Many misconceptions are associated with the overturning of Roe v. Wade and how it has impacted abortion access and women’s rights. This post will help separate the facts from fiction regarding these misconceptions.
Is Abortion Now Illegal throughout the United States?
Abortion is not illegal everywhere in the United States. When Roe v. Wade was overturned, the Supreme Court turned the decision over to the states. Abortion access is now decided on a state level as each state chooses on behalf of its region, including here in Florida.
Just as politics, religion, and ideologies vary from state to state, moving forward, so will laws and regulations governing abortion. That is because the people of our state now speak for themselves on this matter.
Will Women Still Have a Voice?
Women still have a say in their beliefs, thoughts, and feelings. Like other laws and bills that are voted on, women can cast their ballots to vote for the change they want to see by electing representatives that speak for them.
Each state will now hold its elections on laws and delegates to speak for the people on the topic of abortion specifically. Therefore, rules will vary from state to state because there is always diversity among the voices of the people.
Will Women Receive Life-Saving Treatment for Pregnancy Complications?
The Florida Statutes clarifies termination of pregnancy will be provided when it becomes necessary “…to save the pregnant woman’s life or avert a serious risk of substantial and irreversible physical impairment of a major bodily function of the pregnant woman….”
Thus, this care is the responsibility of the health care staff and physicians, who are not to withhold any life-stabling treatment despite any state laws.
Instances that cause harm to a mother’s health are to be highly regarded, and her health is protected under Florida law so she can be given the care necessary to preserve life.
What Are Abortion Regulations in Florida?
The state of Florida has banned abortion after 15 weeks of gestation. The only reason a woman may receive an abortion is due to having a life-threatening diagnosis necessitating emergent medical intervention.
Who Can I Discuss All of My Options With?
This is a big decision; we’re here to help. Though we do not perform or refer for abortions at our Center, we can discuss all available options while providing care and support in a judgment-free environment.
Make a free and confidential appointment today. We take serving our clients very seriously, and here, you are our priority!