Listen to the Call:
WOMEN’S AID CLINIC
4751 W. TOUGHY AVE. #101
LINCOLNWOOD, IL 60646
TAPE – 757
(Dialing, phone ringing 4x)
CLINIC: McFay (ph) Clinic. Can I help you?
CALLER: Hi. Yeah. I was calling to see if you guys do abortions there.
CLINIC: Yes. Can you hold please?
CALLER: All right.
CLINIC: May I help you?
CALLER: Yeah. I was calling to ask questions about getting an abortion.
CALLER: Do you know how much they cost?
CLINIC: Are you a student or on public A?
CALLER: Well, I’m homeschooled.
CLINIC: Okay. It’s 320 to be asleep or 270 awake. And that’s from 6 to 12 weeks.
CALLER: My main thing I’m worried about 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. Could he just sign whatever it is, and you wouldn’t have to tell anybody?
CLINIC: Your boyfriend doesn’t have to sign for anything. You sign.
CALLER: Oh. So my parents don’t have to know?
CALLER: Really? Okay. Me and boyfriend were talking about all this, and he said he would pay for everything with cash. But we don’t want anyone to know about us. Would he have to sign any forms or anything?
CLINIC: No. You have to fill out your paperwork. Your boyfriend, all he has to do is pay.
CALLER: Okay. Do you guys do a pregnancy test there just to make sure?
CALLER: How much does it cost for that?
CLINIC: That’s free.
CALLER: Oh, really? Okay. When do you guys do pregnancy tests? How soon could I get that?
CLINIC: You can come Monday through Friday between 9 and 4.
CALLER: Do I need an appointment for that?
CALLER: Would it be all right if I came on my boyfriend’s lunch break?
CALLER: Would it be okay to come like during lunch, when my boyfriend gets off of work for lunch?
CLINIC: As long as it’s between 9 and 4.
CALLER: If it ended up that I wasn’t pregnant, could I get birth control from you guys?
CLINIC: Then you have to see a doctor, make an appointment to see the doctor.
CALLER: Okay. Well, how much does it cost for that?
CLINIC: It’s $85.
CALLER: But would you have to tell anybody if I was on birth control though?
CLINIC: No. No, we don’t tell anybody anything.
CALLER: Okay. I just wish I could talk to my mom like I’m talking to you, but she just doesn’t understand anything. If I had any other questions, could I call and talk to you? What was your name?
CLINIC: My name is Laurie.
CALLER: Okay. Is it all right if I come in tomorrow for a pregnancy test and birth control?
CLINIC: That’s fine. Well, not birth control. For birth control, you have to make an appointment ahead of time. Why don’t you come in for the pregnancy test, and then we’ll go from there.
CALLER: Okay. All right. Okay. Thanks.