Safe, Private Abortion Care and Services in Jacksonville, FL
Private and individualized abortion care in Jacksonville, Florida
Jacksonville is one of the very few cities in Florida that provides women the option of obtaining a safe abortion procedure. Our dedicated medical doctors and full time medical support staff at Florida Women’s Center provide truly safe, comfortable and confidential abortions and abortion services. Our fully licensed and exceptionally experienced full time medical doctor has been assisting women by providing abortion care for over 20 years and we provide care to women who have made the choice to obtain abortion care in a dignified, personalized and professionally run, private and safe medical environment.
As an extremely private and personal decision, a woman’s right to reproductive freedom and personal choice is protected by our United States Constitution. We realize that beyond the emotional and often difficult decisions to terminate a pregnancy is the need and responsibility to provide women with the opportunity to have a safe surgical abortion or medically induced abortion in a professional and safe medical environment. We know and respect how difficult the decision to terminate a pregnancy can often be, and we are dedicated to provide you with information you may need to come to a decision that is right for you and your individual situation. Our goal to make sure women always have a safe facility and experienced pro-choice physician to go to when this decision is being made.
No one ever wants to be faced with the decision to have an abortion. We know this is true. Often we go through our life thinking “this will never happen to me.” But as a woman between the ages of 13–50 years old, it is likely that there will be a time in your life that you will be faced with an unplanned and even impossible unintended pregnancy. The chances that a woman in her reproductive years will elect to have an abortion is almost 1 out of every 2 sexually active women of reproductive age. For some women, the choice is very clear. For others, the choice can be more difficult. We recognize and support the fact that this is now about making a decision and choice that is right for you and your personal, individual situation at this time in your life. If you decide to terminate a pregnancy, we are here to help you safely transition through that decision with safety, comfort, and understanding.
Be assured that if you are making a decision to have an abortion, you are definitely not alone. The surgical abortion in the first trimester is now one of the most common procedures performed in the United States. Although women understandably keep their medical decisions private and personal, we want you to know that if you choose to have an abortion, our physicians and staff are here to assist you in every way we can.
Parental Notification Laws in Florida
In Florida, the State legislature has implemented and imposed a requirement that any patient under the age of 18 seeking a pregnancy termination who is not an emancipated adult must comply with what is called a parental notification statute before being able to obtain a pregnancy termination. As we have always requested that minors seeking medical care to bring a parent with her to her appointment even before this law was implemented, this simple requirement has never interfered with our ability to provide safe and immediate medical care of patients under the age of 18 years old, but in compliance with this statute, we remind minors and parents of minors under the age of 18 to please have a parent present with them at your appointment. Safety is always our highest and primary concern. For additional information, our friendly phone staff can assist you with the details of this requirement.