Abortion is the induced termination of a pregnancy. There are two types of abortion: chemical (medical) and surgical. Before deciding on having an abortion or on which type of abortion to have, it is important to educate yourself about the different procedures and the possible risks and complications that can be associated with each procedure. With full information you can make a healthy and informed decision.
Florida law requires that women wishing to receive an abortion must first have an ultrasound. This is to determine both the gestational age and viability of the pregnancy. In addition, if you are a minor living in Florida, it is state law that your parents or guardians must be notified before an abortion is performed.
Women’s Help Center offers medical-grade pregnancy tests and limited, non-diagnostic ultrasounds at no cost. Call one of our four centers to schedule a confidential appointment to speak with one of our client advocates.