Is Judicial Bypass for You?

So you’re under 18 and just found out you’re pregnant. You can’t tell your parent/guardian or know they won’t listen. Now what…

Here’s the law: In Louisiana, people younger than 18 need permission from a parent or legal guardian to get an abortion.

We know it’s not always that simple. It can be hard to get permission for all sorts of reasons. Maybe you don’t live with your guardian. Maybe you’re worried they’ll kick you out if they find out you’re pregnant.

That’s where the court comes in. A judge can help you ~bypass~ this law—that’s why it’s called judicial bypass. The judge will give you permission for an abortion instead of your parent/guardian.

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Judicial bypass may be your best option, and we’re here to guide you through it. We’re a group of specially trained attorneys and law students who will support you with free, nonjudgmental legal representation as well as general guidance. It’s your decision and we’re here to advocate for it. Click the image to be matched with an attorney and get started.

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