Listen to the Call:
OFFICE OF DR. JOEL STEIN
301 E. CITY AVE
BALA CYNWYD, PA 19004
TAPE – 652
(Dialing, phone ringing 2x)
CLINIC: Hello. Dr. Stein’s office.
CALLER: Hi. I was calling because my friend told me to call you guys about getting an abortion there.
CALLER: Do you guys do abortions there?
CALLER: Oh, okay. Well, do you know how much it cost to do that?
CLINIC: How far pregnant are you?
CALLER: I’m not really sure. I just haven’t had my period since like January 3rd.
CALLER: January 3rd, yeah.
CLINIC: And that was the first day of your last period?
CLINIC: Okay. You’re in like the nine-week range if that was your last period.
CLINIC: Dr. Stein does the procedure up to 12 weeks.
CALLER: All right. Well, how much would it cost then?
CLINIC: Do you have insurance?
CALLER: Well, my boyfriend said that he would pay for everything.
CLINIC: So you’re not using insurance.
CALLER: Okay. I’m going to be 14 later on this month, and my friend said you guys would have to tell my parents. But my boyfriend’s 22. Could he just sign whatever it is, and they wouldn’t have to tell anybody?
CLINIC: It’s a state law. You have to have a parent come with you for counseling. The only way around that is with a court order.
CALLER: What do I do for that?
CLINIC: You go before a judge to get a court order.
CALLER: Well, how much does that cost?
CLINIC: What? To go to court?
CLINIC: I have no idea. But it would take a long time, and you might be too far by the time you get that done.
CALLER: Well, I can’t tell my parents at all. Is that the only way not to tell my parents?
CLINIC: Yes. It’s a state law. Hold on a minute.
CLINIC: You can go to New Jersey.
CALLER: I could go to New Jersey. And that’s all right there?
CLINIC: They don’t have the same laws.
CALLER: Oh, okay.
CLINIC: Hold on a minute, and I’ll give you a number.
CLINIC: 1-800-240-6730. That’s South Jersey Women’s Center, and it’s in Cherry Hill, New Jersey.
CALLER: Okay. Well, could I come in there for the pregnancy test though just to make sure I am pregnant?
CLINIC: No. You can buy one over the counter.
CALLER: Oh, okay.
CLINIC: We do the same kind that they have.
CALLER: So they’re usually right then?
CALLER: Oh, okay. Well, if it ended up that I wasn’t pregnant, could I go there and get birth control?
CALLER: But would you have to tell anybody about that though?
CALLER: Oh, okay. It’s just me and my boyfriend don’t want to go through all this anymore.
CLINIC: I don’t blame you. It’s not a pleasant thing.
CALLER: So I could just take a pregnancy test from the store?
CALLER: So if I wasn’t pregnant, could I call you back? What was your name?
CLINIC: Laney (sp).
CALLER: And would my boyfriend be able to come in with me?
CALLER: He just doesn’t want a whole bunch of people to know about us.
CLINIC: Yeah, that’s fine.
CALLER: All right. Thanks
CLINIC: All right. Okay.