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ABORTION CONTRACEPTION CLINIC OF NEBRASKA
1002 W MISSION AVE
BELLEVUE, NE 68005
TAPE – 786
(Dialing, phone ringing 2x)
CLINIC: Abortion (Unclear), Mary speaking.
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 far along in the pregnancy are you?
CALLER: I’m not really sure. How do you know?
CLINIC: When was the first day of your last normal menstrual cycle?
CALLER: January 3rd.
CLINIC: January 3rd. So you’re just missing a period now then, right, or maybe last week?
CLINIC: So you would be considered — assuming that you weren’t pregnant before that or in some funky time — that you’d be only about five weeks from that date. Any procedure less than 11 weeks 6 days — with what you’re telling me you should be well less than that — it’s 320 for a local anesthetic, where they numb the cervix and you’re awake and you have menstrual like cramping. Or if you want IV sedation, which is like a twilight sleep, it’s an extra $50, making it 370. So you have a choice of local for 320 or IV sedation for 370.
CALLER: Okay. Well, my boyfriend said that he would pay for everything. 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, and he said he would take care of everything. But would you have to tell anybody?
CLINIC: No. Either your parents have to know or you have to go to — where are you calling from, what area?
CLINIC: Plattsmouth? Okay. That’s Cass County. You’d have to go to the courthouse in Cass County or the courthouse here in Sargent (?) County because we’re the only county that touches Cass County. I know Sargent does, and it’s also where we’re located at. And they can get what they call a judicial bypass. And the judge can give you an official letter saying you don’t have to tell your parents. All you have to do is act mature —
CALLER: Well, it is hard to get that?
CLINIC: No, not really. I’ve not really seen many people — most of the girls have no problem. Not really. The one in Sargent County, they only do theirs — if you go to Sarpet County, they only do them on Friday mornings. You have to be there right at 8:00. But I don’t know what Cass County does. You’d have to call Cass County and ask about judicial bypass.
CALLER: Well, how much does it cost for all that?
CLINIC: There’s no cost for judicial bypass, no.
CALLER: Oh, okay. Well, would you guys do a pregnancy test beforehand? I mean, I haven’t had one of those yet.
CLINIC: We do free pregnancy tests here even if you want to stop by and have a pregnancy test, so you may as well not worry. Maybe you’re not pregnant.
CALLER: When do you guys normally do them?
CLINIC: Pregnancy tests? The girls are here from 8 ’til 6, Monday through Fridays, usually 8 to 5 on Saturdays, and 12 to 5 on Sundays.
CALLER: So I could come in on Saturdays?
CLINIC: Yeah, and get a pregnancy test first and find out whether you have to worry or not. Okay?
CALLER: Well, if it ended up that I wasn’t pregnant, do you guys do birth control too?
CALLER: Well, how much does it cost for that?
CLINIC: When you first start on birth control pills, you should get a pap smear and stuff. So we can.
CALLER: Well, me and my boyfriend were talking about all this, and he said that he would pay for everything.
CLINIC: Okay. Well, getting a pap smear is $75. And we start you with some samples, and then we can give you a prescription for the rest of the year.
CALLER: If he was paying for everything, would he have to fill out any forms or anything?
CLINIC: You would have to fill the forms out. You can get birth control without parents knowing.
CALLER: Okay. So you’re sure that nobody would have to know about this?
CLINIC: Not for birth control. And if you need a abortion, you have to go to the judge, and that shouldn’t be a problem. But I can’t guarantee it won’t be. And their records, they can’t tell your parents. They’re field records, and they can’t tell them.
CALLER: So nobody would know about my boyfriend though?
CLINIC: About your boyfriend? No, we’re not going to tell anybody about your boyfriend (laughing).
CALLER: All right.
CLINIC: Bye bye.