Let’s break it down. We’ll start with the basics—click here if you want more details.
What is Judicial Bypass?
Judicial Bypass is an alternative to the Louisiana Law that requires all minors (under 18) to have written permission from a parent or guardian to get an abortion. If your parent or guardian is unwilling or unavailable to discuss your pregnancy options, a judge can approve your abortion request. You’ll be able to meet with a judge in the parish where you live or the parish where you’ll have an abortion.
Before starting the process, let’s review your rights. These are important to know before going to court. This may feel stressful, but don’t forget that you are capable of making this decision and are always entitled to these rights.