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66 BRINKERHOFF ST.
PLATTSBURGH, NY 12901-2983
TAPE – 096
(Dialing, phone ringing)
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CLINIC: Good afternoon, Planned Parenthood. How can I help you?
CALLER: Hi. I was wondering if you guys do abortions there?
CLINIC: Um-hmm, we do.
CALLER: How much does that cost?
CLINIC: You have no insurance?
CALLER: Well, my boyfriend’s going to pay for it.
CLINIC: Your boyfriend’s gonna?
CALLER: Yeah, he’s 22.
CLINIC: Okay. It’s going to be around 375 for the termination itself. There’s a few steps that you have to have before you have the termination, though.
Did you have a positive pregnancy test at a doctor’s office somewhere?
CALLER: No. I took one over the weekend, and it was positive.
CLINIC: Just a home test?
CLINIC: Okay. So what we would do is we would bring you in to meet with a counselor. We do a pregnancy test because we have to have one on file. And then she goes over the options with you. And then if that is what you definitely want to do, she would set you up with that appointment.
CALLER: Okay. And there’s no age requirement to have an abortion or anything?
CALLER: Because I’ll be 14 in March. And that’s still okay?
CLINIC: Yep. That’s totally fine. Now, you’ve never been here before?
CLINIC: Okay. What I have to do first is just get some information, put you in our computer. And then I can set you up with the counselor.
CALLER: Do you guys have to tell my parents or anybody?
CLINIC: Nope. We don’t tell anybody anything without your permission. Now also, if it’s okay to talk to your boyfriend about stuff, you might want to let us know here. And we can always put his name in the computer.
CALLER: Oh, okay.
CLINIC: So if he ever called questioning anything, we know it’s okay to talk to him.
CLINIC: So just make sure when you come in, you let us know that.
CLINIC: Your last name?
CALLER: It’s Smith.
CLINIC: S-m-i-t-h. And your first name?
CLINIC: With a C-h?
CLINIC: And your middle initial?
CALLER: It’s M.
CLINIC: An address?
CALLER: Well, I would have to ask my boyfriend what his address is. Is that okay if I can call you back?
CLINIC: Is that Scottsburg (unclear)?
CALLER: It’s in Redford.
CLINIC: I’m just going to put a zip code in, and that way we can get the rest after.
CALLER: If I end up not being pregnant, do you guys do birth control there?
CLINIC: Yes, we do. When you go in with a counselor, like I said, they’ll do a pregnancy test.
CALLER: And you guys wouldn’t have to tell anybody about that birth control either?
CLINIC: No. Definitely not. We don’t say anything to anybody without you giving us the ok.
At your boyfriend’s address, if we ever have to contact you, is it okay to say that it’s Planned Parenthood calling or would you rather us not do that?
CALLER: No, they can’t find out at all. They don’t like my boyfriend at all because they think he’s too old for me. So there’s no way they can find out anything.
CLINIC: Your boyfriend’s address, is it his apartment or his parents?
CALLER: Well, it’s just like his house.
CLINIC: Do know your boyfriend’s address or we just don’t say at all?
CALLER: I don’t know what it is. I’d have to talk to him and get back to you.
CLINIC: Yep. Then you can let us know. Do you know his phone number?
CALLER: It’s his cell phone. I don’t know it.
CLINIC: You don’t know it? Okay, fine. We’ll just skip that for now.
Your Social Security number, do you know that?
CALLER: No, I don’t think I have one.
CLINIC: Okay. Your date of birth?
CALLER: It’s March 19, 1988.
CLINIC: Now, are you in school?
CALLER: I’m homeschooled.
CLINIC: You’re homeschooled. So it won’t be a problem to get you in?
CLINIC: What time do you get done during the day with homeschool?
CALLER: Just whenever.
CLINIC: I didn’t know if you had a set time.
CALLER: Is it okay if I call you back?
CLINIC: Call me back?
CLINIC: To schedule it?
CALLER: Well, yeah. I’m at my friend’s house.
CLINIC: Okay. Yep, sure. So I have you in the computer right now. I’m here until 8:00 tonight.
CALLER: What was your name?
CLINIC: My name is Robin.
CALLER: Robin. All right. Okay. Thanks.
CLINIC: All right. You’re welcome.
CLINIC: Bye bye.