Thirty states enforce laws that require an abortion provider to notify a parent or guardian before a minor can receive an abortion. Will these laws still be in effect if a girl comes in for RU-486?
Yes. These laws of notification and consent apply to any abortion, whether it is a surgical procedure or the newly available medical procedure using RU-486, also known as Mifepristone, Mifeprex, or the Early Option Pill.
Explainer thanks Vicki Saporta, executive director of the National Abortion Federation.