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#661 – Planned Parenthood in Torrington, CT

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249 WINSTED RD. #102
TORRINGTON, CT 6790-2958

TAPE – 661

(Dialing, phone ringing 1x)

CLINIC: Planned Parenthood. May I help you?

CALLER: Hi. Yeah. I was calling to see if you guys do abortions there.

CLINIC: We don’t do them here. Planned Parenthood’s other locations does them.

CALLER: Okay. Well, do you have a number for another place that does it?

CLINIC: Where do you live?

CALLER: I live in New Hartford.

CLINIC: You could go to New Haven or you could go to West Hartford. Do you want the number?

CALLER: Do you have the West Hartford? Yes, please.

CLINIC: The West Hartford number is 860-353-6201. And New Haven is 203-387-3131.

CALLER: I’m just kind of worried. I’m going to be 14 on the 20th, and my friend said that you guys would have to tell my parents that I was getting an abortion. But my boyfriend’s 22. Could he just sign whatever it is, and you wouldn’t have to tell anybody anything?

CLINIC: It has nothing to do with him. Well, I would call those numbers right away and see how quickly they can take you; because it really depends on their schedule. We also have numbers for other places that can take you a little farther along.

Have you had an exam and everything yet?

CALLER: No. I just haven’t had my period for a while so I’m worried.

CLINIC: Have you had a positive pregnancy test?


CLINIC: You could come in here and have that kind of stuff done, and we could do a sizing to figure out how far along you are.

CALLER: Oh, really? But would anybody have to know if I was there for that?

CLINIC: No. It’s confidential.

CALLER: The thing is my boyfriend has to bring me, so would that be okay if he was there?

CLINIC: It’s fine. Let me put you on hold, and we’ll see how soon we could get you in.

CALLER: Okay. If it turned out that I wasn’t pregnant, do you guys do birth control there?

CLINIC: Oh, yeah.

CALLER: Well, how much does that cost?

CLINIC: It’s a sliding fee scale, so it’s based on your income. Are you a teenager?

CALLER: Well, yeah. I’m going to be 14 on the 20th.

CLINIC: It would probably be no charge.

CALLER: Oh, okay.

CLINIC: But I can’t promise.

CALLER: But would anybody have to know if I was on birth control though?


CALLER: Oh, okay.


CALLER: All right.

CLINIC: So hold on a minute.



CLINIC: Can I help you?

CALLER: Hi. Yeah. Was I talking to you earlier?

CALLER: Oh, okay. I don’t know who I was talking to, but I was just asking about getting an abortion. Do you know if —

CLINIC: We were suppose to schedule you for something. What are we scheduling you for?

CALLER: I haven’t had a pregnancy test yet. What time do you normally do those?

CLINIC: Whenever you want to schedule it. You want to do a pregnancy test, and then you want to have a pre-AB exam?

CALLER: Yeah. If it ended up that I was pregnant, yeah.

CLINIC: Pardon me?

CALLER: If it ended up that I was pregnant, yeah.

CLINIC: Yeah. So next Monday the 11th I have a 12:30, 12:45, 1:15, 1:30, 1:45.

CALLER: Okay. Well, I have to call my boyfriend to find out when he can bring me. Could I call you back? What was your name?

CLINIC: Sure. Monday early afternoon or early evening. And that’s the 11th, and ask for Cindy.

CALLER: For Cindy?


CALLER: All right. Thank you.

CLINIC: Right. Bye bye.