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#333 – Planned Parenthood in Fort Collins, CO

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FORT COLLINS, CO 80521-3590
970 / 493-0281

TAPE – 333

(Dialing, phone ringing 1x)

CLINIC: Planned Parenthood. This is Sarah. Can I help you?

CALLER: Hi. Yeah. I was wondering if you guys do abortions there.

CLINIC: Yes, we do.

CALLER: Well, do you know how much that cost?

CLINIC: Between 5 and 11 weeks since your last normal period it’s $410.

CALLER: Well, my last period was December 14th.

CLINIC: Okay. It’s been about 10 weeks since your last period. And I’ll just give you the price bracket up from that. Between 12 and 13 weeks it’s $500. And if you’d like IV sedation during the abortion, that’s an additional 50. Okay?

CALLER: My friend told me that since I’ll be 14 in March that you guys have to tell my parents. But my boyfriend’s 22. Could he just say whatever needs to — could he just take care of that?

CLINIC: There’s no parental consent in this state or parental notification, so you don’t have to tell your parents.


CLINIC: Did you want to make an appointment?

CALLER: I have to call my boyfriend to see. But is it all right if he brings me?

CLINIC: Yeah, that’s fine. Yeah. If you like the IV sedation, you need to have somebody drive you. And you probably have to have somebody drive you period.

CALLER: Well, how do I know if I’m pregnant or not?

CLINIC: Have you taken a pregnancy test yet?


CLINIC: Okay. You could do a home test if you want to. Are you in town?


CLINIC: You are? Or you can come in here. It’s up to you.

CALLER: I’d rather come in there just to make sure I was getting it right.

CLINIC: Okay. Can you come in before 5 today?

CALLER: Well, not today.

CLINIC: Not today? Okay. Well, the reason I ask is because on Wednesdays we offer them for $5, and they’re 22 every other day. So they would be cheaper for you in the store. And they’re pretty accurate. You can just do one. If it comes out positive, that’s all the confirmation that you need.

CALLER: Oh, really?



CLINIC: So it’s up to you. I mean, if you want to come in here, that’s fine. But you’ll be paying a little bit more.

CALLER: What do I do after it’s positive?

CLINIC: And if you decide that you want to have an abortion, then you can give us a call. And we’ll just give you some information, get some information from you, and make an appointment for you. And we provide abortions on Tuesdays and Wednesdays.

CALLER: Okay. Well, if it wasn’t positive, do you guys do birth control?


CALLER: It’s just I don’t want to have to go through all this again.

CLINIC: Yeah, I don’t blame you.

CALLER: But if I was on birth control, would you guys have to tell anybody that I was?



CLINIC: Not at all.

CALLER: My boyfriend doesn’t want anybody to know.

CLINIC: Right. Okay. Yeah, that’s between you and your physician. It would be against the law for us to reveal that to anybody.

CALLER: Would it be all right if he picked it up? Because I don’t have any way to drive. I mean, I can’t drive.

CLINIC: Picking up monthly? Sure. You can leave us a note in your chart, and then he can do that.



CALLER: Okay. Is it all right if I call you back then?

CLINIC: Absolutely.

CALLER: Okay. Well, what was your name again?

CLINIC: My name is Sarah.

CALLER: All right.


CALLER: Thanks.

CLINIC: You’re welcome. Bye bye.