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#689 – Fayetteville Women’s Clinic in Fayetteville, AR

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FAYETTEVILLE WOMEN’S CLINIC
1011 N. COLLEGE AVE.
FAYETTEVILLE, AR 72701
501-442-8166

TAPE – 689

(dialing sound) (ringing 1X)

CLINIC: (unclear) Woman’s Clinic. This is Karen.

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: There’s two visit. The first visit is $50 cash. The second is if you’re 10 weeks or less it’s $400 to $460, depending upon your blood type.

CALLER: Okay. How do you know how many weeks you are?

CLINIC: At your first visit they’re going to give you an ultrasound.

CALLER: Okay.

CLINIC: Okay?

CALLER: Well, okay. It’s just the main reason why I’m worried is because like, well 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. Is he old enough to take care of it and you wouldn’t have to tell anybody?

CLINIC: No.

CALLER: No? What do you mean?

CLINIC: You’re responsible for yourself.

CALLER: Okay. So you don’t have to tell my parents or anybody?

CLINIC: All I can do is tell you we’re not going to check your ID when you come in.

CALLER: Okay.

CLINIC: So when you fill out your application, your information forms, you can just put a different date.

CALLER: Okay.

CLINIC: Okay?

CALLER: All right. Well, my boyfriend said that he would pay cash for everything, but is that all right –

CLINIC: It has to be cash.

CALLER: Okay. Well, is it all right if he’s there with me?

CLINIC: Yes.

CALLER: It’s just, we don’t want a whole bunch of people to — we don’t want anyone to know about us, so like would he have to sign any papers or anything?

CLINIC: No. He won’t, no.

CALLER: Okay. All aright. Well, so — well if it turned out that I wasn’t pregnant, could I get birth control there?

CLINIC: Yes.

CALLER: Yeah?

CLINIC: Did you take a pregnancy test?

CALLER: Well, no. I just haven’t had my period since like January 3, and I’m — we’re both just really scared.

CLINIC: Okay. I think you should probably go have a pregnancy test, either go buy one at the store.

CALLER: Are those usually right though?

CLINIC: Yeah. They’re pretty accurate.

CALLER: Oh. Well, do you guys do one there that’s better?

CLINIC: It’s probably not any better, no. It’s $20 cash if you want to come in and do it here.

CALLER: Okay. I would just probably feel better if you guys did it, so. Would I do that on the first visit that I was there or –

CLINIC: No. You need to come and do that beforehand.

CALLER: Okay.

CLINIC: Okay?

CALLER: When do you guys normally do pregnancy tests then?

CLINIC: You can just come into the office.

CALLER: Okay. What are your normal hours?

CLINIC: For that it would be between 9 and 11 and 2 and 4.

CALLER: Okay. Today?

CLINIC: Um-hum.

CALLER: Do you ever have hours on Saturday?

CLINIC: No.

CALLER: Okay. So it’s just Monday through Friday?

CLINIC: Yes. Not Tuesday afternoon and not Friday afternoon.

CALLER: Okay.

CLINIC: Okay?

CALLER: Okay. Well, let me call my boyfriend and see when he can bring me but if I had — if I was on birth control would you guys have to tell anybody though?

CLINIC: No.

CALLER: Okay. All right.

CLINIC: Okay?

CALLER: All right. Okay. Thanks.

CLINIC: Um-hum.

(phone clicks)

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#690 – Little Rock Family Planning Services in Little Rock, AR

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LITTLE ROCK FAMILY PLANNING SERVICES
4 OFFICE PARK DR.
LITTLE ROCK, AR 72211
501-225-3836

TAPE – 690

(dialing sound) (ringing 5X)

CLINIC: Little Rock Family Planning. This is Chris. How can I help you?

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

CLINIC: Yes, we do.

CALLER: Oh. Do you know how much it costs for that??

CLINIC: Pardon me?

CALLER: Do you know how much it costs for that?

CLINIC: It depends on how far along you are.

CALLER: Oh. How do you know how far along you are?

CLINIC: When was your last menstrual period?

CALLER: January 3.

CLINIC: Hold on one second.

CALLER: Okay.

CLINIC: (pause) You said January the 18th?

CALLER: The third.

CLINIC: (pause)

CALLER: Are you still there?

CLINIC: Um-hum. I got you showing to be about 9 weeks.

CALLER: Okay.

CLINIC: Okay? 3 to 11 weeks you’re looking at $525 if you want to be put to sleep. If not, you’re looking at $475.

CALLER: Okay. Well, do you know — the thing is, 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. Is he old enough to take care of it and you wouldn’t have to tell anybody?

CLINIC: No. You have to either have a parental consent or you have to come into our office and do what’s called a court bypass.

CALLER: Okay.

CLINIC: That’s where you’ll be emancipated as a — the judge. You’ll have to go down to the courthouse, na he’ll emancipate you to have this procedure done.

CALLER: Okay. Do I need like a lawyer for that, or?

CLINIC: No, you don’t need a lawyer. You come and get the paperwork from us.

CALLER: Okay. Well, does the judge ever say that I can’t? Like does the judge ever say no?

CLINIC: It depends on what reason he would have to do that. But normally, no. He does not.

CALLER: Okay. So it’s just me and my boyfriend were talking about all this, and he said that he would pay for everything, but he doesn’t want anybody to know about us. Would you– if he was paying for everything would he have to sign anything?

CLINIC: No, he wouldn’t have to sign anything.

CALLER: Okay. Well, would you have to tell the judge about him or anything?

CLINIC: You would have to come in. We’ll do an ultrasound. One-on-one private counseling we’ll collect the rest of the fee, and we’ll send you down to the court.

CALLER: Okay. But would the judge have to tell anybody about my boyfriend?

CLINIC: No, the judge doesn’t even see your boyfriend because that would lessen your chances.

CALLER: Okay.

CLINIC: Okay?

CALLER: All right. So, but if I turned out that I wasn’t pregnant, could I get birth control there?

CLINIC: No. You have to go find your gynecologist or physician.

CALLER: Okay. So how do I set up an appointment to come there?

CLINIC: I can set you up one right now.

CALLER: Okay. It’s just my boyfriend works 8 to 5, and he’d be the only way I could get there. Do you guys –

CLINIC: Do you want to call him and check your schedule?

CALLER: Yeah.

CLINIC: Okay, and my name is Chris.

CALLER: Okay. Well, when do you guys normally have — when do you have an opening?

CLINIC: I can see you either Thursday, Friday or Saturday — well, Thursday or Friday of this week is when I can see you.

CALLER: What time on that? What time on Thursday or Friday?

CLINIC: I can see you around 1:15 on Thursday or Friday.

CALLER: Okay. When would the judge see me? The same day, or –

CLINIC: Yeah, the same day.

CALLER: Okay.

CLINIC: Okay?

CALLER: So it’s just all in the same day and everything and it’s just a one-day thing?

CLINIC: Right.

CALLER: Okay. All right. So let me call him and call you back. Is that all right?

CLINIC: That’s fine.

CALLER: Okay, thank you.

(phone clicks)

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#479 – Planned Parenthood in Fayetteville, AR

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PLANNED PARENTHOOD
125 E. TOWNSHIP ST.
FAYETTEVILLE, AR 72703-2817
501-443-7791

TAPE – 479

(dialing sounds) (ringing 2X)

CLINIC: Planned Parenthood. This is Amanda.

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

CLINIC: We sure don’t. We refer everyone to the Fayetteville Women’s Clinic.

CALLER: Oh. Well, do you have that number?

CLINIC: Uh-huh. Let me get it real fast. It is 442-8166.

CALLER: Okay. Well, do you know — like I’m just really worried because like, well I’m going to be 14 in March. And my friend told me that they would have to tell my parents. But my boyfriend’s 22. Is he old enough to take care of it, and they wouldn’t have to tell anybody?

CLINIC: I’m not really sure. You would have to ask them since they, they deal more with it. But I do know that you have to have a guardian kinship.

CALLER: Oh, really?

CLINIC: Uh-huh.

CALLER: Do you know if there’s any way not to have to tell them? Because I don’t — they can’t find out at all. I mean, if they –

CLINIC: I’m not really sure. I would call the Fayetteville Women’s Clinic and ask them because they — you know, like I said, they deal with it more.

CALLER: All right. Well, could I come in there for a pregnancy test? I mean, I’m just really worried about all this because I haven’t had my period since like December 21st, and I’m scared.

CLINIC: Yeah. We do pregnancy tests. They’re $15.

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

CLINIC: No. No. Whenever you come in here, and you don’t have to have parental consent or anything like that.

CALLER: Well, do you know, like my boyfriend would be the only way I could get there. Could he be in there with me?

CLINIC: Yes.

CALLER: Really?

CLINIC: Yeah.

CALLER: Okay. I would just feel better if he was there actually.

CLINIC: Yeah. And you would just need to make an appointment, and we could get you in.

CALLER: Okay. But he was actually wondering if you guys would have to know anything about him. He’s just –

CLINIC: No. We don’t — no. You’re the only — you have to fill out one short page of paperwork.

CALLER: Okay.

CLINIC: We don’t ask anything about him.

CALLER: Well, he said he was going to pay for everything. Would he have to sign anything?

CLINIC: No.

CALLER: Oh, okay.

CLINIC: No, it’s just $15, you know. That’s it. We don’t ask him anything.

CALLER: Okay. Well, if it turned out that I wasn’t pregnant, could I get birth control there?

CLINIC: Yes.

CALLER: But would you have to tell anybody that I was on birth control though?

CLINIC: No.

CALLER: Really?

CLINIC: Everything that you do here is confidential. The only way we tell anyone is if you ask us to.

CALLER: Okay. Well, do you know if it would be all right if — like I can’t drive. Would it be all right if my boyfriend picked up the birth control pills?

CLINIC: You actually have to be an established patient here.

CALLER: Okay. What would I do for that?

CLINIC: We have two ways that you can do it. We do recommend that you have an exam done. And that entails a breast exam, a Pap smear, that kind of thing. The cost of that runs anywhere between $60 and $100. It’s based on your monthly income.

CALLER: But I don’t have a job.

CLINIC: Right. So, and you’re a student. You are a student, right?

CALLER: Well, I’m homeschooled. Yeah.

CLINIC: Okay. It would be $58.50.

CALLER: Oh, okay.

CLINIC: For an exam and a pack of pills. Then, you know, if you can’t get the money right away, what we do is call the HOPE program. You fill out some paperwork. There’s a $23 charge, and you talk with the nurse practitioner and she does a prescription for several months of birth control, and then she does ask that you have your exam.

CALLER: Oh, okay.

CLINIC: Okay?

CALLER: All right.

CLINIC: And as long as you can prove that you are a student, you know, with some kind of grades or something, we do give you a 25 percent off discount.

CALLER: Oh, okay.

CLINIC: So your pills would be $11.25 each month.

CALLER: Okay.

CLINIC: Okay? And for everything that, you know, you would need to set up an appointment to come in.

CALLER: Okay. Well, is it — do you know if there’s any way I could buy like a lot of pills at once and not have to come in all the time?

CLINIC: For the first few months we do ask that you get just one pack since — you’ve never taken pills. Is that correct?

CALLER: Right.

CLINIC: Yeah. You would need to get just one pack at a time for three months, just to make sure that you’re going to be okay on the pills. And then after that you can buy two to three packs of pills each time you come in as long as you have, you know, the pills left.

CALLER: Oh, okay. Well, does anybody have to know that I’m on birth control though?

CLINIC: No. No. As long — you know, you come in here, it’s confidential.

CALLER: It’s just me and my boyfriend don’t want to have worry about all this again, so.

CLINIC: Yeah. Yeah. No. Once you — I mean, I can’t even tell anybody that you called me. I don’t know your name or anything. And we go by patient numbers. We don’t go by your name.

CALLER: Okay.

CLINIC: You do have to put your name on the paperwork, but as far as signing your chart and everything, it’s by numbers and not your last name.

CALLER: Oh, okay.

CLINIC: Okay?

CALLER: Okay. All right.

CLINIC: So if you need to set up an appointment, just let us know.

CALLER: Okay. Let me call him and call you back. Your name was Amanda, right?

CLINIC: Right. Okay?

CALLER: Thanks.

(phone clicks)

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#426 – Planned Parenthood in Little Rock, AR

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PLANNED PARENTHOOD
5512 W. MARKHAM ST
LITTLE ROCK, AR 72205-3412
501-666-7526

TAPE – 426

(dialing sounds) (ringing 1X)

CLINIC: Good afternoon. It’s Planned Parenthood.

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

CLINIC: No, we sure don’t. I can give you a number to someone who does though.

CALLER: Oh, all right.

CLINIC: It’s Little Rock Family Planning. The number is 225-3836.

CALLER: Okay. Well, do you know like — I’m just really –

CLINIC: Can you hold, please?

CALLER: Yeah.

CLINIC: (pause) I’m sorry. What was your question?

CALLER: I’m just worried because like I’m going to be 14 in March, and my friend told me that they would have to tell my parents that I’m getting an abortion. But my boyfriend is 22. Could he just sign whatever it is and they wouldn’t have to tell anybody?

CLINIC: I have no idea, ma’am. Because we don’t do that here. You need to call them. They’ll know all the legal ins and outs.

CALLER: Well, could I come in there for a pregnancy test though?

CLINIC: You don’t know for sure yet that you are?

CALLER: No, I’m just scared because like I haven’t had my period since December 21st, so I’m just really worried.

CLINIC: Okay, so you don’t know for sure that you are or not?

CALLER: Right.

CLINIC: Okay. No, yeah, you can do that here. I thought you just wanted — you said you just wanted a number for a place that does abortions.

CALLER: Well, that’s what my boyfriend told me to ask for, so. I’m just really worried.

CLINIC: Okay. So what is it that you want? Do you need abortion services or do you want a pregnancy test?

CALLER: Well, I need a pregnancy test. I don’t know.

CLINIC: Okay. I can put you in Wednesday at 11:30.

CALLER: Okay. Well –

CLINIC: Do you want that appointment?

CALLER: Huh?

CLINIC: Do you want that appointment?

CALLER: Yeah. But I need to call my boyfriend to see if he can get that time off work, but I guess — could I just call back and cancel if I needed to?

CLINIC: Yeah. What’s your last name?

CALLER: It’s Smith.

CLINIC: What’s your first name?

CALLER: Christine.

CLINIC: And what’s your birthday?

CALLER: It’s March 19, 1988.

CLINIC: Okay. Thank you.

CALLER: If it turned out that I wasn’t pregnant, could I get birth control there though?

CLINIC: You have to make a separate appointment for that.

CALLER: Oh, well –

CLINIC: So you need to come in for that first, and then we can set you up on that.

CALLER: How long does the exam take for the birth control?

CLINIC: I can’t tell you that. I don’t know.

CALLER: Oh. Well, do you know if I was on birth control that you guys wouldn’t have to tell anybody?

CLINIC: Yes. No, no, no. We wouldn’t.

CALLER: Oh, really?

CLINIC: Um-hum.

CALLER: Okay. Well, I just don’t want to have to go through all this again. So, if I need to cancel can I call you? What was your name?

CLINIC: Call back. Tracy.

CALLER: Okay. Thanks.

CLINIC: You’re welcome. Bye.

CALLER: Bye.

(phone clicks)

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