If you are pregnant and considering abortion, A Woman’s Choice is a free community clinic offering safe, caring, and confidential education and medical testing 100% free of charge.

Why do I need an ultrasound if I want an abortion?

The abortion pill is available for women only up until 10 weeks of pregnancy (70 days since the start of your last period). Surgical abortion is legal up until the 15th week of pregnancy in Florida.*

Medical professionals determine how far along your pregnancy is by calculating the length of time since the first day of your last period and confirming it with an ultrasound.

The purpose of an ultrasound is to:

  • Detect fetal heartbeat 
  • Determine gestational age (how far along the pregnancy is)
  • Detect the location of the pregnancy (pregnancies that develop outside of the uterus, known as ectopic pregnancies, can be life-threatening)

If you are considering an abortion, then eligibility, type of abortion, and cost of the procedure are all determined by how far along you are. A consultative ultrasound will provide critical information about what options are available to you. Also, if signs of a possible miscarriage are detected during your ultrasound, you may not need an abortion.

The ultrasound is your best tool to gain medical information about your pregnancy in order to make an informed choice.

How can I get a free ultrasound?

When you have a positive pregnancy test at A Woman’s Choice, you may qualify for a free ultrasound. Before receiving an ultrasound, each patient will be assessed by a medical staff member to determine eligibility. An ultrasound may not necessarily be done on the same day as your initial appointment.

Please Note: the purpose of the ultrasound is not to determine gender; nor is the ultrasound provided for entertainment purposes.

When can I have an ultrasound?

Ultrasounds are scheduled according to how far along you are from the first day of your last period and may be scheduled if you have a positive pregnancy test at A Woman’s Choice.

Generally, ultrasounds are scheduled on a second appointment. However, depending on appointment availability, the medical staff will determine eligibility and if an ultrasound can be provided on the same day as your initial appointment.

What if the ultrasound shows its too late for me to get an abortion?

If you have an unplanned pregnancy and aren’t sure what to do, we are here for you. 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.

*For more information on abortion laws and requirements, visit our information page here: https://yourchoicelakeland.com/is-abortion-legal-in-florida/
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What Some of Our Clients Have to Say

Samantha Ogozaly
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They were very helpful and kind. I’d recommend to anyone looking for a pregnancy confirmation or guidance. Their programs are even amazing!
Shelby Griffith
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This place is amazing, a true blessing. Everyone on staffing is so kind. If it wasn't for the help I received I don't know what I would have done. Having the opportunity to take classes to learn more about how to care for my child and a class to build a stronger relationship as parents was great! I would and do highly recommend this place!!
Amber Sharp
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Loved the experience from the start! Very welcoming environment & heart warming customer service. Definitely recommend!
Tara Caldwell
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Super friendly and very informative. I thought it had a very homey, (warm, carring, supportive and safe) kind of feeling to it. The staff was extremely sweet and helpful.
Chelsea Woodington
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They offer free pregnancy tests (urine not blood) they DO offer programs that will help you if your test ends up coming back positive. They do speak about God, you don't have to believe in God to seek their help though. These women are good women and only want what's best for you and your little one 🙂
Alice Scott
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At A Woman's Choice in Lakeland my counselor in was awesome. She made me feel like she knew me for years. Everyone was very supportive and positive and I got all the help I needed. The counselors and nurses are very caring.
Nashley rowe
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One of the best services for women ! I wish more people knew about it . Everything is free and confidential all it takes is your participation !! I would recommend this clinic . These people actually care about you and they are volunteers they dont get paid to teach and share life experiences with you
Shannon Whitehurst
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I love this place went here for the classes and it helps out so much they are so caring and sweet my favorite volunteer is mrs.nancy! We connect and get carried away with talking lol.
Guera Rubio
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I always felt so welcomed their !
Jarreligoon gritz
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My wife and I have been going there for a year and the services is Excellent the women are nice and we have gotten free wipes, diapers, toys, clothes, bottles, cereal, tub, swing and more. We love it there and plan to keep going as long as we can.

What To Expect at A Woman's Choice

A Woman’s Choice does not provide or refer for abortions. We are a non-profit community organization that is here to offer counseling, education, and free testing to women facing unplanned pregnancies.

A Woman’s Choice does not prescribe the abortion pill or refer for abortions. We are a non-profit community organization that is here to offer counseling, education, and free testing to women facing unplanned pregnancies. Learn more about our organization here.

A Woman’s Choice is a free community resource clinic and we do not give out contraceptives or prescriptions of any kind. However, our nurses can provide valuable information about how they function and their effectiveness.

All of our services are confidential and private. When you arrive, you will be given a copy of our notice of privacy practices as outlined by federal law. We will hold in strict confidence all information provided, except as is required by law.

No. There is no age requirement to receive services at A Woman’s Choice, and parental notification or permission is not required. Your visit will be 100% confidential.

A Woman's Choice

1234 E Lime Street, Lakeland, FL 33801


Monday 10:00 am – 4:00 pm
Tuesday 10:00 am – 4:00 pm
Wednesday 10:00 am – 4:00 pm
Thursday 10:00 am – 7:00 pm
Friday 10:00 am – 2:00 pm