Listen to the Call:
70 MAPLE AVE
SMITHTOWN, NY 11787-3502
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?
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.
CLINIC: Medical. Phyllis speaking.
CALLER: He said you guys do abortions there.
CALLER: How much does that cost?
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.
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.
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?
CALLER: Yeah? And they wouldn’t have to tell anybody about that either?
CALLER: Okay. My boyfriend might have some questions, but can I call you back?
CALLER: What was your name?
CLINIC: My name is Phyllis.
CALLER: All right. Okay. Thanks.
CLINIC: Thank you. Bye bye.