Our site is run by volunteers and may not have the most up-to-date information. Please keep yourself informed on the state of abortion rights and access in Florida and across the country by checking sites like the Center for Reproductive Rights, the Guttmacher Institute, the ACLU of Florida, and Rewire News.
Check out some of the amazing resources shared by We Testify, an organization dedicated to the leadership and representation of people who have abortions:
Need Digital Security Best Practices?
Check out the Digital Defense Fund’s Abortion Privacy page.
Please keep in mind that our site is run by volunteers and may not have the most up-to-date information. Here are some basic best practices to avoid leaving a digital trail, according to The Washington Post:
- Limit Who You Tell – Your biggest risk factor is other people. Many cases against people who had abortions start with people they’ve told who report them to law enforcement.
- Be Judicious About What Information You Share with an ER or Dr’s Office – A miscarriage and a self-managed abortion using pills will look identical to most healthcare providers and require the same treatment.
- Chat on Secure, Encrypted Messaging Apps – When you do discuss your situation, use private messaging apps that use encryption: IMessage, WhatsApp, Signal are all end-to-end encrypted by default which means messages are obscured from everyone except the sender and receiver.
- Protect Your Devices – Someone with access to your physical device can view your messages whether or not they’re encrypted. Don’t turn your phone or laptop over to law enforcement without a warrant and turn off biometric logins (Face ID/ fingerprint).
- Browse the Internet Securely – There are two ways your browsing activity could put you at risk: someone seeing it on your device and someone obtaining it from tech or ad-tech companies. Always use incognito or private browsing mode on your browser. When choosing a browser, go with Safari, Firefox or Brave.
- Turn Off Location Sharing or Leave Your Phone Behind – Some apps collect your location throughout the day and night and share it with third parties, including data brokers who sell that data to whoever wants to pay. To truly obscure your location, the best thing to do is leave your phone at home or turn it off completely.
- Maximize Your Privacy Settings – To make sure your phone or social media signs are collecting as little data as possible, lock down your privacy settings.
- Avoid Period Tracking Apps – Trusting any app with sensitive medical information is a risk. Especially if it’s not covered by HIPAA requirements. Each period tracking app has different privacy practices and understanding the nuances can be tricky. A password protected spreadsheet or paper calendar will serve you better.
- Limit Where You Share Health Information – Your dentist or even your workout instructor may hand out forms asking whether you’re pregnant. If you’re not comfortable sharing, say so, and save that conversation for a doctor you trust.
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Under 18 & Need Abortion Care?
If your parents are out of the picture, abusive, don’t support you or if they’re afraid to sign official paperwork due to their documentation status or that of a family or household member, you can consider getting a judicial bypass from the court.
Need More Info?
Floridians for Reproductive Freedom has put together a page full of information and resources for young people seeking abortion care.
If/When/How offers free and confidential support for navigating the judicial bypass process in Florida and throughout the United States, as well as help with other abortion-related legal issues.
If you’ve decided to get abortion care without parental consent, you can get more information and DOWNLOAD THE FORMS YOU’LL NEED HERE.
You can also call or visit one of our clinics for more information:
BSSI Abortion Services
7777 North University Drive #102
Tamarac, FL 33321
East Cypress Women’s Center
962 East Cypress Creek Rd.
Fort Lauderdale, FL 33334
AASTRA Women’s Center
10 SW 44th Avenue
Plantation, FL 33317
When you call for your appointment, let the clinic know you would like help with funding and obtaining a judicial waiver, and they will contact us at the Broward Women’s Emergency Fund (BWEF).
If you don’t have a trusted adult to go to court with you, ask them to connect you to one of BWEF’s volunteers to accompany you to court.
Beware of Fake Clinics!
Whichever clinic you choose, please make sure it’s not a fake clinic! There are four times as many fake, anti-abortion, anti-birth control fake clinics than comprehensive reproductive healthcare providers. Check out our list of FAKE CLINICS IN BROWARD COUNTY.