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Abortions In Florida On The Decline

Last year, abortions in the state saw a 15-year high. But things are now moving in the opposite direction as abortions in the state have dropped, according to the Florida Agency for Health Care Administration.

In 2023, over 84,000 abortions took place in the state. As of July 1st of this year, there were only 36,221 abortion procedures. State officials say there could be a 14% reduction this year compared to 2023.

Pro-life groups point out the reductions can be contributed to Gov. Ron DeSantis and the GOP Legislature for approving a 15-week limit in 2022, followed by a 6-week abortion ban that was passed in 2023 that just went into effect on May 1st of this year.

The news is timely as Vote No On 4’ campaign (the abortion amendment) launched its multilingual campaign to defeat the amendment on the upcoming November ballot.

The group says the pro-choice community is trying to sell voters on Amendment 4 with “deceptive language.”

“Amendment 4 was deceptively written to allow abortions throughout the entire pregnancy, even when the baby can feel the pain of the procedure, and to make abortion the only medical procedure that can be performed on a minor without a parent’s consent,” said Vote No On 4 Florida President Dr. Mary J. O’Sullivan, Professor Emeritus of Obstetrics and Gynecology at the University of Miami Medical School.

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From Health News Florida ( here are counties with the most abortions. The numbers reflect county residents who had abortions, not necessarily the counties where abortions took place.

Miami-Dade County: 7,382

Broward County: 4,687

Hillsborough County: 3,199

Out-of-state residents: 2,928

Palm Beach County: 2,367

Orange County: 2,220

Duval County: 1,705

Pinellas County: 1,412

Polk County: 1,059

Lee County: 878

Pasco County: 557

Leon County: 552

Brevard County: 535

Osceola County: 531

Volusia County: 517

Seminole County: 497

St. Lucie County: 437

Manatee County: 436

Alachua County: 400

Marion County: 380

Lake County: 377

Collier County: 351

Sarasota County: 313

Clay County: 206

Indian River County: 180

St. Johns County: 168

Bay County: 164

Escambia County: 159

Hernando County: 152

Martin County: 125

Charlotte County: 112

Okaloosa County: 106

Flagler County: 103


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