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Abortion Laws for Teens by State

Nebraska to Wyoming

By

Alabama to Montana

Nebraska

  • Requires parental notification and parents have to consent.
  • Allows minor to bypass parent by obtaining a court approval.
Nevada
  • No policy in effect.
    **Minors can obtain an abortion without parental consent.
New Hampshire
  • No policy in effect.
    **Minors can obtain an abortion without parental consent.
New Jersey
  • No policy in effect.
    **Minors can obtain an abortion without parental consent.
New Mexico
  • No policy in effect.
    **Minors can obtain an abortion without parental consent.
New York
  • No policy in effect.
    **Minors can obtain an abortion without parental consent.
North Carolina
  • Requires parental consent - one parent.
  • 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.
North Dakota
  • Requires parental consent - both parents.
  • Allows minor to bypass parent by obtaining a court approval.
  • Allows abortion in medical emergency without parental consent.
Ohio
  • Requires parental consent - one parent.
  • Allows minor to bypass parent by obtaining a court approval.
Oklahoma
  • 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.
Oregon
  • No policy in effect.
    **Minors can obtain an abortion without parental consent.
Pennsylvania
  • 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.
Rhode Island
  • Requires parental consent - one parent.
  • Allows minor to bypass parent by obtaining a court approval.
South Carolina
  • Requires parental consent - one parent.
  • 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.
South Dakota
  • 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 notification.
Tennessee
  • 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.
Texas
  • 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.
Utah
  • 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.
Vermont
  • No policy in effect.
    **Minors can obtain an abortion without parental consent.
Virginia
  • Requires parental consent - one parent.
  • 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.
Washington
  • No policy in effect.
    **Minors can obtain an abortion without parental consent.
West Virginia
  • 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.
Wisconsin
  • Requires parental consent - one parent.
  • 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.
Wyoming
  • 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.

All information contained in this article is current as of January 15, 2007.

Sources:
Guttmacher Institute
Cool Nurse

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