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PENSACOLA MEDICAL SERVICES
4400 BAYOU BLVD. # 46
PENSACOLA, FL 32503
TAPE – 742
(Dialing, phone ringing 1x)
CLINIC: (Unclear) Medical Services. How may I help you?
CALLER: Hi. Yeah. I was calling to see if you guys do abortions there.
CLINIC: Yes, we do.
CALLER: How much does it cost for that?
CLINIC: How many weeks are you?
CALLER: I’m not really sure. How do you know?
CLINIC: By the first day of your last period.
CALLER: Well, that was January 3rd.
CLINIC: Okay. Hold one second.
CLINIC: Okay. At nine-plus weeks the procedure’s $350 if you’re positive blood type. And if you want IV sedation, it’s 425.
CALLER: The thing is, I’m going to be 14 later on this month, and my friend said that you guys would have to tell my parents. But my boyfriend’s 22. Is he old enough to take care of it, and you wouldn’t have to tell anybody?
CLINIC: You’re how old?
CALLER: I’m going to be 14 on the 19th of this month.
CLINIC: Okay. So you’re going to be 14. So you’re 13 right now?
CLINIC: Most likely, no. In the state of Florida you don’t have to have parent consent. But you’re not going to want him up here, because if he comes up here, the police officers would have to arrest him.
CLINIC: Because you have to show your i.d. When he comes in he has to show his i.d., and you have to show your i.d. to get in. And if they see the age on there, they could arrest him at that point.
CALLER: But I don’t have an i.d.
CLINIC: You’re going to have to get a picture i.d. from the Drivers License Bureau to be able to get into the building.
CALLER: So would it be better if he just dropped me off then?
CLINIC: Yeah, definitely. You don’t want to put him in that situation.
CLINIC: Now, the thing is, with you only being 13, there’s no guarantee we’ll be able to do the procedure. It will be based upon an examination of your cervix, to make sure that you’re built to where we can do the procedure at this point.
CALLER: Okay. I haven’t had a pregnancy test yet. Could I come in there and do that before?
CLINIC: We don’t offer that here. We no longer offer the free pregnancy test. But if you just go and get a pregnancy test, that way you can find out for sure if it’s positive.
CALLER: What kind should I get?
CLINIC: The EPT. EPT is in a purple and white box. And that’s the same ones we do offer here on procedure day.
CALLER: If it ended up that I wasn’t pregnant, could I get birth control from you guys?
CLINIC: Yes. You’d have to have a pap smear, but yes you can get birth control from us.
CALLER: Well, how much does it cost for a pap smear?
CLINIC: Seventy-five dollars.
CALLER: Okay. If I was coming in for an abortion and everything, how much should I bring?
CLINIC: Are you positive blood type?
CALLER: I’m not really sure.
CLINIC: It would be $390. Because of your age, if you haven’t had a pap done, I do recommend you having the IV sedation, which would be 465.
CALLER: Okay. So how much money should I tell my boyfriend to get?
CLINIC: 465 total.
CALLER: Do I need to make an appointment for that?
CLINIC: Well, go ahead and do that test, and then call us and let us know.
CALLER: Should I call you back? What was your name?
CLINIC: My name’s Glenda.
CALLER: All right.
CLINIC: Okay? Thanks. Bye.
CALLER: So —