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#770 – Gyn Choices Center Of Nj in Somerset, NJ

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GYN CHOICES CENTER OF NJ
1527 STATE ROUTE 27 # 100
SOMERSET, NJ 8873
732-214-1500

TAPE – 770

(Dialing, phone ringing 1x)

CLINIC: GYN Choices.

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

CLINIC: Yes, we do.

CALLER: How much does it cost for that?

CLINIC: How far are you?

CALLER: I don’t know. How do you know?

CLINIC: When was the first day of your last period?

CALLER: January 3rd.

CLINIC: By your date, you’re a little bit over nine weeks. That’s going to be 350.

CALLER: Okay. The thing is, I’m going to be 14 later on this month, and my friend said that you guys would have to tell my parents. But my boyfriend’s 22.

CLINIC: No, no, that’s not true.

CALLER: Well, my boyfriend’s 22. He could just take care of it, right?

CLINIC: No, that’s irrelevant. You could come in here by yourself. That’s irrelevant. And it’s a patient-doctor confidentiality. So even if your mom had found out and called here and wanted to verify that you were here, we wouldn’t be able to tell her anything without your consent.

CALLER: Me and my boyfriend were talking about this, and we don’t want anyone to know about him and me. Would he have to fill out any forms or anything if he was paying?

CLINIC: No. You would. There’s a form when you first come that you’ve got to fill out. It has like your last name, your first name, your middle name, sex, birth date, age, race, address, your home phone number, marital status, whether you’re employed. It’s just a little — do you know about your medical history like in your family?

CALLER: Oh, yeah.

CLINIC: Okay. As long as you know that, you’re fine.

CALLER: Oh, okay. So his name wouldn’t be on anything?

CLINIC: As long as you have the money and yourself, you’re fine. You don’t have to worry about anybody else besides you and your boyfriend knowing about it. Anybody else who knows will be somebody ya’ll tell.

CALLER: Oh, all right.

CLINIC: (Chuckle).

CALLER: Well, do you do the pregnancy test beforehand because I really haven’t had one of those yet.

CLINIC: Um-hmm.

CALLER: How much does it cost for that?

CLINIC: That’s included. That’s free.

CALLER: If it turned out that I wasn’t pregnant, could I get birth control from you guys? It’s just we don’t want to have to worry about this anymore.

CLINIC: Um, yeah.

CALLER: How much does it cost for birth control?

CLINIC: On the amount of time that you’re late, I think it’s more probable that you are pregnant.

CALLER: Oh, okay.

CLINIC: But we do an ultra sound and all that. They give you pills and everything.

CALLER: So you’re sure that nobody would have to know about me and my boyfriend, and you wouldn’t have to tell my parents or anybody?

CLINIC: Positive. You wouldn’t have been the first. Don’t worry about it. If that makes you feel any better.

CALLER: Really?

CLINIC: Um-hmm.

CALLER: When do you guys have appointments?

CLINIC: I could give you an appointment for Saturday.

CALLER: What time on Saturday?

CLINIC: 8 a.m.

CALLER: Okay. Well, I have to call my boyfriend to see if he can take me. But can I call him and call you back? What was your name?

CLINIC: My name is Neika (ph).

CALLER: Okay.

CLINIC: What’s your name?

CALLER: Lisa?

CLINIC: Huh?

CALLER: Lisa.

CLINIC: Lisa?

CALLER: Yeah.

CLINIC: L-i-s-a?

CALLER: Right.

CLINIC: All right. I just wrote it down so I know what you’re talking about.

CALLER: Okay. So I’ll call you back.

CLINIC: All right.

CALLER: Okay, bye.

***END***

#688 – North Jersey Women’s Medical Group in West New York, NJ

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NORTH JERSEY WOMEN’S MEDICAL GROUP
WEST NEW YORK, NJ 07093
201-869-9293

TAPE – 688

(dialing sound) (ringing 6X)

CLINIC: Woman’s Medical.

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

CLINIC: Yes, we do.

CALLER: Okay. Well, do you know how much it costs for that?

CLINIC: When was the first day of your last menstruation?

CALLER: January 3rd.

CLINIC: Okay. The fee would be $350. And we do procedures on Tuesday, Thursdays and Saturdays only.

CALLER: Okay. Do you know– I’m kind of scared because like, well I’m going to be 14 later on this month, and my friend told me that you guys would have to tell my parents.

CLINIC: You’re 14 years old?

CALLER: I’ll be 14 on the 19th. But my boyfriend’s 22.

CLINIC: Okay. Hold on a moment.

CALLER: Okay.

CLINIC: Hello? You do need somebody, a relative, but that has to be over the age of 18.

CALLER: Well, my boyfriend’s 22. Could he just be there?

CLINIC: Well, your boyfriend is 22?

CALLER: Uh-huh.

CLINIC: Okay. When was the first day of your last menstruation?

CALLER: January 3.

CLINIC: Yeah. The fee would be $350. I could give you an appointment for Thursday or for Saturday.

CALLER: Is it all right if my boyfriend’s there with me?

CLINIC: Well, he’ll be in the waiting room.

CALLER: Okay. He was going to pay cash for everything, so that’s why he would have to be here. But would there be any other fees?

CLINIC: No, that’s it, $350 except the medication afterwards.

CALLER: Okay.

CLINIC: I could give you an appointment for Thursday or for Saturday. What day do you want?

CALLER: Well, I’d have to call him to see, but do you guys do pregnancy tests there just to make sure?

CLINIC: Yes.

CALLER: Okay. It’s just I haven’t had one yet. But –

CLINIC: Okay. You haven’t done a pregnancy test yet?

CALLER: Well, no, but I’m just scared because I haven’t had my period since January 3, so I’m really worried.

CLINIC: Right. So just go to the pharmacy and get one of those pregnancy testing.

CALLER: Are those usually right though?

CLINIC: Yes. Yeah.

CALLER: Okay.

CLINIC: Unless you want to come here.

CALLER: Okay.

CLINIC: It’s $5 charge.

CALLER: If it ended up that I wasn’t pregnant, could I get birth control from you guys?

CLINIC: Yes, dear. Yes.

CALLER: But would you have to tell anybody about that though?

CLINIC: Yeah, you would have to wait two weeks for birth control pills and all that. Okay?

CALLER: How much does it cost to get birth control?

CLINIC: Okay, the initial visit would be $30, but then afterwards it would be $70, depending on what you want.

CALLER: Okay.

CLINIC: Okay?

CALLER: But you wouldn’t have to tell anybody if I was on birth control though?

CLINIC: No. No. That’s confidential.

CALLER: Okay. Well, let me call my boyfriend and call you back for an appointment. What was your name?

CLINIC: Bye bye. Just whoever answers the phone will help you.

CALLER: Oh, all right.]

CLINIC: Bye.

(phone clicks)

*** THE END ***

#102 – Planned Parenthood in Phillipsburg, NJ

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PLANNED PARENTHOOD
402 COVENTRY DR.
PHILLIPSBURG, NJ 8865-1969
908-454-3000

TAPE – 102

(Dialing, phone ringing)

CLINIC: Good afternoon. Planned Parenthood. This is Diane. How may I help you?

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

CLINIC: No, we don’t.

CALLER: No? Do you know of anybody I could call?

CLINIC: Is it for yourself?

CALLER: Uh-huh.

CLINIC: You know you’re pregnant?

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

CLINIC: Okay. What I would encourage you to do is to make an appointment to have an exam.

CALLER: Okay.

CLINIC: I can’t discuss that over the phone. You have your Yellow Pages, but I’d much rather you go to a doctor to have yourself checked out. We can do that here, and we can give you your choices and information at that time.

CALLER: Okay.

CLINIC: Would you like to make an appointment here?

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

CLINIC: You do that. But we don’t do abortions here, no.

CALLER: Okay. If I got an abortion, would they have to tell my parents or anything?

CLINIC: That’s up to the facility that you go to. I don’t know.

CALLER: I can’t tell my parents at all.

CLINIC: How old are you?

CALLER: I’ll be 14 in March.

CLINIC: Okay. There are some states that do require parental consent.

CALLER: Oh.

CLINIC: That’s what I’m saying to you. And I believe that’s Pennsylvania.

CALLER: Oh, all right.

CLINIC: But you come in here, talk to you boyfriend and get checked out, and see how far along you are.

CALLER: Would you guys have to tell my parents?

CLINIC: No. We’re a confidential service here. We encourage you to speak to your parents, but we do not do that, no.

CALLER: The reason why I can’t tell my parents is because they don’t like my boyfriend. He’s 22, and they think he’s too old for me.

CLINIC: Okay. Do you know his parents at all?

CALLER: Well, he lives on his own.

CLINIC: Okay. And this is a mutual relationship that you’re having together?

CALLER: Uh-huh.

CLINIC: It’s not a forced relationship?

CALLER: Well, no. We love each other. We’re going to get married.

CLINIC: Okay, okay. Do you have an aunt or somebody that’s close to you that you can confide in with this?

CALLER: No. We just moved here.

CLINIC: From where?

CALLER: From Texas.

CLINIC: From Texas. Okay. You haven’t left any friends of family back there that you can even talk to?

CALLER: Well, no. I can’t call long distance. I’d get in trouble.

CLINIC: No siblings in the area, no brothers or sisters?

CALLER: No.

CLINIC: Okay. All right. Talk to your boyfriend. I would strongly encourage you to get an exam.

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

CLINIC: No. We would encourage you to speak to your parents, but we don’t do that.

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

CLINIC: Yes, we do. Yes, we do.

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

CLINIC: No. That’s correct.

CALLER: All right.

CLINIC: Okay?

CALLER: If my boyfriend has questions, is it all right if I talk to you later?

CLINIC: You sure can. That’s no problem. We have a doctor here Wednesday evenings and Saturday morning for appointments, okay?

CALLER: Is it all right if I talk to you later?

CLINIC: If you would like to, sure. No problem.

CALLER: What was your name?

CLINIC: I’m Diane.

CALLER: Diane? All right.

CLINIC: Okay?

CALLER: Thanks.

CLINIC: You’re welcome. Bye bye.

CALLER: Bye.

***END***

#083 – Planned Parenthood in Trenton, NJ

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PLANNED PARENTHOOD
437 E. STATE ST.
TRENTON, NJ 8608-1597
609-599-4881

TAPE – 083

(Dialing, phone ringing)

RECORDING: Good morning. You have reached Planned Parenthood in Trenton. To continue in English, please press 1.

Thank you for calling Planned Parenthood. If you know your party’s extension, you may dial it at any time. If you do not know your party’s extension, please dial 411. Please listen to the next series of choices and make a selection.

For pregnancy test hours and instructions, press 1. For birth control supply hours, press 2. For information about emergency contraception, press 3. To make a clinic appointment or ask about our walk-in hours, press 4. To speak with someone in administration, public affairs or the finance department, press 5. To speak with someone in fundraising, press 6. To speak with someone about community education —

Please hold. I’m transferring you know.

CLINIC: Good morning, Planned Parenthood.

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

CLINIC: Yes, we do. You have to have had a positive pregnancy test. You have to be between 7 and 12 weeks pregnant. It’s anywhere from 350 to $450. And we only put people under our local anesthesia, which means that you are awake during the procedure. There’s two appointments. First is your health history appointment over the phone, and that person will schedule you for the appointment for the abortion.

CALLER: Okay. Do you know if they have to tell my parents or anything?

CLINIC: No.

CALLER: No? It’s just I can’t tell my parents because my boyfriend’s 22. And we’re planning on getting married, but my parents don’t like him because they think he’s too old for me.

CLINIC: Fine. Everything here is confidential.

CALLER: You don’t think he’s too old for me or anything?

CLINIC: That’s not my place to say anything.

CALLER: Oh, all right.

CLINIC: But as far as patients having abortions here, we’re not permitted to give out any information to anybody.

CALLER: Do know if there’s like an age limit for having an abortion?

CLINIC: No. How old are you?

CALLER: I’ll be 14 in March.

CLINIC: All right. Well, you’re too young for here. Because as far as we consider, patients that are 14 or younger, we send them to a place to be put to sleep because it’s a local anesthesia. And we don’t think that’s a good idea for patients that young.

CALLER: Other people won’t tell?

CLINIC: No one should tell. I can give you a phone number for Princeton Women’s Center. That’s on Route 1 in Princeton. And they put patients to sleep. Do you want that phone number?

CALLER: Yeah.

CLINIC: Okay. Hold on, please.

(Pause)

CLINIC: That phone number is 609-514-9191.

CALLER: All right. If it turns out that I’m not pregnant, is it okay if I come to you guys for birth control or anything?

CLINIC: Sure.

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

CLINIC: No. We’re not permitted to.

CALLER: Is it cool if I talk to you later?

CLINIC: If you want to talk to someone about — what do you want to talk to us about, your different options and things like that?

CALLER: Well, if my boyfriend has questions, is it okay if I talk to you later?

CLINIC: Well, we have a community services department. And we have counselors there, and they can talk to you.

CALLER: But I like you. You’re nice.

CLINIC: They’re much nicer than me.

CALLER: But you’re nice.

CLINIC: I know. But that’s what they’re here for. Okay? They’re here to talk to you about sexuality and preventive measures.

CALLER: But I really don’t want to talk to a whole bunch of people.

CLINIC: They’ll just give you one person to talk to. They’re educators, and that’s why they’re here. So if you wanted to talk to someone, you should — if you want to call back, you should call community services. Call the same number you called and ask for community services. And I think you should ask for Violet Sawyer.

CALLER: Violet?

CLINIC: Yes. She runs that department. And she’d be able to give you either someone in that department or she would talk to you.

CALLER: Okay. Could you switch me to her right now?

CLINIC: I’ll see if she’s available. I’m not sure she’s in today. Hold on, please. Let me check.

CALLER: Okay.

(Pause)

CLINIC: Okay, I’m sorry. I didn’t get your name.

CALLER: I’m Christine.

CLINIC: Christine, I’m going to give you to Michele. And she’s in community services. And I gave her a little bit of information that you gave me, and she’ll be able to talk to you. So hang on.

CALLER: All right. Thanks.

(Pause)

CLINIC: Hi, Christine.

CALLER: Hi.

CLINIC: My name is Michele Giagano (ph) and I’m one of the pregnancy option counselors here.

CALLER: Okay.

CLINIC: You were speaking to a woman named Sharon. She gave me a little bit of background information, that you were currently pregnant, and you were having difficulties coming to a choice.

CALLER: Yeah. Me and my boyfriend talked about it, and we’re wanting to get an abortion.

CLINIC: Okay. So you had made your choice.

CALLER: Yeah.

CLINIC: So what was the reasoning behind the call?

CALLER: My friend told me that you guys have to tell about me and my boyfriend, and my parents have to find out and everything. And they can’t find out.

CLINIC: How old are you?

CALLER: I’ll be 14 in March.

CLINIC: Okay. We don’t notify the parents.

CALLER: She said that you guys would have to find out that he’s 22 —

CLINIC: No.

CALLER: — and they would have to tell my parents.

CLINIC: No. That’s not true.

CALLER: Okay. They wouldn’t have to tell anybody at all?

CLINIC: No. As long as you had the financial ability to provide yourself —

CALLER: Yeah, he said he would pay cash for it.

CLINIC: They’re not going to notify your parents. That’s a Planned Parenthood thing. We don’t need parental consent, and we don’t notify anybody. We just communicate with the person who’s getting the services.

So if you wanted to call and schedule that, you can call on Friday between 9 and 12.

CALLER: Is it cool if I call you back?

CLINIC: Yeah. I mean, it’s not me. The person that you’d be calling to schedule the termination, her name is Julie. So you can call then and tell her that you want to schedule the termination of the pregnancy. And then she’ll ask you some questions, a little bit of a pre-screening they do. It’s just kind of to know about you and whether or not you would be a fit for here. And if not, they will refer you somewhere else.

CALLER: Okay.

CLINIC: Okay? You have our number, right?

CALLER: Yeah.

CLINIC: Okay, great. Thanks.

CALLER: Thanks.

CLINIC: Bye.

***END***

#046 – Planned Parenthood in Montclair, NJ

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PLANNED PARENTHOOD
29 N FULLERTON AVE
MONTCLAIR, NJ 7042-3412
973-746-7116

TAPE – 046

CLINIC: Good afternoon, Planned Parenthood.

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

CLINIC: No, we don’t.

CALLER: No? Do you know of anyone that does?

CLINIC: I can give you Pilgrim’s (sp) phone number if you want to?

CALLER: Okay.

CLINIC: That’s 973-746-1500.

CALLER: Okay. Could I ask a quick question?

CLINIC: That’s Pilgrim. That’s Pilgrim Medical.

CALLER: So you can’t answer any questions or anything?

CLINIC: Pertaining to?

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

CLINIC: No, because you’re not coming here. You have to find out with them.

CALLER: Okay. So you don’t know?

CLINIC: No. You have to call them. They have their own rules.

CALLER: They have their own rules?

CLINIC: Yes. You have to call them, find out with them. Okay?

CALLER: Okay. If I was to get birth control —

CLINIC: First you have to go there. And after you go there, you make an appointment with us. All right?

CALLER: You guys don’t do birth control there either?

CLINIC: Yes, we do. But you have to go there and first then come here. Okay?

CALLER: Okay. Even if like I’m not pregnant.

CLINIC: Do you need a pregnancy test?

CALLER: Yeah, I did one like –

CLINIC: I don’t understand your question. If you’re going for a termination, call the number that I gave you.

CALLER: Okay. But what if I wasn’t pregnant?

CLINIC: Afterwards, if you’re not — didn’t you say you had a pregnancy test done?

CALLER: Well, I did a home pregnancy test —

CLINIC: And?

CALLER: — but I didn’t know if I did it right or anything.

CLINIC: Well, I’m sorry. I won’t be able to help you there. But if you need a pregnancy test, you need to come tomorrow from 1:00 to 3:00.

CALLER: Okay.

CLINIC: All right? Okay.

CALLER: So if I’m not pregnant, would I be able to go in there?

CLINIC: Listen to what I’m saying. Listen to what I’m saying. Okay? If you need a pregnancy test, come tomorrow from 1:00 to 3:00. Let’s do that first. After that, you decide if you’re pregnant, what you’re going to do; if you’re not, what you’re going to do. Okay?

CALLER: So if I’m not —

CLINIC: You have to wait for your pregnancy test result. Okay?

CALLER: Okay. But like if I’m not —

CLINIC: Hold on. What else do you need to know?

CALLER: Well, my problem is I can’t tell my parents about this.

CLINIC: Listen?

CALLER: Yeah? I just need someone to talk to.

CLINIC: Okay. Tomorrow you come from 1:00 to 3:00, and you get a pregnancy test. A person that takes you in will give you all the information you need.

CALLER: Do you have to be a certain age for that or anything?

CLINIC: No, no. Sexually active. Okay?

CALLER: Okay.

CLINIC: Okay, bye.

Hold on. I’m going to get you someone else. Hold on.

CALLER: Okay.

CLINIC: Yes? May I help you?

CALLER: Yeah. I was just wanting to ask some questions. I’m just needing to talk to someone.

CLINIC: Okay. Ask the questions.

CALLER: I was told that my parents have to know if I want an abortion. Is that true?

CLINIC: How old are you?

CALLER: I’m going to be 14 in March.

CLINIC: Oh, yeah.

CALLER: They do have to know?

CLINIC: Um-hmm.

CALLER: Is there any way, because I can’t tell them.

CLINIC: Well, you’re calling the wrong place. You have to call the abortion center and find out there rules, because we don’t do abortions, so we don’t know their rules.

CALLER: Well, if I wasn’t pregnant or whatever, could I get birth control there?

CLINIC: Yes, you could, if you’re not pregnant.

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

CLINIC: No. For what?

CALLER: My friend said that I have to tell you guys about my boyfriend and everything before I can —

CLINIC: Look, let me tell you. Disregard what your friends say. All you have to do is come in and get a pregnancy test. If you’re not pregnant, we give you birth control. If you’re pregnant, we send you to the abortion clinic. Okay?

CALLER: He’s 22 and —

CLINIC: It doesn’t matter how old he is.

CALLER: It doesn’t matter at all?

CLINIC: It matters because you don’t want your parents to find out because they can have him arrested.

CALLER: What?

CLINIC: Yeah. You want be 14 until March?

CALLER: Right.

CLINIC: And he’s 22?

CALLER: Uh-huh.

CLINIC: They can have him arrested?

CALLER: Why? What would happen?

CLINIC: Because he is a grown-up; you’re a minor.

CALLER: What could happen to him?

CLINIC: They will put him in jail for statutory rape.

CALLER: What can I do?

CLINIC: Nothing.

CALLER: Nothing?

CLINIC: Uh-uh. Because first of all, if you’re 13, you shouldn’t have a 22-year-old boyfriend.

CALLER: But we’re in love. We’re going to get married.

CLINIC: Well then your parents must know he’s 22, right?

CALLER: Well, that’s why they don’t like him.

CLINIC: Well, I can’t help you with that. That’s up to them, but I’m telling you.

CALLER: Do you have to tell anybody?

CLINIC: No. We don’t have to tell anybody. Okay?

CALLER: Okay.

CLINIC: Now, if you want a pregnancy test, just come in between 1 and 3 tomorrow, and we will give you one. Okay?

CALLER: Can I call you back?

CLINIC: Uh-huh.

CALLER: What was your name?

CLINIC: Maria.

CALLER: Maria?

CLINIC: Uh-huh.

CALLER: Okay.

CLINIC: Okay. Bye bye.

CALLER: Thank you.

CLINIC: Uh-huh. Bye bye.

CALLER: Bye.

***END***

#057 – Planned Parenthood in Dover, NJ

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PLANNED PARENTHOOD
30 N MORRIS ST.
DOVER, NJ 7801-3910
973-361-6006

TAPE – 057

CLINIC: Planned Parenthood, Dover. Brenda speaking. How may I help you?

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

CLINIC: No, we don’t.

CALLER: No? Do you know anyone that, like, would or anything?

CLINIC: You’d have to be a patient here to get the information. We have to be the one to do your pregnancy test and so forth in order to give you a referral.

CALLER: Okay. Well, how do I — what do I need to do?

CLINIC: You have to have a pregnancy test.

CALLER: Yeah.

CLINIC: If the test is positive, then you have to have a doctor’s appointment for a complete gynecological check-up with a pap smear to determine how pregnant you are. Then we can make a referral.

CALLER: All right. What do I need to do?

CLINIC: Have you missed a period?

CALLER: Well, yeah, like —

CLINIC: Are you more than 14 days late?

CALLER: Well, I think so.

CLINIC: Okay. Once you’ve missed a period and you’re 14 days late, you can come at anytime that we’re open, which is Monday through Saturday. We open at 9:00. Tuesday and Friday we close at 4:00.

CALLER: Oh, okay.

CLINIC: Monday, Wednesday and Thursday we close at 7:00, and Saturday at 3:00.

CALLER: Okay.

CLINIC: You can just walk in anytime. We’ll do a pregnancy test. And if it turns out positive, then we’ll make you an appointment to come in and see the doctor.

CALLER: Okay.

CLINIC: All right?

CALLER: What if I — I did do a pregnancy test like last weekend.

CLINIC: You have to do a professional test. We have to do the test to establish it’s —

CALLER: Okay. Do you have to be like — do you guys have to tell my parents or anything?

CLINIC: No. How old are you?

CALLER: Well, I’ll be 14 in March.

CLINIC: No. You can come in and get a test.

CALLER: Okay.

CLINIC: All right?

CALLER: And nobody would have to tell anybody?

CLINIC: No. Of course, in order for you to get the termination, I mean, you may need some money. And that may be that you’d have to talk to your parents about it or talk to somebody that can help you pay for it.

CALLER: Oh, well, my boyfriend will pay for that.

CLINIC: Okay.

CALLER: It’s just my parents can’t know at all. He’s 22. And we’re plan on getting married, but they can’t stand him because they think he’s too old for me. But they just can’t find out that we’re having sex.

CLINIC: Oh, okay.

CALLER: I would get in big trouble.

CLINIC: Okay. So then just come in, and we’ll do the test, and see what we have to do after that, okay?

CALLER: Okay.

CLINIC: All right.

CALLER: If you guys did the test and I wasn’t pregnant, would there be any way to get birth control?

CLINIC: Yep.

CALLER: Yeah? Would you guys have to tell anybody about that at all?

CLINIC: No. You just have to make an appointment to come in to see the doctor. The doctor will examine you, and then give you a method of birth control.

CALLER: Okay.

CLINIC: All right?

CALLER: Well, can I call you guys back later today or —

CLINIC: Well, you can just come in. You don’t need an appointment to come in for the pregnancy test.

CALLER: Oh.

CLINIC: So you just come in for that. And once that’s done, then we can make arrangements, appointments to come back for the rest of the stuff.

CALLER: Well, I need to talk to my boyfriend. But if he has questions, can I talk to you later?

CLINIC: Yeah, sure. Well, today is Tuesday. So we’re only here until 4:00.

CALLER: Oh, okay.

CLINIC: So tomorrow would be the best day because we’re here from 9:00 in the morning until 7:00 at night.

CALLER: Okay. Well, what was your name so I can ask you.

CLINIC: My name is Brenda. I may or may not be here. But any of the girls will help you as well.

CALLER: Okay.

CLINIC: Okay?

CALLER: Thanks.

CLINIC: Okay. Bye bye.

CALLER: Bye.

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#084 – Planned Parenthood in Trenton, NJ

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PLANNED PARENTHOOD
941 WHITE HORSE MERCERVILLE RD
TRENTON, NJ 8610-1407
609-585-4747

TAPE – 084

(dialing sounds) (ringing 2X)

CLINIC: Planned Parenthood.

CALLER: Hi. Do you guys do abortions there?

CLINIC: East Bay Street. You want that number?

CALLER: Yeah.

CLINIC: 599-4881.

CALLER: Okay. Do you know if they would have to tell my parents or anything?

CLINIC: I don’t think so.

CALLER: You don’t think so? It’s just, my parents can’t find out because like I’m 13 years old, and like my boyfriend is 22, and we’re going to get married, but my boyfriend — or my parents can’t stand my boyfriend because like they think he’s too old for me. But I don’t understand. Do you think he’s too old for me or anything?

CLINIC: I think it’s confidential.

CALLER: Okay. So they wouldn’t have to find out anything?

CLINIC: Make sure you don’t use their insurance.

CALLER: Okay. Well, he would pay for it.

CLINIC: Okay. Yeah, because if you use their insurance it will come up in their explanation.

CALLER: Yeah. All right.

CLINIC: Okay?

CALLER: So like say that wasn’t pregnant, could I come in to see you guys and get birth control?

CLINIC: Uh-huh.

CALLER: Yeah?

CLINIC: If you’re not pregnant you can come to the Hamilton clinic.

CALLER: Okay. Well, like they wouldn’t have to tell anybody about the birth control either?

CLINIC: No. Whatever is done here is completely confidential.

CALLER: Okay.

CLINIC: Okay?

CALLER: Is it cool if I call you back and talk to you?

CLINIC: Umm.

CALLER: Like if he has a question or anything is it cool if I call you later and talk to you?

CLINIC: Yeah.

CALLER: Yeah? What was your name?

CLINIC: Sonia (sp), but I won’t be here for long.

CALLER: Okay.

CLINIC: I’ll be back tomorrow.

CALLER: Okay.

CLINIC: Okay?

CALLER: Okay.

CLINIC: Bye.

CALLER: Bye.

(phone clicks)

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#047 – Planned Parenthood in Plainfiled, NJ

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PLANNED PARENTHOOD
123 PARK AVE. # 6
PLAINFILED, NJ 7060-1203
908-756-3736

TAPE – 047

CLINIC: Planned Parenthood. This is Millie. May I help you?

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

CLINIC: No, we don’t.

CALLER: No? Do you know of anyone that does?

CLINIC: I cannot give that information until you have check-up with us. We can give you a referral after a check-up.

CALLER: A check-up? Okay. What would I do for that?

CLINIC: You need to make an appointment. Have you been here before?

CALLER: No.

CLINIC: The soonest that I can put you in will be Saturday, the 23rd or the 25th, Monday.

CALLER: Okay. Well, I don’t know. I have to call my boyfriend and see if he can get off work. But can you answer a question for me?

CLINIC: What?

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

CLINIC: No.

CALLER: No?

CLINIC: No.

CALLER: It’s just my parents can’t know.

CLINIC: Don’t worry. They don’t have to know.

CALLER: Okay.

CLINIC: Okay?

CALLER: Because if they found out we were having sex, they would be so mad. They can’t stand him. He’s 22, and they think he’s too old for me.

CLINIC: Okay. Don’t worry. If you want a referral, first of all we need a check-up, and we can give a referral. After that, you have to call them up, and ask how much it is, and whatever you want to go.

CALLER: What if it turned out that I wasn’t pregnant?

CLINIC: Well, that’s why you need a check-up here and a pregnancy test first.

CALLER: Okay. Would you guys be able to give me birth control or anything?

CLINIC: After the termination? Yeah.

CALLER: Well, like if I wasn’t pregnant.

CLINIC: Oh yeah. If you were not pregnant, yeah.

CALLER: Is there like an age limit for that or anything?

CLINIC: No.

CALLER: So it’s okay if I’m like —

CLINIC: If you’re 12.

CALLER: Okay. Well, I’m going to be 14 in March.

CLINIC: That’s okay. All right?

CALLER: And you wouldn’t have to tell anybody about birth control either?

CLINIC: No. It’s confidential.

CALLER: Can I call you back?

CLINIC: Yeah. Like I said, 10:15 on the 23rd or Monday the 25th at 3:30.

CALLER: What was your name?

CLINIC: Millie.

CALLER: Millie? Okay.

CLINIC: Okay.

CALLER: Thank you.

CLINIC: All right. Bye.

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#058 – Planned Parenthood in Newton, NJ

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PLANNED PARENTHOOD
8 MORAN ST
NEWTON, NJ 7860-1806
973-383-5218

TAPE – 058

CLINIC: Good afternoon, Planned Parenthood. Rosemary speaking. How can I help you?

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

CLINIC: No, we don’t.

CALLER: No? Do you know who I should call for that?

CLINIC: Well, you can look in the phone book under clinics and/or abortions.

CALLER: Okay.

CLINIC: Okay?

CALLER: Is there any way I could ask you a couple questions?

CLINIC: Go ahead.

CALLER: Like, my friend told me that my parents have to find out about it before I can have an abortion.

CLINIC: Right.

CALLER: Is that true?

CLINIC: Yep.

CALLER: They do?

CLINIC: Yep. That’s a law that was passed last year.

CALLER: Is there any way that they wouldn’t have to know? It’s just — my problem is I can’t tell my parents, because my boyfriend’s 22. And we’re planning to get married, but my parents can’t stand him because he’s —

CLINIC: Where do you live, hon?

CALLER: I live in Andover.

CLINIC: What you would do with us is you can become a patient here.

CALLER: Yeah?

CLINIC: And you have to come in and have a complete examination, including a pregnancy test.

CALLER: Okay.

CLINIC: And then we would refer you out.

CALLER: Oh, okay.

CLINIC: Would you want to do that?

CALLER: Well, would anybody have to know?

CLINIC: I don’t believe so. You know what you can do? Give us a call in about an hour, then one of the nurses could talk to.

CALLER: Oh. Well, if like —

CLINIC: How about 8:00?

CALLER: Eight o’clock tonight?

CLINIC: Uh-huh.

CALLER: I don’t know.

CLINIC: No, this is just to call and talk.

CALLER: Yeah. Well, I’m like at my friend’s house now. At 8:00 her parents will be here.

CLINIC: All right. How about in half an hour?

CALLER: Well, I don’t know.

CLINIC: I’ll have a nurse available in half an hour.

CALLER: Well, I don’t know. My friend said that you guys have to just know everything. And I just don’t want my parents to find out at all.

CLINIC: If you become a patient of ours.

CALLER: Oh. Okay. Well, do you have to be a certain age to be a patient?

CLINIC: No.

CALLER: I’m going to be 14 in March.

CLINIC: Where are you going to come up with this money?

CALLER: Well, my boyfriend will pay for it.

CLINIC: Okay. Because our fee here is going to run around, oh, let’s say about $25-$30. And then it’s about between $200 and $300 for a termination.

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

CLINIC: No.

CALLER: Well, if it ended up where the pregnancy test was negative or whatever —

CLINIC: Are you late for your period?

CALLER: Well, yeah.

CLINIC: How late?

CALLER: I don’t really know. I think —

CLINIC: When were you due?

CALLER: Well, maybe around the first week or so of this month.

CLINIC: Okay. So you’re not too, too late. So you’ve got time.

What do you want to do? Do you want to set up an appointment, and this way you can talk to the counselor. And the nurse can give you all your options?

Why don’t you do this? This is going to be easier for you. Why don’t you do this?

CALLER: Okay.

CLINIC: Just come in. Come in tomorrow. Can you have your boyfriend bring you tomorrow?

CALLER: Well, I don’t know. I’d have to talk to him and see if he can get off work.

CLINIC: No, no. Just to come in for a pregnancy test.

CALLER: Well, he’d have to drive me, and he’d have to be off to be able to take me.

CLINIC: All right. Do you know what day he can take off?

CALLER: I guess — I think Friday.

CLINIC: Friday he can take off? Because you could come in Friday anytime between, say, 9:30 and 4:00. You can have the pregnancy test done, because you would need to have one to become our patient. And then you can sit and talk with the nurse, and she can give you all the legalities. And she can give you all the information on which way you want to go.

CALLER: Okay.

CLINIC: Okay?

CALLER: But she wouldn’t have to tell anybody?

CLINIC: Well, you’ll talk to her about that. Well, she’s not going to — if somebody walks in here — this is total confidentiality.

CALLER: Total?

CLINIC: Total.

CALLER: Okay.

CLINIC: Somebody could walk in here and say, “I’m Mary Smith’s mother. I want to know if she was here.” And we could not give out any information that you were even here.

CALLER: They wouldn’t have to tell about, like —

CLINIC: That you’re going to have to talk to the nurse about.

CALLER: Okay.

CLINIC: So why don’t you come in Friday. Have him bring you in Friday.

CALLER: Okay.

CLINIC: And it’s only going to take five or ten minutes for the test, and then you’ll talk with the nurse.

CALLER: Okay. They wouldn’t tell anyone about my boyfriend then?

CLINIC: No. No. Absolutely not.

CALLER: No?

CLINIC: No, we can’t.

CALLER: Oh.

CLINIC: We can’t. We can’t. Okay?

CALLER: All right.

CLINIC: So don’t worry about that.

CALLER: Okay. I just don’t want to get in trouble.

CLINIC: Yep.

CALLER: All right.

CLINIC: Okay? So come in Friday between 9:30 but before 4:00.

CALLER: All right.

CLINIC: Okay?

CALLER: Okay, thanks.

CLINIC: All right. We’ll see you Friday.

CALLER: Bye.

CLINIC: Bye bye.

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#048 – Planned Parenthood in Newark, NJ

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PLANNED PARENTHOOD
151 WASHINGTON ST FL 2
NEWARK,NJ 7102-3099
973-622-3900

TAPE – 048

RECORDING: Thank you for calling Parenthood of Metropolitan New Jersey. For English press 1.

If you know the extension you are calling, you may dial that number at anytime. To reach our clinic or support center, press 1.

For appointments only, dial 201.

One moment, please.

RECORDING: The person you have called is not available. If you know the extension you are calling, you may dial that number at any time. To reach our clinic or support center, press 1.

For appointments only, dial 201. For test results, dial 242. For medical questions, dial 206.

CLINIC: Planned Parenthood. May I help you?

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

CLINIC: No, we don’t.

CALLER: No? Do you know of any place —

CLINIC: We don’t give that information over the phone, baby.

CALLER: Oh, you don’t?

CLINIC: No. You have to become a client either our facility or some other facility, and they give you that information in person.

CALLER: How do I become a client?

CLINIC: You become a client by making an appointment for an exam.

CALLER: Okay. Can I ask you a question?

CLINIC: Um-hmm.

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

CLINIC: No, we don’t.

CALLER: Not at all?

CLINIC: No.

CALLER: Okay. It’s just my parents can’t find out because my boyfriend’s 22. And they don’t like him because they think he’s too old for me.

CLINIC: He is too old for you. And because you’re saying your parents don’t like him, doesn’t matter. But it sounds like from the tone of your voice, he is too old for you. We can discuss that when you’re here, that’s if you decide to come here.

CALLER: Okay. How do you know he’s too old for me?

CLINIC: Because you sound very young, and you said your parents don’t like him because they think he’s too old for you. So I’m thinking you’re a teenager and he’s 22. Am I correct?

CALLER: Well, I’ll be 14 in March.

CLINIC: Baby, he’s way too old for you.

CALLER: But we’re in love. We’re going to get married.

CLINIC: He’s too old for you. If you’re 13 and he’s 22, you need to be asking yourself what does a 22-year-old man see in a 13-year-old. And he needs to be saying to himself, if I love this young woman, and she’s 13, and I know I can go to jail messing around with a 13-year-old, what’s wrong with me.

CALLER: Do you have to tell anybody?

CLINIC: No, we don’t have to tell anybody. We just talk to you about it. And yes, we definitely will talk to you about it.

CALLER: Okay.

CLINIC: Do you still want to make an appointment?

CALLER: Do you guys do birth control there?

CLINIC: Yes, we do.

CALLER: Would you guys have to tell anybody about that or anything?

CLINIC: No, we wouldn’t. No. So what you do here is between us and you.

CALLER: Okay. And no one would have to know?

CLINIC: No. No one would have to know. We do encourage you to talk to your parents, but we don’t go tell them the information.

CALLER: Okay.

CLINIC: Okay. When you come, you will need money. You’re looking at, at least, $26, at least.

CALLER: I would have to talk to my boyfriend. Can I call you back?

CLINIC: When you call back, you want the front desk to make an appointment. That’s extension 201, okay?

CALLER: Well, can I talk to you?

CLINIC: Sure. If you want to talk to me, you can.

CALLER: What was your name?

CLINIC: Ms. Jefferson.

CALLER: Ms. Jefferson?

CLINIC: Yes.

CALLER: Okay.

CLINIC: All right.

CALLER: Thank you.

CLINIC: You’re welcome.

CALLER: Bye.

CLINIC: Bye bye.

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