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Restrictions on Young Women's Access to Abortion*


Parental Notice/Consent In Effect
Parental Notice/Consent Unenforceable/Not in Effect

28 states restrict young women's access to abortion by requiring parental consent: AL, AR, AZ, CA, ID, IN, KY, LA, MA, ME, MI, MO, MS, MT, NC, ND, NM, OH, OK, PA, RI, SC, TN, TX, UT, VA, WI, WY

2 of these laws are unconstitutional and unenforceable: CA, NM

21 states restrict young women's access to abortion by requiring parental notice: AK, CO, DE, FL, GA, IA, IL, KS, MD, MN, NE, NH, NJ, NV, OK, SD, TX, UT, VA, WV, WY

2 of these laws are unconstitutional and unenforceable and/or not in effect: NJ, NV

State STATE MANDATES CONSENT/NOTICE REQUIRED FROM Law is Unconstitutional and Unenforceable and/or Not in Effect
Parental Consent Parental Notice One Parent Two Parents
Alabama      
Alaska      
Arizona      
Arkansas      
California    
Colorado      
Connecticut          
Delaware      
District of Columbia          
Florida      
Georgia      
Hawaii          
Idaho      
Illinois      
Indiana      
Iowa      
Kansas      
Kentucky      
Louisiana      
Maine      
Maryland      
Massachusetts     1  
Michigan      
Minnesota      
Mississippi      
Missouri      
Montana      
Nebraska      
Nevada    
New Hampshire      
New Jersey    
New Mexico    
New York          
North Carolina      
North Dakota      
Ohio      
Oklahoma    
Oregon          
Pennsylvania      
Rhode Island      
South Carolina      
South Dakota      
Tennessee      
Texas    
Utah    
Vermont          
Virginia    
Washington          
West Virginia      
Wisconsin      
Wyoming    
Totals: 28 21 39 5 4
* Some states allow additional exceptions to these restrictions not included in this chart. Please refer to detailed summaries for this information.
1This statute requires two-parent consent, but a court has issued an order that the law be enforced as requiring the consent of one parent.

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