The short answer: Yes, abortion in Florida is legal up until the 15th week of pregnancy as long as:
Keep reading for more details on how late you can have an abortion in Florida, exceptions, parental consent, medicaid coverage, and more.
Surgical abortion in Florida is legal up until the 15th week of pregnancy (15 weeks after your last period),3, 4 except in cases where the abortion is necessary to save a mother’s life, prevent serious injury to the mother, or if the baby has a fatal abnormality.5
The abortion pill can be prescribed for women who are pregnant up to 10 weeks and is legal in Florida with a doctor’s prescription.6
Yes, abortions can be legal in Florida later than 15 weeks, if they are necessary to save the mother’s life, prevent serious injury to the mother, or if the baby has a fatal abnormality, even if the pregnancy is later than 15 weeks.7
Yes, Florida requires that women under 18 notify at least one parent or guardian 48 hours before an abortion and obtain consent from a parent OR get approval from a judge through a process known as judicial bypass.8
If you a teen and need help, we offer counseling that is 100% confidential. Notification of your parents is NOT required to receive counseling about your pregnancy options. One of our client advocates can meet with you to hear everything you’re facing and help walk you through what you need to know to make the decision that’s best for you. Click here for more information on our teen support.
If you have an unplanned pregnancy and aren’t sure what to do, we are here for you. First, it is important for you to know exactly how far along your pregnancy is, which can be determined by an ultrasound. A Woman’s Choice can provide you with an ultrasound at no cost, followed by a consultation with our clinic nurse who will help you understand where you are and what options you have remaining.
If you learn your pregnancy is outside Florida’s legal limits for abortion, we are still here for you. We will help you explore your options and provide you with resources and support for your decision.
A Woman’s Choice also offers support for those who carry through their pregnancy by providing free parenting classes, baby and maternity supplies, and other helpful resources.
Yes, PlanB (also called the morning after pill) is available over the counter in most drug stores. Plan B is not the same as the abortion pill and will not end an existing pregnancy. It is a form of emergency contraception that can prevent pregnancy if taken within 5 days of having sex.
No, medicaid will not cover abortions in Florida—whether the abortion pill or surgical procedures—with the exception of abortion in cases of life endangerment, rape or incest.9 Click here to learn more about the cost of abortion in Florida.
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Our clinic offers lab-quality urine pregnancy tests from licensed medical staff to confirm your pregancy.
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(4) This law is under legal debate but is currently effective. https://apnews.com/article/abortion-health-florida-government-and-politics-e8bdb85e6736085606ba2661c186a1d5
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