Listen to the Call:
FAMILY PLANNING ASSOCIATES MEDICAL GROUP
SAN BERNARDINO, CA 92508
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.
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: 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.
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?
CALLER: If I was on birth control?
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: 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?
CALLER: All right. Okay.
CALLER: Thank you.
CLINIC: Bye bye.
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