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#761 – Family Planning Associates Medical Group in Chicago, IL

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FAMILY PLANNING ASSOCIATES MEDICAL GROUP
5086 N. ELSTON AVE.
CHICAGO, IL 60630
773-725-0200

TAPE – 761

(Dialing, phone ringing 3x)

CLINIC: Family Planning Associates. This is Kathy (sp). May I help you?

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

CLINIC: Yes. Hold on please.

CALLER: All right.

(Pause)

CLINIC: Thank you for holding. You’re holding for?

CALLER: Hi. I was talking to Kathy.

CLINIC: Oh, okay. I’m sorry. Hold on. She’ll be right with you.

CALLER: Okay.

CLINIC: Hi. May I help you?

CALLER: Yeah, hi. Is this Kathy?

CLINIC: Yes.

CALLER: Oh, yeah. I was trying to ask some questions about getting an abortion.

CLINIC: Okay. And when was your last period?

CALLER: January 3rd.

CLINIC: Are you under any insurance?

CALLER: Well, no. 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 about all this. But my boyfriend’s 22. And he said he was going to pay for everything. But is that all right if it he takes care of it, and you won’t have to tell anybody?

CLINIC: In the state of Illinois there are no regulations, meaning you do not have to tell a parent, spouse or whoever that you’re having an abortion. There are no age restrictions in the state of Illinois. It’s fine. But the problem is you’re 14 years old. Why are you seeing somebody that’s 22 years old? That person’s eight years older than you are.

CALLER: Yeah. Well, but we’re in love. We’re going to get married. He’s a great guy.

CLINIC: That doesn’t matter. If somebody found out that you were seeing this person and you got pregnant by this person, he can go to jail.

CALLER: He can go to jail?

CLINIC: Sure he can.

CALLER: Well, why?

CLINIC: Because you’re a minor, and you’re under age of 18.

CALLER: Well, he can’t go to jail. I mean, he’s the only one that’s here for me.

CLINIC: I know, but he could go to jail. I’m just forewarning you.

CALLER: Are you going to tell anybody?

CLINIC: We are bound by confidentiality. But your friends know you’re pregnant it sounds like, correct?

CALLER: Well, just my one friend.

CLINIC: Just your one friend. How confident are you and your one friend that she’s not going to say something to somebody else?

CALLER: Well, she had an abortion already.

CLINIC: Okay. When was your last period? You said January 3rd?

CALLER: Yeah.

CLINIC: And are you under any insurance? Oh. He’ll be paying cash.

CALLER: Right.

CLINIC: It runs 295 if you’re awake or 370 to be asleep.

CALLER: Okay. He said he was going to pay for everything, right?

CLINIC: Fine.

CALLER: But he doesn’t want anyone to know about us? Would he have to fill out any forms if he was paying?

CLINIC: Nope, uh-uh. No.

CALLER: Do you guys do a pregnancy test beforehand just to make sure? Because I haven’t had one.

CLINIC: Yeah. Definitely we do do a pregnancy test.

CALLER: Oh, okay. I’m just worried to do one from the store because I don’t know that they are — are they right?

CLINIC: Uh-huh.

CALLER: Really?

CLINIC: Yeah, they can be right.

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

CLINIC: Yeah. You can make an appointment for that. That’s not a problem at all.

CALLER: But would you have to tell anybody?

CLINIC: Nope.

CALLER: How much does it cost for birth control?

CLINIC: The exam is 80. The birth control pills can be purchased here for $17 a pack.

CALLER: The thing is I can’t drive or anything. Would my boyfriend be able to pick up the pills?

CLINIC: Yes.

CALLER: Really?

CLINIC: Uh-huh.

CALLER: So when do you guys normally do pregnancy tests there?

CLINIC: Everyday of the week we do pregnancy testing.

CALLER: What time?

CLINIC: Monday through Friday, 8 to 5; Saturday, 8 ’til 2.

CALLER: How much does it cost to get that?

CLINIC: To get the pregnancy test?

CALLER: Yeah.

CLINIC: No charge.

CALLER: Oh, really?

CLINIC: Okay?

CALLER: All right.

CLINIC: Okay. You can stop in anytime.

CALLER: Okay.

CLINIC: All righty.

CALLER: So could I call you back — was your name Kathy — if I had any questions?

CLINIC: Not a problem.

CALLER: All right. Okay. Thanks.

CLINIC: Bye bye.

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#762 – American Women’s Medical Center in Chicago, IL

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AMERICAN WOMEN’S MEDICAL CENTER
2744 N. WESTERN AVE
CHICAGO, IL 60647
773-772-7727

TAPE – 762

(Dialing, phone ringing 2x)

CLINIC: Good morning, American Women’s.

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

CLINIC: Yes, we do. Hold on for just a moment.

CALLER: Okay.

(Pause)

CLINIC: When was your last period?

CALLER: January 3rd.

CLINIC: Do you have any health insurance or medical card?

CALLER: I’m not really sure. Well, not exactly. The thing is my boyfriend said that he would pay for everything.

CLINIC: So you don’t go to school?

CALLER: Well, I’m homeschooled.

CLINIC: Okay. It will be 350, honey. And I can have you come in tomorrow or Saturday morning.

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: Right. There’s no parental consent in the state of Illinois.

CALLER: Okay.

CLINIC: So do you want to schedule?

CALLER: I was actually wanting to ask something else. 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. If he was paying for it all, would he have to fill out any forms or anything?

CLINIC: Well, you have to fill out your forms; your forms, not him. We need a record of you being here. But everything is confidential, so no information is released.

CALLER: So his name wouldn’t be on anything then?

CLINIC: No. Just the person that’s going to take you home.

CALLER: Oh, okay. Well, he would take me home.

CLINIC: Right.

CALLER: So his name would be on that?

CLINIC: Right, honey.

CALLER: Okay. But you wouldn’t tell anybody about him or me or anybody?

CLINIC: As I said, all our services are confidential. We don’t release any information without your consent.

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

CLINIC: You said your last period was in January?

CALLER: January 3rd.

CLINIC: You’re probably pregnant if you haven’t gotten a period since. You’re probably about nine weeks. But we still do a pregnancy test and an ultra sound.

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

CLINIC: It will be 350 all together.

CALLER: Oh, okay. Well, if it ended up that I wasn’t pregnant for some reason, could I get birth control from you guys?

CLINIC: We start you off with a pack of birth control. When you come back for your follow up, we’ll give you another pack.

CALLER: Okay. How much does it cost for the birth control?

CLINIC: Hold on a minute.

(Pause)

CLINIC: The birth control pills can vary anywhere between 28 to $35 a month.

CALLER: Okay. The thing is, I can’t drive yet. Would my boyfriend be able to pick up the pills if I got them?

CLINIC: Well, you need to be seen by the nurse practitioner after the abortion, honey. So that’s totally separate from the abortion. You have to go get them at the pharmacy.

CALLER: Oh, okay. All right. Well, when do you guys normally have appointments for everything?

CLINIC: We have appointments every Wednesday, Friday and Saturday morning.

CALLER: Okay. 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: My name is Jalisa (ph).

CALLER: Okay.

CLINIC: Okay?

CALLER: All right. Thank you.

CLINIC: Thank you. Bye.

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#760 – Family Planning Associates Medical Group in Chicago, IL

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FAMILY PLANNING ASSOCIATES MEDICAL GROUP
659 W. WASHINGTON BLVD.
CHICAGO, IL 60606
312-707-8988

TAPE – 760

(Dialing, phone ringing 1x)

CLINIC: Family Planning Associates. This is Martha. 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: How many weeks are you?

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

CLINIC: When was your last period?

CALLER: January 3rd.

CLINIC: Okay. Well, we offer the surgical procedure, which is the DNC, and that’s $370 asleep or 295 awake. And that’s done on Wednesdays, Fridays and Saturdays, or we offer the abortion pill which is $500. And that’s done on Thursdays and Fridays.

CALLER: Oh, okay. Which one should I get?

CLINIC: That’s up to you.

CALLER: Well, which one is better? I don’t know.

CLINIC: Well, that’s also up to you. It depends on what you’re more comfortable with. If you’d rather have just the DNC and be done with it, then obviously the surgery. If it’s for the pill, then that requires a little bit more work on your part. Because that basically induces a miscarriage with oral medication.

CALLER: Oh, okay. The thing is I’m really kink of worried. 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 it, and you wouldn’t have to tell anybody?

CLINIC: No. We don’t have an age requirement. There’s no parental consent in Illinois.

CALLER: Okay.

CLINIC: But I would just then go ahead and schedule for the surgery not for the pill. Because the pill, you have to do that at time, and it’s a lot more complicated.

CALLER: Okay. I haven’t had a pregnancy test yet. Would you guys do that there just to make sure?

CLINIC: Yeah, you can or you can just get one at the store. Once it’s positive, then you can come here and schedule the appointment.

CALLER: Are the ones that you get at the store normally right?

CLINIC: Yeah.

CALLER: Oh, okay. I just didn’t know. Me and my boyfriend were talking about all this, and we don’t want anyone to know about us. But he said he was going to pay cash for everything. Would he have to fill out any forms if he was paying?

CLINIC: No.

CALLER: Okay. So his name wouldn’t have to be on anything anywhere?

CLINIC: No, uh-uh.

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

CLINIC: Yeah. The exam for those are only done on Thursdays. But what you need to do first is get a test. And then once you get a test, then you can give us a call and schedule whatever you want.

CALLER: Okay. Well, if it turned out that I wasn’t pregnant, how much does the birth control cost?

CLINIC: The exam is $60 and pills are $17 a pack.

CALLER: Okay. And you’re sure nobody would have to know about that or anything?

CLINIC: Right. All that is confidential.

CALLER: Okay. I’ll talk to you later.

CLINIC: Okay.

CALLER: Thanks. Bye.

**END***

#336 – Planned Parenthood in Chicago, IL

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PLANNED PARENTHOOD
1200 N LA SALLE DR
CHICAGO, IL 60610-1913
312-266-1033

TAPE – 336

(Dialing, phone ringing 1x)

RECORDING: Thank you for calling Planned Parenthood. (Message repeated in Spanish). For a menu in English, please stay on the line. (Message continued in Spanish).

Welcome to Planned Parenthood. We have an automated system to serve you better. Please listen carefully to the following menu of options and choose the service that you wish to come for. You will always have the opportunity to speak with a counselor within your service menu.

For directions to the health center, press 1. For abortion services, press 2. For family planning services, press (dial button pressed).

For abortion information, press 1. For payment options, press 2. For clinic hours, press 3. To make an appointment or speak to an abortion counselor, press 4 (dial button pressed).

Please hold while I transfer your call to Surgical Services.

(Pause)

RECORDING: I’m sorry. All of our counselors are presently busy. Calls are answered in the order received. Please remain on the line for the next available counselor.

CLINIC: Planned Parenthood. How can I help you?

CALLER: Hi. Yeah. I was wondering if you guys do abortions there.

CLINIC: We do.

CALLER: Well, do you know how much it cost?

CLINIC: It depends on a couple of things. Can I get the first day of your last period?

CALLER: I think it was December 14th.

CLINIC: December 14th?

CALLER: Yeah.

CLINIC: Okay. Right now you’re eligible for our surgical services. You can choose to be awake or asleep. Did you have public aid or private insurance?

CALLER: Well, my boyfriend said he would pay cash for it.

CLINIC: Okay. It’s 330 to be awake and 405 to be asleep.

CALLER: My friend said that you guys have to tell my parents, and they have to sign some stuff. But my boyfriend’s 22. Could he sign that?

CLINIC: You don’t have to any consent.

CALLER: Okay. Even if I’ll be 14 in March, you guys don’t have to —

CLINIC: No, we don’t.

CALLER: Okay.

CLINIC: Okay? Did you want to set up an appointment?

CALLER: Well, I’d have to call my boyfriend to see when he can get off work to take me.

CLINIC: Okay. Our next available appointment is next Tuesday.

CALLER: Okay. Could I ask you a quick question?

CLINIC: Um-hmm.

CALLER: Do you guys do pregnancy tests there?

CLINIC: We recommend you take a home pregnancy test before you come in just because we have to do the ultra sound when you come in. So for some reason if you’re not pregnant, you have to pay for the ultra sound. Home pregnancy tests are pretty accurate.

CALLER: Oh, really?

CLINIC: Um-hmm.

CALLER: Well, if I wasn’t pregnant, do you guys have birth control there?

CLINIC: Yes, we do, upstairs in the clinic, yes.

CALLER: Would they have to say anything, that I was on birth control?

CLINIC: To your parents?

CALLER: Well, to anybody at all?

CLINIC: No.

CALLER: All right. I wanted my boyfriend to be there with me. Is that all right?

CLINIC: I’m sorry. I couldn’t hear you.

CALLER: I wanted my boyfriend to be there with me. Is that all right?

CLINIC: That’s fine. The only this is he can’t come in for the procedure with you and the recovery. Okay?

CALLER: Okay. But could he come to the waiting room?

CLINIC: Um-hmm.

CALLER: Oh, okay. He’s just worried because he doesn’t want anybody to say anything about him. My parents can’t find out at all —

CLINIC: Okay.

CALLER: — because they just hate him. They just think he’s too old for me, so I don’t know. So it’s all right if he’s there, and you guys wouldn’t have to say anything?

CLINIC: No.

CALLER: All right.

CLINIC: Okay?

CALLER: Well, if I had any other questions, could I call you? What was your name?

CLINIC: You can talk to anyone when you call.

CALLER: Oh, all right.

CLINIC: Okay?

CALLER: Okay.

CLINIC: Thank you.

CALLER: Thanks.

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