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#137 – Planned Parenthood in Bristol, PA

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PLANNED PARENTHOOD
721 NEW RODGERS RD
BRISTOL, PA 19007-2594
215-785-4591

TAPE – 137

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CLINIC: Planned Parenthood. Could I help you?

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

CLINIC: We don’t do them in this office. They’re done out of our Warminster (sp) office.

CALLER: Okay. Do you have that phone number?

CLINIC: 957-7980. But before you can have an abortion done there you need to have a pregnancy test done at one of our clinics.

CALLER: Okay.

CLINIC: And when the test comes back we’ll go over your options with you. If you decide you want to have a termination done, you need to complete what’s called a compliance counseling.

CALLER: Uh-huh.

CLINIC: That’s a video-tape you need to watch about the procedure and some paperwork that you need to fill out.

CALLER: Uh-huh.

CLINIC: Our procedures are only done on Fridays, so it needs to be completed by Wednesday of that week.

CALLER: Do you know if there’s like an age requirement for that or anything? Like I’ll be 14 in March.

CLINIC: You’ll be 14?

CALLER: Uh-huh.

CLINIC: You need to have parental consent in Pennsylvania.

CALLER: I can’t have that. Like — well, like my parents can’t find out at all. Is there any way not to — like –

CLINIC: You would have to go over to New Jersey. I mean, yeah, because in Pennsylvania you need parental consent.

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

CLINIC: Okay, well, that’s fine. You would have to go over to New Jersey. They don’t need parental consent there.

CALLER: Okay.

CLINIC: Do you know how far along you are?

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

CLINIC: Okay. Hold on for one second. (pause) Hello?

CALLER: Yeah.

CLINIC: Okay. Let me give you some phone numbers in New Jersey.

CALLER: Okay.

CLINIC: Okay. There’s Planned Parenthood of the Mercer area, and that’s in Trenton. And the number there is 609-599-4881. There’s the South Jersey Women’s Center. That’s in Cherry Hill. And the phone number there is 1-800-240-6730. And there is the Princeton Women’s Center. The number there is 1-800-216-0016. And the Cherry Hill Women’s Center, the number is 1-800-877-6331.

CALLER: 6331?

CLINIC: Uh-huh.

CALLER: All right.

CLINIC: Okay.

CALLER: Well, like if I came to you guys could you do birth control there?

CLINIC: Well, what you would do is, you can go for the procedure first. You can always come back here for a post-abortion exam which needs to be done three weeks after your procedure so the day that you go in for the procedure, like if you go in on a Friday — wait a couple days until you’re feeling better, and then give us a call, and we can schedule the appointment for you.

CALLER: Okay.

CLINIC: Okay?

CALLER: But like with birth control there you guys wouldn’t have to tell anybody?

CLINIC: No, we wouldn’t tell anybody. It’s confidential.

CALLER: Okay.

CLINIC: Okay?

CALLER: So like is it all right if my boyfriend comes and is there with me?

CLINIC: It’s okay, but you need to understand that in a lot of clinics you know, sometimes we’re required if there is such a large age difference to report it.

CALLER: To who? What do you mean?

CLINIC: Well, it’s illegal for anybody over 17 to be having sex with someone who’s 13. So you can come in by yourself. That’s fine.

CALLER: What could happen?

CLINIC: What was that?

CALLER: What could happen?

CLINIC: Your boyfriend could go to jail.

CALLER: What?

CLINIC: So –

CALLER: Well, what can I do?

CLINIC: I would just say, you know, you can come in by yourself, and if you go over to New Jersey, you know, just, you know, say that it’s a friend that’s bringing you.

CALLER: Okay.

CLINIC: Okay?

CALLER: So just don’t tell them who he is?

CLINIC: Yes, exactly.

CALLER: All right.

CLINIC: All right. Bye.

CALLER: Well, is there any way like I could call you back like if I could talk to my mom like I’m talking to you it would be — what was your name?

CLINIC: My name is Megan.

CALLER: Megan?

CLINIC: Um-hum.

CALLER: All right. Okay.

CLINIC: Okay?

CALLER: Thank you.

CLINIC: All right. Bye bye.

CALLER: Bye.

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