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WalflowersGIrl
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okay, i am asking this for future reference but anyways to start off i am 17 and i am sexually active. i just want to know if in the near future i happen to become pregnant and decide to get an abortion would i need a guardian because i am a minor?
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alaska
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Check out the following information at Planned Parenthood:

PP: What are the laws in my state regarding teens' access to abortion services?

PP: Laws Requiring Parental Consent or Notification for Minors' Abortions

Massachusetts has a law which makes consent of one parent necessary for an abortion for a pregnant teen who is a minor.
There is also a judicial bypass system in place to enable minors to get an abortion without parental consent.

You can contact your local Planned Parenthood for more details on how the law is dealt with in your state, and how you'd have to proceed if you ever needed an abortion.

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alaska
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You might also contact the National Abortion Federation at 1-800-772-9100 (from 9:30 am-5:30 pm, Eastern Standard Time) for abortion access information, and check out Who decides? A State-by-State Review of Abortion and Reproductive Rights from NARAL.

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