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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.

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