The Detrimental Effects of...
Parental Consent Laws by: Lauren O'Driscoll
Parental Consent Laws lead teens to:
Get their parents permission before abortion
Increase heath risks and cost
Push back the abortion
First vs. Second trimester
First trimester abortions occur in the first 12 weeks of pregnancy.They cost about $480.
Second trimester abortions occer from the 13th-24th week. They cost about $1,500.
First and Second trimester costs
Unsafe abortions in the developing world contribute to 47,000 deaths per year.
Because Parental Consent Laws push back abortions, which can be fatal, only 20% of clinics offer second trimester abortions.
When parents restrict access, teens are forced into motherhood, can be school dropouts and cannot care for themselves or children.
When teens are forced to ask their parents for an abortion they often get kicked out or abused for wanting such a thing.
Photo by: David Hoffman
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*Donate to Planned Parenthood *Donate to National Association for the Repeal of Abortion Laws *Write a letter to your governor asking them to vote AGAINST Parental Consent Laws.