After HB 126, abortion access for all got worse, but young people were targeted in particular. Parental consent notifications and additional restrictions on getting out-of-state care are just the most recent roadblocks to getting care for young people in MO.
Judicial bypass, the process in which young people petition a judge to get an abortion without notifying their parents, exists to make abortion care discreet and anonymous for them. But all that depends on the county you’re in, creating yet another barrier to care.
NARAL Pro-Choice Missouri intern and Washington University student Ayda Oktem spent her summer with us studying how accessible the judicial bypass process actually is for those in each county. Join us to hear her findings on abortion access for young people and ask questions about accessing care.