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Updated August 1, 2022

The Supreme Court overturned Roe v. Wade, which means that states can now ban abortion. Some states have banned abortion or created lots of restrictions. But abortion is still legal in many states, and it's legal to go to a different state to get an abortion. Abortion is NOT banned nationwide.

Laws about abortion are changing very quickly — this page is updated often, but it may not have the newest information. You can find more information about laws in your state and how to get an abortion at abortionfinder.org.


If abortion is legal in your state, or if you're traveling to another state where abortion is legal, there may still be other laws that affect you if you're under 18. The exact rules are different in different places. Find information on your state below.

Some states say you have to get permission from a parent or older family member to have an abortion. Other states don’t make you get permission, but your parents will have to know that you’re getting an abortion. And some states don't have any laws about telling your parents or getting their permission.

If your state does have parental involement laws, you may be able to get a judge's permission to have an abortion without telling your parents. This is called "judicial bypass".

You’re not alone. If you’re pregnant and want to have an abortion, call your nearest Planned Parenthood health center as soon as possible. They can help explain the laws in your state, let you know what your options are, and give you tips on talking with your parents. You can also visit abortionfinder.org

Be careful to go to a real health center and not a crisis pregnancy center — these are fake clinics that don’t offer a full range of real health care, won’t give you honest information about your pregnancy options, and don’t have to follow privacy laws. Planned Parenthood or abortionfinder.org can help you find a trustworthy health care provider.

It's important to take action right away. Abortion is very safe, but there are more risks the longer you wait. If you need a judicial bypass, it can take a while to get through the process. There are also time limits on abortion in some states. And if you live in a state where abortion is illegal, you may have to go to another state to get an abortion, and it can take time to arrange travel. Planned Parenthood or another trusted abortion provider can explain your options and connect you with resources that may be able to help you make an appointment and pay for travel or other costs.


Alabama

Abortion is illegal in this state, with very limited exceptions. But you may be able to get an abortion in other states. You can find your nearest abortion provider at abortionfinder.org.

Alaska

No parental involvement requirement.

Arizona

Your state requires that one of your parents give permission for your abortion. A judge can excuse you from this requirement.

Arkansas

Abortion is illegal in this state, with very limited exceptions. But you may be able to get an abortion in other states. You can find your nearest abortion provider at abortionfinder.org.

California

No parental involvement requirement.

Colorado

Your state requires that one of your parents be told of your decision 48 hours before your abortion. A judge can excuse you from this requirement. If you do not live with your parents, but you live with a grandparent, or an adult aunt or uncle, the adult relative you live with may be told in place of your parents.

Connecticut

No parental involvement requirement.

Delaware

If you are under 16, your state requires that one of your parents, a grandparent or a mental health professional be told of your decision 24 hours before your abortion. A judge can excuse you from this requirement.

District of Columbia (Washington, D.C.)

No parental involvement requirement.

Florida

Your state requires that one of your parents be told of your decision 48 hours before your abortion and give permission for the abortion. A judge can excuse you from this requirement.

Georgia

Your state requires that one of your parents be told of your decision 24 hours before your abortion. A judge can excuse you from this requirement.

Hawaii

No parental involvement requirement.

Idaho

Your state requires that one of your parents give permission for your abortion. A judge can excuse you from this requirement.

Illinois

No parental involvement requirement.

Indiana

Your state requires that one of your parents give permission for your abortion. A judge can excuse you from this requirement, but the judge may notify your parent unless they believe that telling a parent would be harmful to you.

Iowa

Your state requires that one of your parents or a grandparent be told of your decision 48 hours before your abortion. A judge can excuse you from this requirement.

Kansas

Your state requires that both of your parents give permission for your abortion. If your parents are separated or divorced, only the parent with custody needs to give permission. A judge can excuse you from this requirement.

Kentucky

Your state requires that one of your parents give permission for your abortion. A judge can excuse you from this requirement.

Louisiana

Your state requires that one of your parents give permission for your abortion. A judge can excuse you from this requirement.

Maine

No parental involvement requirement.

Maryland

Your state requires that one of your parents be told of your decision before your abortion, unless you do not live with either parent and a reasonable effort to give notice is unsuccessful. A doctor can excuse you from this requirement.

Massachusetts

If you are under 16, your state requires that one of your parents give permission for your abortion.  A judge can excuse you from this requirement. Planned Parenthood in Massachusetts has specially trained staff who can help you obtain a judicial bypass.

Michigan

Your state requires that one of your parents give permission for your abortion. A judge can excuse you from this requirement.

Minnesota

No parental involvement requirement.

Mississippi

Abortion is illegal in this state, with very limited exceptions. But you may be able to get an abortion in other states. You can find your nearest abortion provider at abortionfinder.org.

Missouri

Abortion is illegal in this state, with very limited exceptions. But you may be able to get an abortion in other states. You can find your nearest abortion provider at abortionfinder.org.

Montana

If you are under 16, your state requires that one of your parents be told of your decision 48 hours before your abortion. A judge can excuse you from this requirement.

Nebraska

Your state requires that one of your parents give permission for your abortion. A judge can excuse you from this requirement.

Nevada

No parental involvement requirement.

New Hampshire

Your state requires that one of your parents be told of your decision 48 hours before your abortion. A judge can excuse you from this requirement.

New Jersey

No parental involvement requirement.

New Mexico

No parental involvement requirement.

New York

No parental involvement requirement.

North Carolina

Your state requires that one of your parents, or a grandparent with whom you have lived for at least six months immediately preceding the abortion, give permission for your abortion. A judge can excuse you from this requirement.

North Dakota

Your state requires that both of your parents give permission for your abortion. A judge can excuse you from this requirement.

Ohio

Your state requires that a parent or legal guardian give permission for your abortion. A judge can excuse you from this requirement.

Oklahoma

Abortion is illegal in this state, with very limited exceptions. But you may be able to get an abortion in other states. You can find your nearest abortion provider at abortionfinder.org.

Oregon

No parental involvement requirement.

Pennsylvania

Your state requires that one of your parents give permission for your abortion. A judge can excuse you from this requirement.

Rhode Island

Your state requires that one of your parents give permission for your abortion. A judge can excuse you from this requirement.

South Carolina

If you are under 17, your state requires that one of your parents or a grandparent give permission for your abortion. A judge can excuse you from this requirement.

South Dakota

Abortion is illegal in this state, with very limited exceptions. But you may be able to get an abortion in other states. You can find your nearest abortion provider at abortionfinder.org.

Tennessee

Your state requires that one of your parents give permission for your abortion. A judge can excuse you from this requirement.

Texas

Abortion is illegal in this state, with very limited exceptions. But you may be able to get an abortion in other states. You can find your nearest abortion provider at abortionfinder.org.

Utah

Your state requires that one of your parents give permission for your abortion, and separately that one parent is notified of your decision 24 hours before the abortion takes place. A judge can excuse you from the consent requirement.

Vermont

No parental involvement requirement.

Virginia

Your state requires that one of your parents or a grandparent or adult sibling with whom you live give permission for your abortion, and separately that one parent or a grandparent or adult sibling with whom you live be told of your decision 24 hours before the abortion takes place. A judge can excuse you from both of these requirements.

Washington

No parental involvement requirement.

West Virginia

Your state requires that one of your parents be told of your decision 48 hours before your abortion. A judge can excuse you from this requirement.

Wisconsin

Your state requires that one of your parents; a foster parent; a grandparent; or an aunt, uncle, or sibling who is at least 25 years old give permission for your abortion. A judge can excuse you from this requirement.

Wyoming

Your state requires that one of your parents be told of your decision 48 hours before your abortion and give permission for the abortion. A judge can excuse you from these requirements.

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