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#819 – Women’s Health Center in Fort Meyers, FL

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WOMEN’S HEALTH CENTER
3900 BROADWAY # C
FORT MEYERS, FL 33901
941-936-4494

TAPE – 819

(Dialing, phone ringing 1x)

CLINIC: Fort Myers (?) Women’s Health Center.

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

CLINIC: We do.

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

CLINIC: Between 6 up to 12 weeks of pregnancy, it’s $375.

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

CLINIC: We do an ultra sound on everybody. What’s the first date of your last normal period, ma’am?

CALLER: January 15th.

CLINIC: I can tell you approximately how far you are. Hold on.

(Short pause)

CLINIC: Was that a normal period?

CALLER: Yeah.

CLINIC: Right now you’re about eight weeks pregnant. And with the three medications you can fill them at our pharmacy here. It’s discounted. That would be a total of 405.

CALLER: Okay.

CLINIC: Do you want to set up an appointment?

CALLER: Well, I was actually wanting to ask — my friend told me that since I’m going to be 14 on the 19th, she said that you guys would have to tell my parents.

CLINIC: No, that’s not —

CALLER: But my boyfriend’s 22.

CLINIC: Be quiet and listen to me a minute. There is no law. You don’t have to tell your parents anything. Don’t believe what other people tell you.

CALLER: Well, my boyfriend’s 22. Is it okay if he —

CLINIC: You’re the patient. You do not have to be any certain age.

CALLER: Well, is it okay if he pays for everything though?

CLINIC: Yes, ma’am. You bring him with you.

CALLER: All right.

CLINIC: Do you want to set up a time or you want to call me back?

CALLER: Well, I’d have to call him and see. But I haven’t had a pregnancy test yet. Would you guys do that beforehand just to make sure.

CLINIC: We’ll do an ultra sound on you. Don’t do a pregnancy. We’ll take care of it.

CALLER: Well, when do you have appointments available?

CLINIC: This week I have Thursday and Friday opened in the morning at 8:30.

CALLER: Okay. Well, let me call my boyfriend and see. But if it turned out that I wasn’t pregnant, could I get birth control from you guys?

CLINIC: Not at that time. But we can get you set up with an ultra sound. If you’re not pregnant, then we’ll put you in our Family Planning clinic; it’s at a different time. And then we can get you on birth control.

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

CLINIC: Correct.

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

CLINIC: You can talk to anybody who’s here, honey.

CALLER: Okay.

CLINIC: All right?

CALLER: All right.

CLINIC: Thank you.

CALLER: Thanks.

***END***

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#820 – Dr. Phil Waterman in Cape Coral, FL

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DR. PHIL WATERMAN
650 DEL PRADO BLVD.
CAPE CORAL, FL 33990
941-574-8200

TAPE – 820

(Dialing, phone ringing 1x)

CLINIC: Dr. Waterman’s office. This is Beth.

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

CLINIC: We do.

CALLER: How much does it cost for that?

CLINIC: Were you referred by anyone?

CALLER: Yeah. I talked to the Planned Parenthood, and they gave me this number.

CLINIC: Okay. It would $400. That has to be paid in cash at the time of the procedure. Somebody has to come with you to drive.

CALLER: Well, my boyfriend said he would bring me. Would that be all right?

CLINIC: That’s fine.

CALLER: My main question is, 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, and he was wanting to take care of everything. But he would pay for everything in cash. And we just don’t want anyone to know. Would you have to tell my parents or anybody if he was taking care of it all?

CLINIC: No.

CALLER: All right. Okay.

CLINIC: You’re 14?

CALLER: Well, I’ll be 14 on the 19th.

CLINIC: Okay. What was the date of your last period?

CALLER: January 15th.

CLINIC: You had one in January.

CALLER: Right. That’s when my last one started.

CLINIC: So right now you’re about eight weeks.

CALLER: All right.

CLINIC: I don’t think I have any openings until
next week.

CALLER: Would that be all right?

CLINIC: You’re still okay, yeah.

CALLER: Well, I haven’t taken a pregnancy test yet. Would you guys do that there just to make sure beforehand?

CLINIC: No, we don’t normally. I mean, you haven’t taken one?

CALLER: No.

CLINIC: Do that first.

CALLER: Okay. Well, where shall I go to get one?

CLINIC: You can just get one of the ones over the counter.

CALLER: Oh. Are those usually right?

CLINIC: They’re pretty accurate.

CALLER: If it turned out that I wasn’t pregnant, could I get birth control from you guys. It’s just me and my boyfriend don’t want to have to worry about all this anymore.

CLINIC: Right. Well, to be honest, because you’re going to have to pay for everything, you might want to go through Planned Parenthood. They have a teen program.

CALLER: Would they have to tell anybody?

CLINIC: Nope.

CALLER: Okay.

CLINIC: All right?

CALLER: All right.

CLINIC: All right?

CALLER: Thanks.

CLINIC: So find out first if you’re pregnant.

CALLER: And then call you back?

CLINIC: Yep.

CALLER: Well, when do you normally have your appointments and stuff?

CLINIC: What do you mean? We’re a regular doctor’s office. But as I said, I won’t have anything until, I know, at least next week.

CALLER: It’s just my boyfriend would have to take off work to bring me, so I need to tell him.

CLINIC: We could give you enough time so that he could get the time off.

CALLER: All right.

CLINIC: All right?

CALLER: Okay. Thank you.

CLINIC: All righty.

***END***

#745 – Presidential Women’s Center in West Palm Beach, FL

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PRESIDENTIAL WOMEN’S CENTER
100 N. POINT PARKWAY
WEST PALM BEACH, FL 33401
561-686-3859

TAPE – 745

(Dialing, phone ringing 1x)

CLINIC: Good afternoon, Presidential Women’s Center. This is Ellen. How may 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: Is it for yourself?

CALLER: Is what?

CLINIC: Is it for yourself?

CALLER: Yeah.

CLINIC: Can you tell me when the first day of your last normal period was?

CALLER: January 3rd.

CLINIC: In the first trimester the fee for the procedure is $340.

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 take care of it all, and you wouldn’t have to tell anybody?

CLINIC: There’s no parental consent law in this state. That’s not true. We don’t have to tell anyone.

CALLER: Okay. Me and my boyfriend were talking about all this, and he said that he would pay cash for everything. But we don’t want anyone to know about us. Would he have to sign any forms if he was paying for it?

CLINIC: No.

CALLER: Oh, all right.

CLINIC: Okay?

CALLER: Do you guys do pregnancy tests beforehand just to make sure?

CLINIC: What we do is an ultra sound, and we do that before the procedure’s completed. That will confirm the number of weeks pregnant.

CALLER: It’s just I haven’t had a pregnancy test yet. Would you guys —

CLINIC: You can come in and do that here beforehand. It’s $10. And if it’s positive, you can make an appointment.

CALLER: Oh, okay. Well, when do you normally do that, the pregnancy tests.

CLINIC: Monday through Saturday.

CALLER: What?

CLINIC: Monday through Saturday?

CALLER: What time?

CLINIC: We open at 8:30, and you need to be here by about 4.

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

CLINIC: We don’t do that here.

CALLER: Oh, really?

CLINIC: No we do abortions and tubal ligations and pregnancy tests.

CALLER: Well, where should I go to get birth control? It’s just me and my boyfriend don’t want to have to worry about all this anymore.

CLINIC: We can help you with that. We can help you get you to a place, but let’s have you come in and do the pregnancy test first.

CALLER: Oh, okay. So this Saturday would be good?

CLINIC: Sure, that’s fine.

CALLER: Okay. All right. Thanks.

CLINIC: You’re welcome.

CALLER: Bye.

CLINIC: Bye.

***END***

#746 – Gainesville Well Woman Care, Inc in Gainesville, FL

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GAINESVILLE WELL WOMAN CARE, INC
1233 NW 10TH AVE
GAINESVILLE, FL 32601
352-372-1664

TAPE – 746

(Dialing, phone ringing 1x)

CLINIC: Bread and Roses. How can I help you?

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

CLINIC: Yes, we do. How many weeks are you?

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

CLINIC: Do you know the last period that you had?

CALLER: Yeah. It was January 3rd.

CLINIC: January 3rd?

CALLER: Yeah.

CLINIC: Okay. Let’s see. Okay. By that date, January 3rd — and today we’re at March 6th — that should make you about nine weeks. It’s from six to eleven-and-a-half weeks it’s $350. Are you a student or receiving any kind of government assistance?

CALLER: No.

CLINIC: It’s $350. And that basically includes the ultra sound, your lab work, sedative, anesthesia, and also a follow-up exam. And we do surgery on a Tuesday, Wednesday or Friday.

CALLER: My main question 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 everything, and you wouldn’t have to tell anybody?

CLINIC: You don’t have to have any consent here in the state of Florida. The only thing you would have to basically sign — and when you come in, you’re just under the age of 18. But otherwise we don’t ask for identification, but we just have you to sign that. And you don’t have to bring a note or get your parents’ permission or notarized or nothing like that. The state of Florida doesn’t have that kind of law.

CALLER: We were talking. And he said he would pay cash for everything, but we don’t want anyone to know about us. If he was paying for it all, would he have to fill out any forms?

CLINIC: No, he doesn’t. If he’s going to come and be the person that’s going to be here with you and drive you home, he doesn’t have to fill out anything. You would just have to do your medical history, just filling out something. And you basically talk to the counselor. The counselor will go over the medical history and also what takes place in the surgery, how to take care of yourself when you go home, and how to take your medicines, and then have you to come back within three or four weeks. And then you see the nurse or the doctor and just basically do an exam and make sure that everything’s fine. And that’s it.

CALLER: Another thing is, I haven’t had a pregnancy test yet. Would you guys do that there?

CLINIC: Yeah, but we normally try to do the pregnancy test actually before you make the appointment for the abortion.

CALLER: Oh, okay.

CLINIC: Are you in Gainesville?

CALLER: I’m in Newberry.

CLINIC: Newberry? Okay. I’m not familiar with that. It’s close to here?

CALLER: Yeah.

CLINIC: If you didn’t make it today, you could come in tomorrow between 2 and 5. And there is no charge for the test. Or you can come Friday between 9 to 12:00.

CALLER: But would anybody have to know if I was getting a pregnancy test?

CLINIC: Uh-uh. When you come in we need to just ask you the first day of your last period, and you tell us. And then we get the urine sample, and we run the test. And then at that time you can go ahead and make your appointment if you want to come in. But no, you don’t have to tell anybody, and we don’t have to tell anybody because everything is confidential.

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

CLINIC: Yeah, but you would have to make an appointment to come and see our nurse practitioner. And she would do like a pap smear on you to make sure that you don’t have any abnormal cells. And then from there we can prescribe pills for you.

CALLER: Okay. Well, the thing is I can’t drive to pick up the pills. Will my boyfriend be able to get them?

CLINIC: What you mean? Get what, the pills?

CALLER: Yeah.

CLINIC: When you have the pap smear and everything, they give you a prescription. If not, we call it into whatever pharmacy that you use. And you basically go to the pharmacy and pick them up, okay?

CALLER: Oh, okay.

CLINIC: But first you probably want to just make sure that you’re not pregnant before you think about that. And then when you come and have your abortion, they also talk to you about birth control pills. And they also go ahead and give you a month supply to get you started after you have the abortion.

CALLER: Okay. But are you sure that no one would have to know that I was on birth control?

CLINIC: No, unless you just want to tell somebody. But otherwise, no. Like I said, everything is basically confidentiality. And then when you come, like I said, you do your paperwork and everything, and everything is held right here. And once again, if your boyfriend’s a certain age, that’s his age. You don’t have to reveal that to anybody. Because we don’t know — not that we don’t care, but you don’t have to tell us that. That’s none of our business.

CALLER: All right. Well, I’m just really confused and have a lot of questions. Could I call you back if I thought of anything else to ask? What was your name?

CLINIC: I’m Pat. What’s your name?

CALLER: It’s Lisa.

CLINIC: Okay, Lisa.

CALLER: Okay.

CLINIC: All right. Bye bye.

CALLER: Bye.

***END***

#747 – All Women’s Clinic in Fort Lauderdale, FL

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ALL WOMEN’S CLINIC
2100 E. COMMERCIAL BLVD.
FORT LAUDERDALE, FL 33308
954-772-0933

TAPE – 747

(Dialing, phone ringing 2x)

CLINIC: Good afternoon, Women’s Center (unclear).

CALLER: Hi. Yeah. Can you talk a little louder? I can’t really hear you?

CLINIC: How can I help you?

CALLER: Oh, hi. Yeah. I was calling to see if you guys do abortions there.

CLINIC: Yes. How many weeks pregnant are you?

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

CLINIC: Then the fee is 310 heavy sedation. That’s the one you can’t feel or remember anything.

CALLER: Okay.

CLINIC: 260 medium sedation. You’ll be half awake, half sedated, or 210 fully awake.

CALLER: All right.

CLINIC: When did you want to come in?

CALLER: I’m not really sure. But I have a couple of questions first. 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. Is he old enough to take care of it, and you wouldn’t have to tell anybody?

CLINIC: He can come here if he’s going to take responsible for you, and he could bring a picture i.d., and like I say, he’ll be responsible for you.

CALLER: But would you have to tell anybody about him? It’s just we were talking about all this, and we don’t —

CLINIC: Whatever you do here is confidential.

CALLER: Really? Okay.

CLINIC: You said you’re 14?

CALLER: Well, I’ll be 14 on the 19th of this month.

CLINIC: How old is your boyfriend?

CALLER: Twenty-two.

CLINIC: Okay.

CALLER: And that’s all right?

CLINIC: If he’s willing to take full charge of you when you walk in, he’s the one that’s going to be responsible for you.

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

CLINIC: When did you want to come in?

CALLER: I’m not really sure. Could I get a pregnancy test first just to make sure?

CLINIC: We run a pregnancy test on everybody that walks in here.

CALLER: Oh, okay. When do you normally have your appointments?

CLINIC: Monday through Saturday.

CALLER: What time on Saturday?

CLINIC: Saturday starting at 8:00.

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

CLINIC: Sure. The visit would be 80; pap smear would be 50.

CALLER: Okay. Would I be able to get the birth control the same day?

CLINIC: Yes.

CALLER: Okay. I need to call him and see if we can come out on Saturday. But what was your name to call back?

CLINIC: You can call anybody and speak here and make an appointment.

CALLER: Oh, okay. It’s just I would rather talk to you because you’re nice. Could I call and talk to you?

CLINIC: Tina.

CALLER: Okay. All right. Thanks.

CLINIC: Okay. Bye bye.

CALLER: Bye.

***END***

#748 – A Choice For Women in South Miami, FL

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A CHOICE FOR WOMEN
6660 S. WEST 117TH AVE.
SOUTH MIAMI, FL 33143
305-667-6697

TAPE – 748

(Dialing, phone ringing 2x)

CLINIC: A Choice for Women. How can I help you? Selina.

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

CLINIC: Yes, we do.

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

CLINIC: Yeah. How many weeks are you?

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

CLINIC: More or less. Well, if you tell me when was the first day of your last period, I can tell you more or less how many weeks you are now.

CALLER: Okay. Well, it was January 3rd.

CLINIC: January 3rd. According to that period, you are nine weeks pregnant more or less, okay?

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

CLINIC: We have two prices, two kind of service. As a general patient it’s 365. Everything is included in that price. As a private, the price is 565. Everything is included.

CALLER: So what’s the difference between the two?

CLINIC: General, you spend more time here in the clinic, and that’s four hours. You are going to be with more patients, waiting room. And you’re not allowed to have any member of your family with you in the operation. Private, you are going to be in a private room. You can be with somebody in that room in the operation, and you spend less time, like two hours.

CALLER: Oh, okay.

CLINIC: It’s by appointment.

CALLER: Well, the problem is 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.

CLINIC: No. No, no. No, we don’t. This is confidential.

CALLER: Well, my boyfriend’s 22. Could he just take care of everything, and you wouldn’t have to tell anybody?

CLINIC: No, you can come alone, even if you weren’t alone. Oh. But you need a taxi to drive you home because you’re not allowed to drive. You can take a taxi and nobody knows, or you can bring your boyfriend or a friend. Ask somebody to ride you home. And you don’t need permission for that here in the state of Florida.

CALLER: Oh, okay. Do you do pregnancy tests there beforehand though?

CLINIC: We do everything, yes. We start with the lab work, urine test, vital signs, hemoglobin, blood type. Then you go with a counselor. She’s going to explain everything, all the process, how to take care after. Then you go with the doctor. He’s going to do the ultra sound. At that time we know for sure how many weeks you are. And after that if everything is okay, he’s going to do the termination. And at that time you go to your private room for one hour or general (unclear) for one hour.

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

CLINIC: Yes. We give you two packs to start with.

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

CLINIC: I’m sorry?

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

CLINIC: Oh, no. No, no. We give you all the information here. The counselor is going to give you all the information.

CALLER: Okay. All right.

CLINIC: I have appointments for tomorrow, for Friday, and Saturday this week.

CALLER: What time on Saturday?

CLINIC: We start early on Saturday at 7:00.

CALLER: Okay. Well, I have to call my boyfriend to see when he can bring me.

CLINIC: Okay, no problem.

CALLER: What was your name again?

CLINIC: Rosalina.

CALLER: Okay. All right.

CLINIC: Okay. Thank you. Bye bye.

CALLER: Bye.

***END***

#765 – Aastra Clinic in Fort Lauderdale, FL

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AASTRA CLINIC
1776 E. SUNRISE BLVD.
FORT LAUDERDALE, FL 33304
954-463-6739

TAPE – 765

(Dialing, phone ringing 2x)

CLINIC: Good morning. Medical Center.

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

CLINIC: Yes, ma’am.

CALLER: How much does it cost for that?

CLINIC: 275 including all the medication.

CALLER: My main problem 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.

CLINIC: That’s not true, honey. You say you’re going to be 14?

CALLER: Right.

CLINIC: That’s not true. What was the first day of your last period?

CALLER: January 3rd.

CLINIC: No, you don’t have to have a parent, not in the state of Florida.

CALLER: Okay. Well, the thing is, my boyfriend said that he would pay for everything, but we don’t want anyone to know about us. But he’s 22. He could sign for whatever it is. But if he was signing for everything, would anyone have to know about him?

CLINIC: No, you don’t need (unclear) come with you. You want to come today?

CALLER: I’m not really sure. I was just wanting to ask questions really. Do you guys do a pregnancy test first just to make sure?

CLINIC: Uh-huh. Yeah, if you want to come through, a test is $10.

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

CLINIC: Monday through Friday from 9 to 4; Saturday, 9 to 5. So if you want to come anytime before 4 today, then you can do that.

CALLER: Oh, okay. Well, I have to call my boyfriend to see when he can get off work to take me. But if turned out that I wasn’t pregnant, could I get birth control there?

CLINIC: Yeah, you can get your birth control, Depo, whichever one you want.

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

CLINIC: With the birth control, it’s included with the termination fee.

CALLER: Well, if I wasn’t pregnant.

CLINIC: Then you pay $70 for a pap smear and get your birth control pills then. Now, if you prefer to get a depo, you get your pap smear. And we do your depo for $70.

CALLER: Okay. You just do them whenever or do I need to make an appointment to come in?

CLINIC: For a test you can just come in anytime.

CALLER: Oh, really?

CLINIC: Yeah. Before 4 on Monday through Friday, and Saturdays, 9 to 12.

CALLER: So let me call my boyfriend. Are you sure that no one has to know anything if I came in?

CLINIC: No, patients’ records is confidential.

CALLER: Oh, okay.

CLINIC: So just give me a call back after you call him.

CALLER: Okay. Well, I just wish I could talk to my mom like I’m talking to you. But if I had any other questions, could I call and talk to you? What was your name?

CLINIC: I’m Willie Mae. And then you can also talk to Cindy. You’ll feel comfortable talking to her.

CALLER: Oh, okay.

CLINIC: Just talk to Cindy though. She always have a good answer for you.

CALLER: Okay.

CLINIC: All right? So call us back.

CALLER: Okay, thank you.

CLINIC: You’re welcome.

CALLER: Bye.

CLINIC: Bye.

***END***

#743 – Tampa Women’s Health Center in Tampa, FL

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TAMPA WOMEN’S HEALTH CENTER
2010 E FLETCHER AVE
TAMPA, FL 33612
813-977-6176

TAPE – 743

(Dialing, phone ringing 2x)

CLINIC: Tampa (unclear) Women’s Health Center. 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: Do you know when your last menstrual period was?

CALLER: January 3rd.

CLINIC: Okay. One moment, please.

CALLER: All right.

RECORDING: — make the best choice you can. There are other places you could go for an abortion, maybe even some that are less expensive or closer to where you live. But there is no place that will give you more care and attention to you as a whole person.

CLINIC: Ma’am, it will be $350.

CALLER: Okay. 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. But my boyfriend’s 22. Is he old enough to take care of everything, and you wouldn’t have to tell anybody?

CLINIC: What happened now?

CALLER: My friend said that since I’m going to be 14 later on this month, 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: No. Everything is confidential. So your boyfriend, he’s not your legal guardian, so he would do no good.

CALLER: But you don’t have to tell anybody?

CLINIC: You just come in for the appointment. Everything is confidential.

CALLER: Oh, okay. Would you guys do a pregnancy test beforehand just to see if I was pregnant?

CLINIC: Yes.

CALLER: Okay. It’s just I haven’t had one of those yet.

CLINIC: They always do a pregnancy test first.

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

CLINIC: Yes. You would have to have a pap smear in order to have that done though.

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

CLINIC: It’s $70.

CALLER: Could I get it done all the same day?

CLINIC: No, you wouldn’t. Depending on what your status is. First you just need to come in and take a pregnancy test and go from there. And they’re $10.

CALLER: When do you normally do them?

CLINIC: We do them everyday, Monday through Saturday actually.

CALLER: So you just walk in?

CLINIC: Yes.

CALLER: What time on Saturday do you do it?

CLINIC: We’re open from 8 to 2 on that day. I mean, we see patients up to 2:00. So if we’re still here at that time, then you can come on in. We schedule up to 2:00, but you don’t have to make an appointment for that. You can just walk in, okay?

CALLER: Well, my boyfriend works from 8 to 5, so that’s the thing. He was wanting me to call to see what your hours are so that he could get time off work.

CLINIC: Like I said, we schedule up to 2:00 on Saturday, but whenever we get done with the last patient is when we close. So I can’t tell you how long we’ll be open on Saturday. It’d be best to come in the morning somewhere between 8 and 2.

CALLER: Okay. I just have so many questions.

CLINIC: But once you came in that day, they can go over any questions that you may have.

CALLER: If I needed to call you to ask you something real quick, would that be all right? What was your name?

CLINIC: I’m sorry?

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

CLINIC: One moment.

RECORDING: — no place that would give you more care and attention to you as a whole person. Isn’t this time difficult enough without having to worry about comfort, safety and quality? You deserve the best of care.

While we direct your call, we would like to tell you more about our facility.

CLINIC: Okay, ma’am. What was your question again?

CALLER: I was just wondering if I could call and ask you any other questions?

CLINIC: Yeah, you can call and speak with anybody. They’d be able to answer your questions.

CALLER: It’s just you’ve been really nice. I’d just rather talk to you.

CLINIC: Well, I’m not always here. My name is Tiffany. But if you want to call back, you can call.

CALLER: Okay.

CLINIC: All righty?

CALLER: Thanks.

CLINIC: Um-hmm.

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#744 – Sarasota Women’s Health Center in Sarasota, FL

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SARASOTA WOMEN’S HEALTH CENTER
5025 N TAMIAMI TRAIL
SARASOTA, FL 34234
941-355-9796

TAPE – 744

(Dialing, phone ringing 1x)

CALLER: Saratoga Women’s Health Center. Can I help you?

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

CLINIC: Yeah, we do. Can you hold one moment?

CALLER: All right.

(Short pause)

CLINIC: Okay. Did you want to make an appointment?

CALLER: Well, I was just wanting to ask some questions first.

CLINIC: Go ahead.

CALLER: How much does it cost to get an abortion?

CLINIC: Well, it depends on how many weeks you are.

CALLER: Okay. Well, how you know?

CLINIC: By the first day of your last menstrual period.

CALLER: That was January 3rd.

CLINIC: Okay. Let’s see. January 3rd?

CALLER: Yeah.

CLINIC: That would put you at about nine weeks. And that would be $375 for 13 weeks and under, and above that it’s more.

CALLER: Okay.

CLINIC: We do procedures Tuesdays, Thursdays and Friday by appointment. And everything’s included in that 375.

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

CLINIC: You’re 13?

CALLER: Yeah.

CLINIC: Let me ask the doctor. It’s up to him. Hold one second.

CALLER: Okay.

(Pause)

CLINIC: Are you there?

CALLER: I’m here.

CLINIC: You’re going to have to have a legal guardian with you since you’re 13.

CALLER: Oh, really?

CLINIC: Yeah.

CALLER: Well, is there any way not to have to tell my parents at all? I mean, they can’t find out.

CLINIC: Your parents can’t find out? By law, honey, you have to have a parent with you or a legal guardian.

CALLER: But I can’t tell them.

CLINIC: You can’t tell them?

CALLER: Is there anywhere else I could go?

CLINIC: No (chuckle). No one will let you –

(Talking to someone else) What’s the age, 16?

Yeah. You have to be at least 16 by Florida state law unless you want to try another state.

CALLER: Oh. What other state should I go to?

CLINIC: (Talking to someone else) Do you know of any other states that don’t require that law?

Hold on. I’m going to try to find out for you, okay?

CALLER: All right.

(Short pause)

CLINIC: Hi. This is Alisa (ph). Can I help you?

CALLER: Hi. Yeah. I was just really confused. And I was talking to someone about if my parents had to find out I was getting an abortion.

CLINIC: Okay. What is your age?

CALLER: I’m 13. I’ll be 14 on the 19th.

CLINIC: Yes. You do have to have parental consent at that age. There’s no one in the state of Florida that’s going to do a procedure on a patient that’s only 13 or 14 or even 15 without parental consent.

CALLER: Oh.

CLINIC: That’s the law. Yeah, there’s no way.

CALLER: Well, the other lady was looking to see if there was another state I could go to.

CLINIC: Without parental consent? No, not at the age of 13. You have to have parental consent at that age.

CALLER: Okay.

CLINIC: You can’t tell your parents?

CALLER: No, not at all. I mean, they know my boyfriend. He works with my dad, and they know we’re going out. They just don’t know we’re having sex. I mean, they can’t find out. If they knew that we were having sex, I don’t know what they would do.

CLINIC: Oh, okay. How old is your boyfriend?

CALLER: Twenty-two.

CLINIC: Oh. Yeah, that’s definitely an age gap there.

CALLER: Yeah. Well —

CLINIC: Go ahead.

CALLER: Well, I haven’t had a pregnancy test yet. Could I come in there for that, and you guys wouldn’t have to tell anybody?

CLINIC: You can take a home test actually. They’re $10 usually if you buy one from the drug store.

CALLER: Are they usually right though?

CLINIC: Uh-huh. They’re usually 99 percent accurate.

CALLER: Okay. Well, if it turned out that I wasn’t pregnant after I take that, could I come in there for birth control?

CLINIC: Yes. You would need parental consent for that though, because you’re only 13, yeah.

CALLER: Well, even after I’m 14 on the 19th?

CLINIC: No. You would still need parental consent.

CALLER: All right. Well, what should I do then?

CLINIC: Well, if you’re pregnant, you’re probably going to have to tell your parents because if you don’t, and if you continue with the pregnancy, with you being that age and your boyfriend being his age, they can throw him in jail.

CALLER: They can throw him in jail?

CLINIC: Oh, yeah. He can get thrown in jail.

CALLER: Why?

CLINIC: That’s statutory rape right there.

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

CLINIC: Yeah. But, sweetie, at 13 years old, you’re not old enough to consent to sex at 13.

CALLER: Why?

CLINIC: Because you’re only 13 years old and he’s 22. He’s an adult.

CALLER: Well, I’m almost 14.

CLINIC: It doesn’t matter. At 13 years old and he’s 22 years old, he’s an adult. They can throw him in jail for that.

CALLER: Well, he can’t go to jail. He’s the only one that’s ever there for me.

CLINIC: That’s something you need to talk over with your parents.

CALLER: But I can’t tell them. I mean, they don’t ever listen to me. They don’t understand anything.

CLINIC: Well, what are you going to tell them if you don’t have a termination and you continue with the pregnancy?

CALLER: I don’t know. That’s why I wasn’t wanting to — that’s why I was wanting an abortion.

CLINIC: (Pause) Okay. Yeah. But at that age you definitely have parental — you have to have a parent in the office with you.

CALLER: There’s no way not to have them there with me?

CLINIC: No. There’s no way. At 13 — I’ve already told you like five times — there’s no way.

CALLER: Okay. All right. Okay. Thanks

CLINIC: Okay?

CALLER: Bye.

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#739 – Women’s Awareness Clinic in Hollywood, FL

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WOMEN’S AWARENESS CLINIC
6866 STIRLING
HOLLYWOOD, FL 33024
954-987-4400

TAPE – 739

(Dialing, phone ringing)

CLINIC: Medical Office. Michele speaking.

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

CLINIC: Yes, we do.

CALLER: How much does it cost for that?

CLINIC: Do you know where you’re at in the pregnancy?

CALLER: No.

CLINIC: Okay. Do you know when your last menstrual cycle was?

CALLER: January 3rd.

CLINIC: If we go by January 3rd, that’s going to put you approximately nine weeks into the pregnancy by date.

CALLER: Okay.

CLINIC: Could you hold on just one moment?

CALLER: All right.

CLINIC: Thank you.

(Pause)

CLINIC: Rachel?

CALLER: I’m not Rachel.

CLINIC: Oh, I’m sorry.

CLINIC: Hello?

CALLER: Uh-huh.

CLINIC: Hi. Let’s see. You went by January 3rd, about nine weeks into the pregnancy by date. The fees can range anywhere from $215 to 375. And that depends on the anesthesia that you would choose to go with. And usually that’s just a personal choice of how comfortable you want to be for the procedure.

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. Is he old enough to take care of everything, and you wouldn’t have to tell anybody?

CLINIC: No, you don’t. You don’t have to tell your parents.

CALLER: Really? Okay. The thing is, we were talking about all this, and he said he would pay cash for everything. But would he have to sign anything or fill out any forms? We just don’t want anybody to know about us.

CLINIC: No. You wouldn’t have to fill anything out. Basically, they’ll have you fill out some medical history, but that’s about it.

CALLER: Really?

CLINIC: Um-hmm.

CALLER: All right. Well, I haven’t taken a pregnancy test yet. Would you guys do that before just to make sure?

CLINIC: Basically — you’re late on the period?

CALLER: Yes.

CLINIC: Are you having signs and symptoms of pregnancy?

CALLER: Not that I know of.

CLINIC: Would I would recommend is maybe stopping in and doing a urine pregnancy test before you go through the anguish of making the appointment for the procedure. It’s $5 for the urine pregnancy test. It takes about five minutes. At that point, if it’s positive, and you still want to make an appointment for the termination, we can go ahead and make the appointment at that point.

CALLER: Okay. Well, if I wasn’t pregnant, could I get birth control from you guys?

CLINIC: Exactly. If you were not pregnant, we could make an appointment for you to come in. You need to come in for a full exam. You have to be on a period to start birth control. So they’d make sure that there’s nothing else going on, probably give you something to bring down a period, and then you’d be able to start the birth control.

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

CLINIC: That would be $80 with the nurse practitioner.

CALLER: If I was on birth control, would you have to tell anybody anything?

CLINIC: No.

CALLER: Really? I’m just worried about — okay. I need to talk to my boyfriend to see when he can bring me in. But when do you normally do the pregnancy test?

CLINIC: Anytime. We’re here today until about 4:30. Tomorrow we’re here 8:30 to 4:30; Friday 9 to 4. And you just come in. You don’t need an appointment.

CALLER: Do you have any Saturday hours?

CLINIC: We are here Saturday. We open at 8. And we usually close when we’re all done with patients. And that’s basically right around 10:30, 11:00.

CALLER: So I could come in Saturday morning then?

CLINIC: Yes.

CALLER: Okay. Do I need an appointment for that?

CLINIC: Not for the urine pregnancy test, no.

CALLER: Okay. Well, if I came in on a Saturday, could I get birth control that same day if I wasn’t pregnant?

CLINIC: No. We’d have to make an appointment with our nurse practitioner. And the next available appointment there would be Monday afternoon.

CALLER: Oh, okay. All right. I’ll just call you back when I talk to my boyfriend. Is that all right?

CLINIC: That’s quite all right.

CALLER: Okay. And you were Michele?

CLINIC: Yes.

CALLER: Okay. Thanks.

CLINIC: You’re welcome.

CALLER: Bye.

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