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Tennessee Law

Can Teenagers Have an Abortion in Tennessee Without Their Parents Knowing?
 
In Tennessee the answer is no, except in extraordinary situations. Tennessee law requires parental consent, except in cases where a judge has determined that the parents should not or could not be involved and has allowed for a Judicial Bypass due to these extreme circumstances. Planned Parenthood encourages teens to involve their parents or guardians in issues surrounding sexual activity and/or decision making, including options surrounding pregnancy.  If a teen needs to speak with someone regarding Judicial Bypass or has any other questions, they should contact one of our Health Centers

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