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#715 – Family Planning Associates Medical Group in Mission Hills, CA

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FAMILY PLANNING ASSOCIATES MEDICAL GROUP
MISSION HILLS, CA 91345
818-893-6949

TAPE – 715

(Dialing, phone ringing)

CLINIC: Family Planning Associates. Helen. How may I help you?

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

CLINIC: Yes, we do.

CALLER: Do you know how much they cost?

CLINIC: 350 for surgery, and it’s 425 for the abortion pill.

CALLER: Okay. The thing is, I’m going to be 14 later on this month —

CLINIC: Fourteen weeks?

CALLER: Fourteen years old. My birthday is on the 19th. But my friend told me that you guys would have to tell my parents.

CLINIC: We don’t have to tell anybody. No, that is not correct. But we do have to report it to Child Protective Services for anybody that’s under 13.

CALLER: Why?

CLINIC: That’s a law.

CALLER: Oh. Is there any way not to have to do that? What do you mean?

CLINIC: You’re under 13?

CALLER: Well, I’m 13 right now. I’ll be 14 on the 19th.

CLINIC: Okay. When was the first day of your last normal period?

CALLER: January 3rd.

CLINIC: And when did you want to do the procedure?

CALLER: I don’t know.

CLINIC: Ma’am, from the age of 13, it would be reported. If you are 14 on March 19th, you might want to wait until you’re 14 to come in then.

CALLER: Okay.

CLINIC: Okay? Because at that point, it will not be reported.

CALLER: Okay. Well, my boyfriend’s 22, and he said he would take care of everything. Would that make any difference?

CLINIC: That makes it even worst if your boyfriend’s 22 and you’re 13.

CALLER: Why?

CLINIC: Hold on, please.

(Pause, music playing)

CLINIC: Just so you understand, legally, if you’re 13 years there’s something called statutory rape. It’s sexual assault. That’s what it’s considered.

CALLER: But he’s not raping me. I mean, we’re in love. We’re going to get married. He said he’s going to take care of me forever.

CLINIC: Would you listen to me, ma’am? I’ll just explain it to you. This is the legal law, a California law. It has nothing to do with us, or what we believe, or if you’re getting married or any of that. So legally we would have to report it to the authorities. That’s just so you understand, okay?

CALLER: So what can I do then?

CLINIC: At that point, they’ll come to your house. They’ll probably send a social worker to come investigate.

CALLER: What can I do so that they don’t do that?

CLINIC: You can’t, ma’am. If we know how old you are, then legally we have a responsibility to inform the Child Protective Services because you’re legally considered a child.

CALLER: But I’ll be 14 after the 19th.

CLINIC: Okay. But still there’s an age difference; 14 and 22, ma’am, still falls into that range. Okay?

CALLER: So what shall I do then? I don’t know what to do?

CLINIC: Do you want to schedule for an abortion, ma’am? I would have to take information. When you come in, just be aware that they would have to send that through California state. So they’d probably send a social worker or somebody to your home, somebody assigned to you, ma’am, to check on you. And they possibly will press charges. It’s not going to be anything that you want to or not. The state can take that upon themselves to do that at that time. You can call an attorney if you’d like, get some legal advice. But other than that I can only tell you what we would do here.

CALLER: Okay. Well, I haven’t had a pregnancy test yet. Do you guys do that there?

CLINIC: Yeah. The test is free, ma’am. You can walk in at any time. Just no children are allowed.

CALLER: But would you have to tell people then if I was coming in for a pregnancy test?

CLINIC: Not for a pregnancy test.

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

CLINIC: We’d have to schedule you for a pap smear. We could take care of that for you. Yes.

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

CLINIC: No.

CALLER: All right.

CLINIC: You can come in at any time. Why don’t you come in and take a test, and then we’ll go from there.

CALLER: Okay.

CLINIC: Okay?

CALLER: But you promise you won’t have to tell anybody?

CLINIC: No, ma’am. Legally, I don’t have to tell anybody if you’re coming in for a pregnancy test.

CALLER: Okay.

CLINIC: Okay?

CALLER: All right.

CLINIC: All right.

CALLER: What time do you normally do pregnancy tests?

CLINIC: We’re here until 4:30.

CALLER: Everyday?

CLINIC: Yes, ma’am.

CALLER: If I had any other questions, could I call you?

CLINIC: Of course.

CALLER: And what was your name?

CLINIC: My name’s Emily.

CALLER: Okay.

CLINIC: All right?

CALLER: Thanks.

CLINIC: You’re welcome.

***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***

#677 – Planned Parenthood in Oakland, CA

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PLANNED PARENTHOOD
MC ARTHUR PARK
OAKLAND, CA 94609
510-601-4705

TAPE – 677

(Dialing, phone ringing 2x)

CLINIC: Planned Parenthood McArthur. Zemma (ph).

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

CLINIC: Up to a certain time, yes.

CALLER: Okay. Well, what is that certain time?

CLINIC: I’m going to give you an 800 number, and you can call them, and they’ll tell you.

CALLER: Okay.

CLINIC: 1-800-967-7526.

CALLER: Where is that?

CLINIC: All appointments are made through the customer service number. That’s the one I just gave you.

CALLER: The thing is, I’m going to be 14 on the 20th, and my friend said you guys would have to tell my parents. But my boyfriend’s 22. Would he be able to take care of it?

CLINIC: The state of California has no parental consent. So no, we don’t have to tell your parents anything. How old are you?

CALLER: I’m going to be 14 on the 20th.

CLINIC: Nope.

CALLER: So it’s okay? But my boyfriend’s 22. Can he just take care of it?

CLINIC: What you mean can he take care of it?

CALLER: Well, he’s 22. Is he old enough to take care of it, and you wouldn’t have to tell anybody?

CLINIC: We don’t tell anybody. Your records is your record. If your parents think that you have had an abortion, and if they want to petition the court and get a court order, we have to comply with the court and give up your records. But other than that, without a court order nobody gets to see your records.

CALLER: Oh, okay. So nobody would know about my boyfriend and me?

CLINIC: Huh?

CALLER: So nobody would know about my boyfriend and me?

CLINIC: Uh-uh. No. They want to know about you. Everything is confidential. Your records is confidential. The state of California has no parental consent laws. So that means you can go and do whatever you want to do in that respect, and they don’t have to tell you.

CALLER: Okay. Well, the main reason why I’m worried about all this and wanted to get an abortion is because I haven’t had my period since like January 3rd. But would I be able to come in there and get a pregnancy test just to make sure?

CLINIC: You can do a pregnancy test or whatever center you’re near go have a pregnancy test done. And we do up to 12 weeks. If you’re beyond 12 weeks, then there are other places you can go but we won’t do it.

CALLER: Do you guys do pregnancy tests there?

CLINIC: We do.

CALLER: Oh, okay. My boyfriend told me to call you guys and wanted to go there.

CLINIC: Yeah? Well, do you live near this office?

CALLER: Well, no. That’s why we wanted to go there so that —

CLINIC: Where do you live?

CALLER: Huh?

CLINIC: Where you live?

CALLER: I live in Lacey (unclear).

CLINIC: Okay. Is that near Stockton somewhere? Is that Stockton Way?

CALLER: Yeah, toward there.

CLINIC: Well, I mean you don’t have to drive this far for a pregnancy test.

CALLER: Well, we just didn’t want anyone to see us that we knew.

CLINIC: Yeah. Well, you live in Tracey. There’s got to be some places around there. I don’t know all of them. You can call information and tell them to give you the phone number.

CALLER: It’s just my boyfriend wanted to take me to you guys, so we wanted to go there. But if turned out that I wasn’t pregnant, could I get birth control you think?

CLINIC: Yes, but I don’t think you’d get it on the same day.

CALLER: Oh.

CLINIC: But that’s what I was saying because you can call information and ask them to give you the Planned Parenthood nearest you.

CALLER: But I didn’t want to go to anyplace near me.

CLINIC: Oh, okay.

CALLER: That’s the thing.

CLINIC: Okay. Well, it’s your decision. We do pregnancy tests on Mondays and Tuesday from 10 to 12 and from 1 to 3.

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

CLINIC: If you want to drive back on another day. You won’t get it on the same day.

CALLER: Yeah, that’s fine.

CLINIC: Okay.

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

CLINIC: There’s no law that says we have to tell anybody about anything. Your record is sealed. The only way anybody can get access to your records, they have to go to court and petition those records.

CALLER: Okay.

CLINIC: You see what I’m saying?

CALLER: Yeah.

CLINIC: And then we have to abide with the law. We’re not going to lie for anybody. But we have to, yeah. But other than that, no.

CALLER: I need to talk to my boyfriend. Could I call you back? What was your name?

CLINIC: Emma.

CALLER: Okay.

CLINIC: But you need to make sure you don’t drive that far unless you know when we are doing the testing so that you make sure you come during those hours.

CALLER: Okay. Thank you.

CLINIC: Bye.

***END***

#678 – Feminist Women’s Health Center in Sacramento, CA

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FEMINIST WOMEN’S HEALTH CENTER
SACRAMENTO, CA 95816
916-451-0621

TAPE – 678

(Dialing, phone ringing 2x)

CLINIC: Good afternoon, Women’s Health. Would you please hold for a phone counselor?

CALLER: Okay.

CLINIC: Thanks.

(Pause)

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

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

CLINIC: Yes, we do. We offer the abortion pill and the surgical procedure.

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

CLINIC: We have a sliding fee scale that’s based on how far along you are, your income, and your number of dependents.

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

CLINIC: January 3rd?

CALLER: Yes.

CLINIC: So that would make you about eight weeks and four days. About how much do you make a month?

CALLER: Well, the things is, I don’t have a job. I’m going to be 14 in a couple weeks. And my boyfriend said that he would pay for everything. I mean, he’s 22. He said that he would pay for everything. But would you guys have to tell my parents?

CLINIC: No. Everything is totally confidential. Your parents don’t have to know. It’s perfectly legal for you to have an abortion without them knowing. You’re eight weeks and four days. It would be a one-day surgical procedure, and you would be at the bottom of the sliding fee scale. So it would cost you $310.

CALLER: Okay.

CLINIC: The only additional cost, if you’re RH negative, which is a blood type, then we would have to give you a shot of something called Rhogam. And that’s an additional $75. Only about 10 percent of women are RH negative. Also one of the drugs we offer is an IV drug called Setanol, and if you take that it’s an additional $50. But you don’t have to take that. There’s other drugs we offer that are included in the price, that are included in the 310.

CALLER: Well, do you think that there’s any way that I couldn’t be pregnant?

CLINIC: Have you taken a pregnancy test?

CALLER: Well, no. I just haven’t had my period in a while, and we’re both just really scared.

CLINIC: You told me it was January 3rd. Well, the first thing you would want to do definitely is take a pregnancy test. I mean, you could have —

CALLER: Well, do you guys do that there?

CLINIC: Yeah, we do. Do you have any other symptoms like morning sickness or breast swelling, tenderness or weight gain?

CALLER: No.

CLINIC: Those are other symptoms of pregnancy. You could get a home pregnancy test which is almost as accurate as the test we give here.

CALLER: Well, I would just rather go there and have you guys do it.

CLINIC: Right. Or you could just come in for a pregnancy test which we do on a drop-in basis.

CALLER: Oh, okay. Well, now much does it cost?

CLINIC: Well, actually if I were you I would apply for what’s called the green card. You come in and just tell the receptionist — we do pregnancy tests on a walk-in basis, like from 9 to 4:30. So you just come in, tell the receptionist you want to apply for the green card. You’ll fill out a one-page form, and then she’ll issue you this card.

CALLER: Well, would they have to tell anybody that I was there getting a —

CLINIC: No, no. Everything’s totally confidential. We’re here to help you.

CALLER: What exactly is this card?

CLINIC: What the card is is a state-funded program. You might have seen commercials for it on TV. It’s the Family Pack Program. And it will pay for pap smears, which once you’re sexually active you should start getting those once a year. It will pay for your pap smears. It will pay for STD check, breast exam, birth control. It will pay for condoms. It pays for everything related to a gynecological visit.

CALLER: Oh. Well, my boyfriend said he would take care of everything.

CLINIC: Right. I mean, I would still recommend getting the card. But if he wants to pay cash for the pregnancy test it’s only $15.

CALLER: Oh, okay. Yeah, he said that he would take care of everything.

CLINIC: Okay. So why don’t you come in as soon as you can to have the test, and they’ll also have a consultation with you and go over all your options with you.

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

CLINIC: Yeah, definitely.

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

CLINIC: Yeah, totally. That would be the best thing for you to do. We can give you a birth control consultation and everything. And that’s why it would really be beneficial for you to get that card. I mean, it doesn’t pay for abortion, but it pays for every other kind of birth control, which is what it sounds like you need. The problem might just be that you’re having an absence of periods which could be for a number of reasons. And sometimes getting on birth control pills can actually regulate your period.

CALLER: Okay. Well, would that green card thing have to go through my house though?

CLINIC: No, no. Nothing’s ever sent to your house. It’s not connected to your — they’ll ask for your address I think on the form, but they would never send you anything.

CALLER: Well, could I send it to my boyfriend’s address?

CLINIC: Yeah. You could put your boyfriend’s address on there if you wanted. You can put whatever you want on the form. You could probably use totally fake information and I don’t think they would know. But lots of women who want to keep their services confidential come to our clinic, and lots of them use that card.

CALLER: Oh, really?

CLINIC: Yeah. Do you know where we’re located?

CALLER: My boyfriend does.

CLINIC: Okay. Well, we’re not open on Mondays, but you can come in as soon as tomorrow. And if you need to make an appointment or anything like that, they’ll have you call this line.

CALLER: My boyfriend and I don’t want anybody to know about us. Are you sure nobody would have to know anything?

CLINIC: I’m positive. Okay?

CALLER: All right. Are you there?

CLINIC: Yeah.

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

CLINIC: Yeah. My name is Misty. And I’m not always working the phone, but you can always ask for me. If not, anyone here should be able to help you. And everyone who works here is pretty friendly —

CALLER: Well, I would just rather talk to you.

CLINIC: — and they’ll answer any questions you have; you know what I’m saying? I work with a lot of really nice people. Okay?

CALLER: All right. Thanks.

CLINIC: You’re welcome.

***END***

#679 – Family Planning Assoc. Medical Group in Riverside, CA

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FAMILY PLANNING ASSOC. MEDICAL GROUP
RIVERSIDE, CA 92506
909-359-1522

TAPE – 679

(Dialing, phone ringing 3x)

CLINIC: Family Planning Associates. This is Kristen.

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

CLINIC: We do on Tuesdays and Fridays.

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

CLINIC: Do you know how far along you are?

CALLER: No.

CLINIC: Do you think you’re over 13 weeks?

CALLER: Well, I don’t know. I just haven’t had my period since January 3rd, and I’m just worried.

CLINIC: Okay. We only do surgeries here up to 13 weeks. And it’s $350 to be asleep and 310 to stay awake.

CALLER: Oh, okay. The thing is, I’m going to be 14 in a couple weeks, and my friend told me that you guys 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. He would probably have to just sign some forms in when he gets here.

CALLER: Oh, really?

CLINIC: Yeah. And you’d have to fill out some forms saying that you weren’t forced and this is by your choice. But we would have to report that because you are under age.

CALLER: Who would you have to report it to?

CLINIC: To a department.

CALLER: Department?

CLINIC: Um-hmm.

CALLER: What department?

CLINIC: Of Health.

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

CLINIC: Really, after you do your consent and everything, it’s doubtful. Let me find out how many more forms your boyfriend would have to do. Do you want to hold on one second?

CALLER: Okay.

CLINIC: Thanks.

(Pause)

CLINIC: Okay. So yeah, basically if your boyfriend’s going to come in with you, again we’ll just have to ask you some questions to make sure that you consented and that you weren’t forced or anything. But it does have to go to the Child Protection Agency. And it is possible that they can contact you.

CALLER: Oh. Well, I don’t want anyone to know about us. Would it just be better if he wasn’t there then?

CLINIC: If who wasn’t there?

CALLER: My boyfriend.

CLINIC: No. He doesn’t have to be here anyway. We’d still have to ask you those questions. And for us we have to report it; we have no choice. And that’s a state law.

CALLER: Oh. So there’s no way that my parents wouldn’t find out eventually?

CLINIC: It is possible that they can because you are under age. I can’t guarantee that, but by law that’s what we have to do.

CALLER: Oh.

CLINIC: Not necessarily that they will contact them, but again, you have to know that it’s possible.

CALLER: Well, what should I do then? I don’t want anyone to get in trouble.

CLINIC: And you know that could happen, right? Because he is older. But again, by law we have to report that. But we would put on there that it was consented.

CALLER: Well, yeah.

CLINIC: But again, that could happen.

CALLER: What can I do then? I mean, I don’t want to come in there and have my boyfriend get in trouble.

CLINIC: Well, we’re not going to do anything.

CALLER: But you’re going to report it, and then he’ll get in trouble, right?

CLINIC: Even if he wasn’t here we would still have to ask you who he is and that it was a consent. Because again, because you are younger and he is older, that’s what you have to do. If your parents did find out, that would have to be up to your parents. You know?

CALLER: So is there any other place I could go?

CLINIC: That’s it. Any other place that you go to — which I don’t know where you would go — by law they have to report it.

CALLER: Oh. So even though you don’t have to tell my parents, you’d have to —

CLINIC: We’re not going to tell your parents.

CALLER: Even though you don’t have to tell my parents, you’d have to report it to the people who would tell my parents?

CLINIC: Correct. Correct. Just to report the fact — because you are under age — that you are sexually active. Not necessarily they will contact your parents, but it is possible. And you would have to know that.

CALLER: Well, what if it turned out that I wasn’t pregnant?

CLINIC: Then that doesn’t matter. Then we wouldn’t have to report it.

CALLER: Oh, okay. So could I get birth control pills then?

CLINIC: You could. You’d have to get a pap smear with us, and that’s a $50 charge. I’m sorry. The price went up. It’s $80 now for a pap smear.

CALLER: Oh, okay. But you wouldn’t have to report that I was on birth control, would you?

CLINIC: Actually the nurse, I’m sure she’ll ask you some questions.

(Talking to someone else) If she were to go on the pill, would the nurse have to report that?

Okay. So we’d be able to put you on the pill but not report that. But if you did have surgery with us, that is something by law that we’d have to report.

What makes you think you’re pregnant or not pregnant?

CALLER: Well, I just haven’t had my period since like January 3rd.

CLINIC: Have you taken a pregnancy test?

CALLER: No.

CLINIC: Are you using any type of birth control?

CALLER: No.

CLINIC: Well, your first step probably if you want to come in here is you can get a free pregnancy test.

CALLER: Really?

CLINIC: Yeah. Or you can buy one over the counter.

CALLER: Are the ones over the counter usually right though?

CLINIC: Yeah. They’re pretty accurate. And that would be your first step. And then from there we can figure out what’s the next step. But first you want to find out if you’re pregnant or not instead of thinking about all this and worrying about all of it until you find out you are pregnant.

CALLER: Okay. All right. Well, if I was on birth control would my boyfriend be able to pick up the birth control pills? It’s just I can’t drive, and he would be the only way that —

CLINIC: He can come with you, yeah. I mean, he can’t come in the room with you or anything, but he can drive you here. You’d have the pap smear done and give you birth control pills.

CALLER: Well, even after all that to get the extra ones.

CLINIC: We’ll start you off with one pack, and then we’ll give you a prescription which you would have to take to a pharmacy.

CALLER: Oh, okay. All right. When do you guys normally do the pregnancy tests?

CLINIC: The pregnancy test is Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. to 4:15.

CALLER: Okay. Is that just like a walk-in thing?

CLINIC: Yeah, uh-huh. No appointment.

CALLER: Okay. All right. Well, let me call my boyfriend and see what he has to say.

CLINIC: Yeah, I would have him go to the store and get you a pregnancy test, and then do that first.

CALLER: Okay.

CLINIC: Okay?

CALLER: All right. Thanks.

CLINIC: Uh-huh. Bye.

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#680 – Family Planning Associates Medical Group in San Bernardino, CA

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FAMILY PLANNING ASSOCIATES MEDICAL GROUP
SAN BERNARDINO, CA 92508
909-885-0282

TAPE – 680

(dialing sounds) (ringing 2X)

CLINIC: Family Planning Associates

CALLER: Is this — where is this?

CLINIC: Family Planning Associates.

CALLER: Oh, okay. I’m sorry. I was calling to see if you guys do abortions there?

CLINIC: Yes, we do.

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

CLINIC: It costs $350 to be asleep and $310 to be awake.

CALLER: Okay. Well, do you know — the thing is, I’m going to be 14 in a couple of weeks, and I just — my friend told me that 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: How old are you?

CALLER: I’m going to be 14 in a couple weeks.

CLINIC: Oh, girl. Yeah. We would have to report it.

CALLER: To who?

CLINIC: To Child Protective Service.

CALLER: Why?

CLINIC: Because your boyfriend — one, you’re under of age, you’re 14. Two, he’s 22 years old.

CALLER: Okay. Well, what would happen? I mean, would he get in trouble? I mean, I don’t want him to get in trouble.

CLINIC: We would have to call your mom.

CALLER: Well, you can’t call my mom. I mean, there’s no way — you can’t tell my mom.

CLINIC: I know — I’m letting you know right now.

CALLER: Well, what can I do? I mean, my parents can’t find out at all. If they found out, I don’t know what they would do.

CLINIC: Well, ma’am, I don’t want to put you in a spot either, you know? But I’m telling you what could happen.

CALLER: Well, is there anything I can do so that they don’t find out?

CLINIC: I tell you — I don’t know.

CALLER: You don’t know? Well, I wasn’t really sure actually if I was pregnant. I just haven’t had my period since like January 3, and I’m just really scared.

CLINIC: Okay, if it’s January 3, let me see. What’s today? It’s the 4th? Well, not unless you want to come in and do a pregnancy test.

CALLER: Well, would you have to report it then?

CLINIC: No.

CALLER: Oh.

CLINIC: I’m going to take a pregnancy test. The one you have to pay for is the $10 one. It’s too early to take the free one.

CALLER: Okay.

CLINIC: So the early one would detect it if you’re pregnant or not.

CALLER: Okay. Well, if it ended up that I wasn’t pregnant could I get birth control just so that we don’t have to worry about this?

CLINIC: We could start your birth control.

CALLER: But would you have to report it then?

CLINIC: No.

CALLER: If I was on birth control?

CLINIC: Uh-uh.

CALLER: Okay.

CLINIC: Okay?

CALLER: All right. Well, do you think — how much does the birth control cost?

CLINIC: Well, getting the pap smear done and with the pap smear and the pills I believe it’s $80.

CALLER: Okay. But if I was on birth control you wouldn’t have to tell anybody?

CLINIC: I don’t think so — not on birth control.

CALLER: Okay. Well, so, I don’t know. I’m just really scared now.

CLINIC: Okay. Do you want to come in for a pregnancy test first of all so we can get that out of the way?

CALLER: Okay. Well, what time do you guys normally do those?

CLINIC: Well, you could come in right now. We close at 4:30, but just be here by 4:15.

CALLER: Oh, well, my boyfriend’s at work until 5:00, so I can’t come in today.

CLINIC: We are open Monday through Friday to 4:30, but you have to be here by 4:15.

CALLER: Okay. Well, I’ll call my boyfriend and see when he can get the time off work. But do I need like an appointment or anything?

CLINIC: No, you just walk in.

CALLER: Okay.

CLINIC: Okay?

CALLER: Well, would it be better if I don’t bring in him though?

CLINIC: No. That doesn’t matter right now. I mean, you first want to find out exactly if you’re pregnant or not. You know what I mean? We don’t ask you if that’s your boyfriend who brings you in.

CALLER: But you wouldn’t have to report if –

CLINIC: No. No.

CALLER: — I was getting a pregnancy test?

CLINIC: Uh-uh.

CALLER: Okay.

CLINIC: Okay?

CALLER: All right. Okay.

CLINIC: Okay.

CALLER: Thank you.

CLINIC: Bye bye.

(phone clicks)

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#632 – Planned Parenthood (fruit Ridge Health Center) in Sacramento, CA

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PLANNED PARENTHOOD (FRUIT RIDGE HEALTH CENTER)
5385 FRANKLIN BLVD.
SACRAMENTO, CA 95820-4717
916-452-7305

TAPE – 632

(dialing sound) (ringing 1X)

RECORDING: Thank you for calling Planned Parenthood’s Fruitwood Health Center. If you know your party’s extension, please dial it now. For English, press 1. (dial sound) If this is a life-threatening emergency, please hang up and dial 911. If you know the extension of the person you are trying to reach, please dial it now. Due to the high volume of calls there may be a few minutes of a wait. Thank you for your patience. We would like to remind our patients that the clinic will be closed on Thursday January 10 from 9 to 12:30 and will reopen at 1:00 due to a staff meeting. Please be aware that due to unexpected circumstances or events, our clinic hours are subject to change. We apologize for any inconvenience. To speak to a health service specialist, press 1 or stay on the line. (dial sound) One moment please while I transfer your call. (ringing 14X)

CLINIC: Thank you for calling Planned Parenthood. This is Rosalina. Can I help you?

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

CLINIC: Not at this clinic, no.

CALLER: Oh. Well, do you know of anybody that does?

CLINIC: Yeah. I’ll give you our number to the surgical services. It’s 446-6921.

CALLER: Okay. Do you know — it’s just I’m kind of worried because well my friend told me that since like well I’m going to be 14 later on this month, she said that you guys would have to tell my parents. But my boyfriend’s 22. Is he old enough to just sign whatever it is and they wouldn’t have to tell anybody?

CLINIC: You have Medical or what kind of insurance do you have?

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

CLINIC: Oh, really? I don’t think they would have — if it’s confidential, then it’s confidential. If you don’t want your parents to know. Go ahead and call them. I’m not really sure, so just call that number that I told you.

CALLER: Okay.

CLINIC: Ask them before you go in.

CALLER: Do you know — like the main reason why we’re scared about all this is because I haven’t had my period since like December 26, and I’m just really worried.

CLINIC: Since December 26?

CALLER: Yeah.

CLINIC: That was your last?

CALLER: My last period.

CLINIC: That was the first day, or the –

CALLER: Yeah.

CLINIC: First day. Okay. You are probably about 9 to 10 weeks.

CALLER: Okay.

CLINIC: So everything — I mean, you’re still early enough to do the procedure, but you haven’t took a pregnancy test?

CALLER: No.

CLINIC: You’re going to have to come in and take a pregnancy test. You can probably go into Surgical Services and do that.

CALLER: Well, my friend just told me to go to you guys. So could I come in there for that?

CLINIC: We don’t do the abortions here in our clinic. We do them on the number that I gave you right now. So what you’re going to want to do is just call them and they could give you more information. You’re going to want to call them before you go in because of the whole confidentiality thing. You don’t want your parents to know. Make sure of that.

CALLER: Okay.

CLINIC: You know what I mean?

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

CLINIC: Yeah, if you want. We’re closed today. Tomorrow we’re open 8 to 2.

CALLER: Oh. So I could come in tomorrow?

CLINIC: Uh-huh.

CALLER: Well, if it turned out that I wasn’t pregnant, would you guys be able to do birth control there?

CLINIC: Um-hum. You know what? You can go ahead and come in here. And take the pregnancy test. That way we can give you all the information. If it turns out you’re not, we can give you birth control. If it turns out you are, then we can give you all the information, and we can help you out more about the whole abortion procedure and all that. So why don’t you come in here and get your pregnancy test?

CALLER: But would anybody have to know about this at all?

CLINIC: About your birth control and all that? No.

CALLER: Okay.

CLINIC: For the pregnancy test we have a state funding program and it’s based on your income. And you probably don’t have any income, so — and it’s confidential from your parents. It’s based on donation, so whatever you can leave us.

CALLER: Okay.

CLINIC: Okay?

CALLER: So if I had any questions could I call before I come?

CLINIC: Yes, that’s fine.

CALLER: Okay.

CLINIC: Any questions you have about the whole pregnancy and abortion and all that, when you come and get your pregnancy test you can talk to the MA about that. We can give you all the information you need.

CALLER: What’s her name?

CLINIC: It will be — I don’t know who is working tomorrow.

CALLER: Okay.

CLINIC: Feel free to call this evening if you have any more questions.

CALLER: Okay. You’re Rosalina?

CLINIC: Uh-huh.

CALLER: Okay.

CLINIC: Okay?

CALLER: All right. Thank you.

CLINIC: Uh-huh. Bye bye.

(phone clicks)

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#633 – Pro-choice Medical Center in Beverly Hills, CA

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PRO-CHOICE MEDICAL CENTER
BEVERLY HILLS, CA 90211
310-247-8745

TAPE – 633

(dialing sound) (ringing 1X)

CLINIC: Good afternoon. ProChoice Medical.

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

CLINIC: We do.

CALLER: Oh. How much does that cost?

CLINIC: Do you know how far along you are in the pregnancy?

CALLER: Well, no. I just haven’t had my period since December 26, and I’m just really scared.

CLINIC: If you’re less than 10 weeks pregnant and you aren’t planning on using any sort of health insurance, then the cost is $600.

CALLER: Okay. Do you know if you would have to tell my parents? My boyfriend’s 22. Would he be able to do whatever it is and they wouldn’t have to tell anybody?

CLINIC: You can sign for yourself.

CALLER: Okay.

CLINIC: You don’t need anybody else there.

CALLER: Even if like — well I’m going to be 14 next month, and you’re sure?

CLINIC: Um-hum.

CALLER: Okay. Would it be possible to come in and get a pregnancy test there?

CLINIC: You can. It costs $30.

CALLER: Okay.

CLINIC: Have you done a pregnancy test like from the market?

CALLER: Well, no.

CLINIC: Okay. Well, that’s probably a good place to start.

CALLER: Oh, really?

CLINIC: Yeah.

CALLER: Are those usually right?

CLINIC: Um-hum. If you follow the instructions they’re over usually 99 percent correct.

CALLER: Okay.

CLINIC: I would definitely give those — you know, go to the Bonds or the market and just buy a pregnancy test.

CALLER: Would anybody have to know if I came in there for a pregnancy test?

CLINIC: No.

CALLER: Okay. It’s just me and my boyfriend were talking about all this and he said that he would pay for everything, but we don’t want a whole bunch of people to know about us. Would he have to sign anything if he was paying for it all?

CLINIC: You have to sign in and you know, kind of like a normal patient, but your medical records are your privacy.

CALLER: Okay. But would there be any records on him?

CLINIC: No. You’re the patient, not him.

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

CLINIC: You can get a one-month prescription, but the rest you need to go to your normal doctor for.

CALLER: Oh, all right. But would anybody have to know if I was on birth control?

CLINIC: That’s between you and your doctor.

CALLER: Oh, all right. Okay. I would have to call my boyfriend back and see. Could I call you back and set up an appointment? What was your name?

CLINIC: My name’s Erica.

CALLER: Okay. Thank you.

CLINIC: You’re welcome.

(phone clicks)

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