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Abortion in Duval County: More than 4,000 residents last year

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Andrew Harnik
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AP
A group of anti-abortion protesters pray in front of the U.S. Supreme Court on Wednesday, Dec. 1, 2021, as the court hears arguments in a case from Mississippi, where a 2018 law would ban abortions after 15 weeks of pregnancy.

The U.S. Supreme Court heard arguments Wednesday about a Mississippi law that would ban almost all abortions after 15 weeks of pregnancy. Florida had a reported 74,868 abortions in 2020, including more than 4,000 people from Duval County.

Here are counties that totaled the most abortions last year. The numbers reflect county residents who had abortions, not necessarily the counties where abortions took place.

  • Miami-Dade County: 14,539
  • Broward County: 9,910
  • Hillsborough County: 6,138
  • Palm Beach County: 5,648
  • Orange County: 5,210
  • Duval County: 4,095
  • Pinellas County: 3,011
  • Polk County: 1,895
  • Lee County: 1,880
  • Volusia County: 1,293
  • Brevard County: 1,215
  • Leon County: 1,191
  • Osceola County: 1,151
  • Pasco County: 1,111

Source: Florida Agency for Health Care Administration