Abortion Information
Southpoint-Deerwood, 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 in Southpoint-Deerwood, FL 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.
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 in Southpoint-Deerwood, FL

  • 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?
Women’s Help Center does not provide or refer for abortions.
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Southpoint is a commercial section of Jacksonville, Florida on the city’s Southside area, eight miles from Downtown. Southpoint is located in the fast-growing southeast quadrant of Jacksonville, along J. Turner Butler Boulevard, an expressway which serves as a major thoroughfare to and from the Jacksonville Beaches. Deerwood is a neighborhood in Jacksonville, Florida with a population of 12,083. Deerwood is in Duval County and is one of the best places to live in Florida.