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#080 – Planned Parenthood in Smithtown, NY

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PLANNED PARENTHOOD
70 MAPLE AVE
SMITHTOWN, NY 11787-3502
631-361-7526

TAPE – 080
(Dialing, phone ringing)

CLINIC: Hello, Planned Parenthood. Can I help you?

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

CLINIC: I’m sorry. What was your question?

CALLER: Do you guys do abortions there?

CLINIC: Yes.

CALLER: Yeah? Well, how much does that cost?

CLINIC: I’m doing two things at one time. I’m going to switch you to somebody who can answer your question.

(Pause)

CLINIC: Medical. Phyllis speaking.

CALLER: He said you guys do abortions there.

CLINIC: Um-hmm.

CALLER: How much does that cost?

CLINIC: 450.

CALLER: 450?

CLINIC: Um-hmm.

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

CLINIC: No, it’s confidential, hon. How old are you?

CALLER: I’m going to be 14 in March.

CLINIC: Okay. You need to apply for PCAP –

CALLER: What’s that?

CLINIC: — that will pay for it for you. It’s like an emergency Medicaid that will cover it for you.

CALLER: Well, my boyfriend said he was going to pay for everything.

CLINIC: Okay.

CALLER: He’s got a job. He’s like 22. He’s going to take care of everything. They just can’t tell my parents at all.

CLINIC: No. We’re not allowed to tell anybody, hon.

CALLER: Anybody?

CLINIC: Anybody, unless you give us permission to.

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

CLINIC: Um-hmm.

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

CLINIC: Right.

CALLER: Okay. My boyfriend might have some questions, but can I call you back?

CLINIC: Sure.

CALLER: What was your name?

CLINIC: My name is Phyllis.

CALLER: Phyllis?

CLINIC: Yep.

CALLER: All right. Okay. Thanks.

CLINIC: Thank you. Bye bye.

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