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DAYTON MEDICAL CENTER
1401 E. STROOP RD.
DAYTON, OH 45429
TAPE – 815
(Dialing, phone ringing 2x)
CLINIC: Women’s (unclear) Center. How can I help you?
CALLER: Hi. Yeah. I was calling to see if you guys do abortions there.
CLINIC: Yes, we do.
CALLER: Okay. Well, do you know how much it cost for that?
CLINIC: Yes, I do.
CALLER: How much?
CLINIC: That would depend on the length of pregnancy of the patient.
CALLER: Well, how do you know how pregnant you are?
CLINIC: You don’t know how pregnant you are?
CALLER: Well, no. I just haven’t had my period since January 15th, and I’m just really worried.
CLINIC: What was the first day of your last normal period?
CALLER: January 15th.
CLINIC: You haven’t taken a pregnancy test yet?
CLINIC: Okay. If you are pregnant, you would be about seven weeks. From 6 to 11 weeks, it’s $395.
CALLER: Well, I have another question, actually. I’m just kind of worried. I’m going to be 14 the 19th, 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: No. You’re either going to have to have parental consent or judicial bypass. Your boyfriend is 22, and you’re 14?
CALLER: Well, I’ll be 14 on the 19th.
CLINIC: You’re 13.
CLINIC: Oh. You either have to have parental consent or a judicial bypass.
CALLER: What’s a judicial bypass?
CLINIC: That’s something you would have to get with the court, the Montgomery County court. And if you tell them your boyfriend is 22 and you are 13, they’re not going to give it to you.
CALLER: So I shouldn’t say?
CLINIC: I wouldn’t. Because, actually, he could get arrested on the spot.
CALLER: Oh. Why?
CLINIC: Because you’re 13 and he’s 22.
CALLER: So he could go to jail?
CALLER: But he can’t go to jail. I mean, he’s the only that’s ever there for me. He can’t — I don’t know what I’d do if he wasn’t there.
CLINIC: Those are your options. I’ve got somebody on the other line.
CALLER: Well, how much does it cost for the judicial bypass?
CLINIC: It doesn’t cost anything for judicial bypass. It’s completely free.
CALLER: So I could come in there for a pregnancy test, and you wouldn’t have to tell anybody about that?
CLINIC: You just go ahead and take a home pregnancy test. They work just fine.
CALLER: So those are normally right?
CALLER: Well, if I got the judge to bypass, would you have to tell anybody about my boyfriend?
CLINIC: Would I have to?
CLINIC: No. This is a doctor’s office.
CALLER: Okay. Well, if it turned out that I wasn’t pregnant, could I get birth control there?
CALLER: Okay. Would I be able to get birth control anywhere?
CLINIC: Planned Parenthood.
CALLER: Oh, all right.
CLINIC: Thank you.
CALLER: Okay. Well, if I had any other questions, could I call and talk to you? What was your name?
CLINIC: I’m Jane.
CALLER: Okay. All right. Thanks.