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Teenage Abortion Laws


When you haven’t planned or prepared for a pregnancy this could be a very stressful time in your life. The laws are different for you as a teenager and that is why here at Eastland Women’s Clinic we are here to help guide you through the process.  Our team of experienced medical professionals will give you a clear understanding of the abortion process so you will have access to the care you deserve.

In the state of Michigan, Women under the age of 18 are required to obtain written parental consent OR receive a judicial bypass for an abortion.

What is a Judicial Bypass?   If a parent or the legal guardian is not available or refuses to give his or her consent, or if the minor elects not to seek the consent of a parent or the legal guardian, the minor may ask the court for a waiver of parental consent.

No need to worry, Eastland Women’s Clinic will guide you through this process free of charge. Our legal team is at your service at no charge to you and although this sounds like a scary process rest assured you will not be seen in a court room, this is usually handled in a private room in the court building.

If you have a Judicial Bypass, there is no charge to you for your abortion

If you would like more information, please come in or call us at 586-774-4190

If your parent or legal guardian are in agreement with your choice of abortion, then they need to be present the day of the procedure.

Michigan Law requires that the following documents be viewed at least 24 hours prior to your visit to Eastland Women’s Clinic. DON’T FORGET to print out the Informed Consent Confirmation Form once documents have been viewed.

  • A written summary of the abortion procedure she will undergo.
  • Depictions, illustrations or photographs of fetal development corresponding to the gestational age nearest the probable gestational age of the woman’s fetus.
  • Prenatal care information
  • Parenting information

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DON’T FORGET to print out the Informed Consent Confirmation Consent Form once documents have been viewed.