Under 18 and Need an Abortion?

We know getting your parents’ permission isn’t always an option.

We’re here for you and ready to help.

Judicial Bypass

We help minors in Texas with judicial bypass for abortion.

Pregnancy Resources

We want you to have the options and care that you need.

Prevention & Birth Control

You can get low-cost, confidential birth control even if you’re under 18.

Parenting & Adoption

If you decide to continue your pregnancy, you have rights as a parent.

School & Health Care

If you’re pregnant or parenting, you can stay in school and get health care.

Shelters & Abuse Resources

You deserve to have a safe place to live that’s free from abuse.

Find an abortion clinic

If you are seeking an abortion, it is important that you only go to a clinic that offers abortion services. Texas law requires you to get a sonogram or ultrasound and pregnancy options counseling at the same clinic where you will have your abortion. Call one of these clinics immediately to make your appointment.

Find a birth control clinic

Title X clinics provide affordable, confidential birth control, even if you’re under 18. These are the only clinics in Texas where minors can get birth control without a parent’s permission. Title X clinics provide subsidized care based on your income, which mean that your care may be at a reduced cost or free, depending on how much money you make.

Questions?

If you have questions about how to access abortion or birth control in Texas, we’re here to help. Here are a few of our most frequently asked questions.

If you have more questions or want to talk to someone about your situation, do not hesitate to contact our 24/7 phone and text hotline at 1-866-999-5263.

 

1. What is judicial bypass?

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 their parents. The judicial bypass procedure is entirely confidential. No one will know your name or that you filed an application. Read more.

2. Where can I get an abortion?

If you are seeking an abortion, it is important that you only go to a clinic that offers abortion services. Texas law requires you to get a sonogram or ultrasound and pregnancy options counseling at the same clinic where you will have your abortion. Call one of these clinics immediately to make your appointment. Find a clinic.

3. How do I pay for my abortion?

The cost of an abortion varies depending on how far along you are in your pregnancy and which abortion clinic you choose. The average cost of an abortion is around $500 in the first trimester, and will greatly increase to $850 or more in the second trimester. The earlier you are in your pregnancy, the less expensive the abortion will be. It is very important to make the appointment for your abortion as soon as you are certain that you want to terminate your pregnancy, as the cost will increase rapidly. If you are unable to pay for your abortion, there are many local and national funding networks that can help you. Learn more.

4. How far along can I get an abortion?

Texas law allows you to have a surgical abortion up to 20 weeks (5 months) into your pregnancy, unless you have severe health problems or there is a fetal abnormality. If you wish to have an abortion past 20 weeks, some states (like New Mexico) will allow you to have an abortion up to 24 weeks. Learn more.

5. How can I get birth control, even if I'm under 18?

Title X clinics provide affordable, confidential birth control, even if you’re under 18. These are the only clinics in Texas where minors can get birth control without a parent’s permission. Title X clinics provide subsidized care based on your income, which mean that your care may be at a reduced cost or free, depending on how much money you make. Find a clinic.

From the Blog

Meet Irma, Our Client Services Manager

Hi, I'm Irma Garcia, client services manager at Jane's Due Process. We help young people exercise their reproductive health rights, and I make sure they are able to overcome whatever socioeconomic barrier they face to get their abortion. I also provide emotional...

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About Jane's Due Process

Jane’s Due Process, Inc. is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization founded in 2001. Our mission is to ensure legal representation for pregnant and parenting minors in Texas.

We are one of the few organizations in the country dedicated to pregnant teens, and we’re considered a pioneer in delivering legal services to this population.

Testimonials

“My attorney was very helpful and supportive and made sure I understood all there was to the process. She also made sure that I felt comfortable, and that I was informed about the process.”

Jane, age 16

“At first I was going to do the abortion but I decided not to but I felt completely unjudged by my decision and I was offered help and resources. Talking to my case manager, our communications were really filled with love and super easy to understand each other.”

Jane, age 17

“I didn’t know there was this large a group of
people dedicated to helping women in my situation and it
was really nice to have so much support.”

Jane, age 17

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