With the historic overruling of Roe v. Wade, lots of opinions have been shared online that can make it difficult to discern what is true and what’s false. There are people on both sides of the equation making claims that add to the confusion.
If you are facing an unexpected pregnancy in the state of Florida, read this article to understand how this affects you.
Myth #1: Abortion is now illegal in all 50 states
When Roe v. Wade was overturned, people began worrying that this banned all abortion access in all 50 states overnight.
However, it’s a bit more complex than that. Roe v. Wade in 1973 ruled that abortion was federally protected by the US Constitution in the “right to privacy” clause.
When Roe was struck down in the recent Supreme Court ruling, part of the decision was based on the fact that the Court found no legal standing in the Constitution for the right to an abortion. This means that the authority to decide abortion’s legality is now up to each of the 50 state legislatures.
Myth #2: Doctors will be prevented from providing life-saving healthcare to women
The recent ruling just affected abortion access. There are currently no laws that prevent healthcare providers from giving care to women with stillbirths, ectopic pregnancies, or natural miscarriages.
Women should be reassured they will have access to the care that they need.
Myth #3: Abortion is illegal in Florida
Abortion is currently legal for up to 15 weeks in the state of Florida. The state legislature has passed a bill trying to ban all abortions, however, this has been struck down by a Florida judge and will be battled in court.
In the meantime, abortion is legal up to 15 weeks gestation. The only exception to this is if a woman’s life is endangered by the pregnancy.
If you are facing an unplanned pregnancy and evaluating your options, the best first step is to schedule an ultrasound. At Eve’s Hope, we offer no-cost ultrasounds as well as other complimentary pregnancy services.
Our limited ultrasounds can help determine if the pregnancy is ectopic as well as how far along you are. Ectopic pregnancies are dangerous and should be treated immediately.
We are here to support and empower women facing unplanned pregnancies, so contact us today to make your appointment!