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#534 – Planned Parenthood in Doylestown, PA

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PLANNED PARENTHOOD
301 S MAIN ST # 2E
DOYLESTOWN, PA 18901-4886
215-348-0555

TAPE – 534

(dialing sounds) (ringing 1X)

CLINIC: Planned Parenthood. How may I help you?

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

CLINIC: We do them in the (Warminster?) Office, but we do all the referrals here, which is required by the state. Would you like to make an appointment?

CALLER: Well, I don’t know. Could I ask a couple questions first?

CLINIC: Sure. Uh-huh.

CALLER: I’m just really worried about all this because — well, I’m going to be 14 in March, and my friend said that you guys would have to tell my parents. But my boyfriend is 22. Is he old enough to take care of it and you wouldn’t have to tell anybody about anything?

CLINIC: No. No, no, no. If you — in the state of Pennsylvania parental — you have to have parental consent to be eligible for an abortion. If you have the procedure done in New Jersey then he can take you and you can have it without your parents knowing.

CALLER: Really?

CLINIC: Uh-huh.

CALLER: Okay. Well –

CLINIC: Do you want me to give you a couple numbers you can try?

CALLER: Yeah.

CLINIC: Okay. There’s a facility in Princeton called the Princeton Women’s Center.

CALLER: Okay.

CLINIC: That’s about the closest one to us, and I’ll give you that number as soon as I find it here. I know the doctor that works over there, and they’ll take care of you really well.

CALLER: Oh, okay.

CLINIC: Here it is. It’s 1-800-216-0016.

CALLER: Okay.

CLINIC: Okay, you just call them and they’ll set up everything that you need to do.

CALLER: Well, could I come in there for like a pregnancy test though? It’s just, I’m just worried about all this because I haven’t had my period since like December 21st, and I’m so scared.

CLINIC: Okay. So you haven’t taken a home pregnancy test or anything like that?

CALLER: No.

CLINIC: Okay. That’s fine.

CALLER: I didn’t think that they were right or anything.

CLINIC: Yeah, they are.

CALLER: Oh. But could I still come in there?

CLINIC: Sure. I’m going to look and see when I can see you. Where do you live?

CALLER: I live here in Doylestown.

CLINIC: Oh, okay, good, so you’re close. Well, I’d be happy to see you tonight at 6:00.

CALLER: Okay. Well, I’d have to call my boyfriend to see. He would be the only way I could get here. Would that be all right if he was there?

CLINIC: Sure.

CALLER: Really?

CLINIC: What is your last name?

CALLER: It’s Smith.

CLINIC: Your first name?

CALLER: Christine.

CLINIC: With a K?

CALLER: A C-H.

CLINIC: What is your date of birth?

CALLER: It’s March 19, 1988. But would you guys have to tell anybody if I was getting a pregnancy test though?

CLINIC: No.

CALLER: Really?

CLINIC: It’s confidential. ’88. You’re not 14 yet, are you?

CALLER: Right.

CLINIC: Wow. Okay. Just come on in. You know, your visit is going to be completely anonymous. We’ll run a pregnancy test for you but there is a paperwork you have to fill out as part of our procedure. But it’s confidential. So you don’t have to worry about anybody finding out. And then they’ll give you referrals for your procedure.

CALLER: Okay. Well, my boyfriend said that he would pay for everything. Would he have to sign anything too?

CLINIC: No, as long as you have cash.

CALLER: Oh, okay.

CLINIC: All right?

CALLER: Okay. Well, if it ended up that I wasn’t pregnant, could I get birth control there?

CLINIC: Oh, absolutely, sure.

CALLER: It’s just, we don’t want to have to go through all this again.

CLINIC: All right. Sure. Sure you can.

CALLER: Well, would you have to know — would anybody have to know if I was on birth control though?

CLINIC: Nope. (chuckles)

CALLER: Oh, okay. Well, the thing is, I can’t drive, but my boyfriend can. Would he be able to pick up the birth control if –

CLINIC: No. You have to come in yourself to get your own pills.

CALLER: Oh, really?

CLINIC: Yep.

CALLER: Oh, okay.

CLINIC: All right?

CALLER: Well, could I — if I had any other questions could I call and talk to you?

CLINIC: Yeah, my name –

CALLER: What was your name?

CLINIC: My name is Lynne.

CALLER: Okay.

CLINIC: Okay?

CALLER: Okay, thank you.

CLINIC: Bye.

CALLER: Bye.

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