Abortion Information
Jacksonville, FL

What Is Abortion?

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 Abortion Laws
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

Things to Consider before an Abortion

  • Am I Really Pregnant? And if so, is my pregnancy viable (living)? Is there a heartbeat? Am I at risk for a natural miscarriage?
  • Do you know what the laws in Florida are regarding abortion?


  • There are 2 things to verify before scheduling an abortion: a positive pregnancy and a viable pregnancy. At Women’s Care Center, we offer free lab-quality pregnancy tests to confirm your pregnancy. If you are pregnant, we will offer you a free ultrasound to confirm if your baby is viable (living) and is in the uterus (as opposed to a tubal pregnancy). You may be unaware that 20% of women experience natural miscarriage in the first trimester1 (first 12 weeks) of pregnancy, so an ultrasound is the first step prior to scheduling any medical procedure. Your risk can be best assessed through ultrasound.
Abortion Information 32099, 32201–32212, 32214–32241, 32244–32247, 32250, 32254–32260, 32266, 32267, 32277, 32290, 32246

Jacksonville is a city located on the Atlantic coast of Florida, the most populous city in the state, and is the largest city by area in the contiguous United States as of 2020.[8] It is the seat of Duval County,[9] with which the city government consolidated in 1968. Jacksonville straddles the St. Johns River in the First Coast region of northeast Florida, about 11 miles south of the Georgia state line and 350 miles (560 km) north of Miami.

What Is Abortion?

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 Abortion Laws

Recent changes to Florida abortion laws and the overturning of Roe v Wade can be confusing. If you have questions about the latest abortion laws, please do not hesitate to call Women’s Help Center.

You still have options if you are facing an unplanned pregnancy in Florida. At this time, abortion is legal in Florida until the 15th week of pregnancy, which is three months and three weeks after a woman’s first day of her last menstrual period (LMP). Abortion is illegal after that time unless carrying the pregnancy to term would result in severe injury or death to the mother or if her fetus has a fatal anomaly.

Additionally, Florida requires a 24-hour waiting period before an abortion can occur. The abortionist (or a referring physician) must confirm a fetus’ gestational age through ultrasound and inform the patient of the physical risks of both having an abortion and carrying the pregnancy to term. This must occur at least 24 hours before the abortion.

Abortion and Minors
Currently, Florida law requires that minors seeking an abortion notify at least one parent or legal guardian 48 hours before having an abortion and get consent from a parent. In lieu of that, the minor may pursue a judicial bypass.
Things to Consider before an Abortion

  • Am I Really Pregnant? And if so, is my pregnancy viable (living)? Is there a heartbeat? Am I at risk for a natural miscarriage?

  • Do you know what the laws in Florida are regarding abortion?

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.

Things to Consider before an Abortion

    • Am I Really Pregnant? And if so, is my pregnancy viable (living)? Is there a heartbeat? Am I at risk for a natural miscarriage?
    • Do you know what the laws in Florida are regarding abortion?

 

There are 2 things to verify before scheduling an abortion: a positive pregnancy and a viable pregnancy. At Women’s Care Center, we offer free lab-quality pregnancy tests to confirm your pregnancy. If you are pregnant, we will offer you a free ultrasound to confirm if your baby is viable (living) and is in the uterus (as opposed to a tubal pregnancy). You may be unaware that 20% of women experience natural miscarriage in the first trimester1 (first 12 weeks) of pregnancy, so an ultrasound is the first step prior to scheduling any medical procedure. Your risk can be best assessed through ultrasound.

Abortion Information 32099, 32201–32212, 32214–32241, 32244–32247, 32250, 32254–32260, 32266, 32267, 32277, 32290, 32246

Jacksonville is a city located on the Atlantic coast of Florida, the most populous city in the state, and is the largest city by area in the contiguous United States as of 2020.[8] It is the seat of Duval County,[9] with which the city government consolidated in 1968. Jacksonville straddles the St. Johns River in the First Coast region of northeast Florida, about 11 miles south of the Georgia state line and 350 miles (560 km) north of Miami.

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