Can a Girl Take RU-486 Without Asking Her Parents?

Can a Girl Take RU-486 Without Asking Her Parents?

Can a Girl Take RU-486 Without Asking Her Parents?

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Oct. 2 2000 6:02 PM

Can a Girl Take RU-486 Without Asking Her Parents?

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?

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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.