Listen to the Call:
1776 E. SUNRISE BLVD.
FORT LAUDERDALE, FL 33304
TAPE – 765
(Dialing, phone ringing 2x)
CLINIC: Good morning. Medical Center.
CALLER: Hi. Yeah. I was calling to see if you guys do abortions there.
CLINIC: Yes, ma’am.
CALLER: How much does it cost for that?
CLINIC: 275 including all the medication.
CALLER: My main problem is I’m going to be 14 later on this month, and my friend told me that you guys would have to tell my parents. But my boyfriend’s 22.
CLINIC: That’s not true, honey. You say you’re going to be 14?
CLINIC: That’s not true. What was the first day of your last period?
CALLER: January 3rd.
CLINIC: No, you don’t have to have a parent, not in the state of Florida.
CALLER: Okay. Well, the thing is, my boyfriend said that he would pay for everything, but we don’t want anyone to know about us. But he’s 22. He could sign for whatever it is. But if he was signing for everything, would anyone have to know about him?
CLINIC: No, you don’t need (unclear) come with you. You want to come today?
CALLER: I’m not really sure. I was just wanting to ask questions really. Do you guys do a pregnancy test first just to make sure?
CLINIC: Uh-huh. Yeah, if you want to come through, a test is $10.
CALLER: Oh, okay. When do you guys do the pregnancy tests?
CLINIC: Monday through Friday from 9 to 4; Saturday, 9 to 5. So if you want to come anytime before 4 today, then you can do that.
CALLER: Oh, okay. Well, I have to call my boyfriend to see when he can get off work to take me. But if turned out that I wasn’t pregnant, could I get birth control there?
CLINIC: Yeah, you can get your birth control, Depo, whichever one you want.
CALLER: Well, how much does it cost for that?
CLINIC: With the birth control, it’s included with the termination fee.
CALLER: Well, if I wasn’t pregnant.
CLINIC: Then you pay $70 for a pap smear and get your birth control pills then. Now, if you prefer to get a depo, you get your pap smear. And we do your depo for $70.
CALLER: Okay. You just do them whenever or do I need to make an appointment to come in?
CLINIC: For a test you can just come in anytime.
CALLER: Oh, really?
CLINIC: Yeah. Before 4 on Monday through Friday, and Saturdays, 9 to 12.
CALLER: So let me call my boyfriend. Are you sure that no one has to know anything if I came in?
CLINIC: No, patients’ records is confidential.
CALLER: Oh, okay.
CLINIC: So just give me a call back after you call him.
CALLER: Okay. Well, I just wish I could talk to my mom like I’m talking to you. But if I had any other questions, could I call and talk to you? What was your name?
CLINIC: I’m Willie Mae. And then you can also talk to Cindy. You’ll feel comfortable talking to her.
CALLER: Oh, okay.
CLINIC: Just talk to Cindy though. She always have a good answer for you.
CLINIC: All right? So call us back.
CALLER: Okay, thank you.
CLINIC: You’re welcome.