In some states, minors need the consent of their parents to receive an abortion. However, there is no state that requires the consent of parent to…

In some states, minors need the consent of their parents to receive an abortion. However, there is no state that requires the consent of parent to continue with pregnancy and conceive a child. Recently, a Texas teen won a case against her parents over her right to keep her baby. Her parents were trying to pressure her into getting an abortion. This youth’s parents allegedly prevented her from going to school and kept her confined at home as means to coerce her into getting the abortion. The courts ruled these actions were unconstitutional. The parents were ordered to refrain from any other coercion methods.


If you are a pregnant teen or know someone is experiencing the same things, remember that you have rights (depending on your state). If you want additional resources for pregnant teens, you check out this site which provides a list of resources.


– Dyanne

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  • Alexys

    I’m 16 going to turn 17 on the 22nd of April I don’t like being at home and it’s very difficult for me when I have a mother that hits, yell, talk about me, calls me names and etc I just want to move out and be happier without my mom I would love to live with my dad but I’m scared if my mom will call the police and say I’m a run a way because my dad is not on my birth certificate what can I do just to live with my dad?

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