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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***

#741 – Orlando Women’s Clinic in Orlando, FL

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ORLANDO WOMEN’S CLINIC
1103 LUCERNE TERRANCE
ORLANDO, FL 32806
407-245-7999

TAPE – 741

(Dialing, phone ringing 1x)

RECORDING: Thank you for calling Orlando Women’s Center. Please listen carefully to the following options, as our menu has been changed. If you would like information regarding our services, please press 1. If you would like information regarding our weight loss services, please press 2. If you would like directions to our office, please press 3. If you are scheduled for an abortion procedure and would like information regarding pre-operative instruction, please press 4. If you would like information regarding our exclusive treatment service, please press 5. If you would like to speak to staff personnel to set up an appointment or ask additional questions, please press zero (dial button pressed).

One moment please.

(Dialing, phone ringing 1x)

CLINIC: Thank you for calling Orlando Women’s Center. Princess speaking. 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: How many week are you?

CALLER: I’m not really sure.

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

CALLER: January 3rd.

CLINIC: You’re right now about nine weeks.

CALLER: Nine weeks?

CLINIC: Um-hmm.

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

CLINIC: 375.

CALLER: All right. 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. Could he just sign whatever it is, and you wouldn’t have to tell anybody?

CLINIC: No, we don’t tell anybody. There’s no age requirement, sweetie.

CALLER: The thing is, my boyfriend and I were talking about all this, and we decided we don’t want anyone to know about us. But he’s going to pay for everything with cash. Would he have to sign anything or fill out any forms?

CLINIC: He will have to be here if he’s paying. I mean, if he’s paying cash, he can just give you the money. But if you get anesthesia, you’re going to need a driver.

CALLER: Okay. Well, he said that he would be there.

CLINIC: Well, then you’d be fine.

CALLER: Really?

CLINIC: Um-hmm.

CALLER: All right. Do you guys do like a pregnancy test beforehand just to make sure?

CLINIC: Yeah. Did you take a pregnancy test though?

CALLER: No.

CLINIC: Well, I think you should take an at-home pregnancy test first so you don’t waste your time coming here and spend the whole day here and then told you’re not pregnant.

CALLER: Are those usually right though?

CLINIC: Huh? Yeah, EPT.

CALLER: Okay.

CLINIC: So just get an EPT at least to be safe. Because you have to be here four to six hours. It’s like an all-day affair. And then you go through everything, and then get told you’re not even pregnant, that’s a waste of time.

CALLER: Okay. Well, if I wasn’t pregnant, could I come in there for birth control?

CLINIC: We don’t do any pap smears right now, but you might want to call Planned Parenthood. I know they do it.

CALLER: Oh, okay. But would they have to tell anybody if I was on birth control though?

CLINIC: Nope.

CALLER: Oh, okay?

CLINIC: All right.

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

CLINIC: Princess. Okay, sweetie?

CALLER: Thanks.

CLINIC: No problem. Bye.

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#742 – Pensacola Medical Services in Pensacola, FL

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PENSACOLA MEDICAL SERVICES
4400 BAYOU BLVD. # 46
PENSACOLA, FL 32503
850-478-2477

TAPE – 742

(Dialing, phone ringing 1x)

CLINIC: (Unclear) Medical Services. 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: How many weeks are you?

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

CLINIC: By the first day of your last period.

CALLER: Well, that was January 3rd.

CLINIC: Okay. Hold one second.

CALLER: Okay.

(Short pause)

CLINIC: Okay. At nine-plus weeks the procedure’s $350 if you’re positive blood type. And if you want IV sedation, it’s 425.

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. 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 how old?

CALLER: I’m going to be 14 on the 19th of this month.

CLINIC: Okay. So you’re going to be 14. So you’re 13 right now?

CALLER: Yeah.

CLINIC: Most likely, no. In the state of Florida you don’t have to have parent consent. But you’re not going to want him up here, because if he comes up here, the police officers would have to arrest him.

CALLER: Why?

CLINIC: Because you have to show your i.d. When he comes in he has to show his i.d., and you have to show your i.d. to get in. And if they see the age on there, they could arrest him at that point.

CALLER: But I don’t have an i.d.

CLINIC: You’re going to have to get a picture i.d. from the Drivers License Bureau to be able to get into the building.

CALLER: So would it be better if he just dropped me off then?

CLINIC: Yeah, definitely. You don’t want to put him in that situation.

CALLER: Yeah.

CLINIC: Now, the thing is, with you only being 13, there’s no guarantee we’ll be able to do the procedure. It will be based upon an examination of your cervix, to make sure that you’re built to where we can do the procedure at this point.

CALLER: Okay. I haven’t had a pregnancy test yet. Could I come in there and do that before?

CLINIC: We don’t offer that here. We no longer offer the free pregnancy test. But if you just go and get a pregnancy test, that way you can find out for sure if it’s positive.

CALLER: What kind should I get?

CLINIC: The EPT. EPT is in a purple and white box. And that’s the same ones we do offer here on procedure day.

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

CLINIC: Yes. You’d have to have a pap smear, but yes you can get birth control from us.

CALLER: Well, how much does it cost for a pap smear?

CLINIC: Seventy-five dollars.

CALLER: Okay. If I was coming in for an abortion and everything, how much should I bring?

CLINIC: Are you positive blood type?

CALLER: I’m not really sure.

CLINIC: It would be $390. Because of your age, if you haven’t had a pap done, I do recommend you having the IV sedation, which would be 465.

CALLER: Okay. So how much money should I tell my boyfriend to get?

CLINIC: 465 total.

CALLER: 465?

CLINIC: Uh-huh.

CALLER: Do I need to make an appointment for that?

CLINIC: Well, go ahead and do that test, and then call us and let us know.

CALLER: Should I call you back? What was your name?

CLINIC: My name’s Glenda.

CALLER: All right.

CLINIC: Okay? Thanks. Bye.

CALLER: So —

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#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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