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Abortion Laws for Teens by State

Alabama to Montana

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Abortion laws for minors are different in each of the United States. Here is a listing of what laws each state has, current as of January 15, 2007:

Alabama

  • Requires parental consent - one parent.
  • Allows minor to bypass parent's consent by obtaining a court approval.
  • Allows abortion in medical emergency without parental consent.
  • Allows abortion in cases of abuse, assault, incest and neglect without parental consent.
Alaska
  • No policy in effect.
    **Minors can obtain an abortion without parental consent.
Arizona
  • Requires parental consent - one parent.
  • Allows minor to bypass parent's consent by obtaining a court approval.
  • Allows abortion in medical emergency without parental consent.
  • Allows abortion in cases of abuse, assault, incest and neglect without parental consent.
Arkansas
  • Requires parental consent - one parent.
  • Allows minor to bypass parent's consent by obtaining a court approval.
  • Allows abortion in medical emergency without parental consent.
  • Allows abortion in cases of abuse, assault, incest and neglect without parental consent.
California
  • No policy in effect.
    **Minors can obtain an abortion without parental consent.
Colorado
  • Requires parental notification, parents do not have to consent.
  • Allows minor to bypass parent by obtaining a court approval.
  • Allows abortion in medical emergency without parental consent.
Connecticut
  • No policy in effect.
    **Minors can obtain an abortion without parental consent.
Delaware
  • Requires parental notification, parents do not have to consent.
  • Allows minor to bypass parent by obtaining a court approval.
  • Allows minor to obtain consent from other relatives as an alternative to parents' consent.
  • Allows abortion in medical emergency without parental consent.
Florida
  • Requires parental notification, parents do not have to consent.
  • Allows minor to bypass parent by obtaining a court approval.
  • Allows abortion in medical emergency without parental consent.
Georgia
  • Requires parental notification, parents do not have to consent.
  • Allows minor to bypass parent by obtaining a court approval.
  • Allows abortion in medical emergency without parental consent.
Hawaii Idaho
  • No policy in effect.
    **Minors can obtain an abortion without parental consent.
Illinois
  • No policy in effect.
    **Minors can obtain an abortion without parental consent.
Indiana
  • Requires parental consent - one parent.
  • Allows minor to bypass parent's consent by obtaining a court approval.
  • Allows abortion in medical emergency without parental consent.
Iowa
  • Requires parental notification and parents have to consent.
  • Allows minor to bypass parent by obtaining a court approval.
  • Allows minor to obtain consent from other relatives as an alternative to parents' consent.
  • Allows abortion in medical emergency without parental consent.
  • Allows abortion in cases of abuse, assault, incest and neglect without parental consent.
Kansas
  • Requires parental notification and parents have to consent.
  • Allows minor to bypass parent by obtaining a court approval.
  • Allows abortion in medical emergency without parental consent.
  • Allows abortion in cases of abuse, assault, incest and neglect without parental consent.
Kentucky
  • Requires parental consent - one parent.
  • Allows minor to bypass parent's consent by obtaining a court approval.
  • Allows abortion in medical emergency without parental consent.
Louisiana
  • Requires parental consent - one parent.
  • Allows minor to bypass parent's consent by obtaining a court approval.
Maine
  • Requires parental notification and parents have to consent.
  • Allows minor to bypass parent by obtaining a court approval.
  • Allows minor to obtain consent from other relatives as an alternative to parents' consent.
Maryland
  • Requires parental notification and parents have to consent.
  • Allows minor to bypass parent by obtaining a court approval.
Massachusetts
  • Requires parental consent - one parent.
  • Allows minor to bypass parent's consent by obtaining a court approval.
Michigan
  • Requires parental consent - one parent.
  • Allows minor to bypass parent's consent by obtaining a court approval.
  • Allows abortion in medical emergency without parental consent.
Minnesota
  • Requires parental notification - both parents, parents do not have to consent.
  • Allows minor to bypass parent by obtaining a court approval.
  • Allows abortion in medical emergency without parental consent.
  • Allows abortion in cases of abuse, assault, incest and neglect without parental consent.
Mississippi
  • Requires parental consent - both parents.
  • Allows minor to bypass parent's consent by obtaining a court approval.
  • Allows abortion in medical emergency without parental consent.
Missouri
  • Requires parental consent - one parent.
  • Allows minor to bypass parent's consent by obtaining a court approval.
Montana
  • No policy in effect.
    **Minors can obtain an abortion without parental consent.

Nebraska to Wyoming

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