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#127 – Planned Parenthood in Carisle, PA

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PLANNED PARENTHOOD
43 BROOKWOOD AVE. # 7
CARISLE, PA 17013-9172
717-243-0515

TAPE – 127

(dialing sounds) (ringing 1X)

CLINIC: Planned Parenthood. How can I help you?

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

CLINIC: No, we don’t.

CALLER: No? Okay.

CLINIC: No, not in our affiliate. The closest Planned Parenthood is the one in, the affiliate in York.

CALLER: In York?

CLINIC: Yeah, or we refer to Hillcrest Women’s Clinic in Harrisburg.

CALLER: Okay.

CLINIC: Do you need that number?

CALLER: Yeah.

CLINIC: Okay. Hold on one second and I’ll get it for you. Are you interested in a surgical abortion or a medical abortion?

CALLER: I don’t know. Like is there an age requirement for either one?

CLINIC: How old are you?

CALLER: I’ll be 14 in March.

CLINIC: Okay. You do need parental consent in the state of Pennsylvania. Are you involving Mom and Dad?

CALLER: Like I can’t tell them. Like, well, my boyfriend’s 22 and we’re going to get married, but they hate him, so they can’t find out. They think he’s too old for me.

CLINIC: Okay. Then you’re going to need to go out of state.

CALLER: Okay.

CLINIC: And the closest would be in Hagerstown, Maryland.

CALLER: Okay.

CLINIC: Let me give you a number for them, okay?

CALLER: All right.

CLINIC: Let me see here. I’m looking trying to find it for you. I get a little confused. Oh, my goodness I just had it.

CALLER: In Maryland they don’t have to tell my parents or anything?

CLINIC: No.

CALLER: All right.

CLINIC: No. I’m looking. Okay, here. Hagerstown Reproductive Health Services. And it’s in Hagerstown. It’s 1-800-773-9140.

CALLER: Okay.

CLINIC: Okay, honey?

CALLER: Well, I was wondering like if like I wasn’t pregnant is there any way I could have birth control?

CLINIC: We can dispense birth control from here with, you know, after an exam and things like that. We do do it here. If you were interested in setting up an appointment. But what you’re first I guess, you — have you confirmed that you’re pregnant?

CALLER: Well, I took a home pregnancy test over the weekend.

CLINIC: And it was positive?

CALLER: Yeah.

CLINIC: Then you’re more than likely — that’s accurate, and you are pregnant.

CALLER: Oh.

CLINIC: Okay?

CALLER: Well, like if I got birth control there you wouldn’t have to tell anybody?

CLINIC: Nope.

CALLER: Okay.

CLINIC: Nope, it’s confidential.

CALLER: Is it all right if like my boyfriend comes with me?

CLINIC: Yeah, that’s fine.

CALLER: And he wouldn’t have to fill out any forms or anything?

CLINIC: No. No. The only thing that — yeah, she’s — I just think I put her chart up. Can you hold for just one moment, please?

CALLER: Yeah.

CLINIC: Okay. (pause) Okay, thanks for holding. Yeah. I mean, we most certainly can set you up with an appointment here.

CALLER: Okay.

CLINIC: Now, my only question and issue to you is, you are aware of the statutes on the age difference between you and your partner, aren’t you?

CALLER: I don’t understand.

CLINIC: I mean, you’re 14 and he’s how old?

CALLER: He’s 22.

CLINIC: Okay. And by law– I mean, you’re not having any kind of coercive intercourse?

CALLER: No. We’re in love. We’re going to get married. We just got to — like he’s going to move out and we’re going to get married, and we just have to figure out what to do about my parents.

CLINIC: Okay, all right. Well, I’m just telling you because I mean if we involve him in this there’s — you know, I mean, it just could be — there could be questions.

CALLER: Like what kind of questions?

CLINIC: Well, legality. (laughs) I mean, when there’s more than I believe it’s –

CALLER: Like could he get in trouble?

CLINIC: Well, he could. I mean, by law you’re not — you’re more than a minor.

CALLER: Well, what could happen?

CLINIC: He could go to jail. Okay? I mean, that’s — and that’s probably why your parents aren’t supporting this. I just want to tell you what the mandate is.

CALLER: Okay.

CLINIC: The mandate of reporting of suspicious sexual abuse — I’m not saying you’re being sexually abused — but if someone is less than 16 years old and the person is more than 4 years older, or the person is 13, irrespective of age difference between the victim and the alleged perpetrator, the mandate to report exists only when the alleged perpetrator is a parent, stepparent, member of household, or a boyfriend/girlfriend, caretaker. Now, I don’t know — this is in the event — I’m only saying — that someone suspects sexual abuse, which it does not obviously sound that is the case for you. But I just want you to be aware that that is something that people will question because there is such a large age difference between you.

CALLER: Okay.

CLINIC: I mean, you’re a young girl. He’s a man. And that’s — you know, that’s a big difference, okay? As long as you are not being physically or sexually abused in any way, there should not be a problem. But you still, for the service that you’re looking for first, for the first thing, you definitely have to go out of state without your parents.

CALLER: Okay.

CLINIC: Now here we can do whatever you need as far as your healthcare and birth control without them being involved at all.

CALLER: Okay.

CLINIC: Okay? I just want to make sure that you’re in a good situation and everything.

CALLER: Yeah. Well, he loves me. He’s a sweetheart.

CLINIC: Okay. Well, that’s — you know. And this is — it’s your decision, you know? (laughs) It is your decision.

CALLER: Is it okay if i call you back? I like you.

CLINIC: Oh, absolutely. Please.

CALLER: What was your name?

CLINIC: My name’s Jackie.

CALLER: Jackie? All right.

CLINIC: Yes. Okay?

CALLER: And you don’t have to tell anybody or anything?

CLINIC: Not at all, honey.

CALLER: Okay.

CLINIC: Okay? So get your thoughts together.

CALLER: Okay.

CLINIC: Call Hagerstown. See what you can get accomplished there.

CALLER: Okay.

CLINIC: And obviously he could probably help you out financially with the service?

CALLER: Yeah. He’s going to take care of everything.

CLINIC: Okay, and when you come here for your services they would be free because of your age, okay?

CALLER: Okay.

CLINIC: So you don’t — you wouldn’t have to worry about that, and you could hide that from whoever you needed to. (laughs) Okay?

CALLER: So like is it cool if he comes with me to get like birth control or whatever?

CLINIC: That would be fine. That should be fine.

CALLER: And he wouldn’t have to fill out any forms or anything?

CLINIC: No, he wouldn’t. This is just about you, okay?

CALLER: Okay.

CLINIC: So you just do what you need to do.

CALLER: Okay.

CLINIC: Okay?

CALLER: Thanks.

CLINIC: You’re welcome, honey. Good luck to you, okay?

CALLER: Thanks.

CLINIC: Um-hum.

CALLER: Bye.

CLINIC: Bye bye.

(phone clicks)

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#138 – Planned Parenthood in Warminster, PA

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PLANNED PARENTHOOD
610 LOUIS DR
WARMINSTER, PA 18974-2828
215-957-7980

TAPE – 138

(dialing sounds) (ringing 1X)

CLINIC: Planned Parenthood of Warminster (sp). May I help you?

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

CLINIC: Yes. Yes, we do.

CALLER: And how much does that cost?

CLINIC: If you’re under 12 weeks it’s $305 for a local and $390 for IV sedation.

CALLER: Okay. Well, like do you guys — like my friend told me that you guys have to tell my mom and dad before I can have an abortion. Is that true?

CLINIC: Are you under 18?

CALLER: Well, I’ll be 14 in March.

CLINIC: You’ll be 14 in March?

CALLER: Yeah.

CLINIC: Yes, we would need parental consent, yes.

CALLER: Oh. Well, is there any way not to tell my parents, because like if they found out they would freak. Like my boyfriend, he’s 22, and we’re going to get married and everything, but they can’t stand him because they think he’s too old for me, so.

CLINIC: If you — you can try to get a court order from a judge if you can present reasonable, you know, reason that you shouldn’t have to tell your parents. You could also contact –

CALLER: Like what kind of reason?

CLINIC: — (unclear) in New Jersey. The sort of reason where your life could be threatened, something like that if you were to reveal it — that sort of thing.

CALLER: Okay. Does the judge have to say — like does the judge ever say no, like –

CLINIC: I’m sure that they would, yes. They would have to weigh the evidence.

CALLER: Oh, okay.

CLINIC: Okay?

CALLER: Like do I have to get a lawyer or anything?

CLINIC: You know what? I’m not exactly sure how you proceed with that. Can you hold one moment and I’ll find out?

CALLER: Yeah.

CLINIC: Thank you. (pause) Okay, ma’am?

CALLER: Uh-huh.

CLINIC: Thanks for holding. We’d actually have to call one of our supervisors to find out about that. Can I have a number where we can call you back?

CALLER: Well, I don’t — I’m at my friend’s house, and if — her mom’s here, so if she picks up there wouldn’t be any way like –

CLINIC: Okay. Did you want to call us back later? We’ll find out for you and we’ll just have the information.

CALLER: Yeah. What was your name?

CLINIC: My name’s Nicole.

CALLER: Nicole?

CLINIC: Um-hum.

CALLER: Okay. Well, like if you guys — like say that I wasn’t pregnant and I wanted to get birth control, do you guys do that there?

CLINIC: Yes. Yes, we do.

CALLER: And would you have to tell anybody about that?

CLINIC: No, not for just an exam and oral contraceptives, no.

CALLER: Okay. Is it all right like if my boyfriend comes with me?

CLINIC: Sure. He can’t come in the exam room with you, but he can accompany you here.

CALLER: Okay. But I wouldn’t have to give his name or anything?

CLINIC: No, not his name, absolutely not, just your name.

CALLER: Okay.

CLINIC: Okay?

CALLER: Okay. All right. Okay, thanks.

CLINIC: Thank you.

CALLER: Bye.

CLINIC: Good bye.

(phone clicks)

(dialing sounds) (ringing 2X)

CLINIC: Planned Parenthood in Warminster. How may I help you?

CALLER: Hi, yeah. I was wondering if I could talk to Nicole?

CLINIC: Okay. May I ask who’s calling?

CALLER: This is Christine.

CLINIC: Hold on one moment.

CLINIC: Thank you for holding. May I help you?

CALLER: Yeah. Is this Nicole?

CLINIC: Yes.

CALLER: Hi. This is — I called like a little while ago. I’m Christine.

CLINIC: Okay. I’m sorry. I had many phone calls. Can you refresh me?

CALLER: Well, I was the 13-year-old with the 22-year-old –

CLINIC: Oh, right, right. We’re still waiting to hear back from our supervisor.

CALLER: Okay.

CLINIC: Did you want to call back later today?

CALLER: Well, you were saying something about going to New Jersey. Did you have that phone number or –

CLINIC: Sure. There are several clinics in New Jersey where it’s not necessary to have parental consent.

CALLER: Okay.

CLINIC: Let’s see here.

CALLER: Do you know if it’s all right if my boyfriend takes me there?

CLINIC: I’m sorry?

CALLER: Do you know if it’s all right if my boyfriend takes me there?

CLINIC: I don’t know why it wouldn’t be.

CALLER: Okay.

CLINIC: Okay? Let’s see –

CALLER: And they don’t have to tell on him or anything?

CLINIC: They don’t have to tell who?

CALLER: They don’t have to tell anybody about my boyfriend or anything?

CLINIC: Why would they tell anybody anything?

CALLER: I don’t — like they wouldn’t tell my parents or anything?

CLINIC: As far as they’re concerned it’s just your means of, you know, arrival at the clinic.

CALLER: Okay.

CLINIC: Okay? There’s one Planned Parenthood in Trenton. Their number is 609-599-4881.

CALLER: Okay.

CLINIC: And there’s –

CALLER: Do you know if it would be easier if I went to New Jersey or — like –

CLINIC: It would probably be easier than getting a judicial bypass.

CALLER: Okay.

CLINIC: Okay? I’m sorry. Can you hold one moment?

CALLER: Yeah.

CLINIC: Thank you. Okay, I’m sorry. There’s also the South Jersey Women’s Center.

CALLER: Okay.

CLINIC: Their number is 800-240-6730.

CALLER: Okay.

CLINIC: Okay. There’s also the Princeton Women’s Center. Their number is 1-800-216-0016.

CALLER: Okay.

CLINIC: There’s also Alternatives in Atlantic City. Their number is 1-800-368-4896. There’s also Cherry Hill Women’s Center. Their number is 1-800-877-6331.

CALLER: Do you know how long I’d have to be there?

CLINIC: No, I’m sorry. You would have to speak with them directly.

CALLER: Okay.

CLINIC: Okay? And there’s one more number. It’s called Metropolitan Medical Associates.

CALLER: Okay.

CLINIC: Their number is 201-567-0522.

CALLER: 0522. All right. Okay. Thanks.

CLINIC: Thank you.

CALLER: Bye.

CLINIC: Good bye.

(phone clicks)
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#128 – Planned Parenthood in Easton, PA

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PLANNED PARENTHOOD
2906 WILLIAM PENN HWY # 212
EASTON, PA 18045-5280
610-253-7195

TAPE – 128

(Dialing, phone ringing)

RECORDING: Thank you for calling the Easton office of Planned Parenthood. Take note, our new Monday hours are from 10:30 to 4. For our center hours, please press 1. For walk-in pregnancy tests and emergency contraception hours, press 2. For directions to our center, please press 3. For a listing of other Planned Parenthood center locations, please press 4.

Thank you for calling the Easton office of Planned Parenthood. Our office hours are Monday from 8:30 a.m. to 2 p.m., Tuesday from 12:30 p.m. until 5 p.m., Wednesdays from 2:30 p.m. to 8 p.m., Thursday from 10:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. We are closed on Fridays. If this is a medical emergency, please report to the nearest emergency —

Your call is being transferred.

CLINIC: Planned Parenthood.

CALLER: Hi. Do you guys do abortions there?

CLINIC: No, we don’t.

CALLER: No? Do you know anyone that would?

CLINIC: First you would have to get a positive pregnancy test. Have you done that yet?

CALLER: Well, I had a home pregnancy test over the weekend, and it was positive.

CLINIC: You would have to get proof of pregnancy from like a Planned Parenthood, which we can do that for you. And then we would refer you out. We would give you names and phone numbers of places that do the abortion.

CALLER: Is there like an age requirement for that or anything? I’ll be 14 in March.

CLINIC: No, there would not be — the pregnancy test would be free for you. But I’m sure you are going to have to pay for the abortion, and I don’t know — wherever you decide to go, they’ll give you a price for that.

CALLER: Well, my boyfriend will take care of it. He’s got a job. He’s 22 and everything.

CLINIC: Okay. But the pregnancy test will be free for you.

CALLER: Is there an age requirement for abortions?

CLINIC: I know in the state of Pennsylvania — do you live in Pennsylvania?

CALLER: Uh-huh.

CLINIC: Okay. You would have to have parental permission.

CALLER: Is there any way around that? I can’t tell my parents because they absolutely hate my boyfriend and everything. They can’t find out at all. They think he’s too old for me.

CLINIC: In the state of Pennsylvania, you would definitely need parental consent.

CALLER: What can I do?

CLINIC: If you went outside of Pennsylvania — you can go to New Jersey. I know they don’t need parental consent, but that’s our decision. We can give you that information when you come in.

CALLER: Okay. Say after the pregnancy test that you guys do, if you find out I wasn’t pregnant, do you have a birth control program or anything?

CLINIC: If you find out that you’re not pregnant, we can set up an appointment for you to become a family planning patient. You can get on birth control, give you all your options. So it’s basically up to you whatever you decide to do.

CALLER: Do you guys have to tell anybody about this?

CLINIC: Oh, no. It’s strictly confidential.

CALLER: So if my boyfriend comes with me, it’s all okay and everything?

CLINIC: Um-hmm. That’s fine.

CALLER: Would he have to fill out any paperwork?

CLINIC: Nope. It’s all about you, when you come in.

CALLER: He’s already got a little boy, so he knows about birth control. So it would just be cool if he could come and be there with me.

CLINIC: All they would do here is the pregnancy test like I said. We don’t do the abortions here. Like I said, we would refer you out.

CALLER: Well, like for birth control.

CLINIC: Right. But you’d have to make sure you’re not pregnant first.

CALLER: And you guys don’t have to tell anyone about my boyfriend?

CLINIC: Everything you say here is confidential. We would advise you that — he’s 22, like you said, and you’re 14. No one would find out. That’s the bottom line.

CALLER: All right. Okay.

CLINIC: Unless he’s like physically hurting you or something.

CALLER: No. We’re in love, and we’re going to get married.

CLINIC: Okay.

CALLER: So like, no.

CLINIC: Okay. No one will find out, no. That’s not an issue here.

CALLER: Where in New Jersey would it be?

CLINIC: When you come in, like I said, if we find out that you do have a positive pregnancy test and you’re choosing abortion, we can give you a sheet that we have of all places in New Jersey that do abortions. And you would choose from that sheet where you wanted to go.

CALLER: When could I be able to come in?

CLINIC: A pregnancy test is a walk-in service. You can come in any time during the times that we’re open.

CALLER: Do I have to give my name or anything then?

CLINIC: Um-hmm.

CALLER: Yeah? Oh, okay.

CLINIC: If you choose not to give your correct name, that’s your decision. But we encourage you to give your correct name.

CALLER: Well, I just can’t let my parents know at all. I just can’t get in trouble. I don’t know what they would do if they found out about all this.

CLINIC: No, it’s strictly confidential.

CALLER: Okay. If I thought up any more questions, can I talk to you later?

CLINIC: Oh, sure. Anyone here can help you.

CALLER: Well, I like you. You’re nice. Is it okay if I call you?

CLINIC: I can’t guarantee that I’m going to answer the phone.

CALLER: Oh. Well, can I ask for you. What was your name?

CLINIC: I don’t like to give my name out. But anyone here is qualified to help you. Okay?

CALLER: Okay.

CLINIC: Bye.

CALLER: Bye.

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#139 – Planned Parenthood in York, PA

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PLANNED PARENTHOOD
728 S BEAVER ST
YORK, PA 17403-2297
717-845-9681
800-498-6573

TAPE – 139

(dialing sounds) (ringing 5X)

RECORDING: Hi. This is Katie. You’ve reached the surgical service line at Planned Parenthood in York. I’m not able to pick up the phone at this time. If you are calling for information to make an appointment, please leave your name and a daytime phone number so that I may get back to you when I return. If this is an emergency, please hang up and call 845-9681. That’s 845-9681 to reach our nurse practitioner, or call 911. Again, leave your name and a number, and I’ll get back to you as soon as possible.

(dialing sounds) (ringing 1X)

CLINIC: Planned Parenthood. How can I help you?

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

CLINIC: We do provide that service here.

CALLER: Okay. Do you know how much it would cost?

CLINIC: They start at $300. They range from $300 to $400.

CALLER: Okay. Well, is there like an age requirement for that? Like I’ll be 14 in March.

CLINIC: You have to have a parental consent, honey.

CALLER: Oh. Is there any way that you guys don’t have to tell my parents?

CLINIC: No. In the state of Pennsylvania it’s a law that you’re required to have parental consent.

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

CLINIC: Right. Well, honey, in the state of Pennsylvania you have to have a parental consent, and that’s going to be in any state you go.

CALLER: In any state?

CLINIC: Yep.

CALLER: Okay. So what do I do?

CLINIC: You’re going to have to talk to your parents about it, hon.

CALLER: But I can’t. They would get furious.

CLINIC: Okay. Well (laughs). That’s the best thing I can tell you. That’s what you’re going to have to do because that’s your only option really right now.

CALLER: Okay.

CLINIC: Okay?

CALLER: If like I wasn’t pregnant, do you guys do birth control or anything there?

CLINIC: We do birth control, yes.

CALLER: Would you have to tell my parents about that?

CLINIC: No.

CALLER: Okay. Well, all right. If I had any more questions could I call you back?

CLINIC: You sure can.

CALLER: What was your name?

CLINIC: My name’s Michelle.

CALLER: Okay. Thanks.

CLINIC: You’re welcome. Bye bye.

CALLER: Bye.

(phone clicks)

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#129 – Planned Parenthood in Allentown, PA

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PLANNED PARENTHOOD
112 N 13TH ST
ALLENTOWN, PA 18102-3729
610-439-1033

TAPE – 129

(Dialing, phone ringing)

RECORDING: Thank you for calling the Alton office of Planned Parenthood located at 112 North 13th Street. Our business hours are Monday 9 to 4; Tuesday 11 to 7; Wednesday 9 to 3; Thursday 8:30 to 5:30; and Friday 9 to 2. If you would like our pill supply and pick-up hours, message for inclement weather, or an emergency number when we’re not here, please press 3. For our walk-in pregnancy test hours, press 4. For emergency contraceptive hours, press 5. If you would like to speak with a staff person during business hours, press 7.

CLINIC: Planned Parenthood.

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

CLINIC: No, we don’t. What we can do is refer you to our Planned Parenthood in Redding that does terminations.

CALLER: Okay. Do you have that phone number?

CLINIC: Sure. The Redding Planned Parenthood phone number is 610-376-8061. How old are you?

CALLER: I’ll be 14 in March.

CLINIC: Okay. There is a parental notification law in the state of Pennsylvania, that you would need to discuss with your parents —

CALLER: I can’t tell my parents. They can’t find out. The problem is, my boyfriend is 22. We’re going to get married and everything, but they hate him because they think that he’s too old for me.

CLINIC: Okay. But there is a parental notification in the state of Pennsylvania, if you want to stay in the state of Pennsylvania for a termination.

CALLER: Well, what can I do? They can’t find out at all.

CLINIC: You can go to court, or the other thing is that you can go out of state to a patient site.

CALLER: If I went to court, would I have to pay for a lawyer and everything?

CLINIC: What you would do is call — you can call the Redding Planned Parenthood and ask them to walk you through the steps that are necessary for that.

CALLER: Okay.

CLINIC: Okay.

CALLER: Well, the main reason I’m calling, my last period was the first week in December.

CLINIC: Okay.

CALLER: So that’s why — I’m just scared.

CLINIC: Right. Hold on a second. Have you had a positive pregnancy test?

CALLER: Well, I took a home pregnancy test over the weekend, and I think I did it right.

CLINIC: All right. Give me an exact date. Hold on.

When was the exact date of your last period?

CALLER: I’m not real sure. I know it was like the first week in December.

CLINIC: According to that time period and according to the information you’re giving me, you’re ready to start your 12th week. Terminations can be done up to 14 weeks from your last period.

CALLER: Oh, okay.

CLINIC: You really need to contact them and get this moving as soon as possible.

CALLER: Okay. But you don’t think they’d have to tell anybody there?

CLINIC: At the Redding Planned Parenthood?

CALLER: Uh-huh.

CLINIC: You would still need parental consent or get a court — information. And they can tell you how to go about doing that.

CALLER: Say that I wasn’t pregnant or whatever, do you guys do birth control there?

CLINIC: Right. Have you had a positive pregnancy test?

CALLER: Well, I did the home pregnancy test.

CLINIC: Okay. Then that pretty much means that you’re pregnant.

CALLER: Oh.

CLINIC: What you can do if you’re really confused, you can walk in during our pregnancy test hours and meet with a counselor who could help you, talk to you about some of these things.

CALLER: Would they have to tell anybody?

CLINIC: No. Here we’re confidential. We wouldn’t have to tell anybody. You can obtain pregnancy testing without parental consent, but if you do want a termination, that’s when you need help.

CALLER: Okay. Is it all right that if I have a couple more questions, if I can call you back?

CLINIC: Sure. Or walk in so we can run the test and then talk to you face to face.

CALLER: What was your name?

CLINIC: My name is Patty.

CALLER: Okay.

CLINIC: Okay.

CALLER: Thanks.

CLINIC: Thank you. Bye bye.

CALLER: Bye.

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#140 – Planned Parenthood in Red Lion, PA

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PLANNED PARENTHOOD
2997 CAPE HORN RD # A4
RED LION, PA 17356-9327
717-244-1412

TAPE – 140

(dialing sound) (ringing 1X)

CLINIC: Planned Parenthood.

CALLER: Hi. Do you know if you guys do abortions there.

CLINIC: There’s a few things you done before you could do that.

CALLER: Okay. What needs to be done?

CLINIC: You would need to have a pregnancy test done here, and we would need to do an exam to tell you how far along you are.

CALLER: Do you have to be a specific age to get a pregnancy test? Like I’ll be 14 in March.

CLINIC: Okay. That doesn’t matter what age you are.

CALLER: Okay. And you guys wouldn’t have to tell anybody?

CLINIC: Nope.

CALLER: Okay. It’s just my parents can’t find out at all because like, well the problem is, my boyfriend’s 22, and we’re planning on getting married and everything, but like my parents hate him because they think he’s too old for me.

CLINIC: Um-hum.

CALLER: And there’s just no way that they could find out or anything.

CLINIC: Okay. Did you want to make an appointment to come in?

CALLER: Well, I’d have to call my boyfriend to see.

CLINIC: When he could bring you?

CALLER: Yeah.

CLINIC: Okay, and we can arrange for you to come in and have a pregnancy test.

CALLER: Okay.

CLINIC: Okay?

CALLER: So after the pregnancy test I could have an abortion, or –

CLINIC: Well, then you would have the pregnancy test and we do an exam. I don’t know if you’ve heard of the pap and pelvic exams?

CALLER: No.

CLINIC: Normally like we’ll do an exam like once a year, and then if for some reason it would be negative we can do an exam for you and then you would be able to get pills here if you would like to be on birth control, or if you want to be on the shot.

CALLER: Do I have to tell anybody about the –

CLINIC: No. It wouldn’t cost you anything.

CALLER: Okay. Would it be all right if my boyfriend came and picked them up?

CLINIC: Um-hum.

CALLER: Yeah? Would he have to fill out any forms or anything?

CLINIC: No. It would just — you would have to come for the exam the first time and then we would need you to come back three months later and get your blood pressure and weight checked.

CALLER: Okay.

CLINIC: And then he can come and pick them up for you.

CALLER: So I could get an abortion like without my parents knowing at all?

CLINIC: Um-hum.

CALLER: All right. Okay. And my boyfriend could bring me and everything?

CLINIC: Uh-huh.

CALLER: Okay. If I had more questions like I have to talk to him and see — but if I have more questions could I talk to you?

CLINIC: Sure. I mean, you can come in or if you want to just call and ask a few questions.

CALLER: Okay What was your name?

CLINIC: I’m Dana.

CALLER: Dana?

CLINIC: Uh-huh.

CALLER: Okay. Well, where would I have to go to get an abortion?

CLINIC: You would have to go to a different office.

CALLER: Oh. Like where?

CLINIC: There are other places that do it, but the office in York does it.

CALLER: Okay. But they wouldn’t have to tell anybody either?

CLINIC: No.

CALLER: Okay. Okay. Thanks.

CLINIC: Okay?

CALLER: Thanks.

CLINIC: You’re welcome.

CALLER: Bye.

CLINIC: Bye.

(phone clicks)

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#130 – Planned Parenthood in Hazelton, PA

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PLANNED PARENTHOOD
10 W CHESTNUT ST # 6
HAZELTON, PA 18201-6419
570-454-0876

TAPE – 130

(dialing sounds) (ringing 1X)

RECORDING: Hello. This is the Hazelton Office of Planned Parenthood. Please listen carefully to the following menu selections. Our office and pill supply hours are Monday 9 to 2, Tuesday 2 to 7, Wednesday 10 to 2, and Thursday 12 to 4. We are closed on Friday, Saturday and Sunday. We will also be closed on Monday, January 21. If this is a medical emergency please go to the nearest emergency room and call us with the results of that visit. If you would like our walk-in pregnancy test and emergency contraception hours, please press 2. If you would like our walk-in depo provera hours, please press 3. If you need directions to our center, please press 4. If you have a question or would like to make an appointment and it is during our office hours, please press 5. (dial sound)

Ringing 2X.

CLINIC: Planned Parenthood. May I help you?

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

CLINIC: No, we don’t.

CALLER: No? Do you know of any place that does?

CLINIC: What city are you calling from?

CALLER: I’m in White Haven.

CLINIC: The closet place to you would probably be the Allentown Women’s Center.

CALLER: Okay.

CLINIC: Did you want their number?

CALLER: Yeah.

CLINIC: Okay. Do you have a pen handy?

CALLER: Yeah, I got one now.

CLINIC: Okay, and it writes? Huh? Usually I have one that doesn’t write or a pencil and the point’s broke.

CALLER: Oh, yeah, well it’s working.

CLINIC: Okay. It’s 1-800-372-8500. Now after you have the termination done you can either go back to Allentown and have followup or you could come to our office.

CALLER: Okay.

CLINIC: And have followup and also, you know, pick a method of birth control at the time. Also, when you call the Allentown Women’s Center they’re going to talk to you about the state mandated information. You can either go to Allentown and have that done there and then make another trip back to have the termination done, or you can come to our office and at a fee of $25 you can watch the doctor by way of videotape and that will save you that extra trip to Allentown.

CALLER: Okay.

CLINIC: Okay?

CALLER: Well, like my main question is, my friend told me that you guys have to tell my parents before I can have an abortion. Is that true?

CLINIC: How old are you?

CALLER: I’ll be 14 in March.

CLINIC: Okay, yeah. In the state of Pennsylvania if you are under 18 you do have to have a parent. If you go out of state, if you go to New York or New Jersey you don’t have to. But in the state of Pennsylvania you do.

CALLER: It’s just, I can’t tell my parents at all because like, well my boyfriend’s 22, and we’re going to get married, and we love each other. But like if they found out — they hate him because they think that he’s too old for me. But it’s just they can’t find out at all.

CLINIC: Um-hum.

CALLER: So –

CLINIC: Yeah. That’s the only information I can give you is that in the state of Pennsylvania if you’re under 18 a parent does have to know. You have to have a parent’s consent. A parent has to be with you to have the termination done.

CALLER: Okay.

CLINIC: Okay?

CALLER: So there wouldn’t be any way to stay –

CLINIC: Not in the state of Pennsylvania you couldn’t have it done on your own, no.

CALLER: Okay.

CLINIC: Okay?

CALLER: Well, like if — like if I came in there and you guys — you guys do pregnancy tests, right?

CLINIC: Uh-huh.

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

CLINIC: Um-hum.

CALLER: And you wouldn’t have to tell anybody about that?

CLINIC: Right. You don’t have to — no. Nobody would have to know that you’re coming in here for an exam and to have birth control, no.

CALLER: Okay. Does anybody have to know about my boyfriend or anything?

CLINIC: No.

CALLER: Okay. So, well, is it all right –

CLINIC: You’re not being raped or abused, correct?

CALLER: Yeah, right. We’re in love.

CLINIC: We don’t need to know anything about your personal life.

CALLER: Okay.

CLINIC: So that would be perfectly fine.

CALLER: And it’s all right like if my boyfriend comes with me?

CLINIC: Sure. You know, he could sit in the waiting room. We like to talk to you by yourself, and you’re just going to fill out paperwork and have an exam, you know, but –

CALLER: Would he have to fill out any paperwork?

CLINIC: No, he don’t have to do anything. He doesn’t even have to be with you.

CALLER: Oh. All right.

CLINIC: Okay?

CALLER: Okay.

CLINIC: You don’t know if you definitely are pregnant?

CALLER: Well, I took a pregnancy, a home pregnancy test over the weekend, and it said it was positive.

CLINIC: It came out positive. What kind of test was it?

CALLER: It was — my girlfriend gave it to me, like.

CLINIC: You don’t know the brand?

CALLER: No.

CLINIC: I can also tell you that home tests sometimes are highly inaccurate. We have people that come in and get one result from a home test, different result from our tests.

CALLER: Okay.

CLINIC: So you may want to consider coming in here. There would be no charge for you to get a pregnancy test done here.

CALLER: So maybe I’m not pregnant?

CLINIC: There’s always that chance.

CALLER: Okay.

CLINIC: Okay?

CALLER: Okay.

CLINIC: Are you late with the period?

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

CLINIC: Okay. Well, that’s, you know, one thing that would make you think you were. So all I could tell you is to come in and get a pregnancy test. We’ll give you paperwork and then you take it in whichever direction you’d like.

CALLER: Okay.

CLINIC: All righty?

CALLER: Is it okay if I thought of another question that I could ask you?

CLINIC: Oh, absolutely. Call us back. That’s no problem.

CALLER: Okay. Could I talk to you?

CLINIC: Sure. I’ll be answering the phone.

CALLER: Okay.

CLINIC: My name is Judy. Okay?

CALLER: Okay.

CLINIC: All righty. Take care.

CALLER: Thanks.

CLINIC: Bye.

CALLER: Bye.

(phone clicks)

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#141 – Planned Parenthood (located In St. Luke’s Hospital) in Bethlehem, PA

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PLANNED PARENTHOOD (LOCATED IN ST. LUKE’S HOSPITAL)
801 OSTRUM ST # 359
BETHLEHEM, PA 18015
610-694-0642

TAPE – 141

(dialing sounds) (ringing 2X)

RECORDING: Thank you for calling the Bethlehem Office of Planned Parenthood located in St. Luke’s Hospital, Third Floor, Suite 359. Our business hours are Monday 9 to 3:30, Tuesday 8:30 to 5:30, Wednesday 9 to 2, Thursday 1 to 4:30, and we’re closed on Fridays. If you would like our pill supply and pickup hours, bad weather message, or medical emergency message press 2. For our walk-in pregnancy test hours and emergency contraceptive hours, press 3. For our walk-in hours for exams and clinician visits, press 4. To set up an appointment or speak with a representative, press 5. (dial sound)

(ringing 2X)

CLINIC: Planned Parenthood.

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

CLINIC: No, we don’t. Not at this center.

CALLER: Do you know of any place that does?

CLINIC: The Allentown Women’s Center.

CALLER: Okay. Do you have that phone number?

CLINIC: Sure. 264-5657.

CALLER: 5657?

CLINIC: Um-hum.

CALLER: Okay. Well, my friend actually told me that you guys have to tell my parents before I can have an abortion. Is that true?

CLINIC: If you’re 17 or under it’s a Pennsylvania state law, so if you get a termination anywhere in Pennsylvania, yes, you need parental consent.

CALLER: Oh, well, like — okay. Because I’ll be 14 in March. But is there any way that my parents don’t have to know at all?

CLINIC: Oh, you’ll be 14 in March.

CALLER: Yeah.

CLINIC: Okay. Not in Pennsylvania. If you would go to New York and New Jersey they don’t require parental consent.

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

CLINIC: Well, he probably is, in all honesty. That’s a big age gap. But that’s not my –

CALLER: Why?

CLINIC: Well, you’re only 13. You’re still very, very young. But that’s beside the point. That’s a whole other issue, you know, that you have to deal with and really think about. What you need to deal with right now is the pregnancy, and if you do go in Pennsylvania you have to have parental consent. So your only option would really be to go to New York or New Jersey.

CALLER: Oh. Well, could I get like a pregnancy test there?

CLINIC: Yes. You can come in, take a pregnancy test, and then we can give you a referral for out of state.

CALLER: Okay. Well, I’m just worried that I am pregnant because like my last period was like the first week in December, so –

CLINIC: Okay. Okay. Yeah. Then definitely come in to get a pregnancy test.

CALLER: And you guys wouldn’t have to tell anybody about –

CLINIC: No, we don’t here. No. No, everything here is confidential because we don’t do the terminations.

CALLER: Okay.

CLINIC: But like I said, anywhere you go in Pennsylvania for a termination you do need parental consent. You would need to go out of state.

CALLER: Okay. Well, is it all right if my boyfriend brings me for the test?

CLINIC: Yes, the counselor will talk to you alone, but he can bring you because you obviously can’t drive. But yeah, that’s fine.

CALLER: It’s just he’s the only one that would be able to bring me, so.

CLINIC: Right, because he’s the only one that knows, sure.

CALLER: But you guys don’t have to tell anybody about him or anything?

CLINIC: No. No. Not here Everything’s completely confidential.

CALLER: Okay. If like I ended up not being pregnant, do you guys do birth control?

CLINIC: Yes, we do. Absolutely.

CALLER: Okay, and you wouldn’t have to tell anybody about that either?

CLINIC: Nope. No, we wouldn’t have to tell anybody.

CALLER: Okay. Is it all right like if I have any other questions to call you back?

CLINIC: Sure, no problem.

CALLER: What was your name?

CLINIC: My name is Marissa.

CALLER: Okay.

CLINIC: Okay?

CALLER: All right.

CLINIC: All right. Take care.

CALLER: Thanks.

CLINIC: You’re welcome. Bye bye.

CALLER: Bye.

(phone clicks)

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#131 – Planned Parenthood in Scranton, PA

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PLANNED PARENTHOOD
316 PENN AVE
SCRANTON, PA 18503-1931
570-344-2626

TAPE – 131

(Dialing, phone ringing 1x)

RECORDING: You have reached the Scranton office of Planned Parenthood located at 316 Penn Avenue. Please listen to the entire menu to get the proper extension. Our regular business hours are Monday, 10 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., Tuesday, noon to 6:30 p.m., Wednesday, 10 a.m. to 5:30 p.m., Thursday, noon to 6:30 p.m., Friday, 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Walk-in hours for medical visits no appointment necessary are Tuesday, 3:30 p.m. to 5:30 p.m., Wednesday, 2 p.m. to 4 p.m.

If we are not open and you’re having a medical problem that needs immediate attention, call your family doctor or go to your nearest emergency room. For our walk-in supply, pick-up and pill-check hours, push extension 11. For walk-in injections and emergency contraception hours, push 13. For our walk-in pregnancy testing hours, push 14. And to speak to a staff person or to make an appointment, push zero (dial button pressed).

Your call is being transferred.

(Phone ringing 6x)

CLINIC: Can I help you?

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

CLINIC: We don’t provide them in this center here. Our Redding center does or there’s the Allentown Women’s Center or Southern Tier in Vestal, New York.

CALLER: Okay. Well, do you have the numbers for those?

CLINIC: Hold on.

(Short pause)

CLINIC: Okay. Do you want the number of the office in Redding?

CALLER: All right.

CLINIC: 1-888-843-3837.

CALLER: Do you know if there’s like an age limit for that at all? To have an abortion, I mean.

CLINIC: No, there’s no age limit. But if you’re under the age of 18 — how old are you?

CALLER: Well, I’ll be 14 in March.

CLINIC: You need parental consent.

CALLER: Is there any way not to have that? The problem is I can’t tell my parents at all. My boyfriend’s 22, and we’re going to get married. But my parents can’t know because they’d be furious because they think he’s too old for me.

CLINIC: I don’t think so, hon. You can call the Allentown Women’s Center. I can give you their number. There is such a thing as a judicial bypass, but I’m not familiar how they work with that. It’s 1-877-342-5292.

CALLER: Okay. So you don’t know how the judicial bypass works?

CLINIC: No, because they deal with that down there.

CALLER: Okay.

CLINIC: All right?

CALLER: Well, say I wasn’t pregnant. Do you guys do birth control there?

CLINIC: Yes, we do.

CALLER: And you wouldn’t have to tell anybody?

CLINIC: No. The services are confidential.

CALLER: Oh. Well, I did do a home pregnancy test. I did it over the weekend, and it said it was positive. The main reason why I’m scared is because the last period I had was the first week in December.

CLINIC: Usually at-home pregnancy tests are accurate.

CALLER: They are?

CLINIC: Right.

CALLER: Okay. Is it okay to come in there for a test?

CLINIC: You could come here for a pregnancy test.

CALLER: But you wouldn’t have to tell anybody at all?

CLINIC: (Chuckle). First of all, they wouldn’t tell — it is confidential, okay? The only thing is, I don’t know who you are and whatever, but the age of 22 and 14, that could possibly cause a problem.

CALLER: What kind of problem?

CLINIC: Well, it could be — hold on.

(Pause)

CLINIC: You could come in and have testing done. I don’t know. They would have to check with — sometimes it could be considered rape if somebody is —

CALLER: Even if — we’re in love. We’re going to get married.

CLINIC: Well, there’s a big age difference there. All right?

CALLER: Would you have to tell on him or anything? No one can find out. I just can’t get in trouble. Are you there?

CLINIC: Let me tell you this. If you come in and you give that information to a counselor, if it needs to be reported, we would have to do that.

CALLER: But I can’t do that. They can’t find out at all. What can I do?

CLINIC: First of all, you could come in and have a pregnancy test done to see if you’re pregnant, and let’s start dealing with it from there.

CALLER: Is there any way I could go to New York or whatever? If I would take to you guys’ place in New York, would they have to tell?

CLINIC: I’m not sure, hon. But that would be crossing a state line.

CALLER: Oh, okay.

CLINIC: All right?

CALLER: Is it all right if I call you back?

CLINIC: You can call the center — the number I gave you.

CALLER: Is it all right if I talk to you? Because you’re nice. Can I talk to you later?

CLINIC: There are several people that answer the phone. The only thing we could offer you is to be come in and have a pregnancy test done, as long as you’re five days late with your period.

CALLER: Well, is it all right if I call you back?

CLINIC: Anybody that answers the phone could give you information.

CALLER: But I just don’t want a whole bunch of people to know. I just wanted to talk to you.

CLINIC: No, you wouldn’t be talking to me specifically, okay? All right?

CALLER: All right.

CLINIC: All right.

CALLER: Bye.

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#142 – Planned Parenthood in Quakertown, PA

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PLANNED PARENTHOOD
1532 PARK AVE # 108
QUAKERTOWN, PA 18951-1048
215-536-2684

TAPE – 142

(dialing sound) (ringing 1X)

CLINIC: Planned Parenthood. Can I help you?

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

CLINIC: No, we do not.

CALLER: Do you know of any place that does?

CLINIC: Where are you from?

CALLER: I’m in Coopersberg (sp).

CLINIC: Okay. I can give you a phone number in Allentown.

CALLER: Okay.

CLINIC: It’s 877-342-5292.

CALLER: Do you know — like my friend told me that you guys have to tell my parents before I can have an abortion. Is that true?

CLINIC: The state law is if you’re under 18 you need parental consent.

CALLER: Oh. Is there any way around that? Like –

CLINIC: You can go –

CALLER: Because my parents can’t find out at all.

CLINIC: Well, you can go before a judge and have judicial consent. That’s the only way.

CALLER: Okay. Do I have to get a lawyer for that?

CLINIC: I honestly wouldn’t know. You would have to contact the abortion provider, and they can give you more information.

CALLER: Oh, okay.

CLINIC: Okay?

CALLER: Well, like — the only thing is, the reason why my parents can’t find out is because like my boyfriend’s 22, and we’re going to get married, but like my parents hate him because they think he’s too old for me. So that’s why they can’t find out.

CLINIC: Okay. Well, state law is state law, and there’s really no way around it other than, you know, judicial bypass.

CALLER: Well, I’m going to be 14. Is there anything — like what can I do?

CLINIC: You would just have to call the abortion provider. That’s all you can really do.

CALLER: Oh. Would they tell anybody?

CLINIC: No. Everything’s confidential.

CALLER: Oh, okay. Well, if like I wasn’t pregnant, do you guys do birth control there?

CLINIC: Yes, we do.

CALLER: And would you have to tell my parents about that?

CLINIC: No.

CALLER: So, all right. So like, is it all right if he brings me?

CLINIC: Well –

CALLER: Because I wouldn’t have any other way to get there.

CLINIC: Well, first of all, you would have to establish whether or not you’re pregnant or not, and have you missed a period?

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

CLINIC: Okay. I would definitely give that phone number I gave you a call.

CALLER: Okay. Do you guys not do pregnancy tests there?

CLINIC: Yes, we do, but however if you’re leaning more towards — if you happen to be pregnant, then you would want to probably stick with the same provider.

CALLER: Oh, okay. Well, my friend just told me to go to you guys, so that’s why. But.

CLINIC: If you want to do the test here, that’s fine. We’re just going to refer you to somebody else if you are or are not pregnant. I mean, if you are pregnant.

CALLER: Oh. But you guys could tell me if I was pregnant?

CLINIC: Yes.

CALLER: Okay. And is it all right — like you wouldn’t have to tell anybody?

CLINIC: No.

CALLER: Oh, okay. Well, if I had more questions could I call you back and ask you?

CLINIC: Yeah, that’s fine.

CALLER: Okay. What was your name?

CLINIC: My name is Jamie.

CALLER: Okay. All right.

CLINIC: Okay?

CALLER: Thanks.

CLINIC: Bye bye.

CALLER: Bye.

(phone clicks)

*** THE END ***