Listen to the Call:
46 SUTTLE ST
DURANGO, CO 81303-7947
970 / 259-4205
TAPE – 532
(dialing sounds) (ringing 1X)
CLINIC: Planned Parenthood Service Incorporation. This is Wendy.
CALLER: Hi. Yeah. I was wondering if you guys do abortions there?
CLINIC: We do.
CALLER: Oh. Well, how much does that cost?
CLINIC: Well, it depends on how pregnant you are. Up until the 11th week of pregnancy it’s $410. And then it goes up from there.
CALLER: Well, how do you know how pregnant you are?
CLINIC: First thing we do when you would come in would be an ultrasound, okay? I can give you an estimate based on your dates of your last period.
CALLER: Oh. Well, it was like December 21st.
CLINIC: Okay. Let me check for you here. 12/21. Hang on just a minute. 12/21. So it looks like right now somewhere between 9 and 10 weeks from your last period. Again, up until 11 weeks it’s $410. We take cash, credit cards and money orders. We don’t take personal checks.
CALLER: Oh, okay.
CLINIC: And our clinics, we do them one day a week. Next week’s is on Wednesday.
CALLER: Okay. Well, it’s just, the thing is, I’m really worried because like, well my friend said that since like I’m going to be — well I’ll be 14 in March, she said that you guys would have to tell my parents.
CLINIC: Oh, no. No.
CALLER: But my boyfriend’s 22. Is he old enough to take care of it and you wouldn’t have to tell anybody?
CLINIC: Well, you’re old enough. You’re old enough to take care of it. We don’t have to tell anybody.
CLINIC: It’s up to you. You know? I mean, that’s your business who you want to tell.
CALLER: Well, my boyfriend said that he would pay for anything, and we just — we were talking about all this, and we don’t want my parents to find out. Would he have to sign any papers or anything?
CLINIC: Nope. Nope. No. It’s your decision. Okay? He doesn’t have to sign for you. There’s nothing — you know, it’s — you could come by yourself and it would be fine.
CALLER: Oh. Well, he would be the only way I could get there. Would that be all right?
CLINIC: Yes. That’s fine. Sure. So what you would need to do is just make an appointment, okay? And we can do that now or you can call me back when you’ve talked with him, or whatever you want to do.
CALLER: Okay. Well, could I come in there and get a pregnancy test just to make sure?
CLINIC: Or you can buy one at the store. If you come in here, they’re $22. If you get one at the store they’re going to be less.
CALLER: Are they usually right though?
CALLER: Oh, okay. Well, we just don’t want anybody to know about all this. So you wouldn’t have to tell anybody if I came in there for a pregnancy test?
CALLER: Okay. Well, if it turned out that I wasn’t pregnant, could I get birth control there?
CALLER: It’s just, we don’t want to have to go through all this again.
CALLER: So — but if I was on birth control would you have to tell anybody?
CLINIC: Nope. No. It’s all your decision. It’s your choice. You’re old enough to have sex, you’re old enough to make those choices for yourself.
CALLER: All right. Well, so do I need to make an appointment to come in for a pregnancy test?
CLINIC: No. You can come in any time for that.
CALLER: Oh, okay, and then just go from there?
CALLER: All right.
CLINIC: All right?
CALLER: Okay. If I had any other questions could I call and talk to you?
CLINIC: Absolutely. My name’s Wendy.
CALLER: You’re Wendy? All right. Okay.
CLINIC: Bye bye.
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