Sometimes the state you live in, or where you are going to get the abortion might require parents or legal guardians to know about the procedure, or even consent for you to have an abortion. We help folks all the time however who cannot tell family members about their pregnancy, and need confidential help.
There are resources for you, to make sure you can legally and safely have your abortion completed. The ACLU Judicial Bypass team works with minors to complete their abortion. The ACLU explains that “a “judicial bypass” is when a judge gives an order that allows a minor to have an abortion without notifying an adult family member. The judicial bypass hearing is free, fast and confidential. You also have a right to a free lawyer.” You can reach out to the ACLU by visiting http://www.ilbypass.org/, and contact them by calling 877.442.9727, texting 312.560.6607, or emailing [email protected].