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#803 – Planned Parenthood Of Nyc – Margaret Sanger Center in New Ork, NY

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NEW ORK, NY 10010

TAPE – 803

(Dialing, phone ringing 1x)

RECORDING: Thank you for calling Planned Parenthood of New York City. To continue this message in English, please press 1.

If you are calling about an appointment or you are a patient at one of our health centers, please press 1. If you know your party’s extension, you may dial it at anytime. To dial by name, please press 1. To hear recorded health information on our Facts of Life line, please press 3. To hear directions and hours of operations for one our health centers, please press 5. If you are calling to make a donation, please press 8. To speak with an operator, please press zero (dial button pressed).

(Dialing, phone ringing 1x)

CLINIC: Planned Parenthood?

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: It starts at 375. But let me put you through to the appointment information line.

CALLER: Well, I was actually wanting to ask some questions.

CLINIC: That’s what you have to go through. That’s why I’m trying to connect to that line. It’s appointment information. Hold on.

RECORDING: — calling Planned Parenthood of New York City. To continue this message in English, please press 1 (dial button pressed).

Planned Parenthood of New York City has health centers located in Manhattan, The Bronx, and Brooklyn, easily accessible by bus or subway to better serve you. You may also visit our Web site at for more information.

To make an appointment at one of our health centers, please press 1 (dial button pressed).

(Dialing, phone ringing 1x)

CLINIC: Planned Parenthood. Can you hold a second?

CALLER: Well, I was wanting to ask some questions about getting an abortion.

CLINIC: Can you hold a second?

CALLER: All right.

CLINIC: Thanks.

(Short pause)

CLINIC: Yes. Thanks for holding. How can I help you?

CALLER: Yeah. I was wanting to ask some questions about getting an abortion.


CALLER: How much does it cost for that?

CLINIC: Depending on how far pregnant you are, it starts from 350 for local and 375 for general.

CALLER: How do you know how far you are?

CLINIC: When was your last period?

CALLER: January 3rd.

CLINIC: That’s going to be $375 to be asleep.

CALLER: The thing is, 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 going to be what?

CALLER: I’ll be 14 on the 19th.

CLINIC: Fourteen what? Fourteen years old?


CLINIC: Uh-huh.

CALLER: But my boyfriend’s 22. Could he just take care of it, and you wouldn’t have to tell anybody?

CLINIC: Well, who said we tell somebody?

CALLER: My friend told me that.

CLINIC: Oh, no. Your friend lying (laughing). We don’t tell people. We don’t do that. The services done here is confidential.

CALLER: Well, my boyfriend and I talked about all this, and he said he would pay cash for everything. But we don’t want anybody to know anything about us.

CLINIC: That’s fine.

CALLER: But he doesn’t want his name on any forms or anything either.

CLINIC: Whose name on form?

CALLER: My boyfriend.

CLINIC: His name?

CALLER: Uh-huh.

CLINIC: We don’t put people’s boyfriends’ name on forms. You’re the person who coming.

CALLER: Even if he’s paying for it though?

CLINIC: Even if he — unless he’s paying by credit card or personal check, and he has to bring identification.

CALLER: Well, he’s paying by cash.

CLINIC: Then that’s fine.

CALLER: Okay. I haven’t had a pregnancy test yet. Would you guys do that there just to make sure?

CLINIC: Yeah, you get a full exam.

CALLER: Okay. But if I wasn’t pregnant, would I be able to get birth control too?

CLINIC: Right.

CALLER: But would anybody have to know about that?

CLINIC: We don’t give information out, dear heart. That’s what I’m trying to say to you. Whatever service is done here, that information remains here.

CALLER: How much does it cost for birth control?

CLINIC: Twenty dollars per package for the pills.

CALLER: All right. When would you do the pregnancy test?

CLINIC: Hold on a second.


CLINIC: So what do you want to do?

CALLER: Well, I was wondering when you normally do your pregnancy tests?

CLINIC: If you want to do just the urine test, you can walk in any day, Tuesday through Saturday between the hours of 12:30 and 3:30, depending on where you’re going. Where do you want to go?

CALLER: I’m not really sure.

CLINIC: Then you will have to know where you’re going so I can give you the hours.

CALLER: Well, I live in White Plains.

CLINIC: We have centers here in Brooklyn, Bronx or Manhattan. There are Planned Parenthood in White Plains. If you want the telephone number for White Plains, I can give it to you.

CALLER: Okay. Well, my boyfriend gave me this number to call, so I think he wanted me to go there where you’re at. Is that a better place to go?

CLINIC: I cannot compare it to White Plains. I have no idea what is White Plains or where it is.

CALLER: Okay. Let me have the White Plains number then.

CLINIC: White Plains. That’s 914-761-6566.



CALLER: I just have so many questions. Would I be able to call you if I thought of anything else? What was your name?

CLINIC: When you call, someone here will help you. My name is Madge.

CALLER: Okay. All right. Thanks.

CLINIC: No problem.


CLINIC: Bye bye.