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Judicial Bypass

We help minors in Texas with judicial bypass for abortion.

A judicial bypass for abortion is an order from a judge that allows a minor to get an abortion without the notification or consent of her parents. If you would like to get a judicial bypass for an abortion, you must prove to the judge that you are mature and well-informed enough to consent to your own abortion, OR that it is not in your best interest to involve your parents.

If you think a judicial bypass is the best option for you, you can call our 24/7 hotline at 866-999-5263. We will match you with an attorney trained in judicial bypass cases who will help you for free. If you need help thinking about how to tell your parents about your decision to have an abortion, you can find advice on our blog.

The judicial bypass hearing is completely confidential. This means that no one will know your name, what you say during the hearing, or even that you filed an application.

Find An Abortion Clinic In Texas | Cómo encontrar una clínica

If you are seeking abortion services, it is important that go to one of the clinics listed on our website to receive pre-abortion services (sonogram/ultrasound and pregnancy options counseling). You must receive the ultrasound from the same clinic where you have the abortion. If a clinic offers you a sonogram/ultrasound and pregnancy options counseling but does not offer abortion services, you will have to re-do these steps at a clinic that does offer abortion services.

If you are concerned about paying for your abortion or finding transportation/lodging, visit this page to find organizations in your area that may be able to help you.

Texas law requires you to get a sonogram/ultrasound and pregnancy options counseling prior to getting an abortion. Call one of these clinics immediately to make your appointment for your sonogram/ultrasound and pregnancy options counseling.

advocates for youth

Too many already face barriers to abortion care, including restrictions, travel, and cost. We all need to become experts on how to get an abortion and how to connect other folks to abortion care. 
 

We need to:

  • Learn about self-managed abortion and become resources for those who need to know more about it

  • Become our own support network to help folks in our communities facing long travel get rides and housing.

  • Keep up the fight to ensure abortion is legal and available.
     

Youth activists are launching the Youth Abortion Support Collective (YouthASC), a nationwide network of young people committed to becoming expert resources on abortion and to making sure folks in our communities understand all the options and have the support they need.

Paxton

Our Youth are making a difference.  Please listen to Paxton Smith's Valedictorian Speech: https://www.npr.org/2021/06/03/1002831545/high-school-valedictorian-swaps-speech-to-speak-out-against-texas-new-abortion-l