Roe v. Wade Overturned: Separating Fact from Fiction: Since the overturning of Roe v. Wade, Americans have been scrambling to figure out the new abortion laws in their state. It’s time to figure out what’s legal in Florida and what isn’t.
Is Abortion Illegal in the Entire U.S.?
Abortion is still legal in most states, including Florida. When the court overturned Roe v. Wade, it assigned the question of abortion and abortion laws to each state. As a result, every state now has different laws and regulations.
Is Abortion Legal in Florida?
Yes. The new law bans abortion after 15 weeks and 0 days since the first day of your last menstrual period. Knowing your pregnancy’s gestational date (how far along you are) is essential. An ultrasound is a great way to find out, and we offer them at no cost.
Are There Any Exceptions to the Law?
Florida’s law prohibits abortion after 15 weeks and 0 days except if it’s necessary to save the pregnant woman’s life, prevent serious injury, or if the fetus has a fatal abnormality.
Will the State of Florida Pay for My Abortion?
Public funding for abortion is only available in cases of life endangerment. Most private insurance plans do not automatically cover abortion. Check with your insurance company to see if you have to pay out of pocket.
What Do I Have to Do Before I Get an Abortion in Florida?
Florida requires you to have an ultrasound scan before an abortion, and you must be given the opportunity to view the screen if you would like to. An ultrasound determines if there is a heartbeat, how far along you are, and the location of your pregnancy.
If you are under age 18, a parent or legal guardian must give you permission to get an abortion in our state.
No-Cost Confidential Ultrasounds
At Palm Beach Women’s Clinic, we offer no-cost ultrasounds and pregnancy testing. Even if you have taken an at-home pregnancy test, get the results verified with one of ours. They are over 99% accurate.
Schedule your no-cost appointment with Palm Beach Women’s Clinic. We have two convenient locations to serve you!