Listen to the Call:
WOMEN’S HEALTH CENTER
3900 BROADWAY # C
FORT MEYERS, FL 33901
TAPE – 819
(Dialing, phone ringing 1x)
CLINIC: Fort Myers (?) Women’s Health Center.
CALLER: Hi. Yeah. I was calling to see if you guys do abortions there.
CLINIC: We do.
CALLER: Oh, okay. Well, how much does it cost for that?
CLINIC: Between 6 up to 12 weeks of pregnancy, it’s $375.
CALLER: How do you know how many weeks you are?
CLINIC: We do an ultra sound on everybody. What’s the first date of your last normal period, ma’am?
CALLER: January 15th.
CLINIC: I can tell you approximately how far you are. Hold on.
CLINIC: Was that a normal period?
CLINIC: Right now you’re about eight weeks pregnant. And with the three medications you can fill them at our pharmacy here. It’s discounted. That would be a total of 405.
CLINIC: Do you want to set up an appointment?
CALLER: Well, I was actually wanting to ask — my friend told me that since I’m going to be 14 on the 19th, she said that you guys would have to tell my parents.
CLINIC: No, that’s not —
CALLER: But my boyfriend’s 22.
CLINIC: Be quiet and listen to me a minute. There is no law. You don’t have to tell your parents anything. Don’t believe what other people tell you.
CALLER: Well, my boyfriend’s 22. Is it okay if he —
CLINIC: You’re the patient. You do not have to be any certain age.
CALLER: Well, is it okay if he pays for everything though?
CLINIC: Yes, ma’am. You bring him with you.
CALLER: All right.
CLINIC: Do you want to set up a time or you want to call me back?
CALLER: Well, I’d have to call him and see. But I haven’t had a pregnancy test yet. Would you guys do that beforehand just to make sure.
CLINIC: We’ll do an ultra sound on you. Don’t do a pregnancy. We’ll take care of it.
CALLER: Well, when do you have appointments available?
CLINIC: This week I have Thursday and Friday opened in the morning at 8:30.
CALLER: Okay. Well, let me call my boyfriend and see. But if it turned out that I wasn’t pregnant, could I get birth control from you guys?
CLINIC: Not at that time. But we can get you set up with an ultra sound. If you’re not pregnant, then we’ll put you in our Family Planning clinic; it’s at a different time. And then we can get you on birth control.
CALLER: And you wouldn’t have to tell anybody if I was on birth control?
CALLER: All right. If I had any other questions, could I call and ask you? What was your name?
CLINIC: You can talk to anybody who’s here, honey.
CLINIC: All right?
CALLER: All right.
CLINIC: Thank you.