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Florida Abortion Laws

If you’re experiencing an unplanned pregnancy and considering all your options, it’s essential to educate yourself on the facts and the state law. Abortion in Florida is legal. However, there are certain restrictions on abortion procedures. Read below to find out current Florida law on who and how women may receive abortions.

As of July 1, 2022, a new bill bans abortions in Florida after 15 weeks. Abortions are completely banned after that time unless two physicians certify in writing that, in reasonable medical judgment, terminating the pregnancy is necessary to save the pregnant woman’s life.

A provider can also perform an abortion to avert a serious risk of substantial and irreversible physical impairment of a major bodily function of the woman “other than psychological,” or if the fetus has not achieved viability.

Before an abortion, if you are a minor living in Florida, it is a state law that your parents or guardians are notified first.

This law applies to women who wish to publicly fund the abortion costs and women using the Affordable Care Act for assistance. Women who pay extra to have additional benefits on their healthcare plan are an exception to this rule.

Otherwise, abortions must be paid for without financial assistance. Abortions can cost up to thousands of dollars, depending on how far along fetal development is and the type of procedure.

Women wishing to receive an abortion must have an ultrasound performed. Ultrasounds show the growth and development of a fetus and can help determine the gestational age of the pregnancy. Palm Beach Women’s Clinic offers no-cost confidential ultrasounds, so if you need an ultrasound, schedule an appointment with our helpful staff today.

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