For Teens

Are you afraid that you might be pregnant? LearnYourOptions can provide free, confidential pregnancy testing for you. You may be wondering, "Do I need my parents to get an abortion?" 

You may be feeling scared, alone and overwhelmed right now, but it is important for you to see if you are pregnant and IF you are, to learn all your options in a safe place where no one will pressure you or judge you.

Answers for Teens

You do not need to tell your parents that you are pregnant, but unless there is a really good reason NOT to tell them, you are going to need their help and support no matter what you choice you make. In Massachusetts, you must have your parents' consent to have an abortion if you are under 18. Without their permission, you will need to go before a judge to get a Judicial Bypass.

First, you must obtain a lawyer who will petition the court to let a judge decide whether he or she believes that you are mature enough to make a decision about ending your pregnancy without your parents' knowledge or consent. You will appear before the judge with your lawyer and the judge will make a decision and notify you within 3 to 5 business days.

No one, including your parents, can force you to have an abortion. The United States Supreme Court makes it clear that an abortion decision by a minor must be hers, that it must be free, independent, voluntary, and non-coerced (Belloti v. Baird 443 U.S.). Anyone who forces a teen to have an abortion can be reported and prosecuted for child abuse.

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Fall River Office

25 North Main Street
Fall River, MA 02721
Phone: 508-646-2665

Revere Office

97 Broadway
Revere, MA 02151
Phone: 781-284-8747

Boston, MA Area

Contact Us today if you believe you may need support for your unplanned pregnancy. offering free pregnancy testing, ultrasounds, and more.

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Greater Boston / Greater Lynn
Phone: 617-939-6634

LearnYourOptions is a non-profit organization providing free services and education enabling clients to make real choices concerning pregnancy, sexual health, and healing from past choices in a safe, non-judgmental environment.

LearnYourOptions does not offer prenatal care, adoption services, or perform abortions. All of our services are complimentary and confidential, so we do not benefit financially from any decision you make.