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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.

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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.

(phone clicks)

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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.

(phone clicks)

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#415 – Planned Parenthood in Elmira, NY

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PLANNED PARENTHOOD
755 E. CHURCH ST
ELMIRA, NY 14901-2836
607-734-3313

TAPE – 415

(dialing sounds) (ringing 1X)

CLINIC: Good morning. Planned Parenthood. This is Judy speaking. How may I help you?

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

CLINIC: No, we don’t.

CALLER: Do you know of any place that does?

CLINIC: In Ithaca they do.

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

CLINIC: What’s Ithaca’s telephone number? It’s 273-1513.

CALLER: Okay. Well, do you know, like I’m just really worried because like my friend told me that since like I’ll be 14 in March she said that they would have to tell my parents I’m getting an abortion but –

CLINIC: No.

CALLER: — my boyfriend’s 22. Could he just sign whatever that is and they wouldn’t have to tell anybody?

CLINIC: No. You wouldn’t have to tell anybody because it’s confidentiality if you go to Planned Parenthood.

CALLER: Oh, okay. Well, could I — like I’m just really scared because I haven’t had my period since like December 14, and I don’t know what to do. So could I come in there for like a pregnancy test?

CLINIC: Oh, absolutely. We could do that. Have you ever been to Planned Parenthood before?

CALLER: No.

CLINIC: All right. Let me get you into the computer. Hold on just a second, hon. (pause) What’s your last name?

CALLER: Smith.

CLINIC: (typing) First name?

CALLER: Christine.

CLINIC: With a K or a C?

CALLER: C-H.

CLINIC: Phone number where we could reach you?

CALLER: Well, my boyfriend wanted to use his cell phone number, but he just got it, and I don’t know what it is. Is it all right to call you back with that later?

CLINIC: Oh, sure. Sure.

CALLER: Okay.

CLINIC: Your birthday?

CALLER: My birthday is March 19, 1988. Do you know if it’s all right if I use his address?

CLINIC: Oh, yes, as long as — you know it’s somewheres where we could get ahold of you, or whatever.

CALLER: Okay.

CLINIC: So let me see when we can get you in.

CALLER: Do you know like if the pregnancy test came out that I wasn’t pregnant that if you guys could do birth control or anything?

CLINIC: Well, we would have to set you up for an appointment so you could come in for an exam.

CALLER: Oh, okay.

CLINIC: You have to have an exam first in order to get on birth control.

CALLER: Uh-huh.

CLINIC: Okay? Can you come in Thursday, hon?

CALLER: I think so. I’d have to call my boyfriend to see. He’d be the only way I could get there.

CLINIC: Okay. Do you want to set up an appointment? Now do you go to school during the day?

CALLER: Well, I’m homeschooled.

CLINIC: You’re homeschooled. So do you want to set up the appointment, or you just want to get back to us on that?

CALLER: I guess I’ll just call you back after I talk to him.

CLINIC: Okay.

CALLER: Could I ask you real quick, like if I was on birth control would you guys have to tell anybody?

CLINIC: No.

CALLER: It’s just me and my boyfriend were talking about it, and we didn’t want anybody to really know about all this, so.

CLINIC: No, it’s very confidential here, hon. Whatever you do, you’re the patient, and we abide by what you want as far as contact and everything. Okay?

CALLER: Okay, so would it be all right if — like I would really prefer if he was there with me. Would that be okay with everything?

CLINIC: He could come and sit with you and stuff, but as far as when you come in for your exam if you come for birth control you know, providing this test is negative, there’s a lot of the time that we would just prefer to talk to you because there’s a lot of questions we would want to ask you and it’s a little easier one on one.

CALLER: Oh, okay. But it’s okay if he’s there?

CLINIC: Yeah, as long as he’s here. Yeah, in the waiting room he can wait for you.

CALLER: Okay.

CLINIC: Okay?

CALLER: Well, let me call him and call you back. What was your name?

CLINIC: Mine’s Judy.

CALLER: Okay.

CLINIC: Okay?

CALLER: Thanks.

CLINIC: All right. Bye bye.

(phone clicks)

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#098 – Planned Parenthood in Saratoga Springs, NY

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PLANNED PARENTHOOD
188 CHURCH ST.
SARATOGA SPRINGS, NY 12866-1034
518-584-0041

TAPE – 098

(dialing sounds) (ringing 2X)

CLINIC: Planned Parenthood. May I help you?

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

CLINIC: No, our clinic doesn’t.

CALLER: Okay. Do you know who I would call or anything?

CLINIC: You can schedule a pregnancy test here first and you can talk to a counselor and talk about your options. We can send you to another one of our Planned Parenthoods to actually have the surgery, but you could have everything done here except for the surgery.

CALLER: Okay. Do you have to be a specific age for that or anything?

CLINIC: No.

CALLER: Because I’ll be 14 in March, so.

CLINIC: Are you pregnant?

CALLER: Well, I took a pregnancy test from the store and it came out positive.

CLINIC: Okay. Let’s schedule you for a pregnancy test first with us.

CALLER: Okay. Do you guys have to tell my parents or anything, because they can’t find out at all.

CLINIC: No.

CALLER: It’s just, my boyfriend’s 22, and we’re planning on getting married, and we love each other. But my parents don’t like him because they think he’s too old for me.

CLINIC: Okay.

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

CLINIC: Okay. I can get you in tomorrow at 4:00.

CALLER: Oh. Well, I’d have to call him and see if he can –

CLINIC: Okay. Can you do that? Because we may give this appointment away before you call us back. So you need to call us back right away, okay?

CALLER: Oh. Well, I can’t really talk to him until he gets off of work today, but you guys wouldn’t tell my parents or anybody at all?

CLINIC: No.

CALLER: Okay. Well, if it turns out that I wasn’t pregnant do you guys do birth control there?

CLINIC: Right, but it wouldn’t be at this appointment. You’d have to set up a separate appointment to do that.

CALLER: Okay. And you guys wouldn’t have to tell anybody about birth control either?

CLINIC: Nope. Nope.

CALLER: All right. So is it all right if I call you back?

CLINIC: Yep. That’s fine.

CALLER: All right. What was your name?

CLINIC: My name is Sandy.

CALLER: Sandy? All right. Okay.

CLINIC: Okay?

CALLER: So I’ll talk to you later.

CLINIC: Okay, bye bye.

CALLER: Bye.

(phone clicks)

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#110 – Planned Parenthood in Binghamton, NY

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PLANNED PARENTHOOD
168 WATER ST. FL 2
BINGHAMTON, NY 13901-2769
607-723-8306

TAPE -110

(Dialing, phone ringing)

CLINIC: Planned Parenthood.

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

CLINIC: We don’t do them here. What we do, you come in and do a pregnancy test. You speak with the counselor, and then she can refer you out if it’s a positive pregnancy.

CALLER: Okay.

CLINIC: So (unclear) at Amy Cousins’ office, and I believe there’s another clinic somewhere in the area that does abortion. I can give you her hours when she’s here. She’s not here today, on Wednesdays. She’s her tomorrow between 3 and 5:30 for Thursdays. It’s like a separate clinic she runs. And then Friday between 11 and 2. Okay? You can come in for that, and then speak to her.

CALLER: My friend told me if I come in, you guys have to tell my parents if I’m having an abortion. Is that true?

CLINIC: No. No. This is all confidential here.

CALLER: Okay. Because if they found out — the problem is my boyfriend is 22. And we’re planning on getting married because we’re in love. But they think he’s too old for me.

CLINIC: No. Everything here would be confidential. There’s nothing here your parents would know about. That’s between you and the clinic.

CALLER: And there’s no age limit on having —

CLINIC: Age limit? No. How old are you?

CALLER: I’ll be 14 in March.

CLINIC: Fourteen? Yeah, you could probably talk to the counselor. They’ll be able to refer you out. Her name’s Kathy when you come in. Okay?

CALLER: And she wouldn’t have to tell anybody either?

CLINIC: Nope. Nope. You would talk to her. Everything would be confidential. That’s something we keep as a patient here. Nobody else would know about your visit.

CALLER: Okay. If it turned out that I wasn’t pregnant or whatever, do you guys do birth control there?

CLINIC: Yes. You can do an annual and to be set on birth control. They would do like a complete exam.

CALLER: You guys wouldn’t have to tell anybody about that either?

CLINIC: No. Everything here is confidential.

CALLER: Okay. I have to talk to my boyfriend. But if he has questions, can I talk to you?

CLINIC: Yeah. He can come with you or if you don’t want him here —

CALLER: Well, can I call you back and see?

CLINIC: For what? For him to come for an exam or for him to be seen here? He can do exams here too.

CALLER: Well, I was just wondering, if he has questions, if I can talk to you later, and ask you.

CLINIC: Oh yeah. Yeah, that’s fine.

CALLER: Well, what was your name?

CLINIC: My name is Nancy.

CALLER: Nancy?

CLINIC: Yeah. I’ll only be here until 6, and you’re more than welcome to call back.

CALLER: Okay.

CLINIC: Okay.

CALLER: Thanks.

CLINIC: Yeah. Bye bye.

CALLER: Bye.

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#099 – Planned Parenthood in Poughkeepsie, NY

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PLANNED PARENTHOOD
17 NOXON ST
POUGHKEEPSIE, NY 12601-4101
845-471-1540

Tape – 099

(Dialing, phone ringing)

CLINIC: Planned Parenthood.

CALLER: Hi. Do you guys do abortions there?

CLINIC: Uh-huh.

CALLER: Yeah? How much does it cost to do that?

CLINIC: Three hundred.

CALLER: Three hundred? My friend told me you guys have to tell my parents before I can have an abortion. Is that true?

CLINIC: No.

CALLER: No? You guys wouldn’t have to tell anybody at all?

CLINIC: Nope.

CALLER: The problem is, I can’t tell my parents. My boyfriend’s 22, and we’re going to get married, and we love each other. But my parents hate him because they think he’s too old for me. So they can’t find out at all.

CLINIC: No one finds out anything.

CALLER: All right. So like, do you —

CLINIC: (Sighing) You have to come in for a pregnancy test first.

CALLER: Okay. Is there any age requirement on that?

CLINIC: Is there what?

CALLER: Any age requirement?

CLINIC: Uh-uh.

CALLER: I’ll be 14 in March. Is that all right?

CLINIC: Uh-huh.

CALLER: Okay.

CLINIC: You’ll be how old when?

CALLER: I’ll be 14 in March.

CLINIC: Hold on one second, okay?

CALLER: Okay.

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Do you have questions about birth control? We can review all options with you including the pill, Depo-Provera; Norplant, the IUD; the diaphragm; condoms; and spermicide. If you’ve had unprotected sex in the last 72 hours, you can still prevent a pregnancy. Please ask us for more information on emergency contraception when we return to the line. For more information about birth control and sexual health, call our toll free info line at 1-800-979-INFO.

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CLINIC: Sorry about that.

CALLER: Are you positive that you guys don’t have to tell anybody at all?

CLINIC: Uh-uh, nobody.

CALLER: Okay. If it turns out that I’m not pregnant, do you guys do birth control there?

CLINIC: Yep.

CALLER: Yeah? And you won’t have to tell anybody about that either?

CLINIC: No.

CALLER: Okay. Is it okay if my boyfriend picks up the birth control?

CLINIC: When you get them?

CALLER: Uh-huh.

CLINIC: Yeah, but you have to have a complete exam.

CALLER: Oh. Okay.

CLINIC: So you want to come in for a pregnancy test first, then, right?

CALLER: Well, yeah.

CLINIC: What’s your last name?

CALLER: It’s Smith.

CLINIC: And your first name?

CALLER: Christine.

CLINIC: Is there any way you can come in today?

CALLER: Well, no. I have to talk to my boyfriend, and he’s got to get the time off and everything.

CLINIC: Okay. Do you have a phone number we can have? His house or whatever?

CALLER: Well, I can call you back with the cell phone number.

CLINIC: Okay.

CALLER: I have to ask him for it.

CLINIC: All right. When do you think he’ll have off of work to make the appointment?

CALLER: Well, he’d just have to schedule it with his boss or anything, so I don’t know. But I’d have to talk to him.

CLINIC: How about Friday?

CALLER: All right.

CLINIC: Are you in school?

CALLER: Huh?

CLINIC: Are you in school?

CALLER: No, I’m homeschooled.

CLINIC: Okay. How about Friday at 1:00?

CALLER: All right. I have to okay it with him, but yeah.

CLINIC: Okay. So if that’s all right with him, just come in Friday at 1:00. If you can’t, just call back to reschedule.

CALLER: Okay. Is it cool if I call and talk to you?

CLINIC: That’s fine. My name is Diane.

CALLER: Okay.

CLINIC: Okay?

CALLER: And you sure you don’t have to tell anybody at all?

CLINIC: Nope, nobody.

CALLER: All right.

CLINIC: All right. Bye bye.

CALLER: Thanks.

CLINIC: Bye bye.

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#111 – Planned Parenthood – Rape Crisis Center in Batavia, NY

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PLANNED PARENTHOOD – RAPE CRISIS CENTER
222 W. MAIN ST
BATAVIA, NY 14020-1998
585-344-0541

TAPE – 111

(Dialing, phone ringing)

CLINIC: Planned Parenthood and the Rape Crisis Service. This is Sally. Can I help you?

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

CLINIC: No. What you do here is you have to make an appointment for our pregnancy test, and then go talk to a nurse about your options.

CALLER: Oh, okay. My friend told me that you guys have to tell my parents before I can get anything done. Is that true?

CLINIC: No.

CALLER: No?

CLINIC: No.

CALLER: My parents can’t find out because my boyfriend’s 22. And we’re planning on getting married. But my parents think he’s too old for me, and they just can’t find out or anything.

CLINIC: Okay. Did you want to come in for a pregnancy test?

CALLER: Yeah.

CLINIC: What’s your last name? Are you a patient with us?

CALLER: No.

CLINIC: What’s your last name?

CALLER: It’s Smith.

CLINIC: S-m-i-t-h. And first?

CALLER: Christine.

CLINIC: And your date of birth?

CALLER: It’s March 19, 1988.

CLINIC: March 19, 1988?

CALLER: Uh-huh.

CLINIC: Can you come in tomorrow?

CALLER: Well, I’d have to call my boyfriend to see.

CLINIC: Oh. Why don’t you do that then, and then give us a call back. But we’re closing at 5.

CALLER: Oh, okay. Say you guys did the pregnancy test, and it was negative, do you do birth control there?

CLINIC: We do. You might end up having to reschedule, make an appointment for that, because all you’re getting is a pregnancy test done right now.

CALLER: Would you guys have to tell anybody about the birth control or anything?

CLINIC: No.

CALLER: No?

CLINIC: No. As long as you don’t use insurance, anything like that where your parents can tell or know then — you just have to pay out of pocket.

CALLER: Well, my boyfriend said he would pay. Do you guys have to tell where the money comes from?

CLINIC: Tell who where the money comes from?

CALLER: I don’t know. Like anybody.

CLINIC: No.

CALLER: All right.

CLINIC: No. It’s all confidential.

CALLER: Okay.

CLINIC: All right.

CALLER: If he has questions after I talk to him, is it all right if I call you back and talk to you?

CLINIC: Sure.

CALLER: Yeah? What was your name?

CLINIC: Sally.

CALLER: Sally?

CLINIC: Um-hmm.

CALLER: All right. Okay.

CLINIC: Okay?

CALLER: Thanks.

CLINIC: All right. Bye bye.

CALLER: Bye.

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#100 – Planned Parenthood in Red Hook, NY

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PLANNED PARENTHOOD
10 PRINCE ST
RED HOOK, NY 12571-1515
845-758-2032

TAPE 100

(Dialing, phone ringing)

CLINIC: Planned Parenthood.

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

CLINIC: Not in this office we don’t. They do it in the Poughkeepsie office.

CALLER: Okay. Well, do you have that phone number?

CLINIC: Sure. You can come here for your pre-surgical, but it’s probably easier just to go down there.

CALLER: Oh, okay. Well, my friend said you guy were the people to go to, so that’s why I’m calling you guys.

CLINIC: Okay. I’ll tell you what, we’re not going to be able to fit you in. You’re going to need a pregnancy test, and then a full exam.

CALLER: Okay.

CLINIC: Have you ever been to any Planned Parenthood in the Hudson Valley?

CALLER: No.

CLINIC: What you’re going to need is you’re going to need to have a pregnancy test either by our office or another office. And I’ll tell you what, I am totally booked today and Monday.

CALLER: Well, I’d have to talk to my boyfriend and see when he can get off work and everything.

CLINIC: Well, if you want, I can give you a couple numbers and you can try around. Maybe you can get in sooner.

CALLER: All right.

CLINIC: We’re only open two days a week. The other offices are open everyday.

CALLER: My friend told me that you guys actually have to tell my parents before I can have an abortion. Is that true?

CLINIC: No, that is not true. It’s confidential.

CALLER: My parents can’t find out at all because my boyfriend’s 22. We’re planning on getting married, but my parents absolutely hate him because they think he’s too old for me.

CLINIC: How old are you?

CALLER: I’m going to be 14 in March.

CLINIC: You’re going to be 14?

CALLER: Uh-huh.

CLINIC: That’s a big age difference, honey.

CALLER: Well, he said that — we’re going to get married. He loves me.

CLINIC: Oh, okay. You want me to give you these numbers?

CALLER: Yeah. All right.

CLINIC: And if you can’t, call back here. But other wise, they could probably fit you in sooner, okay?

CALLER: Okay. But they wouldn’t have to tell anybody either?

CLINIC: No, not at all.

CALLER: All right.

CLINIC: 471-1540.

CALLER: Okay.

CLINIC: That’s our Poughkeepsie number. And our Kingston number is 338-0840.

CALLER: Okay. If I wasn’t pregnant, do you guys do birth control there?

CLINIC: Yes, we do.

CALLER: No one would have to know about that either?

CLINIC: No.

CALLER: All right.

CLINIC: We’d have to set you up for an exam, okay?

CALLER: Okay. Is it cool if I talk to my boyfriend and then call you back?

CLINIC: Sure. But, you know —

CALLER: Hello?

(Call is disconnected)

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#112 – Planned Parenthood in Lockport, NY

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PLANNED PARENTHOOD
PO BOX 498
LOCKPORT, NY 14095
716-433-4464

TAPE – 112

(Dialing, phone ringing)

CLINIC: Planned Parenthood. Cherie speaking. Can I help you?

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

CLINIC: Not at this site. Starting Friday we will have a site opening in Niagara Falls.

CALLER: Oh, okay. I was wondering if my parents have to find out about this at all. My friend said you guys have to tell them.

CLINIC: No.

CALLER: Not at all?

CLINIC: Uh-uh.

CALLER: My parents can’t find out at all. My boyfriend, he’s 22. And we’re going to get married. But they don’t like him because they think he’s too old for me. So they just can’t find out or anything.

CLINIC: Okay. Do you have insurance?

CALLER: Well, he said he was going to pay for it.

CLINIC: Well, yeah. Because with insurance, if you use the insurance then, yeah, your parents would find out. But if you’re just going to pay then, no. Nobody needs to know.

CALLER: Okay. Is there like an age limit for having an abortion?

CLINIC: How old are you?

CALLER: I’ll be 14 in March.

CLINIC: No.

CALLER: Not at all?

CLINIC: No. Did you want the number?

CALLER: Yeah.

CLINIC: Can you wait a second, and I’ll get it for you?

CALLER: Okay.

(Pause)

CLINIC: Okay. The number is 205-7070. And I’ll give you the address. It’s 6951 Williams Road. And that’s in Niagara Falls, New York, 14304.

CALLER: And that’s the zip code?

CLINIC: Yeah. Where are you calling from?

CALLER: I’m in Medina.

CLINIC: Medina?

CALLER: Yeah.

CLINIC: Okay. Yeah, they’re right in Niagara County. Do you know where the Sellert (?) Park Mall is in Niagara Falls, like the LaSalle area?

CALLER: I don’t know. I just moved here from Texas, so I don’t know the area very well at all.

CLINIC: Well. Yeah, they’re going to start doing them on Friday.

CALLER: Okay.

CLINIC: You know how far along you are?

CALLER: Well, my last period was like the first week in December.

CLINIC: Yeah. They’ll be able to tell you all that there. You’ll get an exam, and they’ll probably do a sonogram as well. Okay?

CALLER: And do you guys have to tell anybody or anything?

CLINIC: Nope.

CALLER: Okay.

CLINIC: Nope. You can just give them a call.

CALLER: Okay. Is there like any way I could get birth control or anything?

CLINIC: Yeah. What they’ll do is ask you what type of birth control method you want to use. And then what you can do is just come back here because you’re going to need a post-check three weeks after the abortion. And you come here, make the appointment, and we can put you on birth control, and it’s still confidential.

CALLER: So you wouldn’t have to tell anybody about birth control either?

CLINIC: Nope.

CALLER: All right. If I talk to my boyfriend later, and he has questions, can I talk to you later?

CLINIC: Sure. My name is Cherie

CALLER: Cherie? All right. Okay.

CLINIC: Okay. Bye.

CALLER: Bye.

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#101 – Planned Parenthood in New Windsor, NY

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PLANNED PARENTHOOD
532 BLOOMING GROVE TPKE
NEW WINDSOR, NY 12553-7800
845-562-7800

TAPE -101

(Dialing, phone ringing)

CLINIC: Uwanda (ph). Planned Parenthood.

CALLER: Hi. Do you guys do abortions there?

CLINIC: Yes.

CALLER: Yeah? How much does it cost?

CLINIC: That’s something that you would have to come in, they would have to discuss with you.

CALLER: Oh, okay.

CLINIC: But it all depends on what you’re making or any type of insurance you have.

CALLER: Well, if I don’t have any insurance — my boyfriend said he was going to pay for it all.

CLINIC: It could run anywhere from 300 to 375. But I can’t tell you that right now over the phone. That’s something you would have to come in for.

CALLER: Oh, okay.

CLINIC: Have you had a pregnancy test yet?

CALLER: I got one from the store over the weekend, and it said it was positive.

CLINIC: Okay. Well, you would need one from a doctor.

CALLER: Oh, okay.

CLINIC: Would you like to set up an appointment and come in for that, and then we start from there?

CALLER: I’d have to talk to my boyfriend and see —

CLINIC: Okay. Just find out with him when it’s okay with you. Now, the computers are down. So if you want anything for next week, you’re going to have to call back tomorrow. But I may be able to set you up for something for Friday. If you do decide, call me today, before 7:30. All right?

CALLER: There’s not any age requirement for having an abortion, is there?

CLINIC: No, no, no.

CALLER: Because I’ll be 14 in March, and it’s still all right? Right?

CLINIC: Not that I know of, there’s no age requirement.

CALLER: Okay.

CLINIC: Okay?

CALLER: And they wouldn’t have to tell my parents or anything?

CLINIC: No. That’s something that’s all kept confidential.

CALLER: Because if my parents found out — they hate my boyfriend. They think he’s too old for me. He’s only 22, so I don’t understand the —

CLINIC: That’s something that you — that’s your own personal life, and I can understand. But you’ll come in, and here they’ll help you out the best they can. They’ll help you figure it out from here. Okay?

CALLER: And they wouldn’t have to tell anybody at all?

CLINIC: No, no. Call back before 7:30 today if you decide, okay?

CALLER: All right. Do you guys do birth control too?

CLINIC: Yeah. We do everything.

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

CLINIC: No.

CALLER: So when I call back later today, is it all right if I talk to you?

CLINIC: I’m the only one here.

CALLER: What was your name?

CLINIC: My name is Maris (ph).

CALLER: Maris? Okay, thank you.

CLINIC: Bye bye.

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