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#521 – Central Ohio Women’s Center- Central Planned Parenthood in Delaware, OH

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DELAWARE, OH 43015-4708

TAPE – 521

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RECORDING: Thank you for calling Planned Parenthood of Central Ohio. If this is a medical emergency hang up and dial 911 or go to your nearest emergency room or urgent care facility. If you know the extension of the party you wish to reach, you may dial it now. For directory of extensions press 7. For information about family planning services, press 1. For information about methods of payment, press 2. For information about abortion services, press 4. If you are a current patient — (dial sound) Central Ohio Women’s Center, an affiliate of Planned Parenthood of Central Ohio, provides abortion up to 13 weeks counted from the first day of your last period. Patients may choose surgical abortion with either local anesthesia or intravenous sedation or medical abortion with the abortion medication methotrex. The state of Ohio requires a two-step process to obtain a legal abortion. The first step is called an education visit. At the appointment, the patient has an ultrasound examination to determine how far along she is in the pregnancy, has one tube of blood drawn and meets one-on-one with a staffmember to discuss her options and receive educational materials. The education visit can take up to two hours, so plan your time accordingly. The law requires a 24-hour waiting period between the education visit and the procedure. At the end of the education visit, you may choose to schedule the abortion procedure. We charge $325 for an abortion with local anesthesia, $425 for an abortion with IV sedation, and $450 for a medical abortion with minimum dosage. $100 must be paid at the time of the education visit. Payment must be made by money order or credit card. Discounts and payment plans are not available. If you are under the age of 18 and want to have an abortion without your parents consent, we can give you information about judicial bypass during your education visit. To schedule an education visit hang up and dial 614-222-3531, and press zero. Stay on the line to return to the main menu, or press zero to speak to a staffperson. (dial sound) One moment, please. (music) (ringing 3X)

CLINIC: This is Betty. How can I help you?

CALLER: Hi. Yeah. I was wondering if you guys do abortions there?

CLINIC: No, we don’t at this clinic.

CALLER: Oh. Well, do you know anybody that does?

CLINIC: Yeah, we do at our East Clinic. That’s 3211 East Main Street. You want me to transfer you out there?

CALLER: Well, no. I just wanted to ask some quick questions actually.

CLINIC: Okay, you need to call them, honey, because I can’t answer any of those questions.

CALLER: Oh, it’s just my friend told me to call and talk to you guys.

CLINIC: Okay, well, hold on and I’ll let you talk to them.

CALLER: All right.

CLINIC: Okay? Hold on.

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CLINIC: Planned Parenthood East. Megan speaking.

CALLER: Hi. Yeah. I was wondering if you guys do abortions there?

CLINIC: Yes, we do.

CALLER: Okay. Well, how much does that cost?

CLINIC: It goes anywhere from $325 to $450.

CALLER: Okay. Well, do you know — like I’m just really worried because like my friend told me that, well since I’m going to be like 14 in March 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 guys wouldn’t have to tell anybody about anything?

CLINIC: No. You’ll have to go get what’s called a judicial bypass.

CALLER: Okay. What is that?

CLINIC: You’re going to have to stand in front of a judge, and he’s going to ask you some questions, and you have to answer them, and then he’ll either grant or deny you permission.

CALLER: Okay. Does he usually grant it?

CLINIC: Yeah. I haven’t seen anybody yet that got denied.

CALLER: Oh, okay. Well, do I need like a lawyer for that though?


CALLER: Oh, really?



CLINIC: Okay? Did you want to schedule your education appointment?

CALLER: Well, I just was wondering — like the main reason why I’m worried about all this is because I haven’t had my period since like December 21. And I’m just scared.

CLINIC: Okay. You need to take a pregnancy test.

CALLER: Do I come in there for that?

CLINIC: You can if you would like.


CLINIC: But we only go to 12 weeks, 6 days.


CLINIC: Okay? So you’re pushing the border here.


CLINIC: Okay? So you’ll need to get in and get a pregnancy test and do your education quickly.

CALLER: Okay. Well, do you know, it’s just I can’t drive yet, but my boyfriend said he would bring me and take care of everything. Would that be all right if he pays for everything and was there with me?

CLINIC: Yes, that’s fine.

CALLER: Okay. It’s just we were talking about all this and we don’t want a whole bunch of people to know about us. Would you have to have him sign anything?


CALLER: Oh, okay.

CLINIC: No. He’s not going to sign anything. It’s going to be you and your judicial bypass.

CALLER: Oh, okay.


CALLER: All right.

CLINIC: You can walk in for a pregnancy test today until 4:00.

CALLER: Okay. Well, if it ended up that I wasn’t pregnant, could I get birth control there so that we don’t have to worry about all this again?

CLINIC: Yeah. We’ll give you all the information that you need to get you on birth control and stuff.



CALLER: If I was on birth control would you have to tell anybody though?

CLINIC: No, honey, no.


CLINIC: All right?

CALLER: All right.

CLINIC: All right.


CLINIC: Umm, bye.

CALLER: Thanks. Bye.

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