Listen to the Call:
EMW WOMEN’S SURGICAL CENTER
138 W. MARKET ST
LOUISVILLE, KY 40202
TAPE – 767
(Dialing, phone ringing 2x)
CLINIC: B&W Women’s Surgical Center.
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?
CALLER: I’m not really sure. How do you know?
CLINIC: When was your last period?
CALLER: January 3rd.
CLINIC: (Pause) This is March 7th, so that will put you between 9 to 10 weeks. It’s $600 for anything under 12 weeks plus an additional 60 if you have RH negative blood, which will be 660. It’s a two-day procedure. We take cash, Visa or Master Card, and we do not accept personal checks.
CALLER: Okay. Well, 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: By you being a minor, your parents would have to know, or either you would have to go through the judicial court system.
CALLER: Okay. What do I do for that?
CLINIC: Wait a minute. Hold on.
CLINIC: Okay. The judicial bypass number is 1-502-569-2880.
CALLER: Okay. Do I have to get a lawyer?
CLINIC: This is an attorney.
CALLER: Oh, okay. Does it cost anything?
CLINIC: I have no idea, baby. You just have to call and find out.
CALLER: Oh, okay.
CLINIC: All right.
CALLER: Well, do you know if the judges usually says it’s all right to do that?
CLINIC: I don’t know until you call and talk to her. I have no idea.
CALLER: Oh, okay. So say the judge says that it was all right and everything, what would I do then?
CLINIC: First you have to talk to her. I can’t tell you anything because I don’t know. Talk to her first.
CALLER: Okay. Do you guys do pregnancy tests there?
CLINIC: Yes. You have to bring the urine first thing in the morning. And we’re here. You have to bring it in around about 7:30.
CALLER: But would anybody have to know that I was getting a pregnancy test?
CLINIC: No. And it’s $5.
CALLER: Oh, okay. Well, we were talking about all this, and he said that he would pay for everything. But we don’t want anyone to know about us. Would he have to fill out any forms or anything?
CLINIC: Yes, you do when you come in.
CALLER: Would he have to fill out forms though?
CLINIC: You have papers that you fill out to have the surgery.
CALLER: But does my boyfriend’s name have to be on anything?
CALLER: Oh, okay. It’s just he doesn’t want anyone to know about him and me.
CLINIC: No. Everything’s confidential.
CLINIC: All right?
CALLER: All right.
CLINIC: You need to call her.
CALLER: When do you guys normally do the pregnancy test though?
CLINIC: I said first thing in the morning at 7:30 you have to bring that in.
CALLER: Everyday of the week?
CLINIC: You bring it in, the first urine specimen in the first thing in the morning. And then call back in about two or three hours, and we can give you the results of the test.
CALLER: Okay. If the pregnancy test came out that I wasn’t pregnant, do you guys have birth control there?
CALLER: Oh, okay. All right.
Well, I’ll call the lawyer and call you back. What was your name?
CLINIC: My name is Jackie.
CLINIC: All right.
CALLER: All right. Thanks.
CLINIC: Bye bye.