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#051 – Planned Parenthood in Hackensack, NJ

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575 MAIN ST. #1
HACKENSACK, NJ 7601-5987

TAPE – 051

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

CALLER: Hi. Yeah. Do you guys do abortions there?

CLINIC: No, we don’t do that. We can refer you, but no, not the procedure here.

CALLER: Okay. Who would you refer me to?

CLINIC: The doctor. You have to see the doctor for the doctor to refer you.

CALLER: Oh. Okay. Do I need like an appointment for that?

CLINIC: Yes. You have to pay for that. It’s based on your income, yes.

CALLER: Okay. Well, can I ask a question then too?

CLINIC: Um-hmm.

CALLER: Well, the biggest thing is that my friend told me that you guys have to tell my parents before I can even go through having an abortion. Is that true?

CLINIC: Well, I didn’t understand what you say.

CALLER: Well, do you guys have to tell my parents if I’m having an abortion?

CLINIC: No, they can — you can come, but they say, no, nothing, because everything is confidential here.

CALLER: Okay. It’s just they can’t find out.


CALLER: Okay. Is there like an age limit or anything?

CLINIC: No. Only you need to make an appointment to see the doctor that also will refer you to someplace.

CALLER: Okay, so —

CLINIC: Okay. You want to make appointment?

CALLER: Well, I —

CLINIC: Or do you want to call again?

CALLER: Well, I just was really wanting to know, like — like the thing is, she also — my friend, she said that you guys have to know about my entire story. The problem is, my parents can’t find out about this because —

CLINIC: No, no, no. They won’t find out.

CALLER: My boyfriend’s 22. And we’re planning to get married, because we love each other. But my parents absolutely hate him, and they think he’s too old for me. And I’m only — I’ll be 14 in March. I don’t understand what the problem is.

CLINIC: Okay. Will be good idea that you come, make appointment. You want to wait for make appointment?

CALLER: Well, no one will find out about it?

CLINIC: You want to make appointment today or you want to call later for that?

CALLER: Well, yeah. I have to call my boyfriend and see.

CLINIC: Oh, okay. Okay.

CALLER: Can I talk to you later?

CLINIC: Oh, yes, of course, anytime.

CALLER: What was your name?

CLINIC: Oh, you can talk with anybody here, okay?

CALLER: Well —


CALLER: — can I just talk to you later?

CLINIC: I don’t think so. I be leaving now. I don’t think so, that I will be here. But you can just speak with everybody here, okay?

CALLER: Could I call you tomorrow?

CLINIC: Oh, yes, of course.

CALLER: What was your name?






CALLER: Thank you.

CLINIC: Bye bye.