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#847 – A Lady’s Choice- Women’s Medical Center in Moreno Valley, CA

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A LADY’S CHOICE- WOMEN’S MEDICAL CENTER
MORENO VALLEY, CA 92553
909-247-0119

TAPE – 847

(Dialing, phone ringing 2x)

CLINIC: Hello. May I help you?

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

CLINIC: Yes, we do.

CALLER: Oh, okay. That’s what I was calling about. Do you know how much it cost for that?

CLINIC: Yeah. If you’re between 12 weeks and under, it’s $320 cash.

CALLER: Well, how do you know how far along you are?

CLINIC: You have to do a — what you do is you call, you make an appointment, and everything is done in one day if you’re 12 weeks and under. They do an ultra sound, they do pregnancy tests, they do everything.

CALLER: Okay. Well, my last period was January 3rd?

CLINIC: Um-hmm.

CALLER: So how do you know if you’re 12 weeks and under or not?

CLINIC: All it takes is if you’re pregnant (chuckle). Let me see.

CALLER: Well, I haven’t had a pregnancy test yet. I just haven’t had my period in a long time, and I’m scared.

CLINIC: You haven’t had a period in a long time. Like how long?

CALLER: Well, since January 3rd.

CLINIC: January?

CALLER: January 3rd.

CLINIC: Okay. Let me see.

CALLER: The thing is, I’m going to be 14 later on this month, and my friend said that you guys would have to tell my parents I was getting an abortion. But my boyfriend’s 22. Could he just sign whatever it is, and you wouldn’t have to tell anybody?

CLINIC: No, no. There’s nothing to do — uh-uh, she’s wrong. Your friend is wrong, okay?

CALLER: All right. So you don’t have to tell my parents then?

CLINIC: No, no. In the state of California, the parents have no right. If you’re under age and you’re pregnant, and you want to have a termination or if you want to have the baby, it’s up to them. All right? That’s in the state of California. So your friend told you wrong that you’re suppose to tell your parents. No. Okay?

CALLER: Okay.

CLINIC: Let me see.

CALLER: The other thing was too, my boyfriend and I were talking about all this. And he said that he would pay for everything. But we don’t want anyone to know about us. Would he have to sign anything if he was paying for everything?

CLINIC: No, ma’am. I said no, uh-uh. Nobody. Okay? You’re about I would say nine weeks. So you’d better hurry up and make an appointment. Because if you’re over 12 weeks it’s a two-day procedure, and it’s more money, okay?

CALLER: Okay. Well, when could I come in for a pregnancy test then?

CLINIC: Why don’t you talk to your boyfriend and see what he’s going to do, okay, and if he’s going to pay for it.

CALLER: Well, he said he would pay for everything.

CLINIC: Oh, okay. What city are you in?

CALLER: I’m in Marino Valley.

CLINIC: Do you want to come in tomorrow? I can schedule you an appointment for tomorrow morning.

CALLER: Well, what time?

CLINIC: At 9:30?

CALLER: Okay. Would you do the pregnancy test first, and then go from there?

CLINIC: No, no. They do everything there, okay?

CALLER: Okay.

CLINIC: I need your full name.

CALLER: Well, I need to call him and see if that’s a good time for him, and then call you back. What was your name?

CLINIC: Just call me back. I’ll be here, okay?

CALLER: All right.

***END***

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#813 – Family Planning Associates Medical Group in Fresno, CA

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FAMILY PLANNING ASSOCIATES MEDICAL GROUP
FRESNO, CA 93701
559-233-8657

TAPE – 813

(Dialing, phone ringing 1x)

CLINIC: Family Planning and Associates. Magda (sp) speaking. How can I help you?

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: $370.

CALLER: 370?

CLINIC: Um-hmm.

CALLER: I’m just kind of scared. I’m going to be 14 later on this month, and my friend told me that you guys would have to tell my parents. But my boyfriend’s 22. Is he old enough to take care of everything and you wouldn’t have to tell anybody?

CLINIC: Hold just a minute.

(Pause)

CLINIC: How old are you?

CALLER: I’m going to be 14 later on this month.

CLINIC: (Unclear)

CALLER: I can’t hear you. What?

CLINIC: You’re 13 now?

CALLER: Right, yeah. But I’ll be 14 on the 19th.

CLINIC: We’ll still have to report you to CPS.

CALLER: To who? I can’t hear you.

CLINIC: CPS.

CALLER: Why?

CLINIC: Because that’s the law.

CALLER: Well, why would you have to tell the law anything?

CLINIC: It’s not the law, it’s CPS.

CALLER: Well, why would you have to tell them anything?

CLINIC: (Unclear).

CALLER: Would they have to tell my parents?

CLINIC: They probably will.

CALLER: Well, they can’t tell my parents. I mean, is there anywhere else I could go?

CLINIC: Anywhere you go, because of the age that you are. You’re 13 and your boyfriend’s 22.

CALLER: Well, could I come in there for a pregnancy test without you guys telling?

CLINIC: Oh, you can come in for a pregnancy test.

CALLER: But would you guys have to tell?

CLINIC: (Unclear).

CALLER: What?

CLINIC: No.

CALLER: I can barely hear you. Can you talk any later?

CLINIC: We won’t say anything. We won’t report you. But if you want to have an abortion with us, then we do have to report you to CPS.

CALLER: Oh. So I can get a pregnancy test just to make sure? I mean, I haven’t had one yet. I just haven’t had my period since like the 15th of January, and I’m scared.

CLINIC: You really need to come in and take a pregnancy test. We charge $10.

CALLER: Okay. If it ended up that I wasn’t pregnant, could I get birth control from you guys?

CLINIC: No. You would bring (unclear).

CALLER: Okay. But would they have to tell anybody?

CLINIC: You have to wait until you absolutely certain.

CALLER: What?

CLINIC: You have to wait until you’re (unclear).

CALLER: Okay.

CLINIC: All righty?

CALLER: If I had any other questions, could I call and talk to you? What was your name?

CLINIC: Sure. My name is Magda. And you can call me as many times as you want.

CALLER: All right. Thanks.

CLINIC: You’re welcome.

CALLER: Bye.

***END***

#704 – Family Planning Associates Medical Group in Ventura, CA

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FAMILY PLANNING ASSOCIATES MEDICAL GROUP
VENTURA, CA 93001
805-654-0106

TAPE – 704

(dialing sound) (ringing 2X)

CLINIC: Family Planning Associates (unclear) speaking.

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

CLINIC: Yes, we do.

CALLER: Okay. Well how much does cost for that?

CLINIC: If you are within the first trimester it is $350.

CALLER: How do you know which trimester you are?

CLINIC: It’s done in 13.5 weeks.

CALLER: My last period was January 3.

CLINIC: January 3? Okay. Right now it’s March. Okay, you’re within 9 weeks right now.

CALLER: Okay.

CLINIC: According to that date that you gave me.

CALLER: Yeah. So how much would it cost then?

CLINIC: $350.

CALLER: Okay. Well, do you know — it’s just, the thing is I’m going to be 14 like later on this month, and my friend told me that you guys would have to tell my parents if I’m getting an abortion. But my boyfriend’s 22. Is he old enough to take care of everything and you won’t have to tell anybody?

CLINIC: You know what?

CALLER: What?

CLINIC: When is it you’re turning 14?

CALLER: On the 19th.

CLINIC: Of this month?

CALLER: Uh-huh.

CLINIC: Let me see. Hold on, okay? March. Is he paying cash?

CALLER: Uh-huh.

CLINIC: Okay, by then you’ll be like 11, between 11 and 12 weeks. Is he taking you here, or –

CALLER: Yeah. He’d be the only way I could get there. Is that all right?

CLINIC: If you came, if you paid cash you can give any age you want.

CALLER: Okay. And then that way you wouldn’t have to tell anybody?

CLINIC: Exactly.

CALLER: Okay. All right. Well, would you guys like do a pregnancy test beforehand or — it’s just I haven’t taken one yet.

CLINIC: We do that, and if we have to do ultrasound we will also.

CALLER: Okay.

CLINIC: Okay?

CALLER: But is there any way do you think that I’m not pregnant though?

CLINIC: I think you are pregnant. If you haven’t get your period. If you want to come in and get a pregnancy test, it’s free.

CALLER: Okay. For free?

CLINIC: Uh-huh.

CALLER: Okay. When do you guys normally do that?

CLINIC: Well, you can come in any time from 8:30 to 4:30.

CALLER: Today?

CLINIC: Um-hum.

CALLER: Oh. Well, do you have any other day? It’s just, my boyfriend is at work today.

CLINIC: It’s Monday through Friday.

CALLER: Okay. All right.

CLINIC: All right?

CALLER: So, well if it ended up that I wasn’t pregnant, do you guys do birth control there?

CLINIC: We do, but we recommend you go to the public health clinics because they give you for free.

CALLER: Okay.

CLINIC: And we charge.

CALLER: But would they have to tell anybody?

CLINIC: No. Even in school. At school?

CALLER: Yeah.

CLINIC: If you’re in school you can ask for birth control or to recommend you to one of those clinics.

CALLER: Okay.

CLINIC: Okay?

CALLER: All right. So if I had any other questions, could I call and ask for you? What was your name?

CLINIC: Lupe.

CALLER: Okay. Thanks.

CLINIC: You’re welcome.

CALLER: Bye.

CLINIC: Bye bye.

(phone clicks)

***THE END***

#716 – Family Planning Associates Medical Group in La Mesa, CA

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FAMILY PLANNING ASSOCIATES MEDICAL GROUP
LA MESA, CA 92042
619-6987-6601

TAPE – 716

(Dialing, phone ringing)

CLINIC: Family Planning Associates. This is Julia.

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

CLINIC: Yes.

CALLER: Well, much does it cost for that?

CLINIC: How many weeks are you?

CALLER: I’m not really sure. I just haven’t had my period since January 3rd, and I’m just really worried.

CLINIC: It will be 350, and you do need to be a month-and-a-half.

CALLER: Okay. 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. But my boyfriend’s 22. Could he just sign whatever it is, and you wouldn’t have to tell anybody?

CLINIC: No.

CALLER: No? So — so —

CLINIC: Yeah?

CALLER: What do you mean? You wouldn’t have to tell anybody or what?

CLINIC: No. Everything is confidential.

CALLER: Oh, okay. So I could come in there and get a pregnancy test just to make sure beforehand?

CLINIC: Right. It’s Monday through Friday, 8 to 5, and it’s walk-in.

CALLER: Okay. If it turned out that I wasn’t pregnant, do you guys do birth control there?

CLINIC: Yes. That would be $80 though.

CALLER: Well, my boyfriend said that he would pay for everything. But if he was paying for everything, would he have to sign anything? We don’t want anyone to know about us.

CLINIC: No.

CALLER: All right. If I had any other questions, could I call and ask you?

CLINIC: Yes, uh-huh.

CALLER: And your name was Julia?

CLINIC: My name is Julia.

CALLER: All right.

CLINIC: Okay.

CALLER: Thank you.

CLINIC: Uh-huh. Bye.

***END***

#705 – Family Planning Associates Medical Group in West Los Angeles, CA

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FAMILY PLANNING ASSOCIATES MEDICAL GROUP
WEST LOS ANGELES, CA 90025
310-820-8084

TAPE – 705

(dialing sound) (ringing 1X)

CLINIC: Family Planning Associates. This is Mary. May I help you?

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

CLINIC: We do.

CALLER: Okay. Well, do you know how much it costs for that?

CLINIC: We do them up to three months, and that’s $350.

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

CLINIC: You have an exam when you come in.

CALLER: Okay. I just haven’t had my period since like January 3, and I’m just really worried, so.

CLINIC: Have you had a pregnancy test done?

CALLER: No.

CLINIC: Okay. You can do that first.

CALLER: Okay.

CLINIC: Okay, we do free testing here. You don’t need an appointment. You can come in any time between 8:00 and 4:30.

CALLER: Today?

CLINIC: Any day.

CALLER: Okay.

CLINIC: And if it’s positive then we’ll go ahead and schedule that appointment for you.

CALLER: Okay. I was just really wondering like my main question is, well I’m going to be 14 later on this month, and my friend told me that you guys would have to tell my parents. But my boyfriend’s 22. Could he just sign whatever it is and you wouldn’t have to tell anybody?

CLINIC: No, he doesn’t sign anything. You would sign your own forms when you come in.

CALLER: Oh. So you wouldn’t have to tell anybody then?

CLINIC: No. We don’t release any information on any of our patients that comes in.

CALLER: Oh, all right. Well, if it turned out that I wasn’t pregnant, could I get birth control from you guys?

CLINIC: Sure.

CALLER: Really? How much does it cost for that?

CLINIC: You would have to have a pap smear, which is — and that’s $80. And then we would give you the first three months supplies of pills with that.

CALLER: Okay. The thing is, I’m going to be — well me and my boyfriend were talking about all this, and my boyfriend and I decided we don’t want anyone to know about us. But he said he was going to pay for everything, so does he have to sign anything though?

CLINIC: No.

CALLER: If he was paying for it all?

CLINIC: No, he doesn’t.

CALLER: Okay.

CLINIC: He doesn’t have to sign anything.

CALLER: Okay.

CLINIC: All righty.

CALLER: Thanks.

CLINIC: You’re welcome.

CALLER: Bye.

CLINIC: Bye.

(phone clicks)

***THE END***

#706 – Family Planning Associates Medical Group in Cypress, CA

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FAMILY PLANNING ASSOCIATES MEDICAL GROUP
CYPRESS, CA 90630
714-995-3001

TAPE – 706

(dialing sound) (ringing 3X)

CLINIC: Family Planning Associates. This is Elizabeth. May I help you?

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

CLINIC: Yes.

CALLER: Okay. Well, how much does it cost for that?

CLINIC: How far along are you?

CALLER: I’m not really sure. How do you know?

CLINIC: What’s the first day of your last period?

CALLER: January 3.

CLINIC: So you’re in the first trimester, so it would be $350.

CALLER: Okay. Well, do you know — I’m kind of worried because like I’m going to be 14 later on this month and my friend said that you guys would have to tell my parents. But my boyfriend’s 22. Could he just sign whatever it is?

CLINIC: No. That’s why we have to report it because you’re underage and he’s an adult.

CALLER: Who do you have to report it to?

CLINIC: We have to report it to the authorities.

CALLER: Oh. Well, well, what could happen?

CLINIC: They’ll contact your family.

CALLER: Well, they can’t tell my parents. I mean –

CLINIC: But honey, we have to. You’re only 13. He’s 22.

CALLER: So there’s nothing I can do?

CLINIC: No, unless you talk to your parents first.

CALLER: But I can’t talk to my parents. I mean, if they — they know my boyfriend. They just –

CLINIC: But it’s a state law, sweetie, and we can’t go against that.

CALLER: But I just — okay. Well, could I come in for a pregnancy test just to make sure?

CLINIC: Where do you live?

CALLER: I live in Cypress.

CLINIC: In Cypress? So you’re calling the Cypress phone number?

CALLER: Uh-huh.

CLINIC: Okay. They’re no longer open. We’re in Long Beach.

CALLER: Okay.

CLINIC: So we’re probably closest to you, right?

CALLER: Yeah.

CLINIC: Yeah, you can come in for a free pregnancy test.

CALLER: Would you have to report it then?

CLINIC: No.

CALLER: Okay.

CLINIC: Did you take a home test?

CALLER: Well, no.

CLINIC: Why don’t you do that?

CALLER: Well, I didn’t know that they were right.

CLINIC: Yeah. They’re pretty accurate as long as you follow the instructions. Why are you dating a 22-year-old guy at 13?

CALLER: Well, I mean, he’s a sweetheart. I don’t –

CLINIC: Yeah? But unfortunately with you only being 13 we have to report it.

CALLER: Well, what can I do?

CLINIC: I can’t help you with that one. I mean, we just have laws that we have to go by.

CALLER: Oh. Well, if it turned out that I wasn’t pregnant, could I get birth control from you guys?

CLINIC: You’d have to make an appointment for a pap smear. Those are $80. Or I can give you the number to Memorial Women’s Center that’s in Long Beach.

CALLER: Okay.

CLINIC: They go on a sliding scale. Their phone number is 933-2998.

CALLER: Well, my boyfriend said that he would pay for everything, so.

CLINIC: Okay.

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

CLINIC: No.

CALLER: Okay.

CLINIC: Okay?

CALLER: So all right.

CLINIC: I’m sorry. I know. I understand that you’ve got family situations and everything, but unfortunately, like I said, it’s a state law.

CALLER: Okay. Well, but if I wasn’t pregnant you wouldn’t have to tell anybody?

CLINIC: No, because there’s no reason. There’s nothing to report.

CALLER: Oh, okay.

CLINIC: Okay?

CALLER: All right.

CLINIC: All righty. We’re open from 8 to 4:30 Monday through Friday for the pregnancy testing and 8 to 1 on Saturday.

CALLER: All right.

CLINIC: Okay.

CALLER: Okay. Thank you.

CLINIC: You’re welcome. Bye bye.

(phone clicks)

***THE END***

#708 – Eve Surgical Centers Medical Group in West Los Angeles, CA

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EVE SURGICAL CENTERS MEDICAL GROUP
WEST LOS ANGELES, CA 90034
310-839-7770

TAPE – 708

(dialing sound) (ringing 2X)

CLINIC: Good morning. Surgical Center. Sophia speaking. How can I help you?

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

CLINIC: Yes, we do.

CALLER: Okay. Well, how much does it cost for that?

CLINIC: Depending on how far along you are. Do you know the first day of your last normal period?

CALLER: My last period was January 3.

CLINIC: Looks like you would be approximately about 8 weeks today. So the cost for that would be $600.

CALLER: Okay.

CLINIC: If you’re less than 10 weeks the procedure is $600. If you’re over 10 weeks then it just depends on how far along you are in your pregnancy.

CALLER: Okay. I was just wondering — it’s just 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 take care of it and you wouldn’t have to tell anybody?

CLINIC: You’re 13 and he’s 21?

CALLER: He’s 22.

CLINIC: 22? Okay, well, legally in California that’s considered statutory rape.

CALLER: What do you mean? I mean, he’s not raping me or anything.

CLINIC: I understand –

CALLER: We’re in love. We’re going to get married.

CLINIC: I understand that, but you know, the legal laws in California would consider that, even though if it is consensual.

CALLER: Well, what would happen?

CLINIC: That I’m not quite sure. You know, we wouldn’t — would probably have to do something with the police.

CALLER: The police?

CLINIC: Um-hum.

CALLER: Well, would they have to tell my parents?

CLINIC: Well, if they’re going to investigate this and then they might have to, you know, discuss it with your family members.

CALLER: Well, they can’t — well, what can I do?

CLINIC: Let me have you call the National Abortion Federation.

CALLER: Okay.

CLINIC: That’s 1-800-772-9100.

CALLER: Okay.

CLINIC: Okay? And you can tell them your situation and they can give you some resources.

CALLER: Oh. Well, could i come in there for a pregnancy test just to make sure I am pregnant?

CLINIC: Sure. Hold on just a second, okay?

CALLER: All right.

(classical music)

CLINIC: Hello?

CALLER: Uh-huh.

CLINIC: Okay. We can go ahead and see you for the pregnancy test, but if it does come out positive then we are going to have to file a report.

CALLER: Oh.

CLINIC: Okay?

CALLER: Well, if it came out negative could I get birth control?

CLINIC: No. We would have to have a pap smear on file.

CALLER: Okay.

CLINIC: So that you have a normal pap smear because we’re not allowed to give any sort of sample unless we have an okay pap smear on your record.

CALLER: Well, if I wasn’t pregnant could I get that?

CLINIC: Could you get a birth control pill? No, because if we don’t have –

CALLER: Could I get like a pap smear thing?

CLINIC: We don’t do pap smears here. You would have to get that with your regular doctor.

CALLER: Oh, okay.

CLINIC: Okay?

CALLER: But if I had that would you guys be able to do birth control?

CLINIC: Your pap smear on file?

CALLER: Right.

CLINIC: Right, but we don’t do that unless we see you for the termination. We don’t just hand it out. You know, that’s something you would want to go through Planned Parenthood or something like that.

CALLER: Planned Parenthood?

CLINIC: Um-hum.

CALLER: Okay. But would they have to tell anybody?

CLINIC: It really depends on what you decide to tell them, how much you let them know.

CALLER: Okay.

CLINIC: Okay?

CALLER: Well, if I didn’t tell you about my boyfriend would I be able to get the abortion?

CLINIC: I know from right now if you were to give me too much information I wouldn’t be able to answer that. That’s — you know, if you want to have that done you would want to be a little bit more discreet about the information you give. But if they find out you’re not legal age then they will have to file a report to the state.

CALLER: Okay.

CLINIC: Okay?

CALLER: So even if my boyfriend wasn’t 22?

CLINIC: Even if he wasn’t — if you’re under 14 it is considered rape in the state of California.

CALLER: Okay. All right. So all aright. If I had any other questions could I call and talk to you? What was your name?

CLINIC: My name is Sophia.

CALLER: Okay.

CLINIC: Okay?

CALLER: All right.

CLINIC: But I recommend you call that number. They have a lot of great resources for any information you need.

CALLER: All right.

CLINIC: Okay?

CALLER: The number for the National Abortion Federation? They know?

CLINIC: Yes.

CALLER: All right.

CLINIC: Okay?

CALLER: Okay.

CLINIC: All right. Anything else I can help you with?

CALLER: No.

CLINIC: Okay, then.

CALLER: Okay. Thank you.

CLINIC: You’re welcome. Bye bye.

CALLER: Bye.

(phone clicks)

***THE END***

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#709 – Family Planning Associates Medical Group in Oakland, CA

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FAMILY PLANNING ASSOCIATES MEDICAL GROUP
OAKLAND, CA 94607
510-268-3720

TAPE – 709

(Dialing, phone ringing 3x)

CLINIC: Good morning, Family Planning Specialists. How may I help you?

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 cost for that?

CLINIC: Well, it depends upon how far you are into your pregnancy. Do you know?

CALLER: Not really.

CLINIC: Okay. Do you know the first day of your last period?

CALLER: January 3rd.

CLINIC: Okay. According to that last period date, it shows that you’ll be four weeks and four days.

CALLER: Okay.

CLINIC: Now here we begin terminating at seven weeks. What type of insurance do you have?

CALLER: Well, my boyfriend said that he would pay for everything.

CLINIC: Okay. It would $400 if you want to be asleep and $300 if you want to be awake.

CALLER: I’m going to be 14 later on this month, and my friend told me you guys would have to tell my parents. But my boyfriend’s 22, and he said he would take care of everything. Would it be all right if he just took care of it now, and you wouldn’t have to tell anybody?

CLINIC: Oh, no, we don’t have to. We don’t tell parents. It’s just that if you are a minor, you will have to have someone here that’s over the age of 21 with you.

CALLER: Okay. So he could be there since he’s 22?

CLINIC: Wait just one moment, okay?

CALLER: Oh, all right.

CLINIC: Don’t go away.

(Long pause – advertisements)

CLINIC: Okay. Thank you for holding. I spoke with one of the managers because I wasn’t really sure how we handled this situation. But what she said is that you will need to bring in a relative that’s over 21 years of age. It cannot be your boyfriend.

CALLER: Oh. I don’t have anyone.

CLINIC: That’s our procedure here.

CALLER: Well, is there anything else I can do?

CLINIC: Is this the first facility that you’ve called?

CALLER: Yeah.

CLINIC: You may want to try contacting Women’s Choice Clinic. Their number there is 510-444-5676. And see if they can go ahead and schedule you without your having to have any relatives or parents present. I believe they do, but you may want to call and check.

CALLER: I just wasn’t really sure if I was pregnant. Could I come in there where you’re at and get a pregnancy test though?

CLINIC: Yeah. We can give you a pregnancy test. We have three pregnancy tests. And you can come in tomorrow from 8:30 to 9:30 if you’d like.

CALLER: Okay. But would anybody have to know?

CLINIC: No. All you’ll do is come in. You’ll fill out a little form so that we can take some urine from you. Then you will leave the urine. You’ll go and call us back between 3 and 5:00 that same day to get your results.

CALLER: Okay.

CLINIC: Okay?

CALLER: So it would be all right if my boyfriend brought me then?

CLINIC: Oh, yeah. It will be fine. He can bring you here for your pregnancy test. It’s fine.

CALLER: Well, if it ended up that I wasn’t pregnant, could I get birth control from you guys?

CLINIC: No. We don’t offer birth control.

CALLER: Oh. Okay.

CLINIC: But I could give you some references where you can go.

CALLER: But would anybody have to know if I was on birth control though?

CLINIC: Uh-uh. This is completely confidential. Everything is very confidential.

CALLER: Well, you’ve just been so nice. I wish I could talk to my mom like I talk to you.

CLINIC: (Laughing).

CALLER: If I had any other questions, could I call and ask for you? What’s your name?

CLINIC: My name is Joyce.

CALLER: What was it?

CLINIC: Joyce.

CALLER: Oh, okay.

CLINIC: Okay?

CALLER: All right. Thank you.

CLINIC: Uh-huh. Bye bye.

CALLER: Bye.

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#710 – Family Planning Associates Medical Group in Modesto, CA

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FAMILY PLANNING ASSOCIATES MEDICAL GROUP
MODESTO, CA 95355
209-578-0443

TAPE – 710

(Dialing, phone ringing)

CLINIC: Family Planning Associates. Trish. May I help you.

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 cost?

CLINIC: If you’re under 13 weeks pregnant, it’s $370.

CALLER: Okay. Well, how do you know how far along you are?

CLINIC: Well, hold on just a second, okay?

CALLER: All right.

(Radio commercials playing)

(Call disconnected)

(Dialing, phone ringing)

CLINIC: Family Planning Associates. Trish. May I help you?

CALLER: Hi. Yeah. I was on hold, but my friend’s mom came in, and I had to hang up real quick.

CLINIC: Okay. I’m going to be right with you. You’re the next caller, so I’ll be right with you, okay?

CALLER: Okay.

CLINIC: Okay. You wanted to schedule an abortion?

CALLER: Well, I wanted to ask questions.

CLINIC: Okay. Go ahead.

CALLER: Well, I was asking how much it would be.

CLINIC: Okay. When was your last period?

CALLER: January 3rd.

CLINIC: Okay. You are probably somewhere around — January 3rd, somewhere right around nine weeks or so. So you’d be in that 370 range up until 13 weeks, until you’re over 13 weeks.

CALLER: Okay. The thing is, I’m going to be 14 next month. And my friend said that you guys would have to tell mu parents. But my boyfriend’s 22. Is he old enough to take care of everything, and you won’t have to tell my parents?

CLINIC: We don’t — no. You don’t need to bring your parents with you.

CALLER: Okay.

CLINIC: That’s not required.

CALLER: Okay. So it’s all right if my boyfriend’s there?

CLINIC: Sure.

CALLER: He is going to pay cash for everything.

CLINIC: That’s fine.

CALLER: Well, were just talking about all this, and we don’t want anyone to know about us. If he was paying, would he have to sign anything?

CLINIC: Not if he’s paying with cash. I mean, if he’s paying with a credit card, he would.

CALLER: Oh, okay. So you guys wouldn’t have to know anything about him?

CLINIC: I don’t think so. No.

CALLER: Okay. I really haven’t taken a pregnancy test since — I mean, I haven’t had one yet. I just haven’t had my period for a while, and I’m scared. Would you guys do a pregnancy test first?

CLINIC: Yeah. But if I were you, I would take a test first, just like a home test or whatever.

CALLER: All right. Those are usually right?

CLINIC: Yeah. And then if that’s positive, they call us and schedule the appointment.

CALLER: If it says that I’m not pregnant, could I come there for birth control?

CLINIC: If I were you, I’d go — well, yeah. You can. It’s $80 though. And you get three months worth of pills. And then after that, you’re going to have to pay at a pharmacy the price of birth control pills. So you can do that or you can go through — I think they have programs like Pacific County Clinic or on Planned Parenthood for teenagers.

CALLER: But would anybody have to know if I was on birth control?

CLINIC: No, not at all. Okay?

CALLER: All right.

CLINIC: Thank you.

CALLER: Thank you.

CLINIC: Bye bye.

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#711 – Commonwealth’s Health Project in Santa Rosa, CA

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COMMONWEALTH’S HEALTH PROJECT
SANTA ROSA, CA 95403
707-578-1700

TAPE – 711

(Dialing, phone ringing)

CLINIC: Common (unclear) Women.

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

CLINIC: Yes, we do.

CALLER: Okay. Do you know how much it cost?

CLINIC: It depends on how much you make.

CALLER: Oh. Well, I don’t have a job. It’s just I’m going to be 14 later on this month. And my friend said that — well, would you guys have to tell my parents? Because my boyfriend’s 22, and he said he would take care of everything.

CLINIC: Well, you could get exempted eligibility, which is like Medi-Cal.

CALLER: Oh, okay. Well, would they have to tell my parents?

CLINIC: Hold on.

(Pause)

CLINIC: Yeah. We won’t tell anyone. It’s confidential, and you go through the Medi-Cal here.

CALLER: Well, my boyfriend said that he would pay for anything, so do I need that Medi-Cal thing?

CLINIC: Well, that way you don’t have to pay for it.

CALLER: How much does it cost? He just doesn’t want anyone to know about anything. So he just was going to pay for everything.

CLINIC: Hold on. Let me check the chart.

(Pause)

What was the date of your —

CALLER: Of my what?

CLINIC: The first day of your last period?

CALLER: January 3rd.

CLINIC: January 3rd?

CALLER: Yeah.

CLINIC: So you’re about nine weeks. Medi-Cal is the easiest way to go, and no one will know what it’s for.

CALLER: Okay. So they wouldn’t have to tell my parents?

CLINIC: No, no one would.

CALLER: But would my boyfriend have to fill out any forms?

CLINIC: No.

CALLER: Oh, all right.

CLINIC: You would just have to.

CALLER: Okay. Do you guys do pregnancy tests there just to make sure? Because I haven’t had one yet.

CLINIC: Yeah. You can come in and have a pregnancy test.

CALLER: Well, is it any way that it would come up that I wasn’t pregnant?

CLINIC: Well, if you weren’t pregnant, it would come up that you’re not.

CALLER: Do you think that it’s possible that I’m not pregnant if I haven’t had my period that long?

CLINIC: Anything’s possible. But you should come and get a test.

CALLER: Okay.

CLINIC: Do you know where we are located?

CALLER: Well, my boyfriend does. But if it came out that I wasn’t pregnant, could I get birth control there just so that we don’t have to go through all this again?

CLINIC: Yeah. But you’d have to have an appointment and get an annual exam to do that.

CALLER: All right. How much does that cost?

CLINIC: You can get a little green card that pays for it being that you don’t make any money. Okay?

CALLER: All right.

CLINIC: And the pregnancy test will be free too because we’ll sign you up for one of the green cards.

CALLER: Oh, okay.

CLINIC: Okay? So just come in, and we’ll do that for you.

CALLER: What time do you guys normally — what time are you normally open?

CLINIC: We close at 6 today.

CALLER: Okay. Well, let me call my boyfriend and call you back. What was your name?

CLINIC: My name’s Chanel.

CALLER: Okay. Thanks.

CLINIC: You’re welcome.

CALLER: Bye.

CLINIC: Bye.

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