Listen to the Call:
OFFICES OF DR. HERBERT HODES
4840 COLLEGE BLVD.
SHAWNEE MISSION, KS 66211
TAPE – 751
(Dialing, phone ringing 1x)
CLINIC: Drs. Saudes (?) and Nauser (?). Can I help you?
CALLER: Hi. Yeah. I was calling to see if you guys do abortions there.
CLINIC: We do.
CALLER: Okay. Well, how much does it cost for that?
CLINIC: Do you have insurance?
CALLER: Well, no. My boyfriend said he would pay cash for everything.
CLINIC: Okay. Of course, it depends on how far along you are. The cash discount cost up to 12 weeks is $350 if you have a positive blood type; $450 if you have a negative.
CLINIC: Do you know information for greater than 12 weeks?
CALLER: Well, I don’t know. I just haven’t had my period since January 3rd.
CLINIC: Okay. What you need to do is, if it’s something you’re considering, you need to pick up the Kansas consent form. And you can either pick them up in our office or we can mail them to you.
CLINIC: Do you want us to do that?
CALLER: Well, I’d just come by your office and get it. But the thing 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.
CLINIC: Yes. Your parents would have to come with you.
CALLER: Well, my boyfriend’s 22. Is he old enough to take care of it?
CLINIC: No. It has to be a legal guardian. And they would have to bring a picture i.d. Can you hold just a second?
CALLER: All right.
RECORDING: — over the age of 18 have a gynecologic exam once every year.
CLINIC: You would have to have a legal guardian, and they have to have a picture i.d. If your names don’t match on the picture i.d.s, both of your names, then you have to bring a paper trail showing me why it’s not the same. Like if there’s been a divorce or a marriage or something showing me why your names don’t match.
CALLER: Well, I can’t tell my parents at all. Is there anything else that I could do so that they don’t find out?
CLINIC: You maybe can contact Comprehensive Health. Sometimes they can use the judicial bypass, but that’s nothing that our office can do. Okay?
CALLER: How do you do a judicial bypass?
CLINIC: I don’t know the whole procedure, but if you call them — do you want their number?
CALLER: Sure, yeah.
CLINIC: It’s 913-345-1400, and they may be able to help you.
CALLER: Can I come in there for a pregnancy test just to make sure I am pregnant?
CLINIC: You can go to either one of ours.
CALLER: But would you have to tell anybody then?
CALLER: Oh, okay. So I don’t need my parents to be there to get a pregnancy test?
CLINIC: Uh-uh. Okay?
CALLER: Well, how much does it cost for that?
CLINIC: Can you hold just a moment?
CALLER: All right.
CLINIC: Okay. It’s $10 cash for that.
CALLER: Okay. Well, if it turned out that I wasn’t pregnant, could I get birth control from you guys?
CLINIC: Not without your parents, but you can at Planned Parenthood, which is Comprehensive Health.
CALLER: Oh. So they wouldn’t have to tell anybody if I was on birth control?
CALLER: All right. Well, if I had any other questions, could I call and talk to you? What was your name?
CALLER: If I had any other questions, could I call and talk to you? What was your name?
CLINIC: Yeah. My name is Charlotte.
CALLER: All right. Thanks.
CLINIC: Uh-huh. Bye bye.