lady that I was just talking to?

CLINIC: That was Lisa.

CALLER: Oh, okay.

CLINIC: Okay? And I’m Barb. And I’m going to need your name?

CALLER: Oh, well, it’s Christine.

CLINIC: Hmm?

CALLER: It’s Christine.

CLINIC: And your last name is?

CALLER: Smith.

CLINIC: And your first name is Christine. With a C, Christine?

CALLER: A C-H.

CLINIC: C-H. And middle initial?

CALLER: What?

CLINIC: Pardon?

CALLER: What did you ask?

CLINIC: Middle initial.

CALLER: Oh. M.

CLINIC: And your address?

CALLER: What was that?

CLINIC: Your address?

CALLER: Oh, well, I wasn’t wanting to actually — could I give you my boyfriend’s address? It’s just, he’s moving to a new apartment, and I don’t know it yet, but we wanted to use that address.

CLINIC: Hold on just a minute. Christine?

CALLER: Yes.

CLINIC: What’s your date of birth?

CALLER: It’s March 19, 1988.

CLINIC: Did you ever call and make an appointment in Plattsburgh before?

CALLER: No.

CLINIC: Because we’ve got you in the computer under Plattsburgh.

CALLER: Huh.

CLINIC: Yeah. Hang on a second. Let me just pull up and see what information they’ve got. Okay? Hang on. 3/19/88?

CALLER: Yeah.

CLINIC: I have Redford, New York. Is that right?

CALLER: Well, I don’t think so. I mean, I’ve never been there.

CLINIC: You’ve never lived in Redford, New York?

CALLER: No. I’m in Tupper Lake. Well, when I went to get my Social Security card they said there were actually a lot of Christine Smiths. So I don’t know.

CLINIC: Okay. What’s your middle initial?

CALLER: M.

CLINIC: M?

CALLER: Yep.

CLINIC: Yeah. Same thing.

CALLER: I don’t know. That’s just weird. Where is that place that, that appointment?

CLINIC: Redford?

CALLER: Huh?

CLINIC: Plattsburgh office? Is that what you’re asking?

CALLER: Yeah. Where is that?

CLINIC: It’s on Brinkerhoff Street. It’s Planned Parenthood in Plattsburgh.

CALLER: Oh. Huh.

CLINIC: Okay. Well, we’ll put you in under a new patient for us.

CALLER: Okay. My boyfriend was calling some places, but could he make an appointment for me?

CLINIC: I can’t tell if it was an appointment made in Plattsburgh, but do you think he called and made the appointment in Plattsburgh?

CALLER: I don’t know. I mean, he told me to do all the calling, but –

CLINIC: Who lives in Redford, New York?

CALLER: No one that I know.

CLINIC: He doesn’t?

CALLER: Huh?

CLINIC: He doesn’t? You guys live in Tupper?

CALLER: I live in Tupper, Tupper Lake.

CLINIC: Okay. We’ll just add you in here. It’s no big deal. Let’s see here. Okay. I’m going to give you back to Barb and she’ll get the rest of the information from you. Okay?

CALLER: All right.

CLINIC: Yeah, we have to have an address because, you can give us your home address. We won’t send anything to you.

CALLER: Oh, well, I just really didn’t want to do that.

CLINIC: We need to have it. So we need to have some address.

CALLER: Well, let me talk to my boyfriend and see. Is that all right if I call and talk to him and call you back?

CLINIC: Okay. Hold on just a minute. (pause)

CLINIC: Christine?

CALLER: Yeah.

CLINIC: Where is your boyfriend moving to?

CALLER: He’s getting an apartment, so.

CLINIC: Where?

CALLER: Well, I don’t know. He hasn’t decided between the two, but. I don’t know which one he’s going to pick.

CLINIC: But is he staying in Tupper?

CALLER: Yeah.

CLINIC: Do you know what road?

CALLER: Right now?

CLINIC: Yeah.

CALLER: No.

CLINIC: What’s Tupper Lake’s zip code?

CALLER: I’m not really sure. We just moved here.

CLINIC: Where’d you move from?

CALLER: From Texas.

CLINIC: Let’s see.

CALLER: I think my boyfriend actually might have a brother that lives in Plattsburgh.

CLINIC: In Plattsburgh?

CALLER: Yeah, maybe. I think that’s where he said he was.

CLINIC: Well, we’ll put Tupper Lake. When you come in we’ll need a street address.

CALLER: Okay. But would you guys mail anything to like my parents though?

CLINIC: No. If you don’t want us to mail anything, we’re not going to — we’re not going to contact your parents.

CALLER: Okay. Well, what would you need the address for then?

CLINIC: It’s the computer, for information.

CALLER: For what?

CLINIC: If we need to contact you. If there’s a problem we need to get ahold of you, how do we get ahold of you?

CALLER: Well, could I just — should I get like a cellphone then or something?

CLINIC: Well, if we send you mail, is it okay to send it in a blank envelope? Do your parents open your mail?

CALLER: Yeah. I mean, I usually don’t get mail. They just open whatever comes.

CLINIC: Okay. So we won’t send mail. How about if we call you? Can we call and ask and say, can we talk to Christine? And if they say you’re not home, we’ll say okay, we’ll give her a call back later?

CALLER: Well, I don’t know.

CLINIC: We’re not going to say, this is Planned Parenthood calling.

CALLER: I don’t know. I just don’t know that that would be such a good idea. I’m just worried that — I just don’t want to get in trouble.

CLINIC: Okay. Okay. So we’ll put down that we won’t contact your house at all. But then we need some place, someone to contact to let you know that we’re trying to get ahold of you.

CALLER: Okay. Well, could I give you all my boyfriend’s information, and then he could contact me through that?

CLINIC: That’s — yes. We can do that. If you have your boyfriend’s information.

CALLER: Okay. Well, I’m supposed to see him at lunch today. Could I just call you after that?

CLINIC: Well, yeah. Why don’t we do that? Get all his info — you know, his address and phone number, and then give us a call back, and that’s what we’ll put into the computer, and we won’t put any of your home stuff in there.

CALLER: Okay. Would there be anything else you would need besides all that?

CLINIC: I just need your Social Security number and like your date of birth and just some other information.

CALLER: Okay.

CLINIC: Just statistic reasons that you’ll know.

CALLER: Okay.

CLINIC: Okay?

CALLER: All right.

CLINIC: So just get that stuff, Christine, and give us a call back.

CALLER: Okay.

CLINIC: Okay?

CALLER: Thanks.

CLINIC: All right. Bye bye.

CALLER: Bye.

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#418 – Planned Parenthood in Gloversvile, NY

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PLANNED PARENTHOOD
257 KINGSBORO AVE
GLOVERSVILE, NY 12078-1431
518-773-7303

TAPE – 418

(dialing sounds) (ringing 2X)

CLINIC: Good morning. Planned Parenthood.

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

CLINIC: No, we don’t. What we can do for you here is, we can do pregnancy tests to confirm that you are pregnant if you just did one at home or something. We can do that. The counselor would talk to you about your options. Options sometimes depend on how far along you are, where you travel to, what kind of anesthesia you need, things like that. There’s a lot of things to talk about. We can do the examination that you would need before the termination, and we can also do the examination afterward. We just don’t do the actual abortion here.

CALLER: Okay. Well, where would I go for an abortion?

CLINIC: Well, because of the things like I talked about — you know, depending on far along, what kind of anesthesia, things like that, the counselor would talk to you about all of that. It really depends on a lot of different things. Our Schenectady center is one of the places that we refer to. But we also — there’s also other places that we refer to too.

CALLER: Oh, okay. Well, so I could come in there for a pregnancy test then?

CLINIC: Right.

CALLER: Okay, it’s just –

CLINIC: That’s really the first step. Okay?

CALLER: Okay. Well, would you guys have to — like I’m just scared because like I’m going to be 14 in March.

CLINIC: Um-hum.

CALLER: But my friend said that since like, since I’m so young that they would have to tell my parents. But my boyfriend is 22. Is he old enough to take care of all that and they wouldn’t have to tell anybody?

CLINIC: Um. You can come here without your parents knowing anyway. So it doesn’t matter with the boyfriend. But — so you could still come here anyway.

CALLER: Well, do you know if I could get an abortion without my parents knowing?

CLINIC: Yes.

CALLER: Really?

CLINIC: Yes, um-hum.

CALLER: Okay. It’s just I don’t know what they would do if they — they just — I mean, my boyfriend’s a real good guy, but my parents just don’t like him because they think he’s too old for me. But I don’t know, I don’t understand that. I mean, we’re in love. We’re going to get married. But I don’t know. And they just can’t find out because I don’t know what they would do.

CLINIC: Right.

CALLER: But — so you’re sure that they wouldn’t have to tell anybody at all?

CLINIC: Right.

CALLER: Okay.

CLINIC: Right. What we could do — I mean, the next opening I have for a pregnancy test, we could have you come in tomorrow morning.

CALLER: Okay. Well, I’d have to call him to see when he can take me.

CLINIC: Okay. Do you want to do that then? Because we do set up appointments. Do you want to do that then, give him a call?

CALLER: Yeah. But do you know like how much it costs to get an abortion?

CLINIC: Well, there’s so many things. There’s a lot of things for her to talk to you about. She would go over all of that with you. The pregnancy test — all we would be doing tomorrow if you want to take the 9:00 appointment would be a pregnancy test. And that’s not very expensive. So if, you know, there’s other things for her to talk to you about. You might qualify for Medicaid if you don’t want your parents to know. There’s other things to talk about too. So.

CALLER: Well, if it turned out that I wasn’t pregnant, do you guys have birth control there? It’s just we don’t want to have to go through all this again.

CLINIC: Right. We do, but you wouldn’t be down for an appointment for that. If we had time, we could — see, we have separate appointments. The pregnancy test counselor, the pregnancy counselor has her own schedule and also the clinic has their schedule. If we have time then we could set you up with birth control with the clinic, but i don’t know that they would have time tomorrow morning. It looks pretty busy.

CALLER: Oh. Well, do you know, they wouldn’t have to tell anybody that I was on birth control though?

CLINIC: Oh, no. No.

CALLER: Okay.

CLINIC: No. Everything here is confidential.

CALLER: Okay.

CLINIC: Okay?

CALLER: Well, it’s just my boyfriend says that it’s important that nobody finds out about us. So. I can’t let anyone know that, that we’re — I can’t let anyone know what’s going on. So. I just — he just doesn’t want me to get in trouble or anything. So. I’m just really worried about everything.

CLINIC: Okay.

CALLER: But — so let me call him and see when is a good time for him to take me.

CLINIC: Okay.

CALLER: Is it all right if I call you back?

CLINIC: Sure.

CALLER: What was your name?

CLINIC: Sure. My name is Teresa.

CALLER: Okay, thanks.

CLINIC: Okay? Okay, you’re welcome. Bye bye.

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#419 – Planned Parenthood – Rape Crisis in Brockport, NY

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PLANNED PARENTHOOD – RAPE CRISIS
156 WEST AVE. # 203
BROCKPORT, NY 14420-1229
585-637-7272

TAPE – 419

(dialing sounds) (ringing 1X)

CLINIC: Planned Parenthood Rape Crisis Service. Becky speaking. Can I help you?

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

CLINIC: No, we don’t do them here.

CALLER: Do you know of any place that does?

CLINIC: We would refer you. Planned Parenthood’s policy is you need to come in here for your pregnancy test, and then we would give you the referrals that you need.

CALLER: Oh, okay. Well, do you have to be like a specific age for that? Like I’ll be 14 in March.

CLINIC: Okay. No, you don’t have to be a specific age.

CALLER: Okay. Well, I’m just worried because my friend said that since I’ll be 14 in March that they would have to tell my parents and everybody. But my boyfriend’s 22. Could he just sign whatever it is and they wouldn’t have to tell anybody?

CLINIC: No. We’re a confidential agency. We wouldn’t have to tell anybody.

CALLER: Oh, okay.

CLINIC: Okay? Did you want to set up an appointment for a pregnancy test?

CALLER: Yeah.

CLINIC: What’s your name?

CALLER: It’s Christine.

CLINIC: C-H?

CALLER: Yeah.

CLINIC: And the last name?

CALLER: Smith.

CLINIC: Smith?

CALLER: Yeah.

CLINIC: And what’s your date of birth, Christine?

CALLER: It’s March 19, 1988.

CLINIC: Okay. Now did you want the Albion or the Brockport office?

CALLER: I’m not sure, probably the Brockport one.

CLINIC: Brockport closer to you?

CALLER: Yeah.

CLINIC: Okay. Hold on and let me check the schedule for tomorrow. We’re only in Brockport from 12:00 to 8:00 tomorrow, and then on Fridays 9:00 to 5:00. Okay?

CALLER: Okay.

CLINIC: Hold on. (long pause) Okay. I can get you in tomorrow. What time would be good for ya?

CALLER: Well, I’m not really sure. I’d have to call my boyfriend to see when he can get off work and take me.

CLINIC: Okay.

CALLER: But in the morning would probably be the best.

CLINIC: Okay. Tomorrow the clinic is from 12:00 to 8:00.

CALLER: Oh, okay.

CLINIC: So Friday would be 9:00 to 5:00, okay?

CALLER: Okay. Well, could I do it tomorrow at noon then?

CLINIC: Yeah.

CALLER: Okay.

CLINIC: I’ll put you in there for 12:00, and then you can call me back if there’s any problem with that appointment.

CALLER: Okay.

CLINIC: Okay? So I’ll put you in for 12:00 in the Brockport office. Now, do you know where that’s located?

CALLER: My boyfriend does.

CLINIC: It’s at Lakeside Hospital.

CALLER: Oh, okay. Yeah.

CLINIC: Okay? The Professional Building attached to the hospital?

CALLER: Okay.

CLINIC: Second floor, Suite 203.

CALLER: Okay. Well, do you know — like if I came in there for like the pregnancy test and if it came out like that I wasn’t pregnant, do you guys have birth control there?

CLINIC: Yes.

CALLER: It’s just, we don’t want to have to go through all this again.

CLINIC: I don’t blame you.

CALLER: But you’re sure you wouldn’t have to tell anybody that I was on birth control though?

CLINIC: No. No. The only thing we can’t control is who sees you come in and out of the building, okay? But that building has a whole lot of different doctors and dentists in there, you know? So, I mean — yeah.

CALLER: Okay. So nobody would have to tell anybody though?

CLINIC: No.

CALLER: Okay.

CLINIC: We wouldn’t tell anybody. Okay?

CALLER: So let me call my boyfriend and call you back. What was your name?

CLINIC: My name is Becky.

CALLER: Okay.

CLINIC: Okay? Okay, and I’ll talk to you in a few minutes.

CALLER: Okay.

CLINIC: All right.

CALLER: Bye.

CLINIC: Bye.

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#420 – Planned Parenthood in West Seneca, NY

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PLANNED PARENTHOOD
240 CENTER RD.
WEST SENECA, NY 14224-1947
716-675-1012

TAPE – 420

(dialing sounds) (ringing 2X)

CLINIC: Good morning. Planned Parenthood. Could you please hold?

CALLER: Yeah.

CLINIC: Thank you.

RECORDING: — Planned Parenthood at Pandora Box Theater Company’s performance of the Vagina Monologues. Last year’s performance sold out two weeks before the show. So buy your tickets today. Dial 831-2200, Extension 305 to buy your ticket or find more information. Thanks for holding. Someone will be with you shortly. (music) Come visit us at PlannedParenthood.dsn.org. By visiting our website you can easily get the facts and learn more about our services and programs. And don’t forget to sign up for our e-mail network. Visit us at Plannedparenthood.dsn.org. Thanks for holding. We’re working to serve you. (music) February is National Condom Month. Please stop in for valuable information on how to safely use condoms. Help spread the word, using condoms while having sex cuts down on future risks. Make sure to use a condom every time you have sex. Thank you for holding. Someone will be with you shortly. (music)

CLINIC: Sorry to keep you holding. Can I help you?

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

CLINIC: No, we don’t.

CALLER: Do you know of any place that does though?

CLINIC: We have around three places in the area. Okay. Dr. Press’s office — 691-1414. Buffalo Women’s Services, 835-2510. And then there’s Planned Parenthood in Niagara County. It’s 205-0704.

CALLER: Okay. Well, do you know — like it’s just I’m scared because like I’ll be 14 in March, and my friend said that my parents would have to know about –

CLINIC: No, they don’t.

CALLER: — me getting an abortion?

CLINIC: No, they don’t.

CALLER: Okay. Well, my boyfriend’s 22. Could he just take care of everything though? Is he old enough to do all that?

CLINIC: Probably.

CALLER: Okay. But they wouldn’t have to tell anybody, at all, that I was there for anything?

CLINIC: I believe it’s all confidential.

CALLER: Oh, okay. Well, could I come in there for a pregnancy test though?

CLINIC: You could take a pregnancy test, sure.

CALLER: Okay. Well, how much would that cost?

CLINIC: $5.00.

CALLER: Okay. Well, if like — is there — like if the pregnancy test came out that I wasn’t pregnant, do you guys have birth control there?

CLINIC: Yeah.

CALLER: It’s just we don’t want to have to go through all this again.

CLINIC: Correct.

CALLER: So. But if I was on birth control, would you guys have to tell anybody?

CLINIC: No.

CALLER: Really?

CLINIC: Um-hum.

CALLER: Okay. Well, how long –

CLINIC: You couldn’t have it all done — Wednesday we have a Teen Clinic.

CALLER: Okay.

CLINIC: This Wednesday coming up.

CALLER: What time?

CLINIC: 3:00 if you can get here.

CALLER: Okay.

CLINIC: And –

CALLER: If I wasn’t pregnant could I get my birth control right then?

CLINIC: They’d have to do a pap and everything, correct.

CALLER: How long does that take?

CLINIC: What?

CALLER: Getting everything.

CLINIC: It could take about an hour or so.

CALLER: Oh, okay.

CLINIC: Depending on how many people show up. I mean, it all depends.

CALLER: Well, do I need an appointment for that then?

CLINIC: No. You can walk in 3:00 on Wednesday.

CALLER: Oh, okay. So I could get like, do the exam during the Teen thing?

CLINIC: Right.

CALLER: Oh, okay. Well, is it all right — like, what was your name?

CLINIC: A medical clerk. I’m not going to be here then.

CALLER: Oh, you’re not?

CLINIC: Um-um.

CALLER: Okay. It’s just — you’re just really nice. I just don’t want to talk to anybody that’s mean. So.

CLINIC: No. You don’t have to worry.

CALLER: Really? Okay. Well, so I don’t need an appointment or anything?

CLINIC: No.

CALLER: Okay. Well, if I talk to my boyfriend and he had any other questions, could I call and talk to you?

CLINIC: Sure. There’s — I’m the only one here.

CALLER: Oh, okay.

CLINIC: All right?

CALLER: Okay.

CLINIC: So we’ll see you Wednesday?

CALLER: Okay.

CLINIC: All right. Thank you.

CALLER: Okay.

CLINIC: Bye.

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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

(dialing sounds) (ringing 1X)

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)

(dialing sounds) (ringing 1X)

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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