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#417 – Planned Parenthood in Cobleskill, NY

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PLANNED PARENTHOOD
23 MAIN ST.
COBLESKILL, NY 12043-1615
518-234-3325

TAPE – 417

(dialing sounds) (ringing 3X)

CLINIC: Good morning. Planned Parenthood.

CALLER: Hi.

CLINIC: Hi.

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

CLINIC: Not at this location. No. We do pregnancy tests. We do the surgical workups. We do everything but the procedure. That is done in Schenectady.

CALLER: In Schenectady?

CLINIC: Um-hum.

CALLER: Do you have that number?

CLINIC: I do. It’s 374-5353.

CALLER: Okay.

CLINIC: Okay?

CALLER: Well, do you know — like I’m just scared because like my friend told me that like I’ll be 14 in March, and she said that they would have to tell my parents, but my boyfriend’s 22.

CLINIC: No.

CALLER: He’s 22. Is that old enough to take care of it?

CLINIC: No. First of all, they’re wrong. There is a complete confidentiality. Nobody has to know. And if I were you, I wouldn’t tell anybody that you’re 14 and your boyfriend’s 22.

CALLER: How come?

CLINIC: Because he could be subject to criminal charges.

CALLER: What do you mean criminal? What would happen?

CLINIC: You’re underage. You’re a minor. And he’s not. He’s — that’s called — it’s called statutory rape.

CALLER: What do you mean? He’s not raping me. I mean, we’re in love.

CLINIC: No, no. I am saying if somebody like in somebody, an older person, for instance your parents — if your parents were to ever find out, regardless of how consensual it is, they could have him arrested.

CALLER: He could go to jail?

CLINIC: Yeah. He is 8 years older than you. He is an adult. He is over the age of — he’s an adult and you are a minor.

CALLER: Okay.

CLINIC: Anyone under 17 is a minor.

CALLER: Oh.

CLINIC: And also, you know, so have you missed a period?

CALLER: Yeah. I haven’t had one since like the third week in december, and that’s why I’m scared.

CLINIC: You need to make a phone call and make a decision quickly because there is a 16-week cutoff. After 16 weeks Planned Parenthood will not do the procedure.

CALLER: Oh, okay.

CLINIC: And you’re there, because if you haven’t had a period since the third week in December then, you know, you’re there. You’re getting very, very close. And the procedures are booked three weeks in advance.

CALLER: Well, could I come in there for a pregnancy test?

CLINIC: You could come in here for a pregnancy test, yes.

CALLER: Okay.

CLINIC: You have any kind of health insurance?

CALLER: Well, no. My boyfriend said he was going to pay for everything.

CLINIC: Okay, well, he needs to bring about $45. If he’s coming with you for the test –

CALLER: Is that all right?

CLINIC: He needs — yeah. He can. He needs to bring about $45 with him to pay for the test.

CALLER: It’s just, we were talking about this and like you said we didn’t want anyone to know about us. Would they be asking a lot of questions?

CLINIC: Well, that’s why he doesn’t want anyone to know about you because he knows that –

CALLER: He said it was just because he didn’t want me to get in trouble.

CLINIC: Well, yeah. (laughs) Of course he said that. He can come with you. We certainly are not going to file. You know, this is something that only like a family member or any other adult that decides to do that — an auntie, a friend of the family, anybody — just so you know — that’s because of his age and your age. You guys are, you know, just so you know, okay? Don’t go blabbing to all your friends. So, yes, come in here today. Come in here.

CALLER: Well, I’d have to call and see if he can get the time off work, but if it turned out that I wasn’t’ pregnant, could I get birth control there?

CLINIC: Yeah. But how often have you not had a period for three or four months at a time?

CALLER: Well, not often. I mean, never.

CLINIC: Never, so what are the chances that you’re not pregnant?

CALLER: I don’t know.

CLINIC: They’re pretty low.

CALLER: But if I wasn’t pregnant, could I get birth control though?

CLINIC: Yeah. Have you ever had a manual exam?

CALLER: No.

CLINIC: Ever been to a gynecologist?

CALLER: No.

CLINIC: All right. So call him.

CALLER: Okay.

CLINIC: Find out when he can bring you in and we’ll try to get an appointment made for a pregnancy test because you really have no time to waste. You really don’t. If this is what you think you’re going to do, then you have to get on the stick immediately; otherwise, you’re going to end up having to go to Long Island for the procedure.

CALLER: Okay.

CLINIC: Because 16 weeks is our cutoff, hon. All right? So call him, find out when he can get you in today, tomorrow sometime. Thursday we’re open until 7:00. But what I’d really need to do is have you come in on Thursday. Let me give you a time. All right? And you tell him and you know, don’t ask him, tell him that he needs to bring you here on Thursday at 1:00.

CALLER: Okay.

CLINIC: So that we can get this thing going.

CALLER: Okay.

CLINIC: Okay?

CALLER: You’ve been a lot of help. Thank you.

CLINIC: I hope so.

CALLER: What’s your name?

CLINIC: My name is Anna.

CALLER: Okay. Thank you.

CLINIC: Okay? All right. Bye.

CALLER: Bye.

(phone clicks)

*** THE END ***

#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.

(phone clicks)

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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.

(phone clicks)

*** THE END ***

#092 – Planned Parenthood in New Paltz, NY

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PLANNED PARENTHOOD
44 N CHESTNUT ST
NEW PALTZ, NY 12561-1405
845-255-6450

TAPE – 092

(Dialing, phone ringing)

CLINIC: Planned Parenthood. May I help you?

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

CLINIC: Not here.

CALLER: No?

CLINIC: Are you pregnant?

CALLER: Well, I’m pretty sure. I think so. I took a pregnancy test over the weekend, and it was positive.

CLINIC: Well, you can come here and have a pregnancy test, and we can send you somewhere, either one of our offices or wherever.

CALLER: Okay. Do you have to be a specific age for that? I’ll be 14 in March.

CLINIC: It doesn’t matter how old you are.

CALLER: Okay.

CLINIC: It doesn’t matter at all.

Let’s see —

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

CLINIC: Not at all.

CALLER: Okay. My problem is I can’t tell my parents because my boyfriend’s 22. Well, he’s going to take care of anything, but they just really don’t like him because they think he’s too old for me. And there’s just no way they can find out we’re having sex.

CLINIC: We don’t tell anything to anybody.

CALLER: Okay.

CLINIC: Can you come in next Wednesday? Would that be too much of a wait?

CALLER: Well, I’d have to call my boyfriend and see if he can get the time off of work.

CLINIC: Do you want me to give you an appointment, and then he can take the time off? Do you want to do that?

CALLER: Well, I don’t know. I’d have to call him and see.

CLINIC: Well, why don’t you schedule it. And then if you can’t make it, just give us a call back and cancel it. That way you’ll have a spot at least in the book.

CALLER: Okay.

CLINIC: Do you think it would be easier for him to take off in the morning or in the afternoon?

CALLER: The afternoon.

CLINIC: How about we do like a 2:45?

CALLER: Okay.

CLINIC: Have you ever been here before or no?

CALLER: No.

CLINIC: What is your name?

CALLER: It’s Christine Smith.

CLINIC: How do you spell your last name?

CALLER: Smith.

CLINIC: Oh, Smith? I’m sorry.

CALLER: That’s all right.

CLINIC: And a phone number where we can reach you?

CALLER: I’d have to give you my boyfriend’s number, but I’d have to —

CLINIC: Talk to him first?

CALLER: Yeah.

CLINIC: Okay. I’m going to put down no phone. And then just give us a call to see if that’s okay. And then that morning you also want to give us a call just to confirm, make sure the appointment’s still here, and that we’re open and all of that, since I can’t call you.

CALLER: Right.

CLINIC: Okay, Christine?

CALLER: Well, if it turns out that I’m not pregnant, could you guys do birth control?

CLINIC: Yeah. Well, actually, this appointment is for a pregnancy test only. If it turns out you’re not pregnant, we could give you another appointment, and you can come and have a full exam. And when you get your full exam, we can give you pills.

CALLER: Okay. And you wouldn’t have to tell anybody or anything?

CLINIC: We don’t tell anybody, anything to anyone, unless you give us permission to.

CALLER: Okay.

CLINIC: But without your permission we can’t.

CALLER: Is it cool if I call you back after I talk to my boyfriend?

CLINIC: That’s fine.

CALLER: What was your name?

CLINIC: Edna. I’m leaving actually in 15 minutes. If I’m not here, you can speak to Eileen, or I’ll be here tomorrow if you prefer to talk to me.

CALLER: Yeah.

CLINIC: And like I said, you’re in the book right now for next Wednesday at 2:45. So if that doesn’t work, let me know.

CALLER: All right.

CLINIC: Okay?

CALLER: Thanks.

CLINIC: Good luck.

CALLER: Bye.

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#104 – Planned Parenthood in Oneida, NY

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PLANNED PARENTHOOD
605 SENECA ST.
ONEIDA, NY 13421-2627
315-363-3950

TAPE -104

(Dialing, phone ringing)

RECORDING: Hello. You have reached Planned Parenthood Mohawk, Hudson’s Oneida Center. If you know your party’s extension, please enter it now. To make an appointment or for general information, press 0 or stay —

One moment, please.

(Phone ringing)

CLINIC: Planned Parenthood. Can I help you?

CALLER: Hi. Yeah. Do you guys do abortions there?

CLINIC: Not right here, this clinic. We do them in Utica.

CALLER: Okay. Do you have that phone number or whatever?

CLINIC: Do I have what?

CALLER: The phone number for that?

CLINIC: You want to cal Utica?

CALLER: I guess.

CLINIC: Have you ever been here before?

CALLER: No.

CLINIC: Okay. Do you know you’re pregnant for sure?

CALLER: Well, I took a home pregnancy test over the weekend.

CLINIC: Okay. And it came out positive?

CALLER: Yeah.

CLINIC: And you want to have an abortion.

CALLER: Uh-huh.

CLINIC: Do you live in Oneida?

CALLER: Huh?

CLINIC: Do you live in Oneida?

CALLER: I live in Madison.

CLINIC: Madison?

CALLER: Uh-huh.

CLINIC: Is it easier for you to get to Utica than it is Oneida? I can give you their phone number if you want to.

CALLER: Well, my friend told me to go to you guys.

CLINIC: Okay. You could come here. First we would start with a pregnancy test. We’d have to do one here. You’d come here first for an exam. And then we would set you up in an appointment to go to Utica and have it done.

CALLER: All right. My friend told me that you guys have to tell my parents before I can have an abortion or whatever.

CLINIC: No. This is totally confidential. You don’t need their permission.

CALLER: Yeah. Because I can’t tell my parents at all. My boyfriend’s 22. We’re planning on getting married. But my parents hate him because they think he’s too old for me.

CLINIC: Oh. How old are you?

CALLER: Well, I’ll be 14 in March.

CLINIC: Ooooh. That is kind of old for you, but I won’t be your parent and tell you that.

CALLER: Oh, all right.

CLINIC: You’ve probably heard that enough.

Okay. So when was your last period?

CALLER: Well, it was like around maybe the first week in December.

CLINIC: First week of December?

CALLER: Yeah.

CLINIC: Okay. I’m trying to see how far along you are now. So you’ve missed two periods?

CALLER: Yeah.

CLINIC: So you’re over 10 — you’re going on about 10 weeks now. So we’d have to get you in here right away. In Utica — depending on when your period started — if I put it on December 1st, say you got your period December 1st, that puts you at — you’re about 10-and-a-half weeks.

CALLER: Okay. But you guys don’t have to tell anybody?

CLINIC: No. It could stay confidential. Do you know how you were going to pay for it?

CALLER: Well, my boyfriend’s going to pay for everything.

CLINIC: Because it’s going to be — tell him it could be over $400.

CALLER: Okay.

CLINIC: So check with him on that first to make sure he’s going to pay for it.

CALLER: If you guys did the pregnancy test, and it turned out I wasn’t pregnant, do you guys do birth control there?

CLINIC: Um-hmm.

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

CLINIC: No. No. Everything’s confidential.

CALLER: Okay.

CLINIC: When can you get in here?

CALLER: Well, I’d have to call my boyfriend, and then call you back to see when he can get off work.

CLINIC: Okay. So why don’t you do that. Let me tell you what we have. Does he work days?

CALLER: Yeah.

CLINIC: If he could get in here Friday, first thing in the morning, like 8:45 —

CALLER: I don’t know. I’ve got to see.

CLINIC: We can squeeze you in Monday. You’re going to have to get in here soon because they might not have appointments available, okay? And the further along you are, the more it cost.

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

CLINIC: Sure. You can talk to one of the other girls, too, Janet. Janet answers the phone.

CALLER: Well, what was your name?

CLINIC: My name is Sandy, Sandy V. There are two of us here.

CALLER: Sandy V. All right.

CLINIC: Okay. Call me back.

CALLER: Thanks. Bye.

CLINIC: Bye.

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#119 – Planned Parenthood in Rome, NY

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PLANNED PARENTHOOD
200 S GEORGE ST
ROME, NY 13440-6541
315-337-8584

TAPE – 119

(Dialing, phone ringing)

CLINIC: Planned Parenthood. Can I help you?

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

CLINIC: No, we do not.

CALLER: No? Well, do you know who would?

CLINIC: Well, there are plenty of places that would, but first you need a pregnancy test in order to get going. How far along do you think you are?

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

CLINIC: The first week in December. Hold on a second.

(Pause)

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

CALLER: Well, yeah, I guess. Is there like an age requirement for that?

CLINIC: No. How old are you?

CALLER: I’ll be 14 in March.

CLINIC: You’re 14? You’re 13?

CALLER: I’ll be 14, yeah.

CLINIC: Are you covered under your parents’ insurance?

CALLER: Well, my boyfriend was going to pay cash for it. He’s got a job. He’s 22, so he’ll take care of everything.

CLINIC: Can you come in at 1:00 this afternoon?

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

CLINIC: Okay. Then you can call me back. What’s your name?

CALLER: My name is Christine.

CLINIC: Christine?

CALLER: Christine Smith.

CLINIC: Okay.

CALLER: Is there any way my parents would have to know this at all because —

CLINIC: No.

CALLER: — if they found out — they hate my boyfriend because they think he’s too old for me.

CLINIC: Well, actually, he is (chuckle). But that’s okay. Okay. So call me back.

CALLER: What do you mean he is?

CLINIC: No, that’s all right (chuckle).

CALLER: So you guys wouldn’t tell anybody or anything at all?

CLINIC: No.

CALLER: No?

CLINIC: No, it’s confidential here.

CALLER: If it turned out that I wasn’t pregnant, would you guys be able to do birth control there?

CLINIC: Yeah. But we set you up at a later date to have that done, okay?

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

CLINIC: Nope.

CALLER: So when I talk to my boyfriend —

CLINIC: Just call me back.

CALLER: What was your name?

CLINIC: My name?

CALLER: Uh-huh.

CLINIC: I don’t give it on the phone. Okay?

CALLER: Oh.

CLINIC: Okay?

CALLER: Okay.

CLINIC: All right.

CALLER: Bye.

CLINIC: Bye.

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#093 – Planned Parenthood in Walden, NY

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PLANNED PARENTHOOD
PO BOX 341
WALDEN, NY 12586
845-778-2220

TAPE – 093

(dialing sounds) (ringing 1X)

CLINIC: Planned Parenthood.

CALLER: Hi. Do you guys do abortions there?

CLINIC: Well, what we’ll do is a pregnancy test and a counseling visit, and then we can refer you out.

CALLER: Okay.

CLINIC: Did you have a pregnancy test done yet?

CALLER: I got one at the store over the weekend and it came out positive.

CLINIC: Okay. Well, we don’t use the store ones for a good test, so we’ll do another one. It will run you $10 to $20 depending on your income.

CALLER: Okay.

CLINIC: When would you like to come in for that? I have Wednesday morning available or Monday.

CALLER: Well, I don’t know. I’d have to call my boyfriend and see when he can get off because he’s the only way I would be able to get there.

A; Okay.

CALLER: You guys wouldn’t have to tell my parents or anything?

A; No, it’s confidential.

CALLER: Okay. It’s just I can’t tell my parents because like he’s 22 and we’re going to get married but like my parents think he’s too old for me, and there’s just no way that they can find out we’re having sex or anything.

CLINIC: All right. Give me a call back as soon as you can.

CALLER: Okay. Well, is it all right if I like you guys don’t have an age requirement for that, or anything, do you?

CLINIC: No, of course not.

CALLER: Okay, because like — well, I’ll be 14 in March so –

A; Okay.

CALLER: It’s still okay?

A; Yeah, it’s still confidential, absolutely.

CALLER: Okay. Well, if it turns out that like I’m not pregnant or whatever, do you guys do birth control there?

A; Yes, we do. Matter of fact, why don’t I give you the appointment now and then you just tell him to bring you?

CALLER: Okay.

CLINIC: Is that a good idea?

CALLER: Well, I don’t know if he’d be able to get off work.

CLINIC: Well, what day does he work?

CALLER: He just works like every day of the week.

CLINIC: What time does he work ’til?

CALLER: Like 8 to 5.

A; Oh, yuck. Any other transportation you have available to you, or no?

CALLER: Well, I would have to see, but I don’t know.

CLINIC: Because I can give you a 4:00 on Monday.

CALLER: Well, maybe.

CLINIC: How about if I write you in and maybe he could take off early or something?

CALLER: Okay.

CLINIC: What’s your name?

CALLER: It’s Christine.

CLINIC: Um-hum.

CALLER: Christine Smith.

CLINIC: And you probably don’t want me to take a phone number because you don’t want me to call the –

CALLER: Right.

CLINIC: If I have to cancel or confirm I’m going to write down you’re going to call us.

CALLER: Okay.

CLINIC: So confirm. Make sure I have a nurse practitioner here and that we’re not cancelled or anything.

CALLER: Okay. And you guys don’t have to tell anybody or anything?

CLINIC: Yeah, and it’s confidential service.

CALLER: Okay.

CLINIC: And we’ll see you for a pregnancy test. If it’s negative, we’ll do the full exam, at 4:00 on Monday.

CALLER: Okay.

CLINIC: Okay?

CALLER: Is it okay if like my boyfriend has questions if I can call you back?

A; Sure.

CALLER: What was your name?

CLINIC: Caroline. You could ask anyone, but my name is Caroline.

CALLER: Caroline? Okay.

CLINIC: Okay?

CALLER: Thank you.

CLINIC: Bye.

(phone clicks)

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#105 – Planned Parenthood in Canton, NY

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PLANNED PARENTHOOD
9 MINER ST
CANTON, NY 13617-1208
315-386-2441

TAPE -105

(Dialing, phone ringing)

CLINIC: Planned Parenthood. May I help you?

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

CLINIC: No, we don’t.

CALLER: No? Do you know where I could call?

CLINIC: Sure. Can you hold on just for a minute?

CALLER: Yeah.

CLINIC: Okay.

(Pause)

CLINIC: Okay. We refer a lot of people to two doctors– one in Syracuse and one in Binghamton. The first one that’s in Syracuse, it’s 1-800-439-1105. And the other one is Dr. Cousins (sp), which is in Binghamton. And that’s 1-800-676-9011. And you’ll have to call and give them information over the phone.

CALLER: Okay. Do you know if I have to tell my parents before I can have an abortion?

CLINIC: No. Do you have insurance at all?

CALLER: Well, my boyfriend said he would pay for it.

CLINIC: Okay. Because it will go by cash or whatever. No, I don’t think that’s an issue at all.

CALLER: My parents can’t find out at all, because my boyfriend is 22. And we’re going to get married. But my parents hate him because they think he’s too old for me.

CLINIC: How old are you?

CALLER: I’ll be 14 in March.

CLINIC: Okay. Well, that’s an issue (chuckling). He is older. That is a legal issue. That could be.

CALLER: What do you mean?

CLINIC: Well, because you’re considered not an adult, and he’s definitely considered an adult.

CALLER: Yeah?

CLINIC: But any of that information — that information will stay there. So that’s not an issue.

CALLER: So nobody will find out or anything?

CLINIC: No. All that information, just like we are, confidential. So even if someone tried to call or get information, they would not give it to them.

CALLER: Oh, okay.

CLINIC: But I would definitely give them a call, okay?

CALLER: Okay. Well, do you guys do birth control there?

CLINIC: Yes, we can. But they might want to start you on something. So when you’re done with that, you need to call and make an appointment with us.

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

CLINIC: No. No information. The only thing I tell people, is when you come here and you see people in the waiting room, that’s something we can’t control.

CALLER: Oh, okay.

CLINIC: But any other information or anybody calling regarding any of your business, none of that information’s given.

CALLER: If my boyfriend has questions, can I call you back and ask you?

CLINIC: Sure.

CALLER: What was your name?

CLINIC: Amy.

CALLER: Amy?

CLINIC: Um-hmm.

CALLER: All right. Okay.

CLINIC: Okay.

CALLER: Okay, thanks.

CLINIC: You’re welcome.

CALLER: Bye.

CLINIC: Bye.

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#120 – Planned Parenthood in Albion, NY

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PLANNED PARENTHOOD
243 S. MAIN ST # 250
ALBION, NY 14411-1657
585-589-5681

TAPE – 120

(Dialing, phone ringing)

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

CALLER: Hi. Yeah. Do you guys do abortion there?

CLINIC: No.

CALLER: No?

CLINIC: We refer you. But the first step is to come to Planned Parenthood for a pregnancy test, then we can do referrals and stuff for you.

CALLER: Okay. Do you guys have to tell my parents about anything?

CLINIC: No.

CALLER: I just can’t tell my parents. My boyfriend’s 22, and we’re going to get married. But they think he’s too old for me.

CLINIC: I see. Okay. Can you hold on for just a minute?

CALLER: Sure.

CLINIC: Thank you.

(Pause)

CLINIC: Thanks for holding. And what’s your name?

CALLER: My name is Christine.

CLINIC: Christine?

CALLER: Uh-huh.

CLINIC: Last name, Christine?

CALLER: Smith.

CLINIC: And your date of birth?

CALLER: It’s March 19, 1988.

CLINIC: Did you want to set up an appointment?

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

CLINIC: Oh, okay.

CALLER: — if he can get off work. But you guys wouldn’t have to tell anybody at all?

CLINIC: No, no. We’re a confidential agency, okay?

CALLER: Okay.

CLINIC: It is expensive. The pregnancy test itself is only 15 to $17, something like that. And then if you were to go for the abortion through Planned Parenthood, it would be $460.

CALLER: Oh, okay.

CLINIC: Just to let you know up front. But we can do referrals and stuff for you like that after the pregnancy test.

CALLER: Okay. If like after the pregnancy test, I wasn’t pregnant, do you guys do birth control there?

CLINIC: Yes.

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

CLINIC: No.

CALLER: Okay.

CLINIC: The only thing we can’t control is who sees you come in here, okay? You know what I mean?

CALLER: Yeah.

CLINIC: But your first step would be to find out whether you’re pregnant or not. Okay?

CALLER: So like if my boyfriend had questions, is it all right if I call you back?

CLINIC: Sure, no problem.

CALLER: And what was your name?

CLINIC: My name is Becky.

CALLER: Okay.

CLINIC: Okay?

CALLER: Cool. Thanks.

CLINIC: All righty. Bye bye.

CALLER: Bye.

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#094 – Planned Parenthood in Glens Falls, NY

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PLANNED PARENTHOOD
135 WARREN ST
GLENS FALLS, NY 12801-4511
518-792-0994

TAPE – 094

(Dialing, phone ringing)

CLINIC: Good afternoon, Planned Parenthood.

CALLER: Hi. Do you guys do abortions there?

CLINIC: Um-hmm.

CALLER: Yeah? How much does it cost?

CLINIC: If you’re going to pay out of pocket, between 300 and $400.

CALLER: What’s the difference for?

CLINIC: It depends. You come in for a pregnancy test, and then you have to have a pre-op exam done. It depends on what kind of testing you want to have done. There’s contributing factors. If you want to be seen here, or if you want to go to our Schenectady office and some IV sedation. We also help people apply for Medicaid here; that can cover it.

CALLER: Well, my boyfriend, he can cover it. He’s 22. He can take care of it. Is there any age requirement for having an abortion?

CLINIC: No, not at all. No parental consent.

CALLER: You don’t have to tell my parents?

CLINIC: Nope.

CALLER: The problem is, my parents can’t find out at all. My boyfriend’s 22. And we’re going to get married, but they think he’s too old for me.

CLINIC: How old are you?

CALLER: I’ll be 14 in March.

CLINIC: Oh. Okay. You can come in. There’s confidential services here. You don’t need parental consent to have the surgical abortion done. What we usually need to start out with, though, is have you come in and have a pregnancy test, so that we have the documentation on file. And you will meet with a pregnancy counselor. And they just discuss your different options with you, and they’ll talk to you about the process, and the procedure and everything.

CALLER: Okay.

CLINIC: Would you like to go ahead and do that?

CALLER: If I wasn’t pregnant, can I get birth control from you guys?

CLINIC: Yes, you certainly can.

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

CLINIC: No.

CALLER: Well, let me call my boyfriend and see if he has any questions real quick. Is it all right if I talk to you later?

CLINIC: Yeah. You can call back as soon as you’re done with him, okay?

CALLER: Well, is it all right if I talk to you?

CLINIC: Sure.

CALLER: What was your name?

CLINIC: Nicole.

CALLER: All right.

CLINIC: Okay? All right. Bye bye.

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TAPE D-95

(Dialing, phone ringing)

CLINIC: Planned Parenthood. Can I help you?

CALLER: Do you guys do abortions there?

CLINIC: At this clinic?

CALLER: Uh-huh.

CLINIC: No.

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?

CALLER: No.

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?

CLINIC: No.

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?

CLINIC: Um-hmm.

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

CLINIC: No.

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

CLINIC: Sure.

CALLER: Just in case my boyfriend has a question or something.

CLINIC: Okay.

CALLER: Is it all right if I talk to you?

CLINIC: Yeah.

CALLER: What was your name?

CLINIC: Barb.

CALLER: Barb?

CLINIC: Um-hmm.

CALLER: Okay.

CLINIC: All right.

CALLER: Okay. Thanks.

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