Off-base abortions: Tricky, but possibleBy Teri WeaverStars and StripesPublished: April 22, 2007Guam clinic caters to servicemembersThere is at least one place in the Pacific to go for an abortion, a place where servicemembers can stay on base and sometimes even take a military flight, according to a physician who performs the procedures.The Guam Women’s Clinic has been open for more than two decades and about 10 percent of its business involves servicemembers or their dependents flying to the island to end their pregnancies, according to Dr. William Freeman, one of two doctors who perform abortions at the clinic.“They have family counseling units on the bases and they have our names available as well,” said Freeman, whose clinic advertises in Stars and Stripes.Military officials from bases throughout Korea and Japan declined to be interviewed for this story.At the Guam clinic, most of the military patients are enlisted troops rather than officers, Freeman said. But he added that the clientele runs the gamut and reflects the clinic’s overall patient population. Some women are married, some in their 40s, some in their teens.Freeman said he thinks the military community uses the clinic because of the cost. He said the clinic charges $760 for a first-trimester abortion.
A first trimester abortion less expensive than a root canal and crown. Speechless.
Yes, because the dentist has to make sure you are alive when he's done.
Business for Freeman has been bad lately. Most go to Griley's clinic. So Freeman has been beating the bushes on the bases and trying to get other business as a real ob-gyn. In 2014, he performed 50 of the "reported" 209 abortions. http://www.scribd.com/doc/258323155/Abortion-Report-for-Guam-2014#scribdAt about 800 bucks a pop, that's $40,000 in 2014 for abortions alone, and as he says that only represents 10% of his business, this guy is raking in $400,000. Not a bad gig. But $800 probably represents a "military discount."
However, given that the story is from 2007 when abortionists were not even turning in their reports as mandated by law, it's hard to say how many he was doing. Go to www.esperasa.org > abortion reports for more data.