Listen to the Call:
FAMILY PLANNING INSTITUTE
601 S RANCHO DR # A5
LAS VEGAS, NV 89106
TAPE – 718
(Dialing, phone ringing)
CLINIC: Family Planning. Can I help you?
CALLER: Hi. Yeah. I was calling to see if you guys do abortions there.
CLINIC: Yes, we do.
CALLER: Okay. How much does it cost for that?
CLINIC: It depends on how far along you are in the pregnancy?
CALLER: How do you know how far along you are?
CLINIC: By an ultrasound.
CALLER: Oh, okay. Well, my last period was January 3rd. Does that make any difference?
CLINIC: I can give you around an estimate.
CLINIC: About eight weeks; $335.
CALLER: Okay. The thing is, I’m just kind of worried. I’m going to be 14 on the 19th, and my friend told me 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. Actually, you would have to come in and talk to somebody. You would need an adult. I should say, a guardian.
CALLER: What do you mean by that?
CLINIC: One of your parents.
CALLER: Oh. Well, is there any way not to have to tell my parents at all?
CLINIC: Unfortunately not. No.
CALLER: Oh. Well, what can I do? I mean, I can’t tell my parents at all. If they found out, I don’t know what they would do.
CLINIC: Right. Well, without that, we can’t.
CALLER: Oh. Okay.
CALLER: So you can’t do an abortion without my parents —
CALLER: All right. Well, could I come in for a pregnancy test just to make sure though?
CLINIC: Yeah, you can do that.
CALLER: Would you have to have anybody there for that?
CLINIC: For an abortion, you would.
CALLER: Well, for like a pregnancy test though.
CALLER: Oh, okay. So you don’t have to tell anybody that I’m getting a pregnancy test?
CLINIC: No. For an abortion, you do though.
CALLER: All right. If there was any way that I wasn’t pregnant, do you guys do birth control there?
CLINIC: Yes, we do.
CALLER: But would you have to tell anybody about that?
CLINIC: We would need a parental consent, yes.
CALLER: For birth control?
CALLER: Oh, okay. What time do you normally do the pregnancy test?
CLINIC: Up until 4:30.
CALLER: Well, do you do them —
CLINIC: Except for Sunday.
CALLER: All right. If I had any other questions, could I call and talk to you?
CLINIC: I’m sorry?
CALLER: If I had any other questions, could I call and talk to you? What was your name?
CLINIC: Actually, we would request that you call the nurse. And she’s only available on Saturday.
CALLER: Oh, okay.
CALLER: Well, could I talk to you if I had to schedule something else besides a pregnancy test?
CLINIC: Right, with a parental consent, yes.
CALLER: Yeah. So could I call you and —
CLINIC: You can talk to anybody here in this clinic.
CALLER: Oh, all right. Okay.
CLINIC: All right.
CLINIC: You’re welcome. Bye bye.