Facts About Abortion

Does everyone under 18 have to get a parent or guardian's consent?

Yes, unless you are "emancipated". That means that you are married, divorced, or widowed, or you have been "legally freed from the care, custody and control of your parents". If you have been married, you must bring a copy of your marriage license or divorce decrees with you to the abortion provider. The clinic is required to keep in their possession the original documents or a certified copy. If you are in foster care, you will probably have to get a judge’s consent.

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