Listen to the Call:
188 CHURCH ST.
SARATOGA SPRINGS, NY 12866-1034
TAPE – 098
(dialing sounds) (ringing 2X)
CLINIC: Planned Parenthood. May I help you?
CALLER: Hi. Yeah. I was wondering if you guys do abortions there?
CLINIC: No, our clinic doesn’t.
CALLER: Okay. Do you know who I would call or anything?
CLINIC: You can schedule a pregnancy test here first and you can talk to a counselor and talk about your options. We can send you to another one of our Planned Parenthoods to actually have the surgery, but you could have everything done here except for the surgery.
CALLER: Okay. Do you have to be a specific age for that or anything?
CALLER: Because I’ll be 14 in March, so.
CLINIC: Are you pregnant?
CALLER: Well, I took a pregnancy test from the store and it came out positive.
CLINIC: Okay. Let’s schedule you for a pregnancy test first with us.
CALLER: Okay. Do you guys have to tell my parents or anything, because they can’t find out at all.
CALLER: It’s just, my boyfriend’s 22, and we’re planning on getting married, and we love each other. But my parents don’t like him because they think he’s too old for me.
CALLER: So they can’t find out at all.
CLINIC: Okay. I can get you in tomorrow at 4:00.
CALLER: Oh. Well, I’d have to call him and see if he can —
CLINIC: Okay. Can you do that? Because we may give this appointment away before you call us back. So you need to call us back right away, okay?
CALLER: Oh. Well, I can’t really talk to him until he gets off of work today, but you guys wouldn’t tell my parents or anybody at all?
CALLER: Okay. Well, if it turns out that I wasn’t pregnant do you guys do birth control there?
CLINIC: Right, but it wouldn’t be at this appointment. You’d have to set up a separate appointment to do that.
CALLER: Okay. And you guys wouldn’t have to tell anybody about birth control either?
CLINIC: Nope. Nope.
CALLER: All right. So is it all right if I call you back?
CLINIC: Yep. That’s fine.
CALLER: All right. What was your name?
CLINIC: My name is Sandy.
CALLER: Sandy? All right. Okay.
CALLER: So I’ll talk to you later.
CLINIC: Okay, bye bye.
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