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#103 – Planned Parenthood in Huntington, NY

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PLANNED PARENTHOOD
755 NEW YORK AVE # 333
HUNTINGTON, NY 11743-4248
631-427-7154

TAPE -103

(Dialing, phone ringing)

CLINIC: Good afternoon. Planned Parenthood, West Islip. Lisa speaking. Can I ask you to hold a moment?

CALLER: Sure.

CLINIC: Thanks.

RECORDING: — -PLAN to be connected directly to the center nearest you. You can also visit our Web site at www.plannedparenthood.org.

Our clients count on our caring staff for annual check-ups, birth control information, family planning supplies —

CLINIC: Hi. How can I help you?

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

CLINIC: No, not here. But I can give you the number where they do them. We can run your pregnancy test and give you some counseling if you need that.

CALLER: Okay. Do you know if they would have to tell my parents or anything?

CLINIC: No.

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

CLINIC: Okay. That’s confidential.

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

CLINIC: No.

CALLER: All right.

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

CALLER: Yeah, I guess.

CLINIC: Hold on one second. Can you hold on?

CALLER: Yeah.

CLINIC: Okay.

RECORDING: — sliding fee scale based on income and family size. Special consideration is made regarding the income for teens 17 and under. Testing and counseling for HIV are always free to our established clients. We accept Medicaid, major credit cards, and several health insurance plans. For more information, please, just ask.

Good news for Medicaid participants —

CLINIC: Okay, hi.

CALLER: Hi.

CLINIC: All right. So you want to come in for your pregnancy test, right?

CALLER: Yeah.

CLINIC: Okay. Hold on one second.

CALLER: There’s not like an age requirement for that or anything, is there?

CLINIC: Excuse me?

CALLER: You don’t have to be a specific age to get a pregnancy test?

CLINIC: No.

CALLER: Because I’ll be 14 in March. And that’s still all right?

CLINIC: That’s fine. A pregnancy test, we don’t need your parents’ permission. You don’t need your parents’ permission, okay?

CALLER: Okay. Do you guys need to tell my parents anything at all?

CLINIC: No, absolutely not. A woman has the right to consent to your own care, women’s care. So the only reason they would have to get your parents involved would be if you were going to have medication, like a life-threatening thing or anything like that.

CALLER: Oh, okay. So it’s all right if my boyfriend brings me and everything.

CLINIC: That’s fine. We’re not going to say anything. It’s totally confidential.

CALLER: Okay.

CLINIC: Okay?

CALLER: All right.

CLINIC: When did you want to come in, first of all?

CALLER: Well, I would have to see when he can get off work and come and take me.

CLINIC: So then you’re going to call me back? Is that what you want to do?

CLINIC: For a pregnancy test, you can just come in — you can pretty much come in at any time. We’re open until 8:30. We do prefer that you call so we can put you into the book so that you have a time slot. Let’s say you don’t have an appointment and it’s packed in here, all those people are going to go before you. If you have an appointment, you have a scheduled time. You understand what I’m trying to say?

CALLER: Yeah. Say I ended up not being pregnant, do you guys do birth control there?

CLINIC: Of course. Absolutely.

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

CLINIC: No. You consent to your own women’s health care. You don’t have to be of age to consent for your own care, for women’s health that is.

CALLER: Okay. So no one has to know anything about anything?

CLINIC: Absolutely not.

CALLER: And it’s all right if my boyfriend comes in with me and everything?

CLINIC: He can come in. That’s fine. That’s fine. You need somebody to bring you, right?

CALLER: Yeah. And no one will say anything about that or anything?

CLINIC: We’re not going to say anything. That’s totally — you don’t even have to say that he’s your boyfriend. They don’t ask who’s coming in with you. That’s none of our business.

CALLER: All right, okay.

CLINIC: We’re here to take care of you and provide services to you.

CALLER: Okay.

CLINIC: Okay? Do you want to call me back?

CALLER: Yeah. What was your name?

CLINIC: My name is Joanne.

CALLER: Joanne? All right. Okay.

CLINIC: Bye.

CALLER: Thanks.

CLINIC: Okay. Bye.

***END***

#114 – Planned Parenthood in Buffalo, NY

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PLANNED PARENTHOOD
2697 MAIN ST.
BUFFALO, NY 14214-1701
716-831-2200

TAPE – 114

(Dialing, phone ringing)

RECORDING: Thank you for calling Planned Parenthood. For instructions in Spanish, press 2. If you do not have a touch-tone phone, please remain on the line. If you want to make an appointment or you need a clinic, please press 4. If you know your party’s extension —

Please hold a moment.

CLINIC: Planned Parenthood. May I help you?

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

CLINIC: No, we do not.

CALLER: Do you know where I could go?

CLINIC: Buffalo Women’s Services, 835-2510.

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

CLINIC: I have no idea. That’s something you need to ask them.

CALLER: Okay.

CLINIC: Okay?

CALLER: Well, it’s just my parents can’t find out at all, because my boyfriend’s 22. We’re in love, and we’re going to get married. But my parents hate him because they think he’s too old for me. So they can’t find out or anything.

CLINIC: That I can’t help you with. I don’t know how they run their services. So you would have to ask them. I couldn’t even tell you.

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

CLINIC: Um-hmm. If you want to come in for birth control after you do that, we can definitely do that.

CALLER: Do you have to be a specific age for birth control?

CLINIC: Nope.

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

CLINIC: Um-hmm. That’s fine.

CALLER: They still wouldn’t have to tell my parents or anything?

CLINIC: No. It’s totally confidential here.

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

CLINIC: Questions like what?

CALLER: Like about birth control and stuff.

CLINIC: Sure.

CALLER: What was your name?

CLINIC: My name is Lactavia (sp).

CALLER: Lactavia?

CLINIC: Yes.

CALLER: All right. Okay.

CLINIC: Okay?

CALLER: Thanks.

CLINIC: You’re welcome.

CALLER: Bye.

***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.

***END***

#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.

***END***

#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.

***END***

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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.

***END***

#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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#106 – Planned Parenthood in Utica, NY

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PLANNED PARENTHOOD
1424 GENESEE ST.
UTICA, NY 13502-5192
315-724-6146

TAPE – 106

(dialing sounds) (ringing 1X)

RECORDING: Hello. You have reached Planned Parenthood, Mohawk Hudson. If you know your party’s extension number, please enter it now. To make a clinic appointment, please press 1. (dial sound) One moment, please.

(ringing 3X)

CLINIC: Can I help you?

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

CLINIC: Yes, we do.

CALLER: You do? How much does that cost?

CLINIC: $400.

CALLER: $400?

CLINIC: Um-hum.

CALLER: All right. Like well, my friend told me that you guys have to tell my parents before I can have an abortion. Is that true?

CLINIC: First off you’d have to have a pregnancy test. Then you’d come for an exam, and then you’d come for the AB.

CALLER: Okay. But would my parents find out?

CLINIC: No, but you’d — why don’t — what did you want? Do you want to come in for a pregnancy test and then go from there?

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

CLINIC: We don’t go by home pregnancy tests.

CALLER: Okay. It’s just my parents can’t find out at all because like if they found out — like well my boyfriend’s 22, and we’re planning on getting married, but like they just absolutely hate him because they think he’s too old for me. So they can’t find out.

CLINIC: Do you want to come in for the pregnancy test? How old are you?

CALLER: I’ll be 14 in March.

CLINIC: Where do you live?

CALLER: I live in New Hartford.

CLINIC: When was your last period?

CALLER: It was like the first week in December.

CLINIC: The first week in December?

CALLER: Uh-huh.

CLINIC: Just a minute. (pause) Can you come in Monday?

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

CLINIC: Well, why don’t you find out when your boyfriend could bring you, and you call me back, and then we’ll make you an appointment. You give me a timeframe.

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

CLINIC: You could talk to whoever answers the phone. They can make you an appointment. Just tell them a timeframe and see if they can fit you in.

CALLER: Oh, so I can’t talk to you again, or –

CLINIC: No. You wouldn’t need to talk to me. Whoever answers the phone can make you an appointment.

CALLER: Oh, It’s just — well, I like, you’re nice.

CLINIC: Yeah. But anybody, but I’m here until 8:00, so if you can call back tonight.

CALLER: Okay. What was your name?

CLINIC: Debbie.

CALLER: What was it?

CLINIC: Debbie.

CALLER: Debbie? All right.

CLINIC: But if you get a timeframe so — because we do have evenings on Mondays and Wednesdays.

CALLER: Okay. If like, say that I ended up not being pregnant or whatever –

CLINIC: Then they would set you up for a yearly exam for like an exam for you to get birth control.

CALLER: Okay. And they wouldn’t have to tell anybody about that either?

CLINIC: No. Nope. It’s total confidentiality. You wouldn’t have to worry about your parents finding out at all.

CALLER: All right. Okay.

CLINIC: All right.

CALLER: Okay. Thanks.

CLINIC: Um-hum. Bye.

CALLER: Bye.

(phone clicks)

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