Recent Legal Changes
15-Week Abortion Ban: Abortion care is still safe, legal, and accessible in Florida despite the recent Supreme Court ruling, but the state’s 15-week abortion ban is now in effect. Because of ongoing litigation, the status of the law may change quickly. Please be advised that Planned Parenthood will provide care pursuant to the law in effect on the day of your appointment.
24-Hour Mandatory Delay: A state law recently went into effect that requires a 24-hour mandatory waiting period for people seeking abortion care. That means abortion patients must appear in-person for two appointments at least 24 hours apart in order to comply with Florida law. There are limited exceptions, including exceptions for victims of rape, incest, domestic violence or human trafficking only if the patient provides documentation (police report, court order, or medical report). If a patient has had a miscarriage and there is no fetal heartbeat, that patient does not have to wait 24 hours or appear for two appointments.
Regardless of gestational age or medical complexity our Patient Navigators are here to help connect you with the care you need, even if you are over 15-week of pregnancy.
Teens Seeking Abortion Care
You have the right to decide to have an abortion if you are under 18. But Florida state law requires most young people under 18 to involve a parent or legal guardian in their decision. Click the button below for more information about parental consent and how to get a judicial bypass if you cannot safely get permission from your parents to have an abortion.
Because of these restrictions we are unable to schedule abortion appointments for minors online, please call us at 941-567-3800 to schedule your appointment.
Miscarriage, Fetal Anomaly and Demise Support
Fetal anomaly or demise is a life-changing experience, and different for everyone. Click the button below to see information about the services we provide and materials that other families have found helpful in their healing process.
We're here to give you the medically accurate information you need to decide what is best for you. If you are considering abortion, please note that Florida law requires for those seeking abortion to have one appointment 24 hour prior to the abortion. During first visit a health care professional at Planned Parenthood will:
Discuss all options concerning pregnancy
Answer any questions you may have
Explain abortion procedures and discuss possible risks
Discuss birth control methods
People who choose or are considering abortion may feel a range of emotions. We encourage you to talk to a trusted family member, partner, friend or mentor about your decision.
Abortion is a safe and legal way to end pregnancy. Abortions are very common. In fact, 3 out of 10 women in the U.S. have an abortion by the time they are 45 years old.
In addition to providing abortion services (both by pill and in-clinic ), we also offer pre- and post- abortion patient education, post-abortion follow-up exams, and sedation options. All services require an appointment, to which you must bring a valid photo ID.
We are committed to providing the information you need to make the decision that's right for you. Click here for more information about abortion.
Abortion Training Center
As experts in reproductive health care, we have established an Abortion Training Center where doctors and other health care professionals come from all over the country to learn how to provide high quality abortion care. Our board-certified physicians and clinicians provide the supervision and training. The care you receive as part of this program meets the highest standards and is supervised by our most experienced clinical staff. The pace of care in the training center can be slower, and you may spend more time in the center as a result. Call us at 407-246-1788 to schedule an appointment or learn more about the Abortion Training Center.