Ensuring Legal Representation for Pregnant Minors in Texas
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Judicial Bypass
If you are a pregnant minor in Texas, Jane's Due Process is here to help you understand and exercise your legal rights.

You are not alone.

CALL our Legal Hotline:
1-866-WWW-JANE or 1-866-999-5263.

Or TEXT to 512-270-7190.


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If you are less than 20 weeks pregnant, you can legally have an abortion in the State of Texas. You can find more information about all Texas providers in our comprehensive list of Texas clinics.

If you are beyond 20 weeks, it is not legal to have an abortion in Texas. However, you will find information about clinics that you can travel to if you so wish.

About JDP

Founded in 2001, shortly after the Texas legislature first passed a parental involvement law for minors seeking abortions, Jane's Due Process is a nonprofit organization ensuring legal representation for pregnant minors in Texas. Our goal is to have every pregnant teen know that she has the right to seek legal help, to be treated with respect and sensitivity by those who work in the legal system, and to participate in legal proceedings where everyone is interested in following the law. We also help young women in their attempts to learn of their legal rights concerning dating violence, health care, emancipation, and educational opportunities. Jane's Due Process is a 501 (c) (3) nonprofit organization.

If you have questions after reading through this website, or want help in obtaining legal representation for yourself (the pregnant teenager) regarding a judicial bypass waiver, protective order or violation of your education rights, please call our toll-free statewide legal hotline at 1-866-www-jane (1-866-999-5263).

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"When I told my dad I was pregnant the first time and that I wanted to have an abortion,
he told me that it would never happen. He said that I needed to be punished.
He told me I would have the baby and that he would beat me for the next 7 days.
For 7 days, he beat me with his belt. After I moved out, he used to come by my house
and yell at me 'to get ready' as he took out his belt so he could 'punish' me more."

- 17 year old mother of 3 year old with a second pregnancy

"The last time (my father) hit me was when the phone rang at midnight (a few months
ago). He thought it was one of my friends. I was in my bed, and he started to hit me
with the phone until it tore out of the wall. But I didn't have to go to the hospital that time,
so it wasn't reported."

- 16 year old who reported that when she discovered she was pregnant she decided
not to return to her home, school, or job for fear her father would find her and beat her
for the pregnancy.

"My older sister got pregnant when she was 17. I was in the kitchen when she told my mother.
My mother pushed her against the wall, slapped her across the face, and then grabbed her by
the hair, pulled her through the living room out the front door and threw her off the porch. I don't
know where my sister is now. I'm considered the good daughter. But I know what my mother is
capable of."

- 16 year old living with a single mother



If you are a pregnant minor in Texas, Jane's Due Process is here to help you understand and exercise your legal rights. You are not alone. CALL Jane's Due Process' Legal Hotline: 1-866-WWW-JANE or 1-866-999-5263. Or TEXT to 512-270-7190.