Constance Caraway P.I. ~ Episode 123
…Constance’s “friend” Fanny is back home in Tallahassee working on a case referred to CCPI by attorney Moore…
“My name is Fanny Stanwick from Jacksonville and I have been referred to you by our family physician.”
“Always happy to help my fellow doctors, what is your situation?” Had he not just dealt with a Jacksonville teen not all that long ago? Must be a coincidence.
“It’s not me,” Fanny does not lie about that, but she is no more a mother than a bull moose. “My daughter Millicent has missed two cycles and we are afraid she may be with child.”
“Well she is only…….,” she makes up a number, “…. 14.”
“That is awfully young Mrs. Stanwick.”
“It is Miss Stanwick doctor.”
An unmarried mother has a pregnant teen; if that isn’t a recipe for disaster. If he had a dollar for every white girl that had come a beggin’ to end her pregnancy, he would be rich by now. But he is rich and he has gotten many a Caucasian parent off the embarrassment hook. But he is old and he is tired of risking his retirement doing something that the state of Florida has deemed a felony.
“I’m not accepting new patients, but I do have names of good doctors who do abortions, most of them are in South Carolina though,” he is trying not to overuse that Alpha Campbell over at Laura Bell Memorial Hospital in Tallahassee, but he sees a desperate mother’s big puppy eyes and relents. “There is a Doc Campbell; he is black, but very proficient in the field.”