With the recent overturning of 1973’s Roe Vs Wade, which made abortion a federally legal procedure, there is plenty of fear and concern about what is to come. We have seen plenty of information and misinformation being shared nationally. It is essential to understand that the overturning of the landmark decision has made the legality of abortion a state issue. This means that each state will create laws around abortion and other reproductive procedures, they will vary from state to state. If you are pregnant, wanting to hire a surrogate, or wanting to adopt, this is a confusing time.
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There is talk about what “might” happen in the coming months and all we can talk about is what is currently happening. To date, birth control is widely available in Florida. People concerned about the cost of condoms or other forms of birth control can seek out Planned Parenthood for access to affordable options. Your primary care provider can also discuss all your options to prevent an unwanted pregnancy. You do not need to worry about your access to birth control currently.
Abortion is still available in the state of Florida. There is a new law that makes a voluntary abortion after 15 weeks of gestation illegal that goes into effect on July 1, 2022. Let us be clear that if a woman is in medical danger or the fetus has a fatal abnormality, an abortion can be performed after 15 weeks. If you need assistance with early termination, All Women’s Health Centers has plenty of information and guidance they can provide. If you are unsure or scared to get an abortion, we can discuss with you the benefits of adoption.
Of course, adoption is readily available in the state of Florida. No matter what happens in the aftermath of the overturning of Roe Vs Wade, adoption is an option. We have years of experience with pregnant women and the adoption process. We take great care in ensuring the adoptive family is the right fit and that the birth mother is well cared for during the process. Our goal is to unite families that are meant to be together in a healthy, legal manner. We can answer all your questions about adoption, whether you are the birth parent or adoptive parent.
There is great concern over hormone therapy and in vitro fertilization (IVF). IVF, and sometimes hormone therapy, is an important part of the surrogacy process and people fear that it will be banned in the future. Currently, there is no legislation in the works to ban IVF in the state of Florida. We can still continue to help you find a surrogate or be a surrogate by following the laws in the state, which include a pre-birth order. Surrogacy is a wonderful way to have a child with the genetics you desire.
There is a lot of fear and misinformation being spread throughout various social media platforms and some news sites. It is understandable that so many people are worried about what will happen and what they can do. Our team is available to answer your questions regarding the legality of abortion, adoption, and surrogacy. We have years of experience working with the court system and understanding the laws. Contact us today so that we can assist you with your next steps and access viable resources.