Florida now requires parental notification and consent or judicial waiver to access abortion care if you are under 18. It’s ok, we know this can be scary, but you can get help. Not everyone can turn to their parents when facing an unplanned pregnancy. If you feel you can’t turn to one of your parents to sign official paperwork giving permission for you to have abortion care, you can get a judicial bypass, also called a judicial waiver or order.
If your parents are out of the picture, abusive, don’t support you or if they’re afraid to sign official paperwork due to their documentation status or that of a family or household member, you should consider getting a judicial bypass from the court.
Need More Info?
Floridians for Reproductive Freedom has put together a page full of information and resources for young people seeking abortion care.
Need to Talk to Someone?
Jane’s Due Process, an organization run by young people for young people seeking abortion care that’s based in Texas, is offering information and 1-on-1 support for anyone going through the judicial bypass process.
To contact Jane’s Due Process text or call their hotline at 866-999-5263
Need Info on Abortion Pills, Emergency Contraception or Birth Control?
Women Help Women is an international activist non-profit organization working on access to abortion that provides guidance on birth control, medication abortion care, emergency contraception and other important topics.
If you’ve decided to get abortion care without parental consent, you can get more information and DOWNLOAD THE FORMS YOU’LL NEED HERE.
You can also call or visit one of our clinics for more information:
BSSI Abortion Services
7777 North University Drive #102
Tamarac, FL 33321
East Cypress Women’s Center
962 East Cypress Creek Rd.
Fort Lauderdale, FL 33334
AASTRA Women’s Center
10 SW 44th Avenue
Plantation, FL 33317
When you call for your appointment, let the clinic know you would like help with funding and obtaining a judicial waiver, and they will contact us at the Broward Women’s Emergency Fund (BWEF).
If you don’t have a trusted adult to go to court with you, ask them to connect you to one of BWEF’s volunteers to accompany you to court.
Beware of Fake Clinics!
Whichever clinic you choose, please make sure it’s not a fake clinic! There are four times as many fake, anti-abortion, anti-birth control fake clinics than comprehensive reproductive healthcare providers. Check out our list of FAKE CLINICS IN BROWARD COUNTY.
Need Legal Help?
If/When/How offers free and confidential support for navigating the judicial bypass process in Florida and throughout the United States.
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