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Texas abortion law shutting down court avenue for teens

The latest restrictions in Texas that essentially ban abortion past the six-week pregnancy mark...
The latest restrictions in Texas that essentially ban abortion past the six-week pregnancy mark have made it nearly impossible for teenagers to get an abortion without parental consent.(KY3)
Published: Oct. 15, 2021 at 11:03 AM CDT
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PHOENIX (AP) - The latest restrictions in Texas that essentially ban abortion past the six-week pregnancy mark have made it nearly impossible for teenagers to get an abortion without parental consent.

They can go to a judge to ask for permission if they do not want to ask their parents or if they live in foster care. But the process to go before a judge includes a required sonogram and setting a hearing can take weeks. By then, teenage girls are often past the six-week mark.

Out-of-state travel is costly and difficult.

And as other states set their own restrictions, those few avenues are getting shut off.

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