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#755 – Meadowbrook Women’s Clinic in Minneapolis, MN

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MEADOWBROOK WOMEN’S CLINIC
825 S. 8TH ST. # 1018
MINNEAPOLIS, MN 55404
612-376-7708

TAPE – 755

(Dialing, phone ringing 4x)

RECORDING: You have reached Medical Goldman’s (?) Clinic. All of our lines are busy, and we ask that you remain on the line. Your call will be answered when the next operator becomes available. Our telephone hours are Monday through Friday from 7 a.m. to 6 p.m.

CLINIC: (Unclear) Clinic. Can you please hold?

CALLER: Yeah, okay.

CLINIC: Thank you for holding. This is Adrienne. 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: It depends on how far along you are. Do you know when the first day of your last period was?

CALLER: January 3rd.

CLINIC: At our clinic, anything less than 12 weeks, which you are, is the same fee. And that’s $535.

CALLER: Okay.

CLINIC: And we schedule those appointments Monday through Friday in the early morning.

CALLER: In the early morning?

CLINIC: Uh-huh.

CALLER: Okay. What time?

CLINIC: Usually 6:45 a.m. to about 8:15 a.m.

CALLER: Oh, okay.

CLINIC: And you’ll be at the clinic about four hours during the day.

CALLER: Oh, 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 I was getting an abortion. But my boyfriend’s 22. Is he old enough to take care of it, and you wouldn’t have to tell anybody?

CLINIC: No. Unfortunately, if you’re only 14, we do still have to notify both of your biological parents.

CALLER: Why?

CLINIC: It’s just a state law in Minnesota. Have you told your parents yet?

CALLER: Well, no. They know my boyfriend, and they know we’re going out, but they don’t know we’re having sex. If they found out about that, I don’t know what they would do.

CLINIC: There is an option of going to court and having a court grant you permission to have the abortion without telling your parents. If you’d like, I could give you that phone number.

CALLER: Okay.

CLINIC: It’s 612-348-6824. And you need to set up the court appointment. And then once you have the court appointment set up, then you can get the abortion appointment set up also.

CALLER: Okay. How much does it cost for that?

CLINIC: Court is free.

CALLER: Oh, okay.

CLINIC: Then you would just have to pay for the cost of the abortion.

CALLER: Well, does the judge ever say no or anything?

CLINIC: Not usually. The judge is usually good. And it’s an easy process.

CALLER: Oh, all right.

CLINIC: All right?

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

CLINIC: No. But if he came to the clinic, we would have to get a copy of his picture i.d.

CALLER: Oh, okay. Well, would it be better if he didn’t come to the clinic then?

CLINIC: It’s up to you.

CALLER: Well, would it be bad if like —

CLINIC: Can I put you on hold?

CALLER: Okay.

(Pause)

CLINIC: Okay. Thanks for holding. I had another call coming in. It’s really up to you whether or not you wanted to bring him.

CALLER: Well, I would just really feel better if he was there with me. But if had his picture on file, would that be — would anybody tell? Would anybody find out about him?

CLINIC: You know, that’s just for our records. All of your records at our clinic are confidential.

CALLER: Oh, okay. So you wouldn’t have to tell anybody about him or anything?

CLINIC: No.

CALLER: The thing is, I haven’t had a pregnancy test yet. I just haven’t had my period in a while. Do you guys do the pregnancy test there?

CLINIC: We offer a free pregnancy test Monday through Friday between 8:00 and 2:00. You can just stop in, and as long as you have a picture i.d. we can do that.

CALLER: Okay. Well, I don’t have a picture i.d.

CLINIC: Then you might want to try one of the other clinics. Or do you have like a school i.d.?

CALLER: Well, no. I’m homeschooled.

CLINIC: Okay. Otherwise you could try just buying a home pregnancy test. Those are also accurate, just like an EPT or anything.

CALLER: Really?

CLINIC: Uh-huh.

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

CLINIC: That would be something you would want to see like a Planned Parenthood for. We actually at this clinic just do abortions. And at the time of the abortion we can give you birth control, but we don’t see patients only for birth control.

CALLER: Oh, okay. Would anybody have to know if I was on birth control though?

CLINIC: No, that’s something you wouldn’t have to tell your parents about.

CALLER: Really?

CLINIC: Um-hm.

CALLER: All right. So when do you normally do the pregnancy tests again?

CLINIC: Monday through Friday between 8 in the morning and 2 p.m.

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

CLINIC: Nope. You can just walk in.

CALLER: Oh, all right.

CLINIC: Okay.

CALLER: Okay. Thank you.

CLINIC: Uh-huh. Bye.

CALLER: Bye.

***END***

#756 – Dr. Mildred Hanson in Minneapolis, MN

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DR. MILDRED HANSON
710 E. 24TH ST. # 403
MINNEAPOLIS, MN 55404
612-870-1334

TAPE – 756

(Dialing, phone ringing 2x)

CLINIC: Dr. Hanson’s (sp) office.

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

CLINIC: We do, um-hmm.

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

CLINIC: It depends on how far along you are. Do you know when your last period was?

CALLER: January 3rd.

CLINIC: Okay. And was that a normal period?

CALLER: Yeah.

CLINIC: Hold on second. I misplaced my little thing here that tells me.

(Pause)

CLINIC: Okay. The cost on a weekday would be 360, and a Saturday would be 400. And then do you have positive or negative blood?

CALLER: I’m not sure.

CLINIC: Okay. We would do a test. If it’s negative, then you’d need to have a shot, and the shot would be $40.

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

CLINIC: No. The Minnesota law says that if you aren’t going to tell your parents, and they’re aren’t going to be able to write a note, that you have to go to court. And the court will decide whether you’re mature enough to make the decision on your own without telling your parents.

CALLER: Okay. How do I do that?

CLINIC: Well, I can give you the court — where do you live?

CALLER: I live in Savage.

CLINIC: I can give you the court number. It’s 612-348-6824.

CALLER: Okay.

CLINIC: And what happens is you have to come to our office first. And then you’ll have an ultra sound done, and you’ll talk to a counselor. She’ll fill out some papers, and you’ll take those to the court. And then you’ll talk to the judge at 10:30. And then when you’re done, you can either come back here or you can come a different day. On Tuesdays everything can be done in one day. If you don’t want to go to court on a Tuesday — they have Tuesday, Wednesday and Friday. If you did court on a Wednesday or Friday, you’d have to come a different day.

CALLER: Okay. Well, does the judge ever say no or anything?

CLINIC: Well, the judge did say no one time, but that was because the person really didn’t want to have the procedure done. Otherwise, no, they haven’t.

CALLER: Okay.

CLINIC: And your boyfriend probably will not be able to go into the courthouse, courtroom, with you. They have what’s called a guardian, someone that stands up for you and talks through you.

CALLER: Okay.

CLINIC: But you have to decide when you want to come. And usually Tuesdays are the best because everything is done in one day.

CALLER: So it would be better to come next Tuesday then?

CLINIC: If you want to sure, um-hmm.

CALLER: We do an ultra sound. When you come in, we’ll have you fill out the papers. Then you’ll have the ultra sound and talk with a counselor, and then you’ll go to court. Then you’ll come back, and the procedure’s done once you come back.

CALLER: Oh, okay. Do you guys do a pregnancy test beforehand? It’s just I haven’t had one of those yet.

CLINIC: No. We’ll do the ultra sound.

CALLER: Oh, okay?

CLINIC: The only time we’ll do a pregnancy test is if there’s something that doesn’t show up on the ultra sound.

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

CLINIC: We do, um-hmm.

CALLER: Okay. But would you have to tell anybody about that though?

CLINIC: No.

CALLER: Oh, okay. I got to call my boyfriend and see if he can get Tuesday off. But can I call you back when I talk to him? What was your name?

CLINIC: Carey (sp).

CALLER: Okay. All right. Thanks.

CLINIC: Okay. Bye bye.

CALLER: Bye.

***END***

#707 – Virginia League For Planned Parenthood in Richmond, VA

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VIRGINIA LEAGUE FOR PLANNED PARENTHOOD
3415 FLOYD AVE.
RICHMOND, VA 23220
804-254-1760

TAPE – 707

(dialing sound) (ringing 2X)

RECORDING: Hello, and thank you for calling the Virginia League for Planned Parenthood. If you know your party’s extension, please dial it now. For an emergency to make an appointment, or to speak to the nurse practitioner please press 20 now. If you would like a pill refill, please press 10 now. If you want to connect to our directory press star 2 now. If you are using a rotary phone, please hold. You will be connected to our receptionist. Thank you. Transferring call. Please hold. (ringing 2X)

CLINIC: Good afternoon. This is Planned Parenthood. Kimberly speaking. How may I help you?

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

CLINIC: Yes, we do. Can you hold on for a moment?

CALLER: Okay.

CLINIC: Okay, thanks. (pause) I had a line of people. Okay. You needed to know different information about –

CALLER: Is this Kimberly?

CLINIC: Yes.

CALLER: Okay.

CLINIC: Yes. (laughs) Are you in school or are you in the working field?

CALLER: I’m homeschooled.

CLINIC: Homeschooled?

CALLER: Yeah.

CLINIC: How old are you?

CALLER: I’m going to be 14 later on this month. But the thing is, my friend told me that you guys would have to tell my parents about all this. But my boyfriend’s 22. Could he just take care of it all and you wouldn’t have to tell them about it to anybody?

CLINIC: No, because we have to have at least one parent signs a consent form.

CALLER: Oh. Well, is there any way around that because I can’t tell my parents about this at all.

CLINIC: Okay. I believe — I can give you the number to Washington DC clinic. I don’t believe that you have to have consent for that. Let me pull that up for you, okay?

CALLER: Okay.

CLINIC: Because we can’t do it unless you’re either — one of your parents, your legal guardian.

CALLER: Okay.

CLINIC: Only way that, you know, we can do that.

CALLER: Well, could I come in there for a pregnancy test just to make sure I am pregnant?

CLINIC: You sure can, but we’re actually getting ready to close. But on Monday we’re open for pregnancy tests 12:30 to 4:30, and then we resume doing them from 5:30 to 6:30.

CALLER: But would you have to tell anybody?

CLINIC: No. No. That’s absolutely — you don’t have to. And we also have what we call the HOPE program where if you wanted to get on birth control you don’t have to have a parent sign for that either. It’s just when it’s something of the medical procedure like that, you know, and you’re underage we have to have the consent form. Do you want the DC number or did you want to come in for –

CALLER: My boyfriend and I were talking about all this, and we don’t want anyone to know about us. But he said he would pay cash for everything. So would his name have to be on any forms if he was paying for like the pregnancy test and everything?

CLINIC: Pregnancy tests is absolutely free. You don’t have to pay anything for it.

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

CLINIC: You sure could.

CALLER: It’s just we don’t want to have to go through all this again, so.

CLINIC: Right, right. Because it’s that worry, and it’s very stressful. We have what we call the HOPE program which is $15.

CALLER: For the birth control?

CLINIC: For you to come in, talk to a nurse practitioner, and then she can write you a scrip, and then each birth control pack would be $12 per month.

CALLER: Okay. Well, I don’t drive yet. Would my boyfriend be able to pick up the pills?

CLINIC: He sure would be able to, yes.

CALLER: All right.

CLINIC: And he can pay cash for them so that there’s no — you know. But we will have to have your name on our records because we have to, you know, as –

CALLER: Well, yeah. I just, we just don’t want his name on anything, so.

CLINIC: Right. Right.

CALLER: Okay.

CLINIC: That’s perfectly fine. (laughs)

CALLER: Okay.

CLINIC: Okay? Do you know how to get here or does he know how to get here?

CALLER: He knows.

CLINIC: Okay. I would suggest coming in on Monday and you know, doing a pregnancy test.

CALLER: Okay. And I could get the DC number from you guys if I needed to?

CLINIC: Yes. The DC, yes. Yes.

CALLER: If I turned out pregnant I could go there?

CLINIC: Right, uh-huh. Are you more than two weeks late for your period?

CALLER: Yeah. Well, I haven’t had my period since January 3. So that’s why we’re just really worried.

CLINIC: Yeah. Okay. Well, definitely come in on Monday, okay?

CALLER: Okay. And you’re sure in DC they wouldn’t have to tell anybody?

CLINIC: I’ll find out for you.

CALLER: Okay.

CLINIC: Okay?

CALLER: All right.

CLINIC: All right, and we’ll see you on Monday then.

CALLER: Okay, thanks.

CLINIC: You’re welcome.

CALLER: Bye.

on ho(phone clicks)

***THE END***

#647 – Charlottesville Obstetrics – Planned Parenthood in Charlottesville, VA

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CHARLOTTESVILLE OBSTETRICS – PLANNED PARENTHOOD
CHARLOTTESVILLE, VA 22911
804-977-0200

TAPE – 647

(Dialing, phone ringing 1x)

CLINIC: Planned Parenthood. This is Susan. May I help you?

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

CLINIC: Yes, we do.

CALLER: Well, how much does that cost?

CLINIC: For the surgical abortion it’s $370. We do that between 6 and 13 weeks.

CALLER: Okay. Well, how do you know how far you are?

CLINIC: When was your last period?

CALLER: January 3rd

CLINIC: January 3rd? Can you hold for must one moment?

CALLER: Okay.

(Short pause)

CLINIC: Sorry to keep you holding. You said January 3rd was your last period?

CALLER: Yeah.

CLINIC: Let me look at my calendar. My math is so terrible; I have to count. You’re probably five weeks or so, because generally women get pregnant mid cycle. So you probably got pregnant about somewhere around two weeks after your last period.

CALLER: Okay. Well, I just haven’t had my period since then.

CLINIC: Right. I’m looking at the calendar. I would say you’re probably around six weeks or so.

CALLER: Okay.

CLINIC: Which I could go ahead and schedule you if you wanted to. We do the procedures on Monday, Wednesdays and Thursdays.

CALLER: Well, I’m going to be 14 on the 20th, 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 they wouldn’t have to tell anyone?

CLINIC: No. Unfortunately, the only thing — and I don’t even know. You’re 13 now?

CALLER: Yeah.

CLINIC: The only thing if you don’t want to tell your parents, you can go to court and get a judicial bypass.

CALLER: What is that?

CLINIC: Where you have to go explain to the judge why you want to do this and why you don’t want to tell your parents. I don’t even know how to tell you to do that. That’s the only way we can —

CALLER: But he would say it’s okay?

CLINIC: I don’t know. I mean, he might say yes. He might say you’re too young. I’m thinking he may say no.

CALLER: Really?

CLINIC: Yeah. Usually like if you’re 16 or 17, you’re getting close to being 18, the judge will go ahead and write you out a paper. I don’t know that with you being so young.

Can you hold just a moment? Let me ask my manager what she thinks?

CALLER: All right.

(Pause)

CLINIC: You still there?

CALLER: Uh-huh.

CLINIC: I’m going to give you a phone number to call. It’s the juvenile court. And I asked our center manager, and she said that you’re not too young to request a judicial bypass. And what you need to do is just call them and tell them your situation. And tell them that you’re wanting a judicial bypass so that we can see you here in our clinic for the abortion procedure.

CALLER: How much does that cost?

CLINIC: It’s $370.

CALLER: For the judicial bypass?

CLINIC: No, no. I don’t think there’s a cost for that. I thought you meant the cost for the procedure.

CALLER: But would they have to tell anybody?

CLINIC: No.

CALLER: Okay.

CLINIC: I can give you that phone number– 979-7191.

CALLER: Oh, okay.

CLINIC: And call them, and they can give you the information. Just tell them you need to get information how to go about getting a judicial bypass. Okay?

CALLER: Well, my boyfriend doesn’t want a whole bunch of people to know about us. If he was paying for everything, would he have to sign anything?

CLINIC: No.

CALLER: Oh, okay. So I could come in there for a pregnancy test?

CLINIC: We don’t do that here. You could go to the Arlington Road — you could go over there, and they could counsel you about all that there.

CALLER: A pregnancy test?

CLINIC: Uh-huh.

CALLER: Would they have to tell anybody?

CLINIC: Any medical information — it’s not just regarding abortion. But any medical information is confidential. So by law people are not allowed to discuss you or your medical situation at all.

CALLER: Do you think that maybe I’m not pregnant and I can get birth control?

CLINIC: Yes. I would call them, and I would ask them. Talk to them about that, because that’s what they do at that clinic. They do your yearly exams and things. They can get your set up with birth control pills and all of that.

CALLER: And nobody would have to know that I was on birth control too?

CLINIC: I think you can get around that also.

CALLER: Oh, okay.

CLINIC: You would just need to call them and talk to them.

CALLER: Okay.

CLINIC: Okay?

CALLER: All right.

CLINIC: Thanks a lot.

CALLER: Thank you.

CLINIC: Uh-huh. Bye.

CALLER: Bye.

***END***

#648 – Northern Virginia Women’s Healthcare in Fairfax, VA

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NORTHERN VIRGINIA WOMEN’S HEALTHCARE
10400 EATON PL. # 515
FAIRFAX, VA 22030
703-591-1999

TAPE – 648

(Dialing, phone ringing 3x)

CLINIC: Women’s Clinic. Can I help you?

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

CLINIC: Uh-huh. We do under local and general.

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

CLINIC: It’s 475 to go to sleep, and it’s 330 to stay awake.

CALLER: Okay. My friend said that since I’m going to be 14 in later on this month –

CLINIC: Oh. Well, you need to go D.C. and Maryland. Oh, 14 weeks pregnant?

CALLER: No, 14 years old.

CLINIC: Years old. Okay. You need to bring a letter if you’re going to be awake, and if you want to go to sleep your parents have to be here.

CALLER: Oh, okay. Well, my boyfriend’s 22. Could he just sign whatever it is, and they wouldn’t have to tell anyone?

CLINIC: No. No, you can’t do that. If you want to go to sleep you can’t do that. If you stay awake you need to bring a letter.

CALLER: From who?

CLINIC: From your guardian or your parents.

CALLER: But I don’t want them to know. I mean, they know that me and my boyfriend are going out; they just don’t —

CLINIC: Yeah, that’s the law in Virginia.

CALLER: Well, what can I do?

CLINIC: To stay awake and bring a letter.

CALLER: From who?

CLINIC: We don’t usually check it (chuckle).

CALLER: You don’t?

CLINIC: No. Just bring a letter.

CALLER: Okay.

CLINIC: Okay? You need to make an appointment though.

CALLER: The main reason that I’m worried about all this is I haven’t had my period since January 3rd, and I’m just scared.

CLINIC: Hold on a second. Let me just finish this one call, and then I’ll be right with you, okay? Hold on, okay?

CALLER: All right.

(Pause)

CLINIC: You want to make an appointment?

CALLER: Well, I would have to call my boyfriend to see because he’d be the only way I could get there. But do you guys do pregnancy test there? Just to make sure.

CLINIC: Yeah, we do. But we do the test here on the day of the appointment.

CALLER: Oh, okay.

CLINIC: Yeah. We have to have a positive pregnancy test.

CALLER: Well, is there any problem with my boyfriend coming in though?

CLINIC: No.

CALLER: Oh, okay.

CLINIC: You just need to bring a letter.

CALLER: Oh, okay.

CLINIC: But you need to have an appointment.

CALLER: Well, if it ended up that I wasn’t pregnant after the pregnancy test, could I get birth control there?

CLINIC: Yeah. We can schedule — not on the same day, but we can schedule you next-door —

CALLER: And would you have to tell anybody about birth control?

CLINIC: You talk to the nurse.

CALLER: Well, if I was on birth control, would you have to tell anybody that I was?

CLINIC: No. That’s personal. No, we won’t do that.

CALLER: Okay. It’s just me and my boyfriend don’t want to have to worry about all this anymore, so we were wanting to get birth control.

CLINIC: Okay?

CALLER: So when I come in, bring a letter?

CLINIC: Yeah. Do you want to make an appointment?

CALLER: What does the letter need to say?

CLINIC: That they’re allowing you to have an abortion.

CALLER: Oh, okay. All right. Well, let me call my boyfriend to see when he can bring me.

CLINIC: Okay. We do it on Tuesday, Friday and Saturday.

CALLER: Okay. So let me call you and call you back. What was your name?

CLINIC: Josie (?).

CALLER: Okay. Thanks.

CLINIC: Bye.

CALLER: Bye.

***END***

#643 – Richmond Medical Center For Women in Richmond, VA

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RICHMOND MEDICAL CENTER FOR WOMEN
118 N. BOULEVARD
RICHMOND, VA 23220
804-359-5066

TAPE – 643

(Dialing, phone ringing 3x)

CLINIC: Richmond Medical Center.

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

CLINIC: We do.

CALLER: How much does that cost?

CLINIC: It’s $260 to be awake, $460 to be asleep, or $295 for the IV sedation.

CALLER: I’m going to be 14 at the end of 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. A parent has to sign for you. That’s required by law.

CALLER: Oh. Well, is there any way not to tell them?

CLINIC: The only way is that you would need to go before a judge.

CALLER: Oh, okay.

CLINIC: And what you could do is, if you’re interested in doing that, you would need to call tomorrow after 1 and speak with Jill. She’s our director, and she could help you with that.

CALLER: Oh, okay. Well, does the judge ever say no though?

CLINIC: I don’t know. I don’t deal with that at all. She does.

CALLER: Okay. Well, the main reason why I’m worried about all this is because I haven’t had my period since January 3rd, and I’m just scared.

CLINIC: Okay. Yeah. The best bet is going to be to call Jill tomorrow so you can kind of get the ball rolling.

CALLER: Okay. Well, do you guys do pregnancy tests there?

CLINIC: Uh-huh, between 9:30 and 3:30 Tuesday through Friday.

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

CLINIC: No. You would need to make an appointment for that, and that’s $50.

CALLER: Oh, okay. But I could get birth control and you wouldn’t have to tell anybody?

CLINIC: No.

CALLER: Okay. It’s just me and my boyfriend don’t want a whole bunch of people to know about all this. We want birth control so we don’t have to worry about it.

CLINIC: Right.

CALLER: Are you guys like a Planned Parenthood place?

CLINIC: No. Okay?

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

CLINIC: I’m Karen. Or you could just wait until tomorrow and talk to Jill, and she could answer any questions that you have.

CALLER: Okay.

CLINIC: Okay?

CALLER: All right. Thank you.

CLINIC: All right. Bye bye.

CALLER: Bye.

***END***

#644 – Prince William Women’s Center in Manassas, VA

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PRINCE WILLIAM WOMEN’S CENTER
9380 FORESTWOOD LANE # B
MANASSAS, VA 20110
703-335-2779

TAPE – 644

(Dialing, phone ringing 2x)

CLINIC: Prince William Women’s Clinic. Can I help you?

CALLER: Hi. Yeah. Can you speak up any louder? I can barely hear you.

CLINIC: Oh, okay.

CALLER: Okay. That’s a lot better. What was your name again?

CLINIC: Yes. This is (unclear) Center. Dr. King’s office.

CALLER: Okay. Do you guys do abortions there?

CLINIC: Yes.

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

CLINIC: To be asleep, 400, and the local is 300.

CALLER: Okay. My friend told me that — I’m going to be 14 years old 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: You have to tell your mommy or your daddy.

CALLER: Oh. Well, I can’t tell them at all.

CLINIC: Yeah, but we can’t take you (unclear). The papers say you have to tell your mommy or your daddy.

CALLER: So there’s no way not to tell them?

CLINIC: (No response).

CALLER: Are you there?

CLINIC: You spoke before, no?

CALLER: Huh?

CLINIC: You speak before to somebody else? No.

CALLER: Well, no.

CLINIC: Oh, okay. (Unclear).

CALLER: I haven’t had my period since January 3rd, and I’m scared. Could I come in there for a pregnancy test?

CLINIC: A pregnancy test? You can come. (Unclear).

CALLER: Would anybody have to know about a pregnancy test though?

CLINIC: The pregnancy test, yes. We don’t have no (unclear).

CALLER: Okay. But does anybody have to know about a pregnancy test?

CLINIC: How old you say? Fourteen?

CALLER: I’ll be 14 on the 20th.

CLINIC: Fourteen years, right?

CALLER: Yeah.

CLINIC: If you want an examination you need to come with your mommy or your daddy together.

CALLER: Oh. But for the pregnancy test?

CLINIC: For the pregnancy test you can buy (unclear) or CVS.

CALLER: Oh, I just wasn’t sure if that was —

CLINIC: If you want to come here it’s $20 cash, the urine test.

CALLER: Well, let me call you back. What was your name?

CLINIC: Mary.

CALLER: Okay.

CLINIC: Okay?

CALLER: All right, thanks.

CLINIC: Bye bye.

CALLER: Bye.

***END***

#645 – Landmark Women’s Center in Alexandria, VA

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LANDMARK WOMEN’S CENTER
5130 DUKE ST. # 9
ALEXANDRIA, VA 22304
703-823-6500

TAPE – 645

(Dialing, phone ringing 2x)

CLINIC: (Unclear). Can I help you?

CALLER: Hi. Yeah. Can you speak up any louder? I can barely hear you.

CLINIC: Oh, okay.

CALLER: Okay. That’s a lot better. What was your name again?

CLINIC: Yes. This is (unclear) Center. Dr. King’s office.

CALLER: Okay. Do you guys do abortions there?

CLINIC: Yes.

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

CLINIC: To be asleep, 400, and the local is 300.

CALLER: Okay. My friend told me that — I’m going to be 14 years old 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: You have to tell your mommy or your daddy.

CALLER: Oh. Well, I can’t tell them at all.

CLINIC: Yeah, but we can’t take you (unclear). The papers say you have to tell your mommy or your daddy.

CALLER: So there’s no way not to tell them?

CLINIC: (No response).

CALLER: Are you there?

CLINIC: You spoke before, no?

CALLER: Huh?

CLINIC: You speak before to somebody else? No.

CALLER: Well, no.

CLINIC: Oh, okay. (Unclear).

CALLER: I haven’t had my period since January 3rd, and I’m scared. Could I come in there for a pregnancy test?

CLINIC: A pregnancy test? You can come. (Unclear).

CALLER: Would anybody have to know about a pregnancy test though?

CLINIC: The pregnancy test, yes. We don’t have no (unclear).

CALLER: Okay. But does anybody have to know about a pregnancy test?

CLINIC: How old you say? Fourteen?

CALLER: I’ll be 14 on the 20th.

CLINIC: Fourteen years, right?

CALLER: Yeah.

CLINIC: If you want an examination you need to come with your mommy or your daddy together.

CALLER: Oh. But for the pregnancy test?

CLINIC: For the pregnancy test you can buy (unclear) or CVS.

CALLER: Oh, I just wasn’t sure if that was —

CLINIC: If you want to come here it’s $20 cash, the urine test.

CALLER: Well, let me call you back. What was your name?

CLINIC: Mary.

CALLER: Okay.

CLINIC: Okay?

CALLER: All right, thanks.

CLINIC: Bye bye.

CALLER: Bye.

***END***

#646 – Commonwealth Women’s Center in Falls Church, VA

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COMMONWEALTH WOMEN’S CENTER
916 W. BROAD ST.
FALLS CHURCH, VA 22046
703-533-3700

TAPE – 646

(Dialing, phone ringing 2x)

CLINIC: Good morning, Commonwealth Women.

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

CLINIC: Yes, we do.

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

CLINIC: Locals, you’re awake during the procedure, $290; general, you’re asleep during the procedure, $475.

CALLER: Okay.

CLINIC: And that’s by appointment only.

CALLER: I’m just worried. My friend told me that since I’m going to be 14 later on this month, 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, ma’am.

CALLER: No?

CLINIC: No. We need parental notification. That means your parents have to come with you.

CALLER: Is there any way around that?

CLINIC: No, ma’am.

CALLER: Because I can’t tell them at all. If they found out — they know my boyfriend; they just don’t like him. But if they found out that we were having sex, I don’t know what they would do. They can’t find out at all.

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

CALLER: January 3rd.

CLINIC: We still need parental notification. It’s the law.

CALLER: Well, could I come in for a pregnancy test just to make sure?

CLINIC: You certainly can. We do —

CALLER: But would you have to tell my parents then?

CLINIC: No, ma’am. Urine pregnancy tests cost $5; blood tests cost $25.

CALLER: Okay. Well, my boyfriend and I were talking about all this, and we don’t want a whole bunch of people to know about us. He said he would pay for everything. But would he have to sign anything if he’s paying for everything?

CLINIC: No, he wouldn’t.

CALLER: Oh, okay. Well, if it ended up that I wasn’t pregnant, could I get birth control the same day?

CLINIC: You would have to set a GYN appointment with our nurse practitioner.

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

CLINIC: Only if you told them.

CALLER: Really? Okay. All right. So there’s no way that I wouldn’t be able to do this without my parents knowing?

CLINIC: For the termination your parents need to know.

CALLER: Well, what can I do?

CLINIC: I can’t advise you on that.

CALLER: Oh, all right. Well, if I had any other questions, could I call and talk to you? What was your name?

CLINIC: You can talk to anyone who answers the phone.

CALLER: Okay.

CLINIC: Okay?

CALLER: Well, are they as nice as you?

CLINIC: I believe so, yes. We have a nice group of people here.

CALLER: All right.

CLINIC: Okay?

CALLER: Okay.

CLINIC: All righty?

CALLER: Thanks.

CLINIC: Um-hmm. Bye bye.

CALLER: Bye.

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#527 – Planned Parenthood in Thief River Falls, MN

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PLANNED PARENTHOOD
309 LABREE AVE. N.
THIEF RIVER FALLS, MN 56701-2020
218-681-7585

TAPE – 527

(dialing sounds) (ringing 1X)

CLINIC: Planned Parenthood in Thief River. This is Marla.

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

CLINIC: No, we don’t.

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

CLINIC: I can give you a number in Fargo.

CALLER: Okay.

CLINIC: Hold on one second here. The number is 1-888-928-9009.

CALLER: Well, do you know — I’m just really worried that like — well I’m going to be 14 in March, and my friend told me that they would have to tell my parents I was getting an abortion. But my boyfriend’s 22. Is he old enough to take care of it and they wouldn’t have to tell anyone?

CLINIC: You need to call them and find out.

CALLER: Really?

CLINIC: Yep. They can explain everything to you.

CALLER: Okay.

CLINIC: I’m kind of thinking if you’re 14 you might have to.

CALLER: Really?

CLINIC: Um-hum.

CALLER: Well, okay.

CLINIC: You know, you need to –

CALLER: But my boyfriend’s 22. He’s not old enough to take care of that?

CLINIC: That’s got nothing to do with him. So — but call them. They can tell you.

CALLER: Okay. I’m just — well, could I come in there for a pregnancy test? I’m just really worried about all this because I haven’t had my period since like December 21st, and I’m scared.

CLINIC: Do you have any symptoms of pregnancy, do you think?

CALLER: I don’t — no. I just haven’t had my period for awhile.

CLINIC: Have you done a home preg test?

CALLER: No. I didn’t think that those were right.

CLINIC: Well, yeah, they’re — some of them are pretty accurate. But, yeah, are you a patient of ours?

CALLER: No.

CLINIC: Okay. When do you want to come do that?

CALLER: Well, when do you guys normally do it?

CLINIC: Are you from town here?

CALLER: Yeah.

CLINIC: Okay. Can you come up about 1:00?

CALLER: I think so. Maybe. I’d have to call my boyfriend to see. He’d be the only way I could get there. Would that be all right?

CLINIC: Yeah. Why don’t you let — call him. What’s your name?

CALLER: Christine.

CLINIC: With a K?

CALLER: A C-H.

CLINIC: And last name?

CALLER: Smith.

CLINIC: S-M-I-T-H.

CALLER: But would you have to tell anybody I was there for a pregnancy test?

CLINIC: Do I have to tell anybody?

CALLER: Yeah.

CLINIC: No. But I have to have your name so I can make a chart.

CALLER: Oh, okay.

CLINIC: But why don’t you find out from him, then let us know what time you can come?

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

CLINIC: Well, we can schedule an appointment to get going.

CALLER: Okay. It’s just, I don’t’ want to have to go through all this again.

CLINIC: I’ll bet. Okay, well, you get ahold of him and see if you can get in for the preg test.

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

CLINIC: Nope.

CALLER: Oh, okay.

CLINIC: No. That’s confidential.

CALLER: Okay. Well, what were you saying? I’m sorry.

CLINIC: I was just saying that if the test is positive, you’re going to need to call that Red River Women’s Health Clinic and get all the information you need from them, you know, on the laws and whatever needs to be done. But let’s do the first step first, okay?

CALLER: Are the laws any different there?

CLINIC: No.

CALLER: Really?

CLINIC: No. I’m not sure. I really don’t know. You know, we have the number, and we have their brochure, and I really don’t know much more about it than that.

CALLER: Well, what?

CLINIC: I don’t really know much more about it than that.

CALLER: Oh. Well, could I get a copy of the brochure when I’m in there?

CLINIC: Yep. Yep.

CALLER: Okay.

CLINIC: Sure can. Okay.

CALLER: Well, do I need to call you back with anything? What was your name?

CLINIC: I’m Marla.

CALLER: Okay.

CLINIC: Just call and let me know what time you can come.

CALLER: All right.

CLINIC: Okay?

CALLER: So I need to set up an appointment to come in for a pregnancy test?

CLINIC: Well, I’ve got you down for 1:00 right now.

CALLER: Oh, okay.

CLINIC: Okay?

CALLER: All right.

CLINIC: Bye.

CALLER: Thanks.

(phone clicks)

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