FL saw 74,000 abortions in 2020, before Roe fell and the enactment of restrictions

Pro-abortion protesters gather in front of the Florida Supreme Court on May 3, 2022. Credit: Danielle J. Brown

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Florida reported more than 74,000 legal abortions among women aged 15-44 during 2020, according to new data from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

The numbers, the most recent available, provide a baseline against which to measure abortion restrictions enacted since the U.S. Supreme Court struck down Roe v. Wade in June. Those include a Florida law that bans on most abortions after 15-weeks’ gestation.

The data come from the federal Abortion Surveillance report, and cover most

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