Listen to the Call:
12 CASE ST. # 213
NORWICH, CT 6360-2222
TAPE – 615
(Dialing, phone ringing 1x)
CLINIC: Planned Parenthood. Can I help you?
CALLER: Hi. Yeah. I was calling to see if you guys do abortions there.
CALLER: Okay. Well, how much does that cost?
CLINIC: It depends. The offer with a local anesthetic, which is 415, and with the sedation to help you relax and help with the pains in the procedure is 515.
CALLER: Okay. I’m going to be 14 later on this month, and my friend told me that you guys would have to tell my parents. But my boyfriend’s 22. Is he old enough to take care of it, and you wouldn’t have to tell anybody?
CLINIC: We won’t tell your parents.
CALLER: Okay. But would you tell anybody besides my parent?
CLINIC: Huh? Nope. It’s confidential. You can come in, and you don’t need a parent’s permission.
CALLER: Oh, okay. My boyfriend said that he would pay for everything. Would that be all right? It’s just we don’t want a whole bunch of people to know about us. Would he have to sign anything?
CLINIC: Yeah, but just don’t talk about his age.
CALLER: Okay. But he could pay for it, and that would be okay?
CLINIC: Yeah, he could pay for it. You’re not being forced into anything?
CLINIC: Do you need to make an appointment or do you want to give us a call back?
CALLER: Well, I’d have to call him and see. The main reason why I’m worried about all this is because I haven’t had my period since December 26th, and I’m just really worried.
CLINIC: Did you do a pregnancy test already?
CALLER: Well, no.
CLINIC: First go ahead and do a pregnancy test. If you want, we do walk-in pregnancy tests here. You could come in here and do a pregnancy test if you’d like.
CALLER: What time?
CLINIC: Before quarter of 4.
CALLER: Oh, okay. So if it turned out that I wasn’t pregnant, could I get birth control there?
CALLER: But would you have to tell anybody that I was on birth control though?
CALLER: Oh, okay. Could I get it the same day that I come in?
CALLER: Oh, okay. The thing is, I’m not old enough to drive yet. Would my boyfriend be able to pick up the pills?
CLINIC: Yeah. When you call and order them just let somebody know that he’s picking them up for you.
CALLER: Oh, okay. All right. I just have a whole bunch of questions I can’t think of right now. If I thought of something could I call and talk to you? What was your name?
CLINIC: You can call and talk to anybody. Everybody knows all the information that you’ll need.
CALLER: Oh, okay.
CALLER: Well, you were just so nice. I would rather just talk to you.
CLINIC: Okay. Hold on one second.
CLINIC: Okay. Thanks for holding. Do you have any more questions?
CALLER: Well, I don’t know. I’m just really worried and scared. I don’t know what to ask. How much does the pregnancy test cost?
CLINIC: The pregnancy test, if you do a walk, it’s 15.
CALLER: Well, if I wasn’t pregnant, how much does the birth control cost?
CLINIC: We go by a sliding scale depending no your income. Are you a student?
CALLER: Well, I’m homeschooled, and I don’t have any income.
CLINIC: Okay. So you would be on the lowest scale, and your pills would probably be $16 a pack.
CALLER: Well, if I got an abortion, how much would that cost?
CLINIC: 515 with the sedation.
CALLER: How much money should my boyfriend bring today if we came in.
CLINIC: If you came in for a pregnancy test, bring in the 15 with you for that. And if you want to get any birth control, then it’s going to be $16 a pack for pills. So you can just come in before quarter of 3, okay?
CALLER: Okay. Well, how much is in a birth control pack?
CLINIC: It’s for one month.
CALLER: Oh, okay. All right. If I had any other questions, could I call you back?
CLINIC: Yep. You can just call anybody here. I’m not going to give out my name. We don’t give out our staff name unless it’s somebody that we know.
CALLER: Oh, okay.
CLINIC: So you can just give a call and talk to anybody.
CALLER: All right.
CALLER: So if I was there like my a quarter to 3, that would be enough time to do everything?
CLINIC: We close at quarter of 3, so you have to be here by 2:30 if you’re going to get anything done today. Okay?
CALLER: All right.
CLINIC: We’ll see you in a little while if you come in, okay?
CALLER: Okay. Thank you.
CLINIC: Bye bye.