Listen to the Call:
UTAH WOMEN’S CLINIC
515 S. 400 E.
SALT LAKE CITY, UT 84111
TAPE – 669
(Dialing, phone ringing 1x)
CLINIC: Utah Women’s Clinic.
CALLER: Hi. Yeah. I was calling to see if you guys do abortions there.
CLINIC: Yes, we do.
CALLER: Okay. Well, how much does that cost?
CLINIC: If you are under 12 weeks it’s 450.
CALLER: Well, how do you know how many weeks you are?
CLINIC: We start counting from the first day of your last menstrual period.
CALLER: Oh. Well, that was like January 3rd.
CLINIC: January 3rd?
CLINIC: Yeah, you’re under 12 weeks.
CALLER: The thing is, I’m going to be 14 later on this month, and my friend said 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: How old you are? I’m sorry.
CALLER: I’m 13. I’ll be 14 on the 20th.
CLINIC: We need to have one of your parents here.
CALLER: Oh, really?
CALLER: Is there any way not to have my parents there? I mean, I can’t tell them at all.
CLINIC: No. But if you want I can give you the phone number in other state. You can talk to them about it.
CALLER: In another state?
CLINIC: Yeah, because here in Junta you need to bring one of your parents with you. That’s a problem. So you want it?
CALLER: Yes, please.
CLINIC: Dr. (unclear) Ambrino (ph). The phone number is 1-775-827-0616. Let me give you in Colorado. It’s 1-800-535-1287.
CALLER: Could I come in there for a pregnancy test though?
CLINIC: Yeah, you can come to the clinic.
CALLER: Would you have to tell anybody then?
CLINIC: No, not for a pregnancy test.
CALLER: The thing is, me and my boyfriend were talking about all this, and he said that he would pay for everything, but we don’t want anybody to know about us. Would he have to sign anything if he was paying for the pregnancy test?
CLINIC: The pregnancy test is free.
CALLER: Oh, okay.
CLINIC: The abortion is the one you have to have one of the parents with you.
CALLER: Oh, okay. If it ended up that I wasn’t pregnant, could I get birth control there too?
CLINIC: Yeah, we can do that.
CALLER: Would you have to tell anybody about birth control though?
CALLER: Oh, okay. I can’t drive. Would my boyfriend be able to pick up the pills if I had birth control?
CLINIC: No, you need to come and see the doctor.
CALLER: Oh, okay.
CLINIC: Yeah, we make appointment to see the doctor. Probably they’ll be free for you, but you need to see the doctor.
CALLER: All right. I need to talk to my boyfriend and see if he had any questions. If I had any other questions, could I call and ask —
CLINIC: Just call me back, all right?
CALLER: What was your name?
CLINIC: Mariam (ph).
CLINIC: All right. Thank you. Bye bye.