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Can my parents make me get an abortion?

By September 28, 2011 - 2:12pm
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I was just wondering if my parents can make me have an abortion, I am only 15 and I want to keep it but my parents are saying that im getting an abortion. I am pretty scared and just want to know. I thought it was between me and the babys father. Please let me know.
Thank You.

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At this time in the United States abortions are legal. However, for teenagers under the age of 18, the laws on abortions differ from state to state. In some states, parental permission is required before a girl under age 18 can have an abortion (however, sometimes a judge can excuse you from this law in a process called "Judicial Bypass"). In some states there may be a 24 hour waiting period from the time you speak to a counselor in a clinic or doctor's office, until the time of the procedure.
At www.essortment.com, you will find the teen abortion laws listed by state:http://www.essortment.com/teen-abortion-laws-united-states-50073.html
I beg you to consider the life long commitment you will be making to raise your unborn child. You are so very young, a child yourself. Please talk with a trusted counselor, your pediatrician, your parents, the baby's father and his parents to explore all options before making a final decision.


September 28, 2011 - 3:09pm
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