Florida’s abortion rate spikes post-Roe

Abortions surged in Florida after last year’s U.S. Supreme Court decision overturning Roe v. Wade that removed long-standing federal protections for the procedure.

Driving the news: Clinician-provided abortions in Florida increased by a total of 20,460 in the year after the ruling in Dobbs v. Jackson Women’s Health Organization, according to the Society of Family Planning’s #WeCount report.

Why it matters: Florida — which has a 15-week abortion law — has emerged as an “access point” for out-of-state patients in need of an abortion due to its close proximity to states with more restrictive abortion laws or outright bans….”

By Molly
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